Hey guys. Got some bad news. Finally dug into the Bonnie since the front bearing blocks went out. Not sure I could change them out and needing the car I paid to have them replaced, the front sway bar links and then I redid the front brakes. This would set me up to do more stuff as time and money permitted. WELL, the Bonnie is totalled. Two weeks after the front end work and one week after the brakes we were hit by a massive hail storm. Tennis ball sized hail. Totalled the Bonnie and so far over $15,000 worth of damage to the house. This is what we replaced it with.
A really nice low mileage 2001 530i. So no more Bonnie.
The air cond. units are on the roof down here and it was beat to death, so we had to replace that.
All the windows on the east side of the house had the outside panes broken out. The stucco was all chipped and the paint and trim all got chipped off. So far we've had the house omletely painted, the air unit replaced, waiting for the roofer to get witht he insurance to OK the complete replacement of the roof, and we are dealing with window guys to replace all the windows. We were going to replace them all this year anyway so we'll add the extra to the insurance money and replace them completely. The one day my house looked like an ant hill with all the people crawling all over it getting measurements and looking at all the damage. So far Farmers insurance has done very well for us with all the damage coverage. I hope it all cares thru to the end. So now all I have to play with is the '63 Catalina. And to that end I have pics of the block so far.
Picks of the support rods screwed down into the water jacket to keep th ecenter block deck from flexing under boost.
The new dowels to locate the new caps.
And the new splayed 4 bolt caps.
So we be moving along now, getting some stuff done.