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This is when a simple fresh coat of paint turns into an over the top restoration. 

 

I’ll still drive it!

 

 

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Can't you get some new yellow tape for that voltage regulator?

 

:D

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I would eat my dinner off that. Well done, it is beautiful. 

 

Now drive it. 

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5 hours ago, joebarthlow said:

too nice to drive? no such thing.

That's one pretty car!

 

Too nice to drive?  Years ago, when I was looking into the AH3000 that I currently own, I saw an article in an issue of AH Magazine of a car that was about to be restored.  The owner was quoted as saying that this car was not meant to be a garage queen and he fully intended to drive it as often as he could.  Being in the SF Bay Area means it could be driven several months in a year.

 

I contacted him to get some tips on restoration, about ten years after he completed his.  He had driven the car a total of four hundred miles.

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I had an art teacher in HS that used to drive the rattiest, shitty truck ever. His rationale was that he never had to worry about parking lot dings, and other drivers looked at it and feared it. 

 

When it finally gave up the ghost, he bought a brand new truck and proceeded to work his way around every panel and put a ding in it with a 2x4, so he again never had to worry if it picked up a door ding, scratch, or flaw. 

 

strange man... But I somehow respect it. 

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some people like to look at pretty things, others like to use pretty things :)

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Looks great!     I have and have had several classic cars that I only drive when the forecast says no rain.  I don't drive them in the winter.  That way, keeping them clean is surprisingly easy.   

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1 hour ago, 2002Scoob said:

some people like to look at pretty things, others like to use pretty things :)

(Almost spit my coffee on that one.)

 

The car looks beautiful.

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It's got a far better finish than BMW applied in 1974!  :)

 

Looking great.

 

Regards,

 

Steve

 

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A work of art... or Art, if that is your name 🤪

 

Do you by chance have a pix of that coil label to post. I am curious of the specs on the label and origin info

 

I have the proper coil for my ‘75 with resistor wire and it has green label from Bosch Brazil

 

Just curious

 

Randy

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Nice.

How fast will it go?

 

Mac

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