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About Mark92131

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  1. Mark92131

    Linx manifold cable linkage

    Yes, most likely you will need to fab up a bracket to sit under the throttle shaft on the EFI. The Lynx throttle cable kit has two brackets, one on the brake booster and one that bolts under the Weber 45 DCOE. You'll need some kind of bracket to hold the cable in the direction of the "pull". Mark92131
  2. Mark92131

    Linx manifold cable linkage

    Are you using the cable linkage for the Lynx to activate the throttle for the Holly Sniper? I use the cable linkage from TEP for the Lynx manifold and the Weber 45 DCOE. It works, but not as smooth or predicable as I would like. It makes it hard to slip the clutch in 1st gear and launch with any precision, very on/off. So I am in the process of converting back to a mechanical linkage. Purchased the following from McMaster-Carr and Pierce Manifolds... 60645K92 Ball Joint Rod End, Oversized 3/8"-24 Thread, Right-Hand 98750A461 Grade B7 Medium-Strength Steel Threaded Rod, 3/8"-24 Thread Size, 1-1/2" Long 91030A430 Low-Strength Steel Flange Nut, Black-Oxide, 3/8"-24 Thread Size Mark92131
  3. Mark92131

    WTB: m42 powered 2002

    Closer to your budget... Mark92131
  4. Mark92131

    Engine Bay Decals

    Yes, mostly rhetorical, but suspected that the single to dual barrel switch would have had a corresponding distributor change, or required a tweak to the ignition timing specification for the bigger carb to meet emission standards at that time. Hoping someone smarter than me (you) would have a definitive answer. I also think it is strange that some stickers call for very specific CO2 percentages and others don't. Of course, only the stickers from the 1976 49 State, the 1976 CA, and the 1975 Manual and Automatic US cars match the Blue Book footnotes for ignition timing, the rest are all over the map. This has kept me up at night, trying to solve the mystery of the best ignition map for my de-smogged and modified car. Cheers, Mark
  5. Mark92131

    FS. Brand New 3 Piece Grille Set

    This piece? Mark92131
  6. Mark92131

    Engine Bay Decals

    Me too. What I find interesting is two 1972 Emission stickers, one Silver, one Black with two different Ignition Timing specs (25 BTDC at 2000 RPM with specific measurements for CO2 and 25 BTDC at 1500 RPM with best lean idle CO2 goals. Were these factory installed stickers or applied when the cars hit the docks/dealers? Usually the ignition timing curves were specific to the distributor used, so did BMW switch distributors during the 1972 model run, or did emission testing or regulations change? Mark92131
  7. Mark92131

    no brake pedal

    I did the exact same thing on my 75, easy to get them mixed up. Tried to bleed them for days, very frustrating. Mark92131
  8. Mark92131

    Engine Bay Decals

    Thanks for posting the 1972 sticker, never seen one intact. I believe your 1976 Emission sticker is specific to the 49 State Version. The 1976 CA version of this sticker references the Thermal Reactor in the Engine Modification section, CO2 level settings are different, and the ignition timing is 25 degrees BTDC at 2800 RPM. The 1975 version of this sticker was very similar to the 76 CA version, but the ignition timing was 25 degrees BTDC at 2400 RPM and the reference year, 1975 was underlined. Mark92131
  9. Mark92131

    Engine Bay Decals

    Except for Emission stickers... Mark92131
  10. Mark92131

    Importing non-US 2002s to California

    I imported my 1971 BMW 1600 Voll Cabriolet from Belgium to California in November of 2003. Fortunately for me, in 2003, the 1971 car was not required to be retro-fitted for mandated EPA and DOT requirements and was smog exempt in CA. The car was shipped from Belgium to Port Hueneme using Wallenius Wilhemsen transport. I paid the importer a deposit of around $500 for the shipment and insurance. When the car arrived, I got a notification from Wallenius that the car would clear customs in about a week (there is an inspection of the under carriage for unwanted pests). When the car was ready for pickup, I made an appointment with the US Customs service to pay my import fees, (2.5% of $8650 stated value +$9 processing fee = $225), took that paperwork to the Wallenius office at Port Hueneme with a certified check for the balance of the shipping cost ($976) and got the paperwork to pickup the car. After a ten minute drive through the largest parking lot you can imagine, we found the car in a sea of exotic imports and family cars. Battery was dead, anticipating this, swapped it out with a fresh one, got it started, drove to the gate, showed my paperwork to the guard and started the long journey home to San Diego (this is another tale for another time). Now, getting it through the DMV in CA was the next hurdle. After extensive research on this process, I determined that instead of showing up to the DMV with a bunch of paperwork in Dutch/German/French, I would make it easy and use a title service. I found U.S. Title Service company out of Rochester, NY. For $169, I sold them the car on a bill of sale, they registered it in NY and paid all the taxes and fees, they then sold it back to me, transferred the title and provided the notarized bill of sale back to me. It took this paper work to the local DMV with my Vehicle Transfer and Reassignment Form, they told me I needed a California Highway Patrol inspection to verify the VIN. I drove over to the local CHP, verified the VIN on the VIN plate and the fender, got that paperwork, drove back to the DMV. The clerk took my paper work, my check for $330, issued me a registration, plates and 2 weeks later, I got a pink slip in the mail. I am afraid that those days are gone forever. You might be able to try using a title service to register in NY or Georgia, hold the car for a year, and then try to register it in CA, but I think you may need to get an initial smog certification, even though the car should be exempt in CA. Once it is in CA and registered, it shouldn't need to be smogged again unless they decide to change the rules again. Mark92131
  11. Mark92131

    3-Bolt driveshaft

    Pete in Maryland looks like he has a drive shaft with a 3 bolt front flange. Mark92131
  12. Mark92131

    Momo steering wheel and shift nob

    If it fits the 74, it will fit the 75. No difference between those model years for stock steering wheel fitment. Mark92131
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    Grill badges

    Maybe BMW didn't want to spend the extra cash on Tii based on the production numbers? Like the turbo, if you saw this badge in your rear view mirror, you would be advised to pull over. Mark92131
  14. Most seem to use the linear approach from 500 RPM at 0.0 degrees to their selected advance at idle, so no advance at cranking speed. But TOMBONE has his set at 14.0 degrees at 500 RPM, which probably puts him around 10-12 degrees at 300 - 400 RPM, then he drops back down to 6.0 at 800 and climbs from there. The beautiful thing about the 123 dizzy, takes 2 minutes to change it and try it out, don't like it, change it back. Mark92131