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  1. New Blogs Section

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  2. Rat Nest 1972 2002

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  3. 2002/Mazda resto mod

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  4. Goodfellas Project 1 2 3 4 9

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  5. 73 Fjord with Megasquirt 1 2 3 4

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  6. The N2 1 2 3 4 7

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  7. Update of the Schnitzer 2002 (Gruppe 5) Project 1 2 3 4 11

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  8. M2 madness 1 2 3 4 77

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  9. 1972 Riviera M2 Build 1 2 3 4 7

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  10. Basic 2002 build 1 2 3 4

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  11. Honda F20 Powered 02 1 2

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  12. 70 M2 build 1 2 3 4 17

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  • Backdate - 4/29/21 - Purchased the car from a fellow FAQ'er

    I bought a 2002! After looking around for quite a while and my daily commute ending, I decided to sell my newer fun car and buy the car I've always wanted. I'm an engineer at heart and wanted something that would allow me to be creative and engineer what I think is the ideal 2002. My car that was sold to purchase this was a 2011 Volvo C30R which was very fun and pretty quick but lacked the connection a vintage car gives and it felt that any upgrades were just chosen from a list that everyone had

    sczapiga
    sczapiga
    A Rolling Resto-mod Rally Car Build 1

    Replacing some Rubber and an Interim Battery

    As spring gave way to summer, I started to prioritize getting this Electr02 rolling.  My first trips on the car involved using the existing battery and equipment as it was purchased.  Although I did have some very successful cruises around town, it was clear that the batteries were past their prime and needed to be replaced.  For most of the Electr02's life, it was driven without a BMS, so cell voltages varied enough during use and charging to be suboptimal, maybe long enough to stress some of t

    joshgoreworks
    joshgoreworks
    Electr02 1

    Chasing Leaks and Tuning Idle

    Well, one good thing about getting the motor running, it does provide some quick feedback on if you have any leaks.  After going through the mis-adventure of the leaking heater core, (turned out to be just the hose clamp to the heater core on the driver's side), I did identify 3 leaks while running the motor.  I had an oil leak at the oil filter housing, a coolant leak at the thermostat and a transmission leak at the back of the transmission (output shaft seal, shift selector seal, or both).  Tw

    Mark92131
    Mark92131
    1970 BMW 1600 Restoration (Nevada)
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