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sharkfan last won the day on December 31 2020

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About sharkfan

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    2001 Alpina B10 V8 Touring (1 of 12 rhd)
    1997 Alpina B12 5.7 L (1 of 2 rhd)
    1995 Alpina B10 4.6 Touring (1 of 1 rhd)
    1985 BMW M635CSi (1 of 524 rhd)
    1982 BMW 635CSiA (1 of only hundreds left from thousands made and still valiantly fighting against a rusty grave)


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    M62TUB46, M73B57, M60B46, M88/3-3543, M30-3430.

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  1. sharkfan

    E28 M5 number 172 of 187 RHD

    Great write up Jam, I have the identical chassis and engine but in M635CSi form, and even above the gorgeous styling of the E24 the engine is the thing that stands out - it really is a jewel. A major domestic financial dip nearly made me put it up for sale about 4 years ago - I had the advert written - but luckily we pulled through and I have kept hold of it. I bought my M6 in about 2004 for £6,600 pounds at 100k miles which was about right for then as sheds were £2,500 and low mileage minters (c60k miles) were £10-12k - now they're bonkers money and mine, after a complete strip down and full respray a few years ago, is on an agreed insurance of £45k which I'm starting to feel is a little on the low side. There have been a few cars sold in the last two or three years that are no where near as good mechanically or cosmetically and have been in the high twenties or mid-thirties and as you've said, it takes significant investment now to make them perfect. Mine is now, and has been for about seven years since its resoration, a garage queen; the coachwork is rust and blemish free and as smooth as polished glass - the mechanics are superb, the electrics and everything else including the AC works perfectly and it drives beautifully - like almost new. I can't see myself ever getting rid of it for two simple reasons - the beautiful looks of a chrome bumpered E24 and the wonderfully addictive howl of the M88/3.
  2. sharkfan

    Which 3 cars - lottery win

    After a three year review I would only change my first to; Ferrari 288GTO or Iso Grifo. Good luck finding an E32 B12 Calypso - I searched for years before giving up and buying an E38. On reflection I would say by several magnitudes the E38 is the more accomplished and sophisticated car but even I can't give up on the E32 being the better looking car.
  3. Come on then you Northern Monkeys, where are all the snow pictures - it's just dismal dreary rain down South - like wet shandy from the sky. I look back on my years in Yorkshire with a little fondness now as at least it was proper cold, not like this pouffy sort of cold in the South East. Snow pics pretty please
  4. sharkfan

    Trump, like him or loath him?

    Do any Trump supporters think Trump can be any part of the 'healing and coming together that the Nation needs' as repeatedly stated by Trumps Republican supporters and defenders during the impeachment hearings in the House of Representatives last night?
  5. sharkfan

    Trump, like him or loath him?

    Donald J Trump makes history... ... as the first U.S. President to be impeached twice.
  6. sharkfan

    Alpina D10

    Have you checked the Alpina D10 parts catalogue to see if the pumps are BMW or Alpina parts? Try and e-mail the alpinaregister mods directly to see if they can help with logging in and posting your question there.
  7. sharkfan

    Alpina D10

    I don't think there are on here - try the Alpinaregister; fuel system is similar in most respects to the 530d but the injectors IIRC are Alpina specific are command alpina prices.
  8. sharkfan

    E28 M5 number 172 of 187 RHD

    At 200k miles it is nearing the time for a second timing chain and guide set... which is where the biggest problem lies. AFAIK one or some of the key components for the change (one of the guides in particular) has been NLA for years with certainly some of the engine builds put on an indefinite hold until BMW Classic get off there arse and get them re-made.
  9. There has always been a huge desire for these wheels amongst the E31 crowd who also organised themselves into a group buy of replica front spoiler and B12 5.7 carbon fibre ducted bonnets a few years ago hence quite a few B12 5.7 replicas around. They do look good on an E32/34 and the provided you fit the correct size tyres you get the same ride as a late M5 on 18" M-Paras - I seem to recall seeing a set on an E38 at sometime too - again, they looked great.
  10. sharkfan

    Trump, like him or loath him?

    This is the moment that Trump supporters dragged out the Police Officer defending the Capitol Hill building, dragged him away from safety and then beat him, including with a flagpole bearing the American Flag, to the point where he would die from his injuries - defending the Constitutional Right of Government to carry out the reading of the Electoral College Votes in the Presidential Election. This is what supporting Trump really means. https://twitter.com/BillWeirCNN/status/1348395383916027906
  11. I have a set of four fronts on my E34 so 9x18 all round as the rears won't fit a non-///M E34 without changing the rear trailing arms but mine are a set of 5 and I am glad I picked them up many years ago for a fraction of the cost these days.
  12. Another set - this time in need of a refurb and probably tyres as well.... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/233852277480?ul_noapp=true ... all for a bargain £5k...
  13. sharkfan

    The BMW5 random picture thread

    B10 4.6 Touring number 0002
  14. Just a quick trawl of opinions - I have a couple of cars requiring different control arms and after some recent hefty bills was wondering if Meyle or any other brand was worth using instead of the still pricey OEM stuff? Any recommendations or thoughts?
  15. sharkfan

    Trump, like him or loath him?

    Will anyone of this forums Trump supporters stand up and say they still support him now, as his deluded supporters in Washington storm Capitol Hill and both houses of the US Government?