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Thread: Alpina Restoration

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    UPDATE 6/3/13
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    Well...I was finally able to get back to the car. It is nice to be putting things back on so here is the latest.
    1. Replaced the Aux water pump and valves with new hoses
    2. Ran the transmission lines back up to the radiator area
    3. Dropped the transmission pan, cleaned everything and replaced the filter and gasket, and replaced the pan
    4. Ran the Pentosin lines, replaced the cleaned and polished ASC+T filter
    5. Placed the Power steering pump and pressure lines
    6. Placed new belt tensioners and pulleys along with replated and painted brackets
    7. Placed the Alternator and wires
    8. Placed the cleaned and powdercoated Pentosin canister and pressure lines, placed new filter
    9. Placed the polished Oil filter housing, and reconnected the lines with new "O" rings
    10. Replaced the distributor housings, with new cam seals, gaskets, and rotors
    11. Re-routed the second alternator cable (I think I had it wrong when I first placed it)
    12. Placed the polished heat shields on both sides with new copper nuts
    13. Placed the repainted housing and alternator cable
    14. Placed the refinished intake manifolds (that bottom nut on #11 is a %$#@$^&*&%^!)

    Here are some updated pictures:

    Aux water pump and valves with new hoses



    ASC+T hoses, bracket and belt tensioner



    ASC+T filter and bracket:



    ASC+T filter in place






    Pressure hoses in place



    Alternator in place with new tensioner and pulley, with replated parts





    Cam housings, with new seals and gaskets, and new rotors



    Powder coated Pentosin canister, hoses and polished Oil Filter housing with hoses in place






    Getting ready to place the intake manifolds and fuel lines



    Refinished intake manifolds in place











    More work to do...........I need a Pizza and a beer!
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    Last edited by rogbmw; 06-03-2013 at 12:58 PM.

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    Dear God.
    Thats a masterpiece

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatandre View Post
    Dear God.
    Thats a masterpiece
    That's an understatement. Perfection at its finest!

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    cool! i'd never seen the second alternator installed....outstanding work!
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    This is great thread and enjoyable reading - great work!
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    Roger, could you tell us a little about how you finished the intakes. Looks like the casting marks on the runners have been ground away and smoothed out. Did you do that, or was that the way Alpina did them? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garylafortuna View Post
    Roger, could you tell us a little about how you finished the intakes. Looks like the casting marks on the runners have been ground away and smoothed out. Did you do that, or was that the way Alpina did them? Thanks.
    Actually, I did not do anything structure-wise to the intakes. I just refinished them. I do not remember any casting marks on them when I refinished them so maybe they were smoothed at Alpina.

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    Just stunning!

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    These are CAD pictures, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruinbro View Post
    These are CAD pictures, right?
    The Yellow - Gold plating is Cadmium yellow - gold iridescent plating. It is very hard to find placed that actually cad plate anymore as it can be very toxic. I was actually thinking of yellow Zinc plating and had given up on cad plating the pieces, but stumbled across a company here in the area that does all sorts of plating and coatings for Disney World, the military, gun manufacturers and more. They have a full laboratory on site and re-heat treat everything to full military and grade specifications, which is included in the plating.

    The ASC+T filter housing is actually solid brass, and just polishing it up can bring out the shine.

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    I saw a ghetto alpina at Wal-Mart, thought was joking but it looked right....

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    I can add nothing more than that Rog........................

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogbmw View Post
    The Yellow - Gold plating is Cadmium yellow - gold iridescent plating. It is very hard to find placed that actually cad plate anymore as it can be very toxic. I was actually thinking of yellow Zinc plating and had given up on cad plating the pieces, but stumbled across a company here in the area that does all sorts of plating and coatings for Disney World, the military, gun manufacturers and more. They have a full laboratory on site and re-heat treat everything to full military and grade specifications, which is included in the plating.

    The ASC+T filter housing is actually solid brass, and just polishing it up can bring out the shine.
    Sorry, I was referring to the flawless quality of the engine in the pics. CAD=Computer Aided Design

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    Love seeing your progress over these many months!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruinbro View Post
    Sorry, I was referring to the flawless quality of the engine in the pics. CAD=Computer Aided Design
    Thanks ... all it takes is clean, clean, paint, clean, clean, beer, clean, clean, clean, scotch, clean, plate, clean, clean, go crazy, clean, clean, clean, skin knuckles, curse, clean, clean, clean, curse, hit elbow, clean, clean, and a new one on Saturday...cut the ear, clean, curse, clean, drink beer, clean.... oh well, you get the idea.

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    It will be nice seeing it at 8-Fest are you driving it or shipping it out?

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    I think I may have used this picture earlier in this thread but...

    No words.... No words to describe.... IT'S SO BEAUTIFUL!



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    edit: "cut the ear" LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferns8 View Post
    It will be nice seeing it at 8-Fest are you driving it or shipping it out?
    Time will tell...I will be in the San Diego area the week before on business, so we will have to see if I can work it out. If not,,,we will show up in some type of rental - but we will be there!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanB View Post
    I think I may have used this picture earlier in this thread but...

    No words.... No words to describe.... IT'S SO BEAUTIFUL!


    Dan...those are my eyes when I think of all I have left to do........

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    This is beautiful work Rog... Thanks for sharing the passion. Hope to see it at 8-fest...

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    6/11/13 Update.
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    This past weekend I was able to accomplish a little more.
    1. Secured the Aux water pump with new rubber mounts - mine broke when I tightened them!!
    2. Replaced the Fuel Injectors with new Bosch units from Maxlumins (thanks Bill!)
    3. Place the fuel injector rails with new fuel hoses
    4. Place the refinished charcoal canister and emissions lines with new hoses
    5. Cleaned and hooked up the wire harness on top of the engine, connecting the fuel injectors and running the lines to the alternator and oil pressure sensor
    6. Place new alternator belt, a/c belt, and accessory alternator belt

    Here are a few more pictures:

    New Fuel Injectors and cleaned fuel rails:





    Top of motor with fuel rails in place


    Fuel Injection and top engine harness in place









    Placed another call to Charlie at Gault for a few small items...seems like there is always something....more to come.

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    Any updates - how is the work progressing?

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    Looks incredible Roger!!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by OttoB View Post
    Any updates - how is the work progressing?
    I hope to get the radiator and all the hoses on this weekend, but it it our anniversary (#34) so I will be taking some time off for my by better half!! Those of you that know Marcia know I am a lucky guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark850 View Post
    Looks incredible Roger!!!
    Thanks Mark. Hope all is well with the everyone.

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