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Preyupy last won the day on January 14

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  1. Exactly my thought. The correct color is whatever was in the gun on the day it was built.
  2. My air box was in great shape when I got it so I just polished it up and had it scanned. I have paint but I don't have a formula based on anything other than a Job number from our local paint supply. I'm sure mine was never painted before I got it. It would not surprise me if there are different colors throughout the run. Their were different shades on the airboxes used in other cars over the years
  3. About 3 bars of boost would be the place to start. You might need either to start it cold.
  4. This is the most likely possibility There is no modifying needed with the 1.8l pistons. They are just what you need if you have a 2L block and a 1600 crankshaft. This WOULD be an 1800cc engine You could use the standard 2L pistons with the 1600cc crankshaft and you would have a 1800cc engine with a compression ratio of about 5.7:1
  5. If they used pistons out of the later 1.8l engine it would be easy. The only difference between the 1.8 and 2.0 pistons is the location of the wrist pin, both engines used the same connecting rods. They would just need to move the pin down 4.5mm to compensate for the shorter stroke.
  6. The 1600cc engines were a 84mm bore and a 71mm stroke The early 1800cc engines were 84mm bore and 80mm stroke Then BMW started making the 2 liter with a 89mm bore and the 80mm stroke, they had to change the block castings to accept the larger bore. They then used the same block with the 89mm bore and used the shorter 71mm stroke to make the later version of the 1800cc engine. They made 6 bolt crankshafts in both the 71mm and 80mm strokes. Have you checked to make sure you have a 1973 2 liter block? It is possible it is the small bore 1600 block (however by 1973 even the 1600/1800 cranks were 8 bolt) It is also possible this was Gene Wilder's car at some point. ( Tongue-in-cheek Young Frankenstein reverence)
  7. OMG a 48 year old engine block that doesn't have it's original crankshaft!!! I'm shocked!! The easiest fix is to have the flywheel machined and fitted with either the 228mm or 215mm clutch disc and pressure plate. As you can guess it is critically important to get it centered and get the proper step machined into the flywheel no matter what one you choose. Someone could have built a short stroke 1800cc engine using the 1600 stroke crank and the 2L bore and kept the 2L head as well. I'm guessing the last person to have that engine apart used what ever pieces were under the workbench and didn't spend any more $$$ than absolutely necessary. Until you take it apart and measure it you will never know.
  8. I was going to say your machine shop gave you back the wrong engine.
  9. For only the 3rd time in 31 years I WON’T be at Monterey this year.
  10. Looks like they "fat fingered" about 4 extra 0's
  11. If you have a car that needs the seats I don't know where else you will find them. He obviously knows what he has and what a restored car is worth. That is a serious amount of money. It will be interesting to watch (glad I'm not in need)
  12. Have you checked the final drive ratio? That might be about the right error is someone put a 3.9:1 diff in a car that came with a 3.64:1 from the factory.
  13. It really depends on what condition the head was in BEFORE the damage. You should be able to find a good serviceable head for $250-300 which is probably what you will pay to have someone repair this one. Then both heads would need to be surfaced, valve job, possibly valve guides etc. If you had a bunch of $$ tied up in port work or even line boring for a bigger camshaft it might make sense to try and repair this head. But for a stock, unmodified, used cylinder head I would probably replace it.
  14. I finally found a good one. It has obviously taken a hit from a guibo that let go at some point. It is straight and the nick in the shaft does not get into the shaft seal
  15. I’ll try to get to the shop on Sunday and see if I can find a good shift rod.
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