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by sansouci
Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: door weatherstrips Front and rear window
Replies: 172
Views: 195944

Re: door weatherstrips Front and rear window

Add me to a list for a full set. Hope you get enough interest.
--Ken
by sansouci
Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: My 1982 633csi
Replies: 7
Views: 184

Re: My 1982 633csi

You may want to get to know Roger Hanley (also from NC) who is restoring his car. He likely has good info on body shops for rust, paint and other needs of aging BMWs.
by sansouci
Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Finding a specific vehicle from the VIN number
Replies: 7
Views: 414

Re: Finding a specific vehicle from the VIN number

I've used the various build data sites over the years. If I saw the car again, I will put a note under the windshield. But I think it is no longer local.
by sansouci
Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:46 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Finding a specific vehicle from the VIN number
Replies: 7
Views: 414

Re: Finding a specific vehicle from the VIN number

I guess I will have to talk to the local cop who runs a stop sign trap on my corner. He's there almost every day...shooting fish in a barrel .
by sansouci
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Finding a specific vehicle from the VIN number
Replies: 7
Views: 414

Finding a specific vehicle from the VIN number

I saw a car that I'd like to buy and all I have is a VIN. is there a free site to find the owner?
by sansouci
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Of ebikes, and tinkerers
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: Of ebikes, and tinkerers

Nice mod!
ebikes put batteries in the down tubes to keep the center of gravity as low as possible. How's the stability of your project?

Has anyone out there created a true ee24 i.e., electric e24?
by sansouci
Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:59 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Lubrication points
Replies: 3
Views: 285

Re: Lubrication points

While not strictly chassis: door hinges, lock cylinders (dry graphite) , hood hinges, window glides (silicone), windshield wiper linkages, boot hinges.
by sansouci
Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: engine cutting out when driving
Replies: 3
Views: 291

Re: engine cutting out when driving

You get what you pay for. An incorrect diagnosis means unnecessary parts and labor. Sounds like you need a real time oscilloscope to record voltages and signals.
by sansouci
Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1983 Bmw 635Csi E24
Replies: 42
Views: 11390

Re: 1983 Bmw 635Csi E24

Is the lesson of the "lost" radiator to have everything shipped to you and then only give the body shop what is needed for the next step? I'd be worried that stuff would walk away...
by sansouci
Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Two fuel pumps or one?
Replies: 7
Views: 474

Re: Two fuel pumps or one?

I could be confusing my BMWs, but I think TRE makes a good aftermarket pump.
by sansouci
Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: New member to the forum.
Replies: 13
Views: 6374

Re: New member to the forum.

We're still thinking about Biscuithead! We're still on Long Island in the midst of a kitchen renovation.
by sansouci
Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 846
Views: 224428

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

Closet Milwaukee fanboi?
by sansouci
Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Rear Muffler.....again
Replies: 11
Views: 514

Re: Rear Muffler.....again

I've had the same problem as my 633 is a different animal from a 635 . I had a conversation with an engineer at APEX Emissions which made these in the past. There may be a fit with a Mercedes muffler but i wouldn't bet on it. Perhaps the 635 rear section would fit with appropriate bashing and i am a...
by sansouci
Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Trickle Charger on Cigarette Lighter?
Replies: 15
Views: 1319

Re: Trickle Charger on Cigarette Lighter?

My Ctek has an accessory cord that has ring connectors on 1 end for direct attachment to the battery and a polarized connector on the other that attaches to the charger. No alligator clips needed
by sansouci
Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Help identify mystery part
Replies: 6
Views: 654

Re: Help identify mystery part

You can buy small hose at HD to replace the tube that doesn't fit. I think the clear vinyl will hold up .
by sansouci
Fri Nov 06, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: OH NO! California wants to ban gas powered vehicles
Replies: 22
Views: 2067

Re: OH NO! California wants to ban gas powered vehicles

If you have rolling blackouts, there may then be greater reliance on daytime solar charging or solar battery storage that then charges the vehicle.
by sansouci
Fri Nov 06, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: OH NO! California wants to ban gas powered vehicles
Replies: 22
Views: 2067

Re: OH NO! California wants to ban gas powered vehicles

It is interesting to note that some of the first cars were electric. Jay Leno has an early electric, a 1908 Baker. There is also a French car museum in Florida with early electrics. It's the Tampa Bay Automobile Museum in Pinellas Park with a 1922 Milburn Electric and a 1971 CGE Gregoire Electric. B...
by sansouci
Mon Oct 26, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: OH NO! California wants to ban gas powered vehicles
Replies: 22
Views: 2067

Re: OH NO! California wants to ban gas powered vehicles

With declining fuel tax to maintain roads (unless rates rise) will they tax electricity or impose an annual vehicle fee to offset this? Seems to me that a tire tax makes sense as wear and tire life are mostly correlated to miles driven. But this is a 2030-2050 time frame problem.
by sansouci
Mon Oct 26, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: No Crank Issue
Replies: 25
Views: 1635

Re: No Crank Issue

My mechanic jumped the connectors at the starter switch to get it started.
Ocam's law: start with the simple solution first. Battery voltage is easily checked. Move on from there.
Best of luck.
Ken
by sansouci
Mon Oct 26, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: FS Denon Cassette Receiver DCR-5470
Replies: 9
Views: 964

Re: FS Denon Cassette Receiver DCR-5470

Still for sale. Come 'n git it!
by sansouci
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: FS Denon Cassette Receiver DCR-5470
Replies: 9
Views: 964

Re: FS Denon Cassette Receiver DCR-5470

Mike,
I haven't been on the site in a while and found your post. I will weigh it up and let you know. Priority with tracking?
Ken
by sansouci
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Replacement Exhaust
Replies: 11
Views: 1583

Re: Replacement Exhaust

sansouci wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 3:39 pm
I've got the same challenge with a 1984 633Csi. I really need the rear silence section but I don't care if it is stainless or plain old carbon steel.
I'm told that the 633 and 635 are configured a bit differently but I don't quite know what is different. Any advice is helpful.
by sansouci
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 846
Views: 224428

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

One good test is to pull the Tstat and put it in cool water that you then heat up. Get a high quality mercury thermometer (I think the kind used to make candy about $11 on Amazon) or maybe a dial type and run multiple heat-up/cool down cycles on the stove (your wife will think you've taken up cookin...
by sansouci
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: OH NO! California wants to ban gas powered vehicles
Replies: 22
Views: 2067

Re: OH NO! California wants to ban gas powered vehicles

So what will they do when the fire trucks dealing with the incessant wildfires have to return to base for 12 hours at a time to recharge their batteries .............. They will likely be slower to ban diesel As to gasoline, with declining petrol powered cars, gas stations will close and the price ...
by sansouci
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: OH NO! California wants to ban gas powered vehicles
Replies: 22
Views: 2067

Re: OH NO! California wants to ban gas powered vehicles

Pod wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:12 am
So what will they do when the fire trucks dealing with the incessant wildfires have to return to base for 12 hours at a time to recharge their batteries ..............
That's diesel anyway