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There were not many variations of 2002s that came off the factory floor in Munich 40 years ago, but over the years, people have made some changes, and some things have remained the same.  Here is a collection of the types of engines and inductions you would be able to find in a 2002 at your local car show. 
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Ever since I got the car running, the gas smell has been way too much for me to handle. Its to the point that even a short drive around the block yields me straight to the showers!
I removed the trunk panels to reveal what looks like a 71 tank. Is this a sign that something is up from a PO? Hmm...
 
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Welcome to the last BMW 2002 FAQ Birthday Giveaway! 
 
The last Birthday giveaway includes our new items in the store: a pair of BMW 2002 FAQ Pint Glasses and a pair of BMW 2002 FAQ Mugs for your drinking enjoyment.
 
The giveaway is open until Midnight on Feb. 13th Pacific Time. Register your entry prior to that time.
 
As with the previous giveaways, this one is open and Free to all Supporting Members.
 
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I wanted to change the rear drums on my 2002 to disks. There are no problems with using drums for daily use, but in a race car i wanted to have a bit more maintenance and better consistency day after day. The rules for SCCA FSP class require the car to retain the parking brake. So one of the better ways was to go to the VW Disk conversion. Ireland Engineering sells the full kit that can easily be installed by anyone. What i installed was very similar, but i used an aluminum caliper.
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April 9, 2016 at Reggie's Motorworks in Indiana
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This event is so close to my house that I feel bad every time i miss it. I miss it a lot. Friday night activities or weekend plans usually keep me away from Portola Valley, CA. Not this time.  I am missing a lot of cars that showed up as I did not star taking photos until later part of the morning. This was mostly due to great turn out from the BMW 2002 FAQ club.
 

 
Conversation seems to take over what should be an "adult show and tell"
 

 
The event did not disappoint with a great collection of old
 

 
and new
 

 
Something very unusual
 

 
And something very familiar
 

 
You can see all the photos at
 
 
Or if you prefer a slideshow with some music
 
 
 
A great looking Isetta.
 
 
And a video of the Tourings making an grand exist.
 
 
 
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4 months.  That's how long I've had this 2002.  And it has been sitting in the garage on jack stands for nearly 3!  The problem I've had is the same problem many of us have had this winter: It's just too damn cold in the garage to work!  Especially with the wife coming and going in her car.    Well, today was a really bad day, weather-wise.  So bad that my wife did not try to go anywhere all day so the garage was relatively warm.  So I took the day and worked on the car a little.  I've been doing a little here and there for the past few months, but today I feel like I accomplished something.  The last of the emissions controls are gone!   
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**I DID NOT PAINT IT OLIVE DRAB GREEN THE PREVIOUS OWNER DID**
 
I just completed my fuel injection today!! This should have been my first upgrade. Ive been slowly collecting everything and the weather was in the 50s today which for spokane is unheard of, it should be in the 20s. I chose the lh2.2 because it was cheap and simple. Wiring makes my head hurt just thinking about it, so the plug and play-ness was quite appealing. not counting the battery relocation, it took me about 6 hours for everything. I scored big time on a throttle cable bracket which seemed like it was going to be the biggest hurdle. I got some pieces from an abandon project from Tom at 02again. the rest of it is just brake cable from the bike shop.
 
I relocated my battery a few weeks ago with the e30 cable, I just bought and marine battery cover for $13 from Oreilys and screwed it down. the today pulled out all the carb stuff and slapped on my 318i manifold. I had the harness all plugged in on my spare motor on my stand so I was able to extend t a couple of wires and figure out all IAC stuff. initially the car idle very very high like 2500-3500 so i figured it was vacuum leaks, spent some time figuring that out and it still idled high.. I ended up clamping some vice grips on the IAC hose to limit air flow and got the idle perfect. 
 
Ill just upload some pictures. I know my car looks like garbage, but I wanted to make it a fun and reliable driver before worrying about cosmetics. 
 
 
 
 
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Finally got around to installing Cal’s trunk opener and light kit. 
 
First things first - Cal, you have made a hell of a kit. From the packaging to the instructions, this thing is top quality. 
 
Installing is incredibly straight forward. Definitely take the time to clean your old latch system. I spent a few days soaking it in degreaser, carb cleaner, and then wire brushing it. A bit of lithium grease at the back end should keep it in great working order. 
 
Ininstalled a switch on the the positive side of the light so I can turn it off when I don’t need it, though I’ve verified that the plunger interrupts the circuit nicely. 
 
Plan is to tap the light into my aux fuse panel in the back seat and when I finally get around to redoing my center control I’ll put in a switch to pop the trunk. 
 
 
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First coat of primer was put on today, 2/9/2018. This is the first of 3 primer coats.
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I went to install front brake pads on my '73 2002 with stock brakes earlier this week. My current pads ended up still having plenty of life, but I thought I would post pictures to the extent that might help others.
My process followed from Haynes:
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Vern's fenders have been leaded and the long process of blocking and sanding has begun. 
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I’m excited and honored to say that TESORO has been selected to be included at the BMW FOUNDATION’s 50th anniversary for the 2002s! I have arranged for TESORO to be there the second half of the year. I hope in this way, people from the East Coast can get a glimpse of TESORO too.. 😉
 

 
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Starting to work on assembly and final polishing.  Hope to have the car back in a week or two.
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After years of E30's (among other things), I got a line on a very well priced, running and driving 1974 2002tii. I inspected as best I could, paid the man and took her home. I'd like to bring this car up to a "solid driver" standard, which will include rust repair, a repaint, interior refresh, and addressing any mechanical issues. I'd like to keep modifications to a minimum and just enjoy the car as it was designed, but I'm sure there will be some exceptions. 
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Welcome to BMW 2002 FAQ Birthday Giveaway! 
Starting Feb. 02 we will hold a Giveaway every day for 7 days. Entry is Free to all Supporting Members.
 
Day 5 -  Orange/Black Hotwheels Car
 
Good luck!  And thank you for participating!
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As the final piece of the interior make-over, I decided to try my hand in coming up with something that would house a pair of Alpine SPR-60's. I went into this project somewhat blind, not knowing if what I had planned would work. I did not want to place the speakers in the doors. I had made that mistake long time ago having the door hacked up to drop in a couple of 5" speakers. I had seen a few projects....
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Welcome to BMW 2002 FAQ Birthday Giveaway! 
Starting Feb. 02 we will hold a Giveaway every day for 7 days. Entry is Free to all Supporting Members.
 
Day 4 -  BMW 2002 FAQ Grill Badge
 
Good luck!  And thank you for participating!
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After 4 months of prep, she's finally in the booth getting her new coat.  Hard to tell how close they were able to match that original Bristol.  We shall see once I eventually get her outside.
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Welcome to BMW 2002 FAQ Birthday Giveaway! 
Starting Feb. 02 we will hold a Giveaway every day for 7 days. Entry is Free to all Supporting Members.
 
Day 3 -  BMW 2002 FAQ Hot Wheels Car. Silver/Red.
 
Good luck!  And thank you for participating!
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Well my BMW brothers and sisters, I'm falling down the slippery slope.
About two years ago I bought a 1969 BMW 2002 race car that had been  raced in the Pennsylvania Hillclimb association, and later extensively SCCA campaigned by Alan Dukes.   Alan was a racing friend of my Dads( they had both raced hill climbs in the 1960s)  I got to know over the years. I think I was about 10 years old when I first visited his shop  in Trucksville Pennsylvania.
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Wrappings my e21 Recaros in cardinal red. Some teasers.
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Welcome to BMW 2002 FAQ Birthday Giveaway! 
Starting Feb. 02 we will hold a Giveaway every day for 7 days. Entry is Free to all Supporting Members.
 
Day 2 - BMW 2002 FAQ Half Sleeve Industrial Red Kap Work Shirt.  Sizes available S-XXXL.  You will get to choose the size.
 
Good luck!  And thank you for participating!
 
 

 
 
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The Vintage 2017 was amazing!  Thank you to everyone who made the trek to Hot Springs to make this year the biggest Vintage yet.  There are lots of photos being shared over on our Facebook page but do yourself a favor and check out Reggie’s drone footage.  It really captures how massive this show was and how lucky we were to have such a beautiful setting and perfect weather.  Thanks Reggie! (Plug for Reggie’s Motorworks…visit their site to see what a true enthusiast’s  service shop is like.)

 
 
View the full article at atthevintage.com
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