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Krynvel

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Looking around the site, and there's alot of information to learn! Hope the hospitality is as good as the write ups  ;).

 

A little about my 02

It's a 1975 BMW 2002 VIN 2361432 square tail lights original color golf

 

here she is about 20 years ago, my dad's first car in the Americas.

 

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engine

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Fast forward about 10 years she's getting prepped for paint

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After the the shop did its work

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and may not be noticeable in the pictures but fiberglass box style fenders were installed

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As a kid I didn't have much memories of the 02 other than it being under a car cover, but fast forward 9 years, one bored day in a garage, and 10 megapixels later...

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And I thought I didn't believe in love at first sight.

 

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after a brief look around, several conversations with my dad we both agreed on it was time to finish the 20(ish) year old project.

 

Here's a pic of the 02' about a week ago:

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Got the black headliner and the white headliners installed

 

Now unfortunately my dad has aged, although he has kept his memory well, there are bits of the car that are unknown mainly the motor.

 

Yellowed receipts could answer my questions, but before I go diving in a place equal to hell with organization, I'm hoping you guys can.

 

Quick glances

-the carburetors appear to be weber 40 DCOE but correct me if need be

-the car appears to be desmogged, and the valve cover breather is just a hole, is this a concern?

-MSD ignition, distributors, and coils! I'm clueless on this part, Has anyone here ran a m10 with msd? Or any experience with MSD?

-My dad mentioned he changed the cams to match the tii's 9:5:1 compression ratio, but not sure what cams they are, could they just be tii cams?

 

 

Thank you for your time, and hope to see all of you on the road one day!

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Quick glances

-the carburetors appear to be weber 40 DCOE but correct me if need be

-the car appears to be desmogged, and the valve cover breather is just a hole, is this a concern?

-MSD ignition, distributors, and coils! I'm clueless on this part, Has anyone here ran a m10 with msd? Or any experience with MSD?

-My dad mentioned he changed the cams to match the tii's 9:5:1 compression ratio, but not sure what cams they are, could they just be tii cams?

Thank you for your time, and hope to see all of you on the road one day!

Welcome and congratulations. That is some nice history (and a nice car) you have there. Very tidy under that hood, someone has done some good work there. I will try and answer your questions :

Carbs are definitely Weber but you will need to look closely for the stamped codes as they look pretty similar to 45's from a distance.

Valve cover breather needs to be sorted. Do a site search on 'catch can' plenty to read there.

MSD ignition is a pretty common modification and definitely in line with the nature of the car. Some people think electronic ignition isn't necessary (and I would tend to agree) but if it's working OK then it's fine. Make sure you don't neglect any servicing inside the distributor cap (oil the pad on top and inspect whatever trigger mechanism it has inside).

The cam may be a mystery until you open the engine up. Most likely it is an aftermarket cam as I don't believe there was a difference between any of the cams installed by BMW regardless of the type of fuel system. With 9.5CR, twin Webers and some kind of hot cam, I think you will be pretty pleased with the performance once it is all set up.

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Thank you guys for the warm welcome! A blog is on the todo list but when I have the spare time to uncover the whole story behind this car. 

 

You'll be able to truly thank your dad by taking him for a ride!  It may take time but as you know there is a wealth of info here.  Have fun.

The look on his face when shes running would be priceless 

 

Welcome and congratulations. That is some nice history (and a nice car) you have there. Very tidy under that hood, someone has done some good work there. I will try and answer your questions :

Carbs are definitely Weber but you will need to look closely for the stamped codes as they look pretty similar to 45's from a distance.

Valve cover breather needs to be sorted. Do a site search on 'catch can' plenty to read there.

MSD ignition is a pretty common modification and definitely in line with the nature of the car. Some people think electronic ignition isn't necessary (and I would tend to agree) but if it's working OK then it's fine. Make sure you don't neglect any servicing inside the distributor cap (oil the pad on top and inspect whatever trigger mechanism it has inside).

The cam may be a mystery until you open the engine up. Most likely it is an aftermarket cam as I don't believe there was a difference between any of the cams installed by BMW regardless of the type of fuel system. With 9.5CR, twin Webers and some kind of hot cam, I think you will be pretty pleased with the performance once it is all set up.

And thank you for pointing me in the right direction this site has proved itself invaluable more than once, maybe one day I'll know enough about the car to contribute back to the community ^_^

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