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Everything posted by rstclark

  1. Mvliotta. You are preaching to the choir about Alfa’s. I have a 74 spider in California Extremely under appreciated but the public perception is vastly different as well Im not optimistic that Alfa Siders will ever achieve the market appreciation of a Tii I do share your view that they are stealth bargains however
  2. I believe it is original. It was a bit sticky during reassembly but with lubrication and careful adjustment it works. Did not realize it should stand upright at 90 degrees , so yes it may be tired internal spring Do those things so wear after 47 years. ???? LOL
  3. Okay. I'm totally busted on the one owner thing Mike G s comment is hilarious and convinced me to face the facts Here is the History: The car was produced May 18, 1972 in Ceylon Transferred to Hoffman Motors on May 19,1972 Sold August 11, 1972 by BMW of San Diego One owner for 46 years in San Diego (garage stored 2003 they 2018) Purchased in September 2018 by me. Title was placed in my name There you have it. If not for the thoughtful intervention by FAQ. I could have gone on in denial about being the second owner Thank you everyone. I feel better now The truth will set you free Rob
  4. Of course not. I will still have my 75 restomod And will remain addicted to FAQ. Clearly the best board on the internet
  5. Greg Yes I registered the car in my name and title is in my name This was necessary to be able to drive the car this past year to sort everything out and have insurance You can view it as a 2 owner car if you like, but since title will be held only for the restoration period in my name I prefer to think of it as a one owner car temporarily owned by the restorer and passing on to the second owner
  6. Tashakes just googled the beautiful parking lot at 1260 Columbia did you ever see the old dealership building ?
  7. To gregp553 it is a one owner car Technically I hold title for registration and insurance purposes but I only consider myself to be a custodian and Stewart Mallory. Be happy to help
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  9. Shamelessly,I feel to compelled to share the sale of my 72 Ceylon one owner Tii currently running on Bring A Trailer If nothing else, this should be fun to follow. Thanks to all on this board particularly Steve ( Conserv) for your help and support Log on to BAT I welcome you questions and comments as well here Rob https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1972-bmw-2002tii-38/
  10. If you need cables, consider a pair from a Volvo 240 etc. they are metal and work better I got a pair from Dave Varco at Aadvark Racing ---- Perfect Also the link to the my tii blog mentioned earlier is good but you should know he installed the felt trim seals incorrectly and later updated the blog. Its still a good guide
  11. Nice car. Couldn't you find any wide whitewalls ?? I think it deserves lights in the wheelwells too This could be a whole new trend Ratrods, Lowriders ? I think I hear the group War singing "all my friends know the lowrider ---- " Congratulations on thinking and doing outside the box
  12. From examples I've seen, the roundtail cars were body color on the rockers and the square tail cars were painted black with a definite masked line in about the middle of the rocker trim . Perhaps the square tails with higher bumpers and ride height got the black paint to make them appear lower ?? If you strive for originality, I would not paint the rockers black on a roundie But I do like the look if that's all you are after Others may chime in here with more knowledge on this subject
  13. Interestingly enough after the link to this thread was posted on BAT, the bidding stopped at $35,000 with no further comments The last discussions were going on and on about not having original carpet when it was previously disclosed that the car was not the original paint color or interior. It kills me how BAT comments can get so far off track of reality and have little or no value as a constructive comment However, this is a very good example of how the knowledge from 2002 FAQ members is as authoritative as it gets The car sold for $35,000 BTW
  14. the exhaust tip is made by ANSA Most outlets say it is NLA but if you chase down the part thru ANSA you can get it
  15. The rumor around this is that the matching Speedster is running around LA with a 912 4 cyl in it. The two owners know about each other, but neither party can or will buy the other party out to but the original car back together
  16. pick up the phone and call IE
  17. Correction the comment was posted by PaulTWinterton
  18. Following up on Zanbos advise above, Use some tape to hold the button in during the install of the handle Otherwise you will need three hands to do the job Using tape is better than letting anyone know you can't do this by yourself
  19. Taking my next car to TJ for a “tuck and roll “ interior ,cut the springs to get the car lowered and add lights in the wheel wells Oh I may be showing my age here ?
  20. Sorry to be a dissenter here but I used Los Panchos and got a half ass job on an Alfa. They didn't follow instructions and I took the car there with a friend is is very fluent in Spanish, so there was no misunderstanding. I could have done as well or better in San Diego. I would not bother getting paint work done in TJ It just not worth the trouble of getting your car back and forth There is no consistency as workers turn over quite a bit Some are very talented , others not so much. Who knows you might get lucky. Jrhone will say he got a good value and "Chito " will stand his work--- but not in my case Cuidado mi Amigos. BTW I have Sentri too and you can take your car into Mexico easily but you have to use the regular border crossing lanes to return and you should ask for a receipt that understates the price to avoid any customs issues
  21. Despite your best effort to bleed the system especially the calipers. The calipers can trap small air bubbles Have you tapped them with a brass of plastic hammer to see if you can get anymore air out ? Having had a similar feel before I drove the car for about a week and it cleared up because I think air was finally forced out of the calipers. I guess i'm saying maybe drive it carefully and see if it doesn't get more peddle Sorry I can't add to the discussion about the pre pressure valve.
  22. Thanks for the update Glad you like them too
  23. Yes this was mailed Monday Should take about 5 days

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