Project 323 from the ashes...
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11-07-2012, 12:38 AM
Location: Windhoek, Namibia, Africa
Join Date: Jun 2012
Mein Auto: 323i E30 2-door
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It took months (at least thats what it felt like) to get this original 3-spoke recovered in genuine animal skin
Then I slipped in my completely rebuilt & upgraded front suspension
Of course I also replaced my front W-bearings.
The toothed ring is used so that I can build in a traction control in the future, should I wish to do so. I have done this before on other turbo cars; in when there is a difference between rear & front wheel speed (having a LSD helps) it tells the wastegate to drop the boost till traction is restored.
The PO must have been in posession of a hacksaw
Looking at the front springs, he must have also had access to a cutting torch
I used the stock-rate Bilstein springs all round.
I used B6 performance Bilstein shocks in all 4 corners to improve my ride without it scraping the road
I don't want to know what that thing below it is
Strangely Bilstein supplied the front shocks with boots, but not the rear
The rear has gone in, but still needs to be bolted up.
Look at the wire dangling in the upper left of the picture !
Sadly the car is full of those
I hope that I never get hold the "Electrician" who caused this...
10 more hours & I should be able to take this for a test drive
& then find out what father (or mother- to be gender equal) Christmas may bring me next
Don't take life too seriously; no one gets out alive !
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