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  • Birthday 05/11/1984

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  1. I didn't even think to celebrate it, but both of mine turned 50 under my ownership...the white one in Sept. 2016 and the red one in Nov. 2017. Poor things are such a mess though.
  2. Then based on that and the fact that my 09/66 2000 has the later one-piece, the 2-piece disappeared between mid-June and late August of 1966. That's a pretty narrow window to figure out a production change this late on!
  3. Do you know the build-date of this car? Just wondering when the cut-off may have been....I've been doing similar research for the dimpled hood trim and have a suspicion that changed around 02/67. I pulled up photos of my '67 2000 with a 9/66 build-date, it looks like it has a one-piece roundel, but comparing photos to my 11/67 build car they don't look quite the same, the edges are different and it looks like an interim design between the 2-piece and later one-piece...see photos below. EDIT: on second thought it might just be a shadow of the black paint that's adding a weird visual effect that makes this roundel look different than that on my red car...not certain now. Unfortunately the Chamonix car is in storage so I can't see it in person to take the roundel off and look at it in detail. I'd love to hear your all's thoughts though...see below: from my 9/66 build 2000: and from my 11/67 2000 (original and replacement):
  4. Wow, thanks for the photo! Really cool to see. I assume this is your dad's TISA?
  5. Oh neat! I saw in the catalog that it looked like it had a trim ring which is NLA, but the two-piece thing makes sense.
  6. https://www.wallothnesch.com/en/lock-part-left-up-to-1969-41-11-11.html Walloth & Nesch have just that specific one left in their inventory.
  7. Not much has happened since my last post. Lots of new parts have come in for the front subframe and steering, including new idler arm bushings, new tie rods, a new center link (mine was very bent), and W&N's packet of new zinc plated mounting hardware, which will make installing everything very nice. That's not going together quite yet though, as I've decided to have the subframe powder coated and haven't yet had time to do it. Figure the car deserves it if I want it all to last, so worth the slight delay. Fun news though: new front & rear roundels have arrived! I was not convinced when BMW's current catalog suggested that both front & rear roundels are the same part no. 51145480181. After some research into the original parts list, I've found that the rear roundel was originally 51145081751, which has been superseded by 51145480181, but that the front was originally 51145081747, which BMW lists for the e9 coupes. I went ahead and ordered 51145081747 for the front, and now that it's arrived I can confirm it matches my original front roundel 😃 Not sure if this is common knowledge, but for those of you ordering roundels for these cars, it's a good thing to note that BMW is advising the wrong part. Anyway, that's all for now, some pics of the roundels for your enjoyment...pics of the 51145480181 installed on front as well as 51145081747 next to my original at the end...you can see that xx181 doesn't even fill the void in the hood. Sans roundel 51145081747 installed next to my husband's M3cs 51145480181 installed in rear. The holes had been sealed-up and painted-over long ago while it was still in the UK, so first time it's worn a rear roundel since it's been in the US (at least 1973/74). 51145081747 left and 51145480181 right in the following series Original front roundel vs 51145081747 Original front roundel vs 51145480181 51145480181 installed on hood...note it doesn't even fill the void properly
  8. It has the tach, correct combo-unit with clock, and double side-drafts. Not all TiLux's got the full wood interior treatment...I've seen many varying interiors on TiLux models.
  9. Ha! I was about to guess, "somewhere around 9/75!"
  10. I'm setting up my Granada '68 2000 as a 2000TI in specification, except with the rectangular headlights/taillights. Considering leaving the interior out and adding the Webers to make it more like a 2.0 Ti/SA as well...
  11. Congrats! Is the lucky new owner local?
  12. HAHAHAHAHA! 5 minutes, AS IF! I get maybe 2.5 minutes out of them, tops. Mine are cheap knock-offs from Amazon 😃. They work for what I need though. I'm sure the diesel does a better job, but the fumes! This purple stuff works great, just takes a little patience.
  13. Lots of parts came in last week which got me excited to continue working on the car: New main front rubber bushings NOS control arms with bushings New ball-joints for the ends of the control arms New mounting hardware and rubber for the front ARB from W&N new old stock from Istanbul...$300 shipped for the pair with bushings! the little "Meyle-Teile" boxes are adorable! I'm still waiting on the main subframe hardware kit from W&N, but had more than enough disassembly and cleanup to do. I started by getting the front subframe entirely disassembled, leaving the steering box and idler arm attached for now. I focussed on the front ARB; considering how hard they are to come by, I'm happy to have it already installed and was doubly-pleased to see some remnants of factory-red paint on it. A simple wipe-down with a cloth soaked in 1:1-diluted purple degreaser a few times cleaned it up nicely, and I went at the rubber bushing surfaces with some wire brushes attached to my Dremel - this killed my Dremel...RIP. I then spent several hours degreasing the subframe with some wire brushes and said degreaser, and got about half of it done. I'll go at the second half this coming weekend when my wrists have recovered. So far I'm surprised with this car, every bolt has come off without much issue, even though almost all of them are original from 11/1967 when the car was put together at the factory. That said, all the rubber bushings have just disintegrated as I remove them, so I'm glad I've decided to pull everything apart and replace it all. And critical parts are more available than I originally thought, it just takes a lot of work to research for these cars. I did get a laugh when I was taking some time to inspect the rear of the car...the rear guibo-thing is definitely past its useful life! But for those of you curious, the undercarriage is really clean: And finally here are some pics of the actual progress...you can catch a few glimpses of my husband's 2019 M3cs over there if you have a keen eye. Starting point: Left strut assembly and steering linkage removed: Everything apart! Cleaning up the ARB: some factory red paint!!! (I dunno, I live for those remnants of details...) all half cleaned up! Until next time, friends.
  14. This weekend I finished disassembling the front subframe and cleaned up the ARB for reinstall. I still need to degrease 1/2 of the subframe and am waiting on a hardware kit from W&N before re-assembly, but it's looking great! Even found some touches of original red paint on the ARB after degreasing it =) I killed my Dremel using it with some wire brushes to clean the rubber-contact areas on the ARB, but not until right as I finished, so at least those surfaces will be nice and smooth. Lots of degreaser, lots of wire brushes, and LOTS of elbow grease this weekend. Fully disassembled, but still greasy: Rare factory-installed NK 2000ti ARB: Detail of the cleaned-up bushing surface on the ARB, it was full of crud and corrosion: Half-scrubbed!
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