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  1. I considered the 5 speed swap awhile back until Paul sold me his 345 unit and 4 th gear is actually much like 5th in the 5 speed conversions I have driven, plus first actually has value, before it was good for 5 seconds of pull or breaking spider gears.
  2. Late to the party, I ran into a bunch of weird little problems popped up when I did the same retrofit. One thing I found that helped was running a ground from the front turn signal housings. Stock they rely on the two screws to ground the assembly, but I found that the lower voltage draw was not happy with the ground. Also check all of the items of of mikes list
  3. Voice of experience with old cars. Brakes, make them safe and functional, steering and wheel bearings should be inspected. Fuel lines! Nobody ever thinks they fail, but fuel leaks cause fires. Tune it up, check the cooling system and lastly buy a fire extinguisher, old cars that have been out of service usually get mice, mice love wiring and wiring shorting into mice nests equals fire. take your time, pay attention to things and enjoy the ride!
  4. Suspension rebuild, brake rebuild, bottom of car painted, dcoe carbs rebuilt and detailed. All while I worked from home full time.
  5. If you try to run two, the wiper motor really doesn’t keep up too well. Ask me how I know.
  6. My 02 cents (Canadian 5 cents). Datalogging is cool, but as an engineer it misses a lot of external inputs, and promotes paralysis by analysis. I mount a go pro, such that you can see the wide band, and the tach and the speed. Then a narrate my way through explaining what i see hear and feel. With a time stamp I can go to the offensive issue and replay. If it’s a real stumper I throw the 123 app open and mint the phone as well. Kiss.
  7. Also, vacuum advance on dcoe carbs is more than likely a lost cause. I goofed around with it and found it worked better without it.
  8. This is my curve, 10.5 to 1(ish), 292 cam, heads ported, 40 dcoe carbs, header etc. you can add a bunch of advance 0-1000 rpm and add more at top end. In my opinion. The misfire might not be ignition. When did it start? Is this a new 123 install? Did you mess with the car?
  9. Standard old 2002 hotrod, paint done in 1999, undercarriage paint this year (side effect of working from home (COVID therapy).
  10. This spring I set out to “refresh” the rear suspension, and mission creep was I full force. Enjoy the ride and open the wallet!
  11. very observant, the black hoses are connected to ports i machined into the intakes manifold for using a manometer to dial in the DCOE carbs, i connected them together to play with vacuum advance on the 123 distributor. still trying to see if it helps or hurts the performance. haven't quite got the curve right in the distributor.
  12. Once you sort this out then have the same conversation regarding positive ground systems then dropping ground makes sense.
  13. Finally all dialed in, rebuilt the DCOE’s reworked the linkage, installed new starter and added wide band O2 sensor. Using a manometer and a O2 sensor makes dialing in a breeze. The car has never run better. Now to resist playing with the jetting! thanks bmw2002faq for all of the info from the searches. jay
  14. Today I went through 1/2 of my carburetors, it started with a hooped starter, remove carbs, look at carbs, open spare parts stash and viola two dcoe rebuild kits, so well project creep strikes! And no I have not taken the starter out yet.
  15. All done with rear suspension, went out for a drive, everything went great, the. The starter failed. So off with the carbs, out with the starter and lord knows what else I will find!
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