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  1. Jim, thanks bud. Yes, the Jenvey ITBs are as good as you've heard. I don't have much experience with other brands, but Patrick (mechanic who put it all together for me) told me out of all the ITB builds he's done, he likes these the best so far. They're not too boggy down in the lower RPMs and they sound awesome. Yes that is my Uncle's place in the picture. His yard is like a park! He landscapes everything himself and is one fit 72 year old. I really enjoy visiting his place. He helped me a lot with car.
  2. COOP, thank you. And I just find the sound of that word to be funny.
  3. I would have never guessed that when the car was finally ready to drive it would coincide with the outbreak of an infectious disease pandemic. I’m in Seattle where the streets are normally clogged with traffic. It’s been liberating to cruise unimpeded by the usual congestion that plagues these streets, at the same time, it’s strange not having a destination other than the grocery store. It took me 10 years to bring this build together. There are several reasons why it took that long, but my lack of funds, knowledge and ability were the primary causes. When research and learning was complete for one aspect, I bought parts, stockpiled them and moved on to the next part of the build. I continued this process until one day I found myself sitting on a mountain of parts and a vision of what I wanted the car to become. It was time to seek out the local professionals who could help me turn this vision into reality. Fortunately, Seattle is awash with 2002 enthusiasts and there are more than a few shops that work on these cars, but one shop carters almost exclusively to the 2002. This is it: This nondescript industrial building in the shadow of the West Seattle bridge houses Midnight Motorsport. Patrick O’Neil is the proprietor and he and his staff are an awesome resource for the 02 community in the Pacific Northwest. My 02 turned out better than I expected because of Patrick’s skill, and his patience and ability to explain the big picture and the smallest details. Anyone who has worked bringing a 02 back to its glory knows that your dream may not be realistic or practical. Patrick can translate your dream and at the same time keep you grounded. He knew what I wanted to accomplish and made it happen without taking me into the weeds. The motor was rebuilt at this place: Autosport Seattle is a well-respected machine shop for everything Euro, but they work on anything. Back in the day their shop was in the south Lake Union district, now, south Lake Union is full of techies and nary a wino is to be found, not unlike gentrification that took place in Williamsburg, Brooklyn NYC. Autosport relocated to Ballard, an area with one of the last vestiges of industrial shop space in the city (who knows for how long). John, Brad and Terry are great guys who will chew the fat anytime you pop in. I had my long block in their shop for three years before I finally figured out what I wanted to do. Here are photos of the car as it is now. There are still things I want to do to it but those will have to wait until my pecuniary situation improves. Alongside my Uncle's 1960 190 SL
  4. psky

    Paint is done!

    No doubt! I'm ready. I need to get down to the shop and get my ride on priority.
  5. psky

    Paint is done!

    Stoked for you also my man! Looks like proper Inka to me. Now we can carpool to Patrick's, just pick me up in south Ballard
  6. Looking good, James. Bummer about the fenders. I have a set of fenders I got from Restoration Design which I think uses the same source as the WN fenders. I wonder if they're as geometrically challenged...
  7. Thanks It would be interesting to compare how our cars sound side by side. It's almost there... megasquirt still needs to be tuned along with a few other bits. It's getting close.
  8. Update: I shot a short video today to capture the sound of the ITBs and the exhaust. I'm very satisfied with how everything is sounding. Thanks to Patrick for revving the motor. Video link below... The exhaust is done. A custom built system by Patrick O'Neil at Midnight Motorsport here in Seatown... I win again. IE long-tube step header, Summit Racing glass pack and Magnaflow muffler with a 2.5" (or maybe it's 3.0", I can remember) center exit. Dead center. We planned that when body work was underway. The cutout for the exhaust tip was relocated to the center of the valance.
  9. Thanks. I am also wondering how it sounds. First fire up of the motor happened late last week. I haven't been back to the shop since its been running. I'll try to get some video...
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    Mats / Seats

    I ordered a set of Coco mats from cocomats.com. Prior to processing my order they contacted me and said they wanted to send me paper templates of each mat to ensure there were no shape or size issues. Cool. I received the templates in the mail and was instructed to make adjustments if necessary and return the templates. I was wondering how well the mats would fit given I trimmed down the templates by what I felt was a substantial amount. Patrick at Midnight Motorsport reminded me my car was originally an automati c and that the templates are probably for a standard. Ohhh... righhhht, got it. I received the mats a few weeks ago and they fit pretty good. The E21 Recaros I have are in good condition. I dropped them off at the shop when I went to test fit the mats. I bought them from a local double02 owner a few years ago. Nothing uniquely distinctive, but I think they'll look bad ass once installed. The rear seat was also bought from the same guy who sold me the fronts. It doesn't match the fronts as it is perforated and the fronts are smooth.
  11. Always align taillights in the twilight .
  12. Haha thanks. It definitely looks way sexy without the air filter covering up the velocity stacks.
  13. I’m blogin’!… well, at least I think I am. I should have started this long ago, but I didn’t, so this car blog begins towards the end…the end of body and mechanical work, but also near the beginning of the car getting back on the road. This project has been underway for quite a while and gradually came to be what it is now. At a cursory glance, it’s an ITB megasquited, coilovered, euro bumpered 1974 bmw 2002. The car is currently at Midnight Motorsport here in Seattle where it has been reassembled and is getting megasquirt. Big ups to Patrick, Andre and Collin! I am not a “wrench” by any means and this shop has been quite helpful with providing options and advice on aspects of gearhead culture in which I am not particularly well versed. I echo all positive sentiment expressed by others on this FAQ regarding their experience with Midnight Motorsport. It’s an ill shop and a different one with different ways to get shit done! A shout out to @stuff. I came across his blog posts here on the FAQ a while back and got the inspiration for an EFI ITB build. I discovered Jenvey ITBs by reading his postings. Thank you my man. The internet is the ultimate repository of human comprehension and this FAQ assembles double 02 cogitation into a service all can appreciate. FAQing brilliant! Some of the upgrades the car has received… Motor · Fully Rebuilt · 10:1 Pistons · 292 Cam · Jenvey TBP45 ITB Kit with 480cc Pico Fuel Injectors EFI/Megasquirt · Megasquirt 2 ECU and Relay Board · Innovate MTX-L: Digital Wideband Air/Fuel Ratio Gauge · 02Again Crank Pulley with Trigger · MSD EDIS 4 Coil Pack Drivetrain · 5-Speed Trans (Getrag 245) · IE 228mm Lightened Steel Flywheel · 3.91 E21 LSD Suspension · Ground Control Coilovers all Around · Koni Strut Inserts · Powder Coat on all Suspension Pieces · ST Sway Bar Set Brakes · 320i Vented Cross-Drilled and Slotted Front Rotors · Volvo 240 Calipers · IE Stainless Steel Hoses Wheels/Tires · Rota RB 15x6 ET29 · Yokohama S Drive 195/50R15 Here is a link to a video I made. Hopefully it works. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1MKUBQiBYmYPy0d6VTla8gG93uyXwF74E Here are some pictures.
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