Now that I have the 123/Tune distributor installed and working flawlessly I have gone back and started adjusting and dialing the car in. A few things that bothered me up to now was the choke operation, a stumble at high rpm shifts and the lumpy … Continue readingTuning….some success!
While at work someone hit the car and left the scene. I’m pretty pissed about it. Hoping there is video evidence. In the meantime looks like I need a new turn signal and fender.
Did a little road trip to the Bay Area for the day. Wow the 2002 has become quite a nice little road trip car! It is running quite well. The suspension, well is stiff but not race car stuff and isn’t plush like an Escalade … Continue readingRoad Trip!
Over the weekend I went to SoCal Vintage BMW meet. I saw some of the cooler, and wildest BMW 2002s on the planet. My buddy Le Tran (2002garageworks.com) showed up with a square tail Fjord 2002 that he is restoring for a client. Well it … Continue readingSoCal BMW Vintage Meet…Soul Searching!
My initial thoughts on finishing this up was to send the wood side pieces to an upholstery shop and have them wrap it. Well I saw one too many episodes of Wheeler Dealers and if Edd China can do some reupholstering then I will give … Continue readingCenter Console: Wrap it up!!!
Ok I have all the pieces. A clean head unit that puts out a nice undistorted signal. An efficient and high power amplifier to handle that clean signal and send it to the speakers. And finally speakers capable of handling that signal and performing well … Continue readingAudio Tuning? Yes!!!!
Now that the gauges are here I can move forward with the rest of the fabrication. I got a 2″ hole saw from Home Depot and carefully drilled out the holes for the gauges. Then came the last 2 holes. One for the hazard switch … Continue readingCenter Console: Finish line in sight!!!
I have been debating for weeks now on which VDO gauges I should get. I want something that will modernize the car, but also keep the vintage look. I decided on the VDO Viewline series. The gauges have clean white lettering and numbering on them … Continue readingCenter Console: gauges are here!!!
If you have poked around a bit you would know that lately some things have not been working….the old posts have lost the pics associated with them and some things just were bad links. I have been working pretty hard at getting the pics back … Continue readingSite Update Finished!
After the audio system completion, I have looked around the interior and realized that What is now letting the car down is the center console. I want something custom, with a few gauges and custom built for the radio, but also not too wild. I … Continue readingCenter Console Construction