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by hornhospital
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Would you trade your 635CSI for a Z3 M roadster
Replies: 8
Views: 112

Re: Would you trade your 635CSI for a Z3 M roadster

Trade one of my E24s for a Z3M roadster? Nope, but I'd trade for a Z3M coupe in a heartbeat. Always wanted a clown shoe. :wink:
by hornhospital
Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 566
Views: 44197

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

Yea, I get the feeling he wasn’t trying too hard. As for the welding equipment, it was a Miller unit on a cart. It seemed like a good setup. Considering it was a body shop guy that welded it, I'm pretty sure he still had the machine set for thin sheet metal. It looks like a MIG weld set on "stitch"...
by hornhospital
Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: wtt right/left blk euro fenders trade for american fenders. ny longisland
Replies: 7
Views: 4661

Re: wtt right/left blk euro fenders trade for american fenders. ny longisland

I think you are a bit too impatient. You're asking for a specific pair of items in a very specific location. You get no reply in 3 days, so you post "??". Either no one has what you want, or they haven't seen your posting yet. I'd guess the location requirement has more to do with the lack of respon...
by hornhospital
Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Entry Level Welding Equipment
Replies: 1
Views: 52

Re: Entry Level Welding Equipment

If you have any intention of welding aluminum or stainless, TIG is pretty much the only option. It will do steel of any thickness (provided it has enough amperage for the thick stuff). Body panels are no problem, but remember, with a TIG YOU are the wire feed. You can't "stitch" as easily as using a...
by hornhospital
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 566
Views: 44197

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

Geez....my daughter could have done a better job than that. :roll: I don't blame you for being miffed. He left stubs of MIG wire (or welding rod) stuck to it. That's amateur stuff there. Pretty obvious he didn't want to mess with it. And working under the car with nothing but that floor jack holding...
by hornhospital
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: 1982 "M" 635csi prototype/ test car for sale.
Replies: 5
Views: 3726

Re: 1982 "M" 635csi prototype/ test car for sale.

Dead link, Ronnie. "DNS server cannot be found".
by hornhospital
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 566
Views: 44197

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

If you're thinking heavy framework welding, a stick welder is the easiest to learn and gives good results once you learn to get rid of the slag between passes. Expect to pay in the $250 range for the machine and supplies to get started. For more versatility a GOOD, broad range MIG machine can do any...
by hornhospital
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: SOLD: 635CSI 79´ M90 dogleg
Replies: 7
Views: 6805

Re: SOLD: 635CSI 79´ M90 dogleg

tschultz wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:20 am
Why delete the who ad.
Tom, I guess you meant "whole ad"(?). and I agree. Why delete it? Old for 'sale' postings are useful here to compare condition and selling price in the future.
by hornhospital
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lubricating rear view Mirrors -
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Re: Lubricating rear view Mirrors -

Really! And, yes, it's as scary as it sounds. :shock:
by hornhospital
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:38 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Hack Mechanic sorts out the Shark
Replies: 44
Views: 7106

Re: Hack Mechanic sorts out the Shark

Well, by golly and gosh darn it! Look who showed up! Hi Nikki! Rob and I have been emailing each other for a while now. Mostly I harass him about the weekly Roundel article (compliments 99% of the time, rarely correction or complaint). Which reminds me....my wife asked what I wanted for Christmas. I...
by hornhospital
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 566
Views: 44197

Re: Installing Ed's Fix

Man, almost made me go buy welding equipment. You should seriously consider it! Welding isn't that hard (I've been doing it for 55 years...dad taught me when I was 11) and can be learned in adult education classes at most any trade school. Having the equipment and skill at hand frees you up to do s...
by hornhospital
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: SOLD: 635CSI 79´ M90 dogleg
Replies: 7
Views: 6805

Re: FS: 635CSI 79´ M90 dogleg

Pretty nice! Odd that they list the number of doors as "2.3" Is the sunroof the 0.3? :-k
by hornhospital
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Anyone else read this book?
Replies: 0
Views: 87

Anyone else read this book?

One of the guys (and a good friend) in the local BMW CCA Chapter ordered this book (used). After a month it hadn't appeared in his mail box, so Amazon sent him another one. The originally-ordered book and the replacement arrived at the same time! Amazon said keep the extra, so he gave it to me. Fasc...
by hornhospital
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 566
Views: 44197

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

I wouldn't drive it. You risk it coming apart further, with possible disastrous consequences.
by hornhospital
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: various parts for sale. some early
Replies: 1
Views: 10528

Re: various parts for sale. some early

Minor correction to your CL posting: The seat belts/shoulder harnesses are on the B pillars. The A pillars are the posts alongside the windshield.

GLWS
by hornhospital
Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Chasing Classic Cars
Replies: 6
Views: 247

Re: Chasing Classic Cars

My only disappointment with that episode is that Wayne was never seen road-testing the car, something he does with almost every car.

He had to buy two Lincoln-Mercury land barges in the deal to get the 6er. One of them looked ready for the crusher. :roll:
by hornhospital
Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: RESTORING A SITTING GAS TANK?
Replies: 8
Views: 254

Re: RESTORING A SITTING GAS TANK?

Here you go, Billy:

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2657 Old Shell Road
Mobile, Al 36602
251-476-1530.
by hornhospital
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: No clutch return spring
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: No clutch return spring

Rule #1: If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
by hornhospital
Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: RESTORING A SITTING GAS TANK?
Replies: 8
Views: 254

Re: RESTORING A SITTING GAS TANK?

I had it done in Mobile. I can get the particulars if you want. It was a radiator shop, as mentioned.
by hornhospital
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: RESTORING A SITTING GAS TANK?
Replies: 8
Views: 254

Re: RESTORING A SITTING GAS TANK?

You can have the tank cleaned ("boiled out" is the common term) and then coated internally to prevent further corrosion. I had one done for an E30 project. It was about $100 for the work.
by hornhospital
Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: New guy here!
Replies: 8
Views: 286

Re: New guy here!

Welcome to the insanity, Tom!
by hornhospital
Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Door lock question.
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: Door lock question.

You've figured it out already. It's the driver's door lock actuator.
by hornhospital
Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Vacuum fitting part # help?
Replies: 11
Views: 389

Re: Vacuum fitting part # help?

That aluminum insert with the tiny hole is the "carefully metered" part I spoke of. It really needs to be in the hose.
by hornhospital
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: Good things begin on Jan. 12, 2009!!
Replies: 176
Views: 40589

Re: Good things begin on Jan. 12, 2009!!

To paraphrase Ron's signature: "It always takes longer than you thought".

I see someone's tasked a shower stool for a shop stool. I did the same thing. It's great to be able to adjust it to the exact height you need. All the other shop stools around here were too low for my arthritic knees.
by hornhospital
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Vacuum fitting part # help?
Replies: 11
Views: 389

Re: Vacuum fitting part # help?

Thank you, sir! I thought I was imagining things...and I really didn't want to drop the under panel to prove there was such a thing. I still haven't located it in the online charts (Realoem.com)