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  1. I'm not biased at all but I agree with you 100%.
  2. 1980 cruising home from high school in my friends Vega GT. He had to race that guy in the pickup truck.... and spun out in the ditch on the only curve in the road. Trashed the car, Blondie still playing on the radio. We walked home. For Texas, back in the day he was a free spirit from California with a bugeye sprite project. He replaced the Vega with a 68' 1600. I later bought that car from him for $300. The rest is history!
  3. I have the C shaped bracket at the carb rotated 90 degrees on my 38/38. Using a stock rod where the end of the rod points vertically up thru the hole in the bracket. Stock linkage below to the pedal also and everything clears the stock hose.
  4. That's what I'm talking about Slavs! It's about having fun. For me a hike up at night with a headlamp and one run down is as good as any day skiing down fast groomed runs. Alone in the trees, fresh powder skiing, wringing out the 02 on a winding mountain road. Doesn't matter what the "specs" are. No matter what your skill level is or how much fancy equipment you can afford, it's about getting out there and having fun!
  5. Long skis and 02's are nice memories, but there is a lot of fun to be had with modern skis and good equipment to get you there! Just sorry to see the season end so soon...
  6. Congratulations! And looking mighty fine in those bottlecaps! Mine is 2200 numbers away sporting the same shoes....
  7. 455k on mine w/ 207k on current engine. That's 368k since my ownership started in 1990. Still a daily ... 8 months a year.
  8. For the love of a car to go to these lengths to make it roadworthy again. I think I would do the same. I’m glad you’re ok after the accident and I’m enjoying the story of the rebuild!
  9. From a structural engineering viewpoint, the angle method should give you a more accurate measure of tension in the bolt. We never recommend torque wrenches because they must be calibrated and the bolts must have some lubrication to avoid binding and false readings. This is a big variable. The trick to the angle method is determining a "snug tight" condition from which to start measuring the angle. The BMW procedure uses a torque wrench to get this point and again the wrench should be calibrated. Start too soon and you don't achieve adequate tension. I'm not sure how that relates to a compressible gasket so maybe someone has a mechanical engineering viewpoint?
  10. Glad you are OK Lucian. Go slowly with the claim process. Insurance likes to go fast in this case before you have time to think about it. Above all get good medical advice and don't settle too fast. Whiplash and other injuries sometimes take time to present themselves. Then the same goes for the car. Get multiple estimates. Use your shop - not theirs. Leave room for unseen damage. Their insurance should pay for all but once you sign they are off the hook..... And hit and run charge for the culprit? He deserves more than just a increase in the insurance rate.
  11. Yes, that's what i thought. I did not see anything regarding Rein so thought I would ask. I did find a FEBI bearing and some say it's good - others bad? I did find a better deal on a dealer part - $283!
  12. Just checking on this part and see Rein and URO available around $15. BMW dealer part for $300.00. Any experience with these brands? TIA
  13. It is cleaning up nicely! Water and electrical don't mix so start with basic troubleshooting, battery, starter connections, etc. Search can be challenging to get exactly what you want but it's usually there. Everyone's no start issue is different it seems. Every time I go looking for what I want I get a lesson on what I didn't know. There are thousands of years of collective wisdom in there from people who have worked on these cars. Like a gift from the gods!
  14. Thanks for sharing that! i remember when sheepskins were cool.....
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