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Old 08-18-2010, 11:42 AM   #1
tinkwithanr
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Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Springfield OH
Posts: 727
My Ride: '00 323i + '75 2002
'75 2002 DD Project - Non e46 Content

For the past couple of years I've been working towards/dreaming about picking up a 2002 to call my own, and a couple of weeks ago I finally pulled the trigger. I went up to Detroit and amidst a strong fuel/exhaust smell she managed to tackle the 4 hour drive back to Springfield (Ohio) without a fuss so I can't complain. Anyway, without further ado here she is:

2002

The engine runs pretty strong, not that I have much to compare it to.

Engine Bay 3



Once I got it home and really started looking it over, I found out that she has a few nice surprises and a few not so nice surprises. But that's all to be expected I suppose.


First, a 32/36 w/ manual choke:

Weber Carb 2


Next, a Tii Mechanical Advance Dizzy:

Tii Dizzy

Then I forgot to take a picture, but a full Ansa Sport Midsection and Muffler, which is pretty freaking loud @4000 rpm cruising down the highway lol. I think there's also a leak somewhere though, so that's definitely not helping anything.

The interior also came with a 3 gauge pod with oil pressure, voltage and an old school vdo clock (that still keeps time!) as well as a very old tape deck lol.



Now some of the not as nice things:

Driver side rocker panel

Driver Side Rocker Panel


Driver Side Floor with carpet and sound deadening removed:

Driver Side Floor

Oil leak from somewhere around the oil filter housing / intake manifold / head gasket.

Oil Leaks



So the plan is to fix the rusty area's and get the interior back to being sealed from the exterior. I've got some plans to help stiffen her up where it counts that shouldn't add to much weight either. In the end it won't be a show car by any means, more just a car meant to be driven. I've already started some of the rocker work so I'll post up more pictures soon.
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