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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Anyone here recognize it? Does it belong to somone here? https://ventura.craigslist.org/cto/d/1976-bmw-2002-sunroof-is/6692822921.html
  4. 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.
  5. 1974 2002 in nicely redone condition. See Craigslist ad. https://ventura.craigslist.org/cto/6635699610.html
  6. 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,
  7. Wow. Way to revive a 5 year old post. It's been 5 years ALREADY??? I am happy to report that the paint is holding well. I am getting some rust bubbling though a couple of sopts which means I did not clean the rust ALL THE WAY THROUGH. I fact, over time, the surface has become smoother and the paint is looking better. Last summer, I painted my purple Z3 with a roller. This time I went with Behr enamel exterior paint which can also be tinted. https://photos.google.com/u/1/photo/AF1QipMyCwGfv85wrWH2wbGeOeWuUILP2csJ3JaJZD1_
  8. Eat Thursday, shop Friday and Drive Saturday. This is a SoCal event. 2002s preferred but not required. BMWs recommended but not necessary. Meet at 6:30 AM Saturday in Camarillo, Las Posas exit off the 101, north of the freeway at McDonald's, on Daily (they have coffee and restroom.) There are two gas stations at the intersection of Las Posas and Daily. PM, email, call or text for additional details. The weather forecast looks fabulous. Happy Thanksgiving.
  9. Call or text me at 805 807 1four four four. I'm at work in Ventura and get done at 3.
  10. Call or text me at 805 807 1four four four. I'm at work in Ventura and get done at 3.
  11. My 69 Pastelblau being followed by Jack's Fjord tii.
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