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Hmmm...

Im not 100% sure actually... I was having a toolbox clearout and i found them in a packet....

I think they look like this......but not sure how they fasten to carpet side...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-E60-E61-E63-E64-E83-F20-F30-F10-F11-FLOOR-MAT-VELCRO-T-SHAPE-FASTENERS-CLIPS-/351422018611?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&fits=Car+Make%3ABMW&hash=item51d2627433

I have them in my E61 and I sure they just twist and lock into the carpet holes like the old style pin ones.

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Richard, the car looks stunning, great work.

Do you have any pics of the engine?

Is it the kind of car that you feel you could comfortably do a trip across the continent in, or would it become tiring?

If you ever fancy getting a tape measure out, there are a couple of measurements that would really help with my M88 race build :)

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Not sure those floor mat disks will work with the backing on the mats. I have some old E36 mat fasteners somewhere, they look like this

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I think a couple of those at the back edge of the mat, possible just the drivers side would do the job. The mat s not loose, it just creeps forwards gradually.

Quite happy to try and get measurements for you, the engine is not the easiest to access though! Also, although people say that the M88 in the M5 and M6 (M635CSi) is the same as the M1, it's not by quite some way. The M1 engine is dry sump and vertical, the M5/M6 engine is wet sump and canted over

The Engine is a bit dirty at the moment, I'd guess it's not been cleaned much in the last 10 years or so. With it being more or less open from above it's a bit of a dust trap unless the car is covered up. I'll take some pictures when it's a bit cleaner, here's one from when I bought is

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And my method of keeping it clean in the future

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Rear ///M1 decal now in place

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The decals seem to be all over the place on other cars! I've seen them right over to the right side, but the most common placement seems to be with the left most corner of the decal is aligned with a projection of the left edge of the right hand light cluster.

Here's an edited close up with a guide line and a clone of the right side aligned (but not resized!) with the left side, it's not wonky! :)

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All E26s were LHD, one, maybe two have been converted to RHD. If you look at the area for pedals on the right, I really would not like to drive a RHD one, you'd be very skewed over to the left.

There were 460 chassis numbers allocated, of which 6 were spares, 2 were not built, 1 was a test pattern, 1 was used for crash testing and 42 were pro cars. That leaves a maximum of 408 road cars. 1 is known to have been written off while road testing and a couple were 'samples'. So there were probably 400 road cars. I don't know how many survive, probably quite a high percentage.

2 out of my 3 M's together, shows how low the M1 is.

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Had the car detailed today, and it was sunny later on so managed a few better quality pictures.

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All ready for the Silverstone Classic over the week end, shame it's forecast to piss down Friday and Sunday.

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Man alive Richard that car is awesome,  so well done you have done a great job.  That interior is the making of the car and the engine bay just a s spotless.  Makes me very green with envy

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Stunning piece of Bavarian history and the interior looks spot on.

Congratulations on having such a fantastic collection mate.

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Well, having done a round trip to the Silverstone Classic with a detour to go to work on Monday an Tuesday in Wiltshire, I'm more and more impressed with this car. I've now put on over 800 miles this month, and I was on holiday for 2 weeks!

Faults that have developed so far are limited to a very small oil leak from the oil drain plug, about 1 drop every 12 hours I reckon, and the drivers side window stopped working. I need a large Allen key to just tweak the drain plug and cleaning the contacts on the window switch has cured that.

Apart from that no further issues. I'm still working on getting the various cosmetic bits that I need, that's not easy but I think I've found another source.

Driving significant distances has not been a problem, manoeuvring is a pain, but on the move it's actually very comfortable. The seats seem to be just right, despite the very limited adjustment. I really need to wear racing boots to drive it as the pedals are very close together, wearing my trainers it's too easy to catch the brake when using the clutch, or the accelerator when using the brake!

It's fast too, I took a guy from work out who has an E92 M3 and he said that it was seriously fast, not just fast! I compared it performance wise to the E39 M5, but it's very different performance, V8 vs straight 6. Less power low down, more up top, over 5k rpm it really pulls, the M3 would be a better comparison.

Here's a picture I took at Silverstone next to an i8, more than a passing resemblance I think, despite them being built 35 years apart.

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Thank you for today Richard; a truly beautiful car with some fascinating and curious details - it goes rather well too - a credit to you.

 

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Good to see you Kevin, hope your daughter had a good time and your journey home was better than the way here.

Now you'll have to virtually take your M635CSi apart to get it clean again!!

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Georgina had a great time with your girls and it was a far quicker drive home thank you.

 

The Yorkshire driving rain has cleaned all the dirt away save for the back panel under the spoiler lip  :D  but it will be risking the elements again in a week or so when we all migrate to Guildford  :???:

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How very dare you! I managed to get in eventually and my Orthopaedic specialist assures me my hip will be ok again in a week or two.....maybe

 

I did manage to place my feet on those hallowed pedals and made use of the Motorsport-designed recessed dash area for those people over 6' tall.

 

In all honesty it is an awesome piece of machinery and when you compare it to its mid 1970's peers, leagues ahead in terms of ease of use and refinement.

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Unfortunately I was not quick enough to take a video of Kevin getting out of the drivers seat! Elegant it was not, both hands on the ground was required at one point.

 

I've got a picture in my head!!!

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The pic of the 635CSi and the M1 together, very nice! :)

 

Richard, is that the original number plate for the car?  Being first registered in Hull seems unusual for a car that would've cost the equivalent of a row of houses LOL

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