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hippie dave last won the day on September 30 2013

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About hippie dave

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  • Birthday 01/01/1994

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    Beer, Cycling, Driving, Classic cars, Steam railways, aquisition of junk, setting things on fire, making noise in the workshop, camping/travelling, completely irrational and hare-brained schemes involving one or more of the above
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    Mechanical technician


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    E28 520i, Saab 9-5, E24 628csi (in bits), Honda CB125TB (tis a bike!)

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  1. hippie dave

    Wanted E3 Engine

    Hi Clive, Sorry I've been a bit quiet: I'm eyeballs-deep in a house move!! Good luck with the project chief - I guess you don't need the E28 engine any more? Cheers Dave
  2. hippie dave

    Wanted E3 Engine

    How original do you want the car to remain? Ive got an M30B28 taking up space in the lockup. It came out of a running C-plate E28 528i earlier this year- chap was doing an M50 conversion. I bought it for its autobox to put in my 628, and I still need to split the two- if you don't mind waiting a bit. Any pictures of the E3? sounds like an exciting project!!
  3. hippie dave

    E28 533i

    Another rare beast. Made because anything over 2 litres was, at the time, punitive to tax in Italy.
  4. hippie dave

    Nice BMW themed desk clock

    I've got a round dashboard clock out of a Rover I keep meaning to do this with...
  5. hippie dave

    E28 533i

    Very nice indeed, thanks for sharing!!
  6. hippie dave

    I'm out from under my rock with a new project.

    Right Three cars, Two Jobs, one motorcycle restoration, and one house move later and I've finally picked up the spanners on this again. New windscreen in, also new door glass and locks re-barrelled both sides: Fuel tank out and lines inspected and blown through. It all looks good under here! The car used to have a tow bar fitted. This could explain why the autobox got cooked. M30 banjo-bolts!! We meet again!! We now also have a Replacement gearbox complete with spare engine, just in case!! Next weekends plan: Finish off screen by fitting expander strip "hot wire" each electric window in turn, then Source and fit doorcard membrane. clean and paint brake and fuel lines, Re fit tank and get the car back down on the deck. Get the front up in the air, drop the sump and put some fresh oil in it Re fit refurbished heater box and fill the engine with coolant.
  7. hippie dave

    BMW 635csi Auto .. scheduled for destruction!!

    What absolute F*ing Animals. Everything else aside- they could've made some good money there if they had half a brain. A sticky end to a decent car by the sounds of it. I get that there may be difficulties removing it from a multi-storey, but how lifting it through the roof and destroying it would make it any easier I do not know. Thank you for your efforts though FB.
  8. hippie dave

    Don't play with your phone while driving, please.

    Hope you're Okay Jake. This is exactly what happened to me in July when I was the last car in stationary traffic. I think I got off lightly. She claimed she "didn't see" 1.5 tonnes of Mercedes. On behalf of motorcyclists and cyclists everywhere, I went absolutely spare at her.
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    BMW 635csi Auto .. scheduled for destruction!!

    Its still not on Raw2k's website. If its as good as you've described it, it'd be borderline criminal for it to be turned into frying pans!! Don't let it go the way of this one. I'm sorry to report that some people really are this stupid.
  10. hippie dave

    BMW 635csi Auto .. scheduled for destruction!!

    Flying banana, please can you provide any more details- namely location and possibly some pictures? And I will post across to bigcoupe.
  11. hippie dave

    BMW 635csi Auto .. scheduled for destruction!!

    Any news on this? is it still there? Would you like me to copy any information to the bigcoupe forum? Its not listed on Raw2k yet.
  12. hippie dave

    Removing Windscreen?

    An excellent write up gents, thanks for this! I'll be fitting the replacement screen to the E24 at the weekend - the original got smashed when the car got vandalised. I've bought a brand new seal (£155 Dealer-only for the E24. There are no other stockists!!!), some tools and some tubes of Arbo mast. Fortunately I managed to acquire not one but two windscreens. So I have a get out of jail card if the first one goes!!
  13. hippie dave

    Ever wondered why your duty free's get broken?

    And this is why I take hand luggage only. Just don't lose your credit card or your passport- everything else can be improvised.
  14. hippie dave

    Supplier of SI board batteries

    I could've sworn they were 3 volt, but cheers !
  15. hippie dave

    SAAB 9-3 AERO

    I have just gone and bought this to replace my wrecked benz. Its the rather naughty 250bhp Aero HOT version and its wicked.