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Unread 08-03-2014, 09:41 AM   #7411
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Today's Jeeping: The engine paint is ordered...and the final decision was Chevrolet Orange, as expected. I'm hesitant about how that's going to look - it's a LOT of orange - but hopefully the amount of black that's going over it will begin to offset the brightness and make the orange into a nice background/accent color. Aside from that, I'm going to work on laying out a few pieces for my camp kitchen box project and also see if I can figure out where the passenger-side leak into the floorboard is coming from...and I might even get back to work on my cabin air filter project.

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Unread 08-03-2014, 09:00 PM   #7412
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Best of luck with the job, hopefully your top price is their lowest one and you can meet someplace more profitable in your favour of course
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Unread 08-03-2014, 09:12 PM   #7413
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Best of luck with the job, hopefully your top price is their lowest one and you can meet someplace more profitable in your favour of course
I very much appreciate the well-wishing; thank you. The interview I had on Friday was a long one - two hours and a bit - and it was very positive...but I have the feeling that the salary I quoted - and I was being very reasonable with my numbers - is more than they want to pay by a rather sizable margin. I won't hear anything for at least a week, but after that...who knows? Maybe something good will come of it, one way or another.
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Unread 08-04-2014, 06:08 PM   #7414
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Today's Jeeping: I got a shipping confirmation from POR, so the 6.0 should be getting prettied-up and reassembled in short order.
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Unread 08-05-2014, 03:03 PM   #7415
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I will also recommend the Nissan over the BMW if for no other reason than maintenance/parts cost. German anything is stupid expensive.
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Unread 08-07-2014, 06:43 AM   #7416
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I will also recommend the Nissan over the BMW if for no other reason than maintenance/parts cost. German anything is stupid expensive.
You should see what it costs to repair a Leica; those little things make a BMW look downright cheap.

Today's Jeeping: The engine paint is supposed to show up, so that means I might be able to orange-ify the long block this weekend. I'm a bit confused about the instructions that insist the paint be brushed on, but I suppose that'll work...
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Unread 08-07-2014, 09:44 AM   #7417
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I'm a bit confused about the instructions that insist the paint be brushed on, but I suppose that'll work...
I've seen a POR 15 finish after it was brushed on and had dried; it's amazing how smooth that stuff gets. I think it could be sprayed on too, but the brush should do fine. I should be able to dig up a picture of what it looks like on a frame after it dries, if you like.

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Unread 08-07-2014, 11:39 PM   #7418
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What CEScuzzy said.

I've never used their engine paint, but when I used POR-15 (topped with chassis coat black) on the bottom of my old WWII era trailer, it smoothed out as it dried, and dried pretty smooth. Then again, the bottom of the trailer was pitted with rust, so it's hard to know how smooth it will get.

Wear gloves and be careful. This stuff will not come off your skin for weeks. Or your clothes. Ever.
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Unread 08-08-2014, 10:09 AM   #7419
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I've seen a POR 15 finish after it was brushed on and had dried; it's amazing how smooth that stuff gets. I think it could be sprayed on too, but the brush should do fine. I should be able to dig up a picture of what it looks like on a frame after it dries, if you like.

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What CEScuzzy said.

I've never used their engine paint, but when I used POR-15 (topped with chassis coat black) on the bottom of my old WWII era trailer, it smoothed out as it dried, and dried pretty smooth. Then again, the bottom of the trailer was pitted with rust, so it's hard to know how smooth it will get.

Wear gloves and be careful. This stuff will not come off your skin for weeks. Or your clothes. Ever.
Well, that's good to know...I was really worried about brush strokes showing in the finish, but evidently the engine enamel is exceptionally self-leveling. I'm not going to get the painting done this weekend as I'm going to be busy most of Saturday and Sunday, but hopefully I'll get it handled next weekend. Until then, I'm using my free time to work a little on my spare fuel/water can carrier designs; I'm really wanting to make something simple and strong that can carry two 20L cans as close to the tailgate metal as is possible, but physically fitting two cans between the tailgate latch and hinges isn't possible. So, I can carry either a single 20L can in the center or I can space the carrier out from the tailgate a bit and let it overlap the hinges; neither solution seems ideal.
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Unread 08-08-2014, 10:50 AM   #7420
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Well, that's good to know...I was really worried about brush strokes showing in the finish, but evidently the engine enamel is exceptionally self-leveling. I'm not going to get the painting done this weekend as I'm going to be busy most of Saturday and Sunday, but hopefully I'll get it handled next weekend. Until then, I'm using my free time to work a little on my spare fuel/water can carrier designs; I'm really wanting to make something simple and strong that can carry two 20L cans as close to the tailgate metal as is possible, but physically fitting two cans between the tailgate latch and hinges isn't possible. So, I can carry either a single 20L can in the center or I can space the carrier out from the tailgate a bit and let it overlap the hinges; neither solution seems ideal.
Have you looked into the Rotopax stuff? They have a ~15L (4 gallon) that is pretty thin. My plan is to add some of these to mine when I'm ready, but I'll probably do a 2 gallon gas and another pack, haven't decided whether to do water or a storage pack.
http://rotopax.com/4-Gallon-Gasoline.html

And after poking around their site for a bit, I found this as well:
http://rotopax.com/72-Hour-Preparedn...lon-Water.html
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Unread 08-08-2014, 11:08 AM   #7421
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:rises from the dead, gets caught up on thread:

I'll throw my $0.02 in on the DD debate: a friend of mine back in Fayetteville had an E46 M3 and it was puuurtty. Like making sweet love to the road, but only after first making it your *****.
Also, I found this which has some useful info regarding the E36 and things to look for when purchasing one.
Best of luck on that job prospect. If they weren't cowed into submission by the Beard of Power then they probably have too high a constitution to survive working there anyways. Just a thought.
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Unread 08-09-2014, 08:28 AM   #7422
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That little write up unholycowgod posted is right on the money, except the comments on the SES lights coming on for no reason. You can also reset the service lights without the special tools by jumpering pins 20 and 7 (or something like that) in the 20 pin connector.
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Unread 08-11-2014, 07:04 AM   #7423
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I'll throw my $0.02 in on the DD debate: a friend of mine back in Fayetteville had an E46 M3 and it was puuurtty. Like making sweet love to the road, but only after first making it your *****.
Also, I found this which has some useful info regarding the E36 and things to look for when purchasing one.
Best of luck on that job prospect. If they weren't cowed into submission by the Beard of Power then they probably have too high a constitution to survive working there anyways. Just a thought.
Well, look who's still alive...

That's a pretty useful link; thanks for posting it! In regards to the job...I should know something by the end of the week.

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That little write up unholycowgod posted is right on the money, except the comments on the SES lights coming on for no reason. You can also reset the service lights without the special tools by jumpering pins 20 and 7 (or something like that) in the 20 pin connector.
It seems that there's a LOT of work that you can do at home, regarding a BMW; the more I look into the matter, the more I find that to be true. I didn't get any work done on Greta this weekend, but the engine painting is still slated to take place this coming Friday or Saturday.
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Unread 08-11-2014, 12:20 PM   #7424
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im sure im late on the d/d conversation...mine was and will be again soon(after some tube work and late model suspension of some sort) a 1972 2nd gen datsun 240z...ive done the l28 i-6 swap with tripple webers, the datsun truck 5 speed swap.. now it awaits a firewall forward tube frame and first gen infinity q-45 rear diff...as far as a bmw goes i always wanted a 2002 alpino version...but have never seen one i could afford that wasnt total junk already...
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Remind me soon and I will snap a pic of the-old-guy-at-work's collection. He has an E30 M3, a 2002, and a 2002 tii. Granted they are all vehicles he's owned for 20 years or longer.
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