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Post by ph33rX » Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:52 am

Looks great Ed, where did you find the low profile valve stems? If I ever decide to fix up paint on your old Alpinas I'd like to get a set too.

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Post by e24mpwr » Mon Apr 30, 2012 5:03 pm

Your car looked amazing at SharkFest Ed! Glad I got a chance to hang a bit and ride down and back with you!

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Post by Ed Lyerly » Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:45 pm

e24mpwr wrote:Your car looked amazing at SharkFest Ed! Glad I got a chance to hang a bit and ride down and back with you!
Hi Lee,
Thanks very much for your kind words about Crystal. I had a great time at SESF #10 ! What a wonderful weekend of friends and fun :D
I'm sorry you did not have time to prepare Cosmo .... so she could be entered into the judging. She is a wonderful car ..... hope you can enter her next year.
She has been a prize winner since the day you bought her =D>
It was great hooking up with you and Cosmo for a 150 mile mini-convoy to Knoxville, TN. It was better yet when we hooked up with Anita's group from Winchester, VA in Knoxville. Then it was like an 80 MPH parade of 20 or so 6ers for the next 275 miles into Scottsboro ...... just AWESOME !!!

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Nice pix of SESF!!!

Post by GRNSHRK » Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:28 pm

Ed, got a question for ya, pertaining to the photo album that Shawn Bailey (Lapis 635 Euro) posted on Bimmerforums :-k

I would like to get in touch with the owner of the Cypress Green Euro, people's choice winner, if possible :-?

Ya just don't see very many 6ers this color, and since I own another, I would like compare notes, etc. :wink:

Thank you kind sir :shock:

Looks like the event was a hoot 8)

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Re: Nice pix of SESF!!!

Post by Ed Lyerly » Thu May 03, 2012 2:24 am

GRNSHRK wrote:Ed, got a question for ya, pertaining to the photo album that Shawn Bailey (Lapis 635 Euro) posted on Bimmerforums :-k

I would like to get in touch with the owner of the Cypress Green Euro, people's choice winner, if possible :-?

Ya just don't see very many 6ers this color, and since I own another, I would like compare notes, etc. :wink:

Thank you kind sir :shock:

Looks like the event was a hoot 8)

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Per my PM ...... I'm working to get you contact info. I have questions out to Nat and Kai. Will PM you when I have the info.
Yes, SESF #10 was a hoot :)
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Post by MrE » Thu May 03, 2012 7:44 am

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That looks awesome Ed, the car looks stunning.

It's such an impressive looking machine, those wheels are far and away the best looking setup on her from the options you tried.

I'd love to see more pics so please keep them coming. Image

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Post by Ed Lyerly » Thu May 03, 2012 12:44 pm

Thank you Ellis :D I agree with your thinking on the wheels, and these will be my choice going forward.
Here are a couple shots that Lee (e24mpwr) took .... he definitely has better camera skills than I do. The third shot is of Lee's Cosmos, and it shows the color better than I've seen in a photo before. The last shot show's Kai's M635 on the left, and Nat's recently acquired M635 on the right .... with Lee's in the middle. That threesome looks fantastic with the lake in the background =D>

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Post by orval2 » Thu May 03, 2012 1:29 pm

Hi,

Nice place to have a Sharkfest.
I'm a bit jalous.

Nice cars too.

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Post by Ed Lyerly » Thu May 03, 2012 9:38 pm

orval2 wrote:Hi,

Nice place to have a Sharkfest.
I'm a bit jalous.

Nice cars too.
Thanks Renaud :D
You are not allowed to have all the fun there in Belgium !
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Post by Ed Lyerly » Fri May 18, 2012 7:01 pm

I have been wanting to replace the insulation/sound deadening material inside Crystal's hood for some time. It was oil stained and trying to clean it just resulted in it crumbling and coming apart. I also wanted to replace the sad looking labels. Here is what the underside of the hood looked like when I started.
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The labels were in awful shape:
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I covered the engine bay with plastic film and scraped the crumbling material away. I also removed the old labels and replaced them with fresh ones.
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I used this 3M contact adhesive which is advertised for underhood application.
I was warned that standard 3M 77 adhesive was not suitable for this application. Here is a shot of the product I used:
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I taped everything off and applied the adhesive to both the hood and the new insulating/sound deadening panels. I used wax paper to keep the parts from bonding until I had them properly located .... then removed it and pressed the parts together. Here are the results. It certainly looks much better on the back side of the hood now ..... and I won't have to avoid that area any longer when taking photos of the engine bay.
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Also shown in the photos is a glimpse of my new all aluminum radiator from Wizard Cooling. I won't have to worry any more about the plastic radiator neck on the stock radiator failing. The aluminum welding done on this product is outstanding.
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Looks outstanding Ed!

Post by GRNSHRK » Fri May 18, 2012 7:33 pm

Now ya gotta replace that yellow washer tubing next :-k

Great work and nice story 8)

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Re: Looks outstanding Ed!

Post by Ed Lyerly » Sat May 19, 2012 12:50 pm

GRNSHRK wrote:Now ya gotta replace that yellow washer tubing next :-k

Great work and nice story 8)

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You are right ...... always something to improve on with a 27 year old car :lol:
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Post by Roku35 » Sat May 19, 2012 2:53 pm

MrE wrote:[img]

It's such an impressive looking machine, those wheels are far and away the best looking setup on her from the options you tried.

I'd love to see more pics so please keep them coming.

+1, Stunning choice of wheels. (My unbias opinion)?really :mrgreen:
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Post by Ed Lyerly » Mon May 28, 2012 10:33 pm

Last week I received my new cloisonne mosport emblems from Jack Koppen (Cactusjack1 on the e28 forum)
http://www.mye28.com/viewtopic.php?t=105270&highlight=
These new cloisonne emblems look really nice .... so I replaced my original roundells with them for the "Vintage" event held in Winston-Salem, NC last Saturday. At the show, I received very positive comments on these new emblems .... and I personally like them a lot. What are your thoughts ?

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Post by markh » Mon May 28, 2012 10:56 pm

I'd definitely wear them on my 6er. Look great! I saw that thread over there a while ago. Don't you also have center caps to match for one of your numerous sets of wheels?

Tell me Ed, how does the grommet for the front nose emblem come off to release the roundel backer plate? I've got to order a new one as somebody helped themselves to mine - just the roundel emblem, not the backer piece. So I need to replace the entire fixture.

Thanks - Mark
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Post by Ed Lyerly » Mon May 28, 2012 11:41 pm

markh wrote: Tell me Ed, how does the grommet for the front nose emblem come off to release the roundel backer plate? I've got to order a new one as somebody helped themselves to mine - just the roundel emblem, not the backer piece. So I need to replace the entire fixture.

Thanks - Mark
Hi Mark,
It doesn't ..... The backer plate and the emblem is one piece (perhaps it uses some sort of adhesive to hold it in place). You remove the entire assembly by using something like a screwdriver (but plastic) and prying under what you are referring to as the backer plate. It has two studs that fit into two plastic bushings that are pressed into two holes in the hood. It is just a friction fit :D
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Post by ph33rX » Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:19 am

Car is looking better and better each time I see it Ed! :)

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Post by Ed Lyerly » Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:39 pm

ph33rX wrote:Car is looking better and better each time I see it Ed! :)
Thank you for your compliment, Konrad. There is always something to fix or improve with a 27 year old car .... but .... she is a labor of love :D

Mark, thanks for your kind words as well. Yes, I have made some of Jack's cloisonne mosport emblems into wheel centers. He makes several sizes of these great looking emblems.
http://www.mye28.com/viewtopic.php?t=105270&highlight=
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Post by World-Class6 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:26 pm

these new roundell's are definitely unique~ they make your M635 stand out from other M's and 6ers alike. The ///M badge colors coordinate well with roundell colors and IMO, elevate the ///M Supercar status!

Btw~ new radiator looks ~hot~ 8)
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Post by Ed Lyerly » Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:19 pm

World-Class6 wrote:these new roundell's are definitely unique~ they make your M635 stand out from other M's and 6ers alike. The ///M badge colors coordinate well with roundell colors and IMO, elevate the ///M Supercar status!

Btw~ new radiator looks ~hot~ 8)
Thank you kindly, World-Class6 :D These may not find favor with those intent on keeping the car stock as delivered .... but I really like how they look on the car. I'm going to enjoy these for the rest of this season at a minimum.
I love the peace of mind the all aluminum radiator gives me compared to a stock replacement with the plastic hose connection points.
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Re: Introducing Crystal

Post by Sharkbait » Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:48 pm

I have been doing some searches on the forum for the SI Board Replacement, came across your comments from several years ago.. Great write up however the link for cluster removal and the batteryless SI board wont connect anymore.
Do you still have access to that info and has the board been reliable?

Thanks in advance,

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Re: Introducing Crystal

Post by Ed Lyerly » Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:36 am

Here you go:
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many have updated ..... positive short and long term results.
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