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  1. This 1967 1600, Vin #1506913 in Florida paint is missing its football washer bottle, however the holes for the dogbone bracket are present and in the position that would mount the washer bottle in the same relative position as Lisa02P's beautiful Derby car. On Adawil2002's car, it appears that the bottle bracket is retained by one bolt, farther forward on the panel and the second hole for the dogbone bracket (closer to the firewall) isn't present. I'm with Steve on his assessment that when it comes to Baur Convertibles, who knows what state the bodies were in that they were getting from the BMW factory and what they did to them during the conversion process, (welding on brackets, bolting on brackets, not installing the washer system at all). Without the second hole for the dogbone bracket, I find it hard to make a case for a football shaped reservoir on this Cab. Mark92131
  2. Andrew: You have several options... You could run the one you have installed, (easiest) You could find a round VDO bottle and pump, find the matching bracket from a donor car, weld it in, paint it red and wire it up. You could find a round VDO bottle and pump, find the matching bracket from a donor car, paint it red, bolt it in and wire it up. Search in vain for years for a 66/67 oval bottle and pay through the nose for it, install it and grind over the fact that it is not the right one for your Cab. None of these options is a bad one, it just depends on your end goal. Mark92131
  3. By 1968 the BMW 1600's seemed to be sporting the round VDO bottles, even the Cabriolets. I've never seen an oval bottle on Cab, either not installed at all (no bracket), or a round VDO. Mark92131
  4. Yes, the E30 bottlecaps fit great and provide more tire choice in 14 inch. I really like the E30 steel wheel option for our cars, cheap man's borrani look-alike. Mark92131
  5. Wow, seems like too much advance according to the Blue Book for the Tii. The 3 curves for the Tii look like this... 2002 Tii Model - 25 Degrees at 2400 RPM 1000 RPM 2 - 7 Degrees (ROW) 1000 RPM 2 - 3 Degrees (25 @ 2900 RPM) 1000 RPM 0 - 4 Degrees (USA) 1500 RPM 12 - 17 Degrees (ROW) 1500 RPM 8 - 12 Degrees (25 @ 2900 RPM) 1500 RPM 10 - 14 Degrees (USA) 2000 RPM 18 - 22 Degrees (ROW) 2000 RPM 14 - 18 Degrees (25 @ 2900 RPM) 2000 RPM 15 - 20 Degrees (USA) 2500 RPM 24 - 28 Degrees (ROW) 2500 RPM 20 - 24 Degrees (25 @ 2900 RPM) 2500 RPM 21 - 26 Degrees (USA) 2700 RPM 25 Degrees (USA) Excluding the 25 Degrees at 2900 RPM Curve, I would assume that the USA curve is adjusted for the poor gas quality. To get to the ideal 25 Degrees at 2400 RPM, I would try the following ignition curve. RPM Degrees at crankshaft 500 0.0 1000 4.0 1500 14.0 2000 20.0 2500 26.0 3000 26.0 3500 26.0 6400 26.0 Use your Timing Light to verify that you are getting 25 degrees of advance at 2400 RPM and that the steel ball is in the observation hole, otherwise you may have been slightly off TDC when you setup your 123 Ignition distributor. I hope this helps. Mark92131
  6. What does your 123 ignition curve look like? The Tii doesn't seem to need a lot of advance. At what RPM do you see the 25 degree BTDC steel ball on the flywheel through the observation hole, should be 2400 - 2900 RPM depending on what Ignition Map you are using ROW, USA, 25 Degrees at 2900 (Blue Book). Mark92131
  7. Sounds like you have good compression, you could do a leak-down test while you have it on the stand for peace of mind. Personally, I would clean it up, button it up and run it. If it has leaky guides, you can easily pull the head while it is in the car, it only takes an hour or two. Mark92131
  8. Apparently people spend more than $35K on nice roundies, even ones with a non-matching chassis VIN. Mark92131 https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1973-bmw-2002-46-2/
  9. You will need to source a new water neck and bypass pipe, so add those to your budget. You may need an assortment of idle jets to get the tuning dialed in, but nothing a decent mechanic can't handle. O2 sensor would be very handy and a variable timing light to map your ignition curve will insure the Weber/Lynx upgrade is performing properly. You may wish to consider upgrading the throttle linkage cable system, the one provided in the TEP kit is pretty binary (either on or off). Have fun, Mark92131
  10. This chart from paintref.com shows BMW Polaris starting in 1963 and exhibiting multiple paint codes through the years. 7052 7054 7058 060 7058-2 (post 2002) 900 (post 2002) Mark92131
  11. 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
  12. No, your Dwell Meter will tell you if your points are gapped correctly. Mark92131
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
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