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Not sure where to post this but for everyone trying to keep '02s on the road mine is finally heading in that direction.

 

1973 tii. Original Colorado paint. I'm the second owner and bought it 30 years ago - back when CTC was the place to get parts/advice. It's been in a warehouse for the past 20 yrs and I'm proud to say it's been the only covered car in the whole place.  The fenders have rust in the usual places but the rest of the car looks really good.  I'll know more once I get it moved to my garage and start a detailed assessment.  Here are a few pics and thanks to everyone for such a great site and community.

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Interesting cars in the background.  In the first picture (car covered) that looks like a Morris Minor on the left--and is that an old 170 Mercedes on the right?  The second picture has a red AH 3000/100-6 and a late MG-B. 

 

Way to go getting your 02 out.  They're meant to be driven, no languish in a warehouse!

 

cheers

mike

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I fell prey to the instant gratification urge.  I was going to make the tii "road worthy" 20 years ago but went to see a  brand new 1994 Miata R package the dealer could not unload.  R pkg = no AC, manual steering, crank windows, Bilstein suspension, LSD, etc. So my choice was fix the tii or get a great deal on a new car and just "sign and drive".  The Miata is/was a great driving car (but it's not a tii).  Sold the Miata last fall so it's tii time!

 

The storage place is straight out of car guy dreams.  There is something for everyone - another pic is attached.

 

Quick/dumb tii question for the experts:  Anyone know why the BMW engineers design the air filter snorkels to point at the hottest areas in the engine compartment (top of the radiator and back of the engine)?

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Quick/dumb tii question for the experts:  Anyone know why the BMW engineers design the air filter snorkels to point at the hottest areas in the engine compartment (top of the radiator and back of the engine)?

that is a good question.  i have wondered the same thing.  normal 02's got a "cold air intake" via the infamous "snorkle".  the "performance" 02's like the ti and tii got hot air...less power.   the engineers had too much beer maybe?

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Mike - correct - that is a Morris Minor.

jgerock - strut spacers are in a box along with 30 yr old CTC parts flyers, misc docs, etc.13" Cromadora wheels that came off another 2002.

You want my VIN? But we've only just met.....well OK....2764073. :-)

 

More pics after I get it home.  Feel free to ask questions or harass me for the 20 yrs storage but at least I didn't park it under a pine tree for 20 yrs.

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As I recall, it was in order to give a warm air intake for the cold season.

 

 

 

Quick/dumb tii question for the experts:  Anyone know why the BMW engineers design the air filter snorkels to point at the hottest areas in the engine compartment (top of the radiator and back of the engine)?

 

As I recall, it was to give a warm air option for the winter season.

 

On my California 76 at the junction where the air intake meets the radiator support, there was a built in flap with a summer and winter setting. Summer pulled air from in front of the radiator support. Winter pulled air from within the engine compartment.

 

These cars were designed in the age without fuel injection, don't forget. 

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  • 4 months later...

The FAQ experts were right...no surprise about that!.  After spending weekends going through the car, changing fluids, replacing essentials and doing a basic tune-up (plugs, points, etc.) I turned the key to see if it would start.  Cranked continuously for about 20 seconds and it fired right up!!  :D  I'm not sure if all the smoke was from the oil I put in each cylinder or if it needs rings but it ran fine.  The 30yr old Ansa muffler was as loud as I remember.  Stalled after is got partially warm but restarted without too much trouble.  I had already set the dwell to 60 degrees and tried checking the timing at 2400 rpm but the ball was nowhere to be found so I'll save that for another day.  Lots of oil burning off near the exhaust manifold and I assume that was due to the unchanged valve cover gasket.

 

Thanks everyone for all your help!!!

 

TR

 

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As I recall, it was in order to give a warm air intake for the cold season.

 

 

As I recall, it was to give a warm air option for the winter season.

 

On my California 76 at the junction where the air intake meets the radiator support, there was a built in flap with a summer and winter setting. Summer pulled air from in front of the radiator support. Winter pulled air from within the engine compartment.

 

These cars were designed in the age without fuel injection, don't forget. 

no, not applicable to the ti/tii's.  there was no winter/summer box.  the air intake tubes always pulled hot low power air off the back of engine and back of radiator.

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Thanks to multiple warnings months ago I did all the fuel hoses in the engine compartment. The seals under the four caps on the KF pump were leaking so std O-rings from Napa were a quick/temporary fix.  The fire extinguisher was there just in case I missed something. Cooling hoses and brakes are next. Fuel pump will be switched to an internal pump in the tank and the list goes on ........ but the sound of a 2002 is music to my ears!

 

youtube link to video: http://youtu.be/oxUHcsPO8NY  and you may have to turn up the youtube volume to hear the engine.

 

TR

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Thanks to multiple warnings months ago I did all the fuel hoses in the engine compartment. The seals under the four caps on the KF pump were leaking so std O-rings from Napa were a quick/temporary fix.  The fire extinguisher was there just in case I missed something. Cooling hoses and brakes are next. Fuel pump will be switched to an internal pump in the tank and the list goes on ........ but the sound of a 2002 is music to my ears!

 

youtube link to video: http://youtu.be/oxUHcsPO8NY  and you may have to turn up the youtube volume to hear the engine.

 

TR

Great vid!

 

Enjoy the car!

 

Cheers,

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