layers

Kugelfischer
  • Content Count

    349
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Feedback

    0%

Community Reputation

79 Excellent

5 Followers

About layers

Profile Information

  • Gender Not Telling
  • Location Walnut Creek, CA, 94598, San Francisco Bay Area
  • Interests '73 Malaga; bought new. Crashed 36 years (384,304 miles)later. Replaced by '74tii: restored by Coupeking in 2005

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. layers

    Not the 49-Mile Drive 2018

    Hi Rallyists! Here are a few photos I took for NT49MD-18. Please add at least a few of the photos you took to share the adventure! Larry
  2. Hi Everyone-- Thank you for participating in Not the 49-Mile Drive this year. I had fun and from your comments, you did too! Please add your photos to the Not the 49-Mile Drive 2018 album in the image gallery to help us remember the fun. Here are the route instructions, as you received at Ocean Beach and also the photo key so you can verify the proper order of when you saw these images. While some locations are straightforward a few are discrete. Photo-2 is at the corner of 30th and Cabrillo as you turn onto Cabrillo. Photo-3 is at the Legion of Honor. Photo-7 is at Geary and Polk. Photo-8 is on 16th St. just before Van Ness. Photo-9 is on the Dandelion Chocolate building on 16th at Harrison. Photo-10 is at the corner of Chanel and El Dorado. All of us should give Rallymeister Pete Petras a thank you! for a great rally! NT49MD-18 FINAL route & photos 181201.doc NT49MD-18 FINAL photo KEY 181201.pdf
  3. Now re-opened-- MotorsportReg "registration" page that allows you to buy a T-shirt from this year's rally. See original page at [Order T-shirt for NT49MD-18 at MotorsportReg] and note final instructions at bottom. We will close this final shirt purchase at end-of-day Saturday, 15 December 2018. Thank you everyone, especially Rallymeister Pete Petras for a fun event!
  4. Hi Everyone-- Here is the latest art revision, the one the shirt printer now has with a little more color.
  5. layers

    Camp Fire, Paradise CA

    Hi Carl-- I found the image also on the Getty Image website. The caption says: "Deadliest Wildfires In California History As Death Toll Rises Burned-out homes and vehicles stand during the Camp Fire in Paradise, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. The Camp Fire north of Sacramento has now killed at least 42 people, injured three firefighters and destroyed 6,500 homes, CalFire said Tuesday morning. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images". Other associated photos look similar to the ones I see on the news about the "Camp" fire. Larry
  6. layers

    Camp Fire, Paradise CA

    Here is a photo from Bloomberg news I saw on the SF Chronicle website. The car does have a Roundel and the proper body shape. If it is Fran's car, maybe the photographer (David Paul Morris) has more that could fit in Fran's scrapbook. I agree with the above comments, the "Camp Fire" situation is horrible for everyone, especially those like Fran who lived through this devastation. At least neighbors and friends are showing love and help.
  7. Hi-- Thanks for posting the link! I planned to do that late Friday, since orders start on Saturday. Larry
  8. Here is the full image from Rallymeister Pete Petras (more than just the top that shows in the event and MorotsoprtReg ordering posts). You can order a white, long-sleeve T-shirt with this image on the front. We'll bring your pre-ordered shirt to the rally. See you then! Hey, we just extended the last day to "register" (that is order and pay $20 for a shirt) to Tuesday, 27 Nov.; see MotorsprotReg [Not the 49 Mile Drive-2018 T-shirt ordering] for more details. Larry
  9. layers

    Fog light ideas

    Hi Scott-- I like a single, centered foglamp although I understand why others may like a symmetrical pair. I made a mount from aluminum angle, (but the 3/4" wide sections are not as rigid as I prefer so I'll try 1" next time). My bumper has no shocks and is closer to my grill than stock. For better foglamp output I use a smaller filament 55-Watt bulb (+50%, +100%, etc.). This type of lamp is useful in actual dense fog to allow driving but not FAST driving (better than when my grandfather, sometimes driving to work at the Post Office in Los Angeles, had to stick his head out the side window to follow the white line). It's also helpful on very twisty roads when headlamps do not show enough road surface to the sides. I still like a passing lamp for mid-range visibility but I have not yet concluded I want to mount one properly on my '74 (inside of the left headlamp and very slightly above it; see below on '73). I have had absolutely NO rock damage to the Hella-550 foglamp while using a clear shield (it does reduce output by about 10%, but more powerful bulbs are easy to find). This clear shield can also work for above-bumper mounts to prevent rock damage (but not bolder damage or back-up camera failure by Chevy Surburbans). Have fun deciding how you want to proceed and getting it wired-up!
  10. layers

    Car Accident Advice

    Hi Adam-- On a related topic, if you contemplate repainting your car sometime (my 1973 paint wore out after 20 years...), you might save quite a bit of money by having Roger paint the entire car during the repair. While insurance will usually not cover that part of the repair (that is, they do not want to pay for it), there will be little more expense than the extra prep and paint. Yes, it could be thousands of $ more but not many thousands of $ more as a good total paint project would cost. If you're interested, Roger would be the key person to discuss this possibility with. I will comment that modern paint can look good for decades, much better than 20-year-old 1973 German paint that gets thin enough (after removing the dull oxidized part) to let primer-gray show through. Larry
  11. layers

    Car Accident Advice

    Hi Adam-- Having an accident is always sad and I had a few in my late '73 during it's 36-year life, so I appreciate your mood, frustration and concern. Based on my last experience with a crash, when my '73 gave it's all to keep me safe (July, 2009), I have some suggestions. First of all, your insurance company is apt to find an appraiser who will call your car a total loss and try to appraise it well below actual value. I found NADA price estimates more valid than any others, although Hagerty (not available in 2009) may be good, too [https://www.hagerty.com/apps/valuationtools/1973-BMW-2002]. I like your patient attitude, as I understand that insurance companies prefer to get everything completed quickly so they can put your claim to bed and move on to others. However my previous insurer, Safeco, felt secure hiring select "professional appraisers" who specialized in providing less than true appraisals or trying to negotiate with my appraiser for a lower agreed value. While it's fine to learn what your insurer will initially pay for your repair, it's highly probable you will benefit and come out ahead with an honest appraiser working for you. I will PM my evaluation of the Bay Area appraisers I encountered in 2009-2010 to give you some ratings and choices. I'm confident that Sean and Tom steered you to a good body shop (maybe Roger Elle) so your car should be in good hands. Good luck! Larry ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Larry Ayers ’73 Malaga— first car, now gone '74tii Malaga
  12. layers

    Not The 49-Mile Drive 2018

    NT49MD-2018— Not the 49 Mile Drive , Saturday 8 December, 2018 Not the 49 Mile Drive, the BayArea 02 annual rally, arrives in San Francisco again on December 8 (2nd Saturday in December). As before, we'll meet at OceanBeach between 9 and 9:30 AM. Many of you may recall that we assemble across The Great Highway from Beach Chalet on the West end of Golden GatePark. Fulton St. is the cross street and turning left from Fulton St. onto Great Highway, the entrance to the OceanBeach parking lot is immediately from the extreme right lane. Following our driver's meeting (navigators and family welcome), all cars will be off by 10:00 AM. After discovering some major, minor and potentially weird roads around San Francisco (we never leave The City) we will meet again for lunch at a restaurant and review the photos in the handout that each navigator will have numbered during the rally in the order of observation. Rallymeister Pete Petras is working hard to create our rally route. He works in The City so he has many fun and delightful highways, byways and alleys readily at hand to help us find the hidden gems, gorgeous views and awkward avenues that make San Francisco such an intriguing adventure for all of us living nearby. Join us for the fun rally, see your friends, learn and enjoy some of San Francisco’s road history and quirks, and, of course, share your BMW tales. We recommend driving with a navigator (Wells Fargo would call the navigator someone riding "shotgun"), so the driver can drive and the crew can give turn instructions and watch for the rally photos to number in viewing order. Solo drivers are also welcome, although there could be a navigator or two available before drivers get underway. Kids are always welcome to ride along, provide keen eyes and share lunch! To see photos from previous “NT49MD” rallies, look at [http://www.bmw2002faq.com/topic/174801-2015-bay-area-2002-not-the-49-mile-scenic-drive/#entry1079809 ] and [https://www.bmw2002faq.com/forums/topic/184275-not-the-49-mile-drive-2016/]. Watch FAQ’s BayArea 02 Forum for the latest details [http://www.bmw2002faq.com/forums/forum/30-bayarea02/ ] but be sure to highlight 8 December on your calendar for the NT49MD-2018 rally! Larry Ayers Hey, do you want a T-shirt with Rallymeister Pete Petras' neat graphic on the front? Go to MotorsportReg [https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/not-49-mile-drive-ocean-beach-parking-lot-bay-area-02-group-410627] and order! Note, there is no need to pre-register (just like previous NT49MD rallys) but going to MotorsportReg is the only way to order and pay for a shirt. The shirt you can order between Saturday, 10 November and Sunday, 25 November is a white, long-sleeve T-shirt with a crew neck (like our Swap & Show shirts but long sleeves) and the graphic filling the front. (Note that you just see the top of Pete's graphic here; I'll make a separate post with the full image at [Full T-shirt graphic]). Choose from adult sizes: Small, Medium, Large, X-Large or XX-Large. The cost is $20 each. After the ordering closes on 25 November, we will have the shirt you ordered printed and we'll bring it to the NT49MD rally. Last day to order a T-shirt now extended to 29 Nov. (Thursday).
  13. Event Title: Not The 49-Mile Drive 2018 Event Author: layers Event Date: 12/08/2018 09:00 AM NT49MD-2018— Not the 49 Mile Drive , Saturday 8 December, 2018 Not the 49 Mile Drive, the BayArea 02 annual rally, arrives in San Francisco again on December 8 (2nd Saturday in December). As before, we'll meet at OceanBeach between 9 and 9:30 AM. Many of you may recall that we assemble across The Great Highway from Beach Chalet on the West end of Golden GatePark. Fulton St. is the cross street and turning left from Fulton St. onto Great Highway, the entrance to the OceanBeach parking lot is immediately from the extreme right lane. Following our driver's meeting (navigators and family welcome), all cars will be off by 10:00 AM. After discovering some major, minor and potentially weird roads around San Francisco (we never leave The City) we will meet again for lunch at a restaurant and review the photos in the handout that each navigator will have numbered during the rally in the order of observation. Rallymeister Pete Petras is working hard to create our rally route. He works in The City so he has many fun and delightful highways, byways and alleys readily at hand to help us find the hidden gems, gorgeous views and awkward avenues that make San Francisco such an intriguing adventure for all of us living nearby. Join us for the fun rally, see your friends, learn and enjoy some of San Francisco’s road history and quirks, and, of course, share your BMW tales. We recommend driving with a navigator (Wells Fargo would call the navigator someone riding "shotgun"), so the driver can drive and the crew can give turn instructions and watch for the rally photos to number in viewing order. Solo drivers are also welcome, although there could be a navigator or two available before drivers get underway. Kids are always welcome to ride along, provide keen eyes and share lunch! To see photos from previous “NT49MD” rallies, look at [http://www.bmw2002faq.com/topic/174801-2015-bay-area-2002-not-the-49-mile-scenic-drive/#entry1079809 ] and [https://www.bmw2002faq.com/forums/topic/184275-not-the-49-mile-drive-2016/]. Watch FAQ’s BayArea 02 Forum for the latest details [http://www.bmw2002faq.com/forums/forum/30-bayarea02/ ] but be sure to highlight 8 December on your calendar for the NT49MD-2018 rally! Larry Ayers Hey, do you want a T-shirt with Rallymeister Pete Petras' neat graphic on the front? Go to MotorsportReg [https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/not-49-mile-drive-ocean-beach-parking-lot-bay-area-02-group-410627] and order! Note, there is no need to pre-register (just like previous NT49MD rallys) but going to MotorsportReg is the only way to order and pay for a shirt. The shirt you can order between Saturday, 10 November and Sunday, 25 November is a white, long-sleeve T-shirt with a crew neck (like our Swap & Show shirts but long sleeves) and the graphic filling the front. (Note that you just see the top of Pete's graphic here; I'll make a separate post with the full image at [Full T-shirt graphic]). Choose from adult sizes: Small, Medium, Large, X-Large or XX-Large. The cost is $20 each. After the ordering closes on 25 November, we will have the shirt you ordered printed and we'll bring it to the NT49MD rally. Last day to order a T-shirt now extended to 27 Nov. (Tuesday). Not The 49-Mile Drive 2018
  14. layers

    5 sp OD rebuild

    Hi Steve-- I recall that someone recommend a shop in Hayward a few years ago to rebuild a differential, but I do not recall the shop name. Perhaps a local tech knows the name. I understand your concern. I still recall taking my late '73 to the dealer (Century BMW) for it's first tune-up and their "best" mechanic had a 4-speed open on his bench as he tried to make his repair work. A few years later, the "best" mechanic at the Scottsdale, AZ dealer rebuilt my transmission to replace a bunged output shaft (damaged by a loose output flange) and until Sean Casey installed a 5-speed decades later, that 4-speed had an occasional 1-st gear lockout. Larry
  15. layers

    BMW 2002, 1973 fuel filter

    My '73 came new from the dealer without a fuel filter in the engine compartment. RealOEM says there is one within the pump, cleanable if you take off the top cap (loosen the center screw). But converting to a Weber 32/36, the carb inlet was larger diameter than the fuel line from the car or from the original fuel pump and the VW fuel filter (as you show) was an easy way to go from 6mm to 8mm fuel line. Actually, by the time I installed the Weber I already had a Facet electric fuel pump mounted just behind the fuel tank in the trunk so the mechanical fuel pump was simply a spare I carried under the rear seat (in a cardboard box). Between the Facet pump and the inlet from the tank I used an inline fuel filter (like Fram G2) to make sure the pump diaphragm did not encounter bits that were too large to flow. Note that BMW has a mesh fuel filter on the bottom of the in-tank fuel gauge sender (if your tank is rusty inside it will get plugged up). A tii uses a replaceable filter on the bottom of the in-tank fuel pickup, part #16121106983; I do not know if it will work for the non-tii fuel gauge sender. Good luck! I had a very frustrating fuel flow problem once that starved the engine; replacing/cleaning all 3 in-line fuel filters (including the one in my Weber; the OEM Solex had none) was the solution. Larry