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    Phen's 1974 BMW Bavaria (3.0S)

    Well, since I've been wrenching on this thing quite a bit lately, I figured I'd give it a thread. It's something different, you don't see too many of them, and it's just damn fun to drive.

    So... here she is.

    1974 BMW Bavaria
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    3 core radiator
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    elec fuel pump
    new struts and bearings 3 months ago
    new custom exhaust (downpipes back)

    Currently sitting at 196k miles.
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    Some photos. I will update this post from time to time.



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    Stuff I've bought for it.

    First up... the wheels. 14x6.5" BBS wheels from an early 80's E24 6-series.




    Recently finished the valve cover. Black crinkle paint. Many of the older guys don't like it, but I do.

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    I took a few photos last night. Service here in the building is too shitty to upload to Flickr right now. I shall shortly though.
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    Damn old guys not liking nice valve covers.
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    Haha...where's THIS thread been!

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    Just started man!
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    You get it started today?

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    In for pics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JosueZQ8 View Post
    You get it started today?
    Yeah, I did. Turns out that the fuse that is dedicated for the fuel gauge and coolant temperature gauge also acts as an interrupt in the starter circuitry. Makes no sense, but hey, whatever. Replaced the fuse, the car started right up. Now... to figure out why my dash lights aren't working. All interior lights but the gauge cluster work. That's recent too...
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    Took the car to the local tire shop to have the tires removed from the steelies and re-mounted to the BBS wheels. Should have pictures after work.
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    2nd post updated with some photos.
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    BBS wheels have been installed.

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    BBS wheels look good.
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