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About Ordnator

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  • Birthday 02/23/1960

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    Halifax, Nova Scotia
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    E28s, E28s & E28s
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    Ship Building


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    525e, 525e & 525e

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  1. SOLD Anybody on this forum? Loadmaster? Stay safe and best regards, Mick
  2. Ordnator

    Trump, like him or loath him?

    That is the second time the Capital building has been stormed and occupied, the first time being in August 1814 by the British. The difference this time is that the US didn't invade Canada first... and the British didn't storm the Capital. Will Trump remain as President and Commander-in-Chief until 20th January, or will he be removed from office via the 25th amendment process? Time will tell. More interesting times ahead... Stay safe and best regards, Mick
  3. Ordnator

    1976 E12 Windshield instalation

    Some useful experience's in this mye28.com thread including E28's, E23's and E30's. Covers both options of rubber in frame first and rubber on glass first. Interesting comment about lower lock strip in rubber on frame before inserting the glass: https://www.mye28.com/viewtopic.php?t=124652 Best regards, Mick
  4. Hi Loadmaster, After a quick look at the MoT history I would offer the following observations: 4 December, 2006 - Pass - 122,151 miles - no advisories. 14 November, 2006 - Fail - 122,826 miles - wiper blades. 14 November, 2007 - Pass - 122,826 miles - no advisories. 22 September, 2008 - Pass - 123,147 miles - no advisories. 24 September, 2009 - Pass - 123,270 miles - no advisories. no MoT history for 8 years. 2 May, 2017 - Fail - 123,319 miles - front and rear brakes binding. 5 May, 2017 - Pass - 123,328 miles - no advisories. 29 April, 2018 - Pass - 123,427 miles - no advisories. 15 May, 2019 - Pass - 123,627 miles - Power Steering leak. 9 May, 2020 - Pass - 124,535 miles - no advisories. 1. 2,384 miles in 14 years. 2. No corrosion events in the MoT history. This supports the rust-free claim. 3. The bumpers have been re-chromed which shows evidence of care. 4. The paintwork looks to be free from dings and blemishes appears to be original, and presents very well in the photographs. 5. The interior looks to be free from any wear, especially the drivers seat & bolster. No evidence of small children or pets in the back. 6. The dash is crack free. Conclusions 1. The first owner cared for this car and kept it in a garage. Was this a company car that became a retirement gift / purchase which could account for the low mileage (1,119) of a retired owner between 2004 - 2009. 2. Owner unable to drive 2009 - 2017 and eventually sold the car / estate sale 2017. 3. The current owner has garage kept the car and used it sparingly (1,265) 2017 - 2020 which supports this claim. 4. The current owner has put a tasteful set of period correct 16" wheels on the car. This again supports the claim of being cared for. 5. Condition is everything and I can see no reason to not take a look at this fine car in order to verify the claims and its condition. 6. If the condition of the car is that good then leather seats, air conditioning, and a host of other "options" can be retro fitted from the BMW parts bin. Price, there are quite a few E28's asking for strong money but few fully measure up and usually require a "little welding" to pass an MoT or a "little paintwork". Based on the advert and available on-line footprint this car could well be the exception and is worth the asking price if not more I would really like to look at this car in the flesh, just the wrong side of the pond This car needs to go to an E28 enthusiast who will be a member of this forum If only this was a LHD Stay safe and best regards, Mick
  5. This must be one of the last E28's registered at 1st August 1988. Looks to have been well cared for and shows well from the pictures. https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1298844 Stay safe and best regards, Mick
  6. Ordnator

    Happy New Year 2021

    Happy New Year from across the pond. Hindsight is now 2020 Stay safe and best regards, Mick
  7. Ordnator

    E28 Stainless Steel Bumpers

    Happy New Year to you too Jez Stay safe and best regards, Mick
  8. Ordnator

    E28 Stainless Steel Bumpers

    Here's a link to the thread on mye28.com: https://www.mye28.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=154391 and some pictures showing the stainless parts are the same as the OEM parts: Stay safe and best regards, Mick
  9. Just had an update from Jake the parts guy, Classic will not be having any more of these lower front and rear shadow line trim pieces manufactured after all. Just a matter of time until they make them NLA (Ended). Bugger Stay safe and best regards, Mick
  10. Ordnator

    E28 Stainless Steel Bumpers

    Hi Jez, I believe they used an OEM new old stock set as patterns so they may well sell individual pieces. From the webpage it looks like they are selling front or back or both bumpers in sets with / without trim and fixings. Give them a shout and ask. The initial feedback on mye28 looks promising. I like the idea of the bumpers not rusting and being able to be buffed / polished. Stay safe and best regards, Mick
  11. Ordnator

    E28 Stainless Steel Bumpers

    Blunttech is the US have produced E28 Euro bumpers in SAE 304 stainless steel and are polished to a mirror shine. https://www.blunttech.com/shop/replacement-parts/body-mechanical-trim/1490btkt Stay Safe and best regards, Mick
  12. Ordnator

    Water Pump and rad change.

    Looks like you had some coolant sat in there for a while. There may well be some sludge tucked away in the corners, dead legs and at the bottom of the system. Certainly looks like it needs a vigorous flush. That is a neat solution. Never seen that approach before - every day is a school day Wow, how did the thermostat ever work with all that silicone. Hope that there are no blobs swimming around the cooling system I put a thin smear of petroleum jelly (Vaseline) on the surface of the castings before pushing the coolant hoses on. I find it helps the hoses on and off. I also bed the water pump gasket and thermostat gasket with a thin smear of Vaseline too, to keep the gasket from moving and to help the castings to separate later without breaking up the gasket. It also helps to prevent the powdery corrosion deposits on the mating faces where the coolant evaporates off if it leaks. Vaseline is a non-emulsifying grease so will not absorb or break down in water. Keep up the good work sir, it will look the "mutts" when completed. Best regards, Mick
  13. Ordnator

    Water Pump and rad change.

    Hey, I resemble that remark
  14. Hi Lloydy, I have some pictures from Steve of the work in progress on the Bronzitbeige Eta which I will post up later. Steve seems to have a good team around him and he is running a business which is also his hobby, how cool to be able to do that. Most of us have to work jobs we probably don't enjoy to be able to earn the money to pay for the hobby we do like Best regards, Mick
  15. Ordnator

    Water Pump and rad change.

    Hi Ivor, I thought the E28 addiction had got a hold of you and you might have rescued another one. My name is Mick, and I am an addict: Stay safe and best regards, Mick