What a spectacular weekend! Had what many considered the best spot. In the shade literally all day, nestled among the trees, after a few hours I tired of cleaning up the tree debris, I closed Vern up. The Misselwood Concours is a top-tier show. The venue is enchanting and beautiful. The perfect setting for a Concours of this caliber. I've been to Amelia Island, Pebble Beach, Hilton Head, Greenwich and Misselwood is my new favorite.
Vern and I were the last car to leave the Misselwoo
NOS or “new Old Stock” might as well mean be prepared to pay through the _______ (fill in the blank).
It’s a bit of a risk as the manufacturers date is sometimes also not known, condition while “new” is still “old” or worse it’s something someone claims is NOS but actually isn’t. Anyway i guess the point is when buying on eBay (or anywhere online for that matter) where you can’t inspect what you are buying is somewhat risky.
Sure you can buy from a reputable seller a
Early last year 2018, a friend, Rob swapped a m20 into his 318 Convertible and he asked me if I'd want his m42. I'd been interested in this swap for a while so I said absolutely. I was pretty intimidated no matter how many writeups saying it's easy I read. And thanks to all those who have done writeups before me. They were all super helpful.
Big shoutout to Jakeb for infinite and timely help along the way to my millions of questions he answered amazingly quickly considering how busy
Many of you will have seen an abridged version of this on the 2002 group on Facebook, so apologies for the repetition.
After taking the car to the dyno once the EFI build was finished, I kind of got the bug for more power which is probably no surprise to anyone here. I was somewhat disappointed in the 134rwhp/129tq on ITBs+EFI, and figuring that another dyno session with no substantial changes would only yield modest gains, I decided to stretch myself and go forced induction.
Some more progress was made over the holiday weekend. The cooling system finally got the full plumb up. It ended up taking 4 hoses to make 2. The system seems to purge the air pretty well and that's what matters. Haven't gotten warm enough to trip the fan yet, so that will still need to be checked out. All in I think the engine bay turned out fairly clean for this much modern in a car that never had it.
it really is amazing how much work it takes to make a modern EFI engine look simpl
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
its been a conflicted and multifaceted decision process, but I have decided to list the car.
I've enjoyed this project immensely and am still enjoying my '74. I'm sure I will have another tii at some point
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.
Rick at North Bay Bavarian had my engine compartment spruced up to all it’s original glory. Next he is working on the engine rebuild and subsequent Jenvey EFI conversion. His shop does phenomenal work for anyone located in Northern California.
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
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
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.
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
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
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