Overview:

  • Purchased in Hamilton, Ohio May 2, 2018
  • VIN #3104849
  • Sitting outside on a concrete slab for around three years, not running, most likely sitting for 30 years based on records and mileage
  • Mileage at purchase 108,613
  • Last receipt with 103,716 mileage September 8, 1987
  • Full motor rebuild at roughly 97,661 miles completed January 15, 1986 by German Motor Service Columbus, Ohio
  • Dual Weber carburetors 32/36, Made in Spain
  • No radiator fluid
  • No brake fluid
  • No clutch fluid
  • Headlights, turn signals, tail lights etc. did not work
  • Original working radio and interior, dash cracked, front seat bottom cushions split
  • Rear window broken with dirt and the elements getting inside for years
  • Four nests found, two in trunk, one under rear seat, one in exhaust
  • Completed work written about in Restoration Wednesday post here

Drive train related work:

  • Pulled plugs, pulled value cover, soaked cylinders with Marvel Mystery Oil and Stabil Fogging Oil
  • Turned over by hand
  • Diagnosed faulty ignition switch after chasing down if starter worked and backing out push button starter wired incorrectly
  • Pulled steering column apart, hot wired the car with two toggles, one for accessories and one for full key on position, and one starter button
  • Fired up car on starter fluid
  • Pulled gas tank, cleaned, fresh fuel
  • New fuel pump with new fuel filter
  • New fuel lines
  • Temporary new Duralast points RB18 to verify car runs
  • New spark plug wires
  • Pertronix 1867A
  • Added fresh radiator fluid
  • Rebuilt master clutch cylinder

Interior related work:

  • Cleaned, cleaned, cleaned
  • Made rear window from .187″ thick clear polycarbonate 60″x22″ from Professional Plastics
  • Added period 1969 BMW 2002 steering wheel
  • New HVAC fan motor BOSCH – 0 130 007 002

Exterior related work:

  • Removed 633CSi spoiler and placed rear emblem back on trunk
  • Pulled door trim and trim below doors which looked to be aftermarket
  • Cleaned up rust spots, treated with Rustoleum Rust Reformer then followed up with Rustoleum Farm & Implement low gloss black
  • Pulled rear taillights and brushed aluminum panel and flip down license plate, cleaned up rust, polished and painted
  • Pulled apart wiper assembly that was rusted and wouldn’t operate
  • Removed 16 gauge wire holding on exhaust system and added new proper rubber exhaust hangers

Brakes, Wheels, Suspension:

  • Added BMW BBS mesh wheels with used Michelin tires
  • New Centric brake master cylinder 130.34004
  • New hard brake line from front to rear proportioning valve then to right rear caliper
  • Stainless steel brake line kit (red lines) from Bavarian Autosport