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  1. Paul, Way to go! There have been two times in my life where I hung out my own shingle. The best advice I can offer is don’t get caught up in the “what if” crap that can run around in your head. Make it fun, keep it fun, and don't get caught up in working “in” your business (accounting, payroll, taxes, etc.) farm all that shit out to a third party. Focus on working “on” your business (restoring, race prepping, making road ready, etc). Next time I get to PA for work, I’ll look you up. Beer is on me. Travis
  2. Ray, I've torn apart my shop looking for that damn thing. Still looking. On positive note, I found a set of ball joints I bought that I didn't know I had... Yeah, I know that doesn't help you. Travis
  3. Ray, I did my conversion the same way at first, but ended up using a 320i tower instead. I think I still have the support arm I shortened somewhere. Give a couple of hours to get through virtual meeting for work and I’ll go measure mine. It’s been a while, so I don’t recall from memory how much I shortened it.
  4. @Marsattacks, Yeah, I was curious about your comment about cutting out the resonator since the IE system is a slip joint type system. Good luck, hope you get it figured out.
  5. Why do you need to have the center resonator “cut out?” Did you weld the system together instead of clamping it?
  6. If so, let me know what you want for it. I initially went with the Ireland street/track step header, but I think I’m gonna go back with the stock down tube and try to find a Tii manifold. I’m looking to sell the Ireland header if anyone is interested. I ran the car maybe 20 miles with the header installed. Thanks, Travis
  7. Sadly, none of the quite frankly really really important things brought up here will matter. The paint, the wheels, the mostly clean engine bay, the classic cert document, and the fact that it’s a Tii will seal the deal. Unless the would-be bidders make it to this thread, the damn things gonna blow up (hopefully not literally😀). I’ve had a beer or three as I write this so it might be the Sweet Water talking but I bet the thing breaks $75k.
  8. https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1974-bmw-2002tii-106/ Another one from out buddy 911r. The Verona car went for $50. This one is a tii in a great color, and looks pretty nice. It’s already bid to $28k. If feel like this one is gonna go off like a rocket.
  9. Yep, he is. I won’t deny it. The presentation is awesome. I could be wrong, but I think the point Slavs is making is that while it is a free market, is using his skills to hook some unsuspecting buyer into paying more than the car is worth. It could be hearsay, but from what I’ve heard he doesn’t actually own most of the cars he’s selling. He sells on consignment, and you pay a chunk for him to put together, present and watch over your auction. Again, this might be hearsay. one thing I know for sure...no one on this board would have paid $50k for that red car. However, I must have gotten 10 calls from buddies who just buy and sell/speculate telling how great it was to see it go to $50k.
  10. Yep, he is. I won’t deny it. The presentation is awesome. I could be wrong, but I think the point Slavs is making is that while it is a free market, is using his skills to hook some unsuspecting buyer into paying more than the car is worth. It could be hearsay, but from what I’ve heard he doesn’t actually own most of the cars he’s selling. He sells on consignment, and you pay a chunk for him to put together, present and watch over your auction. Again, this might be hearsay. one thing I know for sure...no one on this board would have paid $50k for that red car.
  11. That could go either way on the pricing of parts. In my experience (yeah, I know that doesn’t mean much), high end Marques or low production numbers equate to stupid expensive prices for replacement parts. 2002’s are kind of caught in the middle. BMW is a revered high end mark, but a crap ton of 2002’s rolled off the line. So far there have been a bunch of cottage businesses pop up making things that go NLA. That’s a good thing. Sadly, you’re dead on on the quality thing if the big boys get involved making re-pops (sorry Toby, I had to do it). Ask any Triumph/MG/Austin Healey owner what they think of reproduction parts they have access to through Moss, Vic British or British Northwest. It’s a mixed bag of okay/great/useless. Points/Condensers are a huge issue. Anybody who drags a British car to me to tune up hears “Pertronix” out of mouth immediately. I just don’t want the hassle of the phone call about how their car won’t start a month after I worked on it only to find broken points or a faulty condenser. My biggest fear with my ‘02 is that they’ll go nuts like the 356. I like that they’re getting the play they deserve, and that prices are going up, I just don’t want them to go too high. When I own a $5Ok’ish and below collector car I don’t worry too much about driving it. When that car goes up to $100/200 or higher, I just don’t enjoy driving it anymore. I don’t like leaving it in a parking lot, and I worry every time I pull out that someone will total it. I also tend not to like the crowd they attract when they hit the higher value mark. When they get really valuable I usually sell, not for the windfall, but because the enjoyment is gone because of the irrational worry in my head, and my annoyance with “that guy” who turns his nose up at me because I have the wrong gas cap. I can’t count the number of times I’ve had to suffer through being “educated” by some guy who can’t turn a wrench about one of my cars. Because I’m polite, I usually just stand there silent but thinking “Hmm, I made 3/4’s of that body panel, fusion welded it with a TIG, prepped it and painted it, and you have no clue,” yet I’m listening to you chastise me because I didn’t know the exact date and time my hub caps were manufactured. For me, I just like the drive, feel, smell, soul of an old car. I could care less if others think the car is cool or not. All the stuff that comes with the $100k plus cars just isn’t fun for me. Okay...long rant. Sorry. I really like my ‘02. I really like driving my ‘02. I really don’t want to sell my ‘02, but if prices go really nuts I’ll be out for the above reasons.
  12. My hat is off to you sir. I’ve painted a car or two in my day, and I would not have attempted this with the motor in place. Way to go man!
  13. Yeah, I think Hagerty will clip him as well. I’me currently using them for three drivers. They asked me for proof that I had the garage space for all three in the knowledge that I owned other cars as well (family drivers). I had to send them photos of the cars in the garage and on the lift. I also had to make a verbal statement on a recorded line that I intended to garage the three drivers.
  14. State Farm also will insure classics cars. I haven’t used them, but I know a few people who have. From what I remember from comments, they were less restrictive, but a little more expensive than the usual suspects for classic insurance.
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