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Everything posted by Gordon

  1. +1 on Toby's recommendation. Just fix the starter and you'll be back on the road. Then drive it like you stole it.
  2. Sounds like it's time for a Euro bumper conversion. 😁
  3. Les, I have to disagree with you. The dash in my tii looked like the Grand Canyon with all the cracks in it. In 2004, I stumbled on to a crack free one piece Euro spec 02 dash (no fasten seat belt billboard) at a vintage auto flea market for 120 Euros in Ludwigshafen Germany. I bought it and mailed it back home. Before installing it, the hole in the dash for the clock was carefully cut out. The Euro dash had the depressed imprint for clock hole in the back of the dash and it was very obvious where the clock went. G-Man
  4. +1 on Bus Depot E-code Hella H4 lights for a great price. I bought a set of Hella H4 for my tii from Bus Depot (couldn't pass up the price) but I also have a set of Cibie 7" H4 as well. I do prefer the light pattern of Cibie over Hella but Cibie's ain't cheap. G-Man.
  5. Recommend you bookmark this page on BMW wheel styles http://felgenkatalog.auto-treff.com/
  6. I've seen the same wheel in 14" 5X120 for a E3/E9/E12, etc...
  7. I have the same (22/19mm) ST sway bars in my tii and I'm very happy with them. I have no doubt that the new owner of these sway bars will like them as well. G-Man
  8. Not mine, no affiliation, etc... This would look great on a 2002 after they are cleaned up. They have a strong resemblance to BBS RA wheels. I knew little about MIM wheels, after a quick Google search, discovered they are made in Italy. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/655573168273739/ G-Man
  9. I would highly recommend that you reconsider you passing on the car, 1.2k OBO is a good price. Finding an 02 in the middle of nowhere Montana in that condition is a planets are aligned event. Look at the project blogs in the 2002FAQ with the work involved in bringing a car back to life. The ad has your favorite words, "or best offer". Show up with a trailer and make a low ball cash offer and tell the seller you'll make the car disappear because you'll bring it back to life, it will probably follow you home after some negotiation. As others have said, you'll find rust somewhere, it's a no cost option on 02's. I found rust on this 74 tii shell and it spent its life in CA. I traded a Euro spec E28 525e that I paid $1.7K for in 2009 and traded it for the tii shell in 2010.
  10. When I had my 74 tii repainted, I requested a passenger side mirror to be installed (along with side marker light/reflector delete and bumper conversion). No regrets.
  11. Not mine, no affiliation, etc. As an altenative to running VW 15X6 BBS RA wheels. Never seen these wheels before. https://lancaster.craigslist.org/wto/d/landisville-vw-estoril-wheels-4x100-set/6958367443.html
  12. If these are Euro cars, it should not make a difference except for the rear panel.
  13. ET 27 should work with a 195/50 tire. Recommend you spend some time in this FAQ thread. https://www.bmw2002faq.com/forums/topic/142446-tires-and-wheelrims-fitment-guide/
  14. Offset is way too high for a 2002. Before you spend money on tires and wheels, dive into this thread from those who have been there and done that.
  15. Not mine, no affiliation, etc.. If they were 15's, I would be all over them. https://southjersey.craigslist.org/wto/d/mount-laurel-ozracing-fittipaldis-4x100/6938413516.html G-Man
  16. I love tiaga, In fact I've never seen a square tail light tiaga tii, only tiaga roundies. GLWS.
  17. As the title says, looking for a set of cardinal red E30 sport seats and parcel shelf, will consider comfort seats. Must be in the mid-Atlantic area (driving distance from MD). I'm in the process of converting my E30 from a tan interior to a red interior. I've already scored the uber rare E30 sedan cardinal red door panels and rear seat with head rests. Just need the front seats/parcel shelf and I'm set. I may dye my current parcel shelf if need be.
  18. I had about a 15 day turnaround on my pump when I sent it to Jerry Fairchild. Daron, if you have a plasma cutter, we need to talk.
  19. Gang, I have a chance to buy a set of 4X100 15X7 ET25 ACT wheels, made in Germany in the early 90's (93 build date). I did a forum search and didn't come up with anything so then I did a Google search and it seems ACT wheels are very rare in the US. They seem to be similar to ATS Classics. I wonder if they were part of the Ronal major wheel manufacturer acquisition phase of the early 90's. Ronal bought out Centra, Eta Beta and I wouldn't surprised if they bought out ACT as well. Does anyone here know anything about ACT wheels? If so, please enlighten us.
  20. I have a 390mm Nardi Classic like the one in my post on page 3 in this thread. https://www.bmw2002faq.com/forums/topic/126575-steering-wheel-thread/ IMHO, a 370-380mm is the right steering wheel size but individual tastes different. Some factors to consider are wheel/tire size and suspension upgrades on your car. With a smaller wheel and bigger wheels/tires, slow speed steering can be a bitch in parking lots. Who needs to go to the gym when you have "Popeye" arms driving your 02. The above linked thread is full of steering wheel eye candy that will give you some ideas. G-Man
  21. I've been a 02 owner for 38 consecutive years. I started the first couple of years pf 02 ownership with 13' wheels before I upgraded to 14" wheels for nearly 25 years (E30 bottlecaps and basketweaves). Then on to 15" wheels (Alpina replica's, Rota RB and now Centra type 11) with 195/50-15 tires. No regrets, much better tire selection in 15". All my 15" wheels (3 sets) have an offset of ET 25 or ET26 and are interchangeable with my E30, just swap out the tires. I'll take my 15" Yoko S Drives on twisty roads over 13" tires. Now the purists hate me....
  22. If you still have stock headlights (sealed beams), this is the best safety upgrade for night driving. http://www.busdepot.com/0301600118 After you install the H4 lights, drop your POS sealed beam headlights in the trash. If you have a roundie, invest in some headlight relays before you install them. G-Man
  23. I'm leaving from the Baltimore area early tomorrow headed down I-81. I'll go as far as Roanoke VA and then bail off the interstate and take back roads from there (US 221, 58, etc...) going through Boone NC on the way to Asheville. It will be longer route but interstate's just bore the hell out of me. You need to get off the beaten track, especially when you drive a car that's fun to drive on the NC, VA backroads. See everyone tomorrow
  24. Sorry to say but E21 values have risen significantly in the past few years. Call it supply and demand but the days of the cheap E21 are behind us. Most E21's have gone to the crusher. E21 5-speed gearboxes, LSD and Recaro seats are now going for 4 figures. I can't remember the last time I saw a E21 in a pik-a-part yard. If you find a cheap E21 5-speed, buy it because if you hesitate, it'll probably be gone when you come back for it.
  25. You need to drive a 91 E30 318i/is with a DOHC M42 (timing chain) and that motor will change your opinion on E30's.

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