Posts Tagged ‘Shark Nose

13
May
12

Project E28: The Classic Compromise?

Considering this car is 27 years old and I’m dailying it, I’m struggling to see the “running a classic car” compromise:  It’s economical (we’re up to 36.9mpg after a service and plug/ lead change), comfortable, practical, will cruise at 85mph in pin-drop silence and (with no fear of jinxing it) is totally reliable.   I actually nearly sold this thing before I’d even started building it….then I nearly sold it again when I’d finished it…I’m just glad I stuck with it; this is literally the best “old” daily I’ve ever had!  The only problem is now I’m looking at even older BMWs thinking they will be as good; 2002 anyone?  Don’t encourage me…

 

 

07
Apr
12

Project E28: A Recipe For Success

Luckily success isn’t measured in CCs or number of cylinders, because if it was I’d look junior management at best.  You see, being a 518i she ain’t fast, but she is frugal (over 36mpg so far).  That said frugality isn’t sexy; Low ride heights and split rims BBS wheels are though, so get a load of this:

 

07
Apr
12

Project E28: Diet Build Montage

Maybe I tool the whole “luxury of not having to build it while driving it” thing too far, as messing about with the old land shark has taken far longer than I ever anticipated.  Not because there was more than I was expecting to do, just having the time proved more challenging that I first thought…that and some snow, which made one weekend particularly unpleasant.  Anyway, I’ve done loads and taken pretty much no pics, but the following (start singing the Team America montage song now) montage covers most of what went on, though not strictly in any order anything like any sequence of events:

You kinda get the gist…Apart from the above, it got waxoiled, new floors, OEM mats (flash I know!), new rear bumper, engine detail, service, too much money spent on it, new front suspension arms and bushes, spacers & spiggot rings, stripped, cleaned and painted the brakes, new plates and the moon on a stick. …you know how these things go….

19
Feb
12

Project E28: Still Sharkin’

This car has come a long way baby and I’ve got way more hours in it than I ever intended; Projects will do that to you, you know.  I’ll update properly as soon as I get chance, but from the teaser above you can see she’s almost there now…almost.

06
Jan
11

Drop Six