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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 11-12-2012, 05:16 PM
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Your thoughts on my new M10 coffee table? The one on the engine stand in the avatar.
No pistons or rods but it has crank cam and chain. Glass top and castors. Useable work in progress.
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:27 PM
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:30 AM
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:01 AM
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you left rusted pulleys and everything. an M10 table could be OK .. if it had some polished ITB's.
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:34 PM
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Useable work in progress.
I don't think the rusty pulleys "and everything" (whatever that means) are staying that way. Notice it's still on the engine stand, still being worked on.
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That's pretty awsome, I think the engine is rather clean, maybe wire wheel the rust

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Old 11-13-2012, 04:31 PM
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Thanks all, comments noted. The exhaust manifold is to be sand blasted and painted 'cast iron'. The pulleys will be satin black and clean in the belt groves. But it does hold up 6 (yes 6) coffee mugs.
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:35 PM
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:39 AM
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I like it when somebody brings out their autistic artistic nature
Is that your bed in the background ?
Surely this is not in your workshop a coffe table in the workshop is unheard of in Africa. a HUGE frdige yes
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:17 AM
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The car in the b/g is my daughter's Mustang. I live above my hobby workshop (no house for me) and have a MASSIVE fridge that has an auto ice maker and water chiller. The table will move upstairs when finished. Us aut - sorry - artistic types were trying for the 'that looks like it might start' look - not just the bare block. The fan clutch will replace the next failure - seemed like a useful place to store new stock.
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:02 AM
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The car in the b/g is my daughter's Mustang. I live above my hobby workshop (no house for me) and have a MASSIVE fridge that has an auto ice maker and water chiller. The table will move upstairs when finished. Us aut - sorry - artistic types were trying for the 'that looks like it might start' look - not just the bare block. The fan clutch will replace the next failure - seemed like a useful place to store new stock.
One day I will find an M70 at the LKQ on a half price holiday.

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Old 11-14-2012, 06:49 AM
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:05 AM
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Killer idea and I dig the execution

Icing on the cake would be an electric motor to drive the fan, so that you can use it as a regular house fan when
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:00 PM
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Love the block WITH pistons table. The idea of spinning the fan is a hoot. I have seen blocks on their end with a slot machined out and a car radio installed. Maybe for the corner of the workshop? What do you think Nick323?
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:52 AM
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I am not that much of an artistic person.
Since I also live on top of my workshop/dyno etc. I kinda want to forget my environment when I stagger upstairs- not from the fridge's content but from the workload
I LOVE the coice of beverage on top of that 12-pot
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