I LOVE the look of the BBS wheels on the car. Light, good looking and they have a period correct feel. The only problem is above 80 MPH I get a vibration. And lets be honest…with that motor and the 5 speed…80 MPH is EASY … Continue readingBBS Wheels….Take 2
It’s about that time again! Oil change! I’m going to try a new oil. This time I am using Valvoline VR1 Racing Synthetic 20w-50. Ordered it online with a few fresh Mahle OC84 oil filters and they arrived the next day. (Amazon … Continue readingOil Change Time!
Backup lights that is. My backup lights were flickering and then stopped working. When I had the 5 speed installed, Ken used my existing switch so this could be a very old switch. Checked the power at the bulbs. No power. Then checked the wiring … Continue readingHit the lights!!
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
It’s been over 8 years since I have owned the car and I still have the stock sway bars on it! So I got a set of the Ireland Engineering sway bars and after looking at them for about a month I mustered the courage … Continue readingFront Sway Bar Installed
Great is 42 today! When she rolled off the showroom in Germany she had big bumpers, 100 Horsepower, a 4 speed transmission and no radio. Now she has closer to 140 horsepower, a 5 speed, small chrome bumpers, a nice modern (yet subtle) audio system. … Continue readingHappy 42nd Birthday Greta!!!
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…
I have been thinking of building a set of coil over for essentially is 1/2″. I wanted the front of the car 1/2″ lower. The problem is when I had the front lower something sounded horrible under the front end and it felt like something … Continue readingRide Height Solved? Maybe!!
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