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  1. The classifieds section (not the forum) here in faq....put in a wanted ad. Andrew
  2. If you can afford it, buy a 20ft container and put it all in there and if you have a yard, park the container at your new home....I went through this once in Europe, I could not buy a container, but asked the movers to bring a half container the Friday before the move....I hand winched the rolling body into the container, strapped it down and the packed the rest in. On Monday the rest was packed. At the other end I had a carport to pack it all into, the moving guys helped unpack. You don't want to leave it somewhere unless you totally trust the guy doing it....better to buy some time and find the right guy in the new location. Andrew
  3. If you can afford it, buy a 20ft container and put it all in there and if you have a yard, park the container at your new home....I went through this once in Europe, I could not buy a container, but asked the movers to bring a half container the Friday before the move....I hand winched the rolling body into the container, strapped it down and the packed the rest in. On Monday the rest was packed. At the other end I had a carport to pack it all into, the moving guys helped unpack. You don't want to leave it somewhere unless you totally trust the guy doing it....better to buy some time and find the right guy in the new location. Andrew
  4. I also have fond memories of skiing, but on ice in the Northeast, lots of small ski areas. Went to college in Vermont, skiing was a 3-4 day a week pastime, Middlebury even had it's own mountain and the annual pass cost $40. We spent most of our days at Sugarbush North where the "in state" annual pass was $120. Exotic was Mad River Glen, they did NOT have snow making equipment, so even then we did not ski it all too often for lack of snow...
  5. I used a metric convex screw with a Philips head, nylon washer with nyloc nut all in stainless some 17 years ago ...I dropped the washer and nut a few times in the door but then taped both to a long 8 or 10mm ring spanner and joy was perfect... I left the grub screw because it was chromed or plated and just put copper freeze in the threads. The passenger side mirror is waiting on a similar treatment...a few years already, but works. The new mirror came with the OEM fasteners.....which I won't use... Andrew
  6. The man wants to try out a set of coilovers and he will decide whether they suit him...Its not about good or bad or easy vs difficult...its just a set of springs and shocks to try out on a mass produced vehicle we all love where the manufacturer opened the door to all kinds of changes....so why not....the struts are replaceable....he can decide whether its comfortable enough. I regret going to poly bushings ...we all (ok, not the purest of the purists) have our crosses to bear... Happy New Year! Andrew
  7. I am also curious, but I suppose you need a quality coilover/shock as your reference mark....what are you comparing? Ability to adjust height, appropriateness of the spring rates to the shocks? Kind of difficult to say...only can say if it works at all out of the box. My son has an Audi with the sportsline suspension, yes it works but the ride is very hard for the incremental Increase in control...Difficult to say if the same could be achieved without the harshness. How harsh will it bet? Andrew
  8. Just a piston and engine component manufacturer based in the UK. I thought at the time it was a material, but they also make just cast nural pistons....they were big in the age of BMC, less so in the times of British Leyland and seem to be concentrating on vintage British Motor bikes. Were taken over, but not by one of the well known global engine components manufacturers. Their home page doesn't include an application catalog so not sure how you can buy their pistons today. I guess Mikeys were NOS items. Andrew
  9. I put hepolite pistons into a triumph spitfire long ago, ran for some 60kmiles before I sold it. Old Land Rover manuals refer to them as oe parts. Didn't know they made pistons for the 02. If I got them cheaply I would be happy, otherwise hmm.
  10. Thanks for the picture, my ti has those overriders so now I don't feel like such an outcast. My grills are not quite so tired... I launched mine on a rally stage a few years back, the landing was painful. I sometimes think that moving the battery to the trunk would have changed the trajectory, but replacing the driver might be a better long term solution. So I'm careful approaching the trampolines now. I'll have the post the elapsed sequence... Andrew
  11. Hi, Thanks for the update! I will have to check whether my tabs are still intact. Does JB Weld harden completely and become brittle? I have never used it, I think I have used window sealant to attach trim in the past and I had to cut it with a razor to separate them. The central kidney looks really nicely polished! Andrew
  12. Hi, You said you had stock springs, make sure they are new since you apparently already have new shocks. You can't afford saggy springs. I have an oil sump protector but your header would probably foul it...this might increase the lifespan of the header if you have something to run interference before hitting the header. Since it's one piece I guess this will stress the flanges and studs if you hang or hit it repeatedly. I built mine for bad roads, so I have hd springs and the sump protector but I am running the standard ti/tii exhaust manifold with a larger bore exhaust from Simons. The center resonator is the low point on my setup. Andrew
  13. Thanks, I was looking at fixed camber plates for the front so that might improve the odds. Do the Mahles clear the tii calipers? I have problems with my Cosmics, the balancing weights foul the front calipers. Andrew
  14. Hi, Reviving this old thread because I could not find a closer one. I have a set of 6x13 et13 bbs mahle basketweaves, with kba nr 40179. The threads found searching and wheel catalog show different kba numbers. The rims are from 1979 according to the castings. Does anyone run these on a reasonably stock suspension? I had e21 steelies that rubbed on lock with mildly lowered springs and I don't know if I want to mount tires to discover if they run.... I would mount 185/70 on them Any input appreciated. Andrew
  15. I kind of like the nose to be a bit higher with more squat in the rear...most 02s looked like that in the early 80s when I wanted to buy my first 02. It's a burned in image of what a slightly modified 02 looks like. E30s look better as well when the tail is lower than the nose imho.... Andrew
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