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williamggruff

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  1. 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.
  2. https://www.energysuspensionparts.com/products/bmw_2002_1976
  3. Dion bought my Schrick 304 cam.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Yup. That’s an LSD center.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. I’m going to be in your area today, and may be interested in transmissions. I’ll PM you.
  12. You could, but you’d have to move the hole in the tunnel a few inches toward the handbrake.
  13. 15 in the front, 16 in the rear. Ideally, you set the float level by running the car, turning it off abruptly, pulling an emulsion tube from each carb, and measuring down from the carb top to the fuel level. Should be 22.5mm (?) if memory serves.
  14. The e21 following is pretty strong in Europe. When I parted my 77 e21, most of the parts were bought up by the European crowd. A bit of a pain to ship internationally, but the prices they were willing to pay exceeded the US offers by a substantial margin on nearly every part.
  15. I might have a spare 15x6 OZ turbine. I’ll check when I’m home Sunday.
  16. Your experience was perhaps better than mine. The motor in my first 2002 had been rebuilt by the previous owner immediately before he sold it to me. It had piano tops and an e21 head tha. It ran poorly on the way home. I pulled the head and found the pistons all had valve impact marks, despite having had valve recesses machined into them.
  17. If you have an e21 head and stock piano top pistons from an earlier M10, you aren’t going to have any compression because your pistons are going to interfere with, and bend your valves.
  18. I’m not sure what these are, but it sounds like I want one anyway.
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