I hear you, only time I've driven it in the rain was returning from '17 Vintage, wound up doing a rust check which turned into a refresh as a result which is now turning in to a new interior...never ends, lol.
Post Vintage 2017, where I had a small for sale sign on my coupe, I was contacted by a Bonham's rep to offer my car at their Pebble Beach Auction.
Was not comfortable with the expenses vs. projected results for my car and decided to pass.
If you have a good to very good coupe, looks like BAT...
I have an aluminum radiator purchased on Ebay ($189 WITH single pusher fan!) and dual electronically controlled Spal pullers. Works great, much quieter than the stock setup. Used the Pusher that came with the radiator to cool the a/c condenser.
I'm in South Florida so a/c and cooling is...
To me, the charm of driving an E9 lies in it's intensely mechanical, analog feel. The sound of the engine, gearbox and wind noise combine for a memorable experience everytime out. My coupe is substantially modified, with CN springs, HD Bilsteins and a modded 3.5/5 speed with a 3.63 LSD. Love way...
Good Luck and a speedy recovery; FWIW, I had cataract surgery last year and had a very good experience.
In and out in 4 hours, outpatient with one of, if not the top eye surgeon in the US.
Procedure was at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami.
No pain and very little discomfort- I also have...
Some E 12's were available with a single 4-bbl carb/manifold equipped M-30 engine; there are still some manifolds out there.
I believe the original carbs were Zenith; there was at least one of the old list members (Marty Roach?) who had converted to a small Holley 4-bbl and was pleased with...
As I recall (bit sketchy there, getting old) my front and rear Roundels were brass. I was going to have them re done in cloisonne but resto took 5 years and originals got lost along the way. And yes, the c-pillar roundels were also cloisonne.
Does not surprise me that the Isetta would also...
Original Roundels were cloisonne on brass; I recall a discussion on such as past of the old email list, and at the time, there was a source/service/old guy who used to redo them.
If you have one of the original, brass roundels, a competent cloisonne artist should be able to restore them.
My setup has the fans in puller configuration, never hear them operating. I have an LED indicator mounted underdash to confirm when working. One of my reasons for converting from mechanical fan was how noisy the 9 blade fan was-