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Another Holiday weekend... Why do I always feel like I didn't get shit done when I look at my pictures? Probably because I always forget to take pics...

Not shown:
- Finished assembling my Megasquirt, Stim board, and Relay board
- Installed Heater box, and got REALLY pissed off when I immediately dropped a screw inside the damn thing no more than 5 minutes of it being in the car. Per regulations, this became lodged into the vent flaps, completley immobilizing them. Horray.
- Took out heaterbox agression on my Escort EDIS pulley. The wood-wedge and sledge-hammer did the trick, and now my 36-1 wheel is free of its Ford counterpart.
- Stripped Gastank (outside) and flushed inside with MEK. I have a re-sealant kit coming from POR-15, so that will get wrapped up this weekend.
- Ran 318i rear battery cable to trunk

And now the (few) pictures I did take:

What would you do if you found this on a car? Call it ghetto? Laugh uncontrollably? Yeah, probably me too... but my old bypass pipe was rusted beyond belief, and I didn't feel like buying a new one or play roulette with the scrapyard. Yes, thats 3/4" household copper pipe. New water bypass pipe = $4

With possible Intercooler piping as well as Oil Cooler piping in my future, I took the opportunity with the engine out to open the nose up a little bit. Of course, this means more painting.

Pedalbox/booster mounted. You can see here the flex that my steering guibo is under, which is the suspected cause of my steering box leakage...

Of course, brakes are in the car, minus new lines and brake pads. Oh, and wheels that fit. I'm still ticked about that.

TPS Adapter plate made from Aluminum plate. Works well, looks... well, decent. The TPS hides the clamp-scars fairly well... I'm using a 325i throttle body with a variable-resistance TPS I bought off Ebay.

Oh, after my genius idea with the copper pipe, I decided to try another homebrew concoction. A spray-paint cap looks like its just about the right size to fit over the heaterbox blower motos and keep out rain moisture. Sounds like a great idea, right?

Hell, that almost looks factory, doesn't it? Suuuuuure it does. Then you get the thing in the car, bolt it up, and find out it hits the hood lock-down bar right in the middle and makes turning the lever feel like an arm-wrestling competetion.

But you dont want to take the heaterbox back out, so you get an x-acto and cut away the cap while the box is still in the car. No problem. Then you go and remove that little 8mm nut there at the top... and THATs when you get to take the box out again, since its now blocking the vent flaps, because your dumb ass dropped it right into the heaterbox. Man, i felt like a winner when that happened.

Finally, an obligatory shot of my engine, since it seems to change in every single post I do.