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by Soperman
Sat May 18, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Contemplating returning to the fold
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: Contemplating returning to the fold

If you're genuinely considering the example currently up for sale with Classic Heroes, then you're obviously looking at something complete and in extremely good order, as opposed to an example of the M635CSi that needs bits replacing. Is, therefore, the availability of exterior & interior trim parts...
by Soperman
Sun May 12, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: Service Indicator coverts to shift lights
Replies: 0
Views: 69

Service Indicator coverts to shift lights

No affiliation, and only assuming they'll work on an E24, but I thought this was a nifty little gadget.

https://e28goodies.com/product/service- ... hVYfcKvM_E
by Soperman
Fri May 10, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: Starting with some new rims....
Replies: 13
Views: 198

Re: Starting with some new rims....

They’re certainly 2 piece, and they’re silicone sealed.

Because they’re designed to fit an E39 5 series, you’ll need to add a simple and cheap spigot ring to alter the hub diameter ever so slightly in order for them to fit snugly.

Countless E24 owners have chosen this path.
by Soperman
Fri May 10, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: Starting with some new rims....
Replies: 13
Views: 198

Re: Starting with some new rims....

Kos has a collection of high quality, period, hard-to-find rims. On his car currently are a set of ACT split rims which are a similar looking alternative to BBS RS. I can pretty much guarantee that he has never owned a set of Dares. I found myself in a very similar position to you, Bhart, a few year...
by Soperman
Thu May 09, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: UK SharkFest
Topic: OK gents, where's Brucey now...
Replies: 7
Views: 172

Re: OK gents, where's Brucey now...

Glad to hear he's Ok, Rob. Many thanks for letting us know.

E24 Track day, you say? Where does one sign up for this?
by Soperman
Thu May 09, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Fests Down Under
Topic: New member intro
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: New member intro

Kindest regards back to you, sir - and may I extend to you the very warmest of welcomes to bigcoupe.com, which I consider to be the best place on the web for E24 enthusiasts. There are some amazingly knowledgeable and generous people on here. Frankly, I'm astonished you haven't made it before now. N...
by Soperman
Thu May 09, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Fests Down Under
Topic: New member intro
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: New member intro

Is that you, Ken?
by Soperman
Wed May 08, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: M88/3 Instructional Video
Replies: 1
Views: 76

M88/3 Instructional Video

My German isn't up to much, and the porno soundtrack is a bit irritating, but this looks to me like an early 80's BMW instructional video, featuring guidance on valve and throttle-body adjustment amongst other things. I love it also as a reference for how a pristine M88/3 should really look like. ht...
by Soperman
Wed May 08, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: UK M635CSi #322 FS
Replies: 9
Views: 692

Re: UK M635CSi #322 FS

Some interesting news about the dealer in question, Motorhub, who have been fined over £53,000 by Trading Standards for "reckless dishonesty" after pleading "guilty to six breaches of the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading regulation - on account of inflated prices and undisclosed information."...
by Soperman
Wed May 08, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: World's lowest mileage M635? E24 even?
Replies: 6
Views: 3348

Re: World's lowest mileage M635? E24 even?

Anybody found out the price yet, or what the PO sold it to them for? What about selling to US residents only due to a "buy-back policy"? I think its a shame that this car is destined to be kept in storage for all of its life and will probably never ever be driven again :( Just stumbled over this ol...
by Soperman
Sun May 05, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: UK SharkFest
Topic: OK gents, where's Brucey now...
Replies: 7
Views: 172

Re: OK gents, where's Brucey now...

Mmmmhh, radio silence. Starting to get a little worried.

Anyone have a number or email for Brucey?
by Soperman
Wed May 01, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: how many 635's have you encounter? (Encountered)
Replies: 302
Views: 88219

Re: how many 635's have you encounter? (Encountered)

I work for various auto manufacturers on events. It’s all rather tedious stuff - best not to dwell on it really.

So, what “upgrades” are we talking about, Bobbo? Sounds rather intriguing....
by Soperman
Wed May 01, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: how many 635's have you encounter? (Encountered)
Replies: 302
Views: 88219

Re: how many 635's have you encounter? (Encountered)

Regrettably Bobbo, any free time I have to meet up at Monterey Car Week is restricted as I’m there to work, not play.
Duty called elsewhere on the day of LOTA, so had to miss it that one.

This year, perhaps?
by Soperman
Wed May 01, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: how many 635's have you encounter? (Encountered)
Replies: 302
Views: 88219

Re: how many 635's have you encounter? (Encountered)

And finally, but by no means least-of-all, I snapped this US 635CSi on Junipero Avenue, Carmel-By-The-Sea.

I have to say, you American chaps are doing a fine job of getting your E24s out there. Keep up the splendid work.
by Soperman
Wed May 01, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: how many 635's have you encounter? (Encountered)
Replies: 302
Views: 88219

Re: how many 635's have you encounter? (Encountered)

This absolutely perfect, low mileage, stunningly original car was spotted on Ocean Avenue, Carmel-By-The-Sea. It was displayed by Mint Classics, an outfit based in Munich but run by a Columbian chap. He collects and sells in high end, rare and exclusive BMWs. He was there in partnership with Eric Ke...
by Soperman
Wed May 01, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: how many 635's have you encounter? (Encountered)
Replies: 302
Views: 88219

Re: how many 635's have you encounter? (Encountered)

Following a thoroughly enjoyable day at The Quail Motorsport Gathering, where I snapped some tasty 02s and a glorious restored E9 (pics available on request), I was heading for home, but had to stop and admire this lovely Euro M635CSi parked just outside the exit gates. Couldn't stay and admire (rea...
by Soperman
Wed May 01, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: how many 635's have you encounter? (Encountered)
Replies: 302
Views: 88219

Re: how many 635's have you encounter? (Encountered)

This is looooong overdue, as it's taken me rather a long time to take the photos from my phone and re-size them for posting on here. So, having travelled from the UK to visit Monterey car week last year, I spent some time cruising 17 Mile Drive. The Pacific Ocean was a few yards to my right, and thi...
by Soperman
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: UK SharkFest
Topic: Any Meets
Replies: 6
Views: 207

Re: Any Meets

Is that a Sharknose only meet, Kos?
BMWCCGB affiliated?
by Soperman
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: FOR SALE 1982 Series 2 635 CSi Dogleg UK
Replies: 7
Views: 310

Re: FOR SALE 1982 Series 2 635 CSi Dogleg UK

Nice car that.
But onwards and upwards, tell us more about the "M".....
by Soperman
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: E24 on UK TV
Replies: 4
Views: 279

Re: E24 on UK TV

Gentle reminder to all citizens of the U.K.
by Soperman
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: E24 on UK TV
Replies: 4
Views: 279

E24 on UK TV

Attention all U.K. E24 spannermen. Episode 3 of Channel 4’s TV series, “Mission Ignition”, airs on Saturday April 13th at 7:00pm

Competing teams of mechanics wil race to put back together two disassembled cars, a 635CSi and a Capri 2.8i. First team to fire up their engine gets to keep the car.
by Soperman
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: UK M6 635CSI
Replies: 7
Views: 17510

Re: UK M6 635CSI

Sold for £23,865.
Pod?
by Soperman
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: UK M6 635CSI
Replies: 7
Views: 17510

Re: UK M6 635CSI

Whoops. Sorry, Pod.

Anyway, haven't you got enough cars as it is?
by Soperman
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: UK M6 635CSI
Replies: 7
Views: 17510

Re: UK M6 635CSI

UK RHD M635CSi #452 is available once again, at a forthcoming CCA auction.
F475JUE has a fresh MOT. If the hammer falls around the estimate of £13-16k, then somebody might have themselves a bargain.

https://www.classiccarauctions.co.uk/bmw-m635csi-10955
by Soperman
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: New M88/3 Exhaust Headers from China
Replies: 6
Views: 363

New M88/3 Exhaust Headers from China

I spotted these on eBay, marketed by a Chinese firm. No affiliation, but thought them interesting, even though they don't appear suitable for my RHD car. Remarkable value for money. Too good to be true? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/EXHAUST-HEADER-MANIFOLD-FOR-BMW-M88-3-M5-E28-E24-M6-E30-S38B38-S38B36-...