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      Introducing FAQ Memberships   04/17/2017

      I would like to introduce everyone to the FAQ memberships. A fun way to fund the site and to contribute for those who are interested.    Everyone starts as a Solex Member.  This membership is free and not much visible is changing (I limited the personal message storage to 150).   Kugelfischer membership.  As a reward for your donation of $20.02 per year, you will not see any external advertisements, the site will look cleaner and run a bit faster. You will also get a couple of BMW 2002 FAQ Stickers.   Turbo Membership.  As a reward for your donation of $50.02, you will not see any external advertisements, the site will look cleaner and run a bit faster.  You will also get unlimited Personal Message storage, ability to create Private and Restricted Photo Albums. You will also get a couple of BMW 2002 FAQ Stickers and a Bottle Opener.   Alpina Membership.  As a reward for your donation of $100.02 per year, you will not see any external advertisements, the site will look cleaner and run a bit faster.  You will also get unlimited Personal Message storage, ability to create Private and Restricted Photo Albums, and an ability to upload Movies to the gallery. You will also get a couple of BMW 2002 FAQ Stickers, a Bottle Opener, and discounts on our accessories at the store.   There is also a fancy title that comes with each membership.  
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    1. When I bought the car, I had no idea that a shifter can feel so loose. Really, up down every which way with no gear selected. I bought the shifter rebuild kit from Blunttech and installed. I was a bit leery when Steve said this small kit will make it feel like new...but he was right...ish.

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      Still play but Im coming out of a re built E30 trans with short shifter and my daily has new 6 speed. I now can feel each gear tough. Not too bad of a job. I did not have to remove the driveshaft. When it came to the brace, blunttech sells the bushing that Condor supplies. Taking out the rest of the original bushing sleeve needed a saw to cut it out. Installation needed some persuasion to get back in the hole but that worked.

       

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      Cheers!

       

       

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      Been on the road for the last 4 months, enjoying so much in its current state that I didn't follow up on blog so here goes the list of work I neglected to post :rolleyes::

       

      1. Full suspension rebuild:

      a. Bilstein sports with HR SS

      b. IE poly bushings everywhere (diff mounts, sway bars, control arms, rear trailing arms) Car feels tight!!

      c. Condor Racing Rear subframe mounts

       

      2. Overhauling of Single Circuit brake system keeping all original parts going:

      a. Rebuilt Front Calipers all ATE parts & Remote Brake Booster (Shut out to Martin at Power brake exchange in San Jose)

      b. Rebuilt ATE Master Cylinder on pedal box

      c. New Wheel Cylinders and brake shoe adjustment

       

      3. Car had no driveline so I mashed together the original 3 piece front with a 02 shortened by 1 1/4" rear mated to a rebuilt e21 LSD (Shutout to Steve @ San Jose Driveline)

       

      Summary: So far I can start her up with no hesitation, and cruise at 80 on the freeway with no vibration, day and night to my last 02. Up next is all cosmetic as I want to have her shining for next summer. The goal is to have a period correct Rally machine. 

       

      I want to thank the FAQ Community for its amazing depth of knowledge and its incredible humble community for providing 100's of years combined of knowledge and for sharing some of those hard to find knick knacks for killer prices.

       

      On to some pics of its current state looking classy as the sun goes down.

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