Date: Tue, 17 Oct 95 09:26:31 PST
Subject: Various Comments: '02 wheels, E12 speedos, etc.
chris wrote regarding 2002 IT wheels:
> Is there a maximum with for I.T. Racing?
As Richard Welty mentioned a couple of days ago, there is not limit to
width in IT, just diameter: 13" for 2002's.
> Is this a good deal.
Yes. If you don't wnat them, I do :)
And tdc responded to our newbie with a 530i:
> I can help with some of your questions. You have to replace the
> speedometer assembly to fix a broken odometer, and you can find used
Not necessarily true. My '79 528i's odometer didn't work either and my
solution is the same as what Bob A. wrote:
>...Assuming your speedometer still works, it is likely that your
>non-functioning odometer is caused by a split drive gear within the
Replacing it fixed the problem (I fashioned a metal "support: using a
washer to repair one of mine -- I have two speedometer assmeblies).
> You will need to hunt around a bit to find a 5-speed.
I believe Carl Nelson at La Jolla Independent has a couple.
> Someone just listed one for less than $1000 (with a noisy
Twas me. My car is a '79 so it's a 4-speed. But otherwise the car is
wonderful -- just little nit-picky problems. Definitely worth the parts,
but more likely as a daily driver. No rust.
And Eric Tangen wrote among other interesting things:
> Do all this and you'll still have a 530i, but it will be reliable
> It also still has amazingly low emissions even after all this work
> and it will pass state inspection easily.
Except for California where a smart inspector would fail you. The trick is
finding a not-so-smart one.
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