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OHSCrifle
OHSCrifle GRM+ Memberand UberDork
4/9/24 9:21 p.m.

The shift knob is a super thoughtful gift. You did a remarkable job getting it to run and stop. Sell it before it reverts to its native state (of inop). Enjoy whatever else follows you home next. It's not about the car...

Lof8 - Andy
Lof8 - Andy GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
4/10/24 8:38 a.m.

Another vote to move it on while its a running car.  You've reached the pinnacle of owning it - astonishing the whole forum, great family/friends time, bringing smiles to the whole Challenge gang.  I can't picture a scenario where it gets any better.  Keep that shift knob, whether its in a Miata or on the wall.   And thanks for doing what you did!  That was awesome!

Indy - Guy
Indy - Guy UltimaDork
4/10/24 8:44 a.m.

Wae,

Huge accomplishment.  Well done, you should be proud.  You unlocked a level at the Challenge that many thought was not possible, even using the original Italian drive train. yes

Another vote for keeping the shift knob.  That was gift from your daughter to you.  Not a gift that has to go with the car.  Sell it before it catches fire, and move on to the next chapter of your automotive pursuits.

 

I bet your daughter would LOVE to Rallycross. wink

 

wae
wae UltimaDork
4/21/24 11:31 p.m.

So I took the car over to the shop today so that we could pop a little asti and celebrate a little.  In order to get a picture, I had to start it up and move it.  Everybody was laughing that I seemed far too confident that all I had to do was just start it up and drive it.  I said it was going to be just fine and jumped in.  Of course it didn't want to start!  The starter turned, but the gauge cluster stayed totally dark.  After a couple attempts, I pulled the key out, put it back in and tried again and it started right up.  So very Biturbo!

 

Now that it's off the trailer, I need to get the vinyl off, take a bunch of pictures, and see about getting it listed for sale.

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
4/21/24 11:41 p.m.
wae said:

So very Biturbo!

Of what you wrote, the most BiTurbo thing was the involvement of a trailer. devil

Cooper_Tired
Cooper_Tired Dork
4/22/24 6:09 a.m.

In reply to wae :

My sides still hurt from that moment 

wae
wae UltimaDork
4/22/24 6:40 a.m.
John Welsh said:
wae said:

So very Biturbo!

Of what you wrote, the most BiTurbo thing was the involvement of a trailer. devil

I said I'm an idiot.  Not a complete fool! 🤣

wae
wae UltimaDork
4/22/24 6:42 a.m.
Cooper_Tired said:

In reply to wae :

My sides still hurt from that moment 

If I had been recording video of that, no one would have believed that it wasn't a scripted moment!  But we didn't have to push it!!

wae
wae UltimaDork
4/22/24 6:49 a.m.
Indy - Guy said:

I bet your daughter would LOVE to Rallycross. wink

 

She does, actually!  She did a couple events with me last year and is planning to continue this year.  In fact, when she had some trouble getting the time off work for her first event last year she almost quit her job over it!  Talk about a proud papa moment!

I'm also very proud of her because this was the third racing event that she's driven in, not counting rental karting, and the first where she didn't hit anything with my car!  At her first event, the course had some tractor ties that were too close and she gave one a bit of a kiss.  At her second, she drove over my portable air tank and high-centered the car on it.  But she earned her driver's wristband in Gainesville by not hitting anything.  Including me when I was over-explaining where and when she needed to stop to activate the lights for the drag.

jgrewe
jgrewe Dork
4/22/24 6:07 p.m.

You need to track this guy down and start some kind of "Running BiTurbo" club. From the looks there isn't a lot of Maserati left in the tow vehicle.

wheelsmithy (Joe-with-an-L)
wheelsmithy (Joe-with-an-L) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
4/22/24 6:31 p.m.

DANG!

wae
wae UltimaDork
4/22/24 7:03 p.m.

In reply to jgrewe :

That is absolutely amazing!

wae
wae UltimaDork
4/26/24 4:37 p.m.

Got a chance to take some pictures today and put it up on marketplace to see if I can get any nibbles.  Kind of sad to think about selling it off, but also kind of looking forward to it.  Definitely mixed emotions on this one.

maschinenbau
maschinenbau GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
4/27/24 8:30 p.m.

In reply to wae :

You won't miss this E36 M3box but you'll cherish the memories.

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