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  1. Thanks John. That made it easy. Tom
  2. I don't know how to get a hold of Bruce, but I would be willing to send him this, if he'd send me a PM. There is probably a story that goes with the 'replacement' that has been used, which may mean more to the owner than having both of them be the same. I think this cover would match the existing one nicely though. (I just found it, after having misplaced it). Tom
  3. I think Jim nailed it with the 'grip too tight' theory. The little ring below the tip should stay with the plug, when the tip unscrews.
  4. Apparently some of them are not removable. Or, at least not supposed to be. Perhaps you overpowered a set of those? It usually does not take much torque to remove the tips and you should be able to see the end of the threaded portion, if you look at the top of the plug. Do you see that with these, or is the top of that aluminum tip solid looking. If solid, I would guess that you bought the non-removable type. Sorry, I do not know the part number difference off the top of my head, but it was posted recently, if you care to search a bit.
  5. http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=2215-USA---114-BMW-2002&diagId=12_0919
  6. I think I need to reduce the total WOOF in the distributor I am using. It seems to have increased recently. Time to take it apart and try and figure out why.
  7. Jim, the OP is in Australia, so Ed may be right!
  8. this is a Cheby-Suburban headlight switch ('72) I added a spring so it is now a push-button off-on switch that one could mount by the trunk latch and have dim-a-ble trunk-lights, that turn off when the lid's closed. (clay was for height check)
  9. Bosch distributor guts please.
  10. yeah, I guess it has been over a year, since I patched this cracked fuel tank with JB and it does not leak... You'll want to clean and scuff the surface ( mechanical grip )
  11. There is supposed to be a tabbed washer on that connection, which keeps it from coming loose.
  12. Abe, I was just looking in my trunk and think your Porsche light might fit well on the front of the bracket that holds the latch mechanism. It would be down out of sight, yet right within reach. Just a thought. Tom
  13. That carpet is not stock! ; ) I know what you mean. Unadulterated. Non-cobbled. Tinkered-free. Hehhee. I'm afraid the cool little flip-lid-switch-light would not be so handy, if mounted in the back, under the parcel shelf. Plus, what's the point of having a cool looking light, if you can't see it? A little custom tab added onto the trunk lid latch might let you mount one front and center, yet out of sight, for the most part; but I would personally not mind having that light be in plain sight. I may tuck a center light up under the parcel shelf, in addition to the lights I just put in; but I will have to snake one more wire into the lid, if I want the pull chain to activate it. Running wires up into the lid was not too hard. The hole I used is only on the left side, but the rest of the trunk holes are symmetrical, I do believe. It is almost like they had wiring in mind, when they put that hole there. It was a bit of a pain to run a hot wire back to the trunk. I tapped into the fused yellow wire that feeds the stereo, (whether the key is on or not). It involved pulling the console out and taking up the door threshold, as well as removing both halves of the back seat. I think it was worth the hassle to have lights back there, regardless of whether the lights are on, or even the key. It is a good thing I did not have to pay myself to do the installation. I could not have afforded it. The next time would be much faster though. Lots of headscratching, the first time around.
  14. Welders don't like brass anyway, due to the zinc. The screen you took out appears to have been sandwiched between layers of metal in the ring. If there is still any fabric in that ring, it will make soldering even more difficult. A fuel proof epoxy (if there is such a thing) would be neat. Cut a disc of tape to mask off the screen where you don't want the glue and it might even look neat when you are done. There is a window of opportunity, when working with epoxies, when it starts to set up and can be molded into shape. That can be a fun part of the process. https://www.google.com/search?q=gasoline+proof+epoxy&rlz=1C1LEND_enUS564US564&oq=gasoline+proof+epoxy&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.5887j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 I hope that screen is not too fine. I do not know what the original stuff was like. I would think its job would be to filter out chUnks of stuff, and the finer particles would get handled by the little inline fuel filters. (You don't want to be having to get into the tank to unplug the screen). Please keep us posted as you progress. I like seeing parts kept in service with little repairs; rather than simply replacing the whole thing. Tom
  15. Identical, except for the drive gear and length of the housing/shaft. I know of a car that has a modified MSD distributor from a Ford application. The owner machined the shaft a bit to fit; but have not heard of VW units being used. The 123 distributors have a tall-necked gear attached at the bottom, to make up for a shorter housing. I have wondered if they used the VW length housing and 'lengthened it' using that gear. Maybe you will see something similar, when you pull it out. In any case, I'd look into what you currently have, in terms of timing. If you do not have a timing light with variable advance, I would suggest the Innova 5568. It will allow you to set the all in advance and even plot the advance curve, with it on the engine. They can be bought for $100 online, including shipping. Money well spent, imho. Which stock distributor do you have? (if you'd care to share). Tom