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by olympia57
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Front bumper rubbers
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: Front bumper rubbers

Inside the rubber is a channel that retains the square shallow headed bolts . If the bolts are very rusty they can lose their square head and therefore turn in the captive channel thus requiring the nut side of the bolt on the other side of the bumper to be cut off . The channel can also swell and d...
by olympia57
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What famous rock star(s) have you bumped into?
Replies: 5
Views: 262

Re: What famous rock star(s) have you bumped into?

Aren't we the , only , lucky ones Paul.......?
Don.
by olympia57
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What famous rock star(s) have you bumped into?
Replies: 5
Views: 262

Re: What famous rock star(s) have you bumped into?

Late 90's we were on holiday in Rhodes and sitting having dinner my attention was drawn to a guy sitting in company close by . I just could not place him thinking he was someone from business back home. Exiting from the toilet I passed him on the way in and suddenly realised it was Eric Clapton. A m...
by olympia57
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: UK SharkFest
Topic: 23 June Bicester
Replies: 6
Views: 430

Re: 23 June Bicester

Any photos John ?

Don
by olympia57
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: Car in S.Wales
Replies: 9
Views: 615

Re: Car in S.Wales

Pod wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:21 am
Sold. £6,100. Unbelieveable :shock:
I wonder if the buyer will conclude the sale ?
That's an astounding amount of money for what is a very poor example requiring some serious amount of work.
Is this really what they are worth in the UK now ....?
by olympia57
Fri May 24, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: Car in S.Wales
Replies: 9
Views: 615

Re: Car in S.Wales

Gone , you buy it ?
by olympia57
Thu May 23, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Seat Bolt Rusted
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Re: Seat Bolt Rusted

If you can't get heat to it then try freezing it using an aerosol freeze . Spray/freeze then apply heat with a heat gun and repeat . All you are trying to do is break the rusted join between the two threads by expansion and contraction . You could also try hitting it with a hammer in a steady ,const...
by olympia57
Tue May 21, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Niki Lauda 1949-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 265

Re: Niki Lauda 1949-2019

I was genuinly saddened to hear this this morning . He was a true ambassador for the sport showing grit , determination and skill that the drivers of today can only read about .
His era of racing where he and his peers displayed those attributes were by far the best and most entertaining .
RIP Niki .
by olympia57
Mon May 20, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: UK 635 CSi
Replies: 4
Views: 415

Re: UK 635 CSi

Looks to be a lovely car , I wish you lots of enjoyment with it.
Why don't you start a project thread and keep us updated with your progress .
Cheers
Don
by olympia57
Sat May 11, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: Starting with some new rims....
Replies: 19
Views: 957

Re: Starting with some new rims....

No insult Bert . It's a very subjective issue really . I looked ( too :roll: ) long and hard into the tensile and ductile comparisons between the two materials and the SS was better ,albeit only marginally , but each weighed 0.8 gram less . Coupled with the fact that I live on the coast,and therefor...
by olympia57
Fri May 10, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: Starting with some new rims....
Replies: 19
Views: 957

Re: Starting with some new rims....

A good , as said , well tried solution . The RC090's are much nicer than any copy and are strong wheels . No need for any spacers just simple spigot rings for 74.1 to 72.5. If you do rebuild them you will probably replace the mild steel bolts . The BBS oe bolts are very expensive and have sharp edge...
by olympia57
Fri May 10, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: Starting with some new rims....
Replies: 19
Views: 957

Re: Starting with some new rims....

RC 0 90's.
Two piece, no seals /gaskets required, 8x17 et20.

I rebuilt a set for my car you can see the construction at the end of my thread.
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by olympia57
Fri May 10, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: Pre '82 Hazard switch.
Replies: 11
Views: 549

Re: Pre '82 Hazard switch.

Thanks Ron , I'll call you later .
Don
by olympia57
Fri May 10, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: Starting with some new rims....
Replies: 19
Views: 957

Re: Starting with some new rims....

I think RC090's are your answer .
by olympia57
Fri May 10, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: Starting with some new rims....
Replies: 19
Views: 957

Re: Starting with some new rims....

I think Kos on here had or has a set on his car , maybe contact him to confirm and seek advice.
by olympia57
Fri May 10, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: Pre '82 Hazard switch.
Replies: 11
Views: 549

Re: Pre '82 Hazard switch.

Ah ha... :oops: No good , correct switch but for lhd dash . The surround is reverse shape for my rhd car and does not fit the aperture. I attempted to dismantle the switch but the two halves are held together by six moulded tapered wedges which are impossible to overcome without damaging the body . ...
by olympia57
Wed May 08, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: Pre '82 Hazard switch.
Replies: 11
Views: 549

Re: Pre '82 Hazard switch.

A post script to this . As I said I ordered switch 61311359948 which was /is for the 630 model according to real OEM from my local main dealer at price of €30 . It is the correct one for my series one although not the one listed for my '81 635 . Slightly different decal on front but the facia has th...
by olympia57
Fri May 03, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: Pre '82 Hazard switch.
Replies: 11
Views: 549

Re: Pre '82 Hazard switch.

Let me know if you’re still searching. I have a few. Thanks Ralph Thanks Ralph . The two suppliers I located in USA would not supply to Ireland stating it was to do with EU privacy rules ....? I eventually found that my local MD could get me the first part number ,9948, for the princely sum of €30 ...
by olympia57
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: 1985 M635CSi
Replies: 29
Views: 10214

Re: 1985 M635CSi

This lovely car has just passed its 31st MoT now that it is 34 years old. 5 more tests and it will be 40 years and no longer require testing according to current legislation, and thankfully it is in stunning condition inside and out and should be fine for another 20 years or more... ...but I most g...
by olympia57
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: E34 Touring owner's handbook.
Replies: 0
Views: 127

E34 Touring owner's handbook.

I have an E34 Touring owners handbook that has lanquished in my desk for many years . It is in very good condition and shows illustrations in left hand drive format although text is in English. It may be of interest to some of you on here and if so the first person to contact me can have it for free...
by olympia57
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: Pre '82 Hazard switch.
Replies: 11
Views: 549

Re: Pre '82 Hazard switch.

Well after some lengthy searching I've found one supplier in CT USA and some squiggly place in Japan . :shock: And that's it .
It seems part number 61311359948 also fits ( 61311361825 shown in OEM ) so am awaiting reply from CT .
by olympia57
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: Pre '82 Hazard switch.
Replies: 11
Views: 549

Re: Pre '82 Hazard switch.

This switch is actually for my car . Ron had came to the rescue sending me a couple of switches over but unfortunatley they were of the later rectangular shape . Interestingly in the link below it states that that part number fits cars to '89 . On my series one it has a circular button with a multit...
by olympia57
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 815
Views: 142411

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

dlvad wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:10 am
Very Nice early e24, Looks Great.
Is this Kaschmir #143 Metalic & Pergament #0110?
Yes it is . I've seen the combination on other cars but they had the black oe body stripe this being silver seems to lighten the whole car.
Thanks for your comment.
Don
by olympia57
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 815
Views: 142411

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

After fitting the RC090's last autumn and finding them too eager to tramline I fitted new Kumho 225/45 's to the front . The cause was the tyres fitted were old although they still had deep tread on them. It certainly showed me how tyres deteriorate over time . The tyres had been on another car of m...
by olympia57
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Best phone music app.
Replies: 1
Views: 202

Best phone music app.

I used an old Goodmans radio cassette HU with aux in function with very good results . The difficulty I experienced was that when playing off my phone the app used had a very small control panel when in play mode on screen . This made selection and control almost impossible whilst driving resulting ...