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tii has been reunited with its original motor after 20 years


Gordon

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Some of you may remember this thread from three years ago

https://www.bmw2002faq.com/forums/topic/236478-original-tii-motor-question/

 

I finally pulled the trigger and bought the matching VIN motor that was pulled from my tii (2780763) around 2000 by the previous owner.  Little did I know at the time that I would end up owning the tii (acquired in 2010) that I had bought the block from the PO and traded it in 2003.

 

A couple of months ago, I drove my 74 tii from CO out to California enroute to So Cal Vintage show. After the show, I dropped off my tii at Jack Fahuna's shop in nearby Van Nuys, CA and then flew back to CO. The tii was at Jack's shop for him to install the original motor that was pulled from my car over 20 years ago.  Jack rebuilt the motor to Euro specs (9.5:1 comp ratio).  The following parts came off my old tii motor (2762096), Kugelfischer pump, intake plenum, exhaust manifold, alternator, starter,  and distributor.  Pump was rebuilt by Jerry Fairchild in 2003 and no issues since then.   Jack has already sold my old tii motor to one of his customers.

 

A few days ago, I flew to LA and picked up my tii with the long lost motor installed in the car. Yesterday I started the 1200 mile drive back to CO. Day 1 was from So Cal to Gallup NM and today the rest of the way back to CO Springs.  No issues except the car didn't want to start this morning.  Temp dropped to 2 degrees over night in Gallup and I needed a jump to get it started.  I was concerned about my crack free dash possibly cracking in the bitter cold but it survived with no issues.  Other than needing a jump to get it started, it ran awesome the rest of the way home, no snow on the way home.  Prior to making the trip to So Cal, I pulled my 15" MSW basketweaves out of storage and put some all season Hankook tires on them. The summer performance Yokos would have been a disaster if I had tried to make the drive to So Cal Vintage.  Attached is a pic of going over the Continental Divide (Monarch Pass) in the tii on US hwy 50 in late OCT enroute to So Cal Vintage.  Another pic of the MSW basktweaves on the car.  I do  admit the weave look great on the car, but I hate cleaning basketweaves with a passion.  Now that the tii is home, it will hibernate the rest of the Colorado winter. I should go buy a lotto ticket now...

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74 tii (many mods)
91 318i M42

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Get yourself some Kleen Wheels if you want to keep your basketweave wheels clean. I put off doing this because of Internet comments on how these will cause brake rotor warping. I was desperate because I wanted to keep my factory correct basketweaves on my iX and keeping them clean was killing me. Kleen Wheels reduce brake dust on the wheels by about 98%. left_view.thumb.jpg.d83dfb7a1bebdda31bae2d2573f5b86c.jpgKleen Wheels (or likely other similar products) work and they do not cause brake overheating. I also have a set on my 02- no problems.

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If you use it weekly, that will help. Keeping the dust off the wheels in the first solution. Kleenwheels or similar (I have only used Kleenwheels) reduces the requirement for washing/scrubbing from every week or two to once every several months with a pressure washer. 

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18 hours ago, Chris_B said:

If you use it weekly, that will help. Keeping the dust off the wheels in the first solution. Kleenwheels or similar (I have only used Kleenwheels) reduces the requirement for washing/scrubbing from every week or two to once every several months with a pressure washer. 

I like this option better, putting these easy to clean 15X7 ET 25 wheels with Yokohama summer performance tires back on the tii come spring time.

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7 hours ago, jimk said:

Did the route to CA take you over Wolf Creek?  That's a nice drive and a work out for the car.

We took US Hwy 50 near Pueblo CO all the way to Fallon NV enroute to the SF Bay area where we spent a few days prior to making our way to So Cal Vintage.  Driving the "Loneliest Road in America" has always been on my bucket list.  Epic road trip!  https://travelnevada.com/road-trips/loneliest-road-in-america/

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Remarkable.  Buy Lotto ticket (yes), maybe incorporate some of the numbers off your engine block into your picks.......(a small commission to me if you win for the great idea....haha).  You could have probably looked for 50 years to find that block/engine and never found it.

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