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      We are back, but upgrade is not completed yet   03/28/2016

      As you can see the site is back and looks a bit different. The upgrade took a lot longer then expected and is actually still going. There are few things that are running in the back ground that are updating indexes and i am still making changes and will be doing that for at least next couple weeks.  Please, be patient.  Thank you, Steve K.
    • steve k.
      We’ve been getting a lot of questions about where the main event is being held in Hot Springs, NC on Saturday, May 21st.
      Hot Springs Resort and Spa will be the event location.  They have a large open space with plenty of room for vintage BMWs.  We will be posting a map of the event space layout as soon as we have it arranged.  Since this is the first time we’ve had the event here AND we’ve had a huge bump up in attendance, we’ve had to rearrange a bit from our first layout.  Spectators are welcome and there is no admission fee if you aren’t showing a vintage BMW on the field.  However, we ask that spectators please park in the town of Hot Springs on public streets as no non-vintage BMWs will be allowed to park on the field…we just won’t have the space.  The town is just a block or two away from the event space as you will see on the map link below.
      Check out this Google Maps link for a satellite view of the location.  The Resort and Spa are towards the back of the field near the river.  The spa will be open during the event and no BMW parking will be allowed in the gravel lot.  If you would like to spend some time in the spa and hot springs, please use the link above to the Resort to contact them for a reservation.
      Thanks and more info coming soon!!!
       
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      So I am finally getting down to some work on my 1969 2002 in Nevada "Standard BMW Brown".

       

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      I bought it when I moved back to Canada in April of last year, I was living in Australia and had a great little inka 1602 that broke my heart to sell and it had to be replaced.

       

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      I am the 3rd owner of the Nevada car with a great pedigree, it started its life in Southern California, Moved with it's first owner to Hawaii, then was Sold in the Mid 80's to it's Second Owner. He brought it back to Canada in the early 2000's. Due to Ailing health he sold it to me Last year. I have all the original invoices from all the services completed since 1969! Unfortunately the previous owner was a mechanic who didn't do as good of a job keeping his own records as the first owner did.

       

      Last summer I replaced all the hydraulics in this car (brakes front and rear, brake master, clutch master and slave and the associated lines)

      I installed a Retrosound Bluetooth audio because the car had speaker holes but no music.

       

      And I have done a little putzing with engine timing, valve adjustment, etc but nothing big, the single barrel Solex which I rebuilt is not running well at all, very tough starting and rich, I think it might be flooding, I am convinced that something is up with it and it needs to go.

       

      My plans for the car include A full and complete restoration. I am collecting parts to this end but it is a long haul and work keeps me busy, so this summer I will try and enjoy the car as it is. To get it ready for summer I have a few little tricks I will be putting on it.

       

      Ireland Engineering Exhaust headers

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      Mikuni 44 PHH side drafts (anyone have air horns for these?, what about carb to manifold insulator/ mounts?, they look like the image below)

       

      and 123 Ignition Tune+ distributor

       

      I think that this will give me a more reliable car for the summer, then the plans are to take it in for bodywork, have the rust cut out, and the body painted, I am thinking about 3 colour options

       

      #1 - stick with Nevada

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      #2 - Caribe Blue

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      #3 - Colorado Orange

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      I will also try and make this somewhat of a resto-mod, where the mod part is to source as many 2002ti/2002tii parts as possible, currently looking for a 2002ti airbox, 2002tii brake booster (rebuilt or known working), 2002tii rear trailing arms, 2002tii front struts

       

      Let me know what your thoughts are on colours and if you can help with any of the parts I need or am looking for.

       

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    1. Tesoro was sent out on Friday to a new OEM headliner.... And BAM! Leave it to the professionals to put in a headliner over the weekend! New visors, dome light, e30m3 rearview mirror, and new rear handles will go in shortly to complete the new headliner look!

      Time to start checking off more items on the checklist! 😉 

      I can't believe how remarkably zealous Dr. 2002garagewerks is working as we are coming very close to getting Tesoro on the road home!

      I have registered Tesoro for Brisbane, however, it was more for supporting the Brisbane Bay Area 02 Swap and Show, and to get a cool t-shirt. So I'll see you all there!  I see there are over 100 people attending!

      I would have liked to have had Tesoro "driveable" to Brisbane... but considering that Tesoro would not have had all the unique and rare items on him, I would rather wait to have Tesoro Done and Ready for Legends of the Autobahn this year!

      Let's bring Tesoro home for my birthday in July !!

      We can have an 02P / Tesoro unveiling BBQ/PARTY before Legends!

       

      (Pics include my e30m3 rearview maplight, RHD visors from Germany...) 

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      I chromed up my Golde sunroof track 2 years ago when I started taking the car apart. I laid it in today to see what the fit is like. Looks great and fits great

       

      if you have been thinking about this to give it more pop and get rid of the ugly oxidation, I say go for it!

       

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