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by sansouci
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 722
Views: 104802

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

Aren't you two neighbors? My left coast geography is a little weak.
by sansouci
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Cleaning the vinyl rear shelf
Replies: 4
Views: 566

Re: Cleaning the vinyl rear shelf

Tommy,
Could you post some pics. I thought the rear shelf was always carpeted or leather wrapped?
by sansouci
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Another New Member -car pics
Replies: 5
Views: 663

Re: Another New Member -car pics

How did you prep the brake discs and calipers to withstand the heat? And what paint did you use?
by sansouci
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Radiator: BMW brand vs. aftermarket?
Replies: 19
Views: 1188

Re: Radiator: BMW brand vs. aftermarket?

Larry,
Great post!
by sansouci
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Gimmick? Or worth while...
Replies: 7
Views: 675

Re: Gimmick? Or worth while...

This is what I use
And yes, when you use the two bucket method: clean/sudsy and dirty, you get a lot of dirt below the screen

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000N ... UTF8&psc=1
by sansouci
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: My 6'er
Replies: 41
Views: 7072

Re: My 6'er

Another pic
by sansouci
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: My 6'er
Replies: 41
Views: 7072

Re: My 6'er

I am convinced we have 99% rat brains and 1% human brains. So after struggling to get the sway bar links, in situ, it dawns on me to swivel the links around and snake that entire sucker out the side so that I beat on it to remove the links. Success! The other 1/3 of the job is to get the new links o...
by sansouci
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: What's the best torque wrench?
Replies: 11
Views: 2505

Re: What's the best torque wrench?

Brucey and Jose,
Thanks for the thoughtful discussion.....

I guess the automated assembly equipment for bolt tightening is self calibrating or requires constant QC.
by sansouci
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Great new tool for dropped nuts (!)
Replies: 5
Views: 480

Re: Great new tool for dropped nuts (!)

I'm thinking about sewing some neodymium magnets to my gloves. One behind the wrist and one small one on the middle finger. Might just work. It will give me a chance to see how the sewing machine works, otherwise a dab of silicone adhesive.
by sansouci
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: My 6'er
Replies: 41
Views: 7072

Re: My 6'er

Do you do that? Buy tools for one project and then forget where you put them. I have lots of duplicate tools because of that. Lol. Also I changed my links at some point but I don't recall having to use special tools. It was just a pain in the butt to force them on. Song, Sometimes it is just easier...
by sansouci
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: My 6'er
Replies: 41
Views: 7072

Re: My 6'er

Those of you who have a lift at your house are truly blessed. The time and aggravation savings are priceless. But I digress. Below is the offending broken bolt. All manner of lubricants including PB were tried. I may have to go to the ultimate solution. Ralph sold me a swing arm but that is a last r...
by sansouci
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: My 6'er
Replies: 41
Views: 7072

Re: My 6'er

Got some motivation (not a lot to be sure) but the broken stud on the pitman arm has been bugging me. Tried drilling with a screw extractor, but so far, no-go. Next up will be heat, maybe with a MAPP torch. So that aside, I thought I'd refresh (my wife asked what that meant...."Changing stuff that a...
by sansouci
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Where can I get seat covers?
Replies: 8
Views: 688

Re: Where can I get seat covers?

Seems too nice to cover them up.

There is an eBay vendor zoomzoomzoom-ing that make and sells leather covers. I've never bought from him, so I can't say anything about quality.
by sansouci
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 722
Views: 104802

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

Song
Simply awesome!
Between the wet sanding and the polish, did you use any machine compounding cream? Do you have to wait before you wax the repainted surface?
by sansouci
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Carpet Tag
Replies: 0
Views: 240

Carpet Tag

When I was cleaning the carpeting this weekend, I found this tag under the rear section which read
6400 Fulda
Dura Tufting GmbH
14 August 1984 OK3

According to their website, Dura Tufting is a major carpet producer in Germany
by sansouci
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: How Do I Separate This Plug Housing
Replies: 5
Views: 486

Re: How Do I Separate This Plug Housing

Brucey,
You are of course, correct that OEM connectors are available. I hadn't even though of having to go that way,
--Ken
by sansouci
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: How Do I Separate This Plug Housing
Replies: 5
Views: 486

Re: How Do I Separate This Plug Housing

Many thanks all. Got them opened with no damage and cleaned the contacts and repainted the support brackets. Ken: Here's a possible NON-OEM replacement Modex makes waterproof connectors with a variety of contacts Try P/N 172878-0040 for the Receptacle Housing With Integrated Seal, Valuseal. This is ...
by sansouci
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: Tie Rod Lever Arms (SORTED)
Replies: 7
Views: 874

Re: Tie Rod Lever Arms

Would a little heat from a MAPP torch help loosen it? Or a long soak the the preferred combo of acetone/tranny fluid?
by sansouci
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Radiator: BMW brand vs. aftermarket?
Replies: 19
Views: 1188

Re: Radiator: BMW brand vs. aftermarket?

There is a long thread on bimmerforums about radiators called "Radiators: Genuine BMW vs Behr" started 1/12/16. Here is what "shogun" said (and he's a BMW guru to the E32 world) Behr/Hella alternative product range Just for info, when you find a super cheap Behr / Hella product it is for sure a prod...
by sansouci
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Radiator: BMW brand vs. aftermarket?
Replies: 19
Views: 1188

Re: Radiator: BMW brand vs. aftermarket?

Here's a recent somewhat relevevant tidbit below but I'm not sure how it affects design and manufacturing: MAHLE intends to continue its growth in the aftermarket with thermal management products Stuttgart, August 9, 2018 – The MAHLE Group plans to acquire all the shares in Behr Hella Service GmbH, ...
by sansouci
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Another New Member -car pics
Replies: 5
Views: 663

Re: Another New Member -car pics

Jono, "Betty Page" Now that is an obscure reference! You can find her interesting obit in the New York Times. As to the car, in addition to pics, if you've interesting resto tidbits (parts, processes or vendors) that is helpful to those of us going down that long road. Resto-porn is as good as it ge...
by sansouci
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: How Do I Separate This Plug Housing
Replies: 5
Views: 486

How Do I Separate This Plug Housing

Hi, I've got these 2 "plug housings" (P/N 12521706096) in the engine compartment affixed to "supporting arms" on the valve cover. How do I separate them without breaking the 35+ year old plastic. There is a wire retainer that looks like it should be either pushed or pulled and I want to be very care...
by sansouci
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Auto Body Now Jack Pad
Replies: 0
Views: 461

Auto Body Now Jack Pad

I have an ancient Walker floor jack and it has a dish shaped lifting pad. So I found this product on Amazon for about $15 bucks. While it's not a cheap as a hockey puck, it's bigger at about 5-3/8" around and it has a protruding bottom to fit into the dish. It does need to be modified a bit to widen...
by sansouci
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Zip Wall for dust control
Replies: 3
Views: 408

Re: Zip Wall for dust control

PVC would probably be cheaper, too. Great idea!