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Captain Beaky

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Captain Beaky last won the day on July 8

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About Captain Beaky

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    Advanced Member
  • Birthday 08/10/1969

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


  • Garage
    E28 525e, 528i, M535i, Dolly Sprint, E30 Turbo E39-535i, 530d Touring

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  1. Captain Beaky

    fuel & brake pipes brackets

    I need to replace the fuel lines on the 528i and was going to use 8mm pvc coated copper it's what i used for LPG conversions but i would be interested to learn how much oem lines are Rob. However I will not be struggling to run them over the axle carrier i'm going to joint the pipe with a compression coupler, in fact the delivery pipe rotted on the 528 right over the rear carrier the only place you cannot get a look at let alone hands on, I just cut it back either side and used high pressure fuel line it does the job just as good in my opinion and was 15 minutes for a quick repair but the principle is sound and i would take more time to get better final solution.
  2. Captain Beaky

    HELP ! Wanted valve stem collets

    This is an emergency! Does anyone have spare valve stem collets for an M20 cylinder head, they will all be the same 2.0, 2.5 and 2.7
  3. Captain Beaky

    fuel & brake pipes brackets

    Okay Ivor here we go, i'm not sure these are any good but if you need any in particular just give me a nudge in the right direction. Be warned it's not pretty under there in fact i turned the flash off, it looked better
  4. Captain Beaky

    fuel & brake pipes brackets

    The 528 is still up on axle stands so i'll take some pictures tomorrow and send the over buddy
  5. Captain Beaky

    MOT Here we go

    Dito, my guy Rich is salt of the earth, he knows my cars are looked after but should there be anything then, if its easy its done for me, if its border line its take it home and get it done. He draws the line at corrosion and safety systems like brakes for an example he's absolute no movement, but never charged me a retest fee. In return he gets all my cars and most of my families but more importantly as we have known each other for many years he is a good source of information.
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    MOT Here we go

    It's still there but trying to find a chrome kidney grill at a reasonable price is hard work. I bought one from flea bay and it was bloody rubbish but then it costs £5 just to post it back and the chap was an arse he knew it was poor but knew it would not come back either.
  7. Captain Beaky

    MOT Here we go

    i know he's one of us, i've known him twenty years now very reasonable and common sense approach
  8. Captain Beaky

    MOT Here we go

    Ah! right MOT, hmmmm well it went like this. School Boy Error can you spot it it the first picture? I should post it as spot what's missing here in general maybe it will cheer some people up Anyway he loved the engine, loved the car and was more concerned about us giving it a run up the bypass, when i picked it up the next day he said to go home replace the very important missing part and send him a picture Then on the way home the mirror fell out of the N/S wing mirror But she's taxed now and on the road, just looking for a mirror, i wonder if an E28 would fit?
  9. Captain Beaky

    MOT Here we go

    After 18 months the Day Of Reckoning is finally here, we're on our way to see the man about a dog Fingers Crossed
  10. Captain Beaky

    E28 Air Con

    Agree, its not something i would consider doing unless i lived in the desert lol !
  11. Captain Beaky

    E28 Air Con

    Hey Buddy just sent a reply. The chap who wants to buy the Little Donkey seems to be interested in adding AC to it and asked if i would consider doing it? I won't get into that but he may well be interested in what you have, let me know what you want for it or if you would consider putting it in for him for a cost. Will keep an eye out for your emails and be more proactive
  12. Captain Beaky

    E28 Air Con

    Hey Big O I have some of the parts you need here they came with all the spares from Gary. The only reason i was asking is that Ed the chap who is buying the Little Donkey wants to add AC because it will be his daily drive. To me it's a big job and it's not something I would do but i said I would ask on the forum about aftermarket kits and stuff. Stay safe young man
  13. Captain Beaky

    E28 Bumper Sale

    Let me get back to you tomorrow, there are two people been in touch over the weekend who may have bought the bulk of the stuff Clive
  14. Captain Beaky

    E28 Air Con

    Has anyone fitted an oem AC system to an E28 or retro fitted an aftermarket AC to an E28? How much work is involved? How expensive?
  15. Captain Beaky

    Alpina Wheel Caps

    That was my thoughts originally that and flea bay and the facebook group, i was just making the offer to this forum first and the lads on here as fellow members.