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      Introducing FAQ Memberships   04/17/2017

      I would like to introduce everyone to the FAQ memberships. A fun way to fund the site and to contribute for those who are interested.    Everyone starts as a Solex Member.  This membership is free and not much visible is changing (I limited the personal message storage to 150).   Kugelfischer membership.  As a reward for your donation of $20.02 per year, you will not see any external advertisements, the site will look cleaner and run a bit faster. You will also get a couple of BMW 2002 FAQ Stickers.   Turbo Membership.  As a reward for your donation of $50.02, you will not see any external advertisements, the site will look cleaner and run a bit faster.  You will also get unlimited Personal Message storage, ability to create Private and Restricted Photo Albums. You will also get a couple of BMW 2002 FAQ Stickers and a Bottle Opener.   Alpina Membership.  As a reward for your donation of $100.02 per year, you will not see any external advertisements, the site will look cleaner and run a bit faster.  You will also get unlimited Personal Message storage, ability to create Private and Restricted Photo Albums, and an ability to upload Movies to the gallery. You will also get a couple of BMW 2002 FAQ Stickers, a Bottle Opener, and discounts on our accessories at the store.   There is also a fancy title that comes with each membership.  

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  1. Battery being drained

    Do I? Or, did I? I don't any more. They were coming in through a little rust hole beside the gas tank. Good eye spotting that trap. If you look closely, you can see that I added cardboard sides to it. I had three misses / snapped trap, no victim. Added those sides and got eight in a row / no misses. [ better mousetrap ] Mice sometimes chew wires, which can also lead to a battery drain.
  2. Battery being drained

    The trunk lights are repurposed license plate lights. The switch was not a BMW part. ( : but it is now : )
  3. RFI - Gauge Sizes

    Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer, for example. 90 mm = .0528852 smoots 3 1/2 in. = .052388 smoots Mr. Oliver Reed Smoot, Jr. (born 1940) was Chairman of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in 2002 (!)
  4. Battery being drained

    I had a dead battery the other morning, so I put a charger on it for a while; before disconnecting the ground strap and putting a volt meter between that and the negative battery post. It read 12 Volts, so I started by pulling the number one fuse and the meter dropped to zero. Then I remembered turning on the trunk light the night before and sure enough, I had left it on. I do need to put a lid actuated cut off switch in. Hopefully I do not make that mistake again. The tester/fuse pulling tip is a good one. As mentioned, it will not detect all possible problems, but sometimes you'll learn enough to resolve the situation. Tom
  5. 4-speed shift linkage and the pedal box.

    hopefully you specified that you have the late style shift mechanism. the other style uses different bushings in the link. (while the automated site can be handy, I prefer to email or call them) ( : Have fun : )
  6. 4-speed shift linkage and the pedal box.

    I bought a kit from Blunttech and , like Mike, I refurbished the shifter assembly without messing with the driveshaft.
  7. But it looks like it has four lobes on the center post. Were the six cylinder distributors the same diameter as the four cylinder models? Did someone put a four lobe post on a six cylinder distributor? That'd be a pretty custom setup.
  8. It looks like the JFUD (or whatever those letters are) is followed by a 6 (?) (every one I have seen ends with a 4 ... I think)
  9. Weber 38/38 Tuning

    and noise reduction... the parts diagrams call it an "air silencer" for a reason. it is also a benefit to inhale cool air... plus, I think the stock assembly l@@ks cool. especially the lid from a '76. Ok. i'll stop now.
  10. well esty, if the seller was not emphasizing its use on the track, you might have a point... it is nice of you to stick up for the seller. A lot of effort obviously went into this creation. Race ready? Nope. Safe? Not really. perhaps an Iowa Hawkeye fan will buy it, fill the trunk with ice/beer and drive it on game day. "novelty" is a good word for it.
  11. Weber 38/38 Tuning

    oh, yes... it works. there are simply advantages to the stock air cleaner, compared to the little K&N style. it takes a little fiddling around to fit a stock unit, but it was one of the more satisfying things I have done to my car... so I think everybody should do it! Edit-- I just read through some of that long thread about stock air cleaners and remembered that after market manifolds may not have tapped holes to mount the stock air cleaner bracket on the driver's side. I did come up with an alternative bracket, which can be seen here.
  12. Looking at the seller's SOLD listings, this is the third time this one is being offered up. It "sold" once for $7,000, then again for $4,250 and now heeeere it is again. This time around they removed the following photo of the underside. Muffler clamp / hose clamp / whatever. That four into one header ought to let that single barrel Solex breathe freely.
  13. Weber 38/38 Tuning

    I believe the large opening in the center is a coolant passage... which is good. Coolant, as in heatant. Now you just need to buy an adapter and modify a stock air cleaner to fit the Weber, so you can suck cold air in through that heated manifold
  14. Weber 38/38 Tuning

    is that a heated manifold?
  15. Carpet Choices...

    according to the forecast, you'd better wash it tomorrow morning, so it can dry in the afternoon. I believe it is going to rain (here) from Tuesday-April. I pressure washed my carpet and a lot of dirt came out. It still looks tired, but works fine for me. They dry surprisingly quickly. Edit-- come to think of it, I did follow the washing with compressed air, to blow a lot of the water out/through.