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by Colin C
Thu Feb 12, 2015 2:07 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Air Tools vs. Cordless
Replies: 13
Views: 3840

Nice set up - love the Border Collie. I've got two sitting at my feet right now that could be it's sister......they also love getting under my feet in my garage!
by Colin C
Sat Jan 17, 2015 12:38 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: E34 M5/ E38 rear trailing arm bushing install how-to
Replies: 54
Views: 18632

Congrats. It looks good (I think). Need a larger picture or link to a larger picture... :D Right click and save to your desktop then you can manipulate with whatever software you have........a bit low res but you can see the detail. Great job, I love threads like this resulting in a 'build' =D> Do ...
by Colin C
Sun Dec 21, 2014 11:46 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Custom STACK dash
Replies: 22
Views: 7524

Good work there - looks fantastic, functional and in keeping with the cars heritage - seen some 'wrong' looking all digital efforts.
by Colin C
Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:48 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Flare Nut Wrench; how to choose/make a better one
Replies: 18
Views: 4868

That's cheap - just ordered a set :lol:
by Colin C
Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:44 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: "M" #472.
Replies: 11
Views: 43190

Is this way overpriced or have I made a massive mistake selling my M635CSi recently.........Could have restored it for £12K to a better condition and less mileage than this one using third parties! Not a Motorsport though - do they really demand such a premium?
by Colin C
Mon Nov 24, 2014 3:41 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: FORMULA 'E' Race
Replies: 3
Views: 1279

Its all a bit reality TV for me, some good racers in there but not sure we need the audience participation. We are only a public vote from Death Race 2000!
by Colin C
Mon Nov 24, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: FORMULA 1
Replies: 5
Views: 1676

Fitting end to what I thought was an exciting season - well done Lewis! I think the 46 year stat was in relation to winning twice for different teams.........Sir Jackie is still 'the man' but won his three championships for the one constructor........could be wrong though :-k Sir Jackie won his fir...
by Colin C
Mon Nov 24, 2014 8:20 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: FORMULA 1
Replies: 5
Views: 1676

Fitting end to what I thought was an exciting season - well done Lewis!

I think the 46 year stat was in relation to winning twice for different teams.........Sir Jackie is still 'the man' but won his three championships for the one constructor........could be wrong though :-k
by Colin C
Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:19 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: BMW M88 S38 and Beyond
Replies: 8
Views: 3069

One for the library =D>
by Colin C
Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:17 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: UK M635CSi #174 Up for auction next weekend
Replies: 19
Views: 4848

That one was offered for sale from one of the 'usual' outlets recently - I distinctly remember the 80's aerial's and rear/sill body kit - dislike both features, ruins the lines of the car :cry:
by Colin C
Sun Oct 12, 2014 1:33 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Opinions on the value of my car
Replies: 11
Views: 3249

Unless its essential that you have to sell I would keep it.......you have obviously put a lot of time and money into the car and it sounds like you have improved it but still have the original bits if required. The value of the M635CSi is only going up.........I just sold mine, which was a project c...
by Colin C
Sat Oct 11, 2014 4:08 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: Useable metric wheels and tyres on UK E-bay (not mine).
Replies: 3
Views: 1319

I personally wont use tyres that are more than 5 years old - especially not on a performance car, even if they have been stored for the last three years. Tyre companies don't recommend it (no surprise there really), Insurance companies will use 'out of date tyres' as an excuse not to pay out (again ...
by Colin C
Fri Oct 03, 2014 8:46 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: DOHC Comparison M vs Porsche et al
Replies: 5
Views: 1770

Re: DOHC Comparison M vs Porsche et al

........ but why does the M demand relatively higher prices over the Porsches and VW Corrados, et al? For me the answer is simple the M635CSi engine (never driven a US M6) is a fabulous piece of engineering, free revving, oodles of torque and pulls like a train to the redline. Back in the day the M...
by Colin C
Thu Sep 25, 2014 3:21 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: M635CSi for sale.......plus bits! SOLD
Replies: 0
Views: 1296

M635CSi for sale.......plus bits! SOLD

Update 4th October: Car sold but parts still available...... After some soul searching it has become obvious that I don't have the time or the facilities to restore my M635CSi. I purchased the car 9 or 10 years ago and used it as my daily driver initially. It required bodywork and some tidying which...
by Colin C
Fri Sep 12, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: RACING
Replies: 13
Views: 2767

I think Lewis runs a slightly different brake bias to Nico and he can handle the 'squirmy' rear a bit better with a bit more rear brake which takes away the tendency for front lock ups. Having said that, no ABS, no traction control all that torque......they must be a bit of a handful! I do admire th...
by Colin C
Fri Sep 12, 2014 7:12 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: RACING
Replies: 13
Views: 2767

I agree Brucey - Lewis has been plagued by 'tech issues' which seem to have been resolved on Nico's side of the garage.... :-k I was just surprised by the nature of the missed turns - no puff of brake dust, no lock up, no attempt to make the corner then pull out, in fact the second time he wasn't ev...
by Colin C
Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:35 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: RACING
Replies: 13
Views: 2767

Unless.... Rosberg winning would all but scupper Hamiltons chances, and make the rest of the season boring, meaning less coverage and press attention for Mercedes. This way, it keeps the season alive. The first time Nico missed the chicane I was amazed, as he is normally so precise. The second time,...
by Colin C
Mon Sep 08, 2014 6:45 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: POSSIBLY moving to the UK, questions...
Replies: 14
Views: 6497

AFAIK there will be no problem importing your car here, although the Scottish weather and winters won't be kind to an old E24. Shark fan is correct, the local council people use a lot of road salt in the winter when the temps drop, doesn't have to be snowing, which is not good for older cars. Your ...
by Colin C
Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:51 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: Wow 1985 M6535 in UK...
Replies: 6
Views: 1991

It looks in period with mine in that it has the earlier type spoiler and no indicators on the wings (fenders). I know there are subtle interior differences on the later pre Highline cars but do we know when these changes came into production? The price of that car is just the incentive I need to get...
by Colin C
Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:08 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Pix of Legends of the Autobahn, finally . . .
Replies: 18
Views: 7922

Great post - Some lovely bits of kit there =D>
by Colin C
Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:16 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Ron's engine bay etc.(as requested).
Replies: 37
Views: 11827

Hey Ron, just noticed you have M 207, I have M 206 - just don't have the time to spend on it - needs body resto, well full resto really!
by Colin C
Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Ron's engine bay etc.(as requested).
Replies: 37
Views: 11827

Better than when it left the factory.........superb job, how many man hours do you reckon?
by Colin C
Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:15 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: I'm confused...
Replies: 4
Views: 2849

Re: I'm confused...

I have a RHD and LHD sixes and the wipers are opposite of each other like I would expect. However when perusing the forum this morning I noticed Colin C's 86 M635 wipers are like my RHD 6 http://s1366.photobucket.com/user/colinwcurrie/media/Misc/M635CSi/imagejpg5_zpsbcc4b854.jpg.html . But GazM3's ...
by Colin C
Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:17 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: F-1 Turmoil!
Replies: 15
Views: 2482

...from start to Finnish Is that from start to Raikkonen or from start to Bottas . I was wondering if anyone else picked up on that...... =D> I would love to say that was an intentional pun but I'm just not that witty............glad you are all paying attention anyway. Bottas is a star for the fut...
by Colin C
Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:47 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: F-1 Turmoil!
Replies: 15
Views: 2482

I would have been convinced by now if it was me! Note that the team have announced that they're negotiating with Hamilton to extend his contract, although I think he has 18 months left to run? It'll be interesting to see if he stays and what happens after the break. Maybe they'll kick him out early...