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mccusername last won the day on August 20 2020

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  1. This is a cross-post from the Parts Wanted section but I'm looking for Tii engine #2762913 It was originally in a 1973 Tii and was removed by Hardy & Beck in Berkeley CA in the early 80s. It was replaced with a '74 Tii engine built to Alpina A4 specs; not sure if the original engine blew or was just replaced with a hotter motor, but I would love to find it no matter the condition. Thanks, Michael
  2. Recent experience with NHS seem much less positive than in years past. They kept my Alpina tach for a year, then it didn't work when installed. Had to remove it and send it back, risking shipping damage both ways. Communication was bad, both with me and my shop. Would not use again.
  3. Tried to send you a PM but I think your mailbox might be full. I'll take them.
  4. Lots of information about the early 1600s on this thread on the UK 02 site. There might be something there about when BMW went to the 8-slate grill. https://www.02forum.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=8603
  5. I think Cosmic Mark 1s look really good, especially in all silver. I have a set of itty-bitty 4.5" wide ones that are light as a feather. BUT I don't think they would like right on a square tail car persoanlly.
  6. Oh good, that will be easy to find (he says sarcastically). Michael, I have been trying to research the first Alpina shift knob. Do you have a picture? I assume it would have the carburetor emblem? I have only seen Alpina shift knobs with the newer throttle bodies logo.
  7. Michael, Thanks for the great Powerslide magazine scan. I have never seen the TJ injection system. It looks just like people using ITBs with the KF pump now. Most importantly— where can I get a shift knob like the one in the Alpina car?! Michael
  8. @mvliotta I tries to PM you but it says you can't receive messages. Can you shoot me a PM when you get a chance? Thanks, Michael
  9. @sprout1600itb, did you use the regular Jenvey ITBs, or the ones that look like Webers? I have heard the faux Weber ones can be tricky to tune. Was that your experience? What kind of ECU/software are you using? Did you handle all that yourself, or pay someone? Thanks, Michael
  10. If you have decided that you want the correct early seats with no headrest, you might consider buying these on German Ebay-- https://www.ebay.de/itm/BMW-02-E10-Vordersitz-Sitz-vorne-rechts-links-1802-1600-2002-Tii-Blau-ORIGINAL/254746334569?hash=item3b50109569:g:tnkAAOSwA1tfX7fJ They are not the color you want but look like they're in good shape and could be re-covered easily.
  11. I'm looking for a rear seat back (upper piece) from a '71 or earlier car. Can be any color but needs to be in very good+ condition, no rips, tears or cracks. The type I'm looking for has the early 'faux stitch' heat seams as seen in the picture below. I need one of this style that I can dye to match the dark brown interior of my '67 1600. Thanks, Michael
  12. As @Conserv said, no one makes an easy replacement for this material. You would have to find a preserved early dark brown interior-- which would likely mean buying an entire car just to get it. Slightly easier, but still pretty tough, would be to find the pieces of an early interior in good condition in any color and dye them. Really early cars also had unique armrests, and thus the door panels are different too (not as many holes punched in them). If you don't have to be 100% original, but you do want the dark brown color, I found that SMS Auto Upholstery has a basket weave pattern that is a very good match for the older seats, and they have it in a nice dark brown. This wouldn't match original upholstery-- you'd have to re-do the entire interior. They said they could do the correct early 'faux stitch' heat seam as well but I never followed up to see if that's really true. I have my doubts. If you want to make things much easier on yourself and still have a great, period-looking interior, just use the slightly later and much more common saddle interior. Michael
  13. Congrats on the Manila car, my favorite color. I'm not sure exactly when they switched, but the really early 1600s had very dark brown interiors, like 'chocolate' brown or 'UPS' brown. It's darker than the saddle or tobacco brown interiors you see in most roundies. It would be much easier to find the 'normal' saddle or tobacco interior than the chocolate brown. How 'original' do you want your interior to be? Your car would have had front seats with no headrests, slightly wider bolsters than other roundie seats, and a different faux stitching pattern than cars made after '71. You can't really re-create this, you have to find original pieces. It would be easier, and safer, to find slightly newer seats with headrests, and it would still look great. Here are some pictures of my '67 Sahara, which has the early very dark brown interior. Michael
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