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I am putting a tii engine w/ side drafts in my 76. As I was taking stuff off I realized that my heater is fed by the intake manifold. How do i make it so I have a working heater? Where do I connect the hose? Sorry I'm new at this, thanks for the help.

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Look on Zenon's site. He has a picture of it. You can buy the bypass pipe from BMW and many others. It is found on 318's and 320's, as well as tii's I think?

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Hey, JHC. I wouldn't do that if I were you. Your car won't be able to pass California smog with dual carbs. It's hard enough to pass a bone stock '76. My '76 was a pain in the ass to get to pass smog. Just my .02 cents.

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Not worried about smog, the car is registered in oregon. I am only here (SF) temporarily. Is there a link for zenon's site?

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Hey, JHG. I think you might have to use the coolant pipe from an '84-'85 318i. This pipe runs under the intake manifold and connects the heater hose with the water pump. I beleive this is what most people use for this conversion. Visit some local boneyards, I bought one a while back and it only cost a few dollars. Good Luck!

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Not worried about smog, the car is registered in oregon. I am only here (SF) temporarily. Is there a link for zenon's site?

www dot zeebuck dot com

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I am putting a tii engine w/ side drafts in my 76. As I was taking stuff off I realized that my heater is fed by the intake manifold. How do i make it so I have a working heater? Where do I connect the hose? Sorry I'm new at this, thanks for the help.

This dose not make sense to me. Your killing a fuel injected tii motor to make it have dual carbs??? Why? Or did I read something wrong.

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I bought the tii long block minus fuel injection. It was not an option. I just felt that carbs would be easier to set up since I was starting from scratch. I really didn't feel like tracking down the fuel injection system. I figure it's a 76 I saved from the california crusher for failing smog and if a second hand tii makes it a little more fun to drive why not. And it's pretty inexpensive all in all. I'm thinking of getting a reground cam for it later since they look to be pretty reasonably priced compared to billet cams.

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That makes more sence. It sounded like you had a complete tii motor that you were pulling the FI stuff off and putting on carbs.

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