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      Introducing FAQ Memberships   04/17/2017

      I would like to introduce everyone to the FAQ memberships. A fun way to fund the site and to contribute for those who are interested.    Everyone starts as a Solex Member.  This membership is free and not much visible is changing (I limited the personal message storage to 150).   Kugelfischer membership.  As a reward for your donation of $20.02 per year, you will not see any external advertisements, the site will look cleaner and run a bit faster. You will also get a couple of BMW 2002 FAQ Stickers.   Turbo Membership.  As a reward for your donation of $50.02, you will not see any external advertisements, the site will look cleaner and run a bit faster.  You will also get unlimited Personal Message storage, ability to create Private and Restricted Photo Albums. You will also get a couple of BMW 2002 FAQ Stickers and a Bottle Opener.   Alpina Membership.  As a reward for your donation of $100.02 per year, you will not see any external advertisements, the site will look cleaner and run a bit faster.  You will also get unlimited Personal Message storage, ability to create Private and Restricted Photo Albums, and an ability to upload Movies to the gallery. You will also get a couple of BMW 2002 FAQ Stickers, a Bottle Opener, and discounts on our accessories at the store.   There is also a fancy title that comes with each membership.  

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  1. Just a guess because I know very little about the early cars: BMW was notorious for being frugal and using leftovers where they didn't belong (parts, paint, you name it...). To further complicate things, I have a (Germany) euro spec '76 that was sold NEW at the dealer in 1977 which was retrofitted at the dealer with an e21 fuel injection system. It was sold new, with a standard warranty, etc. They did all kinds of things back then. If you are certain that your car was not modified from what it was when it rolled off the line, I'd venture a guess and say that the side bracket was probably for whatever the ti/tii equivalent was back then so they could fit a bigger intake/air filter. Or perhaps from your photos very early cars had clutch slave cyl reservoirs as well as brake and your car was late enough they had done away with it by then? There are a few people here that should be able to give you a reply better than my guess --but are you 100% certain that your car had not been tampered with/modified before you started restoring it? I'm jealous seeing so many others in the rebuild phase. I'm still in the take apart/destruction phase of my '70...
  2. Good luck! If the tops are chewed up don't forget about valves!
  3. Normally you bring your block and pistons to a machine shop so they can re-bore/hone the cylinders exactly to the size piston(s) you have. Its been a long time but iirc I think you can go up to 92mm on the M10 blocks. Why not just go slightly bigger since the machine shop is fairly inexpensive?
  4. Recently I've started a new side job: Making sure the world knows about ken@vintagebmwracing.com because of THIS. Other than letting the world know about ken@vintagebmwracing.com, I still work in the finance arena. Not much has changed other than my side job to try and let the world know about Ken.
  5. Irony in all of this is that the individual who was spreading rumors about me dropped dead of a heart attack this past weekend (seriously). Karma is a b*tch. He's dead as a doorknob and to my knowledge I'm not under investigation by anyone, for anything. Guy spreading the rumors stole north of $55k from me and then tried to run around and discredit me with rumors that I was/am "under investigation" (without specifying by whom and for what). I can only assume that is where Ken came up with that exact phrase... I asked him twice politely to fill me in on the details of his statements and all he did was reply saying he chose to refrain from telling me "with a smile". I am in no way saying not to do business with Ken or vintagebmwracing.com however that's a 2002 vendor, in the 2002 community. Didn't think people/businesses like that were on this site.
  6. test post from Safari Version 9.1.1 (11601.6.17) on OS X version 10.11.5 (15F34) EDIT: No errors but took three attempts to make this post. First two times when I hit submit it logged me out.
  7. Test from W10x64 running Safari version (whatever is in attached photo). EDIT: No Errors
  8. test EDIT: no error from W10x64 Opera V. 37.0.2178.54
  9. Test reply from FF version 47.0 from W10x64 EDIT: No error.
  10. When I posted it was from Chrome Version 51.0.2704.79 m which had updated to version .84 however I had not yet re-launched the chrome Browser to apply the update. I received the error message attached below. This post will be from an updated/re-launched Chrome version .84. EDIT: I received no error with the second post.
  11. Getting this message upon posting. Assuming it is site-wide as I see many duplicate posts. No idea if its relevant at all but found this link https://webflake.sx/topic/19796-error-code-ex4096-help-me/. Its back from April but seems others are or have had similar issues. Possibly software/firmware security patch or update recently? I received the error message on a W10x64 PC using Chrome Version: 51.0.2704.79 m however when I went to check what version of Chrome I was running it updated to Version 51.0.2704.84 m Something went wrong. Please try again. Error code: EX4096 Seems after I updated Chrome I cannot duplicate the error message I (and looks like others) were getting. What was happening was that you hit submit on a new post and you would be presented with that error message/page. If you then hit the back button on your browser you'd go back to your post (and not lose the content) and then copy the text so you don't lose it --and try to re-submit (hence all of the duplicate posts).
  12. Getting this message upon posting. Assuming it is site-wide as I see many duplicate posts. No idea if its relevant at all but found this link https://webflake.sx/topic/19796-error-code-ex4096-help-me/. Its back from April but seems others are or have had similar issues. Possibly software/firmware security patch or update recently? I received the error message on a W10x64 PC using Chrome Version: 51.0.2704.79 m however when I went to check what version of Chrome I was running it updated to Version 51.0.2704.84 m Something went wrong. Please try again. Error code: EX4096
  13. seeing what happens, test from W10x64 with Chrome Version 51.0.2704.84 m
  14. Car has a late model nose and I'd like to put an early nose back on it. I don't think you can get late noses anymore and this one is in pretty decent shape. Should I worry about trying to preserve it so I can sell/trade it once its off or focus on the car and if the nose gets hacked/destroyed in the process so be it? I'm having trouble with the seam that goes down the front inner fender. Looks like the PO (or some hack body shop) used an el-cheapo FCAW like a glue gun and went to town on the seams. Its been slow and tedious work to grind those welds without ruining either the nose or the inner fenders/frame rails.
  15. Are you drinking tonight Ken? You are 100% correct, we have not communicated in quite some time. I felt that your "under investigation" email warranted a response so I responded. I'm sorry we were too far apart on price, I had asked you several times for an offer. I also stated from the onset that I would be happy to have a 3rd party evaluate the condition of the parts. The email you sent tonight had a very threatening overtone. I PROMISE you that no matter how childish you are, I can always act younger. Reality is I'm just a guy on a BMW forum. A nobody who has been very absent over the past many years. You on the other hand are hurting yourself by acting like a child and getting involved like this. We had no transactions or money exchanged and in my opinion we were simply very far apart on price. I don't know why you need to turn it into this situation however perhaps it will benefit the community. I would have been much happier having said wonderful things about you while adding "we were too far apart on price"... Your threatening and accusatory emails closed the door to that option. For the record, I'll state it again because you are being a misleading prick in your prior post --I never asked you for money, I asked you to make me an offer. I also said I'd pay to have the parts evaluated. Nowhere in the aforementioned does your money come into play. Don't be a dick... we can both email/message Steve. If we are both in agreement this post can probably be zeroed off the face of the earth... but if you are going to be an ahole about life then I'm just as happy being embarrassed with this out on the internet; knowing that at least you are paying the price as well. (happy for you or your business to sue me. I'd really enjoy that)