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by francoid
Fri Sep 16, 2016 3:25 am
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: WTB Seat Tracks
Replies: 41
Views: 7310

Re: WTB Seat Tracks

Maybe it does not matter to you, but it matters to others. It seems you don't realize you are brand new to someone else's place, and it's polite to be considerate and adjust to the rules and customs of that place. Failure to do so will not endear you to people you actually request help from. People ...
by francoid
Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: Rear view mirror
Replies: 10
Views: 1544

Re: Rear view mirror

Thank you, elegant but radical :)
by francoid
Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: Rear view mirror
Replies: 10
Views: 1544

Re: Rear view mirror

Actually looking at your pictures, it appears you did retain the original mount, I'd be curious as to how you did it? Thanks
by francoid
Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: WTB Seat Tracks
Replies: 41
Views: 7310

Re: WTB Seat Tracks

Newkid, you did not put your location in your profile, as Ron had mentioned was needed.
by francoid
Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: Rear view mirror
Replies: 10
Views: 1544

Re: Rear view mirror

Thank you. One more thing on the list, that list is growing faster than I am able to get things done!

Gentex mirrors appear to call for windshield glued mounting, were you able to retain the original BMW mount? I'd rather not change that...
by francoid
Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:00 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: 1981 635 Euro on BAT closing today
Replies: 3
Views: 907

Re: 1981 635 Euro on BAT closing today

I could be mistaken, but the car appears to have been purchased recently for about $7k, with some known flaws that may not have been remediated, and put up there after 1000 miles for what may be a quick pay off. The seller did not appear to know his car very much (including not being sure what engin...
by francoid
Thu Sep 15, 2016 3:42 am
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: Rear view mirror
Replies: 10
Views: 1544

Re: Rear view mirror

Ah, just what I needed, one more project!

I am tempted. I assume you got power from the sunroof? I've never fiddled with that area (headlining and such) and am not sure I am eager to... How did you find that part of the job?

Now if I can find one with a yellow display 8)
by francoid
Wed Sep 14, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Remote central locking
Replies: 9
Views: 1293

Re: Remote central locking

Thank you, that's one of the options I was looking at, I'll go with it. Did you encounter any complexity installing it?
by francoid
Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Remote central locking
Replies: 9
Views: 1293

Re: Remote central locking

I am sure they work for a few days or weeks... but how quickly they stop working, that's what I am wondering about! I would not mind the higher price of quality, it just looks like there may be no choice for me here.
by francoid
Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: 88 M6, 25K Miles, SOLD $90K
Replies: 20
Views: 3827

Re: 88 M6, 25K Miles, SOLD $90K

dlvad wrote:Original owner M6 e24's Rule!
Not many of them remain...
Yep. I am 3rd owner, but have had mine for 22 of its 29 years. Almost feels like forever :)
by francoid
Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Newbie Q on Interior Interchange
Replies: 7
Views: 1328

Re: Newbie Q on Interior Interchange

Been meaning to ask, is there a color code somewhere? I could not recognize Nutria for example.
by francoid
Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: E24 stainless steel brake line kits - DOT legal - On sale
Replies: 17
Views: 2975

Re: E24 stainless steel brake line kits - DOT legal - On sale

On my wish list, but need to complete current projects first...
by francoid
Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: Rear view mirror
Replies: 10
Views: 1544

Re: Rear view mirror

Ah, that's an interesting thought... How far can I go in ugliness for practicality? I had not thought of that...

Would you kindly post a picture of your setup?

Thank you
by francoid
Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:58 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Remote central locking
Replies: 9
Views: 1293

Re: Remote central locking

I tried last week, no reply :|

I might go cheap chinese and see whether that works. Worst case scenario is I just throw $25 away...
by francoid
Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:52 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Remote central locking
Replies: 9
Views: 1293

Re: Remote central locking

Thanks, looks solid, but can't find them distributed in the US. Mongoose here is bicycles :roll:

Any other recommendation?
by francoid
Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: Rear view mirror
Replies: 10
Views: 1544

Rear view mirror

Hi, looking for a rear view mirror, mirror on mine has a lot of little spots and marks. Either just the adjustable part or the full part # 51161817122
Thank you
by francoid
Tue Sep 13, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Remote central locking
Replies: 9
Views: 1293

Remote central locking

Hello, does anyone have experience with any remote central locking solution? There's a few on eBay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Universal-Auto-Car-Keyless-Entry-TWO-3-Button-Remote-Door-Lock-Controller-Kit/142042004592 http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bulldog-KE1702-Vehicle-Keyless-Entry-System/291837850638 Work...
by francoid
Mon Sep 12, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: What's this plug behind the radio???
Replies: 12
Views: 2186

Re: What's this plug behind the radio???

Makes sense. I believe I am good with taking the positive lead as source for illumination. I have checked that it shows 0 when lights are off and +12v when they are on. That'll give me a binary signal, unlike the analog one controlled by the potentiometer, but upon reading the ISO standard it does n...
by francoid
Sun Sep 11, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: What's this plug behind the radio???
Replies: 12
Views: 2186

Re: What's this plug behind the radio???

The cigar ash tray light is part of the dimmer circuitry. Therefore, you will have variable voltage according to what position the dimmer is set. Now you really got me. Got a couple questions please. What's the "dimmer" you refer to? Is it the potentiometer that goes with the low beam pull on the d...
by francoid
Sun Sep 11, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: Spasso's Turbo Shark #0610023
Replies: 187
Views: 59044

Re: Spasso's Turbo Shark #0610023

Sorry to ask such a primitive question, but what is the benefit in clocking the turbo?
by francoid
Sun Sep 11, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: Rear Parcel Shelf
Replies: 15
Views: 2719

Re: Rear Parcel Shelf

Thank you, that's exactly what I had in mind, one layer of fabric. Will start working on it. Thank you.
by francoid
Sun Sep 11, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Tail Light Woes (Not another one...)
Replies: 33
Views: 6790

Re: Tail Light Woes (Not another one...)

Typically in this situation, it is the mold and set up charge that is the killer. Do you think it might be possible to track down the OEM vendor to BMW for these parts? BMW probably has an exclusive on the use of the molds, but you never know? --Ken Assuming molds have not been destroyed, that woul...
by francoid
Sun Sep 11, 2016 1:39 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: What's this plug behind the radio???
Replies: 12
Views: 2186

Re: What's this plug behind the radio???

Well well. The voltage between the two wires that lead to the bulb is 6v, however on second check, the wires are +12v and +6v as referenced from the ground, therefore I can use them. I have checked ISO norm 10487 and confirmed +12v on the wire will mean reduced ambient light / night visibility condi...
by francoid
Sun Sep 11, 2016 12:51 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: What's this plug behind the radio???
Replies: 12
Views: 2186

Re: What's this plug behind the radio???

Ok, this is interesting. The ashtray lamp indeed is based upon the light switch. However, the voltage I find there is 6v, not 12v. Now I have to figure out whether that's appropriate for my "illumination" pin. Argh, why are things never simple?