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  1. What did you do to your 2002 today !

    I am not good at staining wood to match aged wood. That shade is just about the limit of my ability. I made a brass badge for the horn button; Decided plain wood is better.
  2. What did you do to your 2002 today !

    I am going for the de-constructed look. Minimum air impedance
  3. What did you do to your 2002 today !

    I've been wondering if a wooden horn button would go well with the wooden steering wheel.
  4. LED lamps do not draw any where near the current as traditional incandescence lamps. Typical flashers expect to see some "resistance/load" from the lamps to sense that they are still there or they have burnt out. So, a load resistor is needed in parallel with the LED lamp to fool the flasher into sensing the LED lamp. An example is this: https://www.amazon.com/Resistors-Signal-License-Warning-Cancellor/dp/B004EDF8HY If you install the load resistors, be aware that they get very hot. Make sure to mount them to metal or something to provide heat sinking. Or, use a more modern flasher designed to work with LED lamps.
  5. Europa Radio swap

    Not sure if you can without some work. Modern car radios single DIN or not have standard plugs combining power, switch power, front/back speaker wires... that plug directly to the back. The Becker Europas have separate speaker wires with special plugs and power wire going into the back. I had a modern radio that I removed and had to redo the power & speaker wires to connect to the Becker.
  6. There is a hole at the back side of the knob. Use the short end of a small "L" allen wrench, get behind the knob. Go around the knob and feel for the hole. Once you find the hole, get the short end in there and push toward the front to get the knob cover off. Good luck. Added pictures. The hole is at three o'clock.
  7. Soda Blasting

    Not too long ago, one of these systems was around $500K for a 1000W system. Now that the Chinese are getting in, the lowest I've seen is $30K for a 200W system. Just wait, perhaps they will show up at your local Harbor Freight in a few years .
  8. Soda Blasting

    At the speed my project is going (years ), I think I can wait for a laser system to become more affordable to a custom body & paint shop: http://www.laserphotonics.us/handheld-laser-cleaning-system , and https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/handheld-laser-cleaner/
  9. interesting compact aircon system

    I think anything wider than 13" will not allow the glove box to be opened or will be too much in the way of your gas pedal leg. These people have a compact AC/heater system that appears to fit if you remove the 02 heater box. http://www.oldairproducts.com/catalog/hurricane_advantage.php I have not personally tried it to say whether it can pull in outside air, fit in the space, or allow both heat and A/C on at the same time to defrost.
  10. So, is that a wad of fuzz in the corner?
  11. With the windows down and the car moving, the air speed outside of the car is higher than the air speed inside the cabin thus creating a lower pressure area in the cabin. The lower pressure can then suck outside air/exhaust into the cabin. I believe this is called the venturi effect. Have you checked the seal between the shifter and the transmission tunnel?
  12. Oil Filter length

    Better oil filters have built in anti-drain back valve so the oil will not drain back to the oil pump. The idea is on a cold start, there is oil in the filter already to help quickly lubricate the engine parts. (Courtesy of many hours watching Youtube oil filter autopsy and comparison videos.)
  13. Oil Filter length

    I use this one for the extra filter area. Short and wide: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000C3YTK2/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  14. Euro light assemblies. A bit of a tight fit, but, no problem. These lamps are really bright. Superbrightleds flasher.