Just to get the ignition system running optimally I got the advice to ditch the 40 year old stock black Bosch coil and go with a higher output Pertronix Flamethrower coil to match the Pertronix Ignitor electronic ignition module already installed. Shouldn’t be too … Continue readingHotter Coil…Flamethrower!
A few years ago I was watching Wheeler Dealers and they were talking about this new electronic ignition system that was a distributor that you can program with a computer. I was like WHOA! How cool, except I’m a Mac guy and most things like … Continue reading123 Tune+ Bluetooth…Take 2
I have been searching for wheels for the 02. I wanted something classic looking, yet unique. I also wanted something that fit properly and DEFINITELY 15″. So that left only a few options. 15×7 ET25 is the most aggressive fitment for a 2002. My current … Continue reading15″x6.5″ BBS RZ Lightweights Fill and Drill
Day 40. Wow…its been a LONG time since I have driven my baby! We are down to about a week to go. According to Ramiro the car will be sprayed today or tomorrow and then polished next week. It will get the headliner done next … Continue readingDay 40….Countdown Continues…Turn signals completed!
The car is getting better by the day. Now with it running great I am turning my attention to the steering and suspension. The steering of a 2002 is one of its strong points. It has been said that it has some of the best … Continue readingSteering and Suspension Maintainence:Tie Rods
Well this is a first. I have parked the 2002 for the time being. I thought my load grinding and groaning mouse was coming from the rear wheel bearings. I dropped it off at Black Forest BMW repair to have the wheel bearings changed … Continue readingParked….?
The car has been stumbling under hard acceleration at high rpms recently and I was trying to tune that out so when I installed the 123Tune distributor I was comparing it to a good running system. I think mods and so called upgrades nowadays are … Continue reading123 Tune Bluetooth distributor install!
This is a VERY cool piece of equipment. It’s a programmable electronic distributor. It replaces the stock distributor and points system which can get wobbly and inaccurate with a highly accurate hotter spark and more efficient system. The cool thing about this is that you … Continue readingXmas from the Netherlands! 123Tune Bluetooth Distributor!!!
I ordered a new Speedo cable from Ireland Engineering. I ordered a 5 speed cable so when I do the 5 speed swap I will already have the appropriate cable. They have them custom made. The 1976 comes with a 2 piece cable system with … Continue readingSpeedometer Cable Replaced!
Merry Christmas to the 2002! She gets a new Alternator! My philosophy for restoring this car has been to upgrade anything that goes bad and the Alternator has given up the ghost so I am following my philosophy and upgrading the Alternator to the Bosch … Continue readingAlternator Upgrade – Installing an e21 Alternator in the 2002!