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  1. Moto Carlo

    battery relocate

    I went with the trunk relocation because of the cool cross member that the battery attaches to. My thought was it add stiffness to the rear shocks (lateral). Probably does not make a real difference. But again I simply like how it looks. Under the rear seat is also a good idea, especially if ones does a rear seat delete. Looks like you are doing a good job with your car 'Kugel'. Dynomat? What carpet are you using?
  2. Moto Carlo

    battery relocate

    Mine might have been redone at sometime, because it has a long bead that runs the entire corner - almost like structural support. But I will have another look, thanks. I'ld love to get it out of there.
  3. Moto Carlo

    battery relocate

    Mine is not like the white one above. Mine is seriously welded in place. One of my reasons for relocating the battery was to clean up the engine compartment. But I will certainly put that gained space to good use. 🙂
  4. Moto Carlo

    battery relocate

    Mine is a 76 and welded. I am thinking the washer resv and add a radiator overflow tank there. But just looking for ideas. I was surprised to see it welded. (And not simple little spot welds either, they really stuck that sucker down.) How about oil cooler?
  5. Moto Carlo

    battery relocate

    I did it and love the look of the battery in the trunk, better weight ratio, etc... But I am left with the battery shelf in the engine compartment. That area is beautifully painted and hate to sawzall it out ...creating a bunch of extra work for myself- filing, grinding, paint, etc... What did you guys do with that area in your cars?
  6. Moto Carlo

    faux wood dash

    I know it is supposed to come off. 🙂 I went at it pretty hard (hot) and it did not move. Also I did not feel any kind of seam line . Smooth "as a baby's bottom" both along the outer edge and inner the inner gauge side. So not sure about this car - last year of the e10 -maybe they did something different? Anyway, the sanding worked great.
  7. Moto Carlo

    faux wood dash

    I am probably the last one to know this, but ... maybe not. I read about removing the wood dash veneer using heat to get an edge to peel up etc. So I went at it with a hair dryer and a jewelers screw driver to loosen and pry up an edge. No luck and was afraid I was going to do more damage than good. So I decided to scuff up the faux wood and spray it with satin black high temp paint. In scuffing with 120 grit, it vanished. (photo shows in process) On my 1976 E10, the "wood" was some sort of ink or silk screen, not a linoleum veneer. It sanded off in 5 minutes . I took it to 600 grit, and added some chrome rings. Viola. Easy.
  8. Moto Carlo

    DRIVESHAFT UNIVERSAL JOINTS

    Thanks Simeon, I was thinking the same . 🙂 The driveshaft company that Bib has mentioned is not too far form me. So depending on the condition of that joint and connecting nut, I might use them. $200 range seems like a bargain including having it balanced.
  9. Moto Carlo

    steering box

    How about the steering quickener? Anyone else tried that?
  10. Moto Carlo

    DRIVESHAFT UNIVERSAL JOINTS

    Great. I like that approach. I'll do it. Thanks. I have read about those stakes and that is indeed over my head. The yt clip I saw, showed a bolt (almost hidden) in the middle of the knuckle that you removed leaving the stakes in place. But that was for a little later model,so probably not applicable for the e10. I have not had time to have a look yet. So your info is a big help. Lucky those guys are nearby for us.
  11. Moto Carlo

    DRIVESHAFT UNIVERSAL JOINTS

    Have not done it yet, but it looks like those joints come apart (via you tube clip). I have such a long list of other things the car needs, this can wait a little while. Mine the bearing still seems good for now, it is just the rubber ring that holds it. But maybe it would be easier to simply have the pros do it and balance the shaft at the same time. Did they work on your's while on the car? Or did you simply bring them the driveshaft? I want to rebuild the diff too and plan to do it all at the same time. So am putting that Pandoras Box off for now. I wonder if anyone can add their 2 cents on taking that joint apart?
  12. Moto Carlo

    DRIVESHAFT UNIVERSAL JOINTS

    I found my driveshaft problem (A thumping sound from 0 to 10 mph when the car is under load. ) is the middle bearing / hanger. Fairly easy to replace. Not too costly of a part. Whew!
  13. Moto Carlo

    steering box

    This has been a great thread. Lots of info . I have learned a lot guys. Thanks. What I am wishing for (and apparently it does not exist) is we could remove the old BMW box and put in a more advanced version from another make. For example:my Intermeccanica 356 Roadster has a VW Passat rack and a VW Golf brake boost and calipers with Porsche 914 rotors. Steers and brakes quite a bit like a modern car. But it's air cooled engine is in the rear, so I have a lot more elbow room upfront for upgrading. And like Ford said, there is a cap on how much I can spend (and stay married). At some point best to simply live with the original system - which is really ok in normal driving conditions with a 90 hp engine. Just hoping.
  14. Moto Carlo

    steering box

    Ford 888 - Excellent job. With that guy's talent, I wonder if he could upgrade a system for the E10? His other steering boxes look interesting. Even so, this is a great kit as is. Thanks Ford!
  15. Moto Carlo

    DRIVESHAFT UNIVERSAL JOINTS

    Planning to go in March. I have an Intermeccanica 356 Roadster that Is 95% complete. The 2002 process is just beginning, and I am a novice at the E10. So finding lots wrong and learning with each step. (Lots of poor repair work, leaks, ratles, etc that need fixing. ... the usual. We live in Lake Arrowhead . Beautiful drive. I started a Classic Car club last year, and we meet every other month. 2 other 2002s are in the group. Mine will 3 when it is ready to show, and yours could be #4. I hope. Here is a link to my fun website. Look forward to meeting you. www.motocarlo.com (I post this here in case others in the area (north Georgia between Chattanooga and Atlanta) would like to join us. Friendly group of car nuts.) Thanks Bib.