Originally Posted by eamo
Huge fan of Techno Violet - great looking car boss
So a bit more on the car...
Car was extremely original, even coming with a folder full of History... Though I have yet to open it and look through
Car even has original Radio, and digital climate control! And someone has installed an OBC to complete the set... Unfortunetly this isnt working, and when I bought it, I though someone just placed in and just got the illumination of the buttons to work
But after pulling it out to have a look at the wiring, it appears to be all wired in with well labeled wiring. And also the matching indicator stalk is installed...
If anyone on here has any experience wiring this, I might ask you to take a look at it and see if you see anything done wrong?
Anywho... I put the car through the NCT without doing anything to it to see what it would fail on. Knew the D/S outer balljoint was fairly bad so expecting at least that to fail
And it did fail on that, and the 2 front brake lines were a little rusty... other than that, it only failed on bulbs!
So I got the balljoint (Micksgarage are now stocking Meyle HD stuff) for 18quid, and had a few feet of Kunifer brake pipe left over
And a couple bulbs and back for the retest
And home to fit me newly purchased wheels and that vader interior that I bought randomly like a year ago in the hope of using it it sometime
Coincidentally, the vaders were also grey. I had picked a full interior up cheap with the plans of dying em black and fixing up the rips. So just through in the fronts for now. My drivers seat was electric (passenger wasnt so probably a mis matched pair at some time) so had to wire that in as old seats were manual.
Thinking of getting a tech 2 steering wheel as I'm not a huge fan of the m3 wheel. Car also has a weighted e46 msport gearknob
And finally to the wheels... Got these off the same guy who had the car... he had planned on fitting them but didnt.. and didnt tell me he had them at the time
Fully refurbished, immaculate, genuine, staggered Style 21 wheels from an e34 m5.... or as everyone knows them as, Throwing stars!
And the test fit...
Arch gap is a little big here because the car isnt resting on all 4 wheels
Gave her a good proper wash and took it for a trip down to Cork
And because I'm terrified of the wheels getting stolen...
So thats how the car sits now... Being dailying it the last week now, and its a fine car to drive. Picked up an e30 3.73 LSD I'm gonna swap into an e36 casing. Other than that, the car is fine for now
Grey interior is growing on me, although I'm temted to dye my vaders black and my buddy has a black dash and carpet for me if I want it... But not sure what to do that way. Car is a genuine mtech so has the black headliner.
The 1.9 m44 is a nice every day engine. Was actually impressed at the power delivery it has as I've never owned an IS. Im having ideas of making use of the spare 328i engine I have left in the shed
But would it be a shame to rip the engine out of a car with history...
Thats all for now. Ill update this if I do any more with it
Ill finish with a pic I took with my friends e36 this week