1. What's new in this club
  2. GeigerSpeed

    Bring A Trailer at BayArea 02 Swap and Show

    Beck! I'll be rocking my BaT alumni license plate frame. I purchased from the owner who purchased it off of BaT back in 2016!
  3. Anybody have a fender rolling guy they trust? My car has a very iffy paint job, so it'll take some skill to avoid cracks, etc. The places I'm finding on yelp seem to have spotty reviews...
  4. bigcitrus

    Bay Area m20 swapped cars

    Yeah, they've done a couple of the "no cutting" conversions now. They know me and my car well (for better or worse!)--it was actually Tom who forwarded me this post in the first place. The M20 really does have a lot going for it. Between power, torque, sound, and cost, it's a really nice combo.
  5. Justin76

    Bay Area m20 swapped cars

    Thanks for the insight @bigcitrus. Casey Motorsports has actually worked on the '72 previously, so I'll definitely reach out to them to answer the more detailed wiring and swap questions. I really like the idea of the m20, so appreciate your confirmation that it's been good to you.
  6. bigcitrus

    Bay Area m20 swapped cars

    Hi Justin--My '76 has an M20. It's VIN 2374542, only a few hundred away from yours. One of the main motivations for the smog was in fact CA smog...It's fully BAR certified and I can smog it like a normal(ish) person. I realize you're thinking about swapping the '72, but just in case you want to do two at once.... If you want to stay with the "usual" BMW swaps, I think it's a great choice. The S14 isn't affordable or cost effective anymore IMO, and to me the six is a little sexier overall than an M42. If you want to go outside the BMW realm, there's some interesting Japanese stuff (SR20DET, Honda F20/F22, etc). The main M20 challenges are: 1. Figuring out what to do with the radiator support. Most M20 swaps have a cut support for radiator and Motronic distributor clearance. Mine was done by Sean and Tom at Casey Motorsports in Petaluma without cutting the support, which involves relocating the distributor, running an electric water pump, and modifying some of the M20 coolant fittings. The core support is a structural piece, so if you do decide to cut it for clearance you'll want to make sure that the front end is properly braced. 2. Sourcing the transmission. The best trans for the swap is a Getrag 245 from an E21 323i, because it has a smaller case than the E30 unit and a mechanical speedo drive. Beyond that, I used the 2002 Haus swap subframe, which places the engine nicely. The stock 325i oil pan is aluminum and winds up hanging slightly below the subframe, so that's a thing to be aware of, but that and the radiator support stuff is really the only fitment issues to worry about. It looks like it belongs there. Casey Motorsports can answer really nitty-gritty questions about wiring etc. As far as the driving experience, I have few complaints. When I was contemplating my swap, I drove a friend's swapped car and it was pretty much a no-brainer.
  7. Hi all, I'm hoping to get in touch with some Bay Area m20 swapped 02 owners to pick your brains and hopefully go for a ride.. My '72 needs a rebuild, and I'm looking into some other options before jumping in. Thanks in advance!
  8. Cool, thanks for the contact. It's nice that there's still people out there to help
  9. jturner

    Snowball Rally tire advice

    Thanks, this is super helpful Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. tjones02

    Snowball Rally tire advice

    For tires you have several choices, depending on size. While it’s certainly possible that there’ll be enough snow on parts of the rally route, it is unlikely that the roads will have enough snow for the local constituencies to close them and or require chains. Run whatever summer tires you normally would on the car and take the chance that you’ll be turned around if there’s a chain requirement on one or more roads on the rally route. Run a set of M&S Mud and Snow regular road tires... While not outright winter/snow tires, these M&S rated tires are better suited to cold temps than summer rated ones. You may still be required to add chains to these somewhere on the route. I agree with tou that buying a set of dedicated winter/snow tires for this one event isn’t worth it. As for chains, it is vitally important that you are using a set of tires that are small enough that a set of CABLE “chains” clear the fenders, tie rods, control arms and front footwell before you need them. On an ‘02 with stock fenders this means either stock 165r13, 165/80-13, 175/70-13 (which are slightly shorter than stock, allowing slightly more clearance), or possibly 185/70-13 on a set of wheels that don’t have too much positive offset. I am not an experienced winter ‘02 driver, or chain installer, but I suspect that most 14” wheel/tire combinations do not clear chains. Test install your cable chains beforehand so that you know how to, and that they clear everything properly. That means driving slowly in a parking lot turning left and right to be sure they don’t rub at full lock left or right. I would really ask your question in the General Discussion, as many there, like Mike Self, have been driving ‘02s long enough, and in winter, to remember installing and using chains on them.
  11. Thanks for the shoutout Larry! Sadly the city has paved over the only (known) legal dirty road in San Francisco. Need to keep hunting.
  12. Lots of us remember Beck as a former rallymeister for Not the 49-MileDrive. And as a San Francisco native, he showed us a number of unique routes (sometimes a trail...) and vistas.
  13. Hey everybody, I'm Beck, a former 2002 owner and FAQ regular. I had a '74 Tii which I bought as a project in 2011 and sold on BaT in 2017 . I miss my 2002, but the opportunity came to buy the car I grew up in: my father's 911. I work at Bring a Trailer, the online car auction website for enthusiasts like ourselves. Hopefully you've hear of us, if not, come check us out! We sell a lot of 2002s: https://bringatrailer.com/bmw/2002/ This year, BaT is a Turbo-level sponsor of the BayArea 02 Swap and Show. We'll be there with a booth, swag, and specialists eager to talk to you about 02s and every other new class. We are hoping to have a 2002 at our booth which is also live for auction on BringaTrailer.com. If you are interested in selling your car on BaT during the week of May 4th and can have the car at the event, let me know. I'd love to talk to you about presenting it on BaT. Thanks!
  14. Anybody here do the Snowball Rally in the past? What tires/chains/etc did you run to deal with snow & ice? I've got a beater set of rims with all season tires mounted... I'm hoping I can get by with those somehow. It seems like overkill to buy snow tires for one rally a year, and I'd never use em otherwise. I could be convinced to buy off-road tires if they'll work well on snow... I love fire service roads.
  15. Really cool design this year...I love your art!
  16. Spyke

    BA02 2019 Swap & Show Artwork and Shirts

    Love the simplistic hoodie, myself
  17. Forrest_KoogleWerks

    BA02 2019 Swap & Show Artwork and Shirts

    light gray/heather (fitted/thin material) shirt with the exact event poster graphic please!!
  18. jturner

    BA02 2019 Swap & Show Artwork and Shirts

    My opinion is that it's cooler with the event details on it, especially 10, 20 years from now. Sort of like a tour poster or a print from a museum exhibit. Love the artwork.
  19. This is a double post from the event page, but thought I'd post here as well. I've shared some of this years artwork already, but if you're not on instagram, then here ya go. I've mentioned this in the past, but some people have spoken up with interest in a separate run of the posters, in a non-event specific format. Continuing to gauge interest for a modified version of this years as well. Let me know. Looking forward to seeing everyone in May 🏁☀️
  20. Kile Brekke

    BayArea 02 Swap & Show 2019 on 4 May

  21. Kile Brekke

    BayArea 02 Swap & Show 2019 on 4 May

    Thanks, Brian!
  22. jturner

    Welding/Fab/Sandblasting in the city

    For posterity in case someone else needs this... Gremco in SOMA is the only machine shop I could find in the city. (415) 431-6094 Doug has been there since the 70s, and drives a BMW. Sometimes machine shops are reluctant to take small jobs (he was working on an aerospace part when I came in), but he seemed happy to do the little welding jobs I needed, and his stainless TIG welding was perfect. Highly recommend him.
  23. until
    New Location was a great success!!! February gathering is again in Los Gatos! We will gather in Parking Lot 3 behind Loma Coffee Bar. Neue Klasse und Kaffee is a monthly gathering of BMW Neue Klasse cars in San Francisco Bay Area. We mostly meet on the third Saturday of every month. BMW 2002 FAQ will be there from 8am to 11am with some Donuts. Coffee will be available at Loma Coffee Bar. We have 2 events scheduled in March. Look for details soon! http://neueklasseundkaffee.com Cover Photo by prsvere
  24. adawil2002

    Upcoming events?

    I'll be at all of Car Week with another BMW, including Legends & Festorics. See you at Brisbane!
  25. 1936spyder

    Upcoming events?

    I'll be doing Legends and the Festorics as my car should be done before then. Sent from my LGMP260 using Tapatalk
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