1977 BMW 630csi: H&B

an old upholsterer’s trick

i ran across these while systemically forcing myself to get busy in the garage, my dad used them all the time for coverings and what not. i may start doing some septum piercings if anyone is interested.



ive been on a wheel hunt since sept and had some issues but landed on the nardi before the end of the year and it finally arrived .



custom mats that fit!



haltech home

oh hi.haltechhouse

AUX. fan interrupt switch

the haltech ems will be controlling my AUX. cooling fan, since i deleted the mechanical clutch fan. here are a few shots of the wiring and switch. the led indicator gave me a fit acting as a diode while the switch was wired to the negative. a little tweaking gave me the following:

  • switch:
    1. Blk wire = ground
    2. grey/red = signal plus jumper to Negative side of led
  • led:
    1. white = jumper mentioned above.
    2. orange = 12v on or acc. wirephoto




head unit and speakers

added a new head unit and all new speakers and wires:

Pioneer DEH-P9400BH CD Receiver – Pioneer TS-A6974R A-Series 6″x9″ 3-Way 500 Watts – Pioneer TS-G4644R – 4″ x 6″ 2-Way Speaker

*note the old XO.

center console

had a buddy at bmw order me a fresh center console grill.

H&B Gauge POD

these are the original HB gauges and cluster, ive removed these from their home. i wanted to document these here. this is neat piece.


wink mirror

love these! a must since i have no sidemirrors


broken HVAC vent driveshaft

upon my removal of the HVAC and its components this pass vent control shaft snapped. these are very very hard to find. i had to improvise.

heres my solution. some ss hardware drilled  and tapped a bionic extension.

vent_linkage vent_linkage2

HVAC controls

touched this up with new paint and bulbs.


blower control

had some blower transistors go out, actually both did. pretty easy fix.

HVAC_blower_trans_new2 HVAC_blower_trans_new





cleaned this guy, new paint, made some new illuminating windows, and polished the cover.


monte carlo

the original 4-spoke alpina wheel had severe dry rotting and cracking, i opted to go with the momo monte carlo for the period correct look and its one of my favorites anyway. its also a little smaller.





was also able to grab this gem from HB, perhaps the last NOS shift knob. took some modding to fit my custom linkage*

*e36  rogue engineering lower shifter with custom lever. also made solid aluminum shifter mounts and converted the 265 trans linkage to the wider knuckle which involved creating a new link, all of which got new bushings and rubber.


front seats

also got oldson’s to recover the flofits in black vinyl. the car had scheels at one point based on the history of the car, however they were gone when i got it. the flofits are a nice period correct option with a steel frame and recaro sport look.



the door cards and side panels were in great shape, new retaining clips and cleaning. along with new chrome from munich.

someone had cut tweeters in them. so in turn i put fresh ones in also.



rear seats

got oldson’s to recover my interior bits. first was the rear buckets. they covered the rear center, the rear deck got fresh covers and the headrests got a cleaning.


bowden cable service