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tjones02 last won the day on June 9 2020

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  1. In all my years, life, of living with, road tripping, autocrossing, tracking, working on, building and owning these cars, I have never wanted to take up vital trunk space with a battery, and when I do relocate them, I prefer to put them under the back seat… Lower center of gravity, weight more towards the center of the car, and best of all, still able to pack ALL the things in the trunk, including race tires for a customer’s ’68 911 vintage race car, or the vintage aluminum cooler from my parents. Heck, I even loaded up over seven four speed transmissions in one of my 1600s trunks to take to a friend in the Los Angeles area from the San Francisco Bay Area. I am also of the opinion that there is no need to add to the rear structure of an ‘02 that isn’t raced, and the market is already saturated with rear battery/shock tower braces. Now that said, a well developed kit to install batteries under the back seat would be rather inspired and cool. I would buy one for sure! P.S. These two photos were both taken at Laguna Seca at the Monterey Historics, 47 years apart, same car, same owners. I wasn’t to be born for three months when the first photo was taken.
  2. Sometime in the last few weeks I have found that I can’t get through the cookie acceptance popup to change the settings. I click on the, change cookie settings, link and the allow cookies popup covers the choices. I, REALLY, liked the previous cookie choice popup.
  3. @TobyB Yes, only for long bumper, Model 71. The earlier short bumper ‘02s indeed had no schutz on the lower quarter panels, nor tail panel. And, there were other variations to the schutz in other areas of short bumper’02s as well, but this isn’t the thread to lay out all those changes.
  4. The schutz from the lower quarter panel ended at the seam for tae tail panel on round light cars too. It did not originally extend across the tail panel below the bumper.
  5. My next question is, are you sure the axle angle is the same in both photos? The fluid level could look very different if the axle is at a different level. That said, I wouldn’t worry about it unless it starts leaking.
  6. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B083GPD3NB/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_WCQJ3G8BP6HMREFW5WZ4
  7. I in no way want to put this on you, but did you ask the shop if they have the capability of measuring and dispensing a metric volume like that? Many shops do not have easy access to metric volume measuring and dispensing devices. Did you tell them it is also 6.08 ounces? I have a few syringes for removing and dispensing fluids such as brake fluid and oils, but most do not. I use ones similar to these. A standard metric silicone vacuum hose threads right on the end as well as the supplied clear hose. 200ml Luer Lock Syringe with 40 inch Tube and 18Ga 20Ga Needle (2 Pack 200ml/cc Luer Lock) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B083GPD3NB/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_WCQJ3G8BP6HMREFW5WZ4
  8. I’ve used 19L batteries in the past, and would look hard and long for an AGM in that size rather than get an Optima. I tried an Optima in the past and just didn’t like how I would need to modify the tray and build a custom hold down due to the narrow long shape of them. Unless, there’s a different, more like the footprint of the 19L, shaped Optima available. If I couldn’t find an AGM 19L I would get a Deka. https://smtp.xanderdev.com/index-deka.html
  9. Bill @alfagta, Hopefully you’re coming to the track during Car Werk as well. As I took a job at a Porsche vintage race shop last year, so will be supporting a few cars at the track and won’t likely make it out to LoTA this year. If anyone does make it to the track, come find me with these.
  10. If you look at the bid history, the high final price had very little to do with the value of the car and everything to do with two bidders that went back and forth, again and again because one, the other or both wanted a Mint Grün square light 2002 in mostly original condition. Something triggered both of them. The sale price of this car has very little to do with nearly any other ‘02 for sale now or in the near future, unless, the loosing bidder finds a comparable car that sparks their interest again. That said, if anyone has a super clean Mint Grün squarie, they’d be willing to part with, they’d best track that loosing bidder down.
  11. Fingers crossed @jmon0261gets good money for it, he deserves it for sure!
  12. Does anyone know if there’s going to be any sort of BMW Corral at the Historics this year? Or in leu of an official BMW Club Corral, how to purchase preferred parking passes for the turn 5 area?
  13. While I don’t have any direct experience with gear oil in the TiSA Colotti 5 speed, I do have experience with other Porsche style synchro gearboxes like the regular early 1600/2002 and Porsche 356 and 911, and thus recommend either SWEPCO 201 or Redline 75/90NS with a lean towards the SWEPCO. Many, many Porsche folks swear by the SWEPCO and have for many decades. If you would like to find SWEPCO 201 locally rather than ordering it online, any shop, BMW, Porsche, Mercedes, VW… that has an SSF account, can get it for you. I would use it in both that trans and the differential, especially if it’s a limited slip. I can only guess that the diff in your car is a limited slip, at least 40% and possibly a real 75%. 😉 https://www.swepcolube.com/products/swepco-201-multi-purpose-gear-lube https://www.redlineoil.com/75w90-ns-gl-5-gear-oil https://porsche356registry.org/archive/503
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