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  1. I'm in need of a complete set of metal trim. PM me with what you have.
  2. Hi all! It's been far too long since I had a notable update for this build. Long story short... I was living in Socal for the past three years. About a year ago I planned to bring the 02 to socal after having a friend do the rust repair. Due to some unfortunate circumstances he wasn't able to work on the car for about the half of a year it was with him. I began planning to ship the car over anyway, and the day before the delivery was planned my girlfriend expressed her desire to move back to the East coast. I figured, sure, why not, CA is nice but far too expensive. I redirected the delivery to a friend's place in New Jersey for storage. Fast forward a few months and now I am living in Central NJ. For the first time in my life I have my own garage and a place to work on the car. It's been in my hands for about a week now and I've slowly began to dissasemble, document, and formulate a plan. The rust is in all the usual places, but thankfully I've caught it before the point of no return. It will need a lot of work and I plan to completely gut the vehicle in order to completely erradicate the rust. Although I have driven the car in the past, it will be down for a while until I get all of the rust and bodywork sorted. My plans haven't been decided yet - it's very original in many ways and I have reason to believe the milage is very very low... As in the 29,000 miles on the odo might be correct. Here are some pictures and some findings. Most notable finds include the following: - Original spare tire in excellent shape, a radial too! - condition of the trunk: all side panels are present and the tail light covers are not broken at all. - a load of faded nudie pics under the rear seat - a hamburg city map from 1990-1991 stuffed in the rear door card, which validates the previous owners story that he bought the car in hamburg in the early 90s and drove it to Italy prior to exporting it to the US - Blaupunkt stereo is likely original - I'm very certain I have the original plate for the car, so long as oval plates were still in use in 1974 - "how to import your car into the us": guide from the early 1990s -Extreme irony in the form of the passenger rocker patch panel being made from a sign that reads "free consultation" I will post updates as they come.
  3. That's exactly right!!
  4. Might take you up on this... I think they are similar enough that I could make it work... So long as it has a crank. Matt (schnell vintage) has one a bit more local that I can borrow for a bit so I may go with that as my first bet and I'll be in touch if it doesn't work out. Many thanks to everyone for the response! I need to get back on the FAQ more- too busy these days with work.
  5. Hi all- I'm in need of a complete engine or at the very least a short block/bottom end for test fitment purposes. Building a custom bell-housing for a TKO600 transmission. Also will be dry-sumping the engine, so if it has a crank in there that will help me machine some toothed pulleys. any condition is fine so long as its good enough to use to pattern the transmission mounting flange. Socal/Ventura county.... willing to travel. A bit pressed for time, so let me know what you have. Cheaper is better... rust, fine. Hole in the side of the block? sure, if the price is right. Will pay more for a good core if its readily available.
  6. A stock hood with no cross bar, no trim, no insulation, is ~42lbs.
  7. DOT 4 TYP 200 has always worked well for me. In addition, the can has German writing on it, so your 2002 will understand whats going on. I have also used Valvoline on other vehicles without issue. This is a good time to replace your rubber brake hoses and do a full brake service if you haven't done so before. Rebuilding the master cylinder, slave cylinder and calipers is relatively cheap insurance that shouldn't be overlooked. It wouldn't be the first time that I've gone to bleed an old system and had a small bit of dried glycol or dirt end up coming loose and clogging a line. EDIT: Absolutely no clue what is going on with the formatting in this post.
  8. Of course you guys all went and got organized after I moved to the west coast! Wish I could have participated in the festivities.
  9. Surprised to see this thread still around. 318i Alternator was much more expensive and put out far less amperage than the AC Delco. Last I checked with the current owner of my old yellow golden rod, no alternator issues at all. The car was daily driven in the north east, so it saw a lot more wear and tear than the average 02 owner would see and the BNR just didn't cut it. Another benefit to the AC Delco is it can be found and replaced at just about any auto parts store anywhere in the US.
  10. Can you scan and upload that entire accessory book? Would be great to see.
  11. Noticed my Blog wasn't showing up until I added an entry, so I copied the description to here. After sitting for most of its life its time to give this gorgeous low mileage example a restoration worthy of the record books. I purchased this car from the second owner. He bought it back in the early 80s while living in Germany before driving it to Italy where he lived. When it came time for him to move to the US he had trouble selling the car and decided to bring it to New York with him where the car ultimately sat until it could be legally titled once it was 25 years old. By then the owner had swapped in us market side markers and an American speedometer as requested by the DMV at the time. The odomoter reads just over 30,000 miles and from my overall inspection of the vehicle I believe it to be accurate. Being a North East car that sat in a mechanics backyard for a number of years a full restoration is in order and will be completed using many connections I've formed with some of the best automotive talent in the USA. Today marks the official project start date, and the car is headed to my good friend Matt's shop, Beaver Built. The project begins with major surgery- rust repair. At least one subframe mount will need to be cut out, and many more spots including the usual suspects will be discovered and fixed as the project progresses. Following rust repair the car will be shipped to me in California where I now reside and be stripped to a bare shell for a clean start to a very lengthy project. I have some very wild engine plans but the car will retain a very mild appearance with practicality improvements integrated as cleanly as possible. Be sure to follow my Instagram for more up to date updates @rocanmotor as well as my friend Matt's shop @beaverbuilt for all the nitty gritty. I'll keep this post updated as much as possible. I apologize to all my 02 friends here for my long hiatus... Between starting my career and making a few big moves in the past three years I've had to put the 02 projects aside for a bit. I've worked on some stuff in the meantime but I've never really been happy not having an 02 in my life. Let the fun begin.
  12. Still selling gas pedal kits? Installing new floor pan next week and do not want to use the old nubs.

    1. Rocan


      No, Sorry, I haven't sold them in years. Contact Ireland Engineering; I sold them the design years back.

  13. @mojojoy ...Now that is just awful... I've been waiting to restore this 02 for a couple years now :'( I wonder if he imported it directly into California from overseas or if it was an out of state car first?

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