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  1. Man, you just made me miss living in Simi Valley. Gorgeous cars!
  2. I come out of my slumber and lack of posting for... This?
  3. I'm in need of a complete set of metal trim. PM me with what you have.
  4. 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.
  5. That's exactly right!!
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. A stock hood with no cross bar, no trim, no insulation, is ~42lbs.
  9. 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.
  10. Of course you guys all went and got organized after I moved to the west coast! Wish I could have participated in the festivities.
  11. 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.
  12. Can you scan and upload that entire accessory book? Would be great to see.
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