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  1. I just picked up a set of 14x6 Personal wheels made in Italy from a friend. The story is they came off a 2000CS which had them installed when it was a newer car. Just trying to see if anyone has any pictures of them on a 2002 or even 2000 CS for that matter. I can't find them anywhere on the web. Going to get them refinished for my 02 as they have quite a big of oxidization, but I think will look really nice once done.
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    My M20 swap

    So far, the only hiccup I have had since finishing the swap has been eating one radiator. Since the getting the swap running I have added a secondary fuse panel to help clean up a bit of the wiring, and make adding accessories (such as Nitrous ) easier to install My valve cover gasket also started leaking prematurely so I decided to change to a chrome cover a friend gave me Nitrous solenoids hooked up Bottle mounted in the trunk I'm currently running a 35shot of Nitrous with the wet system (injects fuel and nitrous oxide), and even though it's a small shot it is very noticeable. The kit that I purchased comes with jets for a 35,50 and 75 shot and I may or may not up to the 50, but I'm very happy with the 35 for now. Also the 4spd 323i tranny and 3.91 rear end is not the greatest combo. I do a lot of hwy driving (work is 35 kilometers each way) and I'm always over 4000rpm. I purchased a 3.64lsd which I have yet to put in, but if I were to do it again I would have used a 5spd from a m42/m44 car and figured out the speedo pickup (there were no 5spd 323i trannys available at the time I was looking). I will most likely do a 5spd down the road (don't want to use the 260 as I am not interested in cutting the tranny tunnel at this time) but it will happen when I build another M20 for it (have a longblock on a stand with hopes of an Ireland 3.1 stroker). So far the car has been an absolute blast to drive and I am just enjoying the hell out of it. I have still yet to put carpet or a stereo in (too many distractions with my other cars!) but it will happen with time. I bought a nice set of JBL speakers which have very simple looking covers which will not look out of place on the rear parcel shelf. The car's insurance expires end of this month (rain season is here) so I'm driving it pretty much every day I can until then.
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    My M20 swap

    Sorry I havn't replied earlier, I have not been on the forum much since getting the swap running. 1)The radiator is holding up well with the temperatures, although I do notice when It's over 30degrees and I'm on the hwy at high speeds (over 4000rpms) the temp will sit slightly above half. Normally sits at 1/3 with the 70 degree thermostat. 2)I moved the rad as far forward as possible, and shortened the main crank bolt as well as the 4 waterpump pulley bolts have been shaved (unfortunately not doing this earlier cost me a radiator). My throttle bracket also sits in a position with my new strut bar that stops engine from traveling forward under severe braking. You can see this here 3) I used an E30 325is clutch,flywheel, and pressure plate. I cannot remember which bearing I used, I believe it was e21 323i. 4) I cannot remember cable length, but if you buy the longer cable you can shorten it to required length 5) Currently the car has no oil cooler, although I would like to add one, space is very limited. I have a Kamei airdam which would allow my to run an E30 cooler, but I'm on the fence about mounting it.
  4. Does anybody else have difficulty navigating the forum? I havn't been posting or been on the board much since this newer interface came out (was it a couple years ago now?), because I'm finding it difficult to navigate the forum compared to other forums such as bimmerforums or r3v. I'm mostly having trouble trying to find the user control panel to search for old posts/threads, and can't seem to find any of my older threads so I can add content to them. For example, I can't find my M20 build which I would like to update with a couple photos. I don't even know how to find old threads started by myself. I feel like the forum is a huge jumble of posts/pictures and it seems like a lot of good info gets lost forever in the disorganization. Anyone else feel this way, or have I just gone full retard?
  5. I used the early one. I welded in U-shaped brackets to hold the radiator from moving back and forth, and they sit on rubber mounts which are shaved down to bring the rad as close to the bottom of the rad support as possible. The bracket/plate I made up top stops the rad from moving around and keeps it centered. I'm not sure how tall the later version is compared to the earlier version, but the early version is pretty tight for clearance. I also test fitted with euro E30 323i radiators which had the top mount which looks similar to the E21 top mounts and they were way too tall. My car is also square tail light car, so the frame rail supports for the bumper shocks are still in place. I didn't want to cut them out like a lot of people do, otherwise I know there is a large selection of wider and shorter radiators that would fit in that space, which is probably the route I would have gone down if I had a roundie, or planned on doing a bumper delete right away.
  6. When I first bought my 02, they were just called 2002s. Now I see so many people refferring to them as E10s. Where did the term "E10" come from? The 2002 pre-dates the E chassis code designation, and BMW never called it an E10 internally, or to the public.
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    Video .... 2002Tii Restoration

    Awesome video! Make's me feel even more warm and fuzzy about my own. Thanks for sharing
  8. I have searched a lot looking for nitrous set ups in BMWs, both 2002s, e30s ect. and I havn't really found a lot. Any more info about this car? I'll start a "nitrous" thread after I get everything hooked up and sorted, but that probably won't be for another month or two
  9. Email sent! Ordering my Nitrous kit as soon as I get back from Portland, so I'm definitely going to want to watch the air to fuel ratios!
  10. dcmacknitosh, does your hood still have the belt line trim? I've been thinking of getting a fiberglass hood as well, but I'm not sure if the glass hoods can still use the trim. My car under steers as well. Corner hard and it pushes the outer tire. Before I put swaybars on the car it even had enough body roll to lift the inner tire. Just need to give it more throttle in the corner to get it to oversteer I have 195/50 15 S.Drives and while I think the tires are great, the sidewalls are really wide and they fit wider than most other tires. On my 15x7 Rota RBs I have a bit of poke in the front with the tires. I have Ectsta ASTs on my E28 and they're just ok. S.Drive is a better tire for sure. Personally I would give the Dunlops or Gforce's a try.
  11. Well I finally had my first hiccup. Almost hit 2000miles with zero issues since finishing the swap. The waterpump ate the radiator under a hard weekend of hooning (got the GoPro set up finally and had to test it out!). The clearance was really tight, and I guess under severe braking, the engine moved forward just enough to kiss the radiator and wore a pinhole in it. This sucks because I remember thinking to myself that I should have shaved off the threads (where a fan clutch is mounted in E30 application) while I was in the middle of the swap but always pushed it off figured I would get around to it. Well new radiator is ordered, going to modify the water pump before I put it in. Couple really short clips from hoonage shots https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10154286753765301&l=8377469427133109990 https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10154287774195301&l=3785108367405822686
  12. 10hrs is a realistic time to do a quality and clean job on an M10 head gasket replacement. Sure you can do it faster, but a job like a HG is something worth spending the extra 20 minutes here and there to make sure things are clean, things are working, things won't become problematic down the road, ect. $1k , for parts and labor by experienced vintage BMW techs seems like a great price. I'd jump all over it. Internet forums are dangerous places for shop owners. Most DIY people are knowledgable enough to do the job themselves reasonably well, but dangerous enough to give someone else misguided opinion about taking it to a professional shop.
  13. I had the stainless 5speed line from Ireland , and it would not fit with my 4spd 323i transmission. It was too short. I ended up using a new 2002 master, E30 325i clutch rubber flex line, clutch slave, throw out bearing, and clutch kit I ended up using a Lokar cable. I can't remember the length, but I got the longest one, and cut it to length. You can trim both the inner cable as well as the housing to size, so longer is better than too short. As for the bottom of the linkage , I left the stock 2002 bracket that attaches to the throttle rod, and filed out the hole to attach to the bottom end of the lokar cable. I fabricated a bracket to hold the housing, and replaced 2 pedal box bolts with longer bolts to mount it to. The top is easier to figure out. Are you using new hardline to run the high pressure fuel to the engine bay? I bent new steel fuel line (tracing the external steel return line that already existed) and used that as my feed. The return line I used the original return. Also, you can buy legit BMW fuel hose ( I think its 8mm) and it looks great under the hood and is really high quality fuel line.
  14. This for sure. A bad ground increases resistance. As the resistance in the circuit increases you experience a higher voltage drop, and less current flows through the circuit.
  15. Or over scheming Californian right wingers attempting to convince you purchase a new vehicle which economically benefits big business, (because the cheapest car you can own is the one you have right now) by disgusing themselves as left wing greenies?