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benzintinte last won the day on November 13 2018

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  1. Though I don't own this car anymore, to respond to the above, there are a few other 2002s running around with this booster delete kit and the Wilwood big brake kit. Of the two I know of, neither have modified the linkage in any way, and neither reported any issues or difficulty with the brakes beyond a firmer pedal. This is likely all to taste, I don't mind a tough pedal as long as the car still stops well when I ask it to. The bigger concern with this kit, and something that was frequently brought up in other threads, is the single circuit master. I think had I continued on this
  2. Thanks Mike, I was really dreading selling the car. It's introduced me to such a great community and was really a dream come true to purchase in the first place. I actually still question whether it was really the right call frequently. But ultimately I think it'll be for the best. I've seen a few others working towards an M20 with ITBs, so I hope that someone will have one running soon. In my opinion, that'll be one of the best driving experiences you can have in these cars.
  3. Sometimes you have to let a project go. Since I bought this car, I've sworn up and down I would never sell it. From the best test drive I've ever had in the car, to the highs and (frequent) lows of the build, I insisted that this car would stay in the stable for as long as it possibly could. As it turns out, that wasn't as long as I had hoped. Back tracking a little, for those of you who have read the previous posts, my 2002 got stuck in fabrication for much longer than intended. When it came back, a lot of the work I had hoped to get knocked out was not done and I wasn't really sure how to pr
  4. Bump. A few notes from questions I get: I do have all the parts like trim, lights, grilles, etc. They are in boxes, and do come with the cars. You will need to purchase an ECU Master EMU Classic if you decide to continue with this M20 and setup. The harness was rehired entirely to accept the EMU Classic, however I never got to the point of purchasing one. There are some fabrication projects left on the car. Depending on how much you want to restore/run the car as is, varies what you need to do to get back on the road. The photos with the red carpet of the interior are old. I have brand new black carpet in box for the car, but the carpeting was all ripped out. The engine and trans are out of the car. Shipping is possible, but I don’t know how it will work with the engine and trans separate. Hope this helps potential buyers out.
  5. Selling my 1973 BMW 2002. This is very much a project car, and to give you all the details it’s probably best you message me to arrange a call. Clean and open title, heavily modified chassis. I purchased this car over a year ago, already with an M20 swap. I decided last year to redo the swap to improve on some areas and make it my own. However my situation has changed, and unfortunately it’s time to be realistic and part ways with the project. Last year I had the rear shock towers professionally repaired. New sheet metal grafted in, and painted. I then had the front tubular structure created to reinforce the front end and make room for the M20 swap. The hood and radiator are integrated into this piece. The front subframe has also been reinforced. The transmission brace mounts were also revised and reinforced into the floor. Finally the clutch fluid reservoir was revised to accept a Wilwood bottle.The transmission tunnel was heavily modified by the previous owner to fit the Getrag G260 from the donor car. The radiator is a custom unit, a modified corvette radiator, with inlet/outlets welded on to accept BMW hose diameters. This was done in effort to delete the coolant tank for a cleaner engine bay. The M20 and transmission are out of a 1988 325i. The previous owner did the timing belt and refreshed a number of items during the first swap. Suspension includes all brand new polyurethane bushings from Ireland Engineering, CAtuned coilovers (with true rear), new tie rods, ball joints and wheel bearings. Ireland Engineering sway bars (with front drop brackets to clear swap, bars powder coated black). There is also a rear strut brace that includes battery tray. The rear end has an E21 limited slip differential with modified hubs to accept stock 2002 axles, which will be included at asking price. Stock diff also available. Please note: the 2002 will not come with the BBS wheels pictured. I will source rollers, however those have been sold separately already. Interior pieces will include Recaro seats from a Mk2 GLI (on adapter rails to bolt to the stock seat mounting points), E24 rear seats, and brand new black carpeting. Ireland Engineering floor mounted billet gas pedal also installed. Kooglewerks front air dam was color matched and installed by previous owner as well. Engine wiring harness was modified to accept an ECU Master EMU Classic. My original intention was to run ITBs on this car. This was reloomed and heat shielded with provisions to run ECU Master widebands and so on. The rear tail lights are modified with Blunttech LED inserts as well. It also comes with the slimmer European front turn signals. Includes a number of parts in boxes, stock or otherwise. This includes gaskets, bearings, brakes, hardware, lighting, etc. Items like grills, headlights, tail lights, trim etc. are all included with the car, just packed in boxes. Any photos of the complete are are prior to disassembly. The chassis does have some visible remaining rust. Notably around the pedal box, around some windows, front apron (can be covered by air dam) and the rockers. While not extensive, the car certainly could stand for some repairs and paint. Structurally the car is solid, as noted I had the rear shock towers professionally repaired. This is very much a project and is being sold as is. I really didn’t want to sell this mid-build, but my priorities have changed and this must go. This is an excellent foundation to build your dream Roundie on. I am asking $5000 for the whole project. I am unwilling to part out pieces at this time. I am open to reasonable offers +/- some parts. No trades, please message me so we can arrange a time talk. Craigslist ad also listed below for additional contact details. https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/cto/d/gilbert-1973-bmw-m20-swapped-project/7059631418.html
  6. Selling my Volvo 240/VW Mk4 brake conversion. Going to Wilwoods so I’ve no use for this. Test fit only, no miles on them. Read below for details. Volvo 240 front calipers, modified by Ireland Engineering, brand new seals inside and out, powder coated BMW Silver. Includes Bosch pads. Requires shimming to fit front rotor. Pairs with E21 rotors. Requires E21 front hubs, can include my hubs for extra. VW Mk4 Jetta rear calipers (aluminum and lighter than mk2 units), rebuilt with new seals and brand new brackets and sliding pins. Shaved fins to help with odd wheel clearances). All powder coated BMW silver. Includes Bosch pads. Mounts to Classic Daily Driver rear disc conversion brackets (included with this sale, and my brackets are powder coated black). Uses Mk1 front discs. Requires rear hubs to be machined down. Can include my modified hubs for extra. Again, only test fit on my 2002. I’m going to the Wilwood setup for some packaging advantages so these have to go. I’ve fully restored these brakes and it’s mostly ready to go. This is a mostly bolt on kit. Please message me for details. Open to offers, will ship.
  7. Finally got back to it with the 2002. Life is not allowing for frequent garage time, so dialing in expectations with this car has been a priority for me. Right now, I'm just focusing on what I know I can get done. Long term plans remain the same, but short term accomplishments will keep me motivated on this project. Before sending the car off to fabrication I purchased the Chase Bays booster delete kit. I know there are a lot of strong opinions on this, but this is the direction I'm going. For anyone else interested in running something similar, bare in mind it requires some modification.
  8. I don't have a lot of new info to share quite yet, this weekend was busy. But the 2002 came back home. It's... about 80% done with the fabrication work I wanted done. However due to other more pressing projects, my 2002 was sent back home. It's all good, the last few items I can do myself, a perfect excuse to finally buy a welder and teach myself how to melt some metal. More photos to come, but I was excited to finally have the car back in my hands. I still need to bring the engine and transmission home, as it is sitting on the shop floor. But it's all encouraging. Expect more info
  9. Ever reach a point in your build where you start to wonder if it's ever going back together? This was that point for me. Totally necessary step, but kind of daunting all the same. Last weekend we pulled out the M20. We tried once before out the top of the car, and that proved to be literally impossible. The M20+G260 combo is simply too long to come out the top of the car. So we dropped it out the bottom with the subframe. Per usual, I just didn't take many photos. I was too busy scrambling around the car to document the sketchiness. But I can tell you, we may have gott
  10. benzintinte


    "The BMW 2002 US VIN 2592852 was manufactured on June 29th, 1973 and delivered on July 04th, 1973 to the BMW importer Hoffman Motors Corp. in New York City. The original colour was Sahara, paint code 006." Car is now M20 swapped (1988 325i Engine/Trans), with substantial chassis modifications. I purchased this car in Stockton, CA and brought it to Phoenix, AZ In April 2018. History prior to that is unknown, though I believe it sat in a field somewhere in the NorCal area for 10+ years before being purchased by the person I bought it from.
  11. Absolutely, and it was a point of consideration for me. Ultimately this won out, as I figure it was better than the previous setup and still let me reasonably service this car in the future. My plan, at least for now, is to keep this car for a very long time. So I’m trying to make things easier on future me haha. I think in the future, if I were to want to track this car or something, I would revisit this and weld it in. But for now, I’m good with the trade off.
  12. With all the Miata updates on my Instagram page, it’d be fair to think I forgot about my 2002. I haven’t given up on this car, it’s just been slow going. My friend, and fabricator for this leg of the project, got injured at work and was out of commission for a few weeks. So priority was low on this project for a while. However he’s knocked out some stunning work so far. Front end out of the car The biggest thing he’s been working on is this new front end support. I know it's a point of contention regarding cutting the nose for an M20 swap. It's a structural portio
  13. It seems like every project meets some sort of random parts wall at some point. That is to say, you end up waiting for ages for parts to arrive, things are difficult to source, or you end up with the wrong parts entirely. That has been the case for the last few weeks for me. I’ll try to tackle things in order and get everyone up to speed. So you may remember last year I bought a beefier version of the radiator I currently had in the car. This was in an effort to keep the poor 2002 a little cooler in the hot summer months. However once we started going down the rabbit hole of shaved bay, an
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