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    The most comprehensive resource for information on BMW models produced from the 1950's through the 1970's.  We cover BMW 2002 and all its variants like BMW 1502, BMW 1600-2, BMW 1602, BMW 1802, ti, tii, Touring, Cabriolet, Targa, Turbo, and others. We also have comprehensive information about BMW Neue Klasse vehicles like BMW 1500, BMW 1600,  BMW 1800, BMW 2000, tilux, ti, tisa, tii, cs. To make sure we cover all the classics we also have information on BMW 700 and BMW 1600GT. 

  • To the Icon and back.

    I haven't posted here in a while, work and life have been very busy.  Things finally settled down and I was able to get away for a weekend.  As soon as the CCA foundation announced the Icon finale, I bought tickets and ordered parts to get my 73 Malaga up there.  Here are my photos.     Met up with my buddy Mike to make the drive up early Friday morning.   Untitled by Nick  Wood, on Flickr Later we met up with our buddy Tat in his prototype M6 for breakfast.   Untitled by Nick  Wood, on Flickr Then the real fun began. Untitled by Nick  Wood, on Flickr I started off with some hot laps in the new M5.  This thing is unreal. Untitled by Nick  Wood, on Flickr IMG_6509 by Nick  Wood, on Flickr Then some autocross laps in the M240.  A little more affordable and almost as much fun as the M5.   IMG_6560 by Nick  Wood, on Flickr And some random shots from the performance center.   IMG_6571 by Nick  Wood, on Flickr IMG_6567 by Nick  Wood, on Flickr IMG_6595 by Nick  Wood, on Flickr A very rare Frozen Black M5 Competition.   IMG_6562 by Nick  Wood, on Flickr After we drove a little, the BMWCCA brought out some 2002 race cars for some demos.   IMG_6592 by Nick  Wood, on Flickr IMG_6588 by Nick  Wood, on Flickr IMG_6580 by Nick  Wood, on Flickr IMG_6577 by Nick  Wood, on Flickr IMG_6599 by Nick  Wood, on Flickr Then they did some hotlaps.   IMG_6645 by Nick  Wood, on Flickr IMG_6674 by Nick  Wood, on Flickr And I met the Stig....no big deal right?   IMG_6613 by Nick  Wood, on Flickr Friday night we left the performance center, grabbed some dinner, and checked out the local color.  We found a great little brewery in Greer that we ended up going back to Saturday afternoon.  Check out 13 stripes if you are in Greer.   Untitled by Nick  Wood, on Flickr Untitled by Nick  Wood, on Flickr The ubered over to Pour Sports.  Average bar but I loved the name, I had to buy a koozie.   Untitled by Nick  Wood, on Flickr Upon returning to the hotel, we discovered this lovely little 1600.  The owner bought it new.   Untitled by Nick  Wood, on Flickr Untitled by Nick  Wood, on Flickr Then it was up early for our plant tour, but first we walked through the Zentrum. Untitled by Nick  Wood, on Flickr Untitled by Nick  Wood, on Flickr Untitled by Nick  Wood, on Flickr Untitled by Nick  Wood, on Flickr Untitled by Nick  Wood, on Flickr Untitled by Nick  Wood, on Flickr Untitled by Nick  Wood, on Flickr Sadly, we were not allowed to photograph the plant tour but it was awesome and I highly recommend it.  It was very cool.  After the tour I took some pics of the Atlanta 02 crew that drove up in front of the Zentrum.  All three cars together drew a little bit of a crowd.   IMG_6724-2 by Nick  Wood, on Flickr IMG_6706 by Nick  Wood, on Flickr After that we did a little exploring.  A group of us drove down to Greenville in pouring rain to get BBQ.  Well worth it.   Untitled by Nick  Wood, on Flickr Then we cruised around Greenville for a little bit and went back to Greer for the finale festivities.   Untitled by Nick  Wood, on Flickr I didn't take too many photos during the party, I was busy talking to people I "know online" but have never met.  It was nice to meet a lot of these people in person.  I did snap a pic of Rob, the hack mechanic, entertaining the crowd with an excerpt from his new book.   Untitled by Nick  Wood, on Flickr One of the tables from the museum that rivals my BMW table.  I couldn't get my wife to help me steal it.   Untitled by Nick  Wood, on Flickr We left the party at about 9pm in 30mph wind gusts and pouring rain.  It was white knuckle the whole way but we made it to Clemson Sc, about an hour or so later.  We checked into the hotel and immediately found a pretzel.  For some reason my wife and I have a tradition of getting a giant pretzel on every trip.   Untitled by Nick  Wood, on Flickr We hit a few college bars, realized we were old and tired and went back to the hotel.  We woke up Sunday early, spent some time in Clemson and snapped a few pics of the car around town.   Untitled by Nick  Wood, on Flickr Untitled by Nick  Wood, on Flickr Made it back home, and stopped by my parents to pick up Hofmeister.   Untitled by Nick  Wood, on Flickr And finally pulled back in the garage after almost 600 miles.  She is going to get a much needed bath this weekend and maybe a full detail.  I am so proud of this happy little car.   Untitled by Nick  Wood, on Flickr Untitled by Nick  Wood, on Flickr It was an amazing weekend.

    Mpower5266
    Mpower5266
    BMW 2002 General Discussion 5

    A little history found!

    With the cold & snow here in upstate NY, I decided to post a little bit on the journey of the 1600.  As my dad was going through some of his old photos, he found a few of the 1600 before it was restored.  The pictures are from the spring/summer of 1986 and it really shows the problems that '02's faced in the Northeast.  It also shows the great work that the local body shop did in bringing this 1600 back!  It was done by DeSarno's Cody Shop on 12th st. in Watkins Glen.  I was lucky to have the owner (Junior DeSarno) and one of his employees who was an artist & very meticulous working on it.  They took their time & did things very well.  When people ask about the restoration, I tell them for the most part, at least on the outside, the car is new about halfway up the car.  It has had the fenders, rockers, bottom half of the doors & rear wheel arches replaced.  Luckily everything underneath, as well as the front & rear shock towers were pristine, & pretty much still are!  The body shop is still there & run by his son who still does work for me on occasion when needed.  My apologies for the quality (and '80's hair) in some of the pictures. The final picture is what the car looks like today.  When I retire in a few years, I am hoping to do the drivetrain & suspension, (it is all still original!).

    jscaptura1
    jscaptura1
    BMW 2002 General Discussion 5

    Fuel pickup screen, Rusty gas tank advice needed

    I knew that the '74 2002tii I recently bought had been sitting for I was told, two years. The gas gauge read empty, and I was hoping that whoever had last worked on it (it's someone's project car they never finished) had drained the tank. No such luck - it looks pretty rusty inside - and it looks like someone might have used some of the Eastwood tank sealer in it based on comparing what I see in the filler neck with pictures from a local 02 owner who was telling me about it and sent me a picture looking down the filler neck of their car.   On their site Eastwood states that soaking with acetone will remove their sealant - my brother suggested that a radiator shop could "boil" the tank. I've not ever had something like that done, given the scarceness of tii parts, I'm hesitant to do anything without some advice from someone who has already gone down this path.   And mentioning scarcity, I sprayed the fuel pickup screen in place with carb cleaner, just barely rubbed it - and it broke. It looks like this part might be NLA, can anyone confirm that?   Thanks,   Barrett 

    BarrettN
    BarrettN
    BMW 2002 General Discussion 5
  • I Hate Wiring

    This weekend I spent some time mapping out wiring. Below is a comparison picture of how it sat as I got the car, versus how it looked with the harness out of the bay. I think we can all agree it's a lot cleaner. After some discussion, mainly with myself, I figured I should go the extra mile and tuck the harness. The goal is to route the engine harness under the dash, and exit mid-firewall to allow it to reach all the necessary sensors. The headlight harness (you can see it spans the missing core support in the top picture, will be lengthened, run under the fender and then under the radiator. Same for the fan harness.      The engine harness is out of the car now, and ready to be sent off for modification. I'm stuck waiting on parts so I can measure and test fit a few things before I take that step though.     Also I realize that I've mentioned this a few times, but I just can't stress enough how frustrating finding things like this is. This wiring mess pictured below? I removed that from my engine bay, the two modules were screwed into the firewall and looked original to the car. It's all the original idle/choke control for the 2002! It was just left in! It took four screws and about 45 additional seconds of untangling to remove it from the car. Why leave it in?      Like I said, I'm stuck waiting on one thing right now. It has to be test fit to ensure everything else around it clears, and then I can move on. In the mean time, I can't finish putting the suspension back together until my diff flanges arrive in the mail. I also need to powder coat the sway bars. My Ireland Engineering drop center sway bars came in, and they are bright blue. While I'm not going for full restoration with powder coated perfection under the car, I can't stand to have bright blue bars sticking out my otherwise pretty mellow looking car.   To be clear, I'm not going for show car perfection here, but rather something that isn't offensive to look at. I need to be able to work on it relatively easily, and in it's current setup that simply isn't possible. My 2002 is far from perfect, it's full of character that I have learned to appreciate. It'll never be a Pebble Beach contender, but it also doesn't have to be a complete hack job.

    benzintinte
    benzintinte
    The Roundie - '73 2002
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  • 2002 Road Trip to the Red Planet

    02/01/2019    02/09/2019
    Fantastic Voyage...         ...fun times. 

    visionaut
    visionaut
    Rocky Events 1

    Annual 02-02-02 and it's on SATURDAY!

    02/02/2019
    Yo, it is your long lost fearful former leader here.  It's that time of the year again to plan the annual 02-02-02 event.  As usual, it will be at the Don Armeni boat ramp at Alki in West Seattle.  The past few years we've included a swap meet as well, and I assume we'll do that again this time around. And not to fear, I will bring Starbuck's coffee and Top Pot donuts!!  Get your caffeine and sugar levels going for a fun day. See you in a month or so, Stu.

    Stu
    Stu
    Events 2

    SF Bay Area Neue Klasse und Kaffee - Los Gatos

    02/16/2019, 04:00 PM    07:00 PM
    New Location was a great success!!! February gathering is again in Los Gatos! We will gather in Parking Lot 3 behind Loma Coffee Bar.

    Neue Klasse und Kaffee is a monthly gathering of BMW Neue Klasse cars in San Francisco Bay Area. We mostly meet on the third Saturday of every month.

    BMW 2002 FAQ will be there from 8am to 11am with some Donuts. Coffee will be available at Loma Coffee Bar.

    We have 2 events scheduled in March. Look for details soon!
      http://neueklasseundkaffee.com   Cover Photo by prsvere  

    steve k.
    steve k.
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