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  2. More progress. Got the head on and will keep pluggin' away at assembly...
  3. Decided to paint the engine compartment since I had so much of it torn down. Been spending the last couple weeks cleaning and prepping and got around to painting tonight. Started by hand painting the hard to get to areas and then used a touch-up gun for painting. Came out good, now I feel like I'm moving back in the right direction again. Oh yeah, painted my son's S2000 also. He's finishing up the bumpers and still needs to polish it.
  4. Update on the E3... The gas tank has taken a back seat to some other issues although it's still soaking in vinegar and getting pretty clean. I swapped the carbs to a set of good stock Zeniths and got the engine running. It sounds good as far as no major noises goes but I couldn't get it to run very smoothly. Did a compression test and found one cylinder at 75psi and the one next to it at 127psi. The rest were 150-160. I pulled the head off and the gasket looks fine with no sign of a problem around #5 and clean up around #5 on the head and didn't see anything obvious. Now I have to decide whether I want to invest in getting this head checked out or move on to a different engine. If the head is good I'd need to tear into the block and I'm just not motivated to do that. More to come...
  5. Started working on the fuel system first. I have some Zenith carbs off of my coupe that are good so I'll swap those out to save time, but as I started checking out the fuel tank I found it full of old gas/crud and the top side rusted through. It looks like it's isolated to that one area but I'll clean up the tank and if that's the case I'll try to fix it.
  6. 2 birds with one stone. Awesome! Hopefully it works out.
  7. That would be awesome. I live in Elk Grove but I would make that trip no problem to talk to a fellow enthusiast. I want to see what it is I’m really about to get into lol. I understand it isn’t for the faint of heart but I’m ready for the challenge. Let me know. If it happens to be next week I’ll drive over in the M3 I’m about to trade in (Thursday) to make this all happen. Thanks Mer
  8. Welcome! I need to get over and meet DanG and may be a good time to see two cars at the same time. DanG, what time-ish are you at your garage? I’d love to swing by and meet you and check out your garage and projects! Otto is local roadworthy and I’m only a few minutes away. Weekends are good too. Cheers, Rich
  9. It's official, I've moved on to the next project...
  10. Welcome! You'll find that this local forum doesn't get much use but from time to time we'll use it to connect. I'm in Roseville/Rocklin and don't have a roadworthy 2002 right now but I do have a rusty piece of crap '74 tii if you want to check it out. Let me know, I'm at my garage in Roseville most every night.
  11. Hello, i just joined the forum and i am a bonafide bimmer junkie. With that said i have yet to purchase a 2002. i currently own a 98 E36 323is and a E90 M3. I absolutely love both vehicles but in order to add a 2002 to the stable i will be parting ways with the M3...very hard decision. With that said i have been scouring many sites and the internet in general in order to get as much info as i can prior to purchasing a vehicle. You can only get so much info while surfing the web, a lot can be learned hands on. With that being said, being local to the area i thought i'd reach out to see if anyone is open to talking shop and viewing a car in person. I'd love to get your take on engine options, suspension upgrades, body shops, the whole nine yards. but most importantly i'd like to view 2002's in any stage of the process in person to have a better idea of what i'm getting myself into! I'm taking the plunge regardless, something about the 02's that i cant escape, but it'd be nice to talk to those who have been there done that prior to. i used to have a 65 C-10 3 on the tree but never a european classic. anyways i'll check back on occasion. thanks Mercaptn
  12. Yeah, I would've remembered that car.
  13. I’ve been to AutoGator over the years, I’ll for sure stop by. I’ve been all over lately, but wasn’t me in the Sahara. Mine is white with Motorsport-ish stripe down the side.
  14. There's a new Cars and Coffee getting going in Rocklin on the second Saturday of each month. That's this Saturday. I've never been but will stop by for a while, maybe we can have a good showing of old BMW's? Cars and Coffee Whitney Ranch Second Saturday of every month at 851 Old Ranch House Rd. 8am - 10am
  15. I work at Autogator and my "man cave" garage is basically next door. Stop by. By chance did you drive down Atlantic St. in the last couple days. I saw a Sahara-ish colored 02 going the other way.
  16. I’m in over in Antelope, but I like to call it The Lope’s, Hollywood of North Highlands. 😄
  17. Damn Bay Bridge! Didn’t take our 02 either, suspect strut mounts and carb issues had me second guessing the drive. We’ll hopefully sort the mounts out this weekend.
  18. A friend and I were there, neither of us in our 02s. Got some goodies in the swap and then got jammed up in traffic on the way back. Apparently someone decided to have a crash on the Bay Bridge at Treasure island. 🤬
  19. Truck turned out great! I really like the grey engine bay. 👍🏼
  20. We scored a shop manual and a Dino steering wheel. Swap meet was awesome!
  21. My son and I had a great time this year (our first) down at Brisbane. Met a lot of folks, and a few from the Sacramento area, and since my memory stinks and I can’t remember anyone’s name, posting up so we can hook up at coffee some upcoming weekends. Here’s a few pics we took.
  22. Hey, I noticed some of you are following this forum so maybe you'll see this in time. I'm heading to Car and Coffee in Folsom tomorrow morning. Hoping to be there around 7am and will stay an hour or more. Try to make it...
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