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  1. Thanks. As you can see, it was a three year process. I am blessed that I had the opportunity to work on it with my Dad. Now that I am off to college, my Dad gets to keep it in our garage so I can use it when I'm home. Our deal is, he will keep in our garage until I have a place of my own where I can keep the car inside. I would also tell people to work on the mechanical and electrical components first so you can have the car running. It doesn't matter how the car looks like, as long as its running and you are able to drive it around. We were more motivated to get the car done when it was running. Paolo CNU 2023
  2. Do you still have the interior door handles? I'm interested in the driver side.
  3. The car finally arrived back from shop. It's not 100% yest, but its close to where we want it to be. This is my uncle who gave me the car (for free) so my dad and I can work on it. He is the original owner if the car. Thanks to him, I now have my "Dream car"! I made him drive it. He drove it with his wife , and it brought back a lot of memories.
  4. We decided to go with the tobacco and black.
  5. We decided to go with the BMW Glacier Silver Metallic (A83 color code). Personally, we found it to be the closest to polaris.
  6. feel free to send the pics to my cell. I PMd you earlier.
  7. I am looking for a driver side door in good condition. Let me know what you have.
  8. Driver door. Do you have one? Lmk.
  9. Sent PM if still available.
  10. My apologies for the long silence. My dad and I have been busy for the past 3 years. Since our last blog entry, a lot has happened to the car.
  11. Oh no, I didnt realize that. I have a 2002. So what do you recommend then: 14x6.5 et30 Tires: 185/65-14 195/60-14 Is this true?Better fitting 14' wheels may be able to fit 205/55-14 tires.
  12. Thanks for the response. I have not installed my tires yet, but I guess I'll find out when I get it from the shop this weekend. by the way, I got my information that I can use 205/70-14 from here: https://www.bmw2002faq.com/forums/topic/113414-tires/?tab=comments#comment-181783
  13. Perfect topic. I just got a 14x6.5 bbs style 5 basket weave. ASK: 1. Do I need to change my Original lug knots/ bolts from my '72 E10? 2. Do I need spacers? 3. Am I going to have issues because I just installed 205/70-14? Let me know. Thanks. JC
  14. did you ever try them on the 02? I'm wondering as well if the ET39 will work?
  15. I'm interested in the antenna. Do you have front seatbelts? Please provide price shipped to 20165.
  16. Is this a direct fit to the E10? Does it require a different hub?
  17. 20160424_183717000_iOS.MOVToday was a BIG DAY! Today we got the car started! I can't contain my excitement! Here is our video! Excuse our voices 20160424_183717000_iOS.MOV On another note we also found out that we do not need a new head liner. We thought we were going to need to replace the liner because of the mold and residue build up but with some elbow grease and Mr. Clean's Magic Eraser we were able to clean up the whole interior! Before After
  18. Hello BMW 2002 community, it has been a while. Since I haven't updated this blog in about two weeks I guess I will roll everything we have done into one entry. My last entry regarded our inspection under the hood. Since that time my dad and I have done the following: replaced all the fluids in the car, replaced the fuel filter, replaced the spark plugs, laid a new gasket underneath the cylinder head cover, and cleaned the head liner. Replacing the fluids turned out to be a bit harder than expected. As you know from a previous entry of mine, I am not a "car guy". This turned out to lead to a few problems when we were replacing all the fluids. The first problem that occurred was when we were trying to locate the "transmission filler", not sure if that is what it is called but for the sake of this story we will say transmission filler. After searching for what seemed an hour we found it and replaced the oil, but this was only the first step of our challenge replacing the fluids. The next problem occured when we tried to replace the radiator fluid. Although we drained the fluid with ease, we found that in the actual radiator there seemed to be a hole. So when we tried to pour our radiator fluid down it just came splashing out the bottom. Which leads us to another problem, we need a new radiator. While under the hood, we decided to replace the fuel filter, spark plugs, and gasket in hope that these new items will ultimately lead to us starting the car. With all the priming of the engine finished and the new fuel filter, spark plugs, and a gasket we decided that it was time to attempt to start the car. As my Dad put our newly ordered keys into the ignition I glowed with excitement and anticipation. It was a moment that I had been dreaming about, the roar of the engine, the flash of the lights, and even the smell of the fumes. But when my Dad turned the key, the car wouldn't start, after trying again and again the fuel refused to go all the way from the tank to the engine. We were able to see this because there was no fluid in the filter. All my anticipation was diminished and we were left with so many questions. If anyone has any ideas of why the fuel isnt getting to the engine please leave your advice in the comment section. Thanks! P.S. Sorry I have no pictures. 20160424_183717000_iOS.MOV
  19. Thanks, but it looks like we won't be able to use the Weber. The car comes with a manual choke and the Weber we currently have is a water choke. Unless someone tells me there is an easy conversion, we will again consider the Weber. If not, we'll stick with the original Carb.
  20. I'll let you know as soon as we get the car running. We still haven't made a decision.


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