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  • Birthday 08/16/1945

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  1. Ah....I bought the car in Austin about 7 years ago. So it was there for a number of years. It's going to the DFW area now.
  2. I want to express my hearty thanks to the FAQ and all that participate on here. For the last 7 years I've found the board extremely helpful, friendly, and accommodating. I couldn't have asked for a better resource for my 1972 2002, "Traumcycle". As all things must change, today "Traumcycle" headed off to a new home. The new owner is on the FAQ so he might choose to introduce himself. Really guys....you're the BEST. Thanks for all of the help and support. Who knows...maybe the "bug" will bite once again.
  3. I want to express my hearty thanks to the FAQ and all that participate on here. For the last 7 years I've found the board extremely helpful, friendly, and accommodating. I couldn't have asked for a better resource for my 1972 2002, "Traumcycle". As all things must change, today "Traumcycle" headed off to a new home. The new owner is on the FAQ so he might choose to introduce himself. Really guys....you're the BEST. Thanks for all of the help and support. Who knows...maybe the "bug" will bite once again.
  4. Yes, a carter pump will fit. I also went with the ram flo air filter. With the velocity stacks, you just don't have enough clearance considering some engine shake. OK, it's not the fanciest looking setup, but it works. You might also try finding some velocity stacks that are angled as I've seen that work too. BTW... get the TEP suggestions for jetting -- I think they're on the board here. Don't just try it with what comes on the Weber... it's way off.
  5. Someone please help........ I know you can't accurately give a value, but how about a range?
  6. It's time that I part with my 2002 and let someone else enjoy it. Frankly, age and too many other demands are not allowing me to pay attention to the Bummer than I should. Plus, I can use the space in my Houston area garage.... This 1972 Roundie is a DAILY DRIVER and not a show car -- please remember that.... But I find that I've only been putting maybe 1000 miles a year of this garage queen. The car has had at least two other prior owners...probably more. It was resurrected some years ago by a mechanic from whom the PO brought the car. I've owned it for about 5+ years now. The car is NOT a matching numbers vehicle. It's a '72, but has a 74 motor and transmission (4speed). During time I've owned it, I've done the following: Rebuilt engine (less than 4000 miles ago) Replaced clutch & guibo (less than 3000 miles ago) Replaced tie rod ends and other bushings & suspension goodies Removed, but kept the Dealer A/C system and counsel Replaced the dash with a crack free example Installed beautiful Recaro seats Installed a new original style carpet Replaced the door cards with later model good examples Installed a ceramic coated Tii exhaust header Installed an IE stainless exhaust system Engine-wise.... it was rebuilt with 9.5 Mahle pistons. It has the stock cam, but the single Weber 45 Intake. Runs very well. Paint...is the original Colorado color, but the PO's repaint was only a driver quality job. RUST -- I have some poor quality pics from the mechanic who tackled the rust. They show several of the typical areas being replaced with metal -- not Bondo. However, the passenger rocker rear is a Bondo filler repair. I have no doubt that someone would be able to find some rust spots as is normal with these cars, but overall ...it's a great 10 foot car. What it needs.... 1) Replace speedo as the odometer has quit again with an on hand replacement item. 2) While your in there, add a ground strap to the instrument cluster. 3) Track down a suspect fuel line leak that causes slow fire up after sitting for a couple of weeks. Other than those things.... it's a normal old 2002 that takes a certain amount of continuing care that should be known to most all of you. I have a LOT of spares and other pieces that would go with the car including a rebuilt pedal box and the A/C system -- Probably 4-5 boxes of items. As I said, I've been toying with selling it for a while. Now is probably as good as time as ever. I'd appreciate it if some of you could give me some advice on likely pricing as well as the best way to go... FAQ, Craigslist, eBay? Thanks guys and gals....
  7. WTB -- Internal parts for brake reservoir on a 1972 2002. My brake light came on today, and after digging into it, I found 1) the internal float was half full of brake fluid, 2) the elastomeric condom between the rod and the float had deteriorated, and on top of it all the spring came off on my work bench and rolled somewhere that even the Gods can't seem to find..... brakes work fine BTW <grin> I am looking for the INTERNAL parts to the brake reservoir...the little spring, the rubber grommet, and a good float. So far, I've held onto the basket <grin> Reply direct is fine. .... [email protected] Thanks Dick S
  8. I've got a '72, original Colorado color, that's a good driver.  PO took care of any rust with some new metal patch panels.  It's had an engine rebuild in the last 5K miles, new clutch, and a whole host of other replaced parts.  It has nice Recarro seats, carpet, and a crack fee dash.

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    It also has the single DCOE 45 carb and intake.  It is not a numbers matching car, but solid.  I'm in the less than $10K class, but not by much.  If you have some interest, I'll be glad to send more details and more pics.

     

    dick Smith

    832-205-2512 (Houston)

    [email protected]

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  9. In the FWIW department..... Jetting recommendations from TEP for single side draft Webber DCOE 45 34 Chokes 150 Main 180 Air 60F8 Idle 50 Pump
  10. Unless your dash is REAL HORRIBLE, I would not do it. I got my car with one (and a horrible dash) and hated it. I finally just bit the bullet and pulled it off since it had never been glued down. I think I've still got it somewhere. A tad later I found a great one piece dash on the board here for $400 that we installed. If it were me, I'd save up the $$$ for a re-do of your dash, or find a good replacement and not waste the time and $$$ playing with the dash overlay. IMO, the carpeted pieces that I've seen some use are much better than the plastic overlay.
  11. Maybe this has been posted before....but certainly interesting. http://www.automobilemag.com/features/news/petrolicious-explores-a-car-designers-1971-bmw-2002-in-new-video/
  12. See Esty on here for the carpet... it'll be perfect. For door panels and seat upholstry... lots of sources but certainly not cheap.
  13. You can pay $$$$$ for some super un-obtainium German fitting, or go to Lowes/Home Depot and buy a couple of these plastic doo-hickeys. They're standard couplings.
  14. I don't know if the factory started using this fix or if it was just a home-made one. I DO know that the early 2002's (and 1600's I think) had a lot of issues with the washer pumps getting water inside. I know that the one on my 1970 stopped and wouldn't pump. When I took it apart to try and fix it, I discovered that the armature was wrapped with some paper insulator. The paper had swollen up through water absorption and was blocking the armature from spinning. I removed the water logged paper that was binding, and the pump functioned perfectly for over the next10 years. I vaguely remember something in a very early issue of the roundel about the situation...but can't remember if it said to block off the holes or ???? If these holes were standard for the time, then water would definitely get into the motor either from overfilling the tank or through road water.
  15. There are some other concerns when it comes to dipping or e-coating bodies. Today's bodies are specifically designed for the e-coat process and include holes for the liquid to drain after the electro coating process. This is why dipping of bodies was a poor operation to begin with. The entrapped solvent laden paint trapped in recesses such as doors would gas off the solvent and it would "wash" the paint off of the part leaving it unprotected. E-coating avoided these problems because it deposited the paint onto the steel electrically and not through evaporation. However, it does leave liquid behind in hidden spots if they are not designed to drain properly after the dip process. While this won't wash off the primer, it might leave a real mess behind. Going back and e-coating an old body might not really give you what you seek.
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