Just to get the ignition system running optimally I got the advice to ditch the 40 year old stock black Bosch coil and go with a higher output Pertronix Flamethrower coil to match the Pertronix Ignitor electronic ignition module already installed. Shouldn’t be too … Continue readingHotter Coil…Flamethrower!
A few years ago I was watching Wheeler Dealers and they were talking about this new electronic ignition system that was a distributor that you can program with a computer. I was like WHOA! How cool, except I’m a Mac guy and most things like … Continue reading123 Tune+ Bluetooth…Take 2
So lately I have been noticing what looks like a gas leaking out of the gas tank. When I get gas there is this residue below the gas fill tube outside the car. So I thought, what are my options? Replace with a new cap? … Continue readingFixing A Leaky Gas Cap
The 5 Speed Swap is complete and the car is back and it’s…awwwwwweeeeeeessssssoooooommmmmmmeeeeee! This package is really how the car should be set up. It’s like this upgrade has livened the car up and made it so much more fun to drive. The lightweight flywheel … Continue reading5 Speed Swap Complete!
With an old car anytime that you are doing any upgrades there’s always the possibility of mission creep. If you are not familiar with this it starts with the mechanic saying “while we are in there”. Here are some things being done while we are … Continue reading5 Speed Swap Update..While We Are In There…
So while driving home from work in traffic, I went to downshift from 4th gear to 3rd and to my shock, the shifter wouldn’t budge! The transmission was stuck in 4th gear! Stopped the car and after a lot of effort I got the car … Continue readingOut With The 4…And In With The 5!!! 5 Speed Swap Underway!
Updated my gauge cluster and wow what a HUGE difference! I was at the SoCal Vintage BMW car show and ran across Bavarian Restoration. They are up north in Richmond but made the trip down south and had a display gauge cluster that they restored. … Continue readingGauge Cluster Update
Just an update on the car paint wow it’s been just about a year since I got the car back from paint in Tijuana. I’m very happy with the results still. Is it perfect? No, but to get a better paint job probably would have … Continue readingMy Tijuana Paintjob: 1 Year Paint Update
So I took the car to Ken at Vintage BMW racing to look at the header and help me diagnose it. We determined it was the number 4 cylinder tube near mounting plate. So on my next day off I removed the header and took … Continue readingCracked Header Fixed!
Took the car to Ken Black at Vintage BMW Racing to have him replace the wheel studs. Should be simple and straightforward right? WRONG! #nevereasy So the axle bolts on the rear and the hubs came off easily. Too easily. The drivers side was fine. … Continue readingNew Studs, new stub axle and hub…#nevereasy