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  1. Hot Dog !!  There's tons of great driving around Tehachapi !!

     

    A good drive is to this place.  The tasting room is open with food service, the view of the countryside is spectacular, and the owners are good friends of mine .......

     

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    Cheers,

     

    Carl

     

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  2. Back in late 2009 the original electric fuel pump in my '74tii finally locked up after 35 years of faithful (and zero maintenance) service. 

     

    After a couple of no-joy tries to solve the problem, I discovered the FAQ and got pointed to the Keith Kreeger article about using a -5 series pump.  And Keith Kreeger himself answered a couple of my questions via email.

     

    Problem Solved !!  That same -5 series pump is still getting the job done today.

     

    Cheers,

     

    Carl

     

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  3. Interior Space, my favorite story.

     

    So way back in mid-1981 it was my job to get the cut-in-half-lengthwise 55-gal drum BBQ from the house to the beach.  My truck won't start.

     

    I discovered that said BBQ fit perfectly into the trunk of my '74tii ...... and the trunk lid closed just fine.

     

    Cheers,

     

    Carl

     

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  4. Out for a cruise this morning.

     

    A couple of posts above I added a picture looking northwest across Simi Valley.  In that picture, way out in the distance above the roofline of the '74tii, you can see some cliffs with whitish-colored faces.

     

    Well, here are those same cliff faces, known around town as Whiteface.

     

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    Cheers,

     

    Carl

     

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  5. Here's a picture from REALOEM showing the Hood Hinge Arm lower attachment lug (red arrow).  This picture shows the hole as round.

     

    WELL, I just discovered that on my '74tii:  that is actually a slot, not a round hole.  As such, the lower hinge arm which attaches there:  the securing bolt (numbers 2-3-4-5 in the picture) slides forward & backward in the slot.  I have already determined (the hard way) that that bolt needs to be in the back-end of the slot so that the hinge arms don't smash into the bodywork (which now has a small dent and no paint).

     

    Anyway:  anybody know anything about that being a Slot versus Hole ??? 

     

    I've certainly never had reason to notice, but today the securing bolt was "loose enough" to allow the hinge arm to move back and forth and cause body/paint damage problems when lowering the hood into position.

     

     

     

     

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    Cheers,

     

    Carl

     

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  6. DerekZ4's picture above ...... that license plate frame says Saddleback Irvine.

     

    I bought my '74tii from Saddleback when they were down south in Mission Viejo.  The picture I posted above, here's a bit of enlargement showing my license plate frame.

         And another "old timer" detail.  On the license plate, upper right corner:  that white tab is the annual registration sticker, it says 1974.  That exact same plate & registration sticker is still in place on the front of the car.

     

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    Cheers,

     

    Carl

     

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  7. My '74tii enjoying my birthday weekend, July 1980, Kern River canyon (above Lake Isabella, CA).

     

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    Here's one from a year earlier, July 1979, Thousand Oaks, CA.

    that's my sister's '74tii   ......  she still drives it today.  (that's her son, he learned how to drive a stick shift in that tii).

     

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    and this one, taken in August 1978, also Thousand Oaks, same lawn as above ....... my sister had just purchased her '74tii from a older lady in town who needed to sell it ......

     

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    Cheers,

     

    Carl

     

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  8. Way back in early '79 I walked into the Santa Clara BMW dealer to get a couple of parts for a quick fixit.  On one of those revolving literature displays there were many copies of the original article (as noted above by Conserv).  I managed to grab a few after getting my parts.

          Then a couple of weeks later I was in Saddleback BMW (Mission Viejo) and there was another stack, so I grabbed a few of those.

     

    They are still in my "receipts" folder. 

     

    Cheers,

      

    Carl

     


  9. somebody above mentioned,  "square-taillight-rims-on-a-round-taillight-tii"

     

    I'm thinking that the simple fact that the guy actually took the time & effort to clean 'em and make 'em nice and shiny ....... he gets top marks in my book for exceptional attention to detail and pride of ownership.

     

    Cheers,

     

    Carl

     

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