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  1. #426
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    Just an update - the Alpina is on its way home. The car was moved from the Zentrum and placed on display in the BMW CCA Foundation as the Zentrum needed room for some function taking place. It was picked up on Tuesday from the Foundation to come back home. Can't wait to see it again.
    Last edited by rogbmw; 01-22-2015 at 02:05 PM.



  2. #427
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    Congratulations on a GREAT run at two very special BMW locations ! Now you can look forward to sitting in her each night and making "Vroom, Vroom" sounds
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    1985 M635 (gone but not forgotten)
    1994 850CSi (also gone but not forgotten)
    1972 De Tomaso Pantera (long desired ... finally obtained)

  3. #428
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    Thanks Ed. Sorry though,,,,no Vroom Vroom sounds - at least from my mouth. I once had a garage queen that was only taken out 1 to 3 times a year - that was our 3.0 CS with only around 25,000 miles on it which we sold in 2004. The BMW Club used to call it anl "Elvis Sighting" when I would take it out. I swore I would never have a car again I at least did not drive more often.
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  4. #429
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    Quote Originally Posted by rogbmw View Post
    Thanks Ed. Sorry though,,,,no Vroom Vroom sounds - at least from my mouth. I once had a garage queen that was only taken out 1 to 3 times a year - that was our 3.0 CS with only around 25,000 miles on it which we sold in 2004. The BMW Club used to call it anl "Elvis Sighting" when I would take it out. I swore I would never have a car again I at least did not drive more often.
    Ha, ha, ha I like your attitude ! She is one sweet car ......... drive and enjoy to your heart's content

    I hope you can bring her to The Southeast Sharkfest the weekend of April 25th (Asheville, NC), the Pinehurst Concours May 2 (Pinehurst, NC) , and/or The Vintage May 23 (Winston-Salem, NC)
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    1985 M635 (gone but not forgotten)
    1994 850CSi (also gone but not forgotten)
    1972 De Tomaso Pantera (long desired ... finally obtained)

  5. #430
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    Can't believe I hadn't seen this before now. Outstanding work. I know what you went through as my dad and I have done this a few times to his Datsun Z's. The cad plating and textured finish on the manifolds really make the bay!

  6. #431
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    Quote Originally Posted by RVAE34 View Post
    Can't believe I hadn't seen this before now. Outstanding work. I know what you went through as my dad and I have done this a few times to his Datsun Z's. The cad plating and textured finish on the manifolds really make the bay!
    Thanks for the comment. Here is tip that is worth a thousand words. Go to your Harley Davidson Dealer, and ask for the rattle can of textured paint - they have two types - one krinkle and one texture. It what they use on Harley Davidson blocks when they repair them or touch them up. Great Stuff - gets even better with heat! That is what is on the intake manifolds. One word of advice - spray it on and don't watch it - it takes about 2 hours to "Krinkle up". Fantastic paint - a little pricy, but the results speak for themselves. It takes a couple of days to fully cure and set.



  7. #432
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    Great tip, thanks!!! I was planning on doing some more parts in the wrinkle finish on my touring but didn't feel like sending them off for powdercoat. I just so happen to have a Harley dealer right down the road from me too.

  8. #433
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    Quote Originally Posted by RVAE34 View Post
    Great tip, thanks!!! I was planning on doing some more parts in the wrinkle finish on my touring but didn't feel like sending them off for powdercoat. I just so happen to have a Harley dealer right down the road from me too.
    I've been following your touring, from your posts in TCL. This has lead me to considering LS swaping my touring.

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