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by sansouci
Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:17 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Upholstery shop in NJ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1030

You might call Dave Bogert at Motorwerks in Wycoff. He only does mechanical work and is a Dinan dealer.
His phone is 201-847-8877
--Ken Weinstein
by sansouci
Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:12 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Sound deadening
Replies: 2
Views: 1219

Brucy,
Mercedes Benz is real good at creating a quiet cabin. Any thoughts on their techniques and materials?
by sansouci
Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:06 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: E24 Suspension Overhaul-Bilsteins,H&R Springs, etc.
Replies: 5
Views: 1142

Are the springs and shocks fimer than OEM?
by sansouci
Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:58 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: New Sixer Alert !!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1837

Welcome to BC World. and watch out for that tree sap!
by sansouci
Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:00 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Removing the Power Flow Regulator
Replies: 4
Views: 1136

Slow progress on brake pressure accumulator

I remember a post by someone who had the technique for changing the pressure accumulator without removing the regulator, but cannot find that post. Seems to me, replacing one threaded device makes more sense than 5 of them given all the plumbing that goes to the regulator. 1) I tried the "take it al...
by sansouci
Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:39 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Removing the Power Flow Regulator
Replies: 4
Views: 1136

I Will Take Your SCond Suggestion. Also cannot Understand Why My Phone Is Capitalizing All The Words.
ken
by sansouci
Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:08 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Removing the Power Flow Regulator
Replies: 4
Views: 1136

Reinstalling the Power Flow Regulator - HELP!

I'm now trying to reattach the two hydraulic lines that are in the back of the power flow regulator, tight up against the firewall. I've left the mounting bolts very loose but can't seem to get the flare fitting to catch the female threads.. I've been at it for 2 hours and my 67 YO knees and back ar...
by sansouci
Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:06 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Rear end clunking noises
Replies: 36
Views: 9534

In my 84 633 (auto), my shock bump stops failed and deteriorated so that they were just barely hanging onto the shock shaft. More like a slide hammer. That and cracking upper shock tube covers.
by sansouci
Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:32 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: My 1986 635csi
Replies: 12
Views: 5425

I Am Truly ignorant Regarding pictures
by sansouci
Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:57 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: My 1986 635csi
Replies: 12
Views: 5425

Grandad's a sporty guy! What other cars did he have?

Welcome to the BC forum
by sansouci
Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:44 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: Garage PICS
Replies: 22
Views: 7491

Garage PICS

I've noticed a number of interesting garage arrangements: Sofa in the garage two cars where there is barely enough space for one etc, etc, etc, So howz about a forum topic dedicated to the garage - that place of frustration, satisfaction, untold expenditures, old and new parts, tools without end? --...
by sansouci
Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:41 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: Spasso's Euro 635 #5546139
Replies: 160
Views: 50975

Found it - courtesy of Brucey 9/86 on (I think) they used a double-sided bracket on E24s and a similar bracket on E34s. There are differences in the aluminium support piece as well, but with a little work it is possible to mount the later style of bracket to an earlier car. The other change they int...
by sansouci
Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:38 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: Spasso's Euro 635 #5546139
Replies: 160
Views: 50975

Someone (I can't recall who) said there is a 5-series alt bracket that is more robust than that skinny bracket. Please chime in with the PN and whatever mods need to be done to the alt to make it fit I spent the 4th looking at my 6'er and 740 thinking about priorities. 6 a garage queen and the 7 nee...
by sansouci
Wed Jul 02, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: Spasso's Euro 635 #5546139
Replies: 160
Views: 50975

Spasso, I'm not sure about your brake system as mine is a plain vanilla 84 633 vin 6997510. Realoem will tell you whether you have an accumulator or not. I think your booster is unlike mine but is the big round thing on the firewall. My booster is a narrow tube shaped device mounted on the firewall ...
by sansouci
Tue Jul 01, 2014 5:04 pm
Forum: Tech Articles
Topic: Ultimate Garage Announces the end of BMW parts business
Replies: 3
Views: 2708

www.ultimategarage.com

Happy hunting.
by sansouci
Tue Jul 01, 2014 6:06 am
Forum: Tech Articles
Topic: Ultimate Garage Announces the end of BMW parts business
Replies: 3
Views: 2708

Ultimate Garage Announces the end of BMW parts business

I ran across this item and thought it might be of interest to the BC gang --Ken Ultimate Garage Closing its BMW Parts Business by the End of 2014 - After 35 years of selling and supporting BMW automotive parts, I will be discontinuing this part of my business by the end of 2014. Inventory will be so...
by sansouci
Tue Jul 01, 2014 5:15 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: The Present Six Market
Replies: 25
Views: 4527

In my humble opinion, each of use will develop certain skills better than others. I can do mechanical, but have no experience on body work or upholstery. Some are arts and some are crafts while others are trades. We do what we can to keep them rolling and out of the crusher.
--Ken
by sansouci
Tue Jul 01, 2014 5:04 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: Spasso's Euro 635 #5546139
Replies: 160
Views: 50975

I just finished a master cylinder replacement and if you are already there, have Jay Stratton (JCS) rebuild your booster and replace your brake accumulator. Once you take out the M/C everything else is a whole lot more accessible. I had a '71 Z-car long ago that I needed floor pan and wheel well rep...
by sansouci
Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:19 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Removing the Power Flow Regulator
Replies: 4
Views: 1136

Removing the Power Flow Regulator

Hi all, I'm trying to remove the power flow regulator to get to the accumulator (the dreaded brake bomb) and I've loosened 3 of the 4 flare nuts. There is a related article http://home.insightbb.com/~todd.kenyon/bomb.htm but I can't seem to get to the bottom 17mm flare nut by the firewall. All sugge...
by sansouci
Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:31 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: NEW Hella Fog Lights - Pics attached - FOUND THEM. THANKS!
Replies: 31
Views: 9103

I just saw on autobahnparts.com a set of Hellas on a 1985 635. It's their car number 463 which they acquired 12/5/12
May be what some of you are looking for. I've never dealt with them. Caveat Emptor
by sansouci
Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: My New to me 1986 635CSi!
Replies: 12
Views: 3627

Are those NY plates? From the PO or yours?
by sansouci
Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:42 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Keyed!
Replies: 21
Views: 3872

So is shooting someone to death the right punishment for keying your car? Perhaps a good beating or caning (as in Singapore) is the proper remedy?
by sansouci
Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:59 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: WTB Front bumper end covers - Left & Right 84 633csi
Replies: 1
Views: 568

WTB Front bumper end covers - Left & Right 84 633csi

I'm looking for a pair of front end bumper covers that are not weather beaten
Left 51111869769
Right 51111869769

Thanks for looking!
Ken
by sansouci
Thu Jun 05, 2014 1:01 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Here's my 6er
Replies: 4
Views: 2115

No MXVs listed on your English site. But at GBP200+ per plus freight for XVS, I think switching to 17" makes some sense, even including the wheels.
But thanks for helping.
--Ken