I met Angie at BMW South Atlanta. Don't remember exactly when or which car, but I do remember the name. Must have been sometime before we moved to the UK in 2008. We bought our last US spec. BMW from South Atlanta in 2007.
I had a 1990 535i that I kept until we moved. Parts weren't a problem 10 years ago. It wasn't worth paying to ship it to Wales. LHD cars are more expensive to insure and fuel isn't cheap.
It would be a shame if a pulley takes your car off the road. Have you tried contacting BMW Classic directly????