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Parting out a '76 02 w '69 engine

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The body on this poor car is hammered - rusted through the hood and roof. Minor rust in the rear deck lid and doors. Lots of all the bits and pieces that always seem to be needed. I just jacked it up last night to see what diff it has in it - turn the rear wheel, opposite wheel turns backwards - but the driveshaft doesn't turn at all! Of course, it ran when parked :)

 

I think trim bits and other such things are what this is going to be best for - let me know if you need anything.

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Hey Barrett,

 

Did you already haul off the car? how is the wiper motor? I would like to checkout the motor and linkage. 

 

Darrin

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I do have some things that I won't be needing - anything in particular that you're looking for?

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Barrett,

 

I recently purchased a 1976 02 “barn find” from California.  It is relatively rust free but needs brake work and the engine is blown.  I was thinking about just replacing the engine w another engine and wanted to see if; 1) your 69’ engine is available?, and 2) does it operate well?

 

Also, I may be interested in some trim work.

 

I live in Kingwood but would love to see your ‘02 projects.

 

Thanks,

 

Bruce

 

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Hi Bruce - 

 

Congratulations on finding your 02! I about have finished completely dismembering my parts car. As it turns out, while the engine is a '69 block when looking at it closer it turned out to have a '74 e12 head on it, and even better, the distributor was actually the right one for my '74 tii. I'm in the process of mothballing the engine, hopefully I don't need it any time soon, but my plans are to hold on to it.

I do have belt trim pieces but not a full set. Any time you're up in the NW Houston area you're more than welcome to stop by, it would be nice to meet. There's a WhatsApp group of Houston 02 owners - let me know if you'd like to be a part of it and I'll ask the owner of the group to add you. Here's a picture of my "keeper".

 

Barrett

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Here is a picture of my new project.  It needs a brake refresh and the engine needs to be rebuilt to get it on the road.

 

Thanks for the WhatsApp offer and I will gladly take you up on it.  Any assistance and guidance from Fellow 02 enthusiast in the Houston area would be most helpful.

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Wow, your car looks great - hard to beat a California car for a clean body. When you say the engine is "blown"  - are we talking low\no compression or what? 

 

Maybe best to hold those answers until I get you added to the WhatApp chat where more people can respond - there's one guy in the group (Rudy) that has 6-7 02s (and 7 e30 M3s, and more) so there's a wealth of knowledge there. WhatsApp works off of phone numbers, send me your for me to be able to get you added.

 

I need to do brakes on mine as well - I think I'm going to go for Ireland Engineering's stainless steel lines, $90 for the set and they're DOT approved. You might want to check with Terry Sather in Austin for your rebuild, he's the 02 whisperer closest to us. 

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