Discussion in 'E9 Projects and Restorations' started by adawil2002, May 19, 2012.
If you need a 3898 bulb I have some.
Swapped Steering wheels from the 1965 Personal 400mm to the Petri 400mm.
Selling the old one? They both look amazing.
Not for sale, I collect steering wheels too.
That’s just silly.
Polished the wheels and did some light cleaning in preparation of driving season.
I do so love to see this level of obsession. Makes me feel right at home in this group.
Wow! Love the stance!
Drove Athena out to VSR. Her first drive of the 2019 season. Along the way she started running a bit rough, I attribute it to the original distributor, lower trigger points, points and condenser. Since we went back to the 45 year old distributor I could feel the 'pulse' of the distributor spinning. Glad this was just to get me home and back to VSR. No way I'd venture far with that setup.
As for the 123 that was sent out due to oil migration into the cap. Athena's 123 has 30K miles on it. Vern's has been rebuilt every 16K miles and has been rebuilt twice.
Ray Koke sent an e-mail to 123 in USA & Europe. Their reply to Ray was "Oil migration is due to too much crankcase back pressure." Ray politely let them know that the Bosch Distributors have millings to force oil down the distributor shaft, the 123 is smooth and oil migration is left to an O-ring. He suggested they mill the shafts like the Bosch. They maintain there is no manufacturing defect. My thoughts are, it's a great product yet it has this problem, it is a huge improvement over a points & condenser 40-50 year old tired distributor. Anyone running a 123, will most likely need it rebuilt between 16K-30K miles. Your mileage may vary.
That's Athena in the background.
Andrew, who rebuilds them? My 123 has only about 4K miles on it so no problems yet
Send it back to 123 USA.
What do they charge to rebuild?
So far mine have been under warranty.
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