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by toddness
Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Shock Tower Brace Source?
Replies: 2
Views: 310

Re: Shock Tower Brace Source?

Saw this source posted earlier today for toolkit items...They happen to have :

http://www.rogerstii.com/bmw-5-series-a ... t-bar-e12/
by toddness
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Early e12 seat rails - similar chassis to..?
Replies: 10
Views: 858

Re: Early e12 seat rails - similar chassis to..?

I have a 1975 with the passenger seat out. Definitely a different rail system than the driver side. I'll get some pics later this week.
by toddness
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Do e31 style 8 wheels fit?
Replies: 5
Views: 677

Re: Do e31 style 8 wheels fit?

use the calculator at https://www.willtheyfit.com/ to get a full understanding of the potential impact of changes wheels with various tire sizes will have.
by toddness
Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Air cleaners
Replies: 7
Views: 672

Full disclosure, this is my opinion based purely on years of hair loss. I could be totally off base.

Someone else may come in here and educate us both.
by toddness
Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Air cleaners
Replies: 7
Views: 672

There are so many factors into what I think could be a realistic response. How many miles a year and how often is it on the road. What kind of conditions? Region, roads, etc. Existing performance condition and expectations. Your method sounds pretty reasonable if the thing isn't falling apart or all...
by toddness
Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Air cleaners
Replies: 7
Views: 672

I hope you realize my response was sarcasm.

If you've been maintaining an E12 'forever', you must be doing something right - likely more like everything right.
by toddness
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Air cleaners
Replies: 7
Views: 672

Obviously, this has gone on way too long and you are doing everything wrong.
by toddness
Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: E28 rear seat in e12?
Replies: 3
Views: 514

This site's Technical FAQ has a link to an Interchangeable parts list that says they will with a little effort (2)
by toddness
Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Rust and Bondo
Replies: 3
Views: 453

This reads like a reply but feels like a painful admission. Thank you for your honesty. Truly, it (and we) will rust and decay and become dust one day anyway. Enjoy it, drive it, keep it driving and comfortable and you've done it and you well. I am sure you have learned a lot. Perhaps the time spent...
by toddness
Thu May 25, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Tires
Replies: 6
Views: 673

The seven years is likely to reduce the liability of the manufacturer.

I'm a bit surprised to hear it's 7 years. My local tire shop won't fix or assist with a tire over 5 years old....
by toddness
Mon Sep 19, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Post > Pre facelift swap
Replies: 13
Views: 1264

Thank you
by toddness
Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Post > Pre facelift swap
Replies: 13
Views: 1264

So -- I've seen CabbageFumes mention of the Bilstein HD's - #34-000243, HD(B6) - being required for the pre-76 e12.

I assume I need to add this to my list or is there some magic bean with my suspension swap that will supersede this requirement?

Thanks all...
by toddness
Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Post > Pre facelift swap
Replies: 13
Views: 1264

and no CA smog laws apply
by toddness
Sun Sep 18, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Post > Pre facelift swap
Replies: 13
Views: 1264

I will (most likely) be restoring it to the original mintgrun. The car was painted something similar to agave by the original owners son.

There will be a little body body work required as well, like de-DOT the car.

So sad they had to butcher it up to get it in the states.
by toddness
Sun Sep 18, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Post > Pre facelift swap
Replies: 13
Views: 1264

That's pretty much the plan.

I want to believe l'll be stripping repairing and repainting the 525 before I do anything.