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  1. https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/cto/d/valencia-1972-bmw-2002ti-coupem104-cyl/7186758212.html
  2. 74 Polaris 2782900 Dec 1974. One of the last US tii built. Previously owned by Leif Anderberg, founder of the BMW ACA, which eventually became the Los Angeles chapter of the CCA. I bought from John Barlow, the founder of SoCal Vintage back in 2003.
  3. Gas tank cap delete. Belt line trim removed. Stripe painted. Rear Roundel delete. Lower molding and rocker panel molding delete. Rain gutter molding delete. But I kept the molding between the taillights and the 2002tii emblem.
  4. Pierre


  5. Pumpkin run 2006. OK, not that old. But when do you see 4 tourings in one event?
  6. Thanks for the offer.

    But do I even need it?

    Can has been this way 14 years.  No issues... yet.

  7. Mike's post above regarding the right side motor mounts on the early cars reminded me of my 69 when I first bought it. The oil pan was vibrating against the subframe. The mount had collapsed. Easy enough I thought. Get the updated reinforced unit. Yeah. But then, the exhaust was no longer fitting. The previous owner had bent the down-pipe to adapt to the collapsed mount. And the exhaust system was all welded together too. I had to replace the whole exhaust system from the manifold back. That was over 20 years ago. Ah... the memories.
  8. I see that some posts focus on stuff that just disappears, falls off, or is never put back for some odd reason. They may be minor, cosmetic, NLA, or too expensive. And some stuff is removed intentionally. Like trim. (guilty) I have seen a brace that bolts to the starter and the block on some cars. Part # 12411261706. My tii doesn't have it. Never did since I got it 14 years ago.
  9. Welcome to the madness. It's a beautiful experience. The color would be Verano. Very nice. Generally, 2002s are awesome out the box. Replace worn parts with stock items. 2002s are fantastic cars from the factory. The only imreal improvements you can make are in the suspension and tires, and that is due to newer technology. Stick to the tried and true mods that have been used for decades and work well. Suspension: Either stock springs, bilstein HD shocks, stock rubber bushings, stock sway bars. (Comfort) Or: Stage 1 springs (H&R, ST, Eibach) Bilstein sport shocks, urethane bushings, and 22/19 sway bars. (Less comfort, more performance. Still very usable as a daily driver.) Engine: Stock. Replace the carburetor with a 32-36 Weber if it has the stock Solex. 5-speed conversion. If you don't travel long distances, I would not do the conversion. But if you decide to do it, use someone with a reputation of successful installs. If not done right, it can cause all kinds of issues. And if you do the conversion, replace the rear diff from a 3.64 to a 3.91. Otherwise, you won't any performance. No need for a limited slip with a daily driver. Brakes are awesome stock. Stock wheels are 13 inch. You can get 13 inch alloys from an E21, either the turbines or the mesh wheels. Turbines are a dime a dozen and are actually pretty good. They are 1/2 inch wider than the stock steel wheels and can better accomodate a little wider tire. You can get decent tires in 185-70-13. There are a few 14 inch options (mostly from an E30) or you can even go to 15 inch. Just keep in mind that a wider tire increases steering effort especially in parking situation. And the bigger wheel gives you a shorter sidewall: better sterring response but less compliance. Enjoy.
  10. Value is subjective. Market value is another subject. To me, having a tii that does not have a matching number engine does not bother me a bit. Yes, it may be worth more if I sold it because the market does value number matching. But I'm not selling. From a market value perspective, the difference in value is not $7500, not today. ( Assume that selling the old motor would get you enough to ship and install the new one.) To some, matching number is something they value, whether they are selling or not. Bragging rights? Pride? Originality? Rarity? Exclusivity? Those are not tangible but they have value. $7500 worth? That's very subjective. If i found the original engine for my tii (2782900) in rebuilt condition for $7500, I wouldn't buy it since the one in my car runs so well. And my pockets are not that deep. And I am not a purist. But if my current engine was tired and due for a rebuilt, and I was going to spend $5-6K to get it done, I would spend the $7500 to have a number matching tii.
  11. Anyone here recognize it? Does it belong to somone here? https://ventura.craigslist.org/cto/d/1976-bmw-2002-sunroof-is/6692822921.html
  12. Did you find one? Check out the one I am selling. It's a 74. It may be a little over your budget but will not need any additional work. And it's in SoCal.
  13. 1974 2002 in nicely redone condition. See Craigslist ad. https://ventura.craigslist.org/cto/6635699610.html
  14. I will be coming up Saturday for the swap and show. I will bring with me Kamei repro air dams and auxiliary lamp brackets. (And a bunch of other 2002 parts.) I will have a swap spot in the parking lot. Air dams are $250 up until that day. They are going up to $275 after the show. Brackets are still $40 a set for either size. Cheers,
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