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69BMW2002NH
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New Owner 1985 635CSI

Post by 69BMW2002NH » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:12 pm

I just bought a 1985 635CSI Auto. It's in great condition, but currently only goes in reverse, and the tail lights are deteriorated.
I'm looking for a new trans if I can't get this one going so if you know anyone in New England with a non-EH trans for sale, please let me know.

Also wondering, can I get regular tires for the metric wheels? Are there any options that don't cost an arm and a leg?

Thanks,
George
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1985 BMW M635CSI - 4.0 Stroked M88

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Re: New Owner 1985 635CSI

Post by hornhospital » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:39 pm

You'll have to either buy new Metric tires ($$$$), or a set of regular (inch) wheels and tires. I'd practically guarantee you can get a nice used set of wheels and a new set of tires for less than just the set of Metric tires by themselves.
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Re: New Owner 1985 635CSI

Post by GRNSHRK » Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:47 pm

Hey there 69BMW2002NH, welcome aboard :shock:

Ken is correct about mounting any tires on TRX wheels other than TRX, now costing an arm and a leg [-X

As a board moderator, I am going to move your post to the saloon where intros usually take place =D>

I would suggest using the correct forums for your questions, "cars and parts wanted" for instance, regarding your hunt for a slushbox :-k

Once again, welcome to the madness \:D/

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Re: New Owner 1985 635CSI

Post by ron » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:26 am

You also need to put your location in your profile as requested by admin.
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69BMW2002NH
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Re: New Owner 1985 635CSI

Post by 69BMW2002NH » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:59 am

Fixed. Sorry for all of my noncompliance
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Re: New Owner 1985 635CSI

Post by kylefav390 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:55 pm

I saw this car for sale locally and was pretty interested in it as a project to flip, I'm glad it stayed somewhat nearby. I may have a 4HP22 Trans for sale in the next few weeks if you're interested, since I'll finally be starting my 5-speed swap. Feel free to get in touch!

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Re: New Owner 1985 635CSI

Post by 69BMW2002NH » Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:05 pm

So that guy bailed on me at the very last second.. I never ended up buying the car.... Luckily I picked up an M635CSI last weekend! Image
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1985 BMW M635CSI - 4.0 Stroked M88

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Re: New Owner 1985 635CSI

Post by Steve M6 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:07 pm

Wow! What a difference from the 635CSi that obviously needed quite a bit of work. This begs the question about your new M6.

Curious about miles, the car's history if known, and general condition. I think the seller that cancelled on you did you a huge favor.
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Re: New Owner 1985 635CSI

Post by 69BMW2002NH » Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:38 pm

Steve M6 wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:07 pm
Wow! What a difference from the 635CSi that obviously needed quite a bit of work. This begs the question about your new M6.

Curious about miles, the car's history if known, and general condition. I think the seller that cancelled on you did you a huge favor.
I have full history from new, including pictures of the car at the port in Germany and all of the federalization paperwork. This car has a 4.0l stroked M88

160k on the car now, 70k since the stroker and 30k since the head was off and refreshed. I drove the car from South Carolina the weekend before last. It has factory Recaros as well. I need to do a few little things (refresh door trim, find a crack free dash to swap, fix air blend valve knob, oil pipe O ring, refresh shifter and get driver seat bolster repaired, power steering refresh and replace all hoses as preventative maintenance)
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Re: New Owner 1985 635CSI

Post by randall977 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:30 pm

You definitely did well not to get that federal bumper'd one!

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Re: New Owner 1985 635CSI

Post by dmac156 » Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:00 pm

Huge difference between the two cars, and you ended up with a great car. Congrats!

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