I have owned over 20 2002's in my life and have owned this 69 for over 10 years. I purchased it from my dad in 2004. I drove it as my daily and then started doing driver schools in it with a fresh, cam'ed Tii motor making 150 hp.
So..one year ago I sold that Tii motor and decided to go for an m20 swap.
Why sell a nice Tii motor? I was bitten by the track bug and was becoming more and more frustrated with the low power of my little M10. The m10 was a great motor but to get more HP I would need to do some serious work and I just was not that into do another M10 build.
Why m20? A friend had an s52 swap done on his e30 and gave me his m20 with 100k on the clock. Sounds like a good start right? His swap was done at Motorsoprt Services in Deland FL. The owner, Rick has been a long time friend and said he could help me with most of the work on my swap.
This situation is getting better for me right? Well...as took the car apart I found rust, shocker, right?
After lots of rust repair the car got to Motorsports Services for fabrication to the body and engine fitment .
Seeing the M20 apart, Rick discovered it had a cracked head. I sourced a head with 20k on it and did a full rebuild and new cam.
So far, here is my list of things done. (So far)
-Nose cut and strengthend
-engine bay painted
-everything under the was blasted and painted
-motor mounts from only02.com
-cold air intake
-VW mk2 Jetta radiator and 10 inch fan
-e30 coolant bottle
-larger oil cooler
-Enlarged tunnel with E36 transmission and custom shifter and trans mount
-Single mass flywheel
-Sachs race clutch
-stock e30 driveshaft
-blasted and painted pedal Box and all new hardware from IE
-custom dash cluster with VDO gauges
This 2002 already had Tii struts and brakes along with a tii booster. It also has Billy's and Coilovers, big sway bar up front and adjustable in rear, stress bars front and rear,battery in the back, race seats, harnesses and a roll bar, Zender flares and Epsilon wheels before the swap.
. Sorry, the pics are out of order. I will update pics when we get further along with the process.