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Unfortunately - not much. I was trying to make a big push to get the 72 Mini running. Re-built and tuned the HS2 carbs - but I don't think my goal of license plates by the end of the year is going to happen.

The 2002 has been running great since I swapped to the 130 amp alternator. Had a minor issue with the fan belt. Had the alternator adjusted to the end of the adjustment bracket, and the belt was barely tight. It would squeak when hot. So - went to 1 size smaller, and that solved everything.

Changed out all of the fuel injectors on my Porsche. I swear those fuel rails have not been out since 1984. What a pain. Anyway - it's done. Car is running better.

So - all of the above took about a month to do, as I only get an hour here or an hour there......it's frustrating sometimes to see all the parts lying around, but nothing getting done. Oh well.

Later,

Ken

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Changed out all of the fuel injectors on my Porsche. I swear those fuel rails have not been out since 1984. What a pain. Anyway - it's done. Car is running better.

Later,

Ken

Thanks for the update Ken - glad you are keeping busy with all your projects. Did you put a different set of injectors in? Were they new (easily found)?

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There's actually a pretty cool story around the fuel injectors.

New Bosch fuel injectors are available from Porsche - for about $240 an injector. No thank you.

I bought 6 used ones from another Porsche guy for $40. I sent them off to Witch Hunter Performance in Washington.

www.witchhunter.com

Amazing. They get them, check them all for resistance. Flow test them all and chart them. Then - they put them through a multi-step cleaning process. Replace everything that is replaceable. Re-run all of the flow testing. Chart it all and send them back to you. For $19/injector. They were able to repair 5 of mine (one had a broken pintle, and was junk). Cost me $100. Bought a remanufactured one for $55 to replace the broken one. Then - pulled the ones in the car and sold those 6 for $50. So - for about $140, I have all "new" injectors in the car.

I tried to get the guy that bought my old ones to send them to Witch Hunter for cleaning, just so I could see the chart and see how bad they were plugged (and which one was plugged). No dice. Oh well.

PS - I like the adjustable height cart you have.

Ken

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There's actually a pretty cool story around the fuel injectors.

New Bosch fuel injectors are available from Porsche - for about $240 an injector. No thank you.

I bought 6 used ones from another Porsche guy for $40. I sent them off to Witch Hunter Performance in Washington.

www.witchhunter.com

Amazing. They get them, check them all for resistance. Flow test them all and chart them. Then - they put them through a multi-step cleaning process. Replace everything that is replaceable. Re-run all of the flow testing. Chart it all and send them back to you. For $19/injector. They were able to repair 5 of mine (one had a broken pintle, and was junk). Cost me $100. Bought a remanufactured one for $55 to replace the broken one. Then - pulled the ones in the car and sold those 6 for $50. So - for about $140, I have all "new" injectors in the car.

I tried to get the guy that bought my old ones to send them to Witch Hunter for cleaning, just so I could see the chart and see how bad they were plugged (and which one was plugged). No dice. Oh well.

PS - I like the adjustable height cart you have.

Ken

Neat story! Be glad you have electro-mechanical ones and not these $$$

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I traded some e-mails with Scott - the photographer:

"Ken,

Thanks for the kind words. I was able to go on this tour as I have a good friend whose father worked at bmw for many years, and he set it up for us.

Glad you enjoy the pics. I'm a huge BMW fan and I had such a blast there, and I am very grateful for the opportunity."

He also sent me the color photos of the 507! Beautiful.

Finally - I sent him a link to this post. Maybe we'll get a new FAQ'er.

Ken

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