This week has flown by! We’ve been busy in the shop while also getting ready for VintageFest! We’re really excited to head up to the Windy City this afternoon, and to see tomorrow’s showing of bimmers and enthusiasts. As of this morning, there are 225 registered attendees! We’ll be demonstrating Leatherique again this year. Speaking of getting ready for VintageFest, our customer, Kyle, had new front brake pads and rotors installed on his 1992 BMW 325i cabrio, as well as new brake hoses and brake fluid flush. He’ll be caravaning with us to the Chicagoland area this afternoon, along with some other local enthusiasts. Can you tell we’re excited?!
Here’s a look at a new rotor, with a close-up of its cool texture:
And here’s one of the old rotors:
Cracks in the old brake hose:
Reggie also worked on a 2005 X3 – what a nice automobile! All fluids were flushed, along with some other maintenance.
This MazdaSpeed Miata got a complete exhaust system from Flyin’ Miata. Due to the Miatas that keep finding their way here, we are now a dealer for Flyin’ Miata!
What a gorgeous car…I couldn’t resist getting at least a few shots of it! Tim, the owner, has been searching for a Miata in this very rare color. And just a few weeks ago, he found it! He’s been so excited to get the new exhaust – and as you’ll see below, it does look fantastic!
A view of the original exhaust:
Hot off the delivery truck! The owner asked me what I thought of the new exhaust system. I answered him honestly: It’s really pretty and shiny! I elaborated to say that I see the color and texture of things, not so much the actual performance aspect of it. He laughed, and agreed with me that it is indeed, a very pretty system, oh the shine!!! But he was anxious to hear the roar!
We’ve known Tim for a few years now, and we always enjoy his company. He came with the perfect sign…so I had to get a photo of him with it! And with his (pretty) new exhaust, of course! (We’ve already hung this sign up in the shop, and we love it!) Tim, enjoy your lovely Miata and its beautiful exhaust!
In sad news, we said goodbye to the 1986 325es shell…she had a good life. Brandon, you may not want to look at this photo!
We’re still making progress on the 1986 325. Fiberglass-reinforced filler has been used over our new welded in metal in the engine bay. Now we have lots of sanding to do! That will be followed by some finer filling and high-build primer prior to final paint. Stay tuned for more on this next week!
Just a reminder that we won’t be in attendance tonight at the Cruise-In, but we’ll be back on schedule next week!
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