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E24man
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry Hap, I must have missed your message.

I'm sticking with later style badges..... for now. I do prefer the earlier type so I remain undecided on personal preference but sticking with the status quo.

All four exhaust work, not cosmetic at all.

Not much done recently but I have managed to fix the sticking drivers side glove/gun box and change the soft-as-sponges rubber anti-roll mounts for powerflex mounts - it has cured an annoying post bump/uneven surface shimmy which my spider-senses told me was the mounts. It drove perfectly on good surfaces but just had the sense of an echo of the bump after you'd passed over it. I will probably be looking at replacing the drop-links next but might wait to see what this years MoT uncovers with regards to steering and suspension.

I also resolved my bluetooth conundrum in a fashion. Because of my requirement to keep the retro corded phones functioning and the added complications of DSP, TV, Nav, and M-Bus (not the later and better supported I-Bus) comms system around the car it appeared a wired in bluetooth system had no guarantee of working despite potentially costing a few hundred pounds so I went down the route of a sunvisor-mounted system.

I chose a Sony HCB-150 for a few main reasons;
1. Lcd display to save you guessing whether its connected,
2. Power saving mode for a good battery life
3. Two speakers and digital sound processing for clarity
4. Size.

The size issue was fairly important to me as I didn't actually want it mounted on the visor, I instead (with a bit of trickery) fashioned an invisible mount and can site it on the sunroof access panel just behind the Alpina plaque. It slides out for charging leaving no marks behind at all.
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2001 Alpina B10 V8 Touring (1 of 12 rhd)
1997 Alpina B12 5.7 L (1 of 2 rhd)
1995 Alpina B10 4.6 Touring (1 of 1 rhd)
1985 BMW M635CSi (1 of 524 rhd made, but less than half left now)
1982 BMW 635CSiA (1 of only hundreds left from the thousands made and still valiantly fighting a rusty grave)
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers for update

Any newer exterior pics?
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E24man
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing much has changed on the exterior; here's the Sony bluetooth;





I also made up a mount for my iPod which sees almost constant use - it was a black plastic material and looked a little 'obvious' so I sourced some champagne leather and covered it.





All three devices, the bluetooth, the ipod and the phone mount can all be clipped or slid out in a second to give a clean OEM look without any evidence they were ever there. I had done the same with my E34 for the phone mount, iPod mount and cupholder - the reason is simple - the 'it must be OEM at all costs' folks turn their noses up when they see anything away from the norm, despite the fact you might need to use it every day. Persoanlly, I am a gadget boy so like having all these things to hand - the iPod and phone mounts in both cars are chargers too so no leads to any 12v sockets.

Next up is a champagne and wood gearknob and a champagne with Alpina stitching gearlever gaiter; I had seen a pic of a late B12 6.0 with it and it looks great IMHO. After that some new tyres and an all round alloy refurb I think - that will hurt my pocket but will be worth it for safety first and looks second.

Edit: It was a late E38 Individual with the champagne set.....


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2001 Alpina B10 V8 Touring (1 of 12 rhd)
1997 Alpina B12 5.7 L (1 of 2 rhd)
1995 Alpina B10 4.6 Touring (1 of 1 rhd)
1985 BMW M635CSi (1 of 524 rhd made, but less than half left now)
1982 BMW 635CSiA (1 of only hundreds left from the thousands made and still valiantly fighting a rusty grave)
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New knob and gaiter (with Alpina stitching), and badges for the mats.









Also did another effortless 700 miles in three days with the family; what a way to travel, even the usually jaded-when-I-talk-about-cars Mrs E24man is continually astonished at just how outstanding and amazing this car is.
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2001 Alpina B10 V8 Touring (1 of 12 rhd)
1997 Alpina B12 5.7 L (1 of 2 rhd)
1995 Alpina B10 4.6 Touring (1 of 1 rhd)
1985 BMW M635CSi (1 of 524 rhd made, but less than half left now)
1982 BMW 635CSiA (1 of only hundreds left from the thousands made and still valiantly fighting a rusty grave)
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 12:29 am    Post subject: alpina badges Reply with quote

evening nice looking car, can I ask where did you purchase alpine badges for mats I have 2 missing on mine.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 1:12 am    Post subject: Re: alpina badges Reply with quote

madman wrote:
evening nice looking car, can I ask where did you purchase alpine badges for mats I have 2 missing on mine.


Ebay, but if you have a set from Sytner you might be able to approach them to see if they will help.
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2001 Alpina B10 V8 Touring (1 of 12 rhd)
1997 Alpina B12 5.7 L (1 of 2 rhd)
1995 Alpina B10 4.6 Touring (1 of 1 rhd)
1985 BMW M635CSi (1 of 524 rhd made, but less than half left now)
1982 BMW 635CSiA (1 of only hundreds left from the thousands made and still valiantly fighting a rusty grave)
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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I managed to line up the Fleet on a sunny day......



These are the three I will keep....


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2001 Alpina B10 V8 Touring (1 of 12 rhd)
1997 Alpina B12 5.7 L (1 of 2 rhd)
1995 Alpina B10 4.6 Touring (1 of 1 rhd)
1985 BMW M635CSi (1 of 524 rhd made, but less than half left now)
1982 BMW 635CSiA (1 of only hundreds left from the thousands made and still valiantly fighting a rusty grave)
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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely house Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice fleet you have there.
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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

clap
Very nice, Kevin.
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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome display Kevin, a real credit to you Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 12:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome fleet Kevin. All looking very nice clap
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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lovely collection, keep them all Smile
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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let me know when you sell the 1982 635, you never know.
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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

markbannister wrote:
Let me know when you sell the 1982 635, you never know.


MoT on Thursday, for sale after some pics on Friday.
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2001 Alpina B10 V8 Touring (1 of 12 rhd)
1997 Alpina B12 5.7 L (1 of 2 rhd)
1995 Alpina B10 4.6 Touring (1 of 1 rhd)
1985 BMW M635CSi (1 of 524 rhd made, but less than half left now)
1982 BMW 635CSiA (1 of only hundreds left from the thousands made and still valiantly fighting a rusty grave)
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