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What did you do to your NK this week?

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Thanks JH, I remember your car from the SoCal Vintage last fall. Looks like some nice weather up north!

 

It's a 69 2000 with a June 69 build date. We are located in Ventura County.

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On 6/3/2018 at 6:56 PM, PDWebb said:

Thanks JH, I remember your car from the SoCal Vintage last fall. Looks like some nice weather up north!

 

It's a 69 2000 with a June 69 build date. We are located in Ventura County.

Cool car, does the red paint on the steering gear mean it's a close ratio steering gear (or whatever the correct term is)?

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1 hour ago, 02tom said:
On 6/3/2018 at 6:56 PM, PDWebb said:

 

Cool car, does the red paint on the steering gear mean it's a close ratio steering gear (or whatever the correct term is)?

 

Red steering box is one indicator of the quick ratio steering box. Gotta confirm the numbers on the top of the box’s ID plate. The QR box should have a 177 suffix. 

 

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...very valuable these days.

 

Ed

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Look at that, unexpected! I wiped off the dirt and we do have one of the 177 QR boxes. Any theories as to why this would be on a seemingly normal 69 2000 Auto? I had noticed the red paint some time ago, just never investigated further.

 

Here is a picture of our box.

 

Thanks for catching that!

 

Patrick

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45 minutes ago, PDWebb said:

I wiped off the dirt and we do have one of the 177 QR boxes.

 

SWEET !  No idea why someone would have put one on a grocery getter... :)

 

Regardless, they are highly sought after and I might suggest replacing it with a standard box and selling it for the $1000s that the QR boxes fetch these days.  

 

I also have the good fortune of finding one on my 2000CS; I've chosen to keep mine.

 

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This weekend we converted the 69 NK back to a mechanical fuel pump and in doing so fitted a new water divider.

 

Patrick

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I'll say it again: I love this thread. Last Thursday night, I pulled the backseat and restuffed the bottom portion. It looks pretty much the same but my nine and ten-year-old daughters report a significant improvement. I cut a piece of one inch foam to fit and then put it between the vinyl and what's left of the horse hair pad. Having done it a couple of times previously, I managed to wrap it up in about 45 minutes - without any holes in my fingers from those dragons teeth that hold the fabric in place. Victory. 

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Besides driving 300 kms in the last 4 days I took advantage of the new door seals I bought - aftermarket but far superior (and cheaper) than the most recent BMW batch- and had them installed. Beautiful fit!

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On 5/24/2018 at 10:36 AM, brbrian73 said:

Thanks for starting this Patrick. I'm looking forward to hearing what people are up to. 

 

As for me, I rounded up the carb setup that I have been longing for. They are freshly rebuilt. The airbox needs a little love but that's part of the fun. 

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Another crazy discovery on our 69 Chamonix NK. I knew our car had a motor swap at some point in its life. Turns out it's Brian's car's motor! VIN on the motor is 1150282. I just messaged you Brian :)

 

Patrick

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I replied to Patrick via message but I thought I'd post here as well. 

 

A huge thanks to Patrick for his sleuthing and to FAQ for providing the database, forum, etc. How else would we learn of these things?

 

When I bought my car last summer, it was brought to my attention via this forum that the motor was not original to the car. That wasn't really an issue for me but I certainly appreciate knowing. And now I know where the original engine is, even if the reason it was pulled will likely remain a mystery. 

 

The next question is: whose engine do I have?  Hmmm....

 

Brian

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