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2002ti wannabe project begins

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After going for a great ride in MLytle's M2 (even stopped to admire a '73 Agave Automatic 2002 in a nearby neighborhood), we loaded up his engine hoist and pressure washer for me to use.

Engine was just about ready - simple pulling

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Engine bay (will post an after pic later)

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Then we pushed the car into my driveway and I attacked it with the pressure washer. I got soaked head to toe including my shoes. Neighbors gave me strange looks while they cautiously drove thru the dirt and sludge-infested water draining across the street.

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Front end first

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Tranny, wheels and some other parts next

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Then the rear end

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I then pushed it back into the garage and sprayed the engine

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Forecast is for rain - hope so to help wash the nastiness off the driveway and street.

Next up: Trying to bring back some shine to the paint.

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On a strange note, I just received a box of (4) Solex PHH carburetors for $ 100.00. Turns out, a military person who knows MLytle spoke of once having a 2002 and some spare carbs in storage.

Two look like they are from a 2002ti (need to check venturis) and the other two do not have chokes and have straight air horns. Is one set from a Neu Klasse? Note the banjo fuel inlet fittings on the ones with choke plates and angled air horns.

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While removing the coolant hoses from the engine, I noticed it had these strange slim hose clamps with blue colored screw housings.

They are ABA clamps made in Sweden

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I found this website showing ABA (of America) hose clamps.

http://www.ultimategarage.com/abaprice.html

I did not see a BMW Roundel stamped on them and thought most clamps used on these engines were made by Norma.

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The ABA clamps are not original/OE. I'll have some pictures of the correct early clamp styles for your car this week.

The early filler neck boot is available new and they're cheaper than the later ones. And yes, that's the early/Euro tank vent setup before the evaporative emissions setups were required.

By the fuzz on the trans drain plug it looks like the gear oil hadn't been changed out in a long while. That amount of metal is slightly more than normal.

That car is coming out really clean, What a nice specimen! You planning on only a bit of bodywork, paint touch up, or the whole thing?

Headed off to the Vintage VW Meet at Kelly park in San Jose today with cousin Matt and will meet up with Danny Echeverry among others. You'll see the pictures soon enough. I love hunting vintage lights and license plate frames at the swap meet there. Here's an album from '07.

http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o236/tjones02_bucket/VW%20stuff/Kelly%20Park%20Vintage%20VW%202007/?start=0

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LOL...think the only thing left holding the engine in was a shock cord. might have taken us 5 min total to pull it out....including setting up the hoist!

gotta love high pressure water! looks good with 50lbs less of arizona dirt on it! the pouring rain today should wash the evidence off the driveway and street nicely....

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Jim, I have to say I am really impressed with your quick progress on your project - it is going to be really cool I think. You must have a great wife, no kids and a finished house to be able to plow through that much work that quickly. Makes my 10 year effort on my car seem pretty pathetic. by the way you also get an A+ for your photography.

www.alpinabmw2002.com

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Must be something about working on the paint on old cars during a rainy day.

Used the random orbital buffer with orange foam pad and Griot's Machine polish # 2 on the deck lid and roof. Deck lid has a coat of Meguire's Car Cleaner/Wax just for grins.

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Then used some polish on the rear section and left side

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Did more cleaning in the engine compartment/fender tops and cowl

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After a quick lunch break, I messed with the sunroof. The right rear is too low.

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I pulled the inner panel and discovered the cable would not flip up the mechanism like the left side does. Maybe the cable is broken.

All good on the left

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Right side not working

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Left front

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Right front

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Possible index issue with the crank handle

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Started cleaning up the covers

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Clutch disc removed from 69 engine looks like it was dated from 1991.

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228 mm pressure plate

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Flywheel has bad ring gear

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Jim, I have to say I am really impressed with your quick progress on your project - it is going to be really cool I think. You must have a great wife, no kids and a finished house to be able to plow through that much work that quickly. Makes my 10 year effort on my car seem pretty pathetic. by the way you also get an A+ for your photography.

www.alpinabmw2002.com

Thanks for the kind words Mark. I am blessed with a very understanding wife who supports my car hobby. She is a small business owner and is jealous of my weekend time away from work. No kids (but have two cats) and we have been in the same townhouse since Y2K.

I have been inspired by the fantastic work by others here (too many to mention!).

As far as my photography, the camera I use in the garage is a little Canon Powershot - I consider myself a beginner when it comes to taking pictures (always room for improvement).

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Wow Jim, you definitely scored on those carbs! I paid much more for 2 (although with original air cleaner).

Loving this progress. I might email you soon about what jets you use for the Solex's.

-Matt

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I keep thinking back to the CL ad that said this car was in "good running condition". Must have been at least 10 years ago. I knew I was in for a good laugh when I had a really hard time extracting the head bolts. The ones close to cylinder # 4 were the toughest to get out. There is still (1) near the distributor that refuses to come out of the head cavity.

The water pump didn't look too bad on this one.

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# 3 Cylinder bore looks the best

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More piddling done this morning. Removed the starter, engine mount brackets, air (smog) pump bracket with integral dipstick mount, oil filter housing, chain tensioner and the coolant block drain plug.

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I don't like what I can see inside the lower end

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Tensioner guide is broken

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Tensioner is worn

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Sopped up the nasty fluids from the cylinders and have sprayed some Liquid Wrench in the bores.

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Met up with the new 1600ti owner today (along with MLytle and Bill Riblett) and purchased this never installed Stahl header.

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Later today, met up with Clay W. at MLytle's house and got back my old Ansa muffler along with a 2nd one pulled from a salvaged 2002. Cleanup is definitely needed.

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