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  1. Congratulations! And looking mighty fine in those bottlecaps! Mine is 2200 numbers away sporting the same shoes....
  2. 455k on mine w/ 207k on current engine. That's 368k since my ownership started in 1990. Still a daily ... 8 months a year.
  3. For the love of a car to go to these lengths to make it roadworthy again. I think I would do the same. I’m glad you’re ok after the accident and I’m enjoying the story of the rebuild!
  4. From a structural engineering viewpoint, the angle method should give you a more accurate measure of tension in the bolt. We never recommend torque wrenches because they must be calibrated and the bolts must have some lubrication to avoid binding and false readings. This is a big variable. The trick to the angle method is determining a "snug tight" condition from which to start measuring the angle. The BMW procedure uses a torque wrench to get this point and again the wrench should be calibrated. Start too soon and you don't achieve adequate tension. I'm not sure how that relates to a compressible gasket so maybe someone has a mechanical engineering viewpoint?
  5. Glad you are OK Lucian. Go slowly with the claim process. Insurance likes to go fast in this case before you have time to think about it. Above all get good medical advice and don't settle too fast. Whiplash and other injuries sometimes take time to present themselves. Then the same goes for the car. Get multiple estimates. Use your shop - not theirs. Leave room for unseen damage. Their insurance should pay for all but once you sign they are off the hook..... And hit and run charge for the culprit? He deserves more than just a increase in the insurance rate.
  6. Yes, that's what i thought. I did not see anything regarding Rein so thought I would ask. I did find a FEBI bearing and some say it's good - others bad? I did find a better deal on a dealer part - $283!
  7. Just checking on this part and see Rein and URO available around $15. BMW dealer part for $300.00. Any experience with these brands? TIA
  8. It is cleaning up nicely! Water and electrical don't mix so start with basic troubleshooting, battery, starter connections, etc. Search can be challenging to get exactly what you want but it's usually there. Everyone's no start issue is different it seems. Every time I go looking for what I want I get a lesson on what I didn't know. There are thousands of years of collective wisdom in there from people who have worked on these cars. Like a gift from the gods!
  9. Thanks for sharing that! i remember when sheepskins were cool.....
  10. The car is worth whatever anyone will pay for it. It is not a rust free car. There are too many pics with surface rust on the suspension pieces, trunk, rockers, etc. Surface rust in itself is not the end of the day but to me it is indicative of other things hiding under a masked off respray. If you are not doing body and paint work you should examine this carefully so you know what you are getting.
  11. A good home indeed. Nice looking car! No worries...Shipping is cheap for this one...
  12. OK Don, I'll get that out this week. Just to be sure this fits the stock 1 bbl. Solex air cleaner.
  13. Free to good home. Send me a US address to ship.
  14. landon

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    Looking for front bumper accordions if you have those and willing to sell separate......
  15. Looking for late model front bumper accordions. Left and right. Do you have any of those? Thanks,
  16. $5000.00 in 1975 is worth $23,337.00 in today's money adjusted for inflation. Appreciation or just holding value? I don't like higher prices either but I still drive my 02 daily for cheaper than my neighbors auto expenses, many of whom are driving $50,000 pickup trucks. House prices? Don't even go there....it's 2019 and you have to live in the now.
  17. Looking for late model front bumper accordions to replace some torn ones. Left and right. Don't necessarily need the hardware. Thanks,
  18. Just checking to see what shops are familiar with the 2002's. I'm out in Glenwood Springs and had been using Bimmerhaus for quite a while to do jobs now and then on my 2002 and E30 325ix. The old school techs are gone and they don't seem to be interested in working on these anymore.... Thanks,
  19. Yes, you helped me today! i was looking for this this week. The RealOEM picture looked nothing like this and I was confused with the other 2 numbers you showed. That looks to be exactly what I need for my 75. Where did you get it? Thanks
  20. None of those but the 1971 orange 2002 looks like it has a ti badge on the grill.....
  21. I am curious if anyone has experience with Central Insurance? I have a quote from them thru an agent with an agreed value of $29,000 for a base 1975. That's their number by the way and I'm good with it... The policy is not cheap - about 1000.00 / yr for full coverage. I currently have a "regular" policy with Allied for about half that price. I will also add my 1988 325ix and of course the deal is only good if they bundle the home insurance as well. My current agent that I carry all my home and other vehicle policies has not been able to come up with anything for me. My own calls to Hagerty, Chubb, and American collectors have been dead ends once they know I want to drive the car. I use both cars as daily's - one for the winter and one for the summer. I feel the need to get the car adequately insured for the new market out there so I'm fine the increase in cost but I have never heard of this company and am looking for experiences. TIA
  22. Install them correctly with the right resistance and the right unit for the application and they will last for at least 15 years and 125k miles like mine has.
  23. Well said. The average cost to operate a newer car is $0.60 / mile. I have driven 370k miles in 28 years. At a lower avg cost of say 0.30 / mile ( inflation, etc) we have $111,000! How much have I spent? 50k? 70k? It's pretty well sorted now but will eventually have to re-visit body work and another engine down the road. Probably could sell it now for a solid 15k. Looks like a deal to me.....
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