Another parts car: Diamond Black Metallic ’85 635CSi

July 19, 2020:

Last week, it was an E34. This week, it’s an E24:

Lots of great parts were saved, check them out here, in the E24 section of our eBay store. You can also check out our home-grown live feed here too.

July 7, 2020:

Despite the overwhelming heat, July has started out well. An ad on Craigslist for a free E34 will always get my attention, regardless of condition. Hard to pass that up, eh? Seller was a heck of a guy, even delivered the car and brought a crew to unload it! Feast your eyes on this rusted-out disaster:

I’m keeping the suspension parts, selling the rest. Anyone need parts? How about a nice M50B25NV with that hard-to-find front oil sump & oil pickup? It’s complete…send any requests my way.

I’m also using the fuel tank to create a fuel bowser. That might be an English word, I’m not sure (if it was good enough for the Battle of Britain, it’s good enough for me). I like to fill up on cheap quality fuel, when available, so I needed a little extra space for storage. I do use a few 20L/5 gal ‘Jerry’ cans for transport, but I needed something more substantial to prevent leaks. I kept the entire tank & pump assembly, but also the vapor recovery tank and associated hoses. While I’m familiar with the smell of raw gasoline, I’m not a huge fan of it. The vapor recovery system does an outstanding job preventing my shed from smelling like a gas station. It also comes with an integrated delivery system already in place! The integrated 12VDC pump makes it a very convenient & safe method to store an E34 US tank’s worth of fuel (80L/20ish gallons?). I’m planning on upgrading it with some stainless braided racing hose, a shutoff valve and maybe a little hose spool. It’s oddly relaxing to fill up at home, although for safety’s sake it’s a slow process.

The odd thing about the E34 tank is the shape. It looks normal from under the car, but there’s a tall hump and a large, flat “beaver tail” that extends under the spare tire well.


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