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 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!
Just picked the car up. Ken worked hard on this one! Haha. Nothing is simple when it comes to old cars and their upkeep and repair. Some parts may be 40 years old and you NEVER know what you have until you get into the … Continue readingBottom End Refresh Complete!
So it’s been about 7 years since this exhaust has been on the car. It’s loud and aggressive. So now that the car has gotten painted the wife has now complained about it being too loud. I actually mentioned it years ago but maybe because … Continue readingNew Exhaust!
Ok so the car has been disappointing lately. Engine wasn’t running great because of the tune. I personally wasn’t great at tuning it but I was determined to understand it. Then the rear end. The differential grinding and when that got replaced the scraping noise … Continue readingToday was the dawn of a new day!!!
Now that I have the 123/Tune distributor installed and working flawlessly I have gone back and started adjusting and dialing the car in. A few things that bothered me up to now was the choke operation, a stumble at high rpm shifts and the lumpy … Continue readingTuning….some success!
The car has been stumbling under hard acceleration at high rpms recently and I was trying to tune that out so when I installed the 123Tune distributor I was comparing it to a good running system. I think mods and so called upgrades nowadays are … Continue reading123 Tune Bluetooth distributor install!
This is a VERY cool piece of equipment. It’s a programmable electronic distributor. It replaces the stock distributor and points system which can get wobbly and inaccurate with a highly accurate hotter spark and more efficient system. The cool thing about this is that you … Continue readingXmas from the Netherlands! 123Tune Bluetooth Distributor!!!
Now that the new Weber carb is in its now about tuning. I am learning soooo much about how to tune the car it’s mind blowing. Is it rich? Lean? Too much advance? Not enough? Choke adjustments when cold? Throttle plate adjustments? Im now … Continue readingTuning….highs and lows…ups and downs!