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Everything posted by williamggruff

  1. I have a restored tii brake booster. PM me if you're still looking. I'll be away from home until middle of next week, and can ship then.
  2. I have a spare 245 that has rusty internals, but the case is likely fine. I don't recall whether I have the proper tools to remove the rear case from a 245, but I'll look into it. Before I do, please note that I'm in the US, so shipping might be horrendous, and I'm headed out of town in a few hours, so I won't able to start monkeying with the case until middle of next week. Grice
  3. I can't believe you're selling that custom-painted rear sway bar! The paint job adds a few seconds per lap to your lap time, allowing for increased enjoyment of the scenery.
  4. This is a common malady to which I know no obvious cure. I’m guessing the bolts/studs are pressed into the kidney grill, and they’re spinning due to corrosion between the nut and stud threads. It sounds like you need to find a way to hold the stud in place while you spin the nut, or vice versa. Neither sounds like a simple course of action.
  5. Reinstalled and tuned DCOE 40s. 38 DGES just wasn't doing it for me. The motor (bored to 92mm, stroked with an M3 crank, clicky-clacking with a Schrick cam and a 123 jingle-jangler) loves the 40s. Things are a bit rich at idle, but it goes like stink with no hesitation or flat spot, right up to red line. Sounds much better as well. Vintage prep complete. See you all next May in Asheville.
  6. https://www.energysuspensionparts.com/products/bmw_2002_1976
  7. I’m with Stephers on getting the flange milled flat. You can check the alignment of the primaries by laying a one-piece e30 M10 gasket over the flange. Make sure the stud holes in the flange and gasket align, then see how the exhaust holes in the gasket align with the primaries. Stahl headers are generally very well made, so I’d be dismayed if you find that there’s significant misalignment.
  8. I have a set of his from several years ago. Sweet pieces. I’m willing to sell them to reduce your needs 😉 Clarification: I have a set for a single seat. Not a set for two seats. And definitely not a set for three seats. Not that anyone ever wanted three seats in a 2002. Stupid.
  9. Yup. That’s an LSD center.
  10. I have a new old stock Schrick 304 in the DC area if that would do. It has a lot more high end than a 292, at the cost of a small bit of low end. Still very streetable.
  11. I don’t know Piers, but I responded to his post with a link to your post here on the FAQ. I’ll follow up with him on FB tomorrow and get back to you. Your internediary in these digital times, Grice AKA William G Gruff, Billy Goats Gruff’s formal name. And for those of you following along at home, Billy Goats Gruff is the story of the original troll buster, and the source of my online name on the interwebs since the very early days of AOL.
  12. Someone named Piers Fox out of Woking listed a 265 close ratio box earlier this week on the BMW 2002 Classifieds group on Facebook. Asking price is £1750.
  13. The close ratio 5-speed transmission is likely worth the asking price. That said, I sincerely doubt the claim about the mileage, especially given the fact that the motor was converted from injected to carbureted. Nobody does that just for fun.
  14. I’m going to be in your area today, and may be interested in transmissions. I’ll PM you.
  15. You could, but you’d have to move the hole in the tunnel a few inches toward the handbrake.
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