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  1. Hi Noel. Welcome! I also own a '72 tii. Purchased it 2 summers ago and have been sorting it out ever since. It's very doable, if you don't mind doing some reading on the topic. As I was new to working on vintage cars, I was also intimidated. With some experimentation, you will get to know what makes the tii run well. As stated above, one of the best purchases is to get an air-to-fuel ration sensor. Takes much of the guessing out of the equation. Vince Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Thanks Jim, will do re: seals. Not sure I understand what you mean regarding the shafts. Don't they line up in a straight line from the cup in the WUR to the throttle body holes for the D-cam? I have the early style pinch piece on top, with two bolts and two holes for the spring. I did replace the lower intermediate shaft with a spare, because it provided a bit more clearance for the spring to avoid the newer injector tubes. (The angle of the plate the houses the holes is slightly turned away from the spring) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Hi guys, Back with any update and an issue. I put everything back together, did a valve adjustment and changed the oil. Started her up for the first time and...... it ran terribly, (although valves seemed quieter ). Not a big deal, I thought, as I'm sure I threw the tuning off, so started playing around, but did not help at all. Went back to basics and started go through the tii guide. Sure enough, no fuel coming out of k-fish cylinder 3 when injector tube nut #3 was loosened a bit. The tii guide says to switch suction valves to confirm that is the cause. Before doing that wanted to ask for some assistance, as the o-rings look crusty and wanted to make sure I don't do anything stupid. Any advice? Where do I get new o-rings? Did I cause this by replacing components? Anything else I should be concerned about?... as you can tell I'm quite leery of taking anything off the injection pump! Vince
  4. I'll take the book. Will send a PM shortly Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Beautiful work Paul! Your build is a great reference as I clean things up on my car. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Hi Jack, I've seen folks putting these up for sale. Interested if you want to sell. I'll PM you. Vince Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Hi all, I have a '71 owner's manual in excellent condition. Only problem is that I have a '72 tii. Anyone have a '72 manual that they would like to trade?? Vince
  8. Problem with evaporative coolers, swamp coolers, ice boxes with fans, etc.. is that they only really work in hot and DRY conditions. In humid climates, you need to condense the water vapor out of the air for it to be comfortable. Been thinking about a cheap solution for our cars based on this concept... which may look like, but is not a swamp cooler: http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-12V-Air-Conditioner---Cheap-and-easy!/ Vince Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Try a bit of crazy glue. Worked for me. Just need to be careful not to get it on the vinyl. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Thanks, goodkarmech. One is on its way to me. Looks like outacontrol was looking for one above. I will update this posting
  11. Nice setup Chargin! Here is a closeup of a couple of the very well worn and very brown injector lines that came with my car. If you look closely, you can see 'sandpapering' of the inner radius of the top line. Looks like the PO placed some fuel line to stop it from continuing. Never liked the looks of the brown lines or the protectors! With some patience and VERY careful use of heat, I was able to bend a couple of the newish injector lines just enough to stop them from rubbing. No real risk of compromising the tubes, if you are cautious.
  12. Yep, You are right, Jim. The underside of the TB was definitely gunkier, but cleaned up nicely!
  13. Yeah, feels like I've been getting crazier and crazier, but loving every step of the way. Appreciate the suggestion. Thanks Rick. Called about the clip today. $13 from BMW...I may not be that crazy. Also, you've inspired me to look up alternatives to the Finjector boot option. Found what looks to be exactly the same boot at autoatalanta.com (Part # B311906102A) for $10 (1/3 of the price of the one at Finjector.com!) Steve, As usual a wealth of information. I guess this means that my pump was replaced at some point as my car was manufactured in late April, 1972 Always up for a drive! will PM you
  14. I'll take the other knob (short, stout one) for $15 shipped to complement Daver's request.
  15. Hi everyone, Still high off of my recent succesful clutch replacement and associated scope creep. I decided to get to know and clean up my fuel injection system. Pics below with a couple of questions. Warning - Long and rambling First, some background. I purchased this early '72 tii last summer and have been sorting it out since. My goal is to keep it in stock condition. As for the fuel injection components, they look to be correct and operating pretty well, after tuning per tii guide. Just wanted to clean things up this time and replace some of the components with a spare set that has seen fewer miles. Hoping that I notice a difference after I get her back together. Injectors and tubes: Injectors have been cleaned and tested. Replaced the injection tubes with a younger set, but have an issue with tubes contacting one another:... QUESTION: Gently coax them into shape with a heat gun? Missing or messed up pieces: Here is a pic with a cable tie used instead of a clip for the fuel line and a cut up rubber boot for the cold start valve connector: QUESTION: Where can I source both of these pieces? K-Fish: Not planning on sending the pump out to Wes just yet as the car seems to be running fine. Looks like it is the original one. Throttle Body: It was covered in gunk and dirty on the inside. Cleaned her up to like new. Even has the original cap on the bottom! ... I think. with early style internals and what looks to be a relatively new spring.. Intake plenum(?): Happy to see the intake is stamped with the correct year (and month? 3 dots for March?) and while we are on dates and dots, here is what it looks like on the other side of the K-Fish. Not sure why the dots are arranged like they are: and here's Liesl!