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Fawudd last won the day on March 22 2019

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  1. Couldn't agree more !! 😉
  2. Looking for the passenger side lower rocker trim, but I will also take a pair if you have it. Good condition or better.
  3. Fawudd


  4. Went for a 35 mile drive today. Significant in that it was the longest drive For this car In 6 years . There are still many things to sort out, But the ability to drive the car Is a milestone .
  5. This evening, I spent some "quality" time bending some brake line for the front wheel on the squarelight. What started this whole saga was a desire to install the steel braided lines I had sitting around for some time. A couple of the fittings on the hard lines were chewed up by a previous owner, and hence the need to replace one of the hard lines as well.... While trying to bend the lines, I wondered why there is a short section of hard line from the caliper in the first place? It goes to a perch on the strut tower, where a rubber line (originally, now steel braided in my case) then goes a short distance to another perch on the fender wall, to connect to a hard line again. I fully understand that flexiblitiy is needed between the wheel with suspension travel and the fender wall, but why not just make a single flexible connection from the caliper to the fender wall? It just seems like unwanted fittings (just waiting to be rounded off) and connections, exposed to the elements and the most corrosive of fluids. If the factory didn't, why didn't the aftermarket just make full steel braided lines? Is the braking performance difference of 12" of hard vs flex that significant ? I also realize that this is not strictly a BMW or a 2002 issue, but I am guessing that the wizards on this forum can quickly set me straight....
  6. Really a shame, and I was about to place an order this weekend. Their site was still fully functional and I almost missed the notice by going directly to the catalog as usual. I hope the positives they generated over the years will inform the remaining competitors....
  7. First of all, welcome ! You are joining a great community. Regarding the gearbox, I have driven my 72tii everywhere including an annual multi-state pilgrimage, with the four speed. It is built to run at highway RPMs, so it is mostly the driver that tends to be uncomfortable with an engine running that high. That said, when I had a chance to put together my 76, I chose to do the 5 speed conversion. The motor was out of the car and apart anyway, and the flywheel and clutch were getting attention, so it was partly opportunistic, and partly a desire to relax the motor for longer interstate journeys. If there is nothing wrong, and you have no other reason to go there, I would personally leave the four speed alone. If you are going to do motor and replace clutch, etc, as indicated, then this is the opportunity.....once again, welcome.
  8. Thanks Harry, but I found one. I am all set for now.
  9. Looking for late model kidney grill, trunk boards, and sun visors.
  10. 74-76 Kidney grill wanted in good (or better) condition.
  11. Is still available, can you send a picture of the mounting tabs. Thanks
  12. If the visibly massaged one is still available, please let me know. Thanks
  13. Nice combo of 02 and Bus in the garage. I have the same combination.
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