Electric fuel pump and high capacity filter are visible here. The rear sway bar is adjustable and currently set at full stiff. I'm not too crazy about the green springs but haven't gotten around to taking them out for black powder coat.
Tim straps the car to the dyno at KMS for the baseline ECU settings, August, 2013
After painting the Alpina wheel centers in BMW dark grey. I used an adjustable craft cutter to make a perfect circle using several layers of masking tape. Thank you, Martha Stewart.
I like the 16" Alpinas but the look of original alloys with Michelin XWX is period perfect as well. These are quite like the alloys on a Ferrari Dino and a beautiful design IMHO. The squared off holes are reminiscent of the magnesium Halibrand wheels used on Indy Roadsters of the 50's/60's and are now highly sought after by traditional hot rodders.
This series of images were captured by my friend, Elliott S., who helped me decide to purchase my first BMW 45 years ago. A late Fall afternoon, 2014.
The Nardi steering wheel came from a friend's collection and was an option item from a 2000CS. The horn contact was set up backwards from that of the Bavaria so a bit of fabrication was necessary. I love the feel of this narrow rimmed wheel and it helps to enliven an otherwise monochrome interior.
A throwback (no space) BMWCCA badge. I was around when The Roundel Magazine was a small format so am grandfathered in to use this without being chased by BMW's legal department.
The battery is housed in the aluminum box.
Some of the wiring on the driver's side needs to be tidied up, including the spark plug wires which will be routed through a factory loom.