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by olympia57
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 777
Views: 118204

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Don, Many thanks for the waxoyl tutorial. I remember the days of Ziebart but never saw it applied to a 6'er. I guess this is the modern equivalent. Cheers, Ken You're very welcome Ken. FYI "Waxoyl" is a proprietary brand of rustproofing agent marketed in UK for decades. It's literally a wax oil mix...
by olympia57
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: SO CAL Vintage pictures
Replies: 8
Views: 182

Re: SO CAL Vintage pictures

I'd be beyond paranoid driving in traffic with that car , the slighest nudge on the rear and ....... :cry:
I appreciate the amount of work done but the rear is not for me .
by olympia57
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Hanging on in there......
Replies: 8
Views: 160

Re: Hanging on in there......

I'm so pleased that things are positive for you Nigel and can only echo the thoughts and wishes of others here and wish you a full and speedy recovery .
Good luck Sir.
Don
by olympia57
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 777
Views: 118204

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

re waxoyled in those deep, hard to get to cavities Is there a diagram of the access points for the waxoyl? No diagrams Ken but let me describe the areas that I regularily attend to . The most important one is this section shown here . IMGP0372 - Copy (Large).JPG This plug allows acces into the clos...
by olympia57
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1982 CSi Resto
Replies: 109
Views: 9234

Re: 1982 CSi Resto

Sills and between rear lights.
by olympia57
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Finally Time to hit the road..
Replies: 7
Views: 228

Re: Finally Time to hit the road..

It looks as if the wait was worth it . Car looks magnificent , I wish you much enjoyment with it.
Don
by olympia57
Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1982 CSi Resto
Replies: 109
Views: 9234

Re: 1982 CSi Resto

Looking very nice Christian , very nice .
The next stage is the best bit .
Don
by olympia57
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 777
Views: 118204

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Wow thats that's something we don't have to contend with here. We have crap roads, ice and grit in winter, lots of lose metal and melting tar in summer, and anal speed enforcement but no salt. When I see underside pics of northern hemisphere cars I realise how fortunate we are in that respect. What...
by olympia57
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 777
Views: 118204

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Well that's it for another year . Several heavy night frosts and subsequent over enthusiastic spreading of roadsalt means winters here and it's time for bed . :( Washed , clayed, polished topside, underside thoroughly cleaned and re waxoyled in those deep, hard to get to cavities and then prep'd for...
by olympia57
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: eBay UK 83' 635 CSi
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: eBay UK 83' 635 CSi

by olympia57
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: FS 5X120 17x8.5 bbs RC090 2pc WHEELS with matching spare $1500 longisland ny
Replies: 36
Views: 145843

Re: FS 5X120 17x8.5 bbs RC090 2pc WHEELS with matching spare $1500 longisland ny

I'd pull the thread . Seller knows they aren't worth the asking price but steadfastly refuses to acknowledge feedback from contributers to the ad. He has less than zero chance in selling them from this thread . I also just refurbished a set of four dismantling them completely then stripping,polishin...
by olympia57
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Pacific Sharkfest 2018 pix
Replies: 23
Views: 728

Re: Pacific Sharkfest 2018 pix

Lovely photos , perfect to brighten up a cold wet day in Ireland .
Thanks for posting.
Don
by olympia57
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1982 CSi Resto
Replies: 109
Views: 9234

Re: 1982 CSi Resto

Great progress . Look forward to seeing it painted.
by olympia57
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1986 628CSi Restoration
Replies: 9
Views: 1671

Re: 1986 628CSi Restoration

Mmmm, I believe the bright trim should be fitted to the window rubber before it is fitted to the car.....
I'm sure Ron of this parish has preached this many times.
by olympia57
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: 4 x sixteen inch Style 5 wheels
Replies: 0
Views: 184

4 x sixteen inch Style 5 wheels

Set of four 7 x 16 ,et 20 style 5 wheels . These wheels are in absolutely perfect condition with no historical damage . Brought over from Germany by myself and then repainted in a brighter silver and then lacquered in 2K .The rims were then polished to mirror finish. These were run with 225/50 tyres...
by olympia57
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: " Auric " the odyssey ........
Replies: 49
Views: 13159

Re: " Auric " the odyssey ........

Had them fitted with a set of Kuhmo 235/45/17 tyres that I had , they balanced up perfectly which was a concern after them being dismantled and rebuilt. Fitted them with spigot rings and the difference in offset between the Remotecs at et16 and the RC's at et20 is more noticeable than I thought it w...
by olympia57
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: 1988 635csiA Highline 69k all original, never welded. pampered!
Replies: 22
Views: 35660

Re: 1988 635csiA Highline 69k all original, never welded. pampered!

Beautiful, I wish you much enjoyment with it.
Don
by olympia57
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: " Auric " the odyssey ........
Replies: 49
Views: 13159

Re: " Auric " the odyssey ........

Excellent project. I hope you used some appropriate anti-seize on the new stainless hardware. The chance for serious galvanic corrosion between aluminum and stainless is even worse than regular steel. I've seen way too much of that in aluminum locomotive horns, where the stainless fasteners just a ...
by olympia57
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: " Auric " the odyssey ........
Replies: 49
Views: 13159

Re: " Auric " the odyssey ........

As I said , I discarded the old original bolts prefering to use dome headed socket bolts . These look nicer are easier to clean and are lighter than the originals . Thread lock was used for safety but also to prevent galling on the stainless steel surfaces. The wheels were assembled and torqued to 2...
by olympia57
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: " Auric " the odyssey ........
Replies: 49
Views: 13159

Re: " Auric " the odyssey ........

So , now that they were checked ,cleaned and dismantled the refurb could commence . They had been crudly painted with rattle can matt black over the original delaminating factory laquer so all of this had to be stripped back to bare alloy . The only stripper that will touch this stuff is Aircraft St...
by olympia57
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: " Auric " the odyssey ........
Replies: 49
Views: 13159

Re: " Auric " the odyssey ........

I've run the car on 16 inch wheels since I built it ,a decision made for reasons of comfort , but every time I seen a photo of an E24 on 17's it made me envious . So I had to scratch that itch . A bit of serindipity occurred when I found these for sale on a website that I rarly visit ,they had only ...
by olympia57
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 777
Views: 118204

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

I've just had an interesting experience with Kumhos . I have them on my daily and the E24 and have used them on my wife's cars for some years with no problems . I fitted two 225/50/17's to her Skoda Yeti last October and another two in April this year . The ones fitted i April went onto the front . ...
by olympia57
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: UK Highline
Replies: 7
Views: 291

Re: UK Highline

The professionally fabricated stainless steel front wings sound very interesting .
by olympia57
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Goodwood Revival live stream
Replies: 1
Views: 199

Goodwood Revival live stream

Heads up on a great weekends racing .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pr-L5Kj8_ns