Hello. First off, let me confess that I don't own a BMW
I joined this forum in the hope that I could find someone with a part to help me in a project on my classics Triumph Stag and I'm delighted to sat that Watty has come up trumps:
BMW 4HP22 Tailshaft Casting Wanted
I was asked to post a thread about my Stag, so at the risk of boring most Forumites, here is a link to the album of photos taken during the restoration which took place between January and May 2013:
The first four photos show what the car looked like before we started to explore under the shiney paint and trim.
Built in November 1973 and registered in Frome, Somerset in February 1974, this Stag has done 90,000 miles on its original engine. Despite stories to the contrary most Stags do not overheat and this is one. I also had a 1972 Stag for 18 years, until I had a rather nasty smash in it, and that didn't overheat either and had done 190,000 miles on its original engine.
Last year I decided to investigate a few suspicious areas of bodywork and took the car to a well-known restoration business in Plymouth. The agreement was that I would do all the non-skilled (read DIRTY) work and I would pay for the professional stuff (welding and paintwork). I would also do the rebuilding where I could. As we progressed we uncovered more rot and previous bodges which needed sorting properly. As you can see, it was quite an extensive (read EXPENSIVE) restoration, but one which should see the Stag through many more years of use now that it has better paint and rust protection than when new
My current Stag project is to upgrade the gearbox from a BW35 3-speed auto to a ZF4HP22 from a Jag XJ40, which is what led me to this forum in the search for a BMW part.
Thanks for reading.