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  1. I'm looking for the early, smaller 15 mm (the actual size may be 14 mm) coolant nipple that connects to the hose leading to the heater valve. It should have 18 mm threads on the head end of the nipple. Does anyone have a trashed 121 head they would be willing to wrench the nipple off? Thanks Andy
  2. Yes, thanks very much to Trieu for making these harnesses. That's what makes this place great - someone coming up with an innovative solution to a problem, and then going out of their way to help others with the same problem. Andy
  3. Thanks Jim, I'll get in touch with him.
  4. The wiring harness for my ti clock is long gone - some PO has done some funky wiring I'm in the process of correcting. I could build something that would work fine, but I'd really like to have the factory harness with the 3-prong connector at the instrument panel. Thanks Andy
  5. Body nuts go in the holes. The outer "sleeve" for the ashtray goes in the big hole.
  6. The BMW Alpina book (James Taylor) says the A2 engine, introduced September 1969, used 45mm DCOEs, 300 degree cam, 39mm intake valves, 10.5:1, etc. The book also says the A3 engine used the 45s, and the A1 used 40 mm Solex DDHs.
  7. Interesting, wrong dash, console, and 12 fuses. Beautiful car though. It would be interesting to see the VIN. Thanks for posting photos.
  8. Woops, sorry, the dealership is the same, but the telephone number is not...
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Also, here are mine, before and after. As you can see, I didn't go the yellow zinc plating everything route.
  14. 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

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