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by canada karl
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project
Replies: 29
Views: 752

Re: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project

Great stuff. Very informative. I'm enjoying the process. :)
by canada karl
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project
Replies: 29
Views: 752

Re: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project

A few years ago Bav auto was getting rid of old stock and had a complete set of pistons for next to nothing! Should kick myself in the ass for not snapping them up. Doh!
by canada karl
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project
Replies: 29
Views: 752

Re: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project

You've obviously done this before . Just curious about your mechanical background. The only major engine work I've done on my 76 530i is to change out the cylinder head. Looking forward to next steps in the rebuild. :D
Karl
by canada karl
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 77 530i motor into a 77 730i ?
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: 77 530i motor into a 77 730i ?

Thanks for the info. I made a mistake...it is actually a 733i i was talking about.
by canada karl
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 77 530i motor into a 77 730i ?
Replies: 4
Views: 135

77 530i motor into a 77 730i ?

How complicated would it be to swap a good motor (bad body) from a 530i into a 730i with a seized motor(good body)? in terms of ECU's and electrical harness's etc. I know it's kind of an odd thing to do but I have a very good M30 motor in the 530i and it would save a nice looking 730i from the wreck...
by canada karl
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project
Replies: 29
Views: 752

Re: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project

Have you seen the E21 Intake Runner FAQ in the Technical FAQ section on this forum? It might be something you want to do since you have everything apart.
Karl
by canada karl
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project
Replies: 29
Views: 752

Re: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project

Your doing a great job. Enjoying the progress your making. I have a parts car and many miscellaneous E12 bits and pieces if you need anything.
Karl
by canada karl
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project
Replies: 29
Views: 752

Re: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project

Great post. Looking forward to seeing more. :D
by canada karl
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Heater hose replacement options
Replies: 2
Views: 556

Re: Heater hose replacement options

Nice replacement setup and way cheaper :D
by canada karl
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Vanishing coolant discovered
Replies: 8
Views: 514

Re: Vanishing coolant discovered

It looks like a PITA to get at. You might have to pull the entire unit? The gasket appears to be N/A. Looks like a thick and odd shaped gasket that you might have to fabricate? Better set aside aside a few days to do that repair.
by canada karl
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Vanishing coolant discovered
Replies: 8
Views: 514

Re: Vanishing coolant discovered

What is the REaloem gasket part number you are referring to?
by canada karl
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 77 E12 motor into a 77 630SI
Replies: 3
Views: 336

Re: 77 E12 motor into a 77 630SI

Thanks for the info :D
by canada karl
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 77 E12 motor into a 77 630SI
Replies: 3
Views: 336

Re: 77 E12 motor into a 77 630SI

Should read CSI
by canada karl
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 77 E12 motor into a 77 630SI
Replies: 3
Views: 336

77 E12 motor into a 77 630SI

Could the motor just be swapped in or would the electrical "brain" from the E12 have to be installed as well? Any other issues?
by canada karl
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Broke the steering lock mechanism on the 530i parts car....
Replies: 2
Views: 594

Re: Broke the steering lock mechanism on the 530i parts car....

Hi Walt I haven't dealt with the broken lock yet so this info is just what I needed.
Thanks Karl :D