hey everyone! been a while i know but some more things have been going on with the old bus.
so at long last got my pinging issue sorted new knock sensor fitted and it still pinged. tested the wires wernt broken. and tried conti testing the old knock sensor. that it didnt like! oops then checked my timing, turns out it was set at 20 as a base and was just advancing it into oblivion so set it to 10 and now runs fine (spec is 12 but i couldnt get it that good)
fitted my turbo bricks sticker cause why not, got my new speakers for it some pioneer coaxal 3 ways to uprate the sound system slightly, also got my hands on ANOTHER set of ht170 NOS speaker grilles for the rear doors.
and heres my main find a set of 1988 early style 740 door cards. they arent in too bad condition some dents, damage and slight wrinkling on the passenger side but all fixable.
got them all installed with my new speakers mounted in temporarily untill i can make a proper mounting system for them. and also got some nice new headlight protectors to modify to make work with my USA lights to protect them from stones on my autobhan trips.
new knock sensor
turbobricks sticker installed
new pioneers turned up
out of the box
with the grilles removed
old style door cards
1988 date code, last of the old style
general mess of speakers grilles and trim!
new speakers screwed into the plastic mounting
not great weather for door card fitting...snowing.
HT170 grilles fitted on the new door cards, cant see the speakers behined
USA style at night
the west yorkshire brigade out in force
new headlight protectors