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So, got a first look inside the cylinder head on my 69......

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What a thing of beauty. It's all bright aluminum with no sludge whatsoever. the head is a e12 87 casting. Got the cylinders full of MM oil. I used tkents trick to priming the oil passages - but they were already full?? Kind of weird but whatever. The plugs are bosch platinums - those were made less than 6 years ago, right? According to the tags the car hasn't run since 2000 - according to the owner its been a little over a year. what do the plugs say? I still need to get all the gas out of the tank. I'll be disecting the carb tonight and putting in a new starter tomorrow. If it starts - on to the brakes and clutch. wish me luck.

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What a thing of beauty. It's all bright aluminum with no sludge whatsoever. the head is a e12 87 casting. Got the cylinders full of MM oil. I used tkents trick to priming the oil passages - but they were already full?? Kind of weird but whatever. The plugs are bosch platinums - those were made less than 6 years ago, right? According to the tags the car hasn't run since 2000 - according to the owner its been a little over a year. what do the plugs say? I still need to get all the gas out of the tank. I'll be disecting the carb tonight and putting in a new starter tomorrow. If it starts - on to the brakes and clutch. wish me luck.

Bosch Platimuns have been made since 1987 if not earlier.

Cheers,

Ray

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wow - thanks ray. Shows what I know - they are nearly as old as I am! Harv, the vin on the block says its from a 74. the head though is newer and apparently rebuilt or just hardly used. It's cleaner inside than my new head! This car is made up from all kinds of 1600s, 2002s, and 320is. It's kind of a frankenstein. I just now got all the old gas out - now to figure out what to do with it.

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I can't remember what the vin # was on my block but I think I remember it being a 72 block. I'll check it sometime when I get home. It's an early type block with the bolt on oil dip stick. As I said it had flat tops and a 121ti head with 44 intakes that I replaced with 46's and newer guides and teflon seals.

John

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thats a good question: what do people do with the gas? just poor it out and let it evaporate? If I was in oregon id just slop it on some dirt and burn it- but what about in the city-??

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I really don't know what to do with it. I have 2 5 gallon containers full. the guys at the auto parts place claim it never goes bad - so I asked if they wanted it. They said no. I work at an apartment complex - maybe the landscaping guys want it?

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landscapers might take it yeah, if its not too bad they could mix it use it- depends how finicky they are about their equipment. give it to someone with an old chainsaw that doesnt care about a few extra particles in the gas-

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If not, i'll probably just drive out to the country and burn it on a closed road or something. i live on the outskirts of houstons suburbs - so it shoudn't be too bad. How much damage can it do to a large pile of dirt? Theres a factory nearby that produces stabilized dirt. Always leave piles on our property.

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thats a good question: what do people do with the gas? just poor it out and let it evaporate? If I was in oregon id just slop it on some dirt and burn it- but what about in the city-??

i mix it with good gas then use it in the lawnmowers, etc...

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I really don't know what to do with it. I have 2 5 gallon containers full. the guys at the auto parts place claim it never goes bad - so I asked if they wanted it. They said no. I work at an apartment complex - maybe the landscaping guys want it?

If theres a city dump they'll probably take it. Where I live the dump has a recycling center and a place to drop off old chemical stuff like paint, gas, oily sludge from car projects, etc. all for free!

Benzo,

'71 verona

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