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rs6
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Re: 1983 Bmw 635Csi E24

Post by rs6 » Fri May 01, 2020 9:13 pm

GRNSHRK wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 3:36 pm
Inspiring indeed, that is some serious dedication and work =D>

I would like to hear more about how you refinished the interior, just cleaning or redyeing :-k

Looking forward to the finished product [-o<

Really, are they ever finished :-?
Thank you, I want to have car in perfect condition :)

About the interior.
The dashboard had 3 minor small cracks which were welded and then whole dashboard was painted in same colour.
All other parts were in great condition (also seats) so those parts were also painted in special colour for leather.
I let professionals do the job and the interior really looks like new.
Will see how long painted seats will last, otherwise I will redyeing everything

rs6
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Re: 1983 Bmw 635Csi E24

Post by rs6 » Sun May 10, 2020 9:35 am

We did some small progress on it (Which took a lot of time).
Finished and checked all the fuel hoses (Over night 10l fuel escaped because we forgot one small hose on injector fuel rail)
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Then we finished vacuum (Will get new clamps and some hose on Monday) plus we installed oil catch can
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Got the OEM brand new dog leg shifter knob
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Also got this bracket brand new from the dealer for the gearbox
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Whoever said E24 paddle box is EOL and that the E28 paddle box will fit is wrong!
The E24 paddle box you can get brand new from the dealer and the E28 paddle box does not fit at all!
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Got some more parts for manual swap from the dealer and also new wiper motor (Not sure if mine is working, however I'm not gonna drive it when it will rain, just want that this will work)
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I connect cluster and hey, good news! It's getting power!!!
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Soon we will turn on the engine!

rs6
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Re: 1983 Bmw 635Csi E24

Post by rs6 » Thu May 21, 2020 8:02 am

After 2 months I finally found and got lightweight single mass flywheel (weight 5kg)

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and M5 E28 satchs clutch kit
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Front seats are refurbished too :)
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This is the ride height setup. It is really low but I believe I will rise it a little bit, we will see
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Tschiffely
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Re: 1983 Bmw 635Csi E24

Post by Tschiffely » Fri May 22, 2020 12:56 pm

Excellent work and dedication- Keep it up!

Cant wait to see it resprayed!!

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Re: 1983 Bmw 635Csi E24

Post by Tschiffely » Fri May 22, 2020 12:57 pm

rs6 wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 8:02 am
After 2 months I finally found and got lightweight single mass flywheel (weight 5kg)

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and M5 E28 satchs clutch kit
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Front seats are refurbished too :)
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This is the ride height setup. It is really low but I believe I will rise it a little bit, we will see
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Where did you find the lightweight FW?

rs6
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Re: 1983 Bmw 635Csi E24

Post by rs6 » Sun May 24, 2020 9:11 am


rs6
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Re: 1983 Bmw 635Csi E24

Post by rs6 » Sun May 24, 2020 5:50 pm

A friend of mine fight whole day and we removed automatic transmission and single mass lightweight flywheel is on (Test fit only)
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8)

rs6
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Re: 1983 Bmw 635Csi E24

Post by rs6 » Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:19 am

New Sacsh clutch kit was installed and dog leg gearbox is on the engine :)
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Freshly painted plate where the numberplate goes and those 2 things on the seats to pull out part of the seat for legs
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And some small details cleaned and painted
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Mustangman
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Re: 1983 Bmw 635Csi E24

Post by Mustangman » Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:00 am

Great work sir, out of curiosity what wheels and size are they that the car originally arrived on. Remotec?

rs6
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Re: 1983 Bmw 635Csi E24

Post by rs6 » Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:01 pm

Thank you!

I'm not sure about Remotec, they were in really bad shape so they were long time ago a pass for me.
Replaced it for BBS RC90 with 8J/9J setup.

Now we still don't know for sure why the car won't start. What I realised a few days ago and I really hope that this is the reason why won't start is because on ignition switch there are missing 3 wires. Not sure why but the car came like this to me.

The updates:
The pedals are now in
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Engine is completed, we just don't know for sure why won't start. It's like it is dead. It must be some electrical issue
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Stupid ignition switch. Someone did something to it and gave up I guess
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In the mean time when we wait for new ignition switch we put dashboard back in
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and finally some life in the car
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:-({|= :-({|=

rs6
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Re: 1983 Bmw 635Csi E24

Post by rs6 » Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:17 pm

First I thought this might be something with messed up ignition switch. Bought new one and it's still not working.

To eliminate some cables we started putting together dashboard
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Also got those beauties 8)
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In 2 days the car goes to car electronics guy and I hope he will sort out the problem. I gave up..

rs6
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Re: 1983 Bmw 635Csi E24

Post by rs6 » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:06 am

So the car now is cranking but that's all. Don't get the spark and fuel.
Electrician guy opened the engine wiring loom as there are some bad wires.. So he is replacing them now..

However we did some updates

First I put heat protection on the exhaust manifold
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And then I moved on to interior
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