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About bimbill

  • Birthday 12/09/1946

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  1. These guys in Kirkland installed one my E9 sunroof car. It turned out nearly perfect. Among the things I won't even consider doing myself, this is high on the list. By the way, because you need to remove the windshield and rear window to do this properly, it's a good time to check the condition of the gaskets and locking strip...and the glass,,, and??? The classic project creep.
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    M10 Engine History Article

    Really good history of the M10. The author makes a good point about the crossover to what became the platform for BMWs survival and ultimate success. Owning a Neue Klasse 1800 has been a terrific learning experience and has made me appreciate the importance of that model range. Not only did it introduce the M10 but also MacPherson strut front suspension and semi-trailing arm independent rear suspension. I do see one error regarding the early M10 cam oiling. My NK 1800 with a 116 cylinder head used a hollow cam with holes on the back side of the lobes to oil the lobe/rocker interface. The is no spray bar present and indeed no hole in the center cam boss for a spray bar. Not sure when the change over to the spray bar occurred as my NK parts book is hard to decipher in that regard. I do know the 118 head used on the 114 series 1600 had the spray bar. This fact is crucial if you're putting a later cam into a 116 head.
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    Neue Klasse Registry

    Terrific find and very rare. It would be good to see an engine picture and also what code is on the cylinder head. I believe it should be 115. There is a small but enthusiastic owner group here that can provide plenty of information and resource advice for you.
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    1965 1800 Project

    Before you attempt to start it, do some research here regarding oil pump, filter housing and cam lobe oiling. This should have a 116 head and if it does it won't have the oil spray bar that showed up later. Cam lobes are oiled internally through the hollow cam, so make sure there are small holes on the back side of each lobe. I have one built in March 1965. You will very much enjoy learning about all the little quirks and differences between this and later M10 powered models. You should be able to find factory workshop and parts manuals through some of the usual channels and those are really helpful. Good luck with your adventure. The NK group is small but very supportive.
  5. This just showed up and looks very nice: The most glaring fault is the lack of the original Solex 40s and matching air filter housing. Still, the interior alone would make this a keeper and the lack of originality could keep the price in a reasonable range. Should be fun to watch.
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    Half axel boots ?

    Sorry, leap frogged mich02s response.
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    Half axel boots ?

    Walloth and Nesch has them, if they are in fact the early opaque type. Do a search here for the technique using boiling water to soften them and then a spoon or similar to stretch them over the pin. I would never have believed it would work until I did it. Also, don't loose any of the 144 bearing needles.
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    69 Three-Piece Dash

    Sent a PM at 3:15 PST so it looks like Hal and I might have tied 😀 I guess the seller will have to decide the tie breaker.
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    WTB 6 fuse wiring harness

    I need a complete harness for an early 2002 with 6 fuse block. Looking for one in reasonably good condition. I don't mind doing a little clean up and minor repair but would like it to be complete with no missing components.
  10. Great discussion. A question I have is, who imported BMWs to Canada before BMW NA came into being? Was it Max Hoffman or another individual or did BMW AG have a direct distribution network set up North of the border?
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    1968 BMW 1600ti

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  12. Check with Connor at Vintage Autobahn. He just acquired a large collection of NOS parts and I think there was a new 6 volt generator in one of the boxes. Also, I got one a while back from Double 02 Salvage in Hayward.
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    How many are left?

    Andy, email sent