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  1. Amen to the recommendation on that light, I really like mine.
  2. Ok, so I'm replacing the fuel pump in my 74 tii as part of my "get it back on the road" overhaul, as I hasn't run in about 10 years. I'm following the write up from my2002tii.com/tii-fuel-pump_how-to.html, where it's suggested to use some garden hose split lengthwise to shim between the new pump and the bracket. The difference in diameter is about 7mm - seems a bit large for the suggested garden hose shim. Has anyone come up with a better way to securely mount the 5 series pump into a tii bracket? (and if I'm not mistaken, it could just be mounted without the surge canister - but I like to try to keep things looking somewhat like they were). Barrett
  3. Is this a replacement for 21510670070 "gasket ring", #4 in the picture below?
  4. Once you've got it to where you need to use an Allen key again, know that Facom tools makes Allen wrenches that are very exactly sized with an ever so slight dish to the face of them which makes them a tiny bit less likely to round out the screw in high torque situations. Of course, make sure the Allen hole in the screw is free of rust (q-tip with phosphoric acid, then pack with baking soda and flush with water to neutralize) and any other debris to ensure the but gets a good grip. And soak the threads with penetrating oil.
  5. Thanks everyone for their replies. Some time in my newly assembled electrolytic rust removing tank (fantastic - should be required with 02 ownership) cleaned the rust off and while cleaning it up I could see a bend mark on the bottom where it it was more obvious that this was something done on a production line, not by someone tweaking it with a pair of vice-grips. Evidently mine is a replacement like what jgerock has. Barrett
  6. I'm pretty sure that if this exists here on the FAQ I'd have found it - maybe there's a reason why it doesn't that hasn't occurred to me. Or maybe it's just something that could be started? I'm cleaning up under the hood, and I find myself repeatedly asking myself - I wonder if these bolts were painted body color from the factory, what the finish on the throttle linkage was originally (I've seen LOTS of parts yellow cadmium plated that really make me wonder if they were that way to start). It's not that I have any illusions of having a car for Amelia Island - but if I'm going to refinish something, why not do it the way it was originally? Are there any really well documented cars that are original that can be used as reference? Or does anyone have any suggestions as to a format where this information could be archived in a logical fashion here? Since that doesn't exist yet (AFAIK) any input on the finish for the "V" and "I" brackets that hold up the tii intake plenum? (I'm betting it's not the fire engine red the used spare parts came as. How about throttle linkage and the bracket it swivels on that bolts to the block? Barrett
  7. OK, so I'm cleaning up the throttle linkage on a new to me '74 tii. Should the plate of the intermediate shaft be flat? This is the part I'm asking about: And this is what mine looks like (you might have to open the pic full sized to see the bend better - the edge with downward facing pivot ball not in line with the shaft is bent down) : Thanks! Barrett
  8. I know I've heard stories of damaged hoods this way - if the bearing lets go, what keeps the shock center shaft, now without any load on it, from un compressing to where when the car jounces it hits the hood? - not wanting to argue or disagree with anyone, your answer that it can't damage is the easiest. I just need to understand the possible failure mechanism to be sure it's addressed.
  9. I'll be shipping a car I'm buying - it has a front strut bearing that's ready to fail at any minute. Anyone have a clever way to secure the car so that if it cuts lose the strut doesn't damage the hood? Taking off the hood isn't really in the cards I don't think, nor it just fixing it prior to shipping. Barrett
  10. Anyone in Phoenix have a set of 4 wheels cheap in good enough shape to move a car on? For an 02, so 4x100 lug pattern with the right offset - I don't care what diameter, as long as they fit on & under the car, and the tires are OK. And cheap
  11. This was very much me essentially knocking on his door asking him if he'd be interested in selling, so the fact he wasn't ready with title in hand isn't a red flag to me.
  12. Well,I realize now I should have asked some of these questions a couple of days ago before I looked at a 02 while traveling out of state - and verbally agreed to buy it. The owner is selling the car along with some parts as a package deal, 3 additional engines and some other parts - seats, etc. The car represents the major part of the value, but engine and other the parts do have some value. The seller needs to get a duplicate title from the state where he used to live as he can't find the title (he's moved twice and had help packing). I agreed to send a refundable deposit while we work out all the details (my brother and I are probably going to rent a box truck and haul everything back ourselves). I trust the guy, and don't have any misgivings, but I'd hate to have the deal fall apart for some reason, and even more, if that happened, have trouble getting my deposit back. Any advice on how to handle this from those out there with more experience with this than me? I don't want to insult the guy with a lot of legalese if possible, but I don't know how to do that and protect myself. I don't know enough how escrow services work to know if that would be appropriate, how expensive they are, or if they'd even do it for the money involved. The dollar amounts I'm talking about while probably not huge to some other people, are big enough for me that I'd rather not end up holding the short end of the stick. Thanks for your help Barrett
  13. Are there any vintage driving/spot/fog lights that are particularly desirable? Similar to like Marchal Amplilux for headlights. I've found a little website where vintage lights go up on a fairly regular basis, but haven't done the research yet to know what's really good.
  14. Just for posterities sake, if someone in the future trips across this thread looking for a 74tii Euro RHD plenum I'd be happy to trade straight across for an equal quality LHD plenum that has the fittings.
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