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Removed Heater Box And Carpet

I replaced the broken fuse for the heater box and realized the motor was ceased. This led removing the seats, carpet and heater box. Currently working on removing the insulation tar patching a small hole. Anyone have preferences when it comes to insulating the interior?

onecoolguy333

onecoolguy333

 

Little Bit Done Today

So I finally learned how to tune my Weber 32/36. I was down to like 15 MPG highway and now the car is running soooooooo smooth... I don't know why I waited so damn long to learn as it was SOOO easy to tune. Anyhow, after I tuned the carb, I found a vaccum leak in the power brake booster system, specifically where the little plastic connector that is attached to the hose coming off the intake manifold attaches to the drum that holds the pressure. When I took out the connector and the grommet (gas

jackrabbit

jackrabbit

 

First Poject To Accomplish

The previous owner of the car had done much of the wiring himself. I am not fully trusting that he did a proper job so before i take it out on the road i want to recheck all the wiring to make sure it is done correctly. Any suggestions?

182kartracer

182kartracer

 

First Post. Where I'm At Now.

Hey everyone, have had my 02 (which has been lovingly named Trinker) for about six months now. I bought it as a birthday present for myself last year. I paid 3k for it (way too much) and have been sprinting to try and get this stupid thing consistently running as a reliable daily driver. Anyhow, I'll just jump into the pictures. October 5, 2012, I made the purchase. It is the first car I've ever bought, I didn't know how to drive stick, knew little to nothing about the mechanics of a car, but w

jackrabbit

jackrabbit

 

Ready For Paint.

Sometimes I forget what my car started out like when I dropped it off at Bonnevillains. I managed to get them to finish up all (mostly) the things I wanted for a fair price. New trunk floor is in, fuel tank mounted (fun surprise coming on that one) muffler mounted (staggered twin tip, from an S4 I believe) and BMP side skirts on. I'm really happy that I went ahead with the side skirts. The fit isn't perfect, but I do like the more modern look it gives the car. Plus if fits the overall theme

creede

creede

 

Just Got The Car.

I am a new user and i thought that since i just bought a 2002 i should join this group. The car that i bought is a running project. It was used as a daily driver by the previous owner and i plan on doing the same. I will continue to fix some of the problem areas to try to bring the car back to what it once was.

182kartracer

182kartracer

 

Details...

I suppose I do have a few minor updates to give. Bonnevillians has been working on some small punch list items. They were able to tub out the inner fenders in the front so that my wheels now have clearance and my turning radius won't be effected. They did a real good job too. One front tire was hitting on the fender flare which was really bumming me out. I was questioning their work as they had the whole nose of and the fenders were loose. I was worried they welded it back up crooked. Turns out

creede

creede

 

Quad Headlights, Radiator, New Nose.

Radiator is mounted, all the trim holes and rust spots are finally taken care of. Now they just need to mount the front spoiler, and get the quad headlights mounted. Rear brace and battery holder is done as well. Still need to mount the fuel cell and delete the spare tire well so there is room for the exhaust. Unfortunately that wasn't included in the original bid. Also, still waiting on the rear subframe so I can install the rear coilovers. Shot of the front adjustable camber/castor.

creede

creede

 

More Parts And Body Work Begins

Gahhh, this thing is never going to be done. Baby steps below. Lower offset camber plates, correct my geometry to take into account the shortened coilover struts. Offset for even more negative camber and increased track width. All OEM turbo flares and front spoiler. I was lucky to get a set as the front right fender flare has been on backorder from Germany for over a year now. E30 M3 rear seat. I'll eventually recover it to match my front seats. Fuel cell (with internal baffles). Mo

creede

creede

 

Steering Wheel

One of my latest deliveries. Original "sports" steering wheel sold with the 2002 with fresh leather recovered by Alan Gun. http://www.aglausa.com/p/home.html These were never sold in US or canada. This one was imported from Sweden about 10 years ago...

creede

creede

 

Bbk

18 months is up... Info on kit here. http://www.massivebrakes.com/brake-systems.php?p=2002_front_300

creede

creede

 

Delayed

This is where the project stalls out. I ended up getting a divorce and had to put it in storage until I can get some equity out of my house sale. We ended up doing a lease with purchase option (15k non refundable down) so it could be anywhere between 1 - 18 months before I see the money. Good news is when I do get the money the project should take a HUGE leap forward. To add insult to injury while moving it to storage the nose panel got smashed in. Ugh.

creede

creede

 

M20 Power

I ended up going with a new subframe with M20 mounts from 2002Haus. Rob was amazing to work with, and it worked wonderfully. I couldn't be happier.

creede

creede

 

Cutting

I may have mentioned it before, but the tearing apart really is my favorite part. Maybe that's why I never finish a project. Unfortunately (or fortunately) I am almost at the end of the road for removing things. With the M10 engine out it was time to clean up the engine bay as much as possible. The reasons are twofold. First I will be repainting the whole car, so I want to get it cleaned up for paint and bodywork, second, the new M20 takes up a little more space than the old engine, so I needed

creede

creede

 

The Beginning

The end goal is a M20 powered 2002. Square tail, turbo flares and fenders. Not a restoration by any means, but a recreation. I would love to someday add a turbo to the M20. Color is still up in the air, although I must admit lately I have been leaning towards LSB. My car ADD is well documented, but in a seemingly futile attempt to find a car that can keep my attention for more than a couple months I have gone back in time, way back. I picked up not one, but two BMW 2002's thanks to a littl

creede

creede

 

The Thing about Cars...

There is a Thing about Cars that can't be described. For some it is a 'thing' about cars, a love, or sometimes even a lust, affair. For others there is a thing about cars that makes them mysterious and hard to understand but still attractive. Finally, there are those whose thing about cars is simply that, they are things. I want to declare that 'The Thing about Cars' is meant for everyone from those of us with gasoline in our veins, or in the case of this person, on his knuckles. To those

wh400

wh400

 

The Thing about Car Clubs...

As I sit down at the kitchen table to eat lunch I suddenly feel lonely as the only other two people at the table, my wife and daughter, are engrossed in some house decorating, furniture type magazines and I have nothing but my bowl of soup to stare at. That is when I notice that my January issue of Roundel has arrived. I exclaim my excitement that my magazine is here! As I rip open the plastic bag protecting my coveted club periodical my daughter asks what am I reading and I explain to her that

wh400

wh400

 

The Original KGB Racing car

The first car that was part of KGB Racing was a 2000 BMW Z3 Coupe. 2,8 litter of pure BMW power That is the car that i took to my first autocross and it earned me a 3rd place in Novice Class in 2001. This was my first ever new car and my second BMW. This is also the only car i really miss. Source

steve k.

steve k.

 

The Original KGB Racing car

The first car that was part of KGB Racing was a 2000 BMW Z3 Coupe. 2,8 litter of pure BMW power :) That is the car that i took to my first autocross and it earned me a 3rd place in Novice Class in 2001. This was my first ever new car and my second BMW. This is also the only car i really miss.

steve k.

steve k.

 

Suspension Changes Worked!

For the last few years i have been trying to prevent my car from lifting the inside rear tire during right hand sweeper. The latest changes finally worked. Removing the rear sway bar and installing 800lb springs did the trick. racinricpix's Flick Photostreem ( )Source

steve k.

steve k.

 

Suspension Changes Worked!

For the last few years i have been trying to prevent my car from lifting the inside rear tire during right hand sweeper. The latest changes finally worked. Removing the rear sway bar and installing 800lb springs did the trick. racinricpix's Flick Photostreem (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43812942@N06/sets/72157624308119207/)

steve k.

steve k.

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