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  2. ray_

    Engine is Ready to Rumble

    Oooh, that's lovely! Cheers,
  3. Yes, that's the point. Most electric fans are sold as a puller - mounted behind the radiator and pull air through the radiator. If you mount it on the front of the radiator, it will still pull, so you have to flip the blades to make it push the air through. If you buy a fan that is configured to push, you won't have to do anything.
  4. xr4tic

    Engine Rebuild Progress

    it's a mount for a fuel return regulator/check valve that was used on later year 02s (mine is a 76)
  5. Yesterday
  6. Scottjeffrey

    While the body's away the mice will play...with subframes

    "I research incessantly until the idiot savant in me understands how to do it, and then I take 3 times as long as anyone else to actually do the job, after 5 trips to the hardware store to get everything I need. I've learned to hate these guys who say "oh yeah, that's a piece of cake! 2 hours and a pair of pliers and you should have that job done no problem!" Yeah right. Their 'two days' usually takes me two weekends." Perfect Fred except for the two weeks. Two months on my end! Great job and best of luck.
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  8. Dudeland

    Now for a nice tune.

    I am experimenting with open/close loop. I had it set for 140 degrees for CL but it didn't like that, Just wanted to see what it would do. I have now set it for RPM, So it will go CL for anything above 1200 RPM, just to see what the AFR's would do at idle. The CL comp would normally cycle from -4 to +6 at idle. I wanted to see what would happen on open loop. It made little difference except when I let it idle down, about 40% of the time it would keep going to 100 RPM, lean out to 32 and then recover. The only thing I am seeing is that it tends to overcompensate less. The header will be here by Tuesday or Wednesday, hopefully, I don't have to drag it to an exhaust shop after it goes in. Attached is my current config file. I am playing around a lot with stuff. I think I may start a fresh file from scratch when I do the header. BMW2002 v 16.sniper
  9. Lost&FoundDept


    Get2theBimmah To wrap the console sides I first spray glued some closed cell foam padding (pretty thin) to both sides of the pressed wood forms. I traced a pattern of the console sides onto my vinyl and sewed on the pattern together, the parts that would be hidden I didnt sew so I could insert the wood forms into the sewn covering, I left the unsewn parts that are hidden long and used those to pull the vinyl tight around the wood and used stapes to attach those. Hard to explain, but hope it helps.
  10. And to help ti things together:
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  12. Mark92131

    Single side draft Weber

    Diego: I have the same setup on my car. I just converted to top crossbar linkage for throttle control, but before that I used the top mount holes on the Lynx manifold for my throttle return spring. The holes are 3/8" with a 16 pitch, just need to bend a piece of steel stock from home depot in to an "L" shape, drill a couple of holes and get 2 short 3/8"-16 bolts. I won't flex as much as your current setup. You can see the bolts holding the steel stock, but my return spring was on the opposite side for my cable setup. Mark92131
  13. Dionk

    Accumulating Parts -

    Dual Weber’s 40’s cannon manafolds ( have Korman as well no sure which to use) Bosch e30 m3 starter Bosch alternator Blunttech 5 speed convenience kit front wheel bearings etc...
  14. Dionk

    Cleaning up my calipers

    Lots of life and work things going on, though I managed to get a few minutes in the garage with a wire wheel.
  15. Djthom

    Interior Refurbishment

    Thanks all. The WN headliner is the original snake skin. I've heard they aren't selling them anymore due to rod seams coming open and the incorrect c pillar flag locations. Must be frustrating to deal with the returns.
  16. This car has had more carb upgrades than all of the other 12 BMW 2002's I have owned. We started with the original 1 barrel Solex, to a horrible Weber 34 ICH, to a Weber 36/32, to a Weber 38/38, to a Weber 45 DCOE 152 and finally to a Weber 45 DCOE 152G. During the final upgrade to the 152G, I decided that the cable-based throttle control that came with the TEP Lynx package ( should be upgraded at the same time, so I started reading all the FAQ posts on the subject and reached out to a couple of FAQ members that had upgraded the throttle linkage on their Lynx manifold setup... Crickets! So this was going to be an exercise in trial and error. I started with a Universal Single DCOE Linkage kit from Pierce Manifolds ( From the description, it looked like it had everything I would need to convert my cable throttle linkage to a top mount crossbar linkage. After the package arrived, there was an immediate issue, the holes on the Lynx manifold are 3/8" - 16 pitch and the rod ends in the kit are 3/8" - 24 pitch, so they don't/won't screw in. OK, easy fix, I just need an adapter stud with 3/8" - 16 on one end and 3/8" - 24 on the other. I actually found a kit of 5 on Amazon, (, ordered them up along with new 3/8" - 24 female 5/16" rod ends from McMaster to match the rod in the kit. In my original setup, I fabricated a throttle return spring using the top mount linkage holes on the Lynx manifold. Now that that area was being repurposed for the crossbar linkage, I needed another solution for the return spring and purchased DCOE EXTERNAL SPRING KIT LT5000 from Pierce Manifold and installed it on the new Weber 45 DCOE 152G. When all the parts arrived, I assembled the new linkage and found that the lever connecting the stock throttle rod to the pedal box throttle linkage wasn't long enough to reach the rod end, so I used a piece of stock steel from home depot to extend the lever, (first photo). Another issue was the rod in the kit was only 11" long, so the lever controlling the stock throttle rod was at the very end of the rod and the levers in the kit were not very robust, (flexible). The result was very disappointing, too much flex, not enough throttle opening and not the smooth action I was expecting at the gas pedal. My first thought was upgrading the levers to the longer, more robust aluminum versions from Pierce Manifolds, so I ordered 2 of BILLET THROTTLE LEVER 3/8 SHAFT 32000, without realizing that these won't fit the 5/16" rod from the kit. When they arrived and obviously didn't fit the rod, it was on to Plan B. Let's just upgrade everything to 3/8", so I jumped on McMaster and ordered a 12" 3/8 Rod, 3/8" - 24 Female threaded 3/8" Rod Ends, and 3/8" Shaft Collars for my setup. I also ordered a new 8mm Ball throttle lever for the DCOE, because the one from the kit had a stiff action. If you were starting from scratch, these are the 8 parts I ordered. 1. BILLET THROTTLE LEVER 3/8 SHAFT 32000 - $28.65 x 2 2. DCOE EXTERNAL SPRING KIT LT5000 - $32.24 3. DCOE Throttle Lever 45041.009 - $18.40 4. JPS adjustable rod 75500.100 - $22.50 5. Rotary Shaft, 1566 Carbon Steel, 3/8" Diameter, 12" Long 1346K11 - $7.58 6. Ball Joint Rod End, 3/8"-24 Thread 60645K34 - $3.78 x 2 7. Set Screw Shaft Collar for 3/8" Diameter, 303 Stainless Steel 6462K14 - $3.86 x 2 8. Hard-to-Find Fastener 014973217150 Automotive Studs, 3/8-16 x 3/8-24 x 1-1/2 - $10.04 After receiving all the parts and assembling them (see pictures), the results didn't disappoint, the action at the gas pedal is instantaneous and snaps back perfectly. No stretch or lag from the cable setup. The billet lever to the pedal box throttle rod was still too short, so I extended it as before. I treated myself to a pair of new air horns from Corsa Velocita I hope this helps someone looking for the same upgrade. Mark92131
  17. Tsingtao_1903

    3D printed bits

    Much easier the second time around. Bought a set of wheel hub caps to use as inserts. Modeled the horn pad. Printed the bits.
  18. Mario Falfan

    Body Modifications

    That rear bumper looks gorgeous, you went for the real deal ! Am about to change my bumpers but am going on the stainless steel shiny version much cheaper... There's a bit of work involved, you have to weld where the shock holes go , there big holes and bondo the little holes around the rear. I will post the pics in the coming weeks, I just purchased the bumpers and the brackets, Feliz Navidad to me...
  19. Mario Falfan

    Reverse Driving Season

    That perro looks like the Mad Max pooch !
  20. Mario Falfan

    Interior Refurbishment

    First and foremost my wife Veronica gave me the carpet as a Xmas present. When it came in, somewhere in the middle of November she said "Go put it on" Stockinteriors, the many, nylon loop, I asked for some swatches, I ended settling with 602, I felt that was the closest color to the original. I thought the carpet was very affordable, under $300.00
  21. I'll be happy to host the images on my server if you'll PM them to me.
  22. BritshIron

    A Quantum of Solex Part 2

    Thanks so much for the reply. Yes, I have a set of intakes for the 1600 TI. Actually, one is an NOS 1600 TI intake, and the rear I found is from an 1800 TI, but I believe identical to the 1600 TI. I found NOS pistons in Greece, and other bits from an FAQ'er. I'll write alfa1750 and Ruddies right away about the 30 mm chokes. I really appreciate the tips! Aloha, Robert
  23. MoBrighta

    The Beginning

    lcome one and all! Back in August, I was contacted by Henry (hc2002) for a set of high output bulbs for his 1972 2002 tii. He had seen my posts, and was wanting some brighter tail lights and brake lights for more respect from following drivers, I assume. Anyway, we got to talking, and it seems we both recognized the benefits of a CHMSL, for Center High Mount Stop Light, or 'third brake light' that is now standard issue on cars and trucks. Here's where it gets weird... there are a few forum threads talking about installing third brake lights that have been pilfered from other cars, or new LED versions from whoever sells them. Hella makes (and Daniel Stern sells) a nice LED one, but it's not free. All of them get more attention than even bright 2002 tails get, that is all good. But since Henry was kind of used to round tail lights, he wondered whether I could make him a center brake light for his 2002tii, starting with a round tail light from another 2002. Hey, as the saying goes - I got more guts than brains, so I said "Let me see what I can do." And that is how this project got started. I'll post more later, with progress reports and pictures... and Henry will be posting the results of the installation later, when the mounting bracket is done. Ciao for now! Andy
  24. OMG....I have the same car color and blue interior with the cloth insert, but it's a 1975
  25. NYNick


    I can't believe it's been a year and a half since my last blog entry. So much has happened I can barely remember it all! Since I left off sending the car off to the paint shop, I'll start there. Had it towed 30 some odd miles and gave the guy some cash to get started, along with a signed estimate. Quite honestly I was nervous about how the whole thing would go, what with rust removal, new fenders, new front air dam, new floor pans, paint color change etc etc. There have been so many horror stories about guys leaving their cars at body shops (especially in the Porsche world) only to either get it back to find horrendous workmanship or to be held hostage by the shop until they paid exorbitant extra charges to get their car back. None of that happened to me. I vowed to stop by unannounced and often, making sure they were working on the car and doing the stuff I had asked them to do. This shop, like many, make their money on insurance claims, so therefore mine was a side job. I also brought more cash with me each time, to show appreciation and to keep them interested. Yes, I had them initial the invoice each time. Sure I stopped by more than once to find no progress, but other times I found them covered in dust or paint while working on the car. There were also small decisions to be made, andI found it valuable to see the progress as it happened. In the end I had to push them to get it done. He was there almost 6 months over the winter and it was time. Cue the tow truck. Here we go!
  26. dhr.vdw

    Some progress on the body

    Thanks! Nee ik weet niet welk type, de eigenaar voor de eigenaar waar ik de auto van kocht heet de kooi waarschijnlijk custom gelast. Binnenkort naar de stralen, keep you updated! Grt, Jan-Pieter
  27. Just scanned this today. With OEM numbers and pictures. Orignal & Complete BMW-Sonderzubehoer.pdf
  28. Road trip

    1600 and 2002 differences

    1600’s has 200mm brake drums 2002 has 230mm would you happen to know is they both used the same upper brake shoe spring bow?
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