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  1. Thread: 1.6 JRSC

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    NA 1.6 JRSC

    Low mileage 1.6 kit with electronics, boost overlay pulley and vintage JR gauges. It has been in sealed storage for about 15 years.
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    330Ci ZHP

    I picked up the car tonight. It feels very, VERY nice, exceptionally OEM+. The rear tracks with the fronts noticeably better. The driveline feels more direct.

    Altogether, the chassis feels more...
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    Full weld, etching primer, and epoxy...

    Full weld, etching primer, and epoxy undercoating.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220119/dd9805637e4bfc9548d0709a99e7db4f.jpeg

    Looks like a contaminate got in at the start of the weld...
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    330Ci ZHP

    Thatís what is expected and discussed. They send me daily pictures in an email.
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    330Ci ZHP

    Big day! Pics of the subframe:

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220118/3ecca9bcc461b940eadccd44e748eadf.jpeg

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220118/40005379029f85acb86b7444539308ec.jpeg
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    Nothing to show, but it was nice and unexpected...

    Nothing to show, but it was nice and unexpected to receive an update from the shop. They have the rear subframe removed and are documenting it. Itís my understanding they do this job in ďbatchesĒ to...
  7. Tracking down original Japanese Owner - Am I mad, insane, all the above?

    Yeah, itís an amazing transformation, especially the garden. Their efforts were a CNN story:

    https://www.cnn.com/travel/amp/japanese-country-real-estate/index.html
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    330Ci ZHP

    I love the BMW wagons and still monitor them for future purchase.
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    Dropped the car off at the shop today, ahead of...

    Dropped the car off at the shop today, ahead of the impending inclement weather. She goes under the knife on Monday.

    At least she wonít be alone.
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  10. ^ that.

    ^ that.
  11. Well, heís an American expat renovating a...

    Well, heís an American expat renovating a farmhouse in Tochigi. He has arguably one of the finest NB1s I have ever seen.
  12. Tracking down original Japanese Owner - Am I mad, insane, all the above?

    One of my friends and sometime visitor to this site lives in Tochigi. Not your guy, but a long-time Miata owner.
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    Lovely updates! Thanks for taking time to update...

    Lovely updates! Thanks for taking time to update us with your journey.

    There are a ton of little tips and tricks on the HVAC refresh but I donít want to muddy this digital journal with them. Same...
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    Cars, Coffee and California...

    Re:AC.

    I donít know how extensive your last service was, but by your description it isnít working properly and likely isnít the compressor.

    The best way I have found to make AC work properly on...
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    Small update, some further study combined with...

    Small update, some further study combined with previous experience, I decided to go with OE rear trailing arm bushings instead of P/U. I have had enough suspensions where rotating P/U bushes have...
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    They have a German Alpine aesthetic. Maybe a...

    They have a German Alpine aesthetic. Maybe a little too much, but itís interesting. Streets are Strasse (even on Google maps voice).

    Itís about 75-90 minutes away taking 50/50 back roads and...
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    ^same.

    ^same.
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    330Ci ZHP

    New Year Day drive into the north Georgia mountains, wound up in Helen, GA.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220101/3a84729fbcb8422616f16fabd56d21be.jpg
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    Welcome to the site, glad to have you!

    Welcome to the site, glad to have you!
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    This is old, but I considered buying and...

    This is old, but I considered buying and rebarreling Wats a long time ago. The details are fuzzy, but there was something odd about them that makes them tricky.

    There are a number of shops that...
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    A little more info on the repairs coming up I...

    A little more info on the repairs coming up I decided to have done.

    The locations where the rear sub frame (RSF) mounts to the body is prone to cracking under hard use. I don't suspect mine has...
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    It dawned on me that a lot of these parts have...

    It dawned on me that a lot of these parts have the build date printed or stamped on them. The date on the new fuel filter reads 4/2021 for instance. I dug the old filter out and found 03/03/10, so it...
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    330Ci ZHP

    70 degrees on 12/26, time to do some work.

    Replaced the AC tensioner and belt this is literally a 20-30 minute job.

    The pulley was definitely at EoL. I could hear it chatter sometimes at start...
  24. Or did you get the smaller diameter studs for the...

    Or did you get the smaller diameter studs for the rear hubs on the NA6?
  25. WTB: ARP Front Extended Studs for NA8

    Replacement rear hubs? (Dorman?)

    I rebuilt the rear hubs with all new stuff on the rear of my NB1, including the flange, which were Dorman. Their stud holes were smaller, and I knew this, so I...
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