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  1. 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.
  2. Moto Carlo

    steering box

    How about the steering quickener? Anyone else tried that?
  3. 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.
  4. 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?
  5. 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!
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    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.
  7. 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!
  8. 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.
  9. Moto Carlo

    DRIVESHAFT UNIVERSAL JOINTS

    Bibm5, I would appreciate the name of the shop in Marietta. We live in Lake Arrowhead and I am just now suspecting my driveshaft - who knows I might need your guy in Marietta. Thanks so much.
  10. Moto Carlo

    Recaro upgrade you opinion

    Thanks Spyke. Great info.
  11. Moto Carlo

    Recaro upgrade you opinion

    Yes sir, ~ $90, but the brackets look pretty easy to make .
  12. Moto Carlo

    Recaro upgrade you opinion

    Thanks Mario, those are the ones I went for. They are just a part of my overall interior plan... If I were keeping it traditional I would have gone for the standard Recaros, but trying to do something a bit different. I'll post photos as it comes together.
  13. Moto Carlo

    Recaro upgrade you opinion

    Looks great. Nicely done Barney. I know I thought the same thing about the quilt pattern, but if done correctly it could be pretty cool. Funny how that corny quilt design from the 1970s GMC cars is now showing up on super cars. (I guess side burns are back too.)
  14. Moto Carlo

    Recaro upgrade you opinion

    I found him on ebay, then found his website. Seems he has sold some seats here on the FAQ before too. He is overseas and it is a bit of a 'leap',... Check back with me in a few weeks, and I will let you know how it went. My tip is he regularly updates his seats, so if you do not see anything in a style you like, check back. I had been waiting for the quilted seats with the open Lx style head rest... finally he made some. This are original Recaros that he rebuilds. West Germany stamped in the plastic side pieces, correct appearance from below (seat webbing etc.),... Again ... give it a few weeks, and I will let you know how it went for me. Here he is: https://www.mckrecaroseatscars.com/category/5460/1041/recaro-seats-car This leads me to a follow up question - How much are the original seats in good condition worth? I might simply keep them with the car or sell to help pay for the Recaros. Just curious how much they typically go for.