Happy Friday, fellow enthusiasts! This week we’ve missed the warmer spring weather we were spoiled by a few weeks ago, but that hasn’t stopped us! It’s been another busy week here at Reggie’s Motorworks! We’ll be at the shop this evening for our Cruise-In, starting at 6pm! Please bring a chair and whatever food and beverages you would like! Hope to see you here!
Just a couple of reminders before we get into the nitty gritty! We announced last week that our Swap Meet will be held on Saturday, April 28th, from 9am-2pm here at the shop, in association with Hoosier BMW CCA! If you’re looking to buy or sell BMW parts, this is the event for you! If you’d like to stay in the loop on this and all future events, feel free to sign up for our email list!
Here’s a quick list of a few parts we know will be attending…or that folks are wanting to find:
– 3.73 Limited Slip Diff in “Good” condition
– E34 final stage sword
– E34 blower motor
– E34 headlight relay
– 5 speed getrag tranny
– Set of Headers for a M-5 s-38
Here are things we’re always looking to buy or trade for:
– Cool or unique wheels – BMW or other! Including period correct wheels for Reggie’s 2002
– Anything desirable or “rare” that has to do with BMW
Our annual Open House will take place on Saturday, June 16th. Come join us as we say “thank you” to all of our wonderful customers, without whom we wouldn’t be doing what we love to do! As usual, we’ll have food, games, prizes, and more! Shine up your cars and see if you can win a trophy! We hope to see you all here! Oh, the show runs from 11:00-3ish. If you want a good parking spot try to get here by 10:00-10:30. The lot was way over FULL last year. Check out photos from last year’s event here.
And now for a little bit of bimmer business! This 2003 BMW 330i came in for a new rear wheel bearing. The tires were balanced. And she needed some diagnostic work due to some front end noise, as well as a few issues under the hood.
This 2001 BMW 325i came in with an oil and power steering leak.
As you can see, oil has been leaking and getting in places where it is not intended:
Oil is on the steering rack boot, which can eat away at the rubber:
Oil has even made its way back to the catalytic converter!
Also on the list was to diagnose a steering shake, a tick coming from the engine, and some squealing due to warped rotors. She’ll be back on the road very soon!
And now for our conclusion the the saga of the 7-series, the 1984 BMW 733i! She is running and running quite well! Here’s a look at the engine bay, complete with new radiator:
Last weekend, Reggie picked up the motor for the 1969 Camaro! He’s excited to get this project underway! Stay tuned for more on this special interest auto!
Here’s the new engine:
Before he picked up the engine in the new Volkswagen truck, he needed to roll the fender lips a bit…they still rubbed on the tires a little when we hit some bumps in the road, but all in all, he’s very happy with how this quick project turned out! Let’s take a look!
He used a heat gun to warm up the paint and metal before using the fender roller. Every few minutes, more heat would be applied, and then more fender rolling would follow until the desired lip contour was reached:
That’s all the time we have for now! We hope to see you this evening at the Cruise-In! Have a great weekend!