About this blog
More than 15 years ago, I was living in L.A., and my 1973 2002 had been reported as a "gross polluter" by some nimrod tree hugger, because it was blowing smoke on decel. I needed to get it fixed to avoid a second citation, but apartment living meant I did not have space to work on it myself, so I took it to a well known 02 specialist to have an in-bay refresh done on the bottom end, and install a rebuilt cylinder head. Not even 6 months after the work was done, the bottom end developed a death rattle and I had to park the car. That was the last time it moved under its own power. Through various moves over 15 years I have often thought I should just sell off the pieces I had collected, but my wife would always refuse to let me sell. She knew I would regret not having my little '02, so we have hauled the shell and all the parts around all these years. I can't thank my wife enough for being so steadfast in keeping it.
This blog is all about the rebuild journey of my 1973 2002. The goal is to complete it as a resto-mod that can be daily driven, but is track focused. There will be some pretty unique stuff going on, and I am super excited about how it will all turn out.