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      Introducing FAQ Memberships   04/17/2017

      I would like to introduce everyone to the FAQ memberships. A fun way to fund the site and to contribute for those who are interested.    Everyone starts as a Solex Member.  This membership is free and not much visible is changing (I limited the personal message storage to 150).   Kugelfischer membership.  As a reward for your donation of $20.02 per year, you will not see any external advertisements, the site will look cleaner and run a bit faster. You will also get a couple of BMW 2002 FAQ Stickers.   Turbo Membership.  As a reward for your donation of $50.02, you will not see any external advertisements, the site will look cleaner and run a bit faster.  You will also get unlimited Personal Message storage, ability to create Private and Restricted Photo Albums. You will also get a couple of BMW 2002 FAQ Stickers and a Bottle Opener.   Alpina Membership.  As a reward for your donation of $100.02 per year, you will not see any external advertisements, the site will look cleaner and run a bit faster.  You will also get unlimited Personal Message storage, ability to create Private and Restricted Photo Albums, and an ability to upload Movies to the gallery. You will also get a couple of BMW 2002 FAQ Stickers, a Bottle Opener, and discounts on our accessories at the store.   There is also a fancy title that comes with each membership.  

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  1. wheel restoration: paint or powder coat?

    My first job out of high-school was working at a powder-coater. With that experience, and now that of an "elongated" engineering student, this is my experience. Most aluminum powdercoat curing is done around 350-400 degrees between 15-20 minutes (as noted). This is perfectly fine and will not adversely affect the metallurgy of any healthy alloy wheel. However, larger pieces (say steel beams, for instance) are done at a higher temperature and for longer. It is conceivable that an unscrupulous powder coater would stick something requiring those hotter/longer specs and then still slide in some aluminum wheels inside to fill out the furnace (big ones are not cheap to run). In extreme cases I could expect to see that having a rather negative effect. Long story short, as long as your coater is familiar with doing aluminum wheels, then you will be fine. If you take your wheels to an big industrial outfit, in order to save a couple bucks, all bets are off.
  2. 13" 4x100 wheel ID?

    They are/were manufactured by ATS. I've seen a few pop up a over the years on VWVortex. Very similar to the Stilauto Grifo 6's.
  3. Best Side Draft Linkage?

    The center link is great,especially on a race car. However, the short radius of that lever rod means that a little throttle input results in a relatively large change in throttle position. For street driving the longer arms on the crossbar make throttle control much easier.
  4. Best Side Draft Linkage?

    I don't like that linkage as much because it doesn't allow for a 1-piece manifold with shared ports (helps quite a bit with low-rpm tuning). That manifold is also shorter, which allows for longer stacks, which is also helpful for street-car tuning. In addition, it's not great to run a solid rod for the cross-bar to the pedal box. Especially with rubber mounts as the engine moving under load will then affect throttle position. In my opinion, I like a thick 3/8" cross bar linkage with thicker lever arms (these both negate the twisting motion [and subsequently out-of-sync carbs] associated with the stamped lever arms and the thinner 5/16" cross bar). These have enough connecting surface area that when they are sync'd, they stay synced. From the cross-bar run a 2ft Lokar Throttle Cable to the pedal box. Here's a recent setup I put together with these bits (bear in mind that these are 40dcoe's with longer stacks). The only thing I'd add would be a concentrically-wound return spring on the crossbar.
  5. What air dam & wheel is this?

    Wheels are ESAP's (seen them on vintage Alfa boards before).
  6. 76' 2002 My turn to take on the project!

    Ambitious..... go for it! You obviously know you are in way over your head and that hasn't stopped you yet. There will be many times in the not-to-distant-future where you are going to start slinging around profanities and hammers, when those times come remember that excitement you are feeling now.
  7. How many people have owned this car?

    Is this the one with retro-tactic black graphics on the hood? If so, I remember pictures and at least one former FAQ owner, it's been a while though.
  8. E21 Donor and 67 1600 Recipient - What Fits?

    I'm talking about putting it all into a 1600, with no 2002 parts... which Toby's summarized. To note: Calipers/rotors/hubs fit, but you are talking about the solid rotor version and not the ideal vented earlier setup.
  9. E21 Donor and 67 1600 Recipient - What Fits?

    To put it bluntly, no you can't put the E21 subframe in without fabrication. You are going to need a donor 2002 to do what you want.
  10. IE Header coating

    It's just black spray paint. Should come off with relatively little work.
  11. 1966 Nardi 410 mm

    Doo eet.
  12. Photos Wanted! Making 2002 Calendar

    Not a bad looking bunch of 2002's. Looking forward to getting my Calendar. Thanks for your efforts putting this together.
  13. 911 calipers on tii struts

    Well, it also depends on the piston size and pad surface area. Then fact that you now have the vented (vs. solid) rotor. Love those progress shots, can't wait to see it driven in earnest.
  14. Just updating this. Someone on the Facebook group spotted his M20-swapped 2002 that he was trying to sell for the past year. This time it popped up as a totaled wreck on Hemming's. Certainly smells like an insurance scam. https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/auction/bmw/2002/2032206.html#&gid=1&pid=4
  15. Exhaust and Muffler Suggestions

    I like the custom option, but that largely depends on you and your fabricator. Just had to deal with the stock-replacement set from W&N. It was a bit shocking to think that anyone would let it out of the door. It makes the IE system positively diamond-studded.