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by dwcains
Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: m635 Exhaust options
Replies: 40
Views: 4261

Re: m635 Exhaust options

+1 on the Jet Hot coating. I haven’t had the E24 done, but it made a huge difference in underhood temp on my ‘92 Alfa Spider OEM manifolds. Looks great, too, even after several years.
by dwcains
Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: How to chage miles (km) in odometer?
Replies: 8
Views: 1287

Re: How to chage miles (km) in odometer?

Hi Bert: I did figure it out, and it’s all done. It was a bit scary rolling the first dial and not break anything, but it’s fairly simple once you get the trick. I recall doing this 40+ years ago on an old Smith’s XKE odo, and it was much easier. So, I’m happy it’s done, but now I need to get my ass...
by dwcains
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Coping With Loss
Replies: 7
Views: 1368

Re: Coping With Loss

Sorry for your loss, but hoping you can do the best you can to get over it and feel better soon. I’ve had a tough one, too, basically being in the hospital most of this year, ut wishing for better next year. The E24 has helped me immensely, as has this forum, and it’s nice to have such a common inte...
by dwcains
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Where does jack go?
Replies: 8
Views: 1978

Re: Where does jack go?

zinnocoupe wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:36 pm
ImageIMG_1412 by Dave Grayson, on Flickr
Looking at it again, the clamp looks similar, but have a look at the two jacks. Mine is a rectangular channel, yours is tubular. I think the clamp has to match the jack. Anyone?
by dwcains
Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Where does jack go?
Replies: 8
Views: 1978

Re: Where does jack go?

I thought I tried that, but i guess I'll have another look - thanks.
by dwcains
Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:19 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: How to chage miles (km) in odometer?
Replies: 8
Views: 1287

Re: How to chage miles (km) in odometer?

Hi Tony:

I had some time to play with mine this afternoon. It doesn't all make sense,though, what Bavarian says. No need to break any gears, as they can beb removed in a minute or two, but the remote calibration rheostat is a nice idea. I hate sending my parts away, so I'm still screwing with it.
by dwcains
Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Sunvisor Mirror light upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 1116

Re: Sunvisor Mirror light upgrade

It's just a generic, flexible LED strip - they're all over eBay. Example;

https://www.ebay.com/itm/White-4PCS-12V ... SwgxxZk49N
by dwcains
Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Where does jack go?
Replies: 8
Views: 1978

Re: Where does jack go?

Should it go over both the jack and the lug wrench, or just the jack? Maybe I had it turned 180-degrees the wrong way, to cover both? realoem does show it the opposite to the way I tried. And, they show it with the jack crank facing up, whcich is also opposite to the way I have the jack in the compa...
by dwcains
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Where does jack go?
Replies: 8
Views: 1978

Re: Where does jack go?

Old thread, but I'll post a pic for future reference: https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-LDn5j5J/0/93b63ca2/L/i-LDn5j5J-L.jpg This setup varies somewhat by year. Wheel chock is hidden in the front of the compartment, pinned in place by the jack, and I don't think that's the correct clamp, either.
by dwcains
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Jack assembly pics
Replies: 12
Views: 2745

Re: Jack assembly pics

Of course, my car would have to be different, but I got it figured out. The wheel chock goes in first, toward the front, and the jack pins it in place. I don't think I have the proper clamp, but it works, as long as I use a nut with smaller wings: https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-LDn5j5J/0/93b63c...
by dwcains
Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Squeaking Dash
Replies: 4
Views: 801

Re: Squeaking Dash

I've got my console out - I'll take a pic tonight.
by dwcains
Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Tech Articles
Topic: New approach to dash board repair/restoration?
Replies: 3
Views: 1159

Re: New approach to dash board repair/restoration?

Interesting idea, but maybe not the most durable. For at least a decade or more, the cheap and durable fix used by Ala Spider/GTV owners has been pickup truck bed liner. It has to be, by design, one of the most durable coatings a consumer can get their hands on, it's cheap, and easy to apply.
by dwcains
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: E24 wheels
Replies: 12
Views: 2229

Re: E24 wheels

You're welcome.
by dwcains
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Squeaking Dash
Replies: 4
Views: 801

Re: Squeaking Dash

My car has a strip of foam across the top of the shifter console, where it interfaces with the bottom of the dash. Looks old, and OEM, but it could just as easily be something from a hardware store.
by dwcains
Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: E24 wheels
Replies: 12
Views: 2229

Re: E24 wheels

Have you seen this thread? It should give you some ideas about what sizes to look for, and keep looking, you'll find what you want.

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=24746&hilit=best+whhels
by dwcains
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: How to chage miles (km) in odometer?
Replies: 8
Views: 1287

Re: How to chage miles (km) in odometer?

I like the YouTube idea - thanks, and I always take lots of pictures.

You're welcome to my old tach - I'll let you know when I'm ready to send it. Never had any problems with it, so it should work fine for you.
by dwcains
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: How to chage miles (km) in odometer?
Replies: 8
Views: 1287

Re: How to chage miles (km) in odometer?

Thanks, Roger, that's always a possibility, but I almost always like to avoid sending parts of my car away. I've got thhe old US cluster to learn on, so maybe this weekend I'll spread all the parts out on the dining room table and see if I can get it back together. My wide will enjoy that, too :D
by dwcains
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: wtt right/left blk euro fenders trade for american fenders. ny longisland
Replies: 12
Views: 30786

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

Exactly, which were cut into the fenders during the federalization process. By some stroke of luck, my car escaped such horrors, and really only got a US gauge cluster, OBC, and headlights. It has a much cleaner look w/o the side markers: https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-sXGGV57/0/c84db875/L/i-sX...
by dwcains
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: How to chage miles (km) in odometer?
Replies: 8
Views: 1287

How to chage miles (km) in odometer?

Nothing nefarious, but I bought the correct Euro km clucter for my car, and I'd like it to reflect the correct mileage. The car has 190,000 miles, but the cluster has 420,000 km. The miles convert to ~306,000km, and to me, that's too big a discrepancy. I also have new Garagistic odometer gears for t...
by dwcains
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: F/S E24 rear spoiler and side skirts Breyton
Replies: 5
Views: 92163

Re: F/S E24 rear spoiler and side skirts Breyton

There are at lest 4 types of OEM rear spoilers for the E24, as well as various aftermarket. You should specify which you have.
by dwcains
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 694
Views: 85833

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

Just out of curiosity, did you seen the welding machine he was using? Based on that skill level, I would wonder about their body work too. I'm looking for an entry level welding set up and Hornhospital may have the most experience on BC. If anyone else can make some specific recommendations, mostly...
by dwcains
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Bleeding clutch slave saga continues...
Replies: 4
Views: 881

Re: Bleeding clutch slave saga continues...

Have you tried this method? It always works for me, but I'm not so sloppy, and I put a hose on the bleeder to collect the fluid.

https://youtu.be/xl5WQCgUjDc
by dwcains
Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: Wheel Rehab?
Replies: 5
Views: 986

Re: Wheel Rehab?

The OEM Nissan wheels have a translucent silver over a black base coat, and because of that, they're a b!tch to touch-up or polish once they've been damaged. The silver is extremely thin. You can buy various brands of silver wheel paint that will lookk good, but not original. I'd bet you can do it f...
by dwcains
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Sunvisor Mirror light upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 1116

Re: Sunvisor Mirror light upgrade

I did. A few dabs of epoxy hold the mirror in place now. The mirror is also still available from BMW for less than $15 last time I checked.
by dwcains
Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Show us your pedals
Replies: 1
Views: 895

Show us your pedals

There are plenty of aftermarket pedals available for our cars, both generic and specific-fit, and I'd like to see some installs.

I really like the ones from this vendor, but they're pricey: http://pedalhaus.com/