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  1. As many of you know by now, I'm **no longer working with Maximillian Importing** selling parts. In February I began building my own new business specializing in mechanical restoration and preservation of EXCLUSIVELY classic and vintage BMWs in Western Pennsylvania. This is both exhilarating and terrifying... but it's high time I took the plunge and started working for myself - doing what I truly love. If you have parts needs, you can still contact the folks at Maximillian using their e mail address: classicbmwparts@gmail.com but I am no longer viewing or answering any of those e mails. Saul can help you out from here onward. Current goals include buying real estate / shop space later this summer, and my plan is to remain highly specialized, drawing on my 35 years of experience and singular focus on classic BMWs from the 60s and 70s. I'll be working from my home shop as well as "moonlighting" at a few specialist shops throughout the USA over the next few months.... so it will be a wild ride, indeed! Last weekend I had the pleasure of being flown out to Laguna Seca for 4 days to handle some trackside duties for a 2002 racer.... and I had an absolute BLAST. I'm hoping to do more of that in the future! And I even got to give my favorite FAQ founder Steve, a great big vaccinated hug while I was there! (In case you're wondering - he's bigger in real life and I'm smaller!) Having been a member of this forum for the last 18(?) years, I'm hoping to increase my activity here, since this is STILL the best place to find good information for our little rats! (I'd been a bit quiet over the last couple years.... but I'll be back to litter the FAQ cyberspace with my ramblings!) Yay for Springtime and New Beginnings!!! Paul Contact info below.
    33 points
  2. Rolled pass 10,000 miles on my Inka 73 Tii that I completed two years ago...
    18 points
  3. Picked up rebuilt Tii engine for 72 Ceylon from Terry Sayther yesterday, these two soon to be one...
    15 points
  4. Working late in the garage I put my seats back in the car. I still can’t believe how nice the original fabric is. I just cleaned them up. With the backlighting I couldn’t resist taking a picture to share. Now time for a cold beer and time to reflect on life. Take care friends.
    14 points
  5. One step closer to being a proper replica; out with the 15" wheels, and installed restored 13" turbo replica steelies with new centre caps and locknuts. I think this just looks so much better! Next up: red instrument cluster
    13 points
  6. More progress on engine this week...
    12 points
  7. Hello all, I’ve been chatting with a few members here about buying a 2002 in Michigan and driving it to La Jolla SD. Well after a lot of consideration, and weeks of changing my mind, I’ve decided to go for it. Pics below. Many of you have seen this one on eBay. Here My wife and I flew into Michigan and had the seller (Bill) meet me at the airport. This was purchased sight unseen. Nerves were high, but there it was, sitting in the parking lot of the Big Boy outside of Detroit Metro. We fired it up, got a lesson on all the quirks, and drove to Ann Arbor to pick up my brother. I’ll be posting here regularly as we make our way across the country if people are interested. Mostly, I’m nervous about having a mechanical that I can’t fix. Hoping this community could help me out if something goes wrong. After a morning of testing, We’re headed to Peoria for the first big leg of the trip. update soon
    11 points
  8. Steve, thank you for that. We started off poorly. The metal cover for the transmission went missing and the throttle was crunchy and unusable. We went to a Lowes in Grand Junction and shopped around to MacGyver a cover. Grabbed some metal ducting, tin snips, and an awl. Fashioned a plate and zip tied into place. I’ll show pics later because it’s beautiful. Pulled the throttle linkage out from the floor and figured out there were two issues, broken spring and the pedal had a burr that prevented smooth motion. We then hit the road and did the route Steve and others suggested. Omg. No amount of thank is enough. That was beautiful, no, that’s not right, it was more than that but I’m hungry and I don’t have the words. I’ll post some pics later but it was non-stop curves and hills across the incredible landscapes. Up to snow at 9500 and back down into lush squiggly rivers. perfectly timed shifts and corners that made all three of us lean in hard. this is what I’ve been dreaming about for 10 years, saving up and having my heart broken with sales that fell through. It was worth it... today was the best.
    11 points
  9. Need to be more active on this forum.... Just finished the interior refresh on my '74 project that I started in 2018. Great very original lower mileage car w/ a bad engine. Installed an O/H'd engine, bunch of other relatively minor things and finished w/ the interior, so this is her debut so to speak.
    11 points
  10. This video popped up on YouTube for me today. A quick lesson on how a single stage paint can be brought back to life with proper tools and lots of patience. Enjoy Ed Z
    11 points
  11. Driving down to the Tejas Chapter BMWCCA C&C this morning in North Austin and was at a stop light and heard a honk. I looked in my mirror and saw Barney in his Bauer sitting behind me at the light. Funny thing is that someone posted a pic on Facebook about spotting two beauties sitting at a light. Pic below.
    10 points
  12. First try tightening up the gland nut on the top of the strut they will loosen up every now and then.
    10 points
  13. Just picked up a 1968 1600/1602. Have had a '74 02 for over 10 years now. Found this near my son's house and the owner was looking to sell. I bought it from the 2nd owner who bought it in 1969. Driven daily until 1995 then parked still in running condition and covered outdoors on jack stands that settled into the ground. Original California black plate car, 4 speed, single/2 piston front discs, Bristol color, sunroof, no accidents. Some rust in door corners, a little rust in rockers, the rest look good but have not been over it with a fine tooth comb yet, Interior showing wear with some rips and dirty headliner. Glass all good. No sign of critters inside or under hood, I think thanks to the neighborhood cats. PO said the diff was changed to a short neck. DS rear tire popped when airing up so spare used to move. Seller re-chromed the bumpers back when every town had a chrome shop. Has 13x5.5 COSMIC wheels that the 1st owner installed. Seller said they are magnesium. Can anyone clue me in on these wheels? Time to start learning about these older Roundies. New Info, new pics: VIN: 1561924
    10 points
  14. I would love to know if there’s anyone in the world who have owned their 2002tii longer than my parents. 2760007 was purchased new by my parents on February 5th 1972.
    10 points
  15. Hello I wanted to remove original bonnet cantilever. I made some prototype and now, i get this smart solution wich work very well. Gas shock are almost hide I didn't make any modification on my 02. it use the original fixation available in the front of the car. That was a state for this solution to have a plug and play solution.
    10 points
  16. Hello, another study i wanted to share with you is my new pedal box I wanted to suppress the brake booster but i wanted to keep a sufficient brake force. I made some search and i found some pics of different solutions or this one or this But no solution was exactly what i search so, i decided to built a new one I made a study in 3d first draw more I made also lot of paper mockup test after, to finalize the study, i need to bought some equipment I choose also to instal a mechanical repartitor on the brake pedal here the final design I keep the standard clutch master cylinder i increase the pedal brake ratio and i keep the standard electric switch for lights I also include a new gas pedal system. It will work with cable Now, the build test with engine new pedals the box Final assembly
    10 points
  17. Added a ground to the back of the instrument cluster, and also took the opportunity to disassemble and clean the inside of the gauge faces. They were gross. Very easy job, even a Navy man can do it. Before Disassembled Final product
    10 points
  18. Hi well I have my own workshop where I restore cars in the UK . My uncle has passed to me his 2002tii . It has been restored however four years later and never really been tested I’m pulling my hair out . ( if I had any ) . she is very very rich when running , still I’ll get there in fact I taking to Wales on Monday to go through it with some one of more experience . still here are a few picks
    9 points
  19. make them all very upset and jealous by bring this one home...
    9 points
  20. On August 1, 1969 My mom bought this 1600 from Hafkemeyer BMW Motors in Kansas City, Missouri. It was her first car and it was my uncle who convinced her to buy the BMW over a Volvo at the time. She paid $2,700. It was sold as a demonstrator and appears to have been slightly discounted. The black and white picture is of it in Nebraska shortly after purchase. She named it Rocinante after Don Quixote’s horse and it brought her on her move from Nebraska to Connecticut and served as her daily driver for years. When I was born in 1977 it was the car that transported me around. This is the c
    8 points
  21. The 1600 I bought new the day after I got out of the Army in 1967; the '71 2002 I bought a few years later; and then, eventually, the Alpina I found in 1981:
    8 points
  22. I think what Esty means is "welcome and please post pictures". 😁
    8 points
  23. The 73 tii's bodywork is nearly done. The young guy doing it has all of the alignment done. The 'doors-on' photos looked good. He told me it was about an hour's work left to complete. If all goes to plan, it will have its first primer coat tomorrow. The body shop will be using BASF two-stage paint. The color is Atlantik.
    8 points
  24. Quarter seals, chrome b and c and back glass....in! Finger tips are toast! Getting close to a drive!
    8 points
  25. We made it to Peoria without issue! 356 miles down. It’s so damn fun, but I have a little anxiety at all times. Thank you, Mike, I’m hoping not to need any help, but the support here makes me feel a lot better.
    8 points
  26. o2's are a lot like dogs ...there are no bad dogs or 02's only bad neglectful owners
    7 points
  27. Just wanted to share a couple of pictures of my Car that is equipped with the Alpine CMR Steelies...
    7 points
  28. I loved that. Made me smile! (An ‘02 has only two numbers to match, a. chassis and b. engine. Like pregnancy, it’s either yes or no!) Regards, Steve
    7 points
  29. Hey All, We got up on Friday to see the sunrise in Bryce Canyon then made tracks across the brutal 104 F hell scape of Death Valley, hit LA traffic, but still made it to the beach in time for sunset and a dip in the ocean. When we got back to the car, there were people taking pictures of it. Sunset light made it glow. So, we did it. Incredible journey and I will have to personally thank a lot of members for all the help. This forum made this trip possible. Thanks for everything! IMG_5468.MOV
    7 points
  30. Thank you for that. I see exactly what you’re describing. There is about 3-4 mm of play that I can pull out with pedal firmly in place. I’ll take half of that out and see how it goes. We are closing in on Des Moines. It’s beautiful and sunny... with 45 mph gusts. I don’t blame the gaskets for that. They’re recently installed and need to be massaged into place, seem to prevent the door from closing completely. Until this evening the fix is to close the doors with the windows down and then roll up.
    7 points
  31. Finished the rear subframe, which for today, meant getting the CVs all assembled and then mounted to the half-shafts, then to the axle and diff flanges. Then tackled the removal of the brake booster assembly and pedal box.
    7 points
  32. Back together after re-painting...
    7 points
  33. VID_20210410_112453116.mp4
    7 points
  34. Big day yesterday. Wiring harnesses out (along with probably 10 wires that go nowhere or have terrible installs and were plainly added by POs along the way). Grill and kidney off, headlights and buckets off. Windshield wiper motor and assembly out. Ignition components out. No nasty surprises.
    7 points
  35. Took it to Coffee with friends good freeway shake down 3 more 2002’s arrived later
    6 points
  36. CATuned coilovers, 15x8 et0, 205’s. It has 20mm spacers in the rear and our 0.75” wider control arms in the front. 5cm flares. -3° camber front and same in the back. Really need to get some adjusters in the rear to get the camber in check. I really like -3° front and -2° rear with 0° toe all around. I think it’s a great setup for a good handling street car with good tire wear.
    6 points
  37. See if it answers when you adress it as Hal😁.
    6 points
  38. Put my original cleaned carpet back in the car today with German wool floor mats I got from Esty. I really like the vintage look of original carpet.
    6 points
  39. my vote would be s&p...black carpet with black interior in my opinion looks like a dark hole l
    6 points
  40. 245 ready, Blunt shift kit installed, then turns out I have the wrong shift lever (what I thought was “late” was “early”). While working on that, I decided to tackle a few details: 1. Fabricating a clear plastic insert for the “Fasten Seat Belts” pod to hold my AFR readout. I tried sanding the red lense down and it worked pretty well, but the readout is way too dim coming through all that ruby. So I grabbed some scraps of sheet acrylic I had lying around, Dremeled-up and made this. Now just need to make the backing piece and figure out how to snug it against the back of the opening, then how to stick the readout to it.... 2. Splicing new ends onto the reverse light wires and fabbing some extensions:
    6 points
  41. The new owner is not currently a member, but had one in younger days. I ran into him while gassing up locally a couple times, but I wasn't ready to sell the first time around. I'm excited to see what direction he takes her, it sounds like returning to stock is what he has in mind. My wife cried when he drove off, and I assume his wife cried when he pulled into the driveway.
    6 points
  42. I purchased my 1974 Tii in October 1974. Still have it.
    6 points
  43. Had a nice hat trick... Installed an NK steering wheel (Thanks @Hans W. !)... Installed a custom plasma cut throttle return bring bracket from a fellow Alfista (Thanks Alex J!)... Took Schon to the Reopening of the Berkeley CnC...
    6 points
  44. Hayward performance just finished our head. Sent me this teaser. Jenvey intake with EFI.
    6 points
  45. Poor light night time photo, but I was pretty excited to find Cocomats delivered on the porch this eve! amd doesn’t count as “today”, but last weekend I installed the period correct Blaupunkt and I’m pretty stoked about that too!
    6 points
  46. Story is, it was my daily driver in SanDiego,then my friend wanted it for his daughter to go to SDSU. She drove it for 2 years,then,it got rear ended and I bought it back......just in time because I had just purchased its sister car that had a back story .....also a '67, it was disassembled at my friends ranch in east SanDiego county and brought into town for body and paint ,meanwhile, all of the parts (and the ranch) got burned up in the fires that year and the car got covered and stashed in his building for a couple of years till I discovered and purchased it. I used all of the parts off of the white car to build that car below in the pic. Really did rise from the ashes. dq
    6 points
  47. Door, trunk, under hood seals all in. Glued in the trunk vinyl pieces. Cut the vinyl for the new trunk boards.
    6 points
  48. Put window rubber back in. My fingers are still sore.
    6 points


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