Alpina B7 Turbo #106

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Kapt
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Re: Alpina B7 Turbo #106

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BMW Performance wrote: Aug 04, 2020 8:35 PM
Kapt wrote: Jul 19, 2020 11:33 AM Luckily I didn’t need many parts from Alpina because they are very expensive. For example, the little expansion joint that connects the two pieces of the exhaust manifolds was almost $600.
You are paying to much for your Alpina parts. I paid 233.28 euros for the joint that connects the two pieces of the exhaust from Alpina.
I guess I am. I’m curious how long ago you bought this and do you have a good source for parts you’d like to share? Luckily I needed very few Alpina parts.
Kapt
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Re: Alpina B7 Turbo #106

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jdb wrote: Jul 31, 2020 10:47 AM Gorgeous car, Beautiful work
Thanks for sharing

Jeff
Thanks Jeff!
BMW Performance
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Kapt wrote: Aug 06, 2020 7:48 PM I guess I am. I’m curious how long ago you bought this and do you have a good source for parts you’d like to share? Luckily I needed very few Alpina parts.
About 14 months ago. Just let me know what you need and can add it to my next order.
Kapt
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Re: Alpina B7 Turbo #106

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BMW Performance wrote: Aug 06, 2020 11:30 PM
Kapt wrote: Aug 06, 2020 7:48 PM I guess I am. I’m curious how long ago you bought this and do you have a good source for parts you’d like to share? Luckily I needed very few Alpina parts.
About 14 months ago. Just let me know what you need and can add it to my next order.

Thanks, I will.
88m6
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Have either of you replaced your radiator?
If so what did you use as replacement?
Mine had a replacement done by dinan back in 2000 n has a Nissens 60602 tag on it.
Nissens does have a 60602A ,but not sure what if any difference there is between them. Trying to find out.
Looking to change mine out.
Thx
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I used a South African Behr radiator. The B7 uses the same radiator as the 535i/635CSi.
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Re: Alpina B7 Turbo #106

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I have not been on this site in a very long time. A very nice build here. I own #116 approx 92k miles and it looks to be identical to yours Color and stripes except mine has pearl beige interior and AC. I see yours has the same diff as mine, the larger one without the cooler. I have owned mine approx 14yrs, 3rd owner. Restored as well. Congrats on your build I look forward to keeping an eye on this one.
David Frankel
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Simply awesome.... beautiful work and stunning car! Congrats. :D

-RoyW
Kapt
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RoyW wrote: Sep 22, 2020 11:16 AM Simply awesome.... beautiful work and stunning car! Congrats. :D

-RoyW
GaAlpinaOwner wrote: Sep 22, 2020 11:02 AM I have not been on this site in a very long time. A very nice build here. I own #116 approx 92k miles and it looks to be identical to yours Color and stripes except mine has pearl beige interior and AC. I see yours has the same diff as mine, the larger one without the cooler. I have owned mine approx 14yrs, 3rd owner. Restored as well. Congrats on your build I look forward to keeping an eye on this one.
David Frankel

Thanks David and RoyW.

David, I referenced your outstanding ride many times when I was deciding between the silver or gold stripes on diamondschwarz. It would be fun to park these twins next to one another some day.
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amazing restauration of an amazing car :shock: :shock: :up:
Kapt
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Nick1984 wrote: Oct 03, 2020 10:51 AM amazing restauration of an amazing car :shock: :shock: :up:
All the way from Belgium, thanks!
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Re: Alpina B7 Turbo #106

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I can tell that a lot of work has been put into it. I'm absolutely amazed. Great job, man!
Kapt
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I mounted my newly refinished closed lug Alpina wheels on one side of my car with the original open lug Alpina’s (also refinished) mounted on the opposite side. I drove it that way to my local cars & coffee and it was pretty much a 50/50 split on which look was preferred. Personally, I like the stock open lug look. The polished lug bolts against those black centers is automotive jewelry. I also have a set of 17” closed lug Alpinas’s that also change the cars personality.

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Here is the 17” look. My plan is to machine some center caps that mimic the open lug wheels. I won’t extend the black paint onto the face of the wheel like it should so that I can go back to the closed lug option. These bigger wider wheels give it a more aggressive stance.

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This is the original Pirelli P7 spare that appears to never have been mounted. Check out those wheel weights.

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Re: Alpina B7 Turbo #106

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I guess it's my age showing, but the 16" wheels look so much better to me. Beautiful car and what an amazing spare tire! That spare is worth a full detail and photo shoot all by itself.
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Re: Alpina B7 Turbo #106

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What a challenge- which wheels to run on this beautiful specimen! You've got different looks for different occasions: night on the town- closed lug, feeling aggressive- 17" open lug... options are good.
Fantastic restoration.
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Re: Alpina B7 Turbo #106

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...remember to get the black screw head cap/cover for your first aid box bracket in the trunk. I mean...you've come the far. :D
Kapt
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JWT wrote: Nov 13, 2020 9:29 AM ...remember to get the black screw head cap/cover for your first aid box bracket in the trunk. I mean...you've come the far. :D
I know, really :laugh:
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Re: Alpina B7 Turbo #106

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WOW Kapt !!!
what beautiful work you done on this car...just stunning..

thanks for sharing
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