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Old 12-08-2013, 04:34 PM   #46
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Shogs, you will do FINE. And your NEXT rebuild project will not be anywhere NEAR this anal-hyphen-retentive.
I got a hunderd bucks says you're wrong.
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Old 12-08-2013, 04:36 PM   #47
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Wow Gwen! Super cool thread. I look forward to reading your progress!

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Old 12-09-2013, 10:33 AM   #48
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I got a hunderd bucks says you're wrong.
Even her Tupperware contains Tupperware.
Hmmm... no bet.

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Old 12-09-2013, 11:12 AM   #49
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I'm late to this party, but I will be watching this.

I'd suggest that in place of replacing every screw with stainless. I might cost less and work better to have the hardware cleaned and cad or zinc plated.

You will end up with hardware that you know works in the spot it came out of and you will not open up a chance for all the problems that come with stainless steel in aluminium or stainless, aluminum and regular steel.

Also the other piece of advice I've heard
No matter what do something everyday, no matter how small that moves the project forward.
Even if it's just cleaning or labeling a couple of parts.

This momentum helps to keep the project moving forward. Especially in the late middle stages when the project is at it's most challenging. That period when it seems like it will never get back together again, or be just simply get finished.
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Old 12-09-2013, 11:53 AM   #50
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I'm late to this party, but I will be watching this.

I'd suggest that in place of replacing every screw with stainless. I might cost less and work better to have the hardware cleaned and cad or zinc plated.

You will end up with hardware that you know works in the spot it came out of and you will not open up a chance for all the problems that come with stainless steel in aluminium or stainless, aluminum and regular steel.

Also the other piece of advice I've heard
No matter what do something everyday, no matter how small that moves the project forward.
Even if it's just cleaning or labeling a couple of parts.

This momentum helps to keep the project moving forward. Especially in the late middle stages when the project is at it's most challenging. That period when it seems like it will never get back together again, or be just simply get finished.
All good advice. As a veteran of many successfully completed projects, I'll offer some more.

Harbor Freight sells a cheapo ultrasonic cleaner. Using this with Simple Green is a great way to clean handfuls of small nuts, bolts and washers.

Stainless fasteners are often the absolute WRONG material in certain applications. If you want to substitute them, read up on it so you understand when not to use them. Two words: galvanic corrosion.

The "heat wrench." Bolts that don't want to give it up can often be persuaded with judicious application of a propane flame-tip. Attempting to remove brake disks cold will destroy the bolts. Ten seconds with a heat wrench on the head of each bolt will melt the Loc-Tite and they come right out, happy to be reused.

If you're disassembling BMW transmissions and rear ends and such, put the cases in the oven and heat them to about 350F. Shafts removed from the freezer will drop right in. Do NOT beat the shafts into or out of the cases.

Bearings can be boiled in motor oil on the stove top to safely get them hot enough to drop onto frozen shafts where they will seat properly without any force.

NEVER use LocTite (or equivalent) on any bolts that go into or through body panels.

Set GOALS. Put several sticks in the ground on the calendar for certain milestones such as when given sub-assemblies will be completed. Having a PLAN on the calendar gives great satisfaction when you meet goals that were randomly set in advance, not knowing what you know when you finally reach them. And remember than it really is just a Plan, so if stuff in your life comes up, you CAN let it slip.
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Old 12-09-2013, 01:01 PM   #51
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Shogs, you will do FINE. And your NEXT rebuild project will not be anywhere NEAR this anal-hyphen-retentive.



OBTW... where are the LABELS for all the little compartments?
I'm a ziploc baggie kind of guy. All the fasteners and the functional bit are stored in a single bag. That way, there's no trying to remember whether I need to M6x10 or the M6x15 bolts to get that thing reassembled.

But hey, that's me.

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Old 12-09-2013, 01:04 PM   #52
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Also the other piece of advice I've heard
No matter what do something everyday, no matter how small that moves the project forward.
Even if it's just cleaning or labeling a couple of parts.
Yep. I count "buying parts", "reading the manual", "cleaning the shop" and "tool purchase" as an activity, which keeps it moving forward.

Inactivity is the death knell for a restoration, so I don't start until I know I have the time, money and resources in place to go all the way through it.

I didn't obey that one time and, as a result, I have a 1982 Honda CB750F in boxes in my garage. It's been that way for 15 years now.
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Old 12-09-2013, 02:32 PM   #53
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I have a 1982 Honda CB750F kit/puzzle in my garage. It's been that way for 15 years now.
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Old 12-09-2013, 04:23 PM   #54
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Still got the manuals and some photos, even though the photos are of someone else's fully assembled CB750F.
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Old 12-09-2013, 07:05 PM   #55
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So nice to see you putting love back into your ride, Gwen.

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Old 12-12-2013, 06:51 AM   #56
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I knew nothing of this!
As somebody who keeps every bike he buys, I approve!
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Old 12-12-2013, 07:06 AM   #57
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Thank you all for posting advice, pointers and humor.

Galvanic corrosion, got it!

Kbasa, I really like and understand "Yep. I count "buying parts", "reading the manual", "cleaning the shop" and "tool purchase" as an activity, which keeps it moving forward."



I've given up trying to fine a non-BMW alternative pin release tools.
I'm going to make one last ditch effort and post in all my threads and the LD Mailing list to see if someone has them I can borrow or lease.



This is what I need.
Sparks has the best prices, but they are still pretty damn spendy.

These are the kind of tools that are so narrow on size tolerances that the wrong ones can make this already tedious project a real PITA.



http://www.sparks-shop.lv/v3/index.p...emid=7&lang=en

1501+1511 = $45.28

1504+1514 = $51.79

1502+1512 = $49.90



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This is the OEM supplier for BWM with part numbers and all.


88 88 6 611 131
Stahlwille 1501+1511

Kabelex Round Pin Release Tool, Small. Pin release tool for round receptacles with locking tongue and contact size of 1.5mm. Bushing size 2.9mm inside, 3.3mm outside. This tool has an ingenious feature to protect the tip. A sliding cover is built into the handle. Also used on BMW, Mercedes, Fiat, Opel and VW-Audi. (Note: the factory tool can be marked number 610 301).
Special Order $73.55


88 88 6 611 132
New Number: 83 30 0 495 385
Stahlwille 1504+1514

Kabelex Round Pin Release Tool - Medium. For contact size 2.5mm, Bushing size 4.0mm inside, 4.4mm outside. With sliding cover.
Special Order $84.31


88 88 6 611 133
New Number: 83 30 0 492 708

Stahlwille 1502+1512
Kabelex Round Pin Release Tool - Large. For contact size 3.5mm, Bushing size 4.4mm inside, 5.0mm outside. With sliding cover.
Special Order $79.99





Today I have to clean house, pay bills and wash clothes but I hope to free up enough time to finish the wiring harness table/board. If I can get that done, I'll start pinning the OEM harness to it and begin to split it open, trace and label wires.

This will help me learn to read and understand wiring schematics.

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Old 12-12-2013, 08:10 AM   #58
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Gonna watch this one... Over the course of time, I think I've removed/repaired/replaced just about every piece of my Magna. I'd be tempted to someday pull it apart again like you are doing here, but I'm afraid it would just become a basket case I think you will do better!
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Old 12-12-2013, 08:19 AM   #59
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Awesome thread! I wish I had the balls and know-how to do a project like this...
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Old 12-12-2013, 08:29 AM   #60
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I have neither balls nor this mythical know-how you speak of.
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Awesome thread! I wish I had the balls and know-how to do a project like this...
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