I was having some hard times with oil accumulation on the crankcase ventilation filter which resulted in oil dripping down the side of the engine block. Patrick O'Neil of Midnight Motorsport hooked me up with a custom fab'd catch can. Ah yeah! Here is a video of my drive to his shop in West Seattle for the install.
I would have never guessed that when the car was finally ready to drive it would coincide with the outbreak of an infectious disease pandemic. I’m in Seattle where the streets are normally clogged with traffic. It’s been liberating to cruise unimpeded by the usual congestion that plagues these streets, at the same time, it’s strange not having a destination other than the grocery store.
It took me 10 years to bring this build together. There are several reasons why it t
Update: I shot a short video today to capture the sound of the ITBs and the exhaust. I'm very satisfied with how everything is sounding. Thanks to Patrick for revving the motor. Video link below...
The exhaust is done. A custom built system by Patrick O'Neil at Midnight Motorsport here in Seatown... I win again. IE long-tube step header, Summit Racing glass pack and Magnaflow muffler with a 2.5" (or maybe it's 3.0", I can remember) center exit. Dead center. We planned that
I ordered a set of Coco mats from cocomats.com. Prior to processing my order they contacted me and said they wanted to send me paper templates of each mat to ensure there were no shape or size issues. Cool. I received the templates in the mail and was instructed to make adjustments if necessary and return the templates. I was wondering how well the mats would fit given I trimmed down the templates by what I felt was a substantial amount. Patrick at Midnight Motorsport reminded me my car was
I’m blogin’!… well, at least I think I am. I should have started this long ago, but I didn’t, so this car blog begins towards the end…the end of body and mechanical work, but also near the beginning of the car getting back on the road.
This project has been underway for quite a while and gradually came to be what it is now. At a cursory glance, it’s an ITB megasquited, coilovered, euro bumpered 1974 bmw 2002.
The car is currently at Midnight Motorsport here in Seattle w