I had the helping hands of my Uncle. I towed it to his house, and he said he'd have it running by the end of the day, no questions asked. What would happen if it wasn't running? Id drive his Ford GT40 home. I swear he killed himself so I wouldnt drive his GT40 in the rain.Yay!!!!
No! That's rough, and I'm sorry to hear it. Thankfully the small stuff can be repaired.
Heard Stan was going to be in your area, glad you two were able to get together. he truly is the E9 ambassador, his enthusiasm is infectious.Started her up and picked up the e9 ambassador Stan for a quick tour of uptown New Orleans and dinner/beers at the Rivershack dive bar/restaurant. He got behind the wheel and let her rip up River Road for a quick test drive. Enjoyed some coupe speak and sharing of stories and appreciate him taking a break from his schedule here to say hello. He can now check me off his list!
I found the 5 speed on ebay. It was rebuilt some time ago and the owner never did use it. It was $1200 plus shipping. BMW still has rebuilt ZF 4 speed units for $3k through BMW of Monterey or BMW Boston. Other dealers might want MSRP.Just curious between sourcing a rebuilt 5-speed, extra parts (what shifter parts are hard to find and expensive?), and labor..... ballpark if Carl is doing labor, what is the price these days? It's way down the list but if my 4-speed eventually goes out, I may consider swap, I least I won't need the pedal box. My throw out bearing is making some noise and may need to open up trans. sooner than I want to. .