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  1. Yesterday
  2. Thanks for that. It may be all I need. Fingers crossed.
  3. My first BMW was a 1969 1600, bought it used in '77, 60K miles. beautiful car, saddle interior. drove it from NY to colorado without any issues. Unfortunately i wrecked it on ice, but stayed w bmws, bought 2 more. anyway, thx for the video, Lisa!
  4. Last week
  5. I hear you. Good advice. Blunt doesn’t sell the seals alone. But I’ll ask Steve what material they use.
  6. Under dash chrome is still available through either BMW or Walloth-Nesch. Vintage Sports & Restoration recovered the original trunk boards. I made new side boards from the originals used as patterns.
  7. Sorted Vern’s wiper speeds. 1st is delay, which is ~3 seconds. 2nd is normal speed. There is no fast speed as 2002s usually have. This delay feature, like on 3.0 Coupes, was made possible by Vintage Sports & Restoration. Vern Wipers.MOV
  8. Hello.Can you tell me the diameter of the headlights?
  9. Having a 121 head, I've had a hard time finding suitable pistons for my matching number engine. So I decided to use the engine out of the spares car to practice on while I search for pistons. The bearings wore pretty bad on the practice engine and the oil pump chain was too loose, the ring lands were way out of spec so I am just going to replace the bearings, new oil pump chain and put the old pistons back in and see if it will run. I lifted the car body off the subframe using a chain block and a heavy duty rack shelf, and then pulling the the subframe out using an ATV lift: Hooking up the gearbox to the engine: With the engine mounted onto the subframe, I strapped everything down to the ATV lift with an extra trolley bearing the weight of the gearbox, I slipped it all into position:
  10. Great looking deuce, looking fwd to seeing it live!!
  11. An engine project including LH 2.2 Several years ago I came to this Bosch LH system used in old Volvos. I became curious, got one and checked it out in an 02 parts car. It ran immediately, but the idle was inacceptable and I didn‘t get this under control. My car was running fine with the KF, so the LH fell asleep again. But the KF is no good for short-distance driving. Too rich when cold, too much soot and too much fuel. Hard to trim to different camshafts, 4-throttles and such. So I took the engine out, removed the KF and started to install the LH2.2 system and some more. Cleaning the chain cover for the tensioner cap: There was a kind of groove inside, probably due to corrosion. I don‘t know. But it is the original part to this engine and it had to return to its place. Yes, I should buy a 4-jaw chuck. Lathers like Tom may dispraise me. Then there are these E21-series filter sockets. I don‘t know what this additional sprue in the centeris for, but I found a purpose for it. Lathing again: An oil temp sender. There are these senders instead of the pan plug, but I think this is not very exact. Wire ugly to run. Coming quite directly from the pump, this should give a true value here. Oil pan: Aluminum version from a 1600GT. I had it already being modified to fit the 02 subframe but I didn‘t know it doesn‘t fit the pickup. So I had to switch to the later E21 pickup: Fits good, but only without this tin can. No. I can't weld aluminum. Base finished: 1600 Block bored to 89,25mm, 2002 crank, tii pianos, -head and -dizzy and a 284° Schrick camshaft. I‘ve never heard much about this, but it was sleeping in the shelf for many years- so I put it in. It fits: So from here we go. Block with ignition, starter, alternator, water pump and base wiring. Open for intake ideas. Concerning the LH system I would need: electric injectors, a second water temp sender, a bypass for the idle air control, a different throttle linkage and some more smaller things. The injector port is taken from a 75-77 320i with K-jetronic, the water divider also. Divider maybe 318i what‘s more or less the same. I already wrote in a thread some time ago that I don‘t like this later 318i intake because of the difficulties about the battery and airbox. The bypass is branched off at the front of the throttle body. A short piece of water line from the hardware store, both ends tapped. I cut slots at the sides of one end and got a tapper this way. Flipped, lathed for a hose and inserted: On the lathe for cleaning the inside: With IAC and fuel pressure regulator: There‘s an additional manual idle valve parallel to the IAC. I didn‘t know if I would need it or not, but to have is better than to need. The pictures are taken on a kind of model engine where I‘ve prepared all items before installing them into the car. Pretty tight , hardly light: The lever linkage maybe the best there is but it is a lot of stuff. Let‘s go cable now. First checkout: Later I added a drag spring between the pedal lever and the soul to protect it from overload. Did you know that the inside of a cable sleeve is called ‚soul‘ in german? Nearly complete: Electrics: Harness with combi relais for injectors, oxygen sensor, pump, air mass meter and IAC. And there‘s a voltage limiter to avoid peaks getting into the ECU but it‘s useless. The limiting is too low and the ECU doesn‘t get a solid speed signal so I had to jump it. I‘ve been driving with the car but I‘m not satisfied with the idle. Maybe replacing the IAC will make it better- as far as the covid regulations don‘t restrict me from working on the car. So far til today
  12. Earlier
  13. Awesome work. Contact info for body shop?
  14. Social distancing isn’t so bad! 😉 Hope everyone is staying safe and staying healthy! 😊
  15. While inspecting the engine for inconsistencies I noticed this dark area just below the carb. It gave me pause for thought and I reasoned that it was caused by a leak between the manifold and the carburetor gasket. When I got to that area during removal of the carb, I noticed that the 4 nuts holding the carb in place were very loose...... as though they had never been torqued. I have a feeling I’m going to run into this problem a lot. Seems Brian Kings employees weren’t as thorough as they should have been (that was 10yrs ago when I had the engine refreshed) at a cost of 8grand. Yes.... I was a fucktard🤪 and NO, I was not stoned...
  16. Not sure of your vehicle's location (probably really doesn't matter), I am not pro body worker by any means, I wonder why they didn't shoot it with epoxy primer when they stripped the paint? Sheet metal starts to flash rust almost immediately when exposed to air. I know when my car was stripped they shot it with epoxy right away. Looks like you got rid of your belt line trim, hopefully those holes were welded up (I am sure they were....?) and ground off (not 'fillered' over). Hopefully they are being careful to maintain the body line(s)...as well.
  17. If you have a two circuit brake system shouldnt this have been a part of the standard setup? I ask because I got a leak in one of the two circuits, and the result was no brakes at all. I was a bit surprised actually, because when I grew up in the 70's and 80's I read a lot of car brochures and some of them had two curcuit brake system as a security sales point. They claimed that one circuit would work when the other failed. When I bought a bmw 2002 for the first time in 1987 I saw that it had two circuits and I thought then that I was safe. But it is not safe until you have that crucial part. Or is this just for sensing and I am totally mistaken?
  18. oz_tom

    Alpina Gear

    very cool! thanks for posting this!
  19. COOP

    Head is Ready!

    Looks great, nice going!
  20. Oily turbo change complete. Just need to take it for a run on the highway. Man what a smoke show.!!! Just waiting for a new intake pipe as the old one was cracked. Hopefully next week I can park the 02 and get the new tank in, and the battery relocated and then start wiring for the MS3.
  21. Well I got the rear subframe back together boxed rear trailing arms - check poly RTA bushings - check poly end links - check poly diff hanger bushings - check iE Butt plug - check powder coated rear subframe - check e21 LSD with fresh seals - check E21 cv joints (on inside) and axle- check new CV boots - check IE spacer - check new subframe hardware - check new 2002 CV joint hardware- check new e21 cv joint hardware - check e21 drum brake upgrade - check new brake lines - check one broken bleeder valve on the wheel cylinder- check $&¥#%!
  22. Here are the photos of the new Stayfast® fabric top taken by Chris Langsten at Vintage Sports & Restoration in Bedford NH.
  23. Can't wait to see it in person!
  24. doslucero


    Dropped the car off at the bodyshop to get the paint finished. They'll be blending the paint on the doors and roof. Can't wait to have it fixed.
  25. I'm looking to install AC in a Tii I'm having restored. I'm also in Houston so the AC is a necessity. I'm torn between a Behr system like yours or a modern system that also replaces the heater box. Any recommendation? Also, your Behr faceplate did not have the ashtray opening. Is that an aftermarket panel? I would love to be able to discuss with you in person if possible.
  26. Great fabrication skills.
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