Roundies and Bathtubs
~ other cool cars too - mostly European sports cars ~

BMW 02 series 1968 - 1973 (& non roundies -1976)
&
Porsche 356 (replica & real) Coupes, Roadsters, and Speedsters

(FAQ - Nope, I do not work other people's cars. Sorry.)

I enjoy going through these cars and "sorting them out".
Often I add modern upgrades to improve saftly, reliability , and performance.
(shocks, carb updates, electronic ignition, modern AC, seats, headliner, engine work , etc...)
And of course there is always the cosmetics ...

(Once in a Blue Moon I will have one for sale to make space for the next project.)

So ... welcome to The Garage.

_________________In the Garage Today________________
I know; it's a blue world.

 

~ a few remodeled garage photos below ~

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The IM 356 "What's Done" List

~ resto began May 2016 ~



replace all 3 mirrors , with fresh gaskets

small headlight parking lights
headlight wiring
new headlight frames
headlight vertical grills

 

 


fix interior lights


polish chrome wheels
replace hubcaps with nipple style caps
tighten and re-fit front shocks
new Bilstiens on the rear



replace radio with retro-sound and authentic Blaupunkt radio frame and face (old lower dash color)
rework drivers seat belt in order to move seat back

 

finally found a period correct luggage rack ,
liscense plate, and 356 registry badge

 

 

tie rod gators
remove power steering pump - replace with gravity feel reservoir -


drain fuel tank
replace front fuel lines with braided steel lines
new Bosche front fuel canister
rework fuel gauge sending unit (still fighting this a bit)


remove interior and rear Im logos (sorry Henry)
replace rear logo with 'Porsche' logo - antiqued to match 'Roadster' logo patina and color
new rear chrome light frames, gaskets, and add euro style lenses
bleed brakes, new fluid


Actually it had fabric that had come unglued
hanging all over the engine. Amazing the carbs
got enough air to run.

 



All ready for it's "new" mill.


add 'Blaze Cut' to engine compartment (fire protection)

new sound deadening and engine compartment tin


new braided fuel lines for engine
Y the fuel lines from fuel pump for even pressure to carbs
new inline fuel filter at engine

 


1776 Engine - before

 

 

 

 


1835 Engine - after

(new pistons and rings - 92 mm, new rockers 1.25, rebuilt Webers with venturi upgrade, etc etc...

The Carbs
40 idf,s rebuilt with CB performace new venturi and jetting.
Also 2.25" velocity stacks added under the air cleaners,

& enlarge and clean jets as needed,
rework ridiculas Weber cold start ,
with new linkage.


After rebuild with new P & C set ,
clean but does notlook the part yet...

 

 

... same engine now - after 'retro look' modification.

Rebuild engine with :
new p&c set Mahler 92mm, rings, new push rod tubes, new cylinder head bolts, new elephant feet, etc

new distributor(electronic) and flame thrower wires
original muffler with j-tubes (traditional tone)

upgraded 'bolt on' valve covers


new rear transmission motor mounts
new outer cv (Mahler) and rebuild inner cv,s
(one messy job)

Now a 1835 Engine
About all I can get out of this engine without making it a stroker.


Interior - Before and After (2 tone)


 

 

 


Electric fuel pump added with emergency off relay
Electronic ignition




External oil cooler with fan - manual on off switch (blue led) - above the
Westach cht gauge

 

 

 


... and vdo clock on the other side of steering wheel



Whew!
~ The 'to do' list is getting shorter
. ~


So now I get to show it off at car events.

IM 356 - January 2017 - first drive

 

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Next Project - the 1976 - 02 Blue

restore and mild resto-mod
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Apparently I am in my "Blue" period.


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I finally had time to rework the garage.
Here are a few photos
- Feb 2018


 

 

 

 

Life is too short - enjoy yourself.