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Everything posted by rstclark

  1. That's a bit of a vague question " What is the overall thickness " I can tell you the tank is larger and the core thickness is larger than a stock two core radiator Will the fan hit it ? That's not an exact science All cars are a little different. If you have even a 1/4 inch clearance from the front of your fan to the radiator than it would will most likely be OK Call IE and see what they tell you Or do a search on Radiators for many opinions and suggestions about radiator options
  2. This is funny Don't take Carl's opinion about original wheels It's a standing joke here The original wheels were steel wheels with slots ask Carl for a photo of his original never been repainted wheels They are in absolutely horrible and cosmetically unattractive condition . ( Love you Carl) I've' threaten to re paint his in a parking lot but he won't budge on his " original" wheels . Overall "Stay Calm" don't make any drastic moves on this car ---- unless you want to part with it and I would be "all over " buying my old 74 Tii again My sense is that's not happening So again Congratulations
  3. WOW My first BMW was this same car A 1974 Tii with sunroof and Behr Air Conditioning Lots of fond memories about that car. Congratulations on your acquisition. This Board is absolutely outstanding Don't be bashful about asking a question The Search feature will be of great help Re: the wheels what you have are the dealer option alloys Keep them. The other picture shows e30 bottlecaps- avoid them in your case because Tiis deserve restoration close to original in order to avoid negatives in value. Congratulations and welcome
  4. All I want to know is Did Esty get her 50 bucks yet ?
  5. rstclark

    NOS M10

    Just testing the waters to see if there is any interest in a NOS M10 It was produced in 1984 with an E21 2.0 head stock compression ratio is 8.3:1 Could easily be built to any compression ratio and cam option and new owners desire
  6. I side with Vicleonardo Get a 75 or older Don't block out all of your options by thinking you have to work on your 76 You are seriously conflicted by thinking you want to modify a car for more power and do it with a California 76 Set the emotional attachment aside for a moment to consider the economics of selling your 76 - outside California for the best price - and buying another car. You say you want to do a complete restoration so why not do all that work on a car that will never be a burden for smog ? Side story Since you are in San Diego you most likely are aware of Carl Nelson at La Jolla Independent. I once told him I had a really nice 76 and his response was " There is no such thing as a nice 76 in California"
  7. Steve thanks for clarifying the differences by years My equipment is from a 75 btw
  8. I have all of that. Air cleaner ,brackets ,hose air box for snorkel Weber adatper, air filter element PM me
  9. Good job. Sawcut the middle section out to get started
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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 ?
  13. 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
  14. Find 9.5:1 pistons. They will work well with 91 octane Ca gas They will likely be second overbore
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. That's interesting let me measure the spacing on the bellhousing to be sure and I will post the results
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. Have a Getrag 245 5 speed OD tranny for an M20 motor. NOTE: This is for the baby 6 cylinder M20 motor ( 325i etc) and will NOT , repeat NOT fit an M10 4 cylinder This is ideal for an M20 swap into a 2002 because of it's size and fit into the 2002 trans tunnel.
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