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  1. 8 points
    13x6 BBS 205s all around
  2. 5 points
    Curious what kind of miles y’all have put on your “02” since doing the S14 swap? Since December 11th, 2017, I’ve racked up 39,665 trouble free miles. I did make a 3905-mile round trip to Mid-America ‘02 Feat, 2019. Looking forward to Mid-America “2020”. Shout out to my brother at “Riparetti Cylinder Head Service”, Kuna, Idaho for building one AWESOME motor...... 69470078-0B1A-4C24-9000-74852E99FC70.MOV
  3. 5 points
    ...on converting this turd into a nice factory stock driver running engine video.3gp
  4. 5 points
    Hagerty's Barn Find Hunter series finds what the owner claims is one of the first 3 2002's to enter the U.S. in Montana. Owner's father bought the car new. Video portion is about 2 minutes beginning at 17 minutes in. https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2019/09/18/barn-find-hunter-ep-64-1951-nash-fight?utm_source=SFMC&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Daily_News_Thursday_Sept_19https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2019/09/18/barn-find-hunter-ep-64-1951-nash-fight?utm_source=SFMC&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Daily_News_Thursday_Sept_19
  5. 5 points
  6. 5 points
    I know the factory cage nuts that hold the side mirrors are pretty much no longer available. Just thought i would pass on a tip. I just redid my doors and had to remount my side mirror. I ordered M4 jack nuts with a large head and they fit perfectly and are nice and tight. These are the ones i ordered. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Steel-Blind-Jack-Nut-Yellow-Zinc-Plated-M4x17-0-67-25-Pcs-TJM01-NEW/322027695812?hash=item4afa58aec4:g:OPwAAOSwkbdbRiOy You do not need a special tool. Put a jack nut in a vise and squeeze it slightly to get the legs to start to bend out very slightly. Then insert into door and tighten down on the jack nut with a M4 bolt which will finish squeezing out the legs and lock the jack nut in place. Undo bolt and mount mirro. Works great and holds better than the oem cage nuts in my opinion.
  7. 4 points
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  9. 3 points
    Bugger, wrong sort of joint...... my bad🙄😜
  10. 3 points
    Washington has never done visual inspection, don't know if they will start now but doubt they'll start, I'm looking forward to the state auctioning off 250 chassis dyno at once they will probably set the value at 100 bucks or less. Marty, who suddenly needs more shop space.
  11. 3 points
    the proper ratio is one half rpm per watt of draw. so, two fifty-five watt headlight bulbs should drop the rpm by 55. don't forget to add up the wattage for the other running lights. (okay, I just made that up)
  12. 3 points
    Or you'll get dian bramage¡¡
  13. 3 points
    Thirty years ago I spent a PNW winter in an old RV and used a kerosene heater to stay warm. I cannot stand the smell of kerosene burning now. I wish I could have those brain cells back. I'd like to have the '67 Lazy Daze camper too, but I wrecked it. It looked just like this one, with a 318 V8 between the seats... headers and glass packs. I'd suggest putting a wood stove in there. I ran the chimney for the one I have in the shop out the window hole and up, to keep from having to go through the metal roof. I hate kerosene heaters. Protect those brane sells! Tom
  14. 3 points
    As long as it is a 1975 model, and not a 1976, it’s not subject to CA emissions. Still, there might be someone out there that desires a car with full emissions controls regardless of need — as I do with my original-owner ‘76. The difference is that the 1975 model has the punishing and problematic thermal reactor exhaust manifold, whereas a 1976 model, 49-state version, has but an air pump and a dashpot... 😉 Nonetheless, looks like a very nice car! GLWS, Steve
  15. 3 points
  16. 3 points
    I run the Febi-Bilstein versions of the factory alloy rim lug nuts on both my ‘76 and my ‘73, although they have late and early OEM alloys, respectively. https://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-e10-2002-Lug-Bolt-for-Alloy-Wheel-x16-Febi-BILSTEIN-nut-lugnut-rim-lugbolt/352722960066?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D7b4a52bc692d4445a6c49ef2d134d4a9%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D352722960066%26itm%3D352722960066%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2481888&_trksid=p2481888.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3A61505185-da85-11e9-b6d9-74dbd1802419|parentrq%3A475adfc516d0a9cadb834ea9ff981068|iid%3A1 There is no extra conical washer. Are those some form of “wobble nuts” on the original poster’s car? Whether yes or no, I’d probably jettison them fast. If the conical washer still spins after the nut is tightened, that suggests to me that the nut has bottomed out, and is tightening against the stud, rather than against the rim. That sounds wrong, and quite dangerous! My question, nonetheless, was: were those odd-ball lug nuts installed by someone who (a.) didn’t know WTF they were doing, or (b.) understood exactly why they were using such odd nuts, e.g., the bolt holes were elongated or otherwise damaged? Here’s the page from RealOEM.com, showing the BMW part number (Item 7, ending in -3132) for the late OEM alloys I run on my ‘76. https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=2215-USA-04-1976-114-BMW-2002&diagId=36_0363 And here’s the same page from RealOEM.com, showing the same BMW part number (Item 3, ending in -3132) for the early OEM alloys I run on my ‘73. https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=2583-USA-10-1972-114-BMW-2002tii&diagId=36_0363 Regards, Steve
  17. 3 points
    Hand tight has never failed here. With an 02 its especially easy to get both hands on the filter. Bob
  18. 3 points
    I bring my tool with me everywhere I go. Hands. But I will say, that tool of yours is pretty cool! Never seen one like that before that will accept a ratchet. I usually only see them with a built in handle.
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  20. 3 points
    Try this, for help with subject lines. https://www.amazon.com/Merriam-Websters-Dictionary-Thesaurus-Newest-2014/dp/087779863X/ref=sr_1_4?crid=CC9SZP33PEAQ&keywords=thesaurus&qid=1568773784&sprefix=thesaur%2Caps%2C180&sr=8-4
  21. 3 points
    Hi, One other comment on manifolds. I have never bought a "new" manifold that did not require mating to either the carbs and/or the head ports, so the comments on the IE manifold would not alarm me. There is a difference between poor casting and the need to mate them, the latter is almost always the case. If the ports cannot be lined up at all or the flanges are not true is a different issue. Andrew
  22. 3 points
    Here’s a recent picture of my 1600. 13x7 Ronal Kleeblatts up front. I think they have an offset of et3. Wrapped in CN36’s. I’m going to switch them out with Toyo 205/60’s in the near future. The rears are 13x8 Compomotive TH1381’s, et-11 with old Sumitomo 205/60’s. I’ll be replacing them with my 13x8 Ronals once I buy tires. Car has IE front coilovers, shortened and bent with fixed camber plates. The rears are IE stage one springs with 1dot pads. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. 3 points
    H&R Sport Springs w/ Koni Yellows all around. 2 dot pad in the back. 14x6 Superlites (sorry, I don't know what offset: not marked).
  24. 2 points
    Success? My 1970 ‘02 was incorrectly registered by Pennsylvania as a 1969 when I bought it. The first owner was aware of the issue but un-concerned. No problem: I can fix it. After multiple visits, calls, and a letter to the D.M.V., they sent me an updated title. Sure enough, I received a 1971 title. 😯 I sent it back with a letter. They sent me a 1969 title. I moved on: I had bigger fish to fry.... 😉 Regards, Steve
  25. 2 points
    Yes, thanks very much to Trieu for making these harnesses. That's what makes this place great - someone coming up with an innovative solution to a problem, and then going out of their way to help others with the same problem. Andy
  26. 2 points
    Got distracted with other things. Just finished this one. Burled desert ironwood.
  27. 2 points
    Sorry, no octarine. I can make one out of cocobolo!
  28. 2 points
    FS: Very rare Blaupunkt classic car radio 8 channel shortwave adapter, authentic from the sisties.This item sits under your dash, plugs into the aerial input of your radio and allows you to receive many more shortwave stations. These fits all car radios with an aerial input. Price 185 euro+shipping
  29. 2 points
    8k miles on mine. BUT, 3k of that are pointless street miles where an S14 is wasted. 5,000 of the miles on my car have been on race tracks where the engine has been properly used. 😎
  30. 2 points
    Same birthday as my dad another Peterson, spelled the right way by the way, just turned 97 today, hope Steve has at least as many years with us all.
  31. 2 points
    That thing is awesome! Just the name alone is intense. Mine is stored away just in case I never need it again.
  32. 2 points
    They're out there! I wound up with US Spec BMW R90S #2 earlier this year out of a random garage on craigslist.
  33. 2 points
    Love that! "it's an early car with hubcaps and trim rings... You don't see a lot these with original hubcaps...people put...Panasports on them" Hahaha... he says PanaSports like it's a foul-mouth word. Thanks for posting Jim. Ed Z ...who used to have PanaSports
  34. 2 points
    I seem to remember "back in the day" (the 80's) these were used on BBS / aftermarket rims so that the lug nut would not score or wear the rim. "Some" rims had steel inserts in the holes and you would not need these, but for others which did not, you used these to prevent undue wear. IIRC, they were the "fancy expensive" lug nuts.
  35. 2 points
    Andy - contact FAQ user @TsingTao for a replacement harness. He can make one for you.
  36. 2 points
    No need to apologize, in my opinion, for wanting a return on your effort and time investment. Keep it / save it / cut it up for parts. Enjoy. -KB
  37. 2 points
    "Available to anyone who takes it" sounded free to my read
  38. 2 points
    I had this one stashed away. HTH. OEM Pistons Guide.doc
  39. 2 points
    The 0 231 180 013 Distributor is a weird bird. For reference it takes these parts: Weird "left hand" Points Bosch #01012 Condensor Bosch #02102 or Pertronix 1843
  40. 2 points
    I've been using the same one Paul Winterton pictured since long before Harbor Freight started selling it--actually since before Harbor Freight existed. But it works just fine and is swivel-jointed to reach in around the alternator. Be sure and cover the top of the battery with a rag, or take your watch off while removing the filter. It's easy for a metal watch band to ground between the + battery terminal and the battery hold-down clamp. Results: a red-hot watch band and second degree burns...I know from experience. mike
  41. 2 points
    I got this one for $10 and it works fine. I was surprised at how well it was made for only ten bucks. https://www.amazon.com/Volkswagen-Mercedes-Sprinter-More-Also-Aftermarket/dp/B01N1XTLYE/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Heavy+Duty+74mm+14+Flutes+Oil+Filter+Wrench+For+Volkswagen,+Mercedes+Benz,+VW,+Audi,+Porsche,+Mazda,+Sprinter+And+More-Also+Fits+Select
  42. 2 points
    Suggest using a thin rubber or plastic washer under the nut face to prevent cracking the paint around the hole as you tighten the nut to expand the holding legs... mike
  43. 2 points
    I'd submerge it in Marvel Mystery Oil. But I have no scientific rationale for that. Or maybe in a nitrogen atmosphere... ;-) Cheers,
  44. 2 points
    Supposedly $40 here.... https://www.pelicanparts.com/catalog/shopcart/BOOK/POR_BOOK_BMWBK1_pg23.htm
  45. 2 points
    I don't know about replacement for the one you had. Maybe it is time to switch to a German made one recommended by our friend. https://www.maximillianblog.com/blog/oil-filter-socket-for-2002s
  46. 2 points
    is that an old schwinn? nice setup
  47. 2 points
    yeah!...progress! bleed them again. sometimes after driving the car, what air may still be trapped somewhere moves on the the caliper. after major brake maintenance my normal routine is bleed, drive, bleed. dont give up! 🙂
  48. 2 points
    Was at Hagerty sponsored open house in Colo. Sprgs. today. First drive for this car since restoration. Everything about it was first class. 1938. I loved those door handles, Bet you don't have to slam the doors on this one.
  49. 2 points
    Here is my 1969 1600-02 with Remotec wheels from 1968-71' (or so). These are 5.5" ET20 13" wheels with Pirelli 185/70VR13 CINTURATO'S on them. Zero issues with rubbing along with the H&R springs that lowered the car approximately .5". Loved the Remotec's and I have not seen too many of them around so it was a nice fit I thought (besides the original steelies).
  50. 2 points
    The BMW 1600 VIN 1531688 was manufactured on July 10th, 1967 and delivered on July 26th, 1967 to the BMW importer Hoffman Motors Corp. in New York City. The original colour was Bristol, paint code 058. Car undergoing full overhaul to be raced in VARA


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