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Keith745
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Posted - Oct 19 2006 :  05:36:35  Show Profile  Send Keith745 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
I just heard that the rrequirement of a car having to be 25 years old be be registered as a historic vehicle is changing to 20 years!

Which is great news for the 86's and below. I know you now dont have to get your car inspected if its historic but does anyone know what this means for emmissions?

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Karride
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Posted - Oct 19 2006 :  05:59:54  Show Profile  Visit Karride's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I know this doesnt help you with MD law but if I remember correctly, here in Tennessee being a classic car exempts you from emmisions testing in the cities that require it.

Heh, I live outside Memphis so I don't have to go through inspection/emissions, but the previous owner said the last time he took my 7 through it failed the CO test, so he grabbed the EPA release letter (from when it was federalized) out of the glove box, and waved it in front of the inspector who passed him thinking it was some kind of special waiver....

Got to love official looking documents :_

Torque Wrench? Who needs it! Just crank on the mother until the bones in your hand start to pop, that means its tight enough!

Edited by - Karride on Oct 19 2006 06:08:22
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danieljames
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Posted - Oct 27 2006 :  07:36:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have classic plates on my 86 635. However I have normal insurance, the classic plates "suggest" only limited driving. The registration is one time and permanent, so I only need an emissions exempt inspection. Currently I have a euro central resonator and straight dual 1 3/4 pipes. Loud but pretty neat. Have a turbo engine from an 85 going in next year so should quieten down a bit. [*a]


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86 635csi
84 745i (deceased)
85 745i (engine pulled for the 635 !!!)
99 Saab 9-3
92 Saab 9000 turbo
95 Saab 9000 turbo
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345is
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Posted - Nov 06 2006 :  23:30:15   View 345is's Photo Gallery  Show Profile  Visit 345is's Homepage  Reply with Quote
That sounds fun, turbo 6 series!

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danieljames
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Posted - Oct 27 2007 :  13:39:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 345is

That sounds fun, turbo 6 series!



Well its next year now and im well on the way to getting the 635 turbo project rolling. My friends at metric mechanic have supplied a set of forged 92mm pistons, forged H beam connecting rods with oiling grooves to spray the cylinder wall and piston skirt, match fitted bearings, and custom rings.

They also supplied a set of nice progressive rate square valve springs with titanium keepers (these springs have a high valve closing pressure like that of the double coiled race springs but less on opening to promote cam life. But enough pressure on opening to supply 8000 rpm.) The head is a rebuilt big valver out of an 89 735i.

I had a cam custom ground in New Zealand by Franklin Cams in Pukekohe to run specially on this engine. Compression will be 8.3:1 The bottom end is a low mile e34 with stock crank. See the following interesting details......

Subject:
MM Turbo Piston Clearance
Metric Mechanic Inc PO Box 1136 Richland, MO 65556 T 573-765-1269 F 573-765-4216 hiperformancebmw@metricmechanic.com

Subject: MM Turbo Piston Clearances
Measure the Size of the Pistons:
After the block is thoroughly cleaned, it is ready for boring and honing.

1. Pistons should be measured at the skirt - perpendicular to the bottom of the pin
bore. Use the 2 smallest pistons in the #1 and #6 cylinders.

2. The 2 largest pistons should be installed on the middle two cylinders, #3 and #4. We run more cylinder wall clearance on the front and back, because as the water pump discharges water on the front of the cylinder, it cools it off more and doesn’t allow it to expand as much. Consequently it needs about 1/2 thousandths more clearance.

3. The #6 cylinder is also exposed to more water on the back side of the cylinder, so we give it an additional .0005” clearance as well.

Turbo Engine Clearances
The goal is to have the same cylinder wall clearance when the engine is at operatingtemperature. Listed here are the clearances we run on a Turbo Engine.

Cylinder Clearance

#1 .0035”
#2 .0032”
#3 .0030”
#4 .0030”
#5 .0032”
#6 .0035”

Metric Mechanic Inc PO Box 1136 Richland, MO 65556 T 573-765-1269 F 573-765-4216 hiperformancebmw@metricmechanic.com


Im running a standard rebuilt turbo and will probably be chasing down Mr. Miller motorsports for some electronic wizzardry. For now the engine will be trial fitted with a 745 harness and I have to figure out how to amalgamate this into the 635's auto !!! yes auto harness (no heavy boosting with this box as I know from many sad and expensive stories of the 4HP22 weaknesses) Manual getrag box in the works ... Intercooling, water methanol injection and maybe ... maybe even nitros oxide down the line.

Other upgrades so far :
e32 front brakes with braided lines
bilstien sport shocks with lowered progressive rate springs
front strut brace
prodrive torsion bars with urethane bushings
urethane thrust arm bushings
540i sport 17x8 & 17x9 wheels (235 45 and 255 40 tires respectively)
I painted the wheels as close to the colour of brake dust as I could to avoid having to clean these multi spoke things so often.
I have a euro factory m6 body kit including wheel arch flares and euro bumpers, side skirts, air dam and rear valance.
Other finishing stuff include an oval tubing exhaust system for better clearence.

I am resigned to drive a 95 saab 9000 turbo auto I have just brought with a 91 9000 turbo manual (both for $400 !!!) through the winter or until I have finished, with my wifes blessings the turbo 635 project. Will post pics as the instal goes.....

Please send tips and warnings on the instal . .............


daniel_jameslovelock@yahoo.com
86 635csi
84 745i (deceased)
85 745i (engine pulled for the 635 !!!)
99 Saab 9-3
92 Saab 9000 turbo
95 Saab 9000 turbo
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scottie
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Posted - Oct 29 2007 :  12:51:24   View scottie's Photo Gallery  Show Profile  Visit scottie's Homepage  Send scottie an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Awesome! Keep us posted. Pics!

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danieljames
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Posted - Jan 23 2008 :  08:49:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 345is

That sounds fun, turbo 6 series!

Here's a couple shots of the 635 soon to be turbo.....







daniel_jameslovelock@yahoo.com
86 635csi
84 745i (deceased)
85 745i (engine pulled for the 635 !!!)
99 Saab 9-3
92 Saab 9000 turbo
95 Saab 9000 turbo
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danieljames
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Posted - Apr 08 2008 :  00:04:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
New wheels !!





Just found a manual box and all the parts to install for the auto conversion, slow process ...........

daniel_jameslovelock@yahoo.com
86 635csi
84 745i (deceased)
85 745i (engine pulled for the 635 !!!)
99 Saab 9-3
92 Saab 9000 turbo
95 Saab 9000 turbo
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