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Post by Spasso » Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:30 am

Sadly, it doesn't look I will be progressing on design and build of the intercooler system this year.
I'm looking at dropping 25k for a new electrical service and roof for the house. Not what I want to spend money on but gotta keep it dry.

She runs good and drives just like a naturally aspirated car when using a light foot.

On the last drive it was breaking loose through 2nd at 9psi, dry pavement, 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

Looking forward to getting back on it at a later date.

See ya then.

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Post by tschultz » Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:17 pm

Any more photos or videos??
Also curious how your euro e24 is doing-- hadn''t seen any updates in a while.

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Post by Spasso » Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:04 am

Hi Tom,
No new photos of the Turbo car. Nothing has really changed since the pictures in previous posts.
I have been driving it on the weekends and it has been running quite well, consistent.
I still get the speedo dropping out once in a while but I know what is causing it. The gang plug on the back is still a little loose.
I can't run this thing too hard until I get some new brakes and suspension on it. All the rotors are cracked currently and it shakes hard on braking due to wasted thrust arm bushings. Totally sacked. The inboard pivot bolts are almost touching the ends of the castings.

Nothing new on the Euro. It's put to bed for the winter. When it comes out it needs a water pump and master cylinder. I am getting a clunk up front and excessive play in the wheel so I will need to take a closer look at the suspension/steering for safety.

None of the above can be addressed until I put a new roof on my house so that kind of puts a damper on automotive endeavors for a few months.
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Post by tschultz » Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:26 am

Bummer- well it sounds like you have a lot going on!

Just for reference, I have play in my steering because of the joint on #5 (e12 based car):

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Post by Spasso » Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:42 am

Do you mean the small end on #5 where it attaches on rod #11?...
or the joint itself on rod #11, or both?.. #-o

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Post by Spasso » Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:47 am

One victory this weekend was converting the intensive clean wash-bottle to the primary wash-bottle duty for the windshield.

It only holds half the amount of the original primary but beats not having one at all with all the rain and grease on the roads around here.

The new cold air box eliminated the primary bottle.

The hardest part was unplugging the nozzles and re-aiming them

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Post by Spasso » Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:48 pm

Musical wheels this weekend.
I pulled the Style 42's off my 2002 530 and put them on this car so I could put the Style 4's on the Euro 635. I feel the Style 4's fit the character of the Euro car better.

The 42's fill out the wheel wells on this car better.

The Rondell 58's that were on the Euro went to the 530. The Rondells are 8.5" wide with less offset/ more lip. Nice look.
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Post by 9mil » Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:31 am

I like it!
1987 635CSI 5spd, M106 Turbo on MS K24 with 35r-Red/Black
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Post by Spasso » Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:18 am

530 on Rondell 58's.
You can see the difference in lips.
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Post by 9mil » Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:08 am

I really like those 58's- that's the kind of lip I'm talking about. I wish I could make headway on mine like you!
1987 635CSI 5spd, M106 Turbo on MS K24 with 35r-Red/Black
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Post by Spasso » Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:29 am

The type 42's have a bunch of curb rash on then so they are perfect for the 635 "Schei?haufen" (S**tpile) rat car.

Since I got the cobbled together wiring straightened out on the the 635 it's actually fun to drive. The thing really pulls hard through second gear but just don't try to stop.
The rotors are all cracked, the front left balljoint ball joint is cracked, the rod ends are gone, thrust arms are junk and the rear suspension sounds like like Saturday night in a whore house with all the squeaking and clunking going on..

Currently it's the only thing I have as a daily driver is the 635 because the 530 is in for a conversion from the POS dual-mass flywheel to the UUC/ M5 Clutch kit. That will REALLY make it fun to drive.

I'll be installing the cold weather Crank-Case Ventilation system while I'm at it.

How is your stuff coming along?
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Post by Spasso » Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:31 am

9mil wrote:I really like those 58's- that's the kind of lip I'm talking about. I wish I could make headway on mine like you!
8.5"wide x 17"dia with and think 15mm offset.. No rubbing. They came off my old E34 (Miss that car but it had 277 miles on it when I traded it in)

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Post by Spasso » Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:35 am

Spasso wrote:
9mil wrote:I really like those 58's- that's the kind of lip I'm talking about. I wish I could make headway on mine like you!
8.5"wide x 17"dia with and think 15mm offset.. No rubbing. They came off my old E34 (Miss that car but it had 277 miles on it when I traded it in)
If they built E34's NEW with the same quality as they did then I would buy an M5 in a heart beat.

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Post by Spasso » Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:36 am

Spasso wrote:
How is your stuff coming along?
Do you have a link to your build thread?

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Post by hornhospital » Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:46 am

Spasso wrote:(Miss that car but it had 277 miles on it when I traded it in)
I sincerely hope you meant 277 thousand miles and not just 277. :shock:
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Post by Spasso » Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:19 pm

Yes, 277,000 miles.
The engine had never been apart
No smoke

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Post by Spasso » Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:10 am

Latest weekend project.
I just couldn't stand the 1/4" wide cracks in the rear spoiler so I thought I would try a reasonably quick and inexpensive fix just to make the car look less like a derelict.

I'm pretty sure the previous owner primed and painted the spoiler with regular products. Lots of micro cracks in the paint, this besides the point there were large splits along the lip.
Like the rest of this car it was assembled on the cheap (excluding the engine and drive train). That's where all the money went.

I sanded the black paint off down through the most of grey primer, which was micro-cracked. I should have taken it all off but thought I could get by.

I used a DA with 320 grit for all stages

One thing to remember is that this spoiler is not rigid. It's very soft and spongy like foam. Once you are through the gloss you are into the foam and you have to reseal it.
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Post by Spasso » Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:19 am

Next was blow down and application of a light bodied Vinyl Repair glue. I was careful not to put it on too thick as it was harder to sand off than the surrounding soft material. It is a long and tedious process to lay each bead but that's part of the game.
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Post by Spasso » Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:41 am

Next was re-sand with special attention to the raised bead areas along all the cracks, this includes the ones on top not shown.

Because the original gloss coat was damaged, the amount of sanding was different to get everything smooth the final application of paint was inconsistent due to different rates of absorption.

Any place that the gray primer was left on the upper surface showed micro-cracks through the new paint. Not totally unexpected.

The positive outcome was the elimination of the really big splits along the aft edge.

I ditched the bogus CF roundel and installed a blue one I had laying around.
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Post by Spasso » Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:56 am

Probably the most fun was converting the original "635 CSI" emblem to the phantom "645 CSI" to denote the turbo six series that never existed.

The extra old rivet holes in the emblem were filled with the 3M BLACK Weather Strip adhesive which was then also used to mount the emblem.
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Post by Spasso » Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:02 am

Back before the bean counters ran everything the numbers were riveted on and had to be ground off to remove the numbers. The hole were later filled with 3M BLACK Weatherstrip adhesive.

(Yes, the ugly muffler is going bye-bye) Then I can push that rear bumper in like I did the front.
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Post by Spasso » Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:33 am

I checked mileage on my last tank of gas, mostly freeway at 65 MPH and got 21 MPH. Driving to work daily.
A pleasant surprise.

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Post by 9mil » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:05 am

No build thread - the little kids make its hard enough to get the work done in the first place!
I am dangerously close to having my MS wired up for at least a start situation. Going to go throught the pre- start tests before putting power at it tonight and tomorrow.... Supposed to be using ASP remote tuning too... Still a lot of wiring and routing to do, but I needed a win... So I figure I would at least get it going.

21 mph is pretty good... You're not driving it hard enough :-)
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Post by Spasso » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:53 pm

Spasso wrote:I checked mileage on my last tank of gas, mostly freeway at 65 MPH and got 21 MPH. Driving to work daily.
A pleasant surprise.
I checked the differential data tag and it reads S 325 0581 so I assume it's a posi 3.25:1 Diff but I think my speedo is off.

The speedo reads 65/70 on the way home as usual but I am taking up to 8 more minutes to get there. This is an electronic speedo drive on this 5-speed from what I can tell. Originally the car was an automatic.
Would a speedo gear in the transmission still play a factor?
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Post by Spasso » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:57 pm

9mil wrote:No build thread - the little kids make its hard enough to get the work done in the first place!
I am dangerously close to having my MS wired up for at least a start situation. Going to go throught the pre- start tests before putting power at it tonight and tomorrow.... Supposed to be using ASP remote tuning too... Still a lot of wiring and routing to do, but I needed a win... So I figure I would at least get it going.

21 mph is pretty good... You're not driving it hard enough :-)
It's my daily right now, I don't want to beat it.

Sorry to hear you aren't making the progress you would like.. That life thing takes over as you well know.
I have about 5k of electrical to do on the house and a new roof, about 20k.
I'll figure out how to spring some money out of it for other things.

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