On the way to the SoCal Vintage BMW Meet the new to me car was overheating when reaching highway speeds. The drive was a bit painful with multiple stops to let the car cool and took forever since i had to keep the car at about 80km/h. We didn't get to Santa Barbara until after 1am. Early morning and slow drive to Van Nuys followed.
The plan for the show was to set up the tents, put the cars in place, and then find a suitable radiator.
By the time we made it to Woodley Park, Ray from Elefant Supply already had the canopies set up. We did a little rearrangement, unloaded 3 tourings and had the FAQ booth functioning. Shirts, cars and tiny cars were on display, so it was time to find a radiator. Lucky for us Jack Fahuna had 3 at his shop, ProBimmer, about 5 minutes away. We were able to get the newly recored radiator, thermostat and a switch, just in case.
After some socializing and looking at cars it was time to finally get the radiator in place. The best way to get this done quickly is to have Jan and Alex Echeverri standing by.
Here are the photos of what happened between 1:00PM and 1:27PM
Removing clamps and disconnecting the hoses:
A well deserved drink
Removing the old radiator
Positioning the new radiator
4 bolts going in
Connecting the hoses
Installing the sensor
Running the engine to get the water flowing. Heater is on.
Waiting for thermostat to open