weber magic

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    BMW E39 540i 6 speed, E34 520i

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  1. If you mean the number actually stamped into the inner wing, bit the wing bolts to, it's one of the identification numbers Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Err where is everyone? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Absolutely not, the more the merrier. Just make sure your at Fort Nelson before 10am as they are quite strict on letting people in and out because of the various gun firings. Looking forward to meeting you tomorrow. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Unlikely my car has no alarm fitted. I have seen them before in exactly the same place. I think it's automatic specific. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. I'm sure is been asked a million times and I think I've even read up on it before but what is this? A screwed to the bulk head above the engine on a late 87 m535i? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I think those estimates are high against the current reality. I have a very original, very clean M535i in diamond Schwartz with pearl beige leather which is also an automatic which has covered 98k. It is rust free and never been welded but unfortunately it is covered in scratches where it has been in storage. Once it's up together and painted and looking lovely I think a realistic obtainable value for the car is 10k. Despite all the postulating around the M535i lately the market place shows that £10-12 is roughly where it's at for low millage original examples. Personally millage doesn't bother me a great deal but the investment/appreciating classic set will be bothered. Conversely I have a lachs silver M535i auto that has covered 226k. It's been stripped back to a shell had new sills, floor, inner wings, rear panel etc. It's had quite a lot of paint and has a crack free dash and very clean black leather interior. It's high millage but there is inches and inches of history showing it's been well looked after. I have sold this one at £4500 which in hind sight and with all the work that's gone into it feels painfully cheap. I believe I could probably achieve £5500 or at a push £6k on this if offering it for sale now. To my mind that makes yours worth £7500ish plus or minus £500. It's all opinion of course and most importantly who is looking at the time. The impetuous nature of buyers can be startling. Finally, around January time there was a lovely royal blue m535i manual for sale with cloth on eBay at a very nice looking address locally to me. It had been owned for quite some time and lots of money spent. It was on a buy it now for £6995 I think. It had about 168k on the clock and was a nice looking car. I think it got reduced to £5995 and somebody had messed the seller around in the process before it disappeared from ebay. Although I except January is a crap time to sell, this sounds comparable to yours. Unfortunately the links to your pictures don't work. Can you repost them. This is my penny's worth so to speak. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. I love the colour of your car, looks superb. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Oh, the G30's a new 5 series's I wondered why snows where providing us with a 4x4 Mercedes Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. I don't know it but it's not that far away on the days I work in Bristol if you wanted someone to go and have a look? Although did you notice the offers on the advert are dated 2015. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. In terms of weather you should or shouldn't it all depends why your doing it. A modified car will never be worth as much as a restored original but it will go up in value and I suppose if you keep it long big enough and it brings you joy in the mean time it's not so bad. I would say it's a shame to brake any M535i now unless it's truly wrecked. I bought a white rolling shell last year which had been virtually stripped bare although it still had an engine and gearbox in it. Rather than cut it up for repair panels as I'd planned to I am going to weld it up and hang onto it as at some point a good m535i shell will attain a value. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I've done this conversion into a 525e. I can give you a pretty detailed how to. Actually I converted it to servo assured breaks using the original 525e vacuum servo and the brakes where great. Only thing I would say is it requires a bit of welding and if the 520 is an auto a little bit more. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. When she said she was gonna fill the boot with green, I thought she meant something else. I left her alone for 5mins at the RHS Malvern flower show today and now we have enough cabbage to feed an entire Bavarian work force. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Cheers guys, No problem Eamon, I've been a little nervous about fessing up here as when I joined I was just a bloke with an E34. I have told many people that this is the best car site I have ever used and want to ensure that it doesn't lose its core purpose of being a community for like minded people and a good source of technical information which I always give willingly. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Probably time for me to fess up at this point. I am Classic Bahnstormers. It all got going by accident really as these things often do. I bought a donor car because I needed a few bits and bobs (the basalt blue 525i on the website) and when I got it home and realised how good it was I couldn't bare to break it. In fact another forum member and I had gone halfs on it so we set about restoring it. Smoked it about for a while and then sold it on and so the story has gone on. Quite by accident we've picked up some repeat business such as from Darren above and I am now at the point where I am negotiating to buy my local BMW specialist. The plan is to service all BMW's but specialise in 80's stuff which is what we know and love. The car in question has been off the grid a long time so I doubt you'll be able to source any info on it although I'd love to see it if you do. I had planned to go to town on this car before offering it for sale as the website ad suggests. It is a superb basis for a project with spotless unwelded sills and wheels arches. It does as I told you on the phone require rear disc baking plates as what's on there is totally shagged and the ABS is not working. I believe this to be a front sensor rather than a rear abs ring but I would have changed those when doing the back plates anyway. To be totally transparent, I have done literally what was required for an MOT and so the car could be shaken down. It's had spark plugs, oil change, rear camber limiters, some brake pipes, front drop links and a new viscous fan coupling. I have also flushed the brake fluid and removed and serviced all the brake callipers. This is a nice honest unrestored low mileage M535i with a good spec. It's far from a perfect car but it has bags of potential and the doors, pillars, sills, wheels arches and other normal rust spots are all sound. It also drives very well and feels nice and tight. It's all there with complete tool set and original wheels with tyres that aren't perished. The only reason for me selling as an unfinished project is to raise money for my acquisition. I am having a fire sale and will be listing pretty well all the stock I have on car and classic within the next month. I am looking forward to meeting you tomorrow and hope that you find the car as described. As I said on the phone it's not my business to waste people's time by pretending things are better than they are. I hope everyone else will understands the nature of how I've come to this point. It's only been a conscious thing for about a year although I have told a few people on the forum what I'm doing in that time and have every intention as reregistering myself as a commercial entity on the forum when it becomes my main income. I had hoped to launch myself by inviting everyone to a breakfast meeting (bacon butties on me) if I am successful in acquiring the local specialist. I thought it would be cool to offer people the chance to get their cars up on a ramp and use the workshop for the morning. Please feel free to have a good noose through the website. I welcome constructive feedback and comments. Many thanks Steve Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk