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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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How did you make all of the aluminum look so factory fresh? I’m engaging in a project that I would have never foreseen, 20 years ago I bought a core support for my old 2002, then decided it was too much work to install, started working on what I had, too much rust, so pulled the fenders and core support, now I’m looking at a dirty ole engine, need to do some resealing, but my aluminum pieces look dodgy. Ordered fenders and parts from wallothnesch. Hope that work out. I think Chris Economaki said it in Road & Track, “you can keep a car too long”, and I’m on my 42 year, whew!

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Jerryasi I used Eastwood alumina blast paint or their high temp paint depending where it was applied.  You can clean the aluminum parts in a tumbler or light media blast but they don't stay new looking and they wil take a stain.   The paint is easier to keep clean long-term and looks fantastic.  Good luck on your project 

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so how much disassembly did you do? My engine is out on stand, have a few covers to reseal, but don't need to pull the head. will likely order the yellow anodized hardware from Walloth & Nesch. Need to know how to get a thorough clean before painting.

 

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Looks fantastic.  make it complete with new clear/white fuel lines.  the faded orange lines look out of place with the quality of the rest of the build.  Well done. 

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I do need new fuel lines to make it totally new.  That's the only current hint of patina.  For the cad parts I bead blasted and got them to a local plater  right away.   Going to be nice putting the car together with perfectly restored fasteners

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Looks great!

 

Is the ground braid for the steering coupling hiding from the pic?

 

Knowing how easy it is to replace the starter on a tii with the motor in, I'd put a newer, faster, lighter 6 cylinder starter in now unless your're certain that stock-sized one is excellent. Hope I didn't just jinx you! :D 

 

Cheers,

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The starter worked great when I got the car.  I opened it up to check the brushes and bearings and all looked good.  I hear you though.  I've done the fun "this old clutch driven plate looks good im just going to reuse it" routine  

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