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    Can't answer that really...I had rubber hoses on...

    Can't answer that really...I had rubber hoses on my '98 Birkin and when the engine crapped out after 17 years, they still looked like new. I did give them an ArmorAll treatment every couple of years,...
  2. I am not sure if there is one (good) single local...

    I am not sure if there is one (good) single local specialist who can do what you want.
    You may want to call Motoring Specialists in Vacaville (previously MSI Motorsports or Birkin North America) if...
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    Hey Brad, good to hear from you. I guess our trip...

    Hey Brad, good to hear from you. I guess our trip in May was the last bigger outing with the Seven. Thanks for organizing that and several previous Paloblats as well.
    For now I am without a sports...
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    Car and trailer are sold! The buyer is from El...

    Car and trailer are sold! The buyer is from El Segundo. He is aware of this forum.
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    I would like to make it official now that this...

    I would like to make it official now that this car is ready for sale. Restoration is complete and everything shiny. I have added a few items to the description in the first post that I forgot.
    I...
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    Yes, we enjoyed the trips as well. Good company...

    Yes, we enjoyed the trips as well. Good company and thanks for coming along :)
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    Continued description: Outside: - Special...

    Continued description:

    Outside:
    - Special louver in bonnet with air transfer box for driver side footwell venting (avoids boiling feet)
    - Custom small headlights with Hella hi/low beam projector...
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    Birkin with SVT Engine for Sale

    Oh well, I have (reluctantly) decided to sell my Birkin. I have owned the car for 15 years of fun and drove it on many memorable group trips (USA 2005, Pacific Northwest 2007, Rocky Mountains 2009,...
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    I have an external Bosch pump since 2004 (was...

    I have an external Bosch pump since 2004 (was part of a fuel injection retrofit kit from Woody). Never had a problem. With my Fuel Safe cell and the check-valve pickup box in the bottom the internal...
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    Oh yes...that was a good one. That Canadian...

    Oh yes...that was a good one. That Canadian customs girl insisted on me turning the engine off while checking the passport although I explained to her that the hot starter won't crank the engine....
  11. Thread: Picnic 2017?

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    That does not sound good. Who passed away?

    That does not sound good. Who passed away?
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    Many years ago I ordered shocks from Protech in...

    Many years ago I ordered shocks from Protech in the UK (400 series single adjustable). Just gave them the compressed and extended length, diameter and my choice of end configuration. But mentioning...
  13. We had originally planned to go home from Julian...

    We had originally planned to go home from Julian via Idyllwild but it was getting late for being home at 3pm so we went back to the freeway.
    We did avoid the Temecula mess since we turned off Hwy 79...
  14. PM sent!

    PM sent!
  15. That is what we did last weekend. Oceanside has...

    That is what we did last weekend. Oceanside has ample hotels, enough to do at the beach and in the evening and was only 20 minutes from the meeting point. Was pretty busy, though...
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    Yes, attending. Will be a bit warm, though....

    Yes, attending. Will be a bit warm, though. Weather forecast is 89 degrees,
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    Still up for next Sunday?

    Still up for next Sunday?
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    We moved from tentative to very likely. Actually...

    We moved from tentative to very likely. Actually we will stay in Oceanside on Saturday and drive up to meeting you guys Sunday morning.
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    We are somewhere between tentative and likely....

    We are somewhere between tentative and likely....
  20. Thread: Winter project

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    Well, looks like a real car again... Good luck...

    Well, looks like a real car again...

    Good luck in New Mexico. But given that you will lose about 30-40 hp at that altitude you should really come back soon.
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    Nice Day on Glendora Ridge Road

    I had to take that opportunity before the next storm rolls in. Road in very good condition other than a few rocks and a zillion bicyclists strewn about.
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    While you have it running, did you ever check the...

    While you have it running, did you ever check the AFR? If so, is it within reason? ITB balanced? ECU crank timing calibrated? TPS response normal (not reverse and steady rising) and ECU calibrated...
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    If you show me a nice curvy road to Las Vegas we...

    If you show me a nice curvy road to Las Vegas we might consider that.
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    I am in Pasadena and have a '98 Birkin (live...

    I am in Pasadena and have a '98 Birkin (live axle). You are welcome to try that if you are in the area, send me a PM. The newer IRS models are quite different but I believe the cockpit is very...
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    You need to park at the Rose Bowl or the Gold...

    You need to park at the Rose Bowl or the Gold Line Fillmore Station and take a free shuttle from there. Only reserved parking close to the campus, just no space.
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    Art Center College of Design Car Show

    http://www.artcenter.edu/connect/events/artcenter-car-classic.html

    We have been there a few years ago. Not exactly cheap admission but a great show. We will probably go again this year (no reason...
  27. Thread: Paint shops

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    Not really. I have now areas that are quite rough...

    Not really. I have now areas that are quite rough and a few spots where rocks made small V-tears. However, I suspect that is better than having the paint all dinged up. At some point I will have to...
  28. Thread: Paint shops

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    I went to Joe's Auto Body and Paint on Lower...

    I went to Joe's Auto Body and Paint on Lower Azusa in Rosemead. They did the nose and four wings/fenders (including significant crack laminating/patching) for $800 some 6 or 7 years ago. They were...
  29. Sorry that is way too early for me ...

    Sorry that is way too early for me :icon_fatigue:
    I would have to get up at 5 or so. On a weekend....
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    Congratulations! Great progress. As for the...

    Congratulations! Great progress.

    As for the TPS, I had two of them fail and decided at some point to install a sealed Hall effect TPS. No problem since but not exactly cheap at GBP108. If that is...
  31. Thread: Labor Day Trip

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    I am not dogmatic about that :) But I have no...

    I am not dogmatic about that :)

    But I have no plans for another trip at this point.
    I'll post again when something is brewing.
  32. Thread: Labor Day Trip

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    Good trip. Weather was perfect, 75-80 degrees...

    Good trip. Weather was perfect, 75-80 degrees most of the time. The Sierra foothills have some stunning roads. No traffic and amazingly lot of new pavement. For that matter, our last leg on Angeles...
  33. Thread: Labor Day Trip

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    Dang, you are right. If still closed we will...

    Dang, you are right. If still closed we will probably just take the freeway home from Santa Clarita. Trip is long enough already.
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    Excuses, excuses....Caliente-Bodfish is...

    Excuses, excuses....Caliente-Bodfish is absolutely sevenable, done that several times. Very narrow and winding and in the Rankin Ranch area there can be cows on the road.
  35. Thread: Labor Day Trip

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    Labor Day Trip

    We are going on a 2-day trip to the southern Sierra:

    - Leaving Sunday morning 9/4 https://goo.gl/maps/E6ZC2611oEu
    - Angeles Crest/Forest Hwy
    - Hwy14 to Red Rock, then 178 to Lake Isabella
    -...
  36. Or push start the car and drive around for an...

    Or push start the car and drive around for an hour or two (if not dead dead)? Might be more fun...
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    Most probably. And according to Weather...

    Most probably. And according to Weather Underground it should be quite warm but not crazy hot.
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    Oh well. Another one bites the dust.

    Oh well. Another one bites the dust.
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    Oh well. Then we are going to drive somewhere...

    Oh well. Then we are going to drive somewhere else.
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    Not sure about breakfast but we will probably be...

    Not sure about breakfast but we will probably be at the SCS.
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    Ah...too bad. If it would have been M10x1.25...

    Ah...too bad.

    If it would have been M10x1.25 then you could have used an M8 x 1.25 Helicoil on the bellhousing side and drill through the tranny side threads with an 8mm bit. No grinder or dremel...
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    What is the thread size? M10 x 1.5 or M10 x 1.25 ?

    What is the thread size? M10 x 1.5 or M10 x 1.25 ?
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    I see. Looks like you have no choice then...

    I see. Looks like you have no choice then...
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    Are you sure you want to cut the tranny side? If...

    Are you sure you want to cut the tranny side? If you go deep enough for a bolt head you may tap an oil well. But maybe the wall is thick enough?

    Another disadvantage is that you can not get to the...
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    Cool! Looking good.... I would consider...

    Cool! Looking good....

    I would consider insulating the tunnel and foot well walls inside while the tranny is out. Made a big difference for my car to keep things cooler. But looking at the picture...
  46. So, how was the Targa California trip?

    So, how was the Targa California trip?
  47. Absolutely! We drive up Friday night. Still...

    Absolutely! We drive up Friday night.

    Still 9:00am at Tommy's ?
  48. Bring a jacket at least :) . Here is a short clip...

    Bring a jacket at least :) . Here is a short clip of our run with the Targa folks in 2012:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NO-YA5UW5iA
    That was mid April, though and going across the coastal...
  49. O.K., good route.... :) We have been to...

    O.K., good route.... :)
    We have been to Wrightwood many times but not at this Mexico Lindo place. Menu looks appetizing.

    I am looking forward to this trip!
  50. I made a reservation at the Fern Valley Inn in...

    I made a reservation at the Fern Valley Inn in Idyllwild and we will drive up there Friday night. I have not had breakfast in idyllwild and this Tommy's place looks good.

    I also don't know...
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