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  1. Interesting, wrong dash, console, and 12 fuses. Beautiful car though. It would be interesting to see the VIN. Thanks for posting photos.
  2. Woops, sorry, the dealership is the same, but the telephone number is not...
  3. My english language 2002ti brochure is dated 8/68, and is identical to the one posted above. My dutch version is identical to Steve's (no date), except that the dealership shown on the back is not the same. My 2/71 ti does not have the smooth horn button, interesting.
  4. The gap between the jam nut and float adjuster on my carbs is about 2.95 mm. They run well. It took a lot of trial and error to get it right. I suspect there can be quite a bit of variation depending on the float valve, etc. I'd love to track down (or make) the BMW float adjustment tool. Good luck
  5. Also, I talked to S&S years ago about PHHs. He said one reason it's so expensive is that his machinist machines each carb throat after new bushings are installed and that requires custom tooling etc. That makes sense, but I don't know how Michael at Bob's does his rebushing so that the new bushings are flush with the carb throats. Maybe he puts the correct radius on them before installation.
  6. Michael at Bob's has been pretty responsive when I have communicated with him. I did notice on his website that he does some sort of media blasting. With the effort you are going to, I recommend that the place you send them to have the capability of replacing all four throttle shaft bushings in each carb. Alternatively, oversize throttle shafts are available, and it would be much more straightforward to ream the existing bushings to fit slightly oversize shafts than a full rebush job. I'd guess most carb shops could handle that. I found this photo I must have downloaded from Cashel's website years ago. I can't vouch for correct yellow zinc plating, but the finish on the carb bodies looks like it should. Or at least like I think it probably should, having never seen a new PHH. Please follow up and let us know what you end up doing.
  7. Also, here are mine, before and after. As you can see, I didn't go the yellow zinc plating everything route.
  8. There are some period black and white photos of PHHs available (the blue books for example), but I am not aware of any period color photos. You might try the online photo/document archives from BMW. Lots of period photos there. I used a mix of stuff on mine, testing small areas to be sure it wasn't damaging the finish - I'm pretty sure there are at least a couple of threads I contributed to discussing this issue. I didn't use any media blasting. I also looked extensively into options for rebushing the throttle plates. None of the VW guys would do it because it requires a completely different machining set up. Will, the Mercedes guy would do it, but it's pretty expensive. The best option I found was: http://www.bobs-services.de/preisliste-en.html. Yes you have to pay shipping two ways to Germany, but he has a very good reputation, and his prices are very good. Total rebuild was around $1k euro for a pair of PHHs the last time I asked. However, he will rebush for $300 euro, though I don't know if that would be his current price. Everything else involved in rebuilding PHHs is very straightforward. He's also a native english speaker. PHHs tend to excrete fuel with use in warm weather, even when they are in good shape. A summer of driving in warm weather, and they are going to be fuel stained anyway. Good luck Andy
  9. Jam3422


    They are original 2002 Recaro sport seat reproductions by GTS. Really good copies, very comfortable. Chrome hinge covers would have been nice though.
  10. Definitely not a ti, being a model 71, 12 fuse car and all. As for the rest of the claims...
  11. I bought some #4s from Paul W a while back. Part # 51 13 5 480 114 if you are having a problem finding them.
  12. Paul: I always try to make it to this event, and will probably be there on Saturday this year. Unfortunately, my car is still scattered around my basement, garage, and Puget Sound from Mt Vernon to Renton, so I'll be driving something else. A post-race gathering is a good idea.
  13. I am guessing, but Alpina probably started putting a notch in their gauge pods when BMW started putting ribs on the dashboards, so around 1969ish. The ribs moved around some over the years, so the one thing we changed on the gauge pod Tom made (that's mine in the post above), is the location of the notch.
  14. There's a guy in Bellingham, Ryan Short, that is known for painting VWs. He's worked at body shops and has had his own shop, but I don't know what his current situation is. I don't have any direct experience with him, just ran across his name when I was looking for a painter. From my research, if you are willing to go an hour or two away from Seattle, paint jobs get a lot less expensive. Let us know what you end up doing.

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