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  • Eight-Nine_M3
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    This is incredible. It's like watching a movie. Thanks for documenting.

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  • dudley123
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    PIC HEAVY!

    VAC/ATI Damper showed up! now to figure out how to change it out on the engine stand :/


    Replaced the Oil Filter Valve/Seal



    Started to toss on the TB's and Accessories onto the motor!








    Fresh Mounts & Vapor-Honed HeatShield



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  • dudley123
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    Due for an update! I was able to finish off the engine harness. The Raychem and ATUM heat-shrink worked great for the replacement "Trunk" at the firewall.

    Sensor leads separated by labels and zipties so I knew where the existing joints and shrink ended.



    Fabric wrap underneath the trunk/shrink


    6:1 shrink ratio, gives us a very thick sidewall to mimic the harness elephant trunk that runs under the intake manifold.




    Gives us this!



    Trimmed the ends up and was able to have Blue and Brown connectors as BMW only sells them in black. TE/Tyco sells them in the colors you want



    New Terminals


    Aaaaand I went ahead and labeled everything.. I know this isn't "OEM" but damnit I was on a roll. LOL





    Finished Product

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  • dudley123
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    Originally posted by JZM3 View Post
    Build threads are the best!
    I love them! Shame that you don't see many anymore but I never get tired of watching the process.

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  • JZM3
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    Build threads are the best!

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  • babarabus
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    Car is looking great!

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  • babarabus
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    Originally posted by Mick View Post
    Thanks. How are you guys checking the inventory?
    I worked for BMW for 20 years so there’s contacts, but any dealer can tell you stock level then also if you email bmw classic with a part you’re trying to find they can tell you about a status. For exempt those window guides, they knew they were in production and what the eta was, dealers don’t know that

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  • dudley123
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    Stopped up to the guys at JMI last week. Insides of panels were sprayed! Exciting to see the first coats of color going down.











    Blocking the body once more before color goes down!






    Heatshrink arrives tomorrow just in time for a rainy weekend so I'll try to get out into the garage and make some progress on the harness.

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  • dudley123
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    With the car away, I turned to the engine harness. Many connectors were in good shape but the wire tubing and "heatshrink" turned to hard concrete encase many of the wires.
    Many seem to simply re-wrap their harness in fabric tape but I feel it needed more attention.


    Went out in the Sun which help loosen things up and off the old Tessa tape comes..


    All new 2, 3, 5 way JPT plugs & terminals were sourced along with OEM boots. Will be using 1/8, 1/4 and 1/2" DR25 heatshrink along with 4:1 ATUM adhesive lined shrink on transitions and as added stress-relief at junctions and plugs. I will wrap a portion of the harness in Tessa once complete but this should look better and last much longer.


    Goodbye Old shrink


    Laid out for surgery





    All depinned!


    Stripped to the Firewall Elephant boot.. Salvaging the top section with the Rest receiving DR25 down to each OEM connector.

    This isn't going to work....





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  • dudley123
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    Originally posted by Mick View Post
    Thanks. How are you guys checking the inventory?
    I just call my bmw parts dealer and they have insight into stock levels in US and Germany

    Apparently there's 1100+ Drivers side window guides in Germany with an "ETA" of the 4/30 for the passenger sides.

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  • Mick
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    Thanks. How are you guys checking the inventory?

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  • dudley123
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    Originally posted by Mick View Post
    Where did you find the elusive rain gutter trim? I had to source them used last fall. They had been NLA for a long time as far as I knew.
    065 and 066 are available. 2 of each side left in the US

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  • dudley123
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    Originally posted by babarabus View Post

    The front door window guide seals have been unavailable for a long time, BMW AG just got 1000 of the drivers side ending 781 in stock and they are due to get the passenger side 782 tomorrow so if you have not already, order them as I believe a lot of them are allocated already. I ordered a set as its one part for my resto I have struggled to find anywhere.
    Edited.. Thank you for the heads up! I didn't have those on the parts list but will grab them now

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  • babarabus
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    Originally posted by dudley123 View Post

    Will follow-up once I get her on the road! Will be uploading a few pics shortly but the paint is coming along great!

    Ordered all new door seals, window trim clips, rain-gutter trim for reassembly.
    The front door window guide seals have been unavailable for a long time, BMW AG just got 1000 of the drivers side ending 781 in stock and they are due to get the passenger side 782 tomorrow so if you have not already, order them as I believe a lot of them are allocated already. I ordered a set as its one part for my resto I have struggled to find anywhere.

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  • Mick
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    Where did you find the elusive rain gutter trim? I had to source them used last fall. They had been NLA for a long time as far as I knew.

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