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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by billy bee » Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:29 am

Lbs6 wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:53 am
In the middle of all this received a text requesting some suspension parts off of our parts car. Evidently our friends at Buttonwillow had a little off-road Excursion. Wishing we were there of course, hoping there's video. Had the parts removed 5 minutes before the guys showed up so they could head right back to the track.
This is how we were able to get back on track. Thanks Leonard and Luke.

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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by Jlc » Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:05 pm

billy bee wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:24 am
Yes. Same car. Paint job is NOT a wrap. It's enamel paint the was rolled and sprayed. My team mate, Karl, has a plotter and cut all of the gold vinyl.
My kind of paint job. My first car a 67 Cougar XR7 289HP/Auto that I paid $300 for, needed body work. My dad, who was amechanic but has done some body and fender work, and I did that in the driveway, then sprayed it red with paint my dad got from a friend at a body shop. The paint didn't match the car it was intended for, but we simply resprayed the car side (it was already red) and it was good enough. Did the painting in the driveway, open air and added drying agent to help keep bugs off.

Guess that explains my urge to buy old cars...

Sold the car 5 years later for $500.
The Buttonwillow race was good. One of the drivers put a wheel off at the exit of the bus stop, spun the car, and was collected by a Volvo. Took a hit to the left-front wheel and fender. Bent the strut, tie rod, wheel, and...we got it back on track within a few hours.
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You guys are having too much fun. I wish they did this in my neck of the woods.
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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by olympia57 » Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:41 am

anchored wrote:
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Converted a cheap eBay temp sensor to proper colors.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mini-F-Digital ... 1731838162

Now I need to figure out how to 3d print mount it in the expansion slots.
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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by anchored » Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:35 am

Soldered a new surface mount LED to the board. and peeled off the polarizer and put down a new one. I did the same thing to my Continental radio recently!

Will post a whole tread soon
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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by olympia57 » Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:27 am

anchored wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:35 am
Soldered a new surface mount LED to the board. and peeled off the polarizer and put down a new one. I did the same thing to my Continental radio recently!

Will post a whole tread soon
Please do that , I'm sure it would be of great interest to many of us .
Thanks
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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by Lbs6 » Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:16 am

Today was a busy car day. I mounted new Wheels and tires to my recently purchased 79 Euro 635. Then drove out to the shop to help my brother repair an inferior American car. Evidently some rodents ate the wires going to the crank sensor on the backside of the front wheel drive V6 motor. Mean while oversaw my son Luke replace all the fuel injection lines on my other us 1980 633, they were only two years old and failing. In the middle of all this received a text requesting some suspension parts off of our parts car. Evidently our friends at Buttonwillow had a little off-road Excursion. Wishing we were there of course, hoping there's video. Had the parts removed 5 minutes before the guys showed up so they could head right back to the track. Finished off the evening with a test drive to pick up my mom for family dinner. I think I should have Luke full-time mechanic for me the cars never run so well. Maybe sometime tomorrow I'll have time 2 look at the underside of my new Euro Car.
Sorry for the lengthy post, but it was a busy day.
I promise to send pics as soon as I figure out how..
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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by bpoliakoff » Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:47 am

Leonard that oil filter housing looks like it's from a very late car. Maybe you have better than you think. An engine transplant over the years? That surely isn't an early filter set up
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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by Lbs6 » Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:55 am

You don't miss much do you Bert?

Thats a 87 b35 motor with an unknown cam, the way I got the car with zero history. It is very strong, and addictive.
Also has oversized anti-rollbars with delrin bushings, it's alot of fun.
It's behind my new 79 euro in the pic below without the air dam. Luke was enjoying it on the drive we just did on the 3rd.
Seats and the front air-dam are the next priority for that car, it gets sketchy at speed.
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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by Russm21 » Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:11 am

The Shark was running on the warm side during our recent triple digit weather. So, I decided it was probably time to do an overhaul on the cooling system. I Replaced the radiator, water pump, fan clutch, thermostat, all the hoses and T fitting, belts and refilled with blue coolant. As normally happens, one project begets another. The bleeder screw on the thermostat cover was seized and one of the bolt hole threads in the thermostat housing stripped. At least that's an easy swap.
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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by sharkfan » Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:39 pm

Finally got around to some long overdue replacements on my M635.

Front ARB droplinks and bushes and bush retainers - as it happens the bush retainers were ok but I replaced them anyway; getting them back on was a bit of a saga though. small bottle jack to compress the bush and retainer up to the chassis, water pump pliers to push the retainer back far enough and then a screwdriver to align the bolt hole before using my mutant third hand to grab the bolt and start threading it home without buggering the thread.

Next job was simple, replacing the rusted-away exhaust support bracket on the back of the gearbox.

Over the weekend I'm going to try and adjust the handbrake inside the rear discs - something I've never done in nearly thirty years of E24 ownership - proving I will still be learning something new some days.
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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by billy bee » Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:17 pm

What's better than a one-E24 Lemons Team?

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A two-E24 Lemons team...

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Yup, Geoff went and scored us another E24, this one previously raced. Cost: three cases of beer. May even run with a little work. It's a 1984 633. Gets us a spare trans, maybe gets us into Motronic and out of our Jetronic. I'll know more early next year...

We may have some parts available if anybody is interested. I think Geoff only wants the rear suspension. We will keep the engine and trans. Not sure of the condition of any of the stuff on it, but we will be happy to give you great parts deals. The community has been very good to us; so, we want to stay in your good graces...and keep racing.

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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by Russm21 » Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:08 pm

billy bee wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:17 pm
What's better than a one-E24 Lemons Team?
Very nice!
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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by sharkfan » Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:58 pm

M635 MoT passed with only a mild last minute panic due to no brake lights - some rapid stabs of the pedal freed off the brake light switch without having to remove the trim panels to actually get to it.
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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by LarryM » Sat Nov 28, 2020 3:21 am

There was nothing else to do on a Covid Thanksgiving Day so (to my wife's chagrin) I was in the garage working on the 6er. Installed new tie rods, center link, idler arm, and upper control (thrust) arms. All Lemforder parts except for the center link which is BMW. I also purchased the beefy E32/750iL bushings from Korman who had machined them to fit the E24 control arms, and I had them pressed in by a local machine shop. I didn't replace the lower control arms because I had installed them less than 20K ago and they're still like new. So now the front end should be nice and tight.

Prior to doing this job I had about 1/2" play in my steering which was causing some serious wobbling under braking. I have an appointment at an excellent alignment shop for Tuesday and then it'll be out for a drive to see how much improvement there is.
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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by RossDinan6 » Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:00 pm

Drove it. Well, cleaned it up first, then drove it. It was blocked in the garage all weekend by the RV, which went back into storage today. I seem to have conveniently left my phone in the RV. Good excuse to get it, top up the fuel tank and hit the hardware store.

The last project was to jack it up and find the source of the annoying intermittent clunk. Turned out to be a slightly loose sway bar link. Next is a trip to Sebring for the vintage races next weekend. the reason for the clean up today.
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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by 635sharknose » Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:40 pm

GRNSHRK wrote:
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The AFM cover is from a later model, but to my knowledge, they all fit [-o<

Suffice to say that trying t clean that waffle cover on the AFM is next to impossible [-X
Followed your example! Just bought a AFM cover at the local BMW dealer.

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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by sharkfan » Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:14 pm

Got my M635 out for the first time this year - it was glorious.

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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by RossDinan6 » Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:24 pm

Well, since this bubbled to the top again I reckon I'll chime in.

I just finished cleaning and polishing the tail light lenses and frames I got from Elias. They look great, Thanks Elias. Started to install them and decided it was time to refinish the reflectors. My chrome paint job from, probably 15 years ago needs a redo. I'll pull them apart on Sunday and get them pretty and installed next week sometime.

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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by sharkfan » Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:08 pm

M6 back from 'The Man' after a suspension and steering links/joints/rods/arms refresh - it feels much better again. Small list of fettling jobs and tiny upgrades to keep me amused for the summer. It drives wonderfully though and the engine is of course, glorious.
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