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« Reply #260 on: June 05, 2013, 11:36:11 PM »

An Iphone pic my sister took of my son and his new car, a 1991 BMW 328is (s I'm told is for lightweight sport version) mechanically and outside restored, we only have o finish the interior.  I''m not sure what makes a kid desire an old 150hp car when there are plenty of much more powerful V8's in the same or cheaper price category.  He's grinning ear to ear our entire drive back (we flew out from Illinois to LA to get a rust free version) and I must say it's smooth and runs very well.  So far were getting 31-33mpg.. not sure if that' good for this car.  The police are attracted to this car like white on rice.. so far I've been issued 2 warnings and him 3..  No tickets yet.

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« Reply #261 on: June 06, 2013, 02:35:20 AM »

Does this count as a vehicle?

Steampunk display in Oamaru, NZ
Apologies for the HDR-ish processing in advance - seemed to suit the unusual subject at the time....In hindsight, I am not sure ;D

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« Reply #262 on: June 06, 2013, 05:03:47 AM »

An Iphone pic my sister took of my son and his new car, a 1991 BMW 328is (s I'm told is for lightweight sport version) mechanically and outside restored, we only have o finish the interior.  I''m not sure what makes a kid desire an old 150hp car when there are plenty of much more powerful V8's in the same or cheaper price category.  He's grinning ear to ear our entire drive back (we flew out from Illinois to LA to get a rust free version) and I must say it's smooth and runs very well.  So far were getting 31-33mpg.. not sure if that' good for this car.  The police are attracted to this car like white on rice.. so far I've been issued 2 warnings and him 3..  No tickets yet.




It's a reversed manifestation of the American Dream, Steve: you guys fancy European rust and I drool over the idea of a '59 Coupe de Ville.

Beware the rear suspension of that Beemer; I'm told it's not the more stable sort found on later models... in other words, you can lose the tail quite easily, especially if it rains. Or so they say. Either way, take care, both of you. But it certainly looks very cool.

However, it isn't only BMW: I know a lawyer who sold a 911 because it was impossible in the wet. My bro'n'lo and his wife are both Merc fans - they have now dumped her SLK for a new A-Class because neither his Brabus nor her sports job were any good on ice or snow and the daughter wanted her FWD Corsa back! They should have learned to drive.

Thank goodness relative poverty has made me careful and I have a Fiesta. (Well, that's my face-saving story and I better stick to it.)

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« Reply #263 on: June 06, 2013, 02:16:37 PM »

An Iphone pic my sister took of my son and his new car, a 1991 BMW 328is (s I'm told is for lightweight sport version) mechanically and outside restored..

Steve, we only got the 328 motor in the later E36, not the E30 as pictured. BUT, we had a homegrown 155 kw 325iS called the "Shadowline" and later a homegrown 333i. I used to drool ( and still do) over a henna red one that lived in my street. That straight six's howl sends shivers down one's spine when at full tilt...

http://www.alpina-archive.com/?page_id=7678

http://www.alpina-archive.com/?page_id=7671&nmt=333i
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« Reply #264 on: June 07, 2013, 06:17:22 PM »


It's a reversed manifestation of the American Dream, Steve: you guys fancy European rust and I drool over the idea of a '59 Coupe de Ville.

Beware the rear suspension of that Beemer; I'm told it's not the more stable sort found on later models... in other words, you can lose the tail quite easily, especially if it rains. Or so they say. Either way, take care, both of you. But it certainly looks very cool.

However, it isn't only BMW: I know a lawyer who sold a 911 because it was impossible in the wet. My bro'n'lo and his wife are both Merc fans - they have now dumped her SLK for a new A-Class because neither his Brabus nor her sports job were any good on ice or snow and the daughter wanted her FWD Corsa back! They should have learned to drive.

Thank goodness relative poverty has made me careful and I have a Fiesta. (Well, that's my face-saving story and I better stick to it.)

;-)

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1.  We just like cars.  All of them.   We just returned home after a 2300 mile return trip and the car  ran like a top the entire time.  It also revealed it's personality in the form of a few rough edges we'll sort out as time goes on.

2.  I've heard of this..  Hopefully with the new springs, shocks, poly bushings, and lowering.. it will be a better performer.  The guy even added an M3 steering rack.  It handles somewhere between a car and a go kart.. :)

3.  After this trip I hope you don't mind sliding over and sharing your seat with me. :)
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« Reply #265 on: June 07, 2013, 06:22:05 PM »

Steve, we only got the 328 motor in the later E36, not the E30 as pictured. BUT, we had a homegrown 155 kw 325iS called the "Shadowline" and later a homegrown 333i. I used to drool ( and still do) over a henna red one that lived in my street. That straight six's howl sends shivers down one's spine when at full tilt...

http://www.alpina-archive.com/?page_id=7678

http://www.alpina-archive.com/?page_id=7671&nmt=333i


I'm surprised how smooth this engine is all the way and past redline.   It has one of those tuner car mufflers and tips that totally destroy the sound.. the drone on the highway is terrible.. exactly like a Cessna..
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« Reply #266 on: June 07, 2013, 06:58:22 PM »

1.  We just like cars.  All of them.   We just returned home after a 2300 mile return trip and the car  ran like a top the entire time.  It also revealed it's personality in the form of a few rough edges we'll sort out as time goes on.

2.  I've heard of this..  Hopefully with the new springs, shocks, poly bushings, and lowering.. it will be a better performer.  The guy even added an M3 steering rack.  It handles somewhere between a car and a go kart.. :)

3.  After this trip I hope you don't mind sliding over and sharing your seat with me. :)



No trouble at all, but in the meantime, try one of those air cushions for folks with medical conditions!

;-)

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« Reply #267 on: June 08, 2013, 12:27:02 AM »

A junk car.
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« Reply #268 on: June 08, 2013, 04:19:46 AM »

Steve, we only got the 328 motor in the later E36, not the E30 as pictured. BUT, we had a homegrown 155 kw 325iS called the "Shadowline" and later a homegrown 333i. I used to drool ( and still do) over a henna red one that lived in my street. That straight six's howl sends shivers down one's spine when at full tilt...

http://www.alpina-archive.com/?page_id=7678

http://www.alpina-archive.com/?page_id=7671&nmt=333i




The BMW that most captured my lust was the 850. Saw very few of them, and the single review I remember claimed that it steamed up badly inside and make vision pretty poor (which was one way in which my Escorts were similar to a Beemer early in the morning). Who cares? Who needs to drive it? Just dry-drool over it!

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« Reply #269 on: June 08, 2013, 10:12:07 AM »

The BMW that most captured my lust was the 850...

Funny taste you have, Rob. That was the car of choice for Russian mafia in the 90s.  ;)

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« Reply #270 on: June 08, 2013, 10:23:05 AM »

Funny taste you have, Rob. That was the car of choice for Russian mafia in the 90s.  ;)


Maybe it was too cold in Russia for the mist to be able to form inside?

Being an honourable man never meant you had no taste; being a capo dei capi meant you could indulge it. Whether you had it or not.

That makes a sort of natural sense, in a way.

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« Reply #271 on: June 08, 2013, 10:29:49 AM »

Maybe it was too cold in Russia for the mist to be able to form inside?...

No, it meant you had to scrap the ice from inside too :)

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« Reply #273 on: July 07, 2013, 06:41:49 PM »

Not sure if these should be here or in the CellPhone thread.  Distracted on the way to lunch and out with the iPhone5:

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« Reply #275 on: July 19, 2013, 03:37:36 PM »

Northwest Deuce Days show is this Sunday here in Victoria.  The last one was in 2010, IIRC.  Should be fun!

Here's a shot from the last one...


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« Reply #276 on: July 19, 2013, 05:53:16 PM »

Not sure if these should be here or in the CellPhone thread.  Distracted on the way to lunch and out with the iPhone5:




How come I missed this thread recently?

I saw a Ferrari sitting beside the boats yesterday and also today. Unfortunately, it's black and looks nothing. I didn't even withdraw the cellphone from my pocket.

Why the hell do people do this? If you want to be flamboyant, just friggin' do it! I don't know what's worse - yellow or black. Maybe a black body with a yellow roof?

;-(

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« Reply #277 on: July 19, 2013, 06:37:30 PM »

How come I missed this thread recently?

Rob,

You might also have missed one a little closer to your heart on the "Without Prejudice 2" thread.

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« Reply #278 on: July 20, 2013, 03:28:35 AM »

Rob,

You might also have missed one a little closer to your heart on the "Without Prejudice 2" thread.

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Aha, a little Southern Hemisphere horticulture, then!

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How do I get this person out of bed? The contrasts, attractions and possibilities of the southern life grow by the day!

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