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  1. Don't despair. Calm down and take a break. Start with finding an optimum adjustment for the front rail which is a part of the triangular window frame. The window frame is fastened to to the door in many locations and you got to loosen all the bolts and nuts. Compare to the other door and the spacing between the frame and the weatherstrip. This front window frame is one of your variables. The other main variable is the frame at the rear of the window. In addition to the two 10mm bolts which fasten the rail to the door at the bottom of the door, there is also a bolt mid way up and at the top. The one at the top is your final adjustment. Loosen it along with the one mid way up and pivot the rail forward. Tighten the bolt while holding the rail forward. If window is too tight, loosen the bolt and make small adjustments. As somebody mentioned, the window stops actually play an important part. I've adjusted many windows for 02s. They did it all by hand at the factory. Those guys must have really gotten a hang of it. Slavs
  2. Niki Lauda's 175HP Alpina 1600. Who dare suggest 1600s are meek ?
  3. Anytime, Danco. I'm in Burbank. I'll send you my contact info.
  4. This color combination Brown / Black interior is slightly different from the later Brown / Black color combination in that the Brown is darker. The carpets were brown, but certainly not a loud or bright brown. They were tightly woven and thin. There are the carpet experts here who can weigh in. This interior was usually installed on Florida, Manilla and Chamonix cars since it complimented those exterior colors well. I have a couple sets of these interior panels in excellent condition laying around (Part of my old junk yard stash where I picked them up for $5 each). I took one of them off a solid and rust free 1968 Manilla 1600. It had a perfect non-dented nose section and grills. This was during the mid-90s at Pick- A - Part. They even offered me the complete car for $500 with a salvage title. I'm certain that car got crushed along with hundreds of other 02s I've seen in those places. And now we're paying over $24K for these things ? I thought about installing those panels on my Bristol or Granada which have worn out black panels. But, I don't think the colors will work well together. I don't know. Perhaps somebody can weigh in on the interior/ exterior color combinations used by BMW ? Yes, I'm pissed I can no longer run down to the local Pick- A -Part and rummage through 02s and Neu Klasse cars. Parts cost next to nothing. It was a goldmine. It was a time you can do it all on a budget, if you were willing to put a little elbow grease into it. The interiors and trim were easiest to remove. It was fun. Many collectors were after "Muscle"cars at the time, and they frowned down on the Bimmers. The Porsches and Alfas were already getting pricey, and most of those people could have cared less for old BMWs. The "Collectors" and snobs weren't interested. That's why they littered the Pick- A -Part junk yards, but, no more. Now they are presented with their "Patina" and "Swan Neck" mirrors. It must those 356 snobs who have hijacked us. Only they know about all those very particular details that sets apart the Pre-A 356 from the rest of the crowd. Yes, classic BMW's are a bargain for people willing to fork out $200K + for a 1966-67 short wheelbase 2.0L 911. One guy purchased an unrestored TISA for $75K and was bragging to his Porsche buddies of what a bargain it was. All those poor Neu Klasse 1800Ti and 2000Ti cars I saw at the bone yards ! They have been crushed and molten into Toyotas. This is no longer fun and cheap like it was back in the day. Slavs
  5. Yep ! us 1600 pilots were the underdogs in the 02 world. And, as I suspected, some of the transitioning occurred during the 67 model year production. But, getting back to the main point; this car does not leave a $24K impression with me. It's all gotten out of control and heading towards the Porsche territory. The student, average "Joe" working class or even the "Middle Class" will no longer be able to own these things. It's not the way I remember these cars where as an 18 year old student I purchased my first 1600 back in 1982 for $500 and drove it home, using it as basic transportation for the next ten years. It had the same interior, only cleaner with no cracks on the seats or dash. Lost in Time, Slavs
  6. My opinions are certainly not representative of the mainstream here. But, I've seen a good number of these early BMW 1600s over the last four decades. And, this one is an unadulterated representative of some of the cars I've seen up for sale during the 80s and 90s. They were never very common, but they were cheaper than their 2 liter counterparts. A car like this went for $1,000 - $2,000, but usually closer to $1,000 than $2,000. Many people asked $1,600 just for kicks. Real BMW "Men" drove 2002s while the 1600 was shunned as a "Chick's" car or a car you passed on to the college student for basic transportation. And, in most cases nobody had anything positive to say; "Oh you have no head rests, those are not safe seats...Are you going to convert to 12V...Are you going to drop in a 2L...Are you going to convert to hydraulic clutch etc." I'm glad these very early cars and their clean lines are finally appreciated. Most ended up at the wrecking yards or being converted to 2002 specs. But, for me this is still a $1,600 car as that is the period when I was imprinted. I paid $900 for a similar car in 1990. Perhaps I'm just an anachronism and this is a very different world, now. But, from your description and based on gut instinct, this car was found sitting somewhere and bought cheap before it was refreshed, but not restored, and presented with its "Patina" . All the oil, soot and grime which was removed from under the car protected it from the elements. Now, it's naked. I'm not sold on the price or the presentation, but obviously some people are. As far as these cars are concerned the market has moved on from the world I'm more familiar with back in the day. A few things I've noticed: 1. One of the trailing arms has been replaced with a later version which has the tab for the rear sway bar. 67 and 68 1600s were not equipped with a rear sway bar nor did they have provisions to mount one. But, they did have the fixtures to mount a front sway bar. 2. Most 67 1600s I've seen came equipped with the license plate lights mounted in the rear bumper. But, this car seems to have been retrofitted with a newer rear bumper and license plate lights mounted on the rear panel. Maybe the license plate lights transitioned from bumper to rear panel during 67, but I don't think so. 3. The carpet is not original or anything resembling original. 4. The valve cover is a later style. 67s were equipped with the older style valve cover. 5. That looks like a later replacement Pierburg fuel pump for a 2002. The 1600s had a specific fuel pump. Equipping a 1600 with a 2002 fuel pump overloads the carb. 6. Why did someone install an additional later style one way brake vacuum check valve on the booster line when there is already an older style valve located on the manifold ? This car does not pass my $24K scrutiny. Slavs
  7. This is a very informative and comprehensive article. Thanks for the research and thorough explanation. Slavs
  8. My condolences to your friend, he certainly had good taste. I suggest you sell those cars complete and not part them out. While not the fastest, they are both examples of the most elegant BMWs produced during the era. The 2000CS appears complete and restorable. A lot of the sheet metal from the later coupes and repair sections are available aftermarket. The 2000CS is no slouch, but its styling and elegance is unmatched by anything BMW produced since. If I was closer to you I would certainly be interested.
  9. This is a very interesting topic. There is a lot to be said about the German industry and manufacturing process. If a lower pH is associated with the anodic dipping process, this translates to an acidic process. While the higher pH numbers associated with the catonic process suggest a more alkali process. I imagine moving too extreme in each direction, especially in the direction of acidic would not be too healthy for the metal. The fact that BMW made this effort in the first place is impressive. But, it falls in line with the German industry's attention to treating metal or steel such as surface hardening, where they excelled. In regards to classic BMW's being prone to rust, they actually rusted less compared to the Japanese Datsuns. They rusted faster than anything. Well the later Alfas are prone to really rust as well. The even coat of primer probably resulted in a very clean and even final finish. Thanks for the info, Robert. SLavs
  10. If you're going to repaint the car, remove all glass, gaskets, moldings (drill out the rivets for the quarter glass moldings including the pillar molding). Otherwise grab some touch -up automotive paint that's a close match and respray the affected area. You can't get decent results, even with good paint if you leave all the glass and moldings on the car. If you're going to paint it, do it the right way and sand the old paint off. This is a very tedious and labor intensive process. As far as the quality of most new paints, including expensive paints, it's inferior to the quality of older high end paints. Furtherhrmore there are fewer painters who know how to work with high quality single stage paints. Two stage is a shortcut to achieve a mirror like gloss. But two stage paints lack dept and have what I would call an artificial glow. And, when two stage starts going south and the clear delaminates, it really starts looking ugly.
  11. Those appear to be the 1600ti manifolds. They match the 118 head of the 1600, 1600ti and 1802. They also match the 116 head of the 1800 and 1800ti NK cars. Although in this case the brass linkage shaft for the NK 1800ti linkage has not been installed. They can be port matched to the 2000cc heads or used as is. I haven't checked the part number on them.
  12. Take a pic of the port side which mounts to the head. This is the side with no studs. This will help us determine if the manifolds are for a 1600-1800 or a 2000cc.
  13. Was that Steve's car ? Great choice of livery, Steve. You're a comrade after all. How did I miss that ?
  14. First of all I didn't paint everybody here as a Right Winger. But, there are enough here to make me sick. As for History, I believe I can do circles around most of you. You don't know anything about my background. It was the glorious Red Army which marched to Berlin and raised the victory banner over the Reichstag. In the process it blew up the Swastika over the Brandenburg Gate. But, that swastika has been symbolically resurrected today by NATO and its support of Neo-Nazi militia's in places like the Ukraine. There are enough of these Right Wing bastards here to warrant my critique. It sounds like you're the one who needs to take the chill pill, not me.
  15. I stand by my earlier comments to you. I commend Germany's Baader Meinhof - RAF and Greece's November 17th for hunting down NATO's Fascist Pigs !
  16. My Comrades and I enjoy our Nazi trophies. The next time we raise our victory banner over the Reichstag or the White House, we'll collect more.
  17. Thanks for the advice, Toby. A lot of folks here are great people. I think you're one of them. But, there's also just enough of them that leave a really bitter taste in my mouth. I've been around a long time, and I have a lot of experience with the BMW community to know what I'm talking about. I believe I've been here on the FAQ for at least 15 years, and I've owned BMW's since 1982, when I learned to drive and bought my first 1600. I'm tired of some of the ignorant, racist and socially irresponsible comments I hear from members within this community dominated by the Anglo-Teuton brotherhood. I've been subjected to this crap for years. And, it's the last thing I can tolerate, especially now.
  18. I don't know what is CBD ? I took my drugs during the 80s. I don't think we had that around. We just lived on a diet of Quaaludes, Coke, Meth and Crack. That's probably for beginners these days. But, the BMW closet case Nazis are very real. They do their best in trying to keep their Fascism in check just underneath the skin. But, it always comes to the surface one way or another. It's actually a dialectical process where their contradictions manifest themselves in various comments and actions. The current bloated Capitalist Pig in power has emboldened them to come out of the closet while others remain a bit more diplomatic. "White" folks from this country predominate this BMW culture. Now, I'm "White" , but I can see through some of these bastards who dream of putting on their white sheets.
  19. I'll keep the Nazi cars as trophies.
  20. Same crap.Go ahead and talk about your car, but not with me.
  21. Your military forces have kissed up to Neo Nazi militias ever since the end of the Cold War. And, in this respect, as a member of a military force which supports these barbaric organizations and the Imperial Will of the USA, YOU CAN GO AND FUCK YOURSELF !
  22. You know exactly what I'm talking about.
  23. I’m in the process of removing my content from this FAQ. I do not wish to contribute to and / or share technical information with any person and / or group even remotely affiliated with any Right Wing and Nazi organization, including the Republican Party. The vast majority of the FAQ and BMW car club constituents fall into this category. Right Wing ideology has always been closely affiliated with BMW and enthusiasts of the marque, from its inception to this very day. BMW’s patriarchal Quandt family supported and funded Adolf Hitler from the very early years of the Nazi movement. Quandt owned factories, including those of BMW, contributed to the Nazi war effort and employed slave labor from nearby concentration camps. These laborers were subjected to cruel punishment and only lived an average of six months under these conditions. BMW and other German industrial facilities conveniently located their facilities in the proximity of these camps. On the factory grounds of at least one BMW plant gallows were constructed to hang workers for infractions. Following the war the Nuremberg trials only addressed the crimes of a handful of leading Nazis before being quickly adjourned. As the Cold War heated up the United States was more interested in appeasing the Nazis and winning the hearts and minds of Germans than it was in any of the crimes they committed. To add insult to injury the second phase of the Nuremberg Proceedings which addressed the complicity of leading German Industrialists, such as the Quandt family, exonerated almost all of them because they were deemed indispensable to the West’s effort to curb Communism. The military guard during the second phase of the proceedings wore American service uniforms, but were recruited from the ranks of recently disbanded Waffen SS units, specifically the Latvian and Lithuanian foreign legions of the Waffen SS who committed unspeakable crimes against the Jews, Communists and others. These murderers and criminals were rewarded rather than being handed over to the Red Army where they would have met justice. Some of you Republican adherents who have espoused your Right Wing and social Darwinian views in the face of the current crisis we are facing have demonstrated your indifference and lack of empathy for the vast majority of people in this country and the world. You can go and pay homage to Wall Street and the BMW marque, indifferent to the plight of people around you and the death toll to the virus. But, I refuse to be associated with you. - Slavs
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