Andrew Wilson's '73 CSi

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    Mine was done 2 weeks after paint.
     
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    I don't know when the clear bra was put on my '01 M3 but when I pulled it off it took all the paint off with it! :) Not a big deal since I took it off to repaint the bumper.
     
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    Air dam update: 2500 miles in and it still looks new when the bugs are cleaned off. I'm able to use my favorite bug remover too, Windex.

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    Picked up the second air dam from VSR Tuesday June, 19th 2018. Discovered Athena has a fuel leak when running, drips from the engine on the exhaust side. So I haven't been driving her, have an appointment at Autowerkes Maine in Freeport June 27th for an oil change and fuel system diagnosis.
     
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    Back up air dam? Painted and ready to go?
    Fuel dripping on a hot manifold = :eek:
     
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    Yes, back up air dam, drilled, scribed for the bumper, painted also has Expel clear shield film. Still have to paint the back side flat black.
    Fuel leak has kept the car of the road for a week, noticed it when trading places with Vern on the lift and taking the M5 in for service.
     
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    Autowerkes Maine, changed the oil and diagnosed the fuel leak to 2 sections of fuel line totaling 4 feet.
     
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    Noticed another engine bay fuel leak the other day. Head back to Autowerkes Maine for diagnosis & repair August 13th.

    Also commissioned Brian Dooley at vuvroom.com to do an illustration of Athena. He does great work, did a great drawing of Vern.

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    Arrived at Autowerkes Maine this morning and Voit Ritch came out as I parked. He noticed the pressurized rubber lines to the fuel rails are leaking and wet. Will need to remove the 3 & 4 intake plenums to make the repair.

    Brian Dooley at vuvroom.com finished Athena's illustration.

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    That is a beautiful illustration, Andrew! It is giving me a boost of inspiration. And very glad to learn that the fuel leak is being addressed. Of all leaks, fuel is the least desirable. ;)
     
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    Gorgeous! Curious how much to do that?
     
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    very nicely done Andrew. you should also post the rendering of Vern. are they hand drawn or digital? i have seen amazing work both ways and some a combination. what size is the original?
     
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    Scott, best to send Brian Dooley an e-mail at vuvroom@gmail.com,ask for a digital illustration and a 16x20 framable print. Send him a passenger side profile picture of your car, send funds via paypal and should see the first draft in 2-3 weeks. He got Athena right on the first draft.
     
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    Update from Autowerkes Maine. Had to remove the intake system to repair pressurized weeping at injector 4. Had to re-seal and replace the crimp clamp. and solder a new connection on injector 1.
     
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    Surprised and delighted Athena won 1st place of the display BMWs at Lime Rock Park's Sunday in the Park Meeting of the Marques Sunday September 2, 2018.

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    yeah buddy ... way to go Andrew. its such a beautiful coupe, why would (or should) you be surprised. in my mind, a well deserved win ... thanks for representing e9 coupe so well
     
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    Congrats
     
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    Had the oil changed on this rainy October Tuesday at Autowerkes in Freeport, Maine. Also received an extensive "To Do & Check" list before any long trips. I have the list, these are the highlights. Time to bleed the brakes, currently at 2% moisture!, replace the power steering fluid, adjust valves, replace belts, check hoses, 123 distributor has oil in the cap!

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    • When I put my 123 in I replaced this distributor shaft o-ring with a new one from BMW because the one that came on it didn't look like it was going to fit very well. This is likely your problem
     
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