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  1. I run those in 16in on my 02. Great grip, wet or dry. Wear is actually a bit better than what you’d expect from a streetable autocross style tire. But they’re not a good tire for cold weather (the compound damages below 15deg F). No grip on snow/ ice, lots of wheel spin below 35F... Check build-date (on sidewall) to make sure they’re still good. The tire has been avail for 5 years. Tom
  2. Did you also find the official set of BMW sandbags to sit over the rear axle? They make das chains werken.
  3. So very cool, Ken. Two Qs: you keeping the wrap? they’ll be selling the Hotwheel in that livery? Tom
  4. Dave, it seems to work, but it’s flaky. I can’t edit my post above to make changes - even just to my text - likely due to the video attachment. It just fails, no errors, but no update either. Similar to you not being able to quote it or select it... Video’s a lot harder ( more complex data obviously, and many more formats to support) than simple pics. So it still might be better to remote-host and link to videos, esp larger ones as the attachment limit is 100mb. Here’s another video upload test (this time more on topic). It’s of a completely CG 02 - by Joao Elias, that I snagged back in 2011. IMG_0702.MP4
  5. Let’s see, Dave. (spin-spin-sugar...) Tom IMG_1103.mov
  6. Chris — adding attachments is done via the section below the text-entry box, the link labeled ‘choose files...”. Click it and you get a dialog to select the file to want to attach/upload with your posting. Or drag the file to attach from your desktop over the paperclip icon below your text entry, that says to Drag files here... it’ll do the same. HTH, Tom
  7. Yeah Tom, you’re right. I had a brainfarht. The tach adapter is for the MSD... Tom
  8. Not sure of Hot Spark, but with a PerTronix dizzy setup you need to also run a Tach Adapter to have a non-erratic tach.
  9. Ouch, Marshall. So why exactly are my Kmac stage II crap? They’ve served me quite well for a long time (before GC). 7075 Al, replaceable elastomer-encased spherical bearing, large-diam sealed thrust bearing, low stack height. Pretty easy to adjust (camber/caster) to me - though I tend to set and leave em. Tom
  10. Add 1/2 oz blinker fluid, then run 10-15 left-hand donuts at 3/4 throttle to push the fluid out to the faulty side... seriousness
  11. Ye, like Tom said - Hazard switch (the resistor version with the center pin)
  12. Jim’s look to be 9.5:1 grand pianos. Dome height is 6.8mm if so (per the spec sheet Les posted). I don’t think those numbers over/under the |_|_| say or encode anything about the comp ratio, and are most likely internal mfg/tooling/batch IDs (?).
  13. Thx, Jim, for the pic. So the markings on mine must be the ‘old style’ Mahle piston markings? My 89.97s had markings like my 89.47s I posted too.
  14. Here’s two pics of a used Mahle 2nd-oversize (89.47) 9.5:1 ‘grand piano’ for the E12 cylinder head. Note the markings and locations are a bit different than Healey’s, making me suspect his piston might not be Mahle. I ran the above prior to my last rebuild, where I went to the 89.97 version of the exact same Mahle 9.5:1 grand piano, which I sourced through IE back then (2006). It was cited as being 4th oversize (1.0 mm larger than stock). Jim’s pistons posted above are also 4th oversize, but look to be the 10:1 dome profile, for the 121 head. Tom
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