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  1. My interior is pretty identical, except for the horn button, choke knob, and faceplate of the radio (radio looks to be the same though). You have added a few switches and instruments, I added the defrost switch but mine has no indicator light. Andrew
  2. No, actually kumho had an e marked tire, there are also a few other quality manufacturers producing tires in this size. I posted a list in another thread.... Andrew
  3. Hi Steve, My theory is that they had budget left over at the end of the year, the next motor show was coming and someone's cousin had a print shop that needed the money...but yours could be equally true. The only difference in the three brochures I could find was the reference to Spa. In one its Francorchamps instead and the fact that the Dutch one is undated with a printed on ID of the importer. It seems its not a dealer, but the national importer. The Dutch brochure doesnt have the legalese about reserving the right to change specifications without notice. I would need to look at my little dealer network book to see how many dealers there were in 1971 in NL. That wheel style you refer to as un-molded was also mounted on my February 1971 2002ti, so I would not be surprised if it wasn't "the standard". I think Carsten's very original looking one had the same. I am a little irritated by the ignition key cover blocking the view of the key in the picture. I also see no hint of a hazard switch or optional defrost switch under the steering assembly though it might be unfavorable lighting. They go to the trouble of stressing options like CR five speed, limited slip differential and then post a car with no radio. Hmm. I just bought an old Land Rover Discovery, connected the OBD reader and read out the contents of the 23 ECU's the car has.... Andrew
  4. The German TUV has locally binding regulations, but I think the tire manufacturer recommendations are probably not...they might see liability differently if improper use is demonstrated. I have a set of the 165 xas tires on 5.5 inch trims, they do look a little lost on the rims and in the wheelwells, but work great. Will put another set of 185's on my second rims, but haven't decided whether to take the cn36 or one of the track day tires in that size...but won't do that this summer. Currently spoiled for choices on 185/70 13. Andrew
  5. Hi Steve, Was there really a new model year for 1970 worthy of a new brochure? I thought that the ti was essentially unchanged from MY1969/1970. MY1971 had changes that were introduce before the end of ti production and carried on with the tii. I have only noticed minor differences in details between these model years that are not readily visible or verifiable (like presence/absence of some/all seatbelts anchoring points, brand of front seatbelt). Because these cars have lived checkered lives, it's a shame the brochures aren't 12 page glossies, but they would probably just point out how little difference they had to the 2002.... Andrew
  6. Jeff posted a ti brochure from 1969 in the 2002ti section, includes a color picture of a carb.... Andrew
  7. The date on the last page reads ix.1969...would that make in MY70? In 1969 the model was not too old, by 1970 it was getting ready to be replaced. Interesting shot of the ignition with what looks like a blanking plate. The phh is also visible...someone wanted a picture of that as original. Andrew
  8. Evidence of continuous ownership is key. If you get only a year or two of history and no title, you should be accordingly concerned. If the current owner has registration slips going back lots of years, then the risk is correspondingly lower. I used to live in New York, it was "normal". My father and I certainly had 30+ cars without title, you did not have the criminal energy then with the internet as a platform to leverage this energy....but we never had a problem with just the registration certificate and a bill of sale. My father was a lawyer though, he had a belt and braces approach so he often got the bill of sale notarized just cause he could... Andrew
  9. Farecla or 3m tcut were my tools of choice to fix my overspray or other misdemeanours....show us more.... Andrew
  10. On the topic of daytime headlights, I am surprised their not mandated in more northern geographies. I did have a girlfriend in college who refused to turn the heater on in her Toyota Tercel in the winter in Vermont, because she thought it wastes a whole lot of fuel....to each his own. Andrew
  11. Been living in Germany on and off since 1993, never heard of such a discount. The insurers do point to the fact that light colors and daytime headlights facilitate cognitive recognition of a car....but haven't seen financial incentives. Andrew
  12. My father used to save on tires which caused accidents, so I am allergic to old cheap tires. Six years is what the German Tuv recommends, but if the tires were stored properly in a dark temperate room, their good for more. Usually the softener/additives in the compound are what you lose, these are what separate an ok driving experience from the good. When the tire hardens a bit, wet weather performance suffers. I believe (underscore, personal opinion) the wet performance falls off before you enter the other problem zone of heat. With dried out tires they will break down earlier in hot temperatures with big loads. An s or t rated tire which is ten years old, driven at high speed with high load will disintegrate earlier. Old tires are good for winter storage or prom queens in the museum. From your stats they should be ok, assuming they were stored properly. Andrew
  13. DWhy? Any self respecting long distance racer would have two electrical pumps (no mechanicals one I might add) to ensure reliability. We don't have to be rational in our tuning and tweaking priorities. Running a mechanical and electrical is also pretty safe, though you don't have a failover...you won't notice if the mechanical pump craps out... A.
  14. I have also used that setup of pumping with an inline pump through a mechanical pump in other cars, but not in the 02. That was in cars where I did not trust the lift pump to do its job, especially in hot weather. In the 02 if you have dual DCOE's its kind of nice to get compact plumbing for the fuel lines. I had a brand-new perfectly functioning ti fuel pump, but the whole engine compartment is cleaner when the fuel lines don't need to go to the front of the head and then back...The line comes out of the firewall and goes via braided hose to the rear carb. I have a facet pump in the trunkt mounted on rubber mounts with relay, separate filter with a pressure regulator. I will leave the mechanical fuel pump in my last will and testament for my next of kin to hand over to the next owner.... Andrew
  15. An autumn drive up the sawmill river pkwy to the taconic, then on to a brief sprint on the northway, Glens Falls and then on to fort ticonderoga and into Vermont, ....that's bliss. Don't get those season changes (and rust) is southern California. Nostalgia. Andrew

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