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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

    Purchased my B10 10 years ago today

    Just coming up to 10 years with my B10 V8 Touring, and just trickled over 150,000 miles altogether, with 51,000 put on by me.
  2. sharkfan

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Trickled over 150,000 miles.
  3. sharkfan

    E34 M5 wheels + 415 Metrics

    How cheap are you willing to get rid of the metrics?
  4. sharkfan

    MTEC V3 LED's angel eyes

    Spend pennies on the little relays and minutes wiring them in...
  5. sharkfan

    18x9.5 alloys all round - tyre sizes

    As has been mentioned; tramlining, full lock obstruction and tyre wear would be the chief drawbacks of 275 fronts. There were a few Alpina B10 owners who managed to make up square sets of Alpina 19 x9.5 all round on their E39's but I believe they stuck to 245 or 255 on the front.
  6. sharkfan

    530d auto box upgrades?

    Chester Automatics at Deeside. I used them for gearbox servicing when I lived on the Wirral. Top blokes who really know their stuff.
  7. sharkfan

    E39 530 Touring - new wheels

    I forgot to say, those Alpina wheels are 19's, staggered with 8.5" at the front and 9.5" at the rear and a front wheel as a spare. The height of the front 245/35 and the rear 275/30 is just 7mm different so no ABS or other issues.
  8. sharkfan

    E39 530 Touring - new wheels

    Hey, hey, hey, not all E39 Tourings had square sets of wheels, some were delivered with nice staggered sets...
  9. sharkfan

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Washed it, that's all.
  10. sharkfan

    Stunning e34 535i sport

    I really wish I'd bought a couple of E32's now; as much as I love the quality, toy level and sheer capability of my E38 I do think the E32 is better looking.
  11. sharkfan

    Wheels for a E34 Ix?

    Pics please.
  12. sharkfan

    Stunning e34 535i sport

    My imaginary £10k would be joined by the contents of any and all piggy-banks/under seat car searches/backs of sofa searches etc to have a go and getting this... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GENUINE-BMW-E32-ALPINA-FBSH-VERY-RARE-COLLECTORS-CAR/114068039655?hash=item1a8efc27e7:g:RWoAAOSw1BxeH5Ei *Warning- advert is not a 5 series.
  13. sharkfan

    Stunning e34 535i sport

    After invoking the Law of Diminishing returns (£7k for the first auction, sub-£6k for the second) the owner of this car has had a brain-fart and listed it for £12,500 or offers... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/223842684388?ViewItem=&item=223842684388
  14. sharkfan

    E32 B12 Alpina

    If you check this car ...https://www.alpina-archive.com/?p=13408&nmt=B12-5-0-034 ...and car 001 they have Alpina logos on the acoustic covers... ...but, another japanese import a couple of years ago didn't have them either.
  15. Great collection OP; I've only got a couple of the E24 first aid kits and also a couple of the power adapters that plug into the torch fitting and provide an additional 12v round socket. Edit; Now I think about it I also have a bulb kit too!