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by LandShark
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: LED head lights
Replies: 5
Views: 190

LED head lights

Hey guys, I've been busy renovating my house, but I still would like to do a project to improve my car.
Has anyone installed an head light LED conversion product such as these?

https://www.hidnation.com/products/h500 ... ersion-kit
by LandShark
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Bilstein sieze up question
Replies: 3
Views: 361

Re: Bilstein sieze up question

Thanks for curing my paranoia, in my auto repair experience I have seen most old/high mileage dampers simply go limp (no rebound).
by LandShark
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Bilstein sieze up question
Replies: 3
Views: 361

Bilstein sieze up question

https://youtu.be/e-uWiBqhrAY
^at about 4:15, he says Bilsteins can sieze up and damage the strut towers.

Has this happened to anyone and is it a characteristic failure mode of most Bilsteins?
by LandShark
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: TANK custom fuel tank
Replies: 8
Views: 986

Re: TANK custom fuel tank

Appropriately for the year, it's 76 LBS :shock: with zinc plating. This has cost me $715 and will outlast the vehicle. Takes fuel through a 1.5 NPT fitting. A small downside is that it took 4 months for the back and forth with the fabricator as I mocked it up. POR 15 tank sealer. The sides of the ta...
by LandShark
Wed May 23, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: TANK custom fuel tank
Replies: 8
Views: 986

Re: TANK custom fuel tank

Cheaper than Wallothnesch. And more rear weight :-). Probably slightly less capacity. Petrol weighs 6.3lb/gallon. I'm not worried about the threads ripping out of the nutplates.
by LandShark
Tue May 22, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: TANK custom fuel tank
Replies: 8
Views: 986

TANK custom fuel tank

I'm glad to see this forum is still active and there are people left to offend. The stock tank on my car had inherent design flaws. with 3 bolts mounting the tank at the seams it's only a matter of time before it starts leaking. I could buy a new fuel tank from Wallothnesch but where's the fun in th...
by LandShark
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 723
Views: 111701

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

Lovely work. How's the Sugru holding up?
by LandShark
Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: Free- full set used brake pads
Replies: 0
Views: 18450

Free- full set used brake pads

Just pay for shipping, these pads have 75-85% life, (5000 miles of gentle braking). No gouges .
I recently switched to EBC red.


Front- Textar- OEM
Rear- are a decent Australian brand. (I think they are semi-metallic.)

I will send pics if interested. MY car is 1976-series I.
by LandShark
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: No E24 content, but this was scary
Replies: 13
Views: 2980

Re: No E24 content, but this was scary

I think it would be a great memorial to restore at least a small section of the art work on the hood.

Just curious, how long was the car sitting? Maybe that caused the bearing failure?
by LandShark
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: 633 with a history
Replies: 3
Views: 1046

Re: 633 with a history

Those mud flaps...
by LandShark
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: M90 Timing chain
Replies: 1
Views: 470

Re: M90 Timing chain

viewtopic.php?t=13808

^ I looked it up for you. because i was also curious.
It seems that single row is fine for ye olde m30.

But on the old mercedes sl v8s (3.8 liter) switching to the double row chain is an important upgrade.
by LandShark
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Unibody rust weld repair
Replies: 9
Views: 2218

Re: Unibody rust weld repair

That's Jeffs Saab Shop. Although my dream garage would have a 2 post lift. And an espresso machine.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Jeff' ... 06.5256959
by LandShark
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Shark Magnet! Rock Auto collectors magnets
Replies: 1
Views: 771

Shark Magnet! Rock Auto collectors magnets

Just got this magnet with my Rock Auto parts. I just a bought a sweet pair of AC Delco rear brake rotors for my shark. Made in Italy (like that means anything). TJ in New York, Are you out there? https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4712/39981531442_018b0764d2_z.jpg 20180131_175251 by Matt Squirsh , on Fl...
by LandShark
Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 633CSi Turbo - Not a Callaway or an E24 Anymore
Replies: 147
Views: 39636

Re: 633CSi Turbo - Not a Callaway Anymore

Tim, your tuning work is amazing. I know it sounds inane, but is there room for the air conditioning components?
by LandShark
Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Unibody rust weld repair
Replies: 9
Views: 2218

Re: Unibody rust weld repair

On this episode of this old Saab... nah just kidding. Stitching 16 gauge wasn't too bad. I used a Hobart MIG welder with 100% CO2 mentioned in another post. Just some cheesy plates mainly to reinforce that square so I can continue to use it for my "jacking pleasure". https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4...
by LandShark
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: WTB: Fender Wing- Left side Series I
Replies: 5
Views: 31118

Re: WTB: Fender Wing- Left side Series I

Now I'm back pedaling because I'm considering all the trouble with paint matching.
by LandShark
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: WTB: Fender Wing- Left side Series I
Replies: 5
Views: 31118

Re: WTB: Fender Wing- Left side Series I

Jaa. To Denver is a nice trip to take. Ty, I will keep it in mind.
by LandShark
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Unibody rust weld repair
Replies: 9
Views: 2218

Re: Unibody rust weld repair

I'm using POR 15 on the peripherals here. The fender is obviously rotten to the core, but I have this idea of working chain/bar oil into the seam to to treat the unseen . But then top coating it for aesthetics will be difficult. http://www.type2.com/library/body/baroil.htm https://farm5.staticflickr...
by LandShark
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: WTB: Fender Wing- Left side Series I
Replies: 5
Views: 31118

WTB: Fender Wing- Left side Series I

Left side Series 1 fender/wing. Ok if it's in need of minor body work.
by LandShark
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Unibody rust weld repair
Replies: 9
Views: 2218

Re: Unibody rust weld repair

I see that the "frame rails" are the appropriate part to jack on. Mine are dented pretty good (that's the condition they were in when I acquired the car) #-o
by LandShark
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Unibody rust weld repair
Replies: 9
Views: 2218

Re: Unibody rust weld repair

Golly, its such a convenient jacking point (I use a rectangular piece of wood in there). I think I'm just going to cut the rust, clean it up, treat the underlying metal and reinforce it.
by LandShark
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Unibody rust weld repair
Replies: 9
Views: 2218

Unibody rust weld repair

I will load the pic soon but I have a rust hole above the front jack point. The jack point is weakened but mostly intact. Peek-a-boo, wire harness. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4663/25796656538_5867a03342_k.jpg Unibody rust hole above left front jack point. by Matt Squirsh , on Flickr Im making so...
by LandShark
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: rocker trim removal tool?
Replies: 2
Views: 839

Re: rocker trim removal tool?

Thanks. Looks like a handy tool to have.
by LandShark
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: 1979 633csi emissions without thermal reactors
Replies: 22
Views: 3787

Re: 1979 633csi emissions without thermal reactors

Congrats on the acquisition. New Mexico is emissions friendly, just saying. Even in Abq, over 35 years old is the golden number for emissions exempt. Check to see what year your cylinder head is, the one I just replaced was a 79' and it was cracked.
by LandShark
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Would you trade your 635CSI for a Z3 M roadster
Replies: 15
Views: 2205

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

Nah. Would trade for a Z4 with the little 4 banger turbo and six speed. Just wait a few years and hold out for that trade!