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1. Basic Description of 02 Charging/electrical SystemThe 02 charging system converts mechanical energy into electrical energy when the motor is running. Your 02 requires electrical energy to (i) start the motor and run the ignition system, and (ii)...
The BMW 2002 sunroof models enjoy the perfect combination of open air and security. Designed before wind tunnels and coefficient drag ratios were considered, it was placed squarely over and *in front* of the driver's view. Peripheral vision included wh...
This is the story of the swap of a later transmission and front part of the propshaft into a 1967 car, to replace the broken and bent ones you can see above.The problems I was facing at this point included:-shifter platform destroyed (but bent back int...
Changing the strut bearings means getting the struts out. I can deal with engines and drivelines, but I know diddly squat about suspension, so I got hopelessly confused by both the terminology, and by what attaches to what, functions how, and can move...
I wanted to make this a separate thread from the long one about my fixing Brian Ach's rust-contaminated tii to make it easier for other folks to find the pertinent information without having to look through pages and pages.Pursuant to the other thread,...

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'76 Verona Red Refresh Today, 09:46 AM
The following post was made by my friend Ernest on a local auto enthusiast site. Ernest and Kosta have been helping me with the project.If you read OP's account of what's been going on, you get the...
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Started from the bottom now we're here! <TESO...

02princessLisa and her Tesoro 02 Aug 2015
Got some great news today from Mr. 2002GW... We have a green light for paint!! I am beyond ecstatic!The body shop master will be prepping this week doing the sealing and chip guarding! He says that...
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A start

1972 Sahara Roundie in Flotlrida 01 Aug 2015
From 1972-1980 I owned 6 different 02's, my reason at the time was to use them for road trips. I was in my late teens early 20's and wanted to see the world. My first car was a. 1967 1602 Sahara s...
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My Sicily cluster

Henning's Blog 28 Jul 2015
Well, what would we do without ideas? Waiting 'til the day is gone? Nonono.I've got a lot of ideas. Good ones and new ones. Unfortunately, both of them have a disadvantage: the good ones are not ne...
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The background and first couple of runs.

My Journey down the rabbit hole - Megasquirting an M10 27 Jul 2015
Hope you enjoy or at least find something interesting/useful. Some of the events will be out of chronological order. And yes, this is my first blog ever I've known and been interested in Megas...
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The 02 Charging System

Jun 04 2015 10:19 AM | Chris_B in Electrical and Ignition

1. Basic Description of 02 Charging/electrical SystemThe 02 charging system converts mechanical energy into electrical energy when the motor is running. Your 02 requires electrical energy to (i) start the motor and run the ignition system, and (ii)...

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Retrofitting a BMW 2002 factory sunroof

Jul 25 2014 03:03 PM | Artcop in Body and Interior

Sure, I got a lot of the expected responses: 'why don't you just buy one with a sunroof?', or 'just cut the pillars and stick it on- done and done'. No thanks. Those of you who came here because you love your current '02, or you just don't have a pile of money and time to shop around for another one, or you're just interested to find out what it would take to accomplish this will hopefully get some answers here. If you have any real questions about the procedure don't hesitate to contact me through the forum, I'll be happy to share what I (now) know.

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Swap of a Later Transmission into an Early Car

Jul 31 2015 12:51 AM | tups in Engine and Drivetrain

This is the story of the swap of a later transmission and front part of the propshaft into a 1967 car, to replace the broken and bent ones you can see above. The problems I was facing at this point included: -shifter platform destroyed (but bent back...

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Changing Front Strut Bearings

Aug 02 2015 12:54 PM | tups in Suspension and Steering

Changing the strut bearings means getting the struts out. I can deal with engines and drivelines, but I know diddly squat about suspension, so I got hopelessly confused by both the terminology, and by what attaches to what, functions how, and can move...

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What I Learned Pulling the Head Off the Kugelfi...

Jun 29 2015 06:54 PM | thehackmechanic in Engine and Drivetrain

I wanted to make this a separate thread from the long one about my fixing Brian Ach's rust-contaminated tii to make it easier for other folks to find the pertinent information without having to look through pages and pages. Pursuant to the other threa...

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Ignition Distributor Rehab

May 22 2015 04:25 PM | Buckeye in Electrical and Ignition

Background: I have known of my bouncing timing mark for sometimes and have learned one of the root causes is ignition distributor shaft axial and/or rotational play. So I called well known distributor rebuilder and told me rebuild time is approximately...

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At The Vintage: Photo contest winners and Der B...

Jun 30 2015 08:55 AM | steve k. in Events

The winners of The Vintage 2015 Photo Contest have been chosen. Click the photo below to check ‘em out!Also, Marc wrote a great article on our event for the National Capital Chapter BMW CCA newsletter, Der Bayerische. Click here to download the...

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