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    Walnut Creek, CA, 94598, San Francisco Bay Area
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    '73 Malaga; bought new. Crashed 36 years (384,304 miles) later. Replaced by '74tii: restored by Coupeking in 2005

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  1. BayArea 02 has partnered with 002Rescue to conduct a drive on 12 September! Actually, we have 2 drives available, a NorthBay drive led by Eric Friis and a shorter Eastbay drive led by yours truly. Important notes: · If you plan to participate in the NorthBay drive, please register on the 002Rescue Facebook page [Facebook reg page for NorthBay drive]. The shorter, simpler EastBay drive does not require preregistration. · Both drive routes will meet at Ft.Baker between 7:30 and 8:00 AM; meet at [Ft. Baker- Marina Rd. loop, Cavallo Point], South of the Discovery Museum on the Marina Rd. loop near the water. · All of us must maintain proper social distance and wear a mask at the drivers meeting and during any social interludes along the way. No way do we want any of us getting ill from a drive! · You may bring your lunch (a good idea for the NorthBay drive) or for the EastBay drive you can alternately purchase take-out at the end in Martinez. If you choose to eat with others, remember Social Distance Guidelines. In theory the weather will be partly cloudy with moderate temperatures in the 80’s—good for a drive! Larry Larry
  2. We have a drive! BayArea 02 has partnered with 002Rescue to conduct a drive on 12 September! Actually, we have 2 drives available, a NorthBay drive led by Eric Friis and a shorter Eastbay drive led by yours truly. Important notes: If you plan to participate in the NorthBay drive, please register on the 002Rescue Facebook page [Facebook reg page for NorthBay drive]. The shorter, simpler EastBay drive does not require preregistration. Both drive routes will meet at Ft.Baker between 7:30 and 8:00 AM; meet at [Ft. Baker- Marina Rd. loop, Cavallo Point], South of the Discovery Museum on the Marina Rd. loop near the water. All of us must maintain proper social distance and wear a mask at the drivers meeting and during any social interludes along the way. No way do we want any of us getting ill from a drive! You may bring your lunch (a good idea for the NorthBay drive) or for the EastBay drive you can alternately purchase take-out at the end in Martinez. If you choose to eat with others, remember Social Distance Guidelines. In theory the weather will be partly cloudy with moderate temperatures in the 80’s—good for a drive! Larry
  3. Event Title: BayArea 02 Drive 12 September 2020 Event Location: Marina Rd. loop, Ft. Baker, Sausalito, California, 94965 Event Author: layers Event Date: 09/12/2020 07:30 AM We have a drive! BayArea 02 has partnered with 002Rescue to conduct a drive on 12 September! Actually, we have 2 drives available, a NorthBay drive led by Eric Friis and a shorter Eastbay drive led by yours truly. Important notes: If you plan to participate in the NorthBay drive, please register on the 002Rescue Facebook page [Facebook reg page for NorthBay drive]. The shorter, simpler EastBay drive does not require preregistration. Both drive routes will meet at Ft.Baker between 7:30 and 8:00 AM; meet at [Ft. Baker- Marina Rd. loop, Cavallo Point], South of the DiscoveryMuseum on the Marina Rd. loop near the water. All of us must maintain proper social distance and wear a mask at the drivers meeting and during any social interludes along the way. No way do we want any of us getting ill from a drive! You may bring your lunch (a good idea for the NorthBay drive) or for the EastBay drive you can alternately purchase take-out at the end in Martinez. If you choose to eat with others, remember Social Distance Guidelines. In theory the weather will be partly cloudy with moderate temperatures in the 80’s—good for a drive! Larry BayArea 02 Drive 12 September 2020
  4. Swap & Show-2020 is now completely cancelled! Like so many other events, Swap & Show-2020 was postponed until 12 September. Although in May and June the pandemic seemed to be waning, by mid July it's rising again and the county and state governments give no hint of allowing even outdoor semi-large events (except for smaller religious services; does Swap & Show qualify?). Please mark your calendars for 12 December for another Not the 49-mile Drive (perhaps social distanced but food is a question mark right now) and 1 May 2021 for the next Swap & Show at the Brisbane Marina.
  5. Hi Clay-- The 10-Watt domelight bulbs have a festoon base and are nominally 41mm long. Note that various manufacturers (especially LED manufacturers) may measure slightly differently. Sometimes they are called "C5W" and the incandescent versions are rated 100 lumens. Larry
  6. Hi-- If you look at [http://www.bayarea02.com/service-providers/], you will find a list of service providers (not comprehensive). I have never selected one in San Francisco but I will comment that Auto Dynamik is a BayArea 02 sponsor. Personally, I typically drive a ways to have friends complete work that is increasingly beyond my ability but there are certainly reasons to select very local service. Larry
  7. Hi everyone— Just to set the record straight, the late Curt Ingram developed a 2002 tire fitment chart, comparing the stock 165R-13 tire to a variety of others. While a few new sizes are available, it has the most popular potential sizes. Footnote (2) says: Assumes stock tire size of 165R13, aspect ratio of 0.80, and diameter of 23.4 inch. Differential ratio is effectively reduced by this amount, e.g. with 195/65-14 tires the stock 3.64:1 ratio becomes 3.55:1. Speedometer reading is reduced by this amount, e.g. with 195/65-14 tires the speedo reads 63.4 at 65 MPH. Speedo reading increases as tires wear. Diameter is approximate and varies with tire manufacturer and model. It also decreases about 1.1 % from new tread (10/32") to no tread (2/32"). Speedo reading varies with normal manufacturing tolerances, typically - -2/+5 % IMO. So compared to stock, 185/70-13 is 0.9% smaller diameter as is 195/60-14. 195/55-15 is exactly the same diameter as stock while 185/65-14 is 0.4% larger and 205/60-14 is 1.3% larger. 195/65-14, stock on most E-30’s (and for some reason mounted to my tii when Coupe King restored it), is 2.5% larger and makes my speedometer read too low on the freeway. Curt has some other tire and fitment details on the spreadsheet and if Steve Kupper wants, I can send it to him to post near the wheel database. Larry
  8. layers

    Stoplights on California St.

    by Tom Jones, 2012 Not the 49-Mile Drive
  9. Hi-- You say the motor will not turn over; that sounds electrical. Did you check that the wire to the starter solenoid has not slipped off? It's a 1/4" quick connector and I recall it slipped off my late '73 a couple of times. Good luck! Larry
  10. BayArea 02 Swap & Show is completely cancelled for 2020-- see notes below. As before, the address is 500 Sierra Point Parkway, along the Bay on the North side of Sierra Point. Preregister on Motorsportreg (see link below). Preregistration is $25 while the on-site fee on 2 May will be $30. Kile Brekke continues to show his artistic flare with the graphics and has again added his art for our T-shirts and printed materials; we expect the shirts, posters and cards to be popular once again! Please preregister early to help us plan. Preregistration will open on 1 March at [Preregistration for Swap & Show-2020 on MotorsportREG]. We expect it to end on 26 April 2020, so do NOT plan on a last-minute signup (we need a few days to get stuff ready...). Note— Swap & Show visitors are welcome! There is no fee for entry if you do not show your car or swap parts. However, we strongly encourage anyone with a BMW of our vintage to bring your car to display, no matter how mundane your daily driver (dirt, rust and all, which may be surprisingly photogenic) or how Instagram-friendly your restoration. There is no judging your car so there will be no points for extra dirt, missing dirt, artistic (!?) rust or matching luggage. We smile at all BMW's and photographs or videos are welcome (but NO drones over cars)! **************************************************************** For any of you who are preregistered you can request a refund by sending an e-mail request to [[email protected]]. Like so many other events, Swap & Show-2020 was postponed until 12 September. Although in May and June the pandemic seemed to be waning, by mid July it's rising again and the county and state governments give no hint of allowing even outdoor semi-large events. Please mark your calendars for 12 December for another Not the 49-mile Drive (perhaps social distanced but food is a question mark right now) and 1 May 2021 for the next Swap & Show at the Brisbane Marina. Larry
  11. Event Title: Swap & Show-2020 now on 12 September Event Location: Event Author: layers Event Date: 09/12/2020 9:00 AM BayArea 02 Swap & Show, now on 12 September 2020, Marina at Brisbane, California. As before, the address is 500 Sierra Point Parkway, along the Bay on the North side of Sierra Point. Preregister on Motorsportreg (see link below). Preregistration is $25 while the on-site fee on 2 May will be $30. Kile Brekke continues to show his artistic flare with the graphics and has again added his art for our T-shirts and printed materials; we expect the shirts, posters and cards to be popular once again! Please preregister early to help us plan. Preregistration will open on 1 March at [Preregistration for Swap & Show-2020 on MotorsportREG]. We expect it to end on 26 April 2020, so do NOT plan on a last-minute signup (we need a few days to get stuff ready...). Note— Swap & Show visitors are welcome! There is no fee for entry if you do not show your car or swap parts. However, we strongly encourage anyone with a BMW of our vintage to bring your car to display, no matter how mundane your daily driver (dirt, rust and all, which may be surprisingly photogenic) or how Instagram-friendly your restoration. There is no judging your car so there will be no points for extra dirt, missing dirt, artistic (!?) rust or matching luggage. We smile at all BMW's and photographs or videos are welcome (but NO drones over cars)! **************************************************************** Although we're somewhat disappointed to delay Swap & Show-2020, the Brisbane Turfmeister told me the lawn should still be green, helping you car look good. We're keeping preregistration open for 12 September so anyone who has already registered still has a spot. For any of you who are preregistered but can not come in September, send an e-mail to [[email protected]] to request a refund. Larry Swap & Show-2020 now on 12 September
  12. Hello Everyone-- Like so many other events, Swap & Show-2020 is postponed until 12 September, over 4 months later. While some things might be able to happen in May, a car show does not seem likely about 4 weeks from now. And looking at the calendar and other possible events, 12 September does not (yet?) seem to have any conflict. Just to lift our spirits, the Brisbane Marina Turfmeister tells me he keeps the grass green throughout the Fall so our cars should still look good. Please mark your calendars for 12 September at the Brisbane Marina-- we'll keep registration open on MotorsportREG [Swap & Show-20 registration]. Larry
  13. Hi Mike-- I encourage you to retrofit to LED bulbs; I did that 8-10 years ago and I'm pleased with the results. I also replaced the turn signal flasher relay with a solidstate relay that works fine but it does sound different (from the OEM and many replacements I needed in my late '73). A few points for you to consider: I bought my bulbs from SuperbrightLED but they no longer have identical bulbs to the ones I used; expect to have some trial and error in selecting exactly the ones you like. You incorrectly state you are considering using resistors IN SERIES with your LED bulbs. The load resistors go in PARALLEL with the LED bulbs to increase the flasher load current without dimming the LED bulbs. The primary use of the resistors is to keep the failed bulb sensor on newer cars from trying to tell you the lower-current LED bulb has failed. Some bulbs have the parallel resistor(s) installed in the base and are called "CAN Bus". You do not need more than about 100 lumens for a stop or turn bulb, especially if you choose the proper color (red or amber). But if most of the light bounces around between the bulb and reflector before exiting through the lens then more lumens may be needed. Be sure to choose the proper color LED bulb for your application since using a "white" bulb is very inefficient and the color will be different from an incandescent bulb with a colored lens in almost any case. For a turn signal bulb, the LED provides mostly monochromatic light and therefore if you want a red turn signal simply choose a red LED (but the lens will always look whatever color the lens is). I recommend an amber turn signal as it is somewhat more visible than red but the color is up to you. When I installed my LED bulbs I visually compared the angular light distribution in both the horizontal and vertical directions. It is entirely possible that light from the LEDs could be concentrated in a narrow beam that is a lot less visible from the various angles another driver be looking from-- that's why SAE-NHTSA specifications call for photometric measurements at a series of angles left-right and up-down from the lamp center (H-V). A visual comparison of your new LED bulbs in one tail lamp compared to your other tail lamp with your existing incandescent bulbs should at least give you some confidence that you are not operating in stealth mode. Have some fun increasing your night-time visibility! Larry
  14. Hi Wends-- Note the thumbnail photo in my posts, showing my tii along with a few others on the Curt Ingram Memorial Drive. Also, note my signature indicates I'm more partial to Malaga than to Golf (it took just a minute at the dealer when I purchased my late '73 to choose the best color...). Larry
  15. Hi Bill-- While we have no plans to print and sell these posters at S&S-20, that could change. If we have 1 or 2 left over from our 25-count print run (11" x 17") we might sell them at a very reasonable cost so they go to a good home. Otherwise, with enough interest, Art Director Kile Brekke may make some available either as a small print run or by taking names to print just the number requested. Depending on the final size, number ordered and shipping costs (any framing would be more...), the price could range from maybe $30 each to a lot more-- details, details. If we hear significant of interest we will look harder at how to offer posters. I think your question shows the value of a good Art Director: he makes our show and all of the Organizers look better! Larry
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