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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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  2. Is anyone familiar with this 1600

    I’m trying but the seller isn’t responding to email and didn’t list a phone number.
  3. Patina or Showroom?

    Considering where you live, what a blast to have a 1600 that you can romp around on snow-covered fields without a worry for salt! Fish-tail that thing to your heart's content!
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  10. Which gas tank do you have? I think tanks changed from 46L to 51L somewhere around 74, and the later senders don't fit the early tanks. Bob
  11. Patina or Showroom?

    I don't want to be a spoilsport, however that car has a British Columbia sticker on the rear bumper. If it is a Canadian TI with that level of topside rust evident, there is a super high probability that it has some shock tower and front frame rail rot/rust. For goodness sakes examine the suspension points, you may need a complete shell if enough Canadian winter road salt ate the under surface/bottom of the car as well as the top. It is certainly a very cool car and deserves to be saved. It may be that a thorough evaluation determines whether the car keeps its current body etc. or devours thousands of dollars in rust repair . Rust never sleeps. My Canadian TI has required significant, painful cash infusions for under surface rust repair, and it was Zeibarted and lovingly cared for, it looks quite less Rusty and up top than yours. I wish you and the car all the best, I think the car and patina are gorgeous. Best regards, please put pictures of the car on the BMW 2002 FAQ TI register. Sincerely Peter
  12. Doing okay here in East Hollywood. Jeez I haven't posted on the faq in ages.
  13. Let’s start with first things first. Is your intention to restore your engine to its original outward appearance? For instance, tii’s with VIN’s up to 2761944 had 121 heads and plastic intake runners. Then E12 heads and aluminum intake runners replaced them, but for a few sequences of 121/plastic-equipped cars. We mostly know these cars. So, what’s yours car’s VIN? Both 121 and E12 heads are relatively plentiful. But a head that served originally on a tii has not been drilled for a mechanical fuel pump. Do you care whether the head has been drilled? After you’ve found a head, you’ll have your choice of compression ratio, but generally 9.0 (most U.S. tii’s), 9.5 (most Euro tii’s), or 10.0 (early Euro tii’s). Regards, Steve
  14. WTB Turbo-Style 3 Gauge Nacelle

    Anyone? $75 seems a bit rich.
  15. Patina or Showroom?

    Wonderful and rare car. Terrific video. Loved both! If the...patina...truly is surface rust, I quite agree with the above comments: clear coat it and drive it! But, based on what I see in the video, and what I’m accustomed to seeing first hand, cars rarely reach that level of topside rust without substantial undercarriage rust: floors, frame rails, rocker panels, subframe mounts, etc. The exceptions are generally cars that sat un-attended in desert environments, where topside paint was burned off by the sun, e.g., Arizona, parts of Southern California, etc. My point? So that you don’t inadvertently find yourself with a pile of rust-colored dust just as you, or someone, is ready to restore the ti, you may wish to carefully examine the car inside out, for example, pull out the rear seat and examine the chassis underneath it, tap on those front frame rails... But, yes, please, enjoy! Regards, Steve
  16. Patina or Showroom?

    I'm reluctant to loose this data here but a 50/50 mix of boiled linseed oil and mineral spirits applied with a foam brush or a paper towel will preserve the "patina" for several months and add a mystery shine to the project while you sort the mechanicals. Don't "clearcoat" it until you know what you're going to do next.
  17. New member in Chicago, 1967 1600

    I vote Manila! It's one of the classics you don't see plus it's easy on the eyes ps I'd die for an adjustable mirror..
  18. I think the #5 cam may be from a '76, which was a lower compression engine. Assuming the number is stamped on the front face (and not on the rim). I have a number five camshaft in my car. I don't think it will be the one you want for a stock Tii engine... either way. I roughly measured the lift on mine once and the numbers were higher than stock, but lower than a 292.
  19. Marchal 7" yellow FOG lights

    SOLD, thank you !
  20. I am looking for a 2.3 L S14 crank for my engine build, please let me know if you have one out there and price.
  21. New member in Chicago, 1967 1600

    I promise to cherish the UPS brown interior, Conserv. The chrome on the passenger side doesn't look as pretty. I've attached a shot of the passenger door card. Thanks, Jim! I'll keep the photos coming. Should get another round of them right before it gets picked up by the shipper. Thought (hoped) it was getting picked up today, but I did not get the call, so I'll check in again with them on Monday. I'd definitely be inclined to take it back to Manila. I do keep seeing these cars in a really cool pewter color and I kind of dig the Agave that was used for 2002s, as well. But I think when I go through the work of painting it, Manila would probably make the most sense. I'm really not too keen on the current paint job.
  22. That should be the factory 300° cam and I don't think that was used in the tii's. It is a performance upgrade used in the side draft versions of the 02's
  23. Hey all, I am finally getting around to building my matching block for my tii. I recently bought the injection set up (mine came with dual 40dcoe set up that will be for sale soon) and it got me motivated to start building it. I am looking to just build it to be stock, no modifications for performance but i might consider any upgrades for longevity or updates. I am looking for a good 121 head! so if anybody would like to sell theirs please let me know. I also want to know what my comp ratio should be. I have a 1972 tii and it has the bathtub pistons. Should i have 121 or e12 head with that? and what comp ratio for that? i also have a #5 cam... is that good? Thanks for the help all! - Clay
  24. Where is this?

    Isn't the saying?.... it's not the size of the toolbox,.....
  25. Is the fuel tank sender unobtainium now ?

    Fortunately BMW didn't change their design much for quite some time, so you can grab either an e21 or E30 hanger a sender and it should drop right in your tank and still work great!
  26. It's been a while since I posted on this site. Back 3 years ago, I bought a 20-year dormant '75 2002 base from a guy in Columbus, who I understand to be the former national president of the BMWCCA. His big thing was installing aftermarket turbos to his cars, and evidently he wrote some articles in Rondel about the process. Anyhow, the car is now "restored" (sans turbo), but I just wondered if anyone remembers those articles, or if anyone knew the guy, Hal Noltimier, who is still alive and kicking.
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