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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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About 1dollar93

  • Birthday 01/11/1985

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Sacramento, CA
  • Interests Cycling, Swimming

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  1. CARFAX Report

    Link not working here.
  2. Starter fluid? ...Why?

    My car is doing this exact same thing right now, starter fluid and all. I replaced all of my fuel lines earlier this year but neglected the plastic sleeve at the fuel pickup. It had been starting fine until this month. Let me know how you fare, I'll likely be following in your footsteps.
  3. Sacramento body shop

    PM sent.
  4. Sacramento body shop

    I am looking to repaint the whole car - I'm also looking for a little bit of body work in addition to prep: Dents and dings mainly, but I have a solid hole in the front valance that will need to be patched. Is that work in their wheelhouse? Do you have any contacts you could share?
  5. Sacramento body shop

    Bumping this for visibility- I'm also looking for a shop for a repaint. Looking at staying within the greater Sacramento area. Anybody with good experiences?
  6. Hey Team- There is a cool little 'end of season' car show along Fulton Avenue, Saturday, October 7th from 3:00-7:30 PM. I saw 2 local cars there last year, and assuming my car starts I'm planning to enter this year. If we get 10 cars pre-registered we can corral them in a parking lot of one of the businesses, otherwise it's a mixed bag of cool cars parked bumper to bumper on Fulton. Plenty of American Iron, the 356 CAR club was out in force, etc etc. Thought it would be an easy alternative to a Bay Area meet. Info: https://www.calautomuseum.org/event/cruisefest-fulton-avenue-presented-california-automobile-museum/
  7. IE sway bar set used

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  8. caravan to brisbane?

    Same here. Nice to meet you all, some good inspiration at the meet for future projects too!
  9. Measurements of muffler hanger position.

    PO of my car did the same thing, but used a sheetmetal screw through the floor with a worm-drive hose clamp attached for fine tuning the install... Planning to make it to Brisbane, I'm in the middle of a brake refresh and have hit a few hiccups. I'll be there either way, might be in a different car. Any rumor of a caravan?
  10. Measurements of muffler hanger position.

    I had the exact same problem on my Colorado '73 as well. I took the car to Marco muffler on Fulton and they fixed me up for cheap. I know it's not the most DIY solution but my exhaust doesn't rattle anymore!
  11. Was recently gifted a Nardi wheel, looking for a trim ring and horn button.
  12. Style 10

    Just a small entry for today. The tires on the car were cracked and dry-rotted, a consequence of sitting in a garage for a few years. I'd been pricing out my options for replacements on the 14" Bottlecaps, but as many here know, 15" tires are more available and cost effective. I'd seen the E30 "Style 10" wheel posted here very infrequently, and though the wheel looks far more modern than the 2002 design, I feel like they stay in character with the vehicle. I found a great set available and jumped on them. I gave the wheels a fresh coat of wax throughout and paired them with Yokohama S.Drive in 195/50/R15. The fronts stand a bit proud of the fender with the 24 offset, but the car will receive new suspension with camber plates before long and that will be remedied. The car is still scruffy, but I think it is starting to look like someone cares for it again.
  13. Whats Up!?

    I'm at work this weekend but I'm interested in a meet up as well.
  14. Bits and Pieces

    I've been chunking away at the car in small bits and pieces as time and money allow, I figured I'd write an update to keep myself honest with the progress. I took the advice given here and have been addressing the issues that could potentially injure or kill me. I've replaced the fuel filler neck, fuel lines from the sender to the carburetor, adjusted the valves and cleaned up the engine bay. I'm impressed by the increase in 'pep' from the motor with the adjustment, and the elimination of fumes is important when driving with my 9-month old co-pilot. I also bought the LED taillight set from Blunt, I was initially upset about my impulse control, but I'm impressed by the light output and I can chalk it up to a safety improvement as well. Here is a side-by-side of the running lights, stock on the right: A keen eye can see that the motor is running way too rich. I wanted to get the motor tuned and desmogged, and since I was unhappy with the tone of the exhaust I opted for a full change. Since it was welded together from the downpipe back, I sprung for the full Ireland kit from header to tip. I sawzalled the old exhaust off, removed the header studs and replaced with the Ireland studs and copper nuts, then wrestled it into place. I'm missing the exhaust hanger mount just past the differential, so the exhaust bangs around during starts, but it is a major improvement. I'll take it to a muffler shop for final adjustment, but I don't have to push the car into the street to start it anymore for fear of waking the baby. I removed the smog equipment and received a valuable lesson in tuning the motor. The previous owner tuned the motor with a vacuum leak, so it was dumping excess fuel in the mix in an effort to overcome the leak. I made the vacuum leak worse by using the wrong silicone gasket-maker when installing the Intake manifold block plate, so the car would not hold idle. The carb was torn down and inspected, the jets are nearly identical to C.Diesel's prescription, so the car is finally tuned and happy - starts on the first crank and is totally transformed. I've got Porterfield R4S pads, new rotors, rear drum shoes and stainless lines waiting in boxes on the garage floor for a free weekend. I wanted a running car to bed the brakes properly, so that will be upcoming. The tires are dated 2003 (rear) and 2007 (front), so I opted to upsize to 15" wheels before getting better rubber. The wheels are Style 10 and will be delivered tomorrow, hopefully I will be running them by next week. Sorry purists. I found a set of E21 comfort seats locally and installed them. They do not match the interior but I now have a place to sit without getting tetanus. Finally, I got frustrated with the finish of the original paint and tried a bit of rubbing compound on the trunk lid, and... it left a clean spot. I've been working panel by panel with it, and though half of the car is in primer, I'm satisfied that the Orange is coming back to life. My co-pilot seems to like it, and my goal is to have it safe enough to drive from Sacramento to Brisbane and back next month. Cheers!