Help Support Bigcoupe.com

Getrag 260 prop for M30 in 635

Post in this forum for cars and/or parts wanted.

Moderators: ron, bfons, GRNSHRK

Post Reply
wattsmonkey
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Posts: 1521
Joined: Mon Jul 16, 2007 2:58 pm
Location: Cheltenham, U.K.

Getrag 260 prop for M30 in 635

Post by wattsmonkey » Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:28 am

Hi,

These are - like so many E24 bits - now thin on the ground in the UK.

Only needed for spare gearbox, so no rush, but has anyone got one?

Many thanks,

Rob
"Most of it necessary; all of it enjoyable." LJKS
'84 635CSi, dogleg...itbs and supercharger????? Eaton Mess

brickwhite
Bigcoupe 100 Post club
Posts: 771
Joined: Wed Sep 01, 2010 3:29 pm
Location: Springfield, MO USA

Re: Getrag 260 prop for M30 in 635

Post by brickwhite » Mon Feb 01, 2021 3:59 pm

What is a prop?
- 12 535i
- 92 325ic
- 85 M635csi

User avatar
635sharknose
Bigcoupe 100 Post club
Posts: 263
Joined: Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:58 pm
Location: The Netherlands
Contact:

Re: Getrag 260 prop for M30 in 635

Post by 635sharknose » Mon Feb 01, 2021 5:08 pm

Rob,
I have a 260 for spare parts, what are you looking for?
Paul
Paul
Image
Instagram: @635sharknose
1987 635CSi Bronzitbeige

User avatar
hornhospital
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Posts: 2664
Joined: Sun Jul 11, 2010 6:46 pm
Location: Silverhill, AL
Contact:

Re: Getrag 260 prop for M30 in 635

Post by hornhospital » Mon Feb 01, 2021 6:43 pm

brickwhite wrote:
Mon Feb 01, 2021 3:59 pm
What is a prop?
Driveshaft. They call it a propshaft, and call the CV axles driveshafts. :-k
Ken Kanne
'84 633CSi "Sylvia"; '85 635CSi "Katja";'85 325e "Hazel Ann";'87 325is "Odette"; '93 325is "Elvira"; '95 M3 "Ashlyn"; '95 318is "Bebe"

Drew
Posts: 44
Joined: Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:37 am
Location: Hiding in the garage, South Bucks, England

Re: Getrag 260 prop for M30 in 635

Post by Drew » Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:21 pm

Have a couple of (tatty) 80s era BMW prop shafts in my garage. What makes one for a 260 special? Short?

Guess the difference is going to be in the front half of the prop...

Anyway, happy to measure up if you know any dimensions.

wattsmonkey
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Posts: 1521
Joined: Mon Jul 16, 2007 2:58 pm
Location: Cheltenham, U.K.

Re: Getrag 260 prop for M30 in 635

Post by wattsmonkey » Tue Feb 02, 2021 8:35 am

Thanks for responses, I was expecting more of a tumbleweed experience!

Also, I completely forgot about the prop/driveshaft confusion.

The difference is in the front half - the prop for a 260 is longer than the 265 'cos the gearbox is shorter. (although the rear portion is longer for medium case diff cars)

I have a spare auto prop, so just the front portion would do it if I get it balanced, but the whole thing would obviously be preferable.

I'll dig out the measurements.

Thank you again,

Rob
"Most of it necessary; all of it enjoyable." LJKS
'84 635CSi, dogleg...itbs and supercharger????? Eaton Mess

Drew
Posts: 44
Joined: Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:37 am
Location: Hiding in the garage, South Bucks, England

Re: Getrag 260 prop for M30 in 635

Post by Drew » Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:18 pm

Well Rob ended up buying two decrepit propshafts out of my garage loft, and what's more he insisted on paying for them! Thanks Rob for helping clear some space!!
...and I must also thank Brian and the site also for helping me out when I embarked on classic bmw ownership all those years ago. A donation to the site heading your way as a token of years of appreciation. Long may bigcoupe continue... :D

wattsmonkey
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Posts: 1521
Joined: Mon Jul 16, 2007 2:58 pm
Location: Cheltenham, U.K.

Re: Getrag 260 prop for M30 in 635

Post by wattsmonkey » Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:30 am

Thank you so much, Drew, you're an absolute gent.

That is such a generous thing to make a donation and is testament to the lovely bunch of people on this site - I don't think I'm the only one who has been making more use of it through the pandemic.

Cheers,

Rob
"Most of it necessary; all of it enjoyable." LJKS
'84 635CSi, dogleg...itbs and supercharger????? Eaton Mess

sideshowbob
Bigcoupe 100 Post club
Posts: 154
Joined: Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:18 pm
Location: Hampshire UK

Re: Getrag 260 prop for M30 in 635

Post by sideshowbob » Sun Mar 28, 2021 8:46 am

Hi wattsmonkey.....I have sent you a PM about propshafts

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 10 guests