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  • Location Cardiff CA 92007
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    1975 2002
    2002 Porsche 911 Turbo
    1974 Alfa Romeo Spider

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  1. rstclark

    Oh bugger

    Don't listen to Carl His wheels are legendary Legendary visions of originality A Kind word would be Survivor My vote would be 1 chemically strip the paint off. 2 Power wash or Vapor Blast 3 Clear the spokes and centers and 4 polish the lip Its worth the effort . The wheels will be distinctive
  2. Opps to answer my own question VHT reports the the paint is Number ESP 104 000 and is sold in most auto parts stores in the US It doesn't seem to be on the shelf near me but with the number at least it can be ordered.
  3. Did a search for VHT "Matt Grey" and only found it available in UK maybe Canada too ? Is this available in the US ? Other VHT paint like Cast Iron or Silver just don't look right The "Matt Grey" looks great but at about $35 a can with shipping from the UK, there but be an alternative.
  4. rstclark

    Kugelfischer guide

    Thanks Paul This is great info for Tii owners
  5. rstclark

    Kugelfischer guide

    OKAY. Where ? In case I ever need to know
  6. rstclark

    Kugelfischer guide

    Is the infamous verboten screw the one inside the tuna can that will adjust the Co ?
  7. Wow Paul that work is impressive Goes way beyond a general clean up and paint job My current consternation is how to treat a Tii restoration that really has only surface rust in a few places. The car was undercoated 46 years ago and it's dirty but not rusty - San Diego CA car My first inclination was to pull the subrfames out and restore, Clean and treat any surface rust then undercoat again and paint it black As for the wheel wells that are still original with the factory overspray. I've come to the conclusion that any new additional repaint overspray will be how the wheel wells should be left Seems to be two schools of thought here regarding the rest of the undercarraige: One would be to do a very through restoration that is well above the factory such as yours or two, leave it more original to show that there is nothing to hide . What are the opinions about this ? My intention is to do nothing that will be considered a negative with this car or can't be undone Probably leaning towards a good power wash cleaning and maybe e a clear coat seal ?
  8. rstclark

    Just for arguments sake

    Maybe we should get a group counselor ?
  9. rstclark

    Low compression band-aids?

    Enjoy the car. No biggie
  10. rstclark

    Just for arguments sake

    Of course "it is what it is " just accept it and move on Conkitchen and Ray I'm still going to tell Mom on you. You're both derelicts
  11. rstclark

    Low compression band-aids?

    You know it's really not that bad having one cylinder down more than say 20 percent Remember this. The compression test is run at very low RPMs but when driving at 2,500 to say 3,500 rpm things are happening very fast You will get by for the next few months. Don't get obsessed about the compression at this point
  12. rstclark

    Low compression band-aids?

    20w50 plus STP as needed 20w50 or 40w is recommended in higher temperatures No problem
  13. rstclark

    1972 BMW 2002tii Race Car

    Would this qualify as a Panamericana race car ?
  14. Conkitchen and Ray I'm going to tell Mom on you
  15. Toning it back down a notch to a more general discussion, I would say that except in the case of very rare cars, the 245 swap increases value probably by about the $ 2,500 it takes to do the job. Certainly true for base models roundie or not. Until recently I was on the fence about doing a 5 speed in a Tii, but it's certainly not a negative anymore. The last several restored Tiis going thru BAT have all been 245 5 speeds. And as mentioned previously, reverting to a 4 speed is relatively simple and relatively inexpensive. A 245 is a nice upgrade for drive-ability even with a 3.64 rear end and does no permanent damage for those intent on being a purest. Even the BFH can be applied from the inside of the car instead pounding from the underside