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by Val_C
Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: '86 Canadian Bronzit-Beige
Replies: 49
Views: 10776

Re: '86 Canadian Bronzit-Beige

Summer is gone.
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by Val_C
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: '86 Canadian Bronzit-Beige
Replies: 49
Views: 10776

Re: '86 Canadian Bronzit-Beige

Bob, those vents looks factory!

Meanwhile, I got myself 6L spare canister. Was hunting for 9L in decent condition and price, but no luck yet.
The original spout is missing, but I'll buy it separately.

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by Val_C
Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: '86 Canadian Bronzit-Beige
Replies: 49
Views: 10776

Re: '86 Canadian Bronzit-Beige

At some point, I registered my car at http://www.bimmerstories.la and after a couple of years after that, I was contacted via email with the following: «Dear Val, We found your e-mail address in the gallery of the www.bimmerstories.la website, where you uploaded a photo of your BMW 635CSI a while ag...
by Val_C
Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: '86 Canadian Bronzit-Beige
Replies: 49
Views: 10776

Re: '86 Canadian Bronzit-Beige

baders wrote:Nice work on the charger Val. I might just look at that myself !
Thanks! Be aware though that USB plug won't be inserted all the way to the charger, as there is not enough depth left without casing. The well is about 5 mm short. Doesn't bother me much, but still.
by Val_C
Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Post photobucket pic hosting
Replies: 10
Views: 2391

Re: Post photobucket pic hosting

http://postimages.org works well for me.
by Val_C
Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: '86 Canadian Bronzit-Beige
Replies: 49
Views: 10776

2-port USB charger.

I always had issues with USB chargers for the cigarette lighter, and I was looking for a neat permanent solution to have at least one charger available. I've investigated a few options, and while all of them had some advantages, the one described in How to install a 2 port USB power adapter in an ‘8...
by Val_C
Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: Finally! '85 635CSi - Euro-Spec-Stick!
Replies: 36
Views: 6320

Re: Finally! '85 635CSi - Euro-Spec-Stick!

Very nice story. Congrats!
Can't wait to see the photos!
by Val_C
Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 86 uk bronze beige matalic
Replies: 2
Views: 1230

Re: 86 uk bronze beige matalic

This looks so nice and clean! Was subframe painted or powder-coated?.
by Val_C
Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: '86 Canadian Bronzit-Beige
Replies: 49
Views: 10776

Central console assembly and installation.

Time come to assemble and install the central console. But first, knowing my luck, I've decided to change OBC back-light to LED from Garagistic. I didn't want to assemble central console back and face dead OBC lights after the short time. Received LED insert: https://s19.postimg.cc/c22ufxm4z/led.01....
by Val_C
Sat Jun 10, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: '86 Canadian Bronzit-Beige
Replies: 49
Views: 10776

Re: '86 Canadian Bronzit-Beige

Where did you buy the digital guages? Those look great. You can contact Roland directly, in one of the previous posts I put a link to the thread where he gave permission to publish his email. He will respect GB prices depending of how many units you'll order. I put an order for 2 and he gave us dis...
by Val_C
Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: '86 Canadian Bronzit-Beige
Replies: 49
Views: 10776

Re: '86 Canadian Bronzit-Beige

Yes, this should work.
Looks like a good place, the rest is the same, drill, tap, install boss, screw in temp sensor.
by Val_C
Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: '86 Canadian Bronzit-Beige
Replies: 49
Views: 10776

Re: '86 Canadian Bronzit-Beige

Temp sender as a drain plug seems to be easiest and simple solution, if you're OK with the wire that should be disconnected/connected during oil changes. It takes female spade connector so shouldn't be an issue, but if it's not you who is doing the oil change, then this person should be warned. Dril...
by Val_C
Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: '86 Canadian Bronzit-Beige
Replies: 49
Views: 10776

Re: '86 Canadian Bronzit-Beige

*double post please delete*
by Val_C
Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: '86 Canadian Bronzit-Beige
Replies: 49
Views: 10776

Re: '86 Canadian Bronzit-Beige

Dean, my car doesn't have cooler. I've used this instruction to install senders. Pressure sender can be installed using adapter on the block near firewall where pressure switch is. You can replace pressure switch with pressure sender with double connectors to retain warning lights and connect pressu...
by Val_C
Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: WTB: Hardware and access. for jack and spare
Replies: 7
Views: 4985

Re: WTB: Hardware and access. for jack and spare

Dean:
Let me know if you're still looking. I do have a spare choke, probably have winngnut and might have the washer for the spare wheel.
by Val_C
Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: '86 Canadian Bronzit-Beige
Replies: 49
Views: 10776

Re: '86 Canadian Bronzit-Beige

Bobbo:
This washer tubing install looks clean.
I will tackle underhood lights when I'l work on insulation. The one I have now doesn't work either, I suspect bad wiring.
by Val_C
Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: '86 Canadian Bronzit-Beige
Replies: 49
Views: 10776

New speakers wiring and modified speaker pods.

Another old and small project: installing the new head unit, running speaker wires and modifying rear speaker pods to accommodate 6x9 speakers. Set up used: Alpine CDE-133BT head unit with 4x6” Pioneer TS-A4670R speakers for the front and 6x9” Pioneer TS-G950M speakers at the rear. At some point, I'...
by Val_C
Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: New guy: introduction
Replies: 7
Views: 1917

Re: New guy: introduction

Welcome to the site! Absolutely stunning pair of cars!
by Val_C
Sat Jun 03, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: '86 Canadian Bronzit-Beige
Replies: 49
Views: 10776

Windshield washer system overhaul.

Some time ago I also overhauled windshield washer system. I never liked original over-complicated system with two valves #61661380464 abnormal amount of hidden connectors, Ts etc. https://s19.postimg.cc/l1sqs5g7n/159f42cs-960.jpg So when one of the valves started to leak? I purchased new T-valve #61...
by Val_C
Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: '86 Canadian Bronzit-Beige
Replies: 49
Views: 10776

Instrument cluster repaint went wrong.

Initially, I wanted to use junkyard cluster with its housing for digital gauges installation. But coating inside of the cluster looked faded to me and since the clear cover was already detached I decided to refresh insides with matte paint. https://s19.postimg.cc/popm2fosz/cluster.02.jpg It didn't g...
by Val_C
Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: '86 Canadian Bronzit-Beige
Replies: 49
Views: 10776

Re: '86 Canadian Bronzit-Beige

Thanks, Ellis!
I have to add that I always admire photos you guys post from Australia from your get togethers.
by Val_C
Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: '86 Canadian Bronzit-Beige
Replies: 49
Views: 10776

Digital gauges installation.

There is a kit received: https://s19.postimg.cc/4lyix0s43/IMG_20150304_125412309_zpsxosbtkov.jpg https://s19.postimg.cc/4ah2k9bo3/IMG_20150304_125405144_zpspvcbkul9.jpg https://s19.postimg.cc/e9216ql3n/IMG_20150304_125428312_zpsys1lh1ph.jpg https://s19.postimg.cc/qc7cuaw5v/IMG_20150304_125349226_zps...
by Val_C
Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: '86 Canadian Bronzit-Beige
Replies: 49
Views: 10776

Re: '86 Canadian Bronzit-Beige

Dean:
Good idea, I'll look into that.
I don't see any wool insulation on your photos and there is some on mine. Have you removed it as well? The fan looks brand new too. I have a motor coming in but not sure if I have to change it, as original one seems to be still OK.