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Kugelfischer rebuild/service tech Cleveland, Ohio is there someone?

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Hello everyone, sorry I know I should do more searching than I did but I'm trying to find someone local to Cleveland, Ohio that might service my '73 tii's Kugelfischer pump out of the car and then in the car. I haven't posted in while and also haven't driven or started the tii in a long while. I like to pull the pump take it to get serviced. I'd really appreciate any help in finding someone local to CLE to hand deliver the KF.

 

I'm kind of mechanically declined, I mean inclined and think I could maybe just replace all of the gaskets, O-rings, seals, bearings, etc., but I would like to have some local backup if Murphy shows up to help me. I still own two 2002's that I've had for 30-years ('73 tii and a '72 too :) ) and I got my first 02 in 1975 that I had up until 1986) My mom was from Unterhaching, Germany just minutes from the center of Munich to the South and I still have family there and a cousin that works for BMW :) but I think he is too young to help me with my Kugelficher project lol.

 

Thanks in advance for any help>

 

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The following are well known pump re-builders in the USA.  Last updated: 2/20/2010

 

Jerry Fairchild Industries
5242 Westside Road
Redding, CA
530 241-1592
Contact: Robert Fairchild

 

H & R Fuel Injection
1648 C Locust Avenue
Bohemia, NY 11716
516 589-1600
Contact: Hans Utke

 

Mashinter Research Center
414 9th Street
Rockford, IL 61108
815 226-3422
Contact: Bill Mashinter

 

Pacific Fuel Injection
153 Utah Avenue, #B
South San Francisco, CA
650 588-8880
Contact:  Gus Pfister

 

Precision Automotive Research
901 Hillside Drive
Bensenville, IL 60106
630 766-4402
Contact: David M. Redszus

 

Ingram Enterprises, Inc.
15613 Peterson Road, Bldg C
Burlington, WA 98233
360.707.5701
www.wesingram.com
Contact: Wes Ingram

 

Jack Fahuna

JF Pro BMW Service

Van Nuys, CA

http://www.probimmer.com/Kugelfischer.php

 

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Truth be told, I'm not a MFI guy but I'm willing to help if I can. From my limited Alfa experience I'd recommend Ingram from the above list. 

 

Do not adjust or change any of the linkages without in depth knowledge of what your doing. 

 

Im in Willoughby. Pm me and maybe I can lend a hand. 

 

John

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Kugelfischer pumps need to be taken to those that have vast experience in them. Local is always convenient, but in your case, I'd trust it to one of the above specialists. I like Gus at Pacific Fuel Injection's work. His pumps come back looking brand new and they're properly done. Worth the wait. 

 

FWIW: I'm located about 30 miles north of Pittsburgh and would be happy to help, if I can.  I have all the correct special tii tuning tools, and I do this work professionally 40 hours a week. Feel free to e mail me with any questions! :)

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I would take Paul up on his offer, as he's the man...but for pump work I sent mine to H&R and Hans did a superb job on mine and is highly regarded. Make sure to send the warmup regulator also, and tell him you want your pump back, and not an exchange for a ready-to-go one

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1 minute ago, achman said:

I would take Paul up on his offer, as he's the man...but for pump work I sent mine to H&R and Hans did a superb job on mine and is highly regarded. Make sure to send the warmup regulator also, and tell him you want your pump back, and not an exchange for a ready-to-go one

Thanks! 

 

Re: H&R - I've recently heard some not-so-great things about his work (from a few independent sources.) These pumps are too important to send to just *anybody*. YMMV...but I know that if Gus at Pacific handles it, it will be perfect. 

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Hmm that's a bummer. Hans was getting along in years. I had mine done 3 years ago I think. Yeah I would say Gus is the pump man now...

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In your research take into consideration what work is performed by the shop.  Wes Ingram replaces all the external hardware with plated parts.  I'm not sure the others do that.  It may be reflected in the quote for work done.  Ingram also completely dismantles the pump and cleans EVERYTHING before calibration. 

 

 

 

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Fairchild did a standard tii pump for me many years ago.  I don't recall now what he did as far as plating etc.,  I know that everything was taken a part, but come on if you aren't taking it completely apart and cleaning, measuring, sealing then really you aren't rebuilding it - are you?  Gus' shop (Pacific Fuel Injection) is 2o minutes from my house so it just makes sense for me.  He has tested my racing injectors (rebuilt one of those), tested and re-sealed my Schnitzer race pump (that is the great thing about Gus, super honest - he could have told me it needed a total re-build for thousands of dollars no doubt and i would have just bitten the bullet and never known any better).  It tested perfect so it didn't need re-building, nonetheless he took the time to pretty up the pump body.  I also brought him my newly fabricated injection lines to be pressure tested.  Glad I did.  One of the fittings was pressed in a little off angle, created a thin spot in the line which sprang a leak.  Funny enough (or not so funny) I was watching him test that line and got a 600psi shot of fuel straight in the eye.  One in a million shot. My bad for being in the non employee part of the shop watching the test.  Honestly I have heard good things about all of these shops.  Best to call or email find out about pricing and how long the line is to get the work done (and at the same time what the cosmetics will look like if that matters to you).  All of these could be determining factors on who you use.

 

http://www.bayarea02.com/features/pfister-interview/interview.html

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I don't think anyone still rebuilding mechanical FI pumps is doing it to get rich, people like Gus and Wes and other I don't know are doing it because they love the machinery, It don't mean you won't have to pay but I think all the shops with a good rep will turn out a good product, I don't see any new guy's interested in spending the time to learn the trade and no one is getting younger, might be a good time to have it done. 

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THANK YOU EVERYONE! I really appreciate all of your replies, experiences, suggestions and insights. I'm kicking myself for being away for so long from this sight and not interacting......just lurking every so often :mellow:.

I like the suggestion on rebuilding the original pump on the car and getting it back and not a remanufactured other pump. The car is mostly all original except for the paint color (now gray) and steering wheel. I will most likely go back to the original (maroon) but I really loved my original '72 02's color of Colorado Orange (my wife also loved it) so I may redo it in that???

 

I'll probably pull the pump and wait for a few more replies (seems to be a good discussion so far) and then send it off to......:) )

 

Just have to put it in line as I got steered off on a couple of Mopar muscle cars and then a few more German non-BMW cars..................and a 156-year old house so I keep busy :wacko:

 

THANKS AGAIN EVERYONE for your quick replies..........I participate on a few motorcycle and muscle car forums and this one is right there on the TOP of the list, can't thank you enough!

 

Mike-2O=00=O2 

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In your research take into consideration what work is performed by the shop.  Wes Ingram replaces all the external hardware with plated parts.  I'm not sure the others do that.  It may be reflected in the quote for work done.  Ingram also completely dismantles the pump and cleans EVERYTHING before calibration. 
 
 
 
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Hans did the exact same with mine, it came back looking brand new. He tested it on his rig after he completely disassembled it and replaced any worn or used up parts. Every screw looked like new. He has pumps already finished and ready to go if you want to do an exchange and get yours sooner (no pump is "matching numbers" ) but I chose to have him rebuild mine so it would stay with my car.


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