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by G03rt2
Sun May 26, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Factory Looking Headunits
Replies: 38
Views: 9706

Re: Factory Looking Headunits

I ended up buying the Bravo IND-400BT. It has a red display, looks basic, no CD, Bluetooth and all of that jazz and only cost $17 on amazon warehouse deals. I think normally it was $40. It fits the bill perfectly for me. Two downsides: 1. The faceplate is "thick" and sticks out far past the mounting...
by G03rt2
Sat May 25, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Engine swap
Replies: 6
Views: 328

Re: Engine swap

I would reference the firstfives.org technical archive for swapping advice on this subject. It doesn't bolt right up, but at the same time, it's also not that hard.
by G03rt2
Thu May 09, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: E12 based performance muffler
Replies: 2
Views: 183

E12 based performance muffler

I'm probably going to do a project thread at some point, but I figured I would post this first. I needed a 3" inlet muffler for a turbo build I'm doing on my e24, but wanted a "stock" look. The muffler is a Gibson 758219. The offsets on the tail pipes are too sharp to bend. So I bought 2.25" mandrel...
by G03rt2
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: '86 Canadian Bronzit-Beige Moneysucker
Replies: 60
Views: 11316

Re: '86 Canadian Bronzit-Beige

Those rials are beautiful. Do you mind if I ask what paint you used to paint your intake manifold? Or if there was any special prep you did?
by G03rt2
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: FS '79 E24 Kyle Texas $5500
Replies: 1
Views: 323

Re: FS '79 E24 Kyle Texas $5500

I seen this ad too. I'm not local, but in one of the pictures you can see rust on the right rear quarter. Even so, it's a good price for an early euro model, crack free dash, manual transmission, etc. I can see someone buying the car for the wheels alone, and this thing being back up for sale at the...
by G03rt2
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Getrag Transmission Numbers.... Again
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Re: Getrag Transmission Numbers.... Again

I do have pictures. What were you thinking? I mean, what should I take a picture of to identify it better? I don't doubt that it's just a standard 5-speed transmission, but post after post on BMW forums has me confused now.
by G03rt2
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Getrag Transmission Numbers.... Again
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Getrag Transmission Numbers.... Again

I started looking into this because I'll be upgrading my clutch soon, along with parts needed to firm up the shifting. The reason I don't really know what transmission I have is because I have a 1981, but it has a M30B35 from a later model. I started to wonder if the motor and transmission was swapp...
by G03rt2
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: My "Solution" for no Bilstein Sports for E12 based Cars
Replies: 5
Views: 553

Re: My "Solution" for no Bilstein Sports for E12 based Cars

My original plan was to machine the shoulder of the shock shaft down like brucey mentioned. When I showed it to our machine shop foreman he had two comments: is the shaft hardend? And how to hold the shock in the lathe without it turning. The shaft is hardened. Which worried me when running a die ov...
by G03rt2
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Early e24 HVAC Troubleshooting
Replies: 4
Views: 447

Re: Early e24 HVAC Troubleshooting

Pod: I HAD an aftermarket AC, it was poorly done, I didn't like it, and I live in Wisconsin, so it was all tore out including the blower under the dash. GRNSHARK: That PDF is VERY helpful, and a bit comical. With that air flow chat, it seems like my system may be operational with the exception of th...
by G03rt2
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: My "Solution" for no Bilstein Sports for E12 based Cars
Replies: 5
Views: 553

My "Solution" for no Bilstein Sports for E12 based Cars

In case anyone decides to lower their car, but then finds out that Bilstein only makes HD shocks for the E12's now. This was my solution. See pictures. Threaded shaft (it was definitely hardened and took a while) at M10x1.5 all the way down to the stepped edge on the strut shaft. Then had a machinis...
by G03rt2
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Factory Looking Headunits
Replies: 38
Views: 9706

Re: Factory Looking Headunits

Instead of going for something that LOOKS period correct. You could always get something that IS period correct. The best kind of period correct:

https://youtu.be/dZ0l7dzB0y0

(Not me in the video)
by G03rt2
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Early e24 HVAC Troubleshooting
Replies: 4
Views: 447

Early e24 HVAC Troubleshooting

Hopefully I'm remembering all of this right since the car is taken apart right now. When I put the temp on hot, and turn the blower on, and vent selection is "normal" only cold air comes out of the vents. When I put the temp on hot and leave the blower motor off, but turn the vent to defrost, after ...
by G03rt2
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: Recaro Seat Parts
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Re: Recaro Seat Parts

Thanks for that advice! That's exactly what I needed.
by G03rt2
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Mystery Speaker Pods?
Replies: 7
Views: 584

Re: Mystery Speaker Pods?

I started doing a picture search on Google and quickly realized that not all the pods had the 4x6 speaker grills and some are blank. I guess that explains the confusion. Thanks for the info gentlemen.
by G03rt2
Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: Recaro Seat Parts
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Recaro Seat Parts

I'm looking for the handle on the upper side of the seat that you lift up to get in the back seat.

I'm also looking for the plastic handle for the front lever to move the sear back and forth.

Thank you
by G03rt2
Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Factory Looking Headunits
Replies: 38
Views: 9706

Re: Factory Looking Headunits

The one everyone seems to be going for these days is the continental tr7412ub-or. It's actually made by VDO.
by G03rt2
Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Mystery Speaker Pods?
Replies: 7
Views: 584

Re: Mystery Speaker Pods?

I guess I figured some of the original grate might be showing if someone just cut a hole in it.
by G03rt2
Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Mystery Speaker Pods?
Replies: 7
Views: 584

Mystery Speaker Pods?

In my quest to find out what is original and what has been modified on my car, I'm starting to think my speaker pods are not original. Did the early models come like this? Is this something that was offered by an aftermarket manufacturer at some point? Looking for advice.
by G03rt2
Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Vintage BMW Calender
Replies: 2
Views: 364

Vintage BMW Calender

Does anyone make these? I have the bike exif calendar from last year (which I highly recommend for motorcycle guys) and I'm wondering if anyone makes a vintage BMW automotive calendar.
by G03rt2
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Call for donations
Replies: 24
Views: 1699

Re: Call for donations

Happily Donated on the 16th
by G03rt2
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Introducing Merlot
Replies: 22
Views: 1561

Re: Introducing Merlot

That is a beautiful car. The paint, the interior, the wheels. It's all perfect. The stable isn't half bad either lol
by G03rt2
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: Personal Steering Wheel
Replies: 7
Views: 815

Re: Personal Steering Wheel

Thank you for the comments. The wheel is sold.
by G03rt2
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: Personal Steering Wheel
Replies: 7
Views: 815

Re: Personal Steering Wheel

It is a coarse spline. The hub goes with it. I also posted a few more pictures. It's a nice wheel, just not my style.
by G03rt2
Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: Personal Steering Wheel
Replies: 7
Views: 815

Personal Steering Wheel

I really have no clue what to ask for this. I've seen prices all over the place and I'm not sure why one is worth double the other. Shoot me an offer, or tell me where my price should be. I'll appreciate it.
by G03rt2
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: 1981 BMW 635 (E12 based) lowering suspension advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1420

Re: 1981 BMW 635 (E12 based) lowering suspension advice

I have a 1981 euro as well and lowered the car earlier this year. I'm quite happy with my setup even though it's not correct (according to internet forum advice). I mixed H&R part number: 29533-1 with Bilstein B6's (which are known as HD's and for non-lowered cars). The Bilstein part numbers I used ...