So, some updates are in order. As you saw in the last picture, I acquired a second #bmw. Replacing the 1997 #m3 #e36 sedan that was rear ended (and subsequently totaled) by an inattentive driver, is 1998 version of the same car. The 1997 is Arctic Silver(ish) over black and is a 5-speed, the 1998 is an auto, Titanium Silver over Dove. Plan is to take the good parts of the 1997 and put them into the 1998, which is good in all the right places the 1997 wasn’t. The #mk2gti #vr6 isn’t dead either. The swap got put on hold for the move and I’m just getting back to it. The 16v had some fueling issues, and rather than track down parts for a 30 year old injection system that I wasn’t in love with in the first place, I decided to move forward with the VR and reassembled the top end and resealed/gasketed the motor before the the move. And speaking of the move, my wife and I said good bye to our home for the last 5 years, that I’ve owned for 7. Lots of cars came through there, the most recent being the 2010 #mini #clubman #justa, which is being fostered for the next year, before moving onto the next generation of manualistas (yes, it’s a 6-speed).