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  1. I have a set of front and back seats for a 1975 ( these are a different style than 69 ) The fronts are black and have all the plastic covers. The backs are navy but can be dyed or vinyl painted black $450 for all you pick up in San Diego
  2. A very practical and easily street motor prescription is: 9.5 :1 Compression 292 cam 38/38 with port matched manifold Long tube header Balanced Spec toleranced May produce 150 hp depending on the quality of the work Most likely it will be a little less on a dyno I believe there are dyno results out there if you search
  3. Smack the nuts with a hammer and a big blunt pin to "wake them up" and help the BP blaster do its work Recommend taking the manifold off and port matching it to the head while your in there There may be posts in the search section on this. You will be surprised by the mis-match between the head and the manifold Just port the last 2 inches of the manifold. Be careful not to port too big and have the flow run into a sharp edge of the head. Less is more in this case. If you decide to go the Canon route you will have water flow issues to deal with, so why bother ?
  4. Ireland Engineering used to have 9.5:1 forged pistons They were Mahle knockoffs but I think they had problems with the supplier and no longer offer them. They offer custom made forged pistons for $650 a set Do a little research about pistons and you will find that for most street applications, cast pistons offer greater affordability - since you mentioned it - and practicality in use. As kbmb02 has eluded there many factors to consider in an engine build. including head height , block height, camshaft overlap etc. It doesn't sound like you have the motor apart yet and don't know exactly how much oversize you need. It may be safe to assume you need the second overbore, but you wont know until you have the motor apart and the blocked checked Don't rush into pistons without having a clear receipt for your motor build. 9.5:1 pistons have a very good chance of working well with California 91 octane gas regardless of the other details They just give a better margin to work with all the other components of the motor I've built two 9.5:1 motors in San Diego with no detonation and very pleasing results. The difference in power between a 9.5:1 compression motor and a 10:1 motor will not be significant, that's why I favor 9.5s I notice you are local so PM me to exchange contacts and we can talk about this if you like
  5. Find 9.5:1 pistons. They will work well with 91 octane Ca gas They will likely be second overbore
  6. 1. Buy the Harbor Freight collapsible engine hoist and take the motor out the top, or 2.If you decide to drop the engine and trans out the bottom make friends with someone who has a lift or pay for it to be done. Pulling a drive train on any car jacked up that high and using a floor jack and jack stands as shown in the photo just makes me cringe. For anyone who has done it this way congratulations you got away with it. If your going to do a complete bare metal restoration, you must be ready to spend a lot of money Cheaping out at this point at the risk of injury is just plain foolish IMHO Make sure you are alive and well to enjoy your project
  7. BP5ES Isn't that a hotter plug than a BP6ES ? Also on the filter wrench subject anyone use the "plastic bag over the filter method" to catch the oil while spinning the filter off ? It beats having to clean up the block and car
  8. Borrow everything if you can. I think a 69 is a one barrel carb. Could run clean but may not fit a two barrel manifold ? Good luck
  9. Sorry All I was misinformed about this being an M20 and did't check it Turns out it is an M10 245 that I will hang onto
  10. Camperman you are correct The M20 does not have the timing hole Just look at the M20 bell housing offered further down these classifieds to see the difference. This also has the top switch for the back up lights that the M20 does not have. The top angled bolt spacing is 4 11/16 " on this transmission. Based on that I will be deleting or editing this post Thanks you
  11. Camperman you are correct The M20 does not have the timing hole Just look at the M20 bell housing offered further down these classifieds to see the difference. This also has the top switch for the back up lights that the M20 does not have. The top angled bolt spacing is 4 11/16 " on this transmission. Based on that I will be deleting or editing this post Thanks you
  12. That's interesting let me measure the spacing on the bellhousing to be sure and I will post the results
  13. Great response Chris and nice work Thanks for supporting the 02 community Don't need a set right now but based on what you are saying here I would certainty give your product a try, especially since they are stainless and will look good indefinitely
  14. Great question about the fit of the beltline trim Really needs clarification Most posts about repo beltline (do a search) say that they don't have the correct radius and can't be made to fit correctly leaving buyers dissatisfied The common comment is that they are from China but who knows. Can the seller please clarify if these are from a new company and what is the fit experience. Thanks Lord knows we can't wait forever for BMW to produce these or pay polishers an arm and a leg to restore a set
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