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Everything posted by willys

  1. In the mid 80's the seats in my E28 were full of scratches that went through the color. I stopped at the local cobbler and he took a look and gave me some dye to match. I treated the seats as instructed and never had a problem with any aspect of using dye. 1981 528i - graphite with red interior - it was a stunning car. Jeff
  2. did you replace the ignition wires one at a time to avoid confusion? If not, perhaps you have misplaced wires or a counter-clockwise distributor good luck Geez just realized this was covered above - blame it on isolation or alcohol - both apply -
  3. This thread from 2006 pointed me in the right direction for my wonky temp gauge. My thanks to DanOKC and the faq - My temp gauge wire was actually pinched or rubbing in two locations - all fixed now!! Thanks!!
  4. thanks for the reply! - I will try to find an oem deflector. if not hopefully someone can recommend one that is currently available Jeff
  5. I am considering a bubble wind deflector for my sunroof. Any recommendations on manufacturer? I have not found one that lists deflectors for a 74. thanks Jeff
  6. Metric Mechanic rebuilt my 240 about 8 years ago - they might be a resource for parts or a kit good luck Jeff
  7. Hi I am looking for a carpet ring - the plastic ring that goes over the seat adjuster part number 52 10 1 807 190 thanks Jeff
  8. Many thanks for all the responses - so the crux of the discussion centers around two areas - type of adhesive and whether or not to glue down the "face " of the trunk board. I'm not sure why the factory chose to not glue the face but it seems to have held up fine in my boards geez a simple fix becomes complicated - ha Jeff
  9. Did you use water based contact cement? thanks for your help with a seemingly simple project! Jeff
  10. wow! Mvliotta - your trunk looks great! I have used contact cement many times with Formica - not sure I have the courage to do it with vinyl. Did you work it from the center out with cardboard between and slowly pulled the cardboard out? Other posts suggest 3m spray adhesive 77 - Jeff
  11. Hobby Lobby - seems like a very close match and it was very inexpensive - it was on sale for 40% off. Hobby Lobby SKU for the vinyl is 1347772 Jeff
  12. I'm getting ready to apply new vinyl to my original trunk boards. It appears that the original vinyl was only glued where it wraps the edges and not on the larger flat surface. It was then secured with 1/8" staples. Are others applying the vinyl in the same fashion as to what I observed or are you gluing the whole piece down with spray adhesive? The vinyl I purchased has a light backing - original does not. Thanks for any suggestions, seems like a good project during hibernation! Jeff
  13. any idea what the CFM's of the blower or the btu's of the original system are? so hard to compare systems - new vs old thanks Jeff
  14. I personally don't feel a need on my 74tii for an oil pressure or oil temp gauge but ..... I find an AFR gauge indispensable to set up the FI, I guess an argument could be made that once you dial it in, you can forget it but I find knowing what the KF pump is doing is comforting
  15. https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=just dashes&epa=SEARCH_BOX I apologize if you are not on Facebook Jeff
  16. https://www.rainx.com/product/glass-water-repellents-cleaners/rainx-anti-fog/#.XbYfWuhKjIU back in the 70's, my 356 used to fog badly on the inside - this did the trick Jeff
  17. Just curious how the summer went with your AC? Was the cooling capacity adequate? Are your windows tinted? thanks Jeff
  18. you will want payment in full before the car leaves your garage! Looks like a great car and based on the pics and write up, the hope to be new owner got a great deal
  19. Most 76 o2's with AC will have a heater and a separate AC unit housed in the console. Assuming you are asking about a console AC unit, did you check your fuses or for a separate fuse for the Ac unit? Make sure you have power to the switch. Try the simple things first good luck
  20. my first o2 was a 68 Sahara. Great fun, great car. I bought it from a priest in Portland Maine in 1973. It had 47k on the clock - Jeff
  21. I live 20 minutes from their location - always great fun to buzz down for parts and conversation. The surviving two owners are stand-up guys who love and know our cars. They also have a terrific story to tell about how they started and how they ended up where they are. I was spoiled early. my e28 was on the cover of their catalog in 86 and they continued to supply what I needed for my tii. So many wonderful memories of their repair shop back when life was simpler. The coupe mentioned above was owned by their mechanic - Rocky. now I will be reduced to the internet - no conversation, no laughs. no stories ..... just parts
  22. I am certainly no expert: I installed a Metric Mechanics ported head with a 290 cam in my 74 tii. I had some difficulty getting the mixture right until I installed a A/F gauge. It has been close to 7 years and the car continues to run very strong. All in all, I am happy with the results - especially above 3800 rpms. Jeff
  23. It took a little persuading but I was able to get mine to work. One side was harder than the other due to a leaning post. good luck! Jeff
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