Ten years ago today my BMW 2002 restoration project began. It was a fairly easy search. I looked for a BMW 2002 on craigslist and I found the Ad. Here is what it said… “1976 BMW Model 2002. Car has been used for last … Continue reading10 Year Anniversary!!!
The car is off to Ken at Vintage BMW Racing for the front subframe swap. The trip for the car to get there was NOT uneventful. Called AAA for a tow truck and when they arrived they refused to tow the car. Claimed it was … Continue readingFront Subframe Repair!
Just a pic of the car with the new Kidney Grill installed! New Kidney Grill installed.
One thing that has been really shabby on the car is the iconic center kidney grill on the 2002. Mine was smashed and dented. New ones are about $400 if you can find them. Reproduction units out there are ill fitting and still maybe … Continue readingKidney Transplant
Here is a new gallery of images. I went to Northern California for the day and had a few hours before I headed back, so I decided to take the car to the abandoned Alameda Naval Air Station. I LOVED how the car looked in … Continue readingNew Gallery:Alameda Naval Air Station Photo Shoot
Had the newly refinished BBS wheels installed and the high speed vibrations are GONE!! So the car is super stable…all is great right? Well maybe not. The new wheels are 15×6 et45 vs 15×6.5 et40 and it seems the old wheels have more of a … Continue readingBBS Wheels Take 2:Good (lack of) Vibrations!!
Backup lights that is. My backup lights were flickering and then stopped working. When I had the 5 speed installed, Ken used my existing switch so this could be a very old switch. Checked the power at the bulbs. No power. Then checked the wiring … Continue readingHit the lights!!
The headliner on the car was looking bad, the rear window was pooping out and I wanted to get the car polished. Oh and the front spoiler wasn’t ready when I picked the car up so I needed to grab that as well. So I … Continue readingIn TJ For A Little Upkeep
I’m convinced that every time I detail the car it will run better. Is it mental? Do I just enjoy it more? Not sure but it seems to me like it knows it’s clean and looking good and it’s just happier. That’s all I have … Continue readingEvery time I detail the car it runs better….
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