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1976 BMW 2002 Ceylon

Awaking From Slumber

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After spending an extended period of time up on jack stands, the machine needed to move locations. Initially, it would not start and showed no signs of even a click. I suspected corrosion somewhere, and began tracing with the multimeter. A few fuses were no longer making solid contact, so some sandpaper to the rescue. Same for the battery terminals, and in one case, a total break of the main wire to the ignition switch! Bingo! Even with the smoking gun, it made sense to cleanup the ground terminal on the block, and the starter. With that, the fuel pump whirred to life, and the car started almost immediately. A short drive got the oil up to temperature, before landing at a new spot. 



Pedal Box Prep

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Finally, the jack stands are in place and the full assessment of the pedal box can begin. The bolts are corroded and need a good dose of PB Blaster overnight. Fortunately, all of the metal other than the pedal box is in good shape. As usual on these cars, the insulation around the pedal box traps moisture and eventually disintegrates. The end result is the pedal box looks like it was repeatedly dipped in salt compared to the rest of the undercarriage....


Safer Ground

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A hopefully temporary location change. The inn is full, and I am in search of winter storage. In the mean time, a better outdoor spot with an outdoor cover is the best we can do for a few days....