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  1. Hello- Looking for a really nice shift surround for a 74 2002. Want the nicer type and not the plastic one. Le me know if you have one. Thanks
  2. Please message me with the condition and price if you have one. I am in Florida.
  3. I recently purchased a 71 2002 and smelled fuel inside the car. Turns out someone had used conventional rubber fuel line in place of teh correct plastic fuel line along teh passenger side rocker. They had glued the carpet to the rubber fuel line and the glue was breaking down the rubber, which I believe was causing the rubber to permeate fuel odor. I purchased the correct fuel line from BMW but when trying to route it through the firewall I noticed that the fuel line and evaporator line were going through 2 separate holes. The evaporations line runs being the center console and comes through much further towards the center. The previous owner had the fuel line running through much further towards the passenger side behind the cylinder head area. What is the correct location for these lines? I would appreciate anyone's advice here.
  4. I have been tracking this car for a week or 2 in south Florida and have not been able to verify any of the claims made by the seller about the modifications. I contacted Little Germany in Tucson, AZ and spoke to 3 people that have been there for years and they say they do not build or modify engines. So the statements about all the mods done to the engine by Little Germany, is false. Please be careful if you are considering this car and make sure you verify everything stated, in person.
  5. Here are some follow up pictures which seem to confirm that the wheel wells were painted the color of the car at the factory. This particular vehicle is a polaris turbo. The car was heavily coated in cosmilene for storage and rust prevention, at some point in its life. Below the cosmilene was black undercoating which may or may not be factory applied ( yet to be determined). Upon removing the black undercoating, a layer of polaris was found and then the gray factory metal primer. This allows me to conclude that the factory did paint the car color in the wheel wells. I will also try to make this determination on the floor pan as well. Additionally, I am including some photos of what appears to be the factory yellow final assembly quality control marks. This indicates that, other than bushing replacement and maintenance, this undercarriage has been unrestored don this vehicle.
  6. I have seen some really well restored Turbos over the past few years. Some of them are undercoated in the wheel wells and floorpan with black undercoating with a light texture. I also saw a really nice car but the entire floorpan and wheel wells were painted silver, as the car was Polaris, and was cleared. I was wondering if anyone knows how the Turbo actually left the BMW factory- with or without undercoating? Also, if they did not leave the factory with undercoating, was the floorpan and wheel wells painted the same color as the car? Any help would be much appreciated.
  7. I actually considered purchasing this car and looked at it. It appears that the front end has been driven back into the doors, there is a pretty good amount of damage. The trim on the drivers side is chrome look tape on type plastic trim that has been attached where the metal trim should be. Th car also has a pretty good amount if rust. I did not drive it but the engine sounded ok when I tool a really quick listen to it. In my opinion, the car is a donor car at this point in its life.
  8. Looking for the upright assembly for the threaded rod with the hold down plate. See Photo. This is the assembly that is welded to the spare well and it holds the spare wheel and tire in place. If someone has a parts car and can cut a circle around the mount.
  9. Here are some pics of an early production 74 Turbo. Th casting all seems to be inline that it is a 74 block. There is nothing near the starter for a vin. You can see the casting on the block...74 and 10G, which translates to July 10th. It also clearly says on the casting BMW EB. I am guessing the EB is the casting plant or location? There is also a photo of the block where the vin or other should be and it is blank. No appearance that it was ground off or other. My understanding is the car was delivered in early 74, so my guess is that a casting date of July on the block with no vin would have been a warranty replacement. I am going to check for numbers on the exhaust side. I think one of you mentioned near the bell housing.
  10. I am updating the thread with some photos. You can see the casting on the block...74 and 10G, which translates to July 10th. It also clearly says on the casting BMW EB. I am guessing the EB is the casting plant or location? There is also a photo of the block where the vin or other should be and it is blank. No appearance that it was ground off or other. My understanding is the car was delivered in early 74, so my guess is that a casting date of July on the block with no vin would have been a warranty replacement.
  11. I recently looked at a '74 Turbo but when I checked to see if it had matching number son the engine, the spot was blank. The vehicle was an early production '74. I remember hearing that many of the early Turbo's had failures and that quite a few received factory replacement engines. I searched online, briefly, for articles about this but could not find any. By the way, the block in the vehicle was a 1974 casting, it was cast a few months after the delivery date of the vehicle, thus I was drawing theconclusion about it being a replacement or crate engine. Any info from the community would be appreciated.
  12. Looking for a 2002 e10 tool roll.
  13. I was also scammed by Steven Ocampo (aka Kevin) In NY. He has a few user names on this site, 752002 is one. He goes by the Venmo user name @woodworks-2-2. He also utilizes the following cell numbers 347-791-2628 and 646-545-6567. I posted a parts wanted ad for glass. He responded, sent me pics and sounded so sincere. I should have known better to not send him money through Venmo. Do not use Venmo, they provide you with no support or help. If anyone gathers more info on this guy, including an address, I would also like to join the legal action against him. This is a wonderful and trusted community of BMW lovers and this guy is poisoning things.
  14. Hi All- Anyone in the Florida with a passenger door. Need one as rust/bondo free as possible. I do not need innards, just the door. Will pick up and pay cash. Would also consider doors in other states, I will pay for shipping, the seller must accept PayPal.


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