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Mr Vapour last won the day on July 14 2016

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About Mr Vapour

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  • Birthday 08/31/1978

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    1980 E21 323
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    In bits getting the full monty, slowly
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    Family, water, cars, food, laughing.

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  1. Mr Vapour

    Looking to buy a welder

    https://oldschool.co.nz/index.php?/topic/58949-welder-buying-spam/& Lots of good info here from guys that do lots of resto wotk.
  2. Mr Vapour

    Looking to buy a welder

    What do you mean by this . Please explain
  3. Mr Vapour

    Vinyl Wraping

    Smudge do all the work for council. Have seen them wrap lots of things. Never seen a fault yet
  4. Mr Vapour

    E30 Race Car - Jim Richard's JPS M3 Tribute.

    A friend of a friend up here has done a similar thing. Car was hail damaged insurance paid for the new panels and it was not much different for the m3 parts. He has it all on but is still some time from finishing it
  5. Mr Vapour

    Looking to buy a welder

    I have a multi-function machine from boc. IT has a mig torch, tig torch and a arc torch. I have only used it on mig so far and it works well. Cost me a grand. it will not tig alloy. this unit will not allow adjustment of the wire speed, just the volts. some find this hard to use, but i dont know any better so its not an issue for me. Paid a grand for it directly from BOC. You will also need a helmet, gloves, clamps and magnets flap wheels and stuff. Leave about 3-350 to get started with this, and a 15a plug in teh wall. Check what the shed is wired with. IF you have 2.5tps tile it should then just buy a plug from bunnings and swap it over. i have made gates and modded my sub frame. When i start my body repairs i will put out the tig and learn how to use that also. there are other machines out there but i chose teh BOC unit as boc will keep spares for many years. Most of the units in the price bracket are made in china and i had concerns regarding parts long term. Also look at bunnings for the coregas swap a bottle scheme. Cheaper than BOC. 190 deposit(refundable if you take it back) on the bottle and about 120 per bottle on a swap basis after that.
  6. Mr Vapour

    BMW 323i E21 1980

    Ask for photos of inner guards behind rear seat backs,boot side floors, boot lip under screen, rear side Windows front lower corners.
  7. Mr Vapour

    BMW 323i E21 1980

    Doing a m5x swap is not a massive amount of work. Basically Google will be your friend. They are basically the same as swapping in a motor in a e30. So search e30 swaps. It has has had some playing with in the past. It should have mechanical injection. It may have a m20 out of a later car with motech or it could have been retro fitted to the original 323 motor. Impossible to tell with out a lot of looking and numbers.
  8. Mr Vapour

    E34, what's it worth?

    Have you ever been out and runamuck in this?
  9. Mr Vapour

    Broken 335i - Insurance & Dealership

    I thought there was a 90 day thing when buying from a dealer. There is a whole section to consumer last regarding car dealer it's worth looking it.up.
  10. May i ask why you went with the Getrag 220 not the ZF?
  11. Mr Vapour

    What'd you do to your BMW today?

    Got it out of the shed yesterday. I'm using early e24/e12 front hubs. The bearings are the same as the 323 bearings so direct fit. I had to machine the hub centre down about 1.2 mm. This allowed me to fit commodore discs. Giving me about 41mm more disc. The Holden caliper is also bolt on so major upgrade. The rear is e28 subframe shortened to fit. and e34 arms.
  12. Mr Vapour

    What'd you do to your BMW today?

    Finished bolting in the front end for the mock up of the 5stud / commodore brake upgrade.
  13. what are you doing to the re002 my ba falcon has about 50000k on the set i fitted a few years back. x2 need to be replaced in the very near future.
  14. Mr Vapour

    new member E23 project

    I think I have a set of calipers, discs and hubs for them. Got from pickapart thinking it was a e21. You can have them for what I paid for them. 40 bucks
  15. Mr Vapour

    WTB: E21 Coupe

    That silver one looks like a good buy. Looks to.have the full bbs kit. And last owner for 20 years!! If it's been kept inside( it looks like it has) then it should be a good solid example. They done co.e up like that very often!!