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Captain Beaky

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Captain Beaky last won the day on February 15

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About Captain Beaky

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  • Birthday 08/10/1969

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Llanelli, West Wales
  • Interests
    Old Cars and Slow Birds
  • Occupation
    Old Shark Doctor

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  • Garage
    E28 525e, 528i, Dolly Sprint, E30 touring, E30 Turbo E39-535i, 530d & 530d T

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  1. Captain Beaky

    What have you done on your E28 this week........

    What a day, it doesn't get better !! The drive home from Bethesda in North Wales down through Capel Curig was spectacular and made all the more better when you're driving a classic, i@ll let the pictures do the talking, they were just on the way to the summit before dropping into Blaenau Ffestiniog.
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    What have you done on your E28 this week........

    Its been a ball ache after fixing the flywheel trigger, the heater valve started to leak so I had to make a new main seal, then trying to be good by flushing the system the top hose connection broke off the radiator and finally then the spark plugs needed renewing because some were fouled after the trigger snapped off. That's the beauty of keeping spare parts I suppose. All said and done she drove faultlessly all the way to Bethesda in North Wales today and did not miss a beat nearly 190 miles, stunning scenery and some brilliant roads. This is what happened the day before we left for Snowdon
  3. Captain Beaky

    What have you done on your E28 this week........

    Thank you
  4. Captain Beaky

    What have you done on your E28 this week........

    Yep! Really pleased with the result
  5. Captain Beaky

    What have you done on your E28 this week........

    IT LIVES ! The Little Donkey is alive and kicking, with the help of my mate we managed to get the old snapped tang out of the flywheel and welded in a new trigger. I think I'll add vet to my CV
  6. Captain Beaky

    What have you done on your E28 this week........

    oooo! missus you can't say that I don't think the cause is still in there there was a noise under the car just before the loss of power and missing started and being on full throttle in hot pursuit it was not the trigger pin I heard. I did however find the small lattice grill missing in the bottom of the bell housing so there's two possabilities. Something has come out and taken the trigger pin with it during the impact. There are only two things I can think of, sensor or bolt head i.e. crank shaft or The cover was missing and a stone has gone in smashed the pin and out. Possible because I did not stop straigh away because i was giving it large and must have done another mile or two before finally giving up. Anyway it's not brazed its tig welded high strength dissimilar metal but its' going to be a stick welder fixing it.
  7. Captain Beaky

    What have you done on your E28 this week........

    Eggxactly, flaming Big Balls but a result all the same! now there's a fix to the problem. I do believe that its brazed or silver solder that holds it in so i'm going to try a lamp on my spare flywheel to see if I can get the trigger out then figure a way of replacing the broken one without removing the gearbox. How the hell it broke i don't know
  8. Captain Beaky

    What have you done on your E28 this week........

    Well Bugger look what I found missing That's why the Donkey won't start
  9. Captain Beaky

    V8 Tapping Noise

    This flaming noise is still there, sometimes nothing, sometimes just a slight noise and sometimes you think it's going to break something as its like a knock! The only thing I am unsure of and it's just picking at me is the comment by MumboJumbo about priming? I leave the ignition on for 30 seconds and more often than not there is no noise?? Coincidence or Am i missing a trick here
  10. Captain Beaky

    E28 527i / very special car

    Welldone Brilliant pictures!
  11. Captain Beaky

    What have you done on your E28 this week........

    No went from Llanelli to Pontarddulais up to Cross Hands and over Maesybont to Dryslwyn in the Towy and up to Llandovery for breakfast. The donkey went pop on the way back over the top of maesybont chasing the Carrera 4 and the Pi, we do daft things when we're enjoying ourselves Doh!
  12. Captain Beaky

    What have you done on your E28 this week........

    Took advantage of the glorious weather and went for a blast with a few lads, Porsche Carrera 4 turbo, GT3, Triumph 2500Pi , a ferrari 250 Rep and a monza. Unfortunately the Little Donkey then developed a fault while in hot pursuit, missing, sputtering and general lack of power under load, now it won't start so the day ended on a trailer.
  13. Captain Beaky

    Spotted in Southend-on-Sea today

    Agreed
  14. Captain Beaky

    E28 527i / very special car

    I Had a good look at this car last year at Fort Nelson and its worth every penny, IMO it was perfection! loved the growl from the rear and the front end was impressive with those throttle bodies, well put together. Who ever buys this will have a bargain if I had the spare cash i would be on my way! I hope it goes to someone who will appreciate it
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