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New 74 2002 Owner, Questions


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I just bought a '74 2002, longtime old car guy, but all British, so this is a new world for me (fun new world I will add).  I bought the car knowing it had some issues and just want to drive it and have some fun with it.




When I bought the car the clutch was stuck, I could not unstick despite trying a number of suggestions for doing same, it might have been stuck but good because the tranny inspection cover is missing (have one on the way) which I discovered when I pulled the tranny.  There is also no boot over the clutch lever where it enters the tranny bell housing, should there be? I haven't found a such a part in the catalogs or on ebay.


What are some good parts sources, I found Pelican and ordered some shifter bushings and a guibo (new word I learned), the old guibo got beat up pretty bad when I tried to unstick the clutch.


The motor seems to run well, has a weber carb, the electrics all seem to work, and the suspension seems to be pretty tight, so I am hoping the new clutch is the major issue to getting it back on the road.  I am sure I will have more questions but can't think of them at the moment because after I pulled the tranny from the BMW I then pulled the tranny from my son's 96 Subaru (opposite problem to the 2002's stuck clutch, worn out clutch) while I wait for some parts to arrive for the 2002, so I am kind of in Subie mode for the moment, but I am sure I will come up with a few more questions,


The exhaust manifold and nuts are rusted pretty solid to the downpipe, I managed to wrestle the tranny out with the downpipe in place, I am assuming the same tricks for such problems are pretty much universal, lots of stuck nut solvent (I like PB Blaster) and maybe some heat and try not to break or strip anything, but if anyone has further tips let me know.

Lincoln, NE

74 2002

68 Triumph TR250

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I thought the same about the clutch arm with no boot when I was taking my 75 apart , 2002's were not made with a boot, I had to here it from a number of folks before belived it, but it is ture. The stock nuts on the exuast are brass and don't rust on , use them to replace the current rusted on ones , if they come off :) and next time it won't be a problem. You might also want to replace the clutch hose, below is a link to my post on the upgraded SS clutch hoses I have avabile.



1975 BMW 2002 Taiga

2000 BMW M Roadster evergreen

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My short-list of suppliers goes something like rogerstii, ireland, pelican. But with that said, there are lots more options - if you're looking for something, try a search here on the forum first; the '02 community is well-served with great suppliers and folks here don't seem to be shy about saying nice things about the ones they like.

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Blunttech, IE (Ireland Engineering), rogerstii, etc. Another good source for figuring out what you need; diagrams and such, and getting odds and ends; is BMW of South Atlanta.


As MikeSmith said - do a search and you'll find tons of recomendations (top right corner of every page). Here's a section just for vendor feedback:



Also, great looking car! Enjoy.

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Yes, there WAS skin on my knuckles before I started the repair...

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  • 5 years later...
On 9/5/2013 at 8:47 AM, John_in_VA said:
On 9/4/2013 at 10:06 PM, harry6422 said:

The stock nuts on the exuast are brass and don't rust on, use them to replace the current rusted on ones, if they come off :) and next time it won't be a problem.

New exhaust nuts are copper.

Suffix, copper plated steel.  Put a magnet to a new one.

A radiator shop is a good place to take a leak.


I have no idea what I'm doing but I know I'm really good at it.

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2 hours ago, worzella said:

Was randomly viewing old pages.. 5 yrs old on this one. 


Still have the car? How did the clutch problem resolve?


Hope you are still on FAQ. Beautiful car




It looks like he hasn’t been on the FAQ since January 2016.... ?






1976 2002 Polaris, 2742541 (original owner)

1973 2002tii Inka, 2762757 (not-the-original owner)

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