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Roundeie

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Roundeie last won the day on October 19 2019

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  1. After getting the exhaust squared away I took to figuring out why the headlights didn't work. Had to again sponge until it became apparent the turn signal column lever was bad. Drove the car thru summer and into the fall while adding cosmetic items and learning what the Guibo is. Wish I had the photos but you know the story. Thumping in the trans tunnel when shifting (only subtly at first) lead to multiple crawls under the car until through researching I decided to order one and replace it. Since I liked the look of the euro turn signals and found a pair I replaced them and also found some bottle cap wheels and a Momo steering wheel. Winter came and the suspension became something I thought I could get sorted so I began gathering the parts to refurbish. Punching out old tired bushings was not easily accomplished with the subframe on the car. I learned the hard way it needed to come off so... One thing led to another while getting the front end together. Looking up at the oil pan and oil covered steering box had me pouring thru threads using my friend the search function and being subtly hypnotized by all the build threads and Articles on modifications and upgrades.They all led to an evolution that started with front bushing replacement. While looking up at the subframe I notice the oily steering box so... and the pedal box grunge... and the oily oil pan... etc... well, you can see where this is going. Needless to say project scope creep took hold and fast forward to the most recent change when I decided to go the full Monty tear down for body repairs and paint. I really liked the paint (original) but due to the PO weak attempts at matching the color at front quarters and a rear end in need of straightening chose to repaint. Here are some of the planned mods after the body work and paint include: big brakes both ends, shortie bumpers, Hella 550's, dual Dellorto 40's, Stahl header, stainless exhaust, Motorsport 300 degree cam with IE head bits, high compression 10.5:1 pistons, 5 speed G245, LSD, urethane bushings, HD struts and shocks, Alpina wheels, new carpet set (ESTY order coming later), 1 piece dash, new rubber window gaskets, new headliner (thanks Steve), deleted side markers and lower trim, under seat trunk mounted battery, low profile under seat subwoofer, kick panel and hidden package deck speakers (from an faq thread) and other stereo bits. And on it goes...
  2. And down the rabbit hole you’ll go…
  3. I used this Ez-Cool Vehicle Van Car Truck SUV RV Camper Insulation Kit (100 Sq. Ft Insulation, 25' Foil Tape) Heat and Sound Automotive Insulation for Restoration Projects https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PX2C8DC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_B2WHNNFZNFHZ985ERC9B on top of Dynamat.
  4. One of these is not like the others… M20 Getrag 245’s??
  5. Been dying to put these on. FedEx dropped the 4 CN36’s at the front door so tomorrow it’s off to have them mounted. Yep, I know the centers aren’t painted period black… I had hoped she wouldn’t need it but I will have to roll the rear fenders a little bit
  6. Hey Ben, I trust you survived the weekend and have returned home safely.  I am reaching out to find out more information on this past weeks' festivities.  Paul Winterton and I are planning on making the trip to Car week next year and need to make  plans for accommodations, I'm wondering if you had much trouble  making yours. We have heard that sometimes it could be an issue. Any suggestions as where we should concentrate our efforts would be greatly appreciated.

     

    This is something that we have been trying to do for the past two years now but this Covid thing has put an end to all that...hopefully the border will open soon.  Anyway your car looks fantastic, you must be so happy its done. Maybe , god willing,   I will be able to see in person in the near future.

     

    Take care

     

    Mike

    1. Roundeie

      Roundeie

      Give me a call and I can share a little. Also can let you know who else to try

       

      ben

       

      209-614-5841

  7. Beautiful Malaga and tan ‘72 next to me. Display area. Doug is one step above at the entrance.
  8. Cleaned her up for the drive tomorrow
  9. Decided to put a few freeway miles on her and drove to work (60 miles) one morning. Motors broken in (1600+ miles) and I'm working on some small issues. One happens to be a gearbox leak so I have the output seal and shift rod seal with me today. Gonna drop by my local indy (Kruse-Lucas Imports) since they've taken care of a number of BMW's for me in the past 25+ years including a 635csi swap into my '76 Bavaria. Coming down the on-ramp I hear the distinctive noise of metal hitting the roadway then feel and hear the thump under the car somewhere close to the drivers seat floor area. Immediately I make it to the next off-ramp, find the nearest parking lot, and shut her down. After opening the hood (bonnet, whateva..) I begin a visual search of the engine bay from top to bottom, looking for some missing bolt etc. Nada. I then crouch down and inspect the front subframe to see what's missing and again, nothing. I do the same for the rear subframe, even though I know whatever it was didn't jump to light speed, pass me coming down the on-ramp, and complete a 180 degree turn to inform me of its' departure. Finding nothing I surmise I may have kicked up some stray piece of metal that thumped the underside when I ran it over. So, I hop back in, start her up, and make my trek to the confines of the manufacturing facility I sometimes hang out in all day. At the end of my labors I make the trip in reverse and head to Kruse-Lucas to speak to Chris and ask for his help in finding the gearbox leak. I'm tired of laying on my back and frankly - I deserve a break. I leave him with both the output shaft seal and shift rod seal. Fast forward 2 days later and Chris gave me a call. He noticed the oily undercarriage (duh, that's why I brought him the car). He also pointed out a small chunk missing from the "Guibo" (flex disc for those of us with no idea how to pronounce that word) along with a missing nut / bolt combo and several others loose enough to turn by hand. Chris says he'll leave it on the rack so I can peek. The photo shows how he presented it to me. The leak is coming from the shift rod, apparently. Don't know where the piece of flex disc went but since he's familiar with Ireland there will be one replacing it very soon. Oy Vey...
  10. Need straight early passenger side grill.
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