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Rack & Pinion Re-Du (Alpina Gr. 2)

I posted up a couple of photos of the work that was done on my steering, there was over 200 hours of labor putting humpty back together again.  I really had no idea what was involved,   The steering rack itself need to be shortened 2.5" - every part thereafter was fabricated.  The bump steer they told me was the worst they had ever seen and would have been sketchy to drive (read, down right dangerous).  These are some photos of the work.  The guts of the rack are out of an e-21 Motorsport rack w

markmac

markmac

Restored Dash Installed

Restored Dash Installed

Picked up Vern today from VSR. The Just Dashes restored dashboard has been installed and looks excellent. Also replaced a burned out 'city light' on the driver side. The Petri hub cover received a freshening as well, it was cracked and missing a couple of chunks. Can't tell the cover was repaired, that's how good it is.        
Nearing the end of the back end

Nearing the end of the back end

Since the last update I’ve managed to complete the installation of the replacement trunk floor, the Jaymic spare tire well, a replacement tail panel, a new valence panel for that tail panel, delete the exhaust cutout in said valence panel, hang a trunk lid, replace the RR quarter panel bottom, and welded up the wheel opening on the RR corner.              The bulk of the repairs to this point have been pretty straight forward. The

VWJake

VWJake

 

IT'S ALIVE

After some interesting trouble shooting finally got it all sorted. I have supply and return plumbed but at current I am running the ECM built in returnless setup.  The initial issue was thought to be fuel related.  The actual problem was the MAF.  The tune supplied was supposed to be speed density.  The ECM apparently still tries to use the MAF if it's hooked up.  Unplugged the MAF and BOOM! It's ALIVE!! Cabin wiring is starting to come along.  it has been just a daunting task, but fi

maikell77

maikell77

 

Good day in the garage -

While I continue to slowly rebuild my heater box - going on several weeks,   I got a few other things done today.  - Raided the parts car (orange car in pics) or a few things  Removed and installed radio antenna circle clip that keeps the roller on the hood release bar end.   I pulled out my rear door cards from the attic, Cleaned and painted them with sem products to match the cardinal red e21 Recaros and and e24 rear seats that are awaiting installation.

Dionk

Dionk

Part 2 of Fixing Trunk Rust!

Part 2 of Fixing Trunk Rust!

This past weekend was another work weekend on the BMW down in Virginia. As usual, it poured.  There was thunder and lightning and flood warnings.   Almost every time I go to work on the car during the spring summer and fall, it has been pouring, and I'm driving 200 miles from York PA to Charles City VA.  Regardless, considerable work got completed.   Previously I had cut out and welded in a new spare tire well.  This past weekend I was working on the other side, taking care of the
Mats / Seats

Mats / Seats

I ordered a set of Coco mats from cocomats.com.  Prior to processing my order they contacted me and said they wanted to send me paper templates of each mat to ensure there were no shape or size issues.  Cool.  I received the templates in the mail and was instructed to make adjustments if necessary and return the templates.  I was wondering how well the mats would fit given I trimmed down the templates by what I felt was a substantial amount.  Patrick at Midnight Motorsport reminded me my car was

psky

psky

Underside

Underside

Gone as far as I can on the inside for now.  Time to start assembly on the underside.

Ken

Ken

 

DERBY IS DONE! - May 25, 2019

DERBY IS DONE! @northbaybavarian Rick had completed Derby’s engine to ORIGINAL SPECS in less than 3 weeks! That’s including rebuild of transmission, carburetor, suspension, painting, bead blasting... it’s really remarkable and the quality of work is superb!! Unlike TESORO’s restoration with the exception of the body and paint, DERBY’s engine and mechanical restoration was quite enjoyable! No stress at all! It was a great honor and pleasure to work with Rick! He does projects as if he was working
Magnum Opus

Magnum Opus

Not much has been going forward on my "Great Work". The only thing I've done since last post is remove all the tar insulation from the chassis. Headers finally did come in though after over a year of waiting. So I did a test fit on the motor and will test fit them in the car in the next week or so. After which they will be sent to get ceramic coated.   Much progress will be made in the next month or so, so stay tuned!!!       Also my da
 

Getting Close to the first Fire up!

It was much more of a pain than anticipated to get all the brake plumbing sorted and bleed but it's behind me now.  The 2402 now sits on eibach lowering springs.  the rear looks right, the front still sits a little high for my liking.   The recent activity has been to get the car wired and fuel system complete.  The wiring started out quite unruly... I have spent quite a bit of time routing and re-routing with many many zip ties. The acrylic panel will mount in the glovebox a

maikell77

maikell77

Ignition Investment - UPDATED

Ignition Investment - UPDATED

After reading good things on the FAQ and reviews around the web, I decided to invest in a Summit Racing 'MSD' CDI ignition. I have to say, this is an impressive package. EVERYTHING about this product (build quality, instructions, part numbers, specification, installation kit etc) screams that this is an MSD product. If MSD are not making this, or getting a cut out of Summit, I would be very surprised and I would suggest that MSD need to get a better lawyer. http://www.summitracing.com/int/p

Simeon

Simeon

Carburettor Conundrum

Carburettor Conundrum

Having spent some time sorting out my ignition, I was pretty happy with how my car is running. The idle is a lot more stable than it was before but I can still detect a slight miss fire occasionally. Coincidentally to finishing the ignition I noted that I had a problem with the water choke on my 32/36. This was normally as regular as clockwork but for some reason had stopped engaging. I took the air cleaner off to watch the operation of the choke and while I was there I looked down into the

Simeon

Simeon



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