old guy, new member, UK

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  1. pat cooks

    pat cooks Member

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    Hi All, UK based, just north of London, just joined, having just retired from working on customers BMW's for the last 40 years, I have just bought a 1971 3.0CS manual and a 1972 3.0 CSL that I sold 12 years ago, and maybe a 3.0csi bitsa, not actually bought it yet, only want one but they were offered and it seemed rude not to, The 71CS has stood in a damp garage for 35 years so the (incorrect 2800cc) engine is stuck, I have a spare CSi engine so I am thinking of dropping that in and converting to injection, those carbs are such a pain, needs a full restoration but is very sound apart from the A posts and lower left front wing plus the usual wing mount area along the top, rockers and rear arches are good as is the boot and bonnet, The CSL has been modified over the years, wrong colour, 5 speed OD gearbox, 3500cc engine, and comfort seats, I am thinking that I will have to restore it to factory correct specification, emerging from shed.jpg 35years in here.jpg 35years in here.jpg the CSi is a bitsa, it has E24 seats, auto transmission and rust in unusual places but looks good externally, I get the feeling that it was once very rusty and the exterior panels were replaced but no cavity wax was used, I have quite a few E9 parts to swop for bits that I need, Pat
     
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    ok, that did not quite go to plan, but does anything on an E9?
    this is the 1971 CS 4 speed manual emerging from a 35 year slumber, they are still out there if you ask around...........
     
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    Welcome Pat, amazing that they're still hiding out there somewhere waiting to be "discovered". Cheers, Simon
     
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    Had it up on the car lift today, very solid, needs two small (4" square) patches in the front corners of the floor pans, one small patch in the left outer sill (rocker) plus the inner wing top rails and braces plus some other work to the top of the A posts, the right outer front wing will need a fair bit of work but the left is new, well 35 years ago.... was welded on over rust though! Pat
     
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    Wrong colour, 3.5 Engine (if later type (not racing 3.5 CSL)), comfort seats - no good.
    But 265/6 gearbox is ultimate for any road version m30 (m30b30 also) - so if you are not making CSL just for sale you should consider leaving it in a car. You can always put 262 4-speed gearbox with stock prop shaft in a trunk, so just in case everybody knew that you have stock option.
     
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    Hi Pat from fellow north London E9 owner. Are you by any chance the Cooks from Cooks Ferry?
    Cheers
    Simon
     
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    yup, was cooksferry for the last 35 years give or take, took a good few van loads of classic parts home with me, all my tools, and the DIS, now going to restore my own cars and Matchless motorcycles, re post from Wladek, I will probably end up selling the CSL as I don't feel happy driving and parking a £120,000 car so will probably fit the 265/6 gearbox into the blue CS and maybe the 3.5 engine, I think it is an E12 engine, I prefer cars that I can drive hard and not cry if it goes a bit wrong, will be converting my 2002 touring to full Tii spec with 5 speed box, Pat
     
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    Good to see you on here Pat, hopefully you can share some of that knowledge and hoarding with all the other members!

    I'll grab you a kebab when I next come up to see you.

    Ahmet.
     
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    kebab, ok, but none of that Enfield coffee, thick as mud with grit in the bottom!
    Pat
     
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    Hi Pat,

    Good to see you on here.

    Did you ever get anywhere with my old dark blue automatic ?

    Cheers,

    Damien
     
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    Welcome Pat

    Time to have some fun restoring your E9 cars !!

    If the weather holds up, you have some spare time, I can pop through and meet you in person , over tea & carrot cake.
    I visit family & friends in the West London area

    And I will come up in my dads Csl and you can give me your opinion on it !!!
     
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    Hi Damien, your car is not one I kept, yours went to the UAE, well it may have, or it might be in Stoke, sold the sad remains to an Arab who used to store some cars on the first floor,together with a bonnet and a few other parts as I needed to reduce the number of cars I took home when I retired, problem is I was offered a 71 CS manual the last week I was in Alma rd. and the car was in a back garden garage down a narrow alley full of rubbish, sound familiar? Oh and it was in Alma Rd, for the last 35 years, 200 yards from my old premises, and then a customer with a CSiL gave up driving and offered me his car, not much of a reduction then....

    Sandhu, I am based in Theydon Bois, just south of Epping, pop me a message when you plan to come over, Pat
     
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    Yes that does sound familiar Pat, when I saw your photo I had to do a double take, I thought it was my sister's garage for a second !

    I would have loved to have seen that car restored, but it was in a pretty bad state, certainly beyond my budget and level of bravery.
     
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    as I told you, I wanted a CS to use after I retired and when I ended up with four I am afraid your old one lost out, but it did not get scrapped, if it had been a choice between me keeping it or going to the crusher I would have kept it, and the latest car was less than 2 miles from your sisters house, just how many CS's are there in back gardens in Enfield, or have I got them all! Pat
     

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