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by wattsmonkey
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: Poor old '81 635... can we rebuild her???
Replies: 33
Views: 588

Re: Poor old '81 635... can we rebuild her???

You should get it and do it up for a back-to-back comparison of E12 and E28-based body structure! I always understood the E12-based stuff to be much more complex/difficult in terms of construction, but that might just be my familiarity with E28s and E28-based sixes.
by wattsmonkey
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Get Well Soon, Ron
Replies: 36
Views: 1093

Re: Get Well Soon, Ron

Update from Cassie: a couple of blood transfusions later the anaemia is being sorted, but he is very fed up being in hospital. The good news is the Severn Bridge has been made toll free to get into Wales for a visit once he's well enough, but the bad news is that the motorway means missing the tunne...
by wattsmonkey
Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Get Well Soon, Ron
Replies: 36
Views: 1093

Re: Get Well Soon, Ron

Managed to speak to the big man himself yesterday: he sounded tired but enormously relieved to be with us after dash up the M4 in the ambulance and emergency surgery. He mentioned all the support on the site and was grateful for the info on those who've had experience of the same sort of procedure. ...
by wattsmonkey
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Get Well Soon, Ron
Replies: 36
Views: 1093

Get Well Soon, Ron

I just had a call from Cassie, Ron's partner, who wanted us to know that Ron has suffered an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). He is in intensive care having undergone emergency surgery.

I will post any updates on here; I know you kind people will be wishing him a swift and complete recovery,

Rob
by wattsmonkey
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Happy Christmas!
Replies: 14
Views: 364

Re: Happy Christmas!

Happy Christmas, here's to more sixer fun in 2019,

Rob
by wattsmonkey
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: Custom TRX Wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 353

Re: Custom TRX Wheels

As per thread about style 32s some time back, I absolutely love these. They look perfect. I haven't heard any horror stories about modifying wheels in this way, but it is it a common practice to convert single piece alloys into splits in this way? I assume they are two piece? Your whole car looks pe...
by wattsmonkey
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Cheap gasoline..
Replies: 17
Views: 558

Re: Cheap gas..

Shell Optimax £1.29 a litre in my bit of the UK, plus it is now labeled as 99RON. The M certainly seemed to like it on trip down to see different sort of Ron last weekend! My son raised an interesting point as we filled his Seat Arosa up (he's learning to drive in it) and asked how many miles £30 of...
by wattsmonkey
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Fitting brakes E31 Brembo fronts + E34 540i/M5 Rears
Replies: 9
Views: 406

Re: Fitting brakes E31 Brembo fronts + E34 540i/M5 Rears

From memory (nerdy, sad memory at that), the oem discs are 324mm diameter and require bending of the backplates to fit.
by wattsmonkey
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Fitting brakes E31 Brembo fronts + E34 540i/M5 Rears
Replies: 9
Views: 406

Re: Fitting brakes E31 Brembo fronts + E34 540i/M5 Rears

They fit straight on - no separate carrier for the Brembos, no need to skim discs. This is what was fitted to my M.

The only 16" wheels that I found to fit were Hartges - even Style 8s from the earlier 850CSi won't fit.
by wattsmonkey
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1982 CSi Resto
Replies: 113
Views: 10750

Re: 1982 CSi Resto

Wow!
by wattsmonkey
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1982 CSi Resto
Replies: 113
Views: 10750

Re: 1982 CSi Resto

It must be a ("cough") thrill to be sharing paintbooth space with something as rare as a Mk2 Cavalier convertible too!!!!

When "rare" doesn't mean "special".
by wattsmonkey
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1982 CSi Resto
Replies: 113
Views: 10750

Re: 1982 CSi Resto

You must be so excited! Awesome work.
by wattsmonkey
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: BIG shed clearout
Replies: 3
Views: 662

Re: BIG shed clearout

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by wattsmonkey
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: 1988 635csiA Highline 69k all original, never welded. pampered!
Replies: 22
Views: 36006

Re: 1988 635csiA Highline 69k all original, never welded. pampered!

i'd like one too, but id also like an s38 b38 in the e24 too !! but, getting real in life and being mortgage free is the current priority so cars have to wait a bit now :cry: Crikey Kos, that's a worryingly mature and sensible post! Mind you, my son wants to learn to drive, so I'm selling our old E...
by wattsmonkey
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Great new tool for dropped nuts (!)
Replies: 5
Views: 425

Re: Great new tool for dropped nuts (!)

Cool! I've had to change to reading glasses to see anything close up of late - they usually drop off the end of my nose into the bowels of the engine bay too!
by wattsmonkey
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: BIG shed clearout
Replies: 3
Views: 662

BIG shed clearout

Need to make room and raise cash. No great rush to sell, but need to remove interior parts of E24s from interior of house, so keen to avoid leather bits going into the shed! Summary: Black Recaro leather seats and rears. Pear Beige rear headrests Black rear headrests B34 Engine Getrag 265/6 gearbox,...
by wattsmonkey
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 791
Views: 125655

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Great! Thanks Kevin,

Rob
by wattsmonkey
Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Name that part
Replies: 5
Views: 487

Re: Name that part

Have you got lots of numberplates?
by wattsmonkey
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Fritz chip for M88/3: what does it do?
Replies: 9
Views: 603

Re: Fritz chip for M88/3: what does it do?

Thanks all. I think I'll leave it in the box.
by wattsmonkey
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Fritz chip for M88/3: what does it do?
Replies: 9
Views: 603

Re: Fritz chip for M88/3: what does it do?

Sorry Ron,

I got my own joke after you!
by wattsmonkey
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Fritz chip for M88/3: what does it do?
Replies: 9
Views: 603

Fritz chip for M88/3: what does it do?

Apologies if this is covered already, GazM3's excellent posts touch upon it I know. I understand the rev limit is raised, but Fritz told me the afm will need adjusting to ensure sufficient fuelling. This makes me a bit nervous as I realise I don't know any of the details. If anyone could chip in I'd...
by wattsmonkey
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Useful links
Topic: Stumbled upon sharknose.de
Replies: 2
Views: 620

Re: Stumbled upon sharknose.de

So cool! Thanks for that
by wattsmonkey
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: M635CSi #367
Replies: 96
Views: 19203

Re: M635CSi #367

All Camcoated up! Very, very pleased indeed with the results and the service could not have been better - extremely helpful and reassuring throughout. First chance for a test drive today - one of the rubber hangars was past its best and had to get replacements from dealer (£5 each!), plus the oil re...
by wattsmonkey
Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: W&N rear arch repair panels no good?
Replies: 6
Views: 562

Re: W&N rear arch repair panels no good?

Pictures not very clear: o/s can be fettled easily enough (the final picture), but nearside (first three pics) would be very difficult to shape, to the extent that repairing the existing arch is probably easier: the 90 degree lip is pressed okay, but there is little shape to the rear part.