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by keehn
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Speedo cable drive oring replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 1531

Re: Speedo cable drive oring replacement

Hmmmm... Because RealOEM shows a bushing present, I would suggest a hydraulic removal. Find a metal shaft of exact diameter of the speedometer drive, put heavy weight oil inside the hole, and press the metal shaft downwards. This should hydraulically force the bushing and ring up and outward. Again,...
by keehn
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Rusted brake lines?
Replies: 1
Views: 854

Re: Rusted brake lines?

Karl,

I would heat up the fitting, but expect to replace the brake fluid afterwards. Heat solves most all rust problems. Trick is to heat it to cherry red and let it cool. Then it should be an easier removal.

Mike
by keehn
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: C-pillar Vent Rehab
Replies: 10
Views: 3129

Re: C-pillar Vent Rehab

Eric,

That looks really great. The untrained eye would think that was OEM :wink:

Mike
by keehn
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Brake line Routing?
Replies: 10
Views: 2918

Re: Brake line Routing?

Hmmm...interesting. I wouldn't have guessed that BMW would have sandwiched the brake line between the frame and a concealing sheet metal. I would be interested to see a photo if you can get a good shot of it.

Mike
by keehn
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: C-pillar Vent Rehab
Replies: 10
Views: 3129

Re: C-pillar Vent Rehab

Eric,

That looks great! Do you have any long shots of the car in its entirety with the chrome vents?

Mike
by keehn
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Brake line Routing?
Replies: 10
Views: 2918

Re: Brake line Routing?

Actually, THIS blueprint is what you'll want to see:

Image

http://www.smcars.net/threads/bmw-520i-e12-1973.45444/

I'll host these blueprints on my own server if these links ever go dark.

Mike
by keehn
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Brake line Routing?
Replies: 10
Views: 2918

Re: Brake line Routing?

The parent site where that "blueprint" came from:

https://drawingdatabase.com/bmw-5-series-e12-520i-1973/

Mike
by keehn
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Brake line Routing?
Replies: 10
Views: 2918

Re: Brake line Routing?

Thanks for the info. :D Karl, Take a look at the following image. While it's just a "blueprint", it should give you somewhat of an idea of where everything is. If it's not helpful, then at least you have a high-resolution image of our E12s. https://drawingdatabase.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/BMW...
by keehn
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Brake line Routing?
Replies: 10
Views: 2918

Re: Brake line Routing?

Karl, I don't have a definite answer for you, but the RealOEM diagram shows that the brake line runs in a straight line on the left of the vehicle (driver side). I suspect it may be hiding above the fuel tank if you don't see it. Eleanor is currently resting on her tires and not the floor jacks, oth...
by keehn
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project
Replies: 92
Views: 29913

Re: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project

http://www.keehncomputer.com/Photos/Bored_block.jpg Finished boring the block. http://www.keehncomputer.com/Photos/Cylinder_bore_measurements.jpg http://www.keehncomputer.com/Photos/Fitting_piston_in_cylinder.jpg I kept track of the bore measurements and made sure they were within tolerance. I made...
by keehn
Sun May 31, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project
Replies: 92
Views: 29913

Re: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project

Mike I was just rereading some of your post and I see in the section where you are cleaning up the jules vern device. Did you disasemble or test this item? In my project posting I show how I tested it and found it to be corroded and not functioning. I tapped it apart and lubed it up. Its works bett...
by keehn
Sun May 31, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project
Replies: 92
Views: 29913

Re: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project

Wait until he builds the drop forge to make new conrods from steel he smelts in his garage blast furnace. That's going to really bake our noodles, Dave. Eric, LMAO!!! :lol: Right now, I am in the process of reaming the conrod bushings. I messed a couple up, so I am re-ordering some extras. I set th...
by keehn
Sat May 30, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Sleeve and needle bearing removal
Replies: 13
Views: 3587

Re: Sleeve and needle bearing removal

Mike. Thx for comment. The TIS diagram you have shows a manual bellhousing with slave cylinder. I just removed an automatic transmission, and according to realoem diagram they use diff parts fro the auto torque converter. In the includeded diagram it shows part 1 and 2. Should be a sleeve and needl...
by keehn
Fri May 29, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Found online TIS that covers our M30's
Replies: 3
Views: 1415

Re: Found online TIS that covers our M30's

Yeah, I mirrored the website to my desktop. Now, I have an offline copy whenever I need it.

The program I used was "httrack". It's a free Windows program that allows you to download entire copies of websites.

Mike
by keehn
Fri May 29, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Sleeve and needle bearing removal
Replies: 13
Views: 3587

Re: Sleeve and needle bearing removal

Hmmm.... that's odd. If you look at the TIS, there should be a gap behind the pilot bearing and the bearing wall. Here's what the TIS shows. Refer to #'s 1 and 2: http://www.keehncomputer.com/Photos/cross_diagram_of_clutch_assembly.jpg Perhaps your bearing was pressed in too far for bread to have an...