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Makes me happy.....

Pulling the garage door down, felt like 300 degrees today here in Northern Cal, sun beating in the garage...snapped this one.  These little m10 motors really are pretty amazing whether it be a stock o2, tii, turbo....or this - the ultimate iteration of that motor....(well maybe the ultimate would be the same/similar motor with a turbo (Schnitzer 1.4 turbo)....

markmac

markmac

Pins

Not really a 'pin' person, over the past few months collected these two, which I think are really cool.  Kugelfischer Einspritzpumpen and ALPINA 30 Jahre (year) pins.

markmac

markmac

 

New Kidney/Center Grill

These are (and have been a while) on back order here in the US.  I snagged this from a German vendor, with shipping it was a bit more than the lowest price I have seen out there (but not a whole lot), Turner Motorsport has then listed at $250 but again back ordered.  I had thought about sending my old one that has dings/dents to Speedway Metal Finishing (I hear good things about them), but regardless of how good they get the metal, you still need to have the part anodized, really hard to make it look like new.  Will look great with the new plastic grilles I have as well.....

markmac

markmac

 

AlpinA Gr. 2 Cooling & Oil System Mock-Up

Doing some 'mock-up' work on my radiator/cooling system and dry sump oil system.  There is a method to the madness you see on the various car shows as far as basically building the car then tearing it apart, then painting and putting back together.  It definitely saves on drilling and cutting through fresh paint which is never a good thing....paint is over a year old now so maybe not so fresh. I feel like i have the radiator and expansion tank just about right, maybe need to raise the expansion tank just a hair.  Biggest problem at the moment is that somewhere I need to mount a 1 liter catch can/bottle - with the oil cooler and hose running through the front of the nose, nowhere to mount it there....maybe in the wheel well (will need to confer with my expert fabricator friend on that one). Dry sump plumbing/hose is working out well I think, I used one of the old oil coolers as a mock up.  According to Setrab, it needs to be a little bigger (the cardboard behind represents the dimension it would want to be).  The one hose I have in now is the inlet (pressure in), the scavenge/outlet is slightly smaller and would connect into the oil cooler on its way back to the tank in the trunk.  The oil cooler gets into the plane of the radiator some but now way to avoid (either side is the same way), + the bulkhead support/hood support blocks some of the cooler so I am thinking about whether I could remove some of the material (hole or holes) to allow air to connect with the cooler (another reason I am looking into a fiberglass or CF hood.

markmac

markmac