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Old 03-13-2007, 10:44 PM   #1
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Default So I paid $250 for an m46

and it came in this really cool package













Got it to my house the day after doug's bbq, but I hadn't had any time to really do anything to it until this past sunday.

The PO (real nice guy btw) told me he had his neighbor help him jump the car, hooked the cables up backward, and the car no longer ran. Bought a battery, tossed it in, and it fired right up. There's a charging issue, the voltmeter stays at 12v, and the battery light comes on with the key off, so I'm thinking blown diode(s) in the rectifier bridge. I'm just gonna buy a new alternator rather than try to fix this one, though I may rebuild it just to have a spare around. Now to update the sig...

Edit - I'm going to try to keep a running tally of the costs of this thing. Some of this I'm approximating as I probably won't be able to find the receipts. I'll put it here so it's easier to find.

Car - $250
Wiring harness - ~$350 from Summit
Red top - ~$150 from Costco
Driver's seat - ~$25 from pick & pull
E-fan - ~25 from pick & pull
Sheetmetal for gauge panel - ~$5 from Home Depot
Gauges - ~$300 from Summit
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Old 03-13-2007, 10:46 PM   #2
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I also made this video of the exhaust

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Old 03-13-2007, 11:04 PM   #3
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LAN! you lucky dog! $250 well spent. any plans to make it go faaaassssstttttaaaaarrrrrr?
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Old 03-13-2007, 11:08 PM   #4
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Old 03-13-2007, 11:13 PM   #5
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Nice deal!
I think I saw it on Craigslist?
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Old 03-13-2007, 11:15 PM   #6
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now you have to find a real flathood grille to use with the quad rec's
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Old 03-13-2007, 11:19 PM   #7
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got one.....
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Old 03-13-2007, 11:28 PM   #8
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Hot damn! Great looking color man!
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Old 03-13-2007, 11:44 PM   #9
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LAN! you lucky dog! $250 well spent. any plans to make it go faaaassssstttttaaaaarrrrrr?
I was thinking about a b230 and "LH" (read: megasquirt) swap, but after I saw how Justin's 242 ran at Doug's bbq with kjet and a b21, I don't know now.

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Nice deal!
I think I saw it on Craigslist?
Thanks man. He did threaten to put it on CL, but I got to him first. I also unwittingly beat another tbricker to the deal. Sorry Mike...

Oh btw you two, I posted my pics from pat's bbq in the thread. No pics of your car Chris, shoulda stayed for the drive
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Hot damn! Great looking color man!
I love this color, BMW Avus Blue from what I was told. Decent shape overall. It's got a few places where it didn't stick, and the hood's pretty bad (the PO's PO painted it in his garage) so I'm gonna flat black the hood and touch up the other spots.
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I love this color, BMW Avus Blue from what I was told. Decent shape overall. It's got a few places where it didn't stick, and the hood's pretty bad (the PO's PO painted it in his garage) so I'm gonna flat black the hood and touch up the other spots.
Flat black. Good man.

It's weird how many Tbrickers have made a blue 245 purchase these last 2 weeks.
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Old 03-14-2007, 12:00 AM   #11
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I was thinking the same thing myself. I beat them all to it, too. Me ftw!
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Old 03-14-2007, 12:33 AM   #12
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Got one coming.
Yes... yes you do... and boy do you need it. That "grill" looks like ****...


That thing looks a lot better when its clean and not night... Maybe its the camera

Maybe I need to adjust my screen settings...
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Old 03-14-2007, 12:52 AM   #13
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That is sweet! I would kill to find a nice 245TI for <500 bucks!

so jealous!
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Old 03-14-2007, 02:16 AM   #14
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That is a nice looking wagon.
Happy for ya bud.
Sweet ride indeed.
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Old 03-14-2007, 05:03 AM   #15
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looks much better during the day! get that thing going so you can give logan a run for his money
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Old 03-14-2007, 01:39 PM   #16
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Dude, look at the grille! You totally got ripped off there... Nice find

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Old 03-14-2007, 07:10 PM   #17
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I was thinking the same thing myself. I beat them all to it, too. Me ftw!
Bought mine a year ago...owned.
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Old 03-14-2007, 07:24 PM   #18
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wow great price there man! lookin good
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Old 03-14-2007, 09:36 PM   #19
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Can I have the box your M46 came in?
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Old 03-18-2007, 10:28 PM   #20
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Old 05-06-2007, 02:20 PM   #21
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Flat blacked the hood yesterday



Then I remembered my grill



Moar wiring harness!



And a little bit of kittah action



I've resprayed that part already.

And what the hell is this?


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painless eh?

If you decide its to much work or get stumped halfway through let me know, I'll help you out. You just have to figure out where you need to power k-jet up with it.
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Is the painless kit for the whole car or just a engine harness? I really want to re-wire sometime but man it looks like such an intimidating job.
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Old 05-06-2007, 03:44 PM   #24
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painless eh?

If you decide its to much work or get stumped halfway through let me know, I'll help you out. You just have to figure out where you need to power k-jet up with it.
Sweet, thanks man. I need to go through the wiring diagram and figure out what I need to keep and what I can get rid of. Stupid volvos and their overly complicated factory wiring.
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Is the painless kit for the whole car or just a engine harness? I really want to re-wire sometime but man it looks like such an intimidating job.
It's for the whole car except the engine harness. That part I haven't figured out yet. I'll probably get a new one of those, or make my own, but I'm not leaving any factory wiring in the car if I can help it. I just don't trust it.
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It's for the whole car except the engine harness. That part I haven't figured out yet. I'll probably get a new one of those, or make my own, but I'm not leaving any factory wiring in the car if I can help it. I just don't trust it.
I'm with you on that.

I look foward to seeing progress on the re-wire. I need some inspiration to do mine.
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