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by wattsmonkey
Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Today is a lovely day....
Replies: 13
Views: 334

Re: Today is a lovely day....

Congratulations, Don!

That's brilliant,

Rob
by wattsmonkey
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Which Momo wheel?
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Re: Which Momo wheel?

That's an unequivocal "no" for the stench wheel!
Thanks chaps,

Rob
by wattsmonkey
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Headlamp / wash wipe restoration
Replies: 3
Views: 250

Re: Headlamp / wash wipe restoration

Rob, they look excellent.. got me thinking now! Have stockpiled all the bits to redo the plumbing (new pipe / one way vales / tee) for the washers and will investigate the wipers at the same time. Currently have nearside working so hope the offside wipers just need a good clean. Well done - will gi...
by wattsmonkey
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Manual conversion prop info.
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Re: Manual conversion prop info.

Hey Don,

265/6 is your manual swap box - the super-strong overdrive one.

265/5 is the close ratio dogleg, like what I got!

Cheers,

Rob
by wattsmonkey
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Which Momo wheel?
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Which Momo wheel?

I've had the Alpina one for ages along with the lovely Rosewood gearknob; the other one was on the car when I got it and I like it because it's a bit different, although it has a couple of cracks in the centre pad and the leather is not as good. IMG_3711.JPG The cat either likes the other wheel, or ...
by wattsmonkey
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Headlamp / wash wipe restoration
Replies: 3
Views: 250

Headlamp / wash wipe restoration

I have never had a working headlamp wash/wipe on any of the 6ers that have come into my possession in the last thirteen-plus years. Thanks to Ron for an extraordinary job restoring this set for my project car as well as patiently explaining to me how the wiring works! IMG_3687.JPG I believe there ma...
by wattsmonkey
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: End crimps for RHD M635 throttle cable.
Replies: 7
Views: 733

Re: End crimps for RHD M635 throttle cable.

Stupid question time - is there any way the crimps can be removed and reused? I've got a couple of spares from a cooking 635 if cannibalism (of parts) is of interest! I'm going to need to make a cable that stretches all the way from the throttle, round the bulkhead, past the exhaust manifold to the ...
by wattsmonkey
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1981 635 CSI (UK)
Replies: 21
Views: 3192

Re: 1982 635 CSI (UK)

...and posted the above without reading your post, this lockdown zoom meeting business is playing havoc with my prioritising! You are more than welcome to come and look, with the caveat that I'll need a bit of help as the screen surround is hanging from the right-hand wall of the shed and will requi...
by wattsmonkey
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1981 635 CSI (UK)
Replies: 21
Views: 3192

Re: 1982 635 CSI (UK)

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took this before I saw your post!

I think earlier cars used full fat coke
by wattsmonkey
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1981 635 CSI (UK)
Replies: 21
Views: 3192

Re: 1982 635 CSI (UK)

Hang on though, yours is a Series 1 car - I'm pretty sure the windscreen glass is the same, plus the side glass, doors roof and bonnet - so the general dimensions should be right (if I'm right about all of the above), but the metalwork I've got is cut from a Series 2 car - I dare say someone will kn...
by wattsmonkey
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1981 635 CSI (UK)
Replies: 21
Views: 3192

Re: 1982 635 CSI (UK)

I have a really good cut from a complete front screen surround.

Are you the Cheltenham side of Bristol?
by wattsmonkey
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1981 635 CSI (UK)
Replies: 21
Views: 3192

Re: 1982 635 CSI (UK)

I have been posting about progress on my project car - a four year gap between posts seems to be a theme in the South-West!

Do you mean the A pillar underneath the outer wing, below the door hinge? The end of the sill/floorpan/lifting pad bit is a favourite!

Post some pictures!

Cheers,

Rob
by wattsmonkey
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: BBS style 5 wheel
Replies: 14
Views: 1190

Re: BBS style 5 wheel

I don't understand why I like gold and silver together on BBS wheels - I'd hate it in any other context! I am very tempted to go gold and silver, like this chap has done: gold and silver rc009 and 090.jpg Put off these with the non-bbs bolts though - yuk! Very much like the RC090 for the front (offs...
by wattsmonkey
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Removal of auto transmission cooler pipes from the gearbox end.
Replies: 11
Views: 853

Re: Removal of auto transmission cooler pipes from the gearbox end.

Thinking about it, I made an angled "sleeve" for the cheater bar to fit around the shaft of the spanner to clear the obstruction.
by wattsmonkey
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Removal of auto transmission cooler pipes from the gearbox end.
Replies: 11
Views: 853

Re: Removal of auto transmission cooler pipes from the gearbox end.

Hi Phil, I remember this nut being a complete sod. I found a good quality 22mm open spanner and cut the other end off to allow a cheater bar to fit. If the nut rounds off you're in trouble, at which point cutting the pipe off becomes a more attractive option! I'm sure I have a spare filler pipe in t...
by wattsmonkey
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Sunroof refitting help required
Replies: 9
Views: 2527

Re: Sunroof refitting help required

The E28 Bentley manual explains this very well, despite being for a different car! As above, you'll find links to on-line write ups galore in the tech section. It's actually quite straightforward once you work out what to do with the trim panel. Good luck, Rob I'm not sure who wrote this post, but ...
by wattsmonkey
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Thoughts on a potential change...
Replies: 46
Views: 7947

Re: Thoughts on a potential change...

Completely on board with fee. I think $25 will put lots of new members off: a lower annual fee for all members would be my preference - say $10? forum.bmw5 charges a "gold members" fee of £10 [and I don't think anyone even makes Austin Powers jokes] if people want to advertise, but they cater for al...
by wattsmonkey
Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: This is Spinal Tap 635
Replies: 11
Views: 4853

Screens out - thank you Ron

Good grief! I posted about removing the screen back in December 2016! Rear easy peasy, did that ages ago to fix a bit of rust around the screen surround. Welding all done, now on to paint, but complicated by dreadful respray having reacted with original paint, so it all has to come off. Shell now in...
by wattsmonkey
Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: Battery relocation/trunk refurbish project
Replies: 31
Views: 13628

Re: Battery relocation/trunk refurbish project

That brace/battery combo is awesome! I can't believe I missed the pdf too - excellent work and thank you very much. I'm doing the same thing on my project car, but bought the positive cable from an E36 with the pretty terminal to put in the engine bay. You've inspired me to be a bit more creative: w...
by wattsmonkey
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Starting after a long rebuild
Replies: 6
Views: 839

Re: Starting after a long rebuild

https://forum.bmw5.co.uk/topic/31961-e28-535i-and-525e-motronic-non-start-trouble-shooting-guide/ There is some excellent info on here, not least the hi-performance link at the bottom of p1 which is systematic and thorough. Good luck! I've been rebuilding mine for a shorter period and will no doubt ...
by wattsmonkey
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: Are these original wheels?
Replies: 6
Views: 1027

Re: Are these original wheels?

RC009s and RC010 as fitted to the E31 as mentioned above look amazing and don't require hubcentric rings.

I've got a complete set of RC009s for the project car.
by wattsmonkey
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: All good things must come to an end...
Replies: 56
Views: 9821

Re: All good things must come to an end...

I'm sure I'm not alone in feeling profoundly grateful for all of the help that this site has provided. I have made lifelong friends, learned so much and enjoyed the passion for messing around with old and pointy BMWs so much more. I have enjoyed this without having to do any of the work to keep the ...
by wattsmonkey
Fri May 29, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: mwrench subframe fix.
Replies: 49
Views: 12916

Re: mwrench subframe fix.

Have fitted these to three cars I've owned - the last one being the project car only a few weeks ago. The fit was perfect, but a previous crap repair (that I hadn't even noticed) meant a blob of old weld needed to be removed.

Very pleasing, every time.
by wattsmonkey
Thu May 14, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: ABS Sensor Rings
Replies: 3
Views: 697

Re: ABS Sensor Rings

Also, rings part of inner hub, not the driveshaft. You will almost certainly need a new dust shield, you'll definitely want new locking rings and you may want to look at the rear bearing and the backing plate if my experiences are anything like typical!
by wattsmonkey
Thu May 14, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: ABS Sensor Rings
Replies: 3
Views: 697

Re: ABS Sensor Rings

Yes they can - I've got a pair. Pretty sure it's reluctorrings.com or something similar!