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My Alpina B2 powered 3.0CS

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Hi James, the wire wool approach will do if you need a more matte finish. The other option is to use very fine wet and dry with soapy liquid.
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After some messing around I finally got the correct thermostat housing for my car. Much prefer the clean lookwas also necessary to clear the triple carb set up.

Here you can see the differences in thermostat housings from the original to now.
1974, 1987, and 2013

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@James,

Please don’t be offended if in 5 years, I have a motor that looks *exactly like yours. :D


Some fuel, vacuum lines, and throttle linkages starting to go on
Quick question on this. Do you need two separate throttle linkages when you are using balancers between each carb? If adjusted properly I think it could only help with strain on the butterfly shafts. For some reason I was thinking I would only need one throttle linkage on the center carb.
 

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He's using the "crossbar" setup with 2 linkge rods to the other carbs, the "intercouple" setup eliminates the the 2 rods in favor of linkage/balance adjustment pieces between #2 & #3 carbs in line with the throttle shafts. So theoretically the crossbar setup may prevent some throttle shaft torquing when force is applied from #1 to #3 carb but in reality with steel throttle shafts it's a non issue. Crossbar is sexier, intercouple easier to synch imho.
 

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He's using the "crossbar" setup with 2 linkge rods to the other carbs, the "intercouple" setup eliminates the the 2 rods in favor of linkage/balance adjustment pieces between #2 & #3 carbs in line with the throttle shafts. So theoretically the crossbar setup may prevent some throttle shaft torquing when force is applied from #1 to #3 carb but in reality with steel throttle shafts it's a non issue. Crossbar is sexier, intercouple easier to synch imho.
I will have to digest this. I don’t see how you can have a crossbar with two linkages operating three butterfly sets. Something connects the third carb. I just don’t fully understand yet but I’ll figure it out. :)
 

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Some crossbar setups have 3 rods, one for each carb. In this case it looks like a rod for carbs 1 and 2 with a intercouple between 2 and 3.

I will have to digest this. I don’t see how you can have a crossbar with two linkages operating three butterfly sets. Something connects the third carb. I just don’t fully understand yet but I’ll figure it out. :)
 

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LUCKY YOUR NOT I CALIF OR YOU COULD'NT CHANGE THE ENGINE
BEAUTIFUL STUFF
GORGEOUS
THAT IS DYNAMIC WORK OF ART
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Thanks guys, as mentioned this is the standard throttle linkage for the B2 set up. The throttle linkages themselves were not so easy to find, but I managed to find some new ones from a porsche specialist as my old ones were a little bent/rusted.

I just replaced the Ignition lead tube with a new one as the old one was a little bent and worn. A little over kill for the price haha :/
Also installed new silicone HT leads.
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Beautiful work James! I was so worried that the story was going to turn much darker when you removed the black rubbery crap. But the damage seemed localized, and it looks like you cut it out and repaired it nicely. Congrats! Cant' wait to see pics of it all together so you can enjoy the refreshed engine and new suspension.

The scope creep is consistent with so many of our projects. "I think I'll change the oil. While there..." Again, nice work!
Mission Creep, in the end you will be happy, in 5 years you will be happy and will have forgotten the "extra" money spent
 

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E46 touring tow vehicle, for the win!
Haha not a bad daily!
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Just put the summer wheels back on and it starts raining..

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Mission Creep, in the end you will be happy, in 5 years you will be happy and will have forgotten the "extra" money spent
Ahh yes the creep.. really got a bit out of hand with this one.
Speaking of which, this just showed up in the mail, searching for another one now :)

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Haha not a bad daily!
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Ahh yes the creep.. really got a bit out of hand with this one.
Speaking of which, this just showed up in the mail, searching for another one now :)

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This guy on the left could be a match. Get some decent pics. Very good price and you can unload the ASS seat on the right.

 

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This guy on the left could be a match. Get some decent pics. Very good price and you can unload the ASS seat on the right.

Thanks Markos, I Actually already messaged him but that price is for one seat only, with no headrest and the wrong rails, badge on the bottom is missing too. Looking for a better deal than that. I still have time so happy to wait for a better one. Singles do pop up here and there.
 

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Thanks Markos, I Actually already messaged him but that price is for one seat only, with no headrest and the wrong rails, badge on the bottom is missing too. Looking for a better deal than that. I still have time so happy to wait for a better one. Singles do pop up here and there.
Interesting. Gerrit makes headrests. The sliders aren’t super difficult to find, but factor in several hundred euros more for a set. I’m curious though, what bottom badge are you referring to?
 
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