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imageproxy.php?img=&key=c723ef59fd17d18fimageproxy.php?img=&key=c723ef59fd17d18fI just recently brought home my newest project, an early '72 tii in atlantic blue with blue or black interior, and a 'slick roof,' albeit very rusty.  It seems to have lived in the SF Bay Area its whole life, and must have been garaged for most of the time.  It is a very low rust car.  There's one hole smaller than a dime at the passenger footwell where the exhaust pipe runs down from the motor.  There's rust in the outer skin of the fenders, rear door bottom corners, and on the rear of the side sills.  The nose is original with no snorkel.  The motor is in pieces with a cracked E12 head with an '86 date stamp, and a cracked original block.  There's an ANSA exhaust, and I have a short block coming in soon from another member here that will give me a great start to build up.  The kugelfischer, and all intake/injection pieces came with the car, and I have access to a complete head from a 1600 (118 I think?) if that will work. The dash was replaced with a one piece at some point, but it is VIN 2760048 :)imageproxy.php?img=&key=c723ef59fd17d18f imageproxy.php?img=&key=c723ef59fd17d18fimageproxy.php?img=&key=c723ef59fd17d18f

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This is going to be such a great car. Please bring it back to life.

 

I once had an Atlantik Blue 1600. It was my favorite car.

 

 

Also, the 118 head will not work with the tii block. Look for a 121 head. That would have been correct for your car. 

 

 

Also, if you have the means, take the car to a guy with an outside lift. Spent an hour or two pressure washing the undercarriage. It makes all the difference when inspecting and working on suspension. I do this to all my projects, before I jump into them.

 

Good luck.

I'll be watching this one. 

 

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4 hours ago, danco_ said:

This is going to be such a great car. Please bring it back to life.

 

I once had an Atlantik Blue 1600. It was my favorite car.

 

 

Also, the 118 head will not work with the tii block. Look for a 121 head. That would have been correct for your car. 

 

 

Also, if you have the means, take the car to a guy with an outside lift. Spent an hour or two pressure washing the undercarriage. It makes all the difference when inspecting and working on suspension. I do this to all my projects, before I jump into them.

 

Good luck.

I'll be watching this one. 

 

 

Thanks!  My intention is to bring it back to life, with gusto :D  

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Hey!

 

Good to see you on here-we chatted via FB when you had a question about the dash and steering wheel. One of my favorite colors too! Everyone else seems to be scoring the cool tii projects 'cept moi...:P

 

Danco's right-look for a 121 head (original or later casting-mine was a replacement cast 3/83), as they were replaced with the E12 in mid-'72. Higher compression...

 

Looking fwd to watching its journey back to life! 

 

Wendell

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Here's an interesting find, maybe...the block that came with the car appears to be a factory replacement from some point in the car's history.  Is there any way to tell what year the block was manufactured by any of these stampings?  

 

 

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I ended up buying block #2760643 to build up from, and it's at the machine shop being bored out for some 1mm over bath tub Mahle pistons.  I took my kugelfischer down to Gus Pfister, and checked out some pretty cool stuff.  He daily drives a '72 VW Bug he had parked in the shop. I checked out the cutaway pump that showed how the thing works, and the "Wheeler Dealer" pump.  Gus was really great to talk with, and he printed up a tuning manual for me when I put the car back together.

 

In other news, another member here that used to own this car contacted me, and I ended up getting the original sales sheet for the car from the dealer down in Van Nuys, California.  A '69 1600 was traded in on the deal, and 2760048 seems to have come equipped with ZERO options...

 

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Too cool! Great to have that kind of info relating to the history of your car. Looking at the sale date, your car was sold EXACTLY a year to the day before mine was built-what a trip!

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I picked up a pretty nice '83 320is to pick apart for the tii. It has all the sport package goodies, including the LSD, Recaro seats, and the five speed box. 88f8f8b4942cb9f6b2ed290f5578e174.jpg4240e4d34323c97494a5cd920c7a649e.jpg93ba25edddb607fa8b038dcba8770301.jpg5bfb2942148aaef2e05ba6fe76527718.jpg

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Nice! Local CL find? Probably more cost effective to gather all said parts this way as opposed to sourcing them individually at this point, as Recaro's Getrag 245's and LSD's are gettin' pricey.

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Found it on CL in San Leandro...steal of a deal too.  I think this year has the 240, not the 245, the difference being aluminum vs steel shift rods..I think.   

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The motor build is seeing some progress. New everything in the 121 head...cam, shafts, rockers, valves etc. Oil pump was disassembled and checked. Waiting on a few pieces we were missing to go further, like the double row camshaft sprocket, and pieces to revamp the cam chain tensioner...ordered stuff from Double 02 salvage in Hayward. 850c2a60a2429a0fc783d7b421b5ce76.jpg98121d900d0fc9b92dd81aafa34fe600.jpg80f46e0c1e1460e4f90603de60fb9007.jpg423b947f53626ccb60b6e957797bf7fe.jpg

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