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Checking for Vital Signs

Adding digital oil pressure and temperature gauges to an e30 BMW. [...]

March 1, 2024 Projects

Dinosaur Hot Laps

With the car finally prepped and ready, the e30 325is finally hits the track. [...]

February 26, 2023 Opinions

Swimming with the Sharks

Who doesn’t love a vacation? It’s an opportunity to leave town, sip on Mai Tais by the pool, and work on that perfect summer tan. The only thing that matters is enjoying every minute of relaxation—that is, unless you’re trying [...]

September 18, 2018 Reviews

Urban Appeal

A new car is always the best car, right? It will have the latest gadgets, a warranty, and even an odometer reading below six digits (which is still a bewildering concept). After many years of wanting a new car, Michael Urban [...]

August 22, 2018 Reviews

Full Metal Bracket

As we all know by now, the e36 BMW is notorious for its use of plastic. The interior is the usual target of most criticisms, but it doesn’t stop there. Plastics are found all throughout the car, even making their [...]

April 19, 2018 Projects

Braking Things Daily

When building a car, a lot of people (myself included) forget that a fast car needs to be able to shed that speed at a moment’s notice. After going back and forth what to do with the e36 318is, we [...]

December 8, 2017 Projects

Back to Bavarian Basics

For one reason or another, the vintage BMW scene has become very lively in the last few years. If slim fitting flannel shirts buttoned all the way up, thick rimmed glasses without prescription lenses, and a French Bulldog named Beauregard [...]

November 6, 2017 Reviews

Blown Out of Proportion

The cycle of owning an old car goes something like this: First you find and purchase the car you want, then you begin driving it around. The next logical step is to start fixing things as you go, because 100k+ [...]

October 17, 2017 Projects

Differential Detective [Project e30 318is]

Old cars make noises. No matter how diligently you try to quell each clunk or rattle, there’s bound to be a new one. That being said, it still hasn’t stopped me from chasing down an annoying clunk in the rear [...]

October 6, 2017 Projects

In the Bumper Down Under [Project e36 328is]

One word: Plastics. No, I’m not giving advice from 1967 concerning an industry with a great future, but rather that most cars built within the last 20 years are chock full of plastic panels that cover virtually anything and everything. [...]

August 2, 2017 Projects