Ultimate driving machine?
Posted 19 January 2010 - 01:01 AM Edited by Lurch, 26 September 2010 - 08:37 PM.
Enough talk. Time for pics.
Posted 19 January 2010 - 01:35 AM
Posted 19 January 2010 - 12:32 PM Edited by Black-hawk, 19 January 2010 - 12:34 PM.
Wanna swap engines? Please?
Posted 19 January 2010 - 01:16 PM
Posted 19 January 2010 - 03:42 PM
Did that generation have the horribly unreliable LCD screens?
Posted 19 January 2010 - 05:36 PM Edited by Lurch, 22 January 2010 - 04:03 AM.
|QUOTE (Rocketkiller @ Jan 19 2010, 10:42)|
| Wow that a steal, too bad it's not an E34 though. I bet the seats are so soft and comfortable, I'm jealous. But now we can be BMW project buddies, I've got an E36 that needs work. |
Did that generation have the horribly unreliable LCD screens?
I prefer the E28 tbh. Try and find an E34 535i with a 5 speed and a limited slip rear. Always had a thing for old bimmers anyway and the older the BMW, the more I like it, and the more I'll end up spending on repairs, haha.
Seats aren't really all that soft and comfortable. Not super hard either, just average. At least they're leather though. Seats have cracks but really aren't all that bad. Power stuff still works for them (for now at least). There's plenty of room in them and my 6'5" 300+ lbs. frame.
Some more pics.
Stable for my 182 horses...I wonder how many have escaped in the past 24 years?
Center mount exhaust. Will be ditching the cat and replacing the muffler with something cheap that's 1 in 2 out so I can keep the stock exhaust position and the stock tips (an E28 trademark). And before someone bitches about me not buying some high dollar stainless bling setup, remember this is a 200 dollar car, I'm not buying an exhaust that's worth more than it.
Interior's not too bad for a 200 dollar car. Remember this thing was headed to the shredder so the PO didn't bother cleaning it up any. The panel that goes on the dash under the steering wheel is in the trunk and will be replaced as soon as I buy the retaining clips for it. And what LCD stuff are you talking about? It does have an LCD HUD (that ACTUALLY WORKS!) next to the tac if that's what you're talking about. Also has some little board up top next to the rear view mirror telling me about seatbelts and lights that work. Does have a security system buy I'm not sure how much of it works. One of the rear windows doesn't work but as long as the fronts and the sunroof work, I'm not too bothered. There is a definitely a leak somewhere as the passenger floorboard is full of water.
Overally not too bad. Will hopefully be going to the PO's house today to pick up the factory tool kit.
@DDS - I could pick up a whole E28 M5 for $2800
Shame I don't have 2800.
@Oogie - That's my friends 88 Crew cab 1 ton chevy utility truck that he uses as a parts chaser. We'll be doing a dually conversion on it soon as well as putting on a wheel lift. Has a tbi 350 and an SM465 Muncie 4 speed. Truck is mega huge. 164.5" wheelbase and tips the scales at over 6k. Will probably weigh over 9k when it's a dually tow truck.
Posted 19 January 2010 - 07:56 PM
Posted 20 January 2010 - 01:26 AM Edited by Lurch, 20 January 2010 - 02:16 AM.
So I have water in both passenger floorboards and sh*t's starting to mold. I need to replace both passenger door frame seals. And pelican parts has them for sale for $113.50 for the rear and $131.25 for the front. f*ck THAT! I'll be buying a water proof car cover for 50 bucks or so until I can come up with a (hopefully much cheaper) fix. And how should I go about cleaning mold off? It's on my back seat (which is leather), both floorpans and front door panel all on the passenger side. Maybe some kind of industrial cleaner? Will a decent leather cleaner from an autoparts store work for the seats? If this was anything else I'd have the interior gutted by now and called it good.
mmm the joys of a 200 dollar BMW.
Posted 20 January 2010 - 03:38 AM
Posted 20 January 2010 - 05:02 AM
Oh, and that center exhaust is bad ass. Put a fart canon on it and rig it up to shoot out some flames to troll people
Posted 20 January 2010 - 05:33 AM Edited by Lurch, 20 January 2010 - 11:48 PM.
1-in 2-out cherry bomb extreme which is about 55 bucks, 2.5" in and 2.25" out and painted go-fast red.
Or a performance curve single chamber muffler that's also 2.5" in and dual 2.25" out which is only 25 bucks online and ceramic coated.
Maybe something I treat myself to for my birthday in april.
Found out doing a full tuneup on this thing is going to cost me nearly 200 bucks (I swear no one but Bosch and Denso make oem parts for these things) which is about 2-3 what a full tuneup on a Chevy small block or something similar that I would be used to doing one on would be. And I just don't have that kind of money right now. Going to see what I can cleanup and reuse and still hopefully cure the miss it has.
edit - would be about 300 bucks to do a tuneup buying parts from a normal parts store like advance (the original 200 was adding stuff up online). Either way, just way out of my price range atm. I'll just clean up the connections as best I can. It's still a drivable car so I'm not too fussed.
Also bought a water proof car cover for 30 bucks to keep it dry.
Posted 20 January 2010 - 09:56 PM
Posted 20 January 2010 - 11:21 PM Edited by Lurch, 20 January 2010 - 11:47 PM.
Going to meet the PO tommorrow to go pick up the factory toolkit and a spare rebuilt gauger cluster.
And my car cover I bought today before the huge downpour.
30 bucks well spent me thinks. Hopefully it doesn't get stolen.
Posted 21 January 2010 - 08:04 PM
|QUOTE (dog_day_sunrise @ Jan 19 2010, 13:16)|
|3.6L M5 motors are only about £350 these days...sleeper?|
Hmm i wonder if i could drop one into my escort
Posted 21 January 2010 - 08:53 PM Edited by Lurch, 22 January 2010 - 01:36 AM.
Posted 22 January 2010 - 02:07 AM
|QUOTE (Lurch @ Jan 21 2010, 15:53)|
|Still can't open the trunk though.|
Maybe there's a reason he wanted to scrap it.
Posted 22 January 2010 - 03:55 AM
Posted 22 January 2010 - 05:59 AM
Posted 22 January 2010 - 07:12 PM
|QUOTE (Flat Face @ Jan 22 2010, 05:00)|
|good price for a car but... not a great car imo lol|
You get what you pay for.
Posted 23 January 2010 - 09:27 AM Edited by Desmosedici, 23 January 2010 - 09:34 AM.
edit- besides needing a tune up
Posted 23 January 2010 - 10:01 AM
Looks like a bargain, I love those old BMW's. If the engine is sound and there is nothing major that needs doing then why not clean it all up and use it, not like a full restore but get it back in a good condition, seems a shame if you dont.
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