Hey Bob!wow. What happened to it?
I see. I remember the pics from peterfest about him getting this car. At the time it was said he had it shipped to himself in texas and that was it. Pretty funny that none of that actually happened and it has been sitting by you since. The original seller is probably just glad to have it our of his hair.Hey Bob!
Here's the story....
Back in August at the time of Peter's engine install party, Raza had bought this car (sight unseen) from a guy local to me that had began dismantling the car for a part out. I borrowed my friends trailer on which Raza and I hauled this heap to my house where it has sat since. From what I understand, the car hasn't run in a few years but was operational before being pulled apart. I have to wonder why he would be parting it out if it ran properly.
While he was here helping pull Peter's engine, he had intended to get the 540 running well enough to drive onto a trailer for shipping to his home in Texas. For obvious reasons, a driveable vehicle is far cheaper to ship. Problem is, he ran out of time and didn't get around to working on it while here.
The supercharger kit appears to be here in full, but we're missing the clutch, one front rotor and other stuff I'm sure. Pulling the dipstick today produced black sludge. The interior smells like my old gym shorts. Stale *** is what I'd call it. :eek7:
I'm looking forward to seeing this thing come to life. Or not. Either way, this will be interesting. He's got his work cut out for him as I'll be at work while he's working on it alone. The kerosene heater will keep it toasty in there while it's on. As soon as you shut it off, you freeze. It a recipe for pneumonia.
I'm not speaking for Peter ... I think he is aptly equipped to do that for himself ... But I think consistency in the application of thread towing is what is on the table. I see value in both threads to e39 M5 readers in both posts.So then I should move the other 540 thread as well?