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  1. Fire it up, stick the eraser end of a pencil down the timing hole and see if you can feel the Steel Ball. The eraser may clean enough of the flywheel to see the timing marks. Depending on your distributor, the ball on the flywheel should appear in the hole at a specific RPM, you won't see it at idle. Mark92131
  2. No, your Dwell Meter will tell you if your points are gapped correctly. Mark92131
  3. I think the photography hurt the two previous attempts at a sale (e-Bay, BringaTrailer). The lens they used seemed to mess with the scale in some of the pictures. Fix the bumper, dump the air dam and side reflectors and this would be a very nice car to own at $30K, but not for the $50K the seller was expecting. IMHO, Mark92131
  4. I saw that car when it was on Craigslist, looked like a very good deal for the mechanically inclined. If all the smog components are intact and working, this could an outstanding find. All the 1976 2002 owners in CA are keeping their fingers crossed that the smog roll back to 1983 bill gets passed into law. There have been a number of really nice 1976 cars I have passed on because of the smog issues in CA. Ireland Engineering will have everything on your list. I usually use RealOEM to get the part numbers and then Google to search for on-line sources / best prices, but I am cheap and have the time. Take a couple of pictures of your engine bay and post them to get a opinion on any missing smog components. Welcome aboard, Mark92131
  5. The belt molding is actually anodized aluminum from the factory, not stainless steel. Not optional on the factory 2002, but not included on the Euro BMW 1500. Those holes were most likely filled during the repaint to non factory Schwartz. Mark92131
  6. Danco_ Are you brokering some of San Clemente Rey's excess inventory? The Granada car would be a very worthy project (too bad I don't like red), but he also had a very early 1600 in Florida that I would be interested in if that one comes up on the block, see photo. The Granada car has a very unusual feature I have never seen. What is the triangular structure on the rear of the driver's side rocker, just below the rear quarter panel front seam? It could explain why the very early cars didn't have rocker panel trim. Were the rockers originally painted black? Thanks, Mark92131
  7. One of the pictures shows a 6V Optima Battery installed and what appears to be a stock generator on the 2L 2002 engine, so I would say Yes. Mark92131
  8. Mark92131

    M10 engine

    Steve570GT was looking for a crankshaft, this might work for him. At some point the head was replaced with one that was cast in 1984. Good luck with your sale. Mark92131
  9. Also check to see if your chokes are properly seated. I had one come loose in its barrel and the car would idle, but not accelerate. Mark92131
  10. The paint looks spectacular, but I would have never guessed Verona. On my screen it looks like a dark shade of Inca. Time for a new monitor. Have fun putting it back together. Mark92131
  11. If you suck on the vacuum line to the diaphram on your distributor, does the plate the points are sitting on move? If not, the diaphram isn't working and your distributor won't be getting full advance. If you don't have a dwell meter yet, bump the engine over until the points block sits on the highest position of the distributor cam lobe and then use a feeler gauge to measure a .016 inch gap. That should put you in the ball park for Dwell. Sometimes the points will burn and create a bump between the mating surfaces that interferes with gap measurement. You can file down that bump or replace with new points and condenser. Mark92131
  12. Out of curiosity, what is the VIN #. If it is a 1976 VIN and the block matches, then the PO at some point swapped in piano-top pistons and the 1973 E12 Head. Did you do a compression and leak down test before pulling the motor? That would of helped you with your direction. If the motor had good compression, you could have just refreshed the E12 head and called it a day. Now that the motor is out, break it down and check to see if your pistons and cylinders are in good shape. If they are, new rings, refresh the E12 head and you are good to go. If the pistons or cylinders are out of spec, it's decision time. If my goal was a stock rebuild, I would pick the better of the 2 heads and find oversize stock pistons to match, bore the block, refresh the better head and reassemble. If I wanted more performance, I would pick the better of the 2 heads, find oversize higher compression pistons to match, refresh the head with go-fast goodies like new springs, performance CAM, bigger valves, HD rocker arms, rocker arm keepers, etc., and reassemble. Of course, the more performance decision takes you down a never ending path of upgrades. IMHO, Mark92131
  13. That's a good question, but it would also require a significant change to the emissions setup between the 72 model and the 73 model. The 73 was even simpler than the 74, no air pump, one electro-mechanical valve, a speed relay and the "cyclone" EGR filter was under the exhaust manifold, under the intake manifold on the 74. The 72 had an air pump, but it was all mechanical, no speed relays or electro-mechanical valves, just a gulp and check valve to control the recycling on the emission gases. Mark92131

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