Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 26 to 50 of 80

Thread: 1972 BMW 2002 Build

  1. #26
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Alberta Canada
    Posts
    27

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by myron View Post
    That is so sweet man. Great restoration. I see that in one photo there is an Alberta plate on a bike? Are you in Sask or Alberta?
    I am actually in Alberta. The car was driven from Saskatchewan in the late 90's and then was parked in Calgary.

  2. #27
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Newnan, Ga
    Posts
    872

    Default

    This is great, but now I feel like I have neglected my 2002's.

  3. #28
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Alberta Canada
    Posts
    27

    Default

    Here is the latest instalment of my 2002 project! Hope you guys enjoy.


  4. #29
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Alberta Canada
    Posts
    27

    Default

    Hello again,

    Recently knocked a big to-do off the list! Get the rear end together and the car back on all four. Check. I had most of the parts ready so when some much needed parts arrived in the mail, I could have that goal reached in no time. The plan is to go on relatively long drives so its not going to be super low, with that being said I wanted a more aggressive stance than the stock ”4x4” look. I went with Ireland Engineering stage 1 springs. They drop the car about an 1.5”. The final pictures show the height. Hopefully it settles a bit when there is more weight in the back however it won’t be too far off. As for the rest of the rear end. E21 3.91 Limited slip differential, Ireland engineering 22mm sway bar, E21 Rear brake drums, Bilstein Sport shocks, and new stiffer bushings! Should handle a treat! Here is some pictures of the assembly process. More to come...











    Last edited by mini67; 01-23-2017 at 07:35 PM.

  5. #30
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    Detroit
    Posts
    181

    Default

    Super mint. Had to follow on the gram as well for sure.

  6. #31
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Alberta Canada
    Posts
    27

    Default

    Hello,

    Finally got the M42 all together and it looks awesome. I do think that the engine should look nice in the 2002, not too out of place! Some people sand the raised lines of the valve cover and that looks good in my opinion however I also like the solid black. What are your guys thoughts? Thanks









  7. #32
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Alberta Canada
    Posts
    27

  8. #33
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Alberta Canada
    Posts
    27

    Default

    Got the old M10 out! Now to clean the engine bay and stick the M42 in. Can’t wait!










  9. #34
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    windsor, ca
    Posts
    324

    Default

    I love all the new bits and pieces and attention to detail, gonna be a good one once finished. keep it up.
    E36 Bonnie

  10. #35
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Alberta Canada
    Posts
    27

    Default

    Update! I got the M42 bolted in! For me at least, this is crazy progress. I made some relatively rough measurements of the m42 in the subframe outside the car. Then proceeded to make engine mounts and bolted it in! I had to change the mounts a little to get the engine to exactly where I wanted, however overall wasn’t too complicated. There definitely is satisfaction to building something yourself. I made sure the M42 was exactly where it needed to be then made transmission mounts, shifter brackets and driveshaft mounts. Then tore it all out to clean and paint! The engine bay I am leaving original paint. I want this car running and driving in three months and do not want to have to strip fresh paint to weld a bracket or something like that. Three months is coming up quick! Hopefully it’ll be going by then….












    This is the current state of the 2002. Lots of work ahead…



  11. #36
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    London
    Posts
    7

    Default

    This thing is gonna be mint. Good shit man

  12. #37
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Alberta Canada
    Posts
    27

    Default

    Small update.

    Just got some parts from the powder coaters. Super happy with the work! If you are in Calgary AB go to Topgun Powdercoaters! I por15’d the rear suspension components so It’ll be a good test to see which holds up better. I suspect the powder coating will. I also spend many hours scrubbing down the inside of the hood and touching up the engine bay. Its ready for a final install. Can not wait!





    Here is the before of my engine mounts



    Here you can see them in the top



    Putting bushings in. Always put the rubber part in first…




    Nice and original engine bay. Not bad for 45 year old paint.



  13. #38
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    1,184

    Default

    Quality build.
    lamborfuckinghini

  14. #39
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Posts
    192

    Default

    this is insanely nice

  15. #40
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Alberta Canada
    Posts
    27

    Default

    Hello again,

    This past weekend was full of activity. I have the M42 officially bolted in, hopefully for good! The transmission and driveshaft are also bolted in and my shifter is finished as well. Here are some pictures of the process. I didn’t take too many pictures of the shifter build but it was a lot of work! I used the original 2002 shifter housing and shifter but had to shorten the housing about two inches. I then cut the linkages in half and used half the e30 linkage and half the 2002 linkage and shortened it the same two inches. The original E30 shifter mount was too high and I didn’t want to weld the tunnel…. so I cut off the E30 shifter mount and now had to somehow bolt this new assembly on. There was two holes beside the shifter selector shaft that I tapped holes in, made little adapters and bolted the whole thing together! I am quite pleased with result! My transmission bracket also requested some creativity as I didn’t want to weld any brackets to the body but instead use the original mounts. The original e30 mount didn’t work at all, so naturally I cut it up. I used only the mounting holes off of it and welded a piece of metal bracket underneath to support it. I couldn’t use the e30 or 2002 rubber mounts so I decided to use the original sway bar end link bushing. I think it worked out great! Speaking of sway bars, I purchased a much thicker Ireland engineering one (22mm). However the original sway bar actually mounts in front of the engine and this aftermarket one is underneath. The m42 is a tall engine and I was nervous to do the install… It didn’t fit. If the engine was a smidge further forward it would be fine. That would demand recreating all of my mounts and shifter linkages, so naturally the only other way is down! I added a small spacer to the sway bar mounts and shaved my oil pan a little. Its very close still and I will have to have the car running before I can firmly decide wether or not it’ll do, but for now I am very happy with it! It was such a pleasure to use basically all new/ clean/ redone parts. Everything bolted together smoothly and even my “custom” shifter lined up beautifully.

    Here is my shifter, the linkage on top is half 2002 and half e30. And here is the entire assembly dissembled.











    Here is my transmission bracket, and with the sway bar bushing installed.






    The engine all ready to go in! Can’t tell you guys how happy I am to be at this stage.










    Its close!




    Now to mount my radiator and wire it all in.... Thanks for watching!

  16. #41
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    Netherlands
    Posts
    83

    Default

    Such a quality build! Really love the attention for detail.

  17. #42
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    EU, SI
    Posts
    91

    Default

    ^^^^This.

    I have a question: is there a particular reason you didn't paint the transmission? It looks like the only part not made to look like new (not that it looks bad as is).

  18. #43
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Alberta Canada
    Posts
    27

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Fons View Post
    Such a quality build! Really love the attention for detail.
    Thanks man!

    Quote Originally Posted by Nixxon View Post
    ^^^^This.

    I have a question: is there a particular reason you didn't paint the transmission? It looks like the only part not made to look like new (not that it looks bad as is).
    Good question! E30 transmissions have a tendency to pop out of first after years of use/abuse. I am not sure if this is a good transmission so I didn't wan to paint it just in case I need to rebuild it. I decided to just clean it for now, it doesn't look to bad in my opinion.

  19. #44
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Alberta Canada
    Posts
    27

    Default

    Everyones favourite part! Wiring…

    This is my first engine swap and believe it or not I was actually excited to be at the wiring stage. There is many write ups on wiring and I read my fair share. At the moment I believe it is 100% wired in. Key word “believe”. I haven’t put power to it just yet. I’m still waiting on a few things. Also I want the car on four wheels before I attempt to start it. Since I used the entire M42 wiring harness there is basically only a few wires to plug in.

    Main power to starter
    Ignition switch
    Tach
    Ground
    Fuel Pump
    Alternator Charge control
    Oil pressure

    Also bought Hella H4 headlights and redid my grill. Just black trim paint for the slats and for the anodised aluminium I used super fine steel wool and wd-40 to polish it. It still has lots of pitting but I am very happy with result.











    I will tidy up this connection, but for now I have to make sure its correct!
    Last edited by mini67; 02-26-2017 at 05:53 PM.

  20. #45
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Alberta Canada
    Posts
    27

    Default

    Hey guys,

    I got the front suspension together and installed! Bilstein sport shocks and ireland engineering Stage 1 springs. Also installed new wheel bearings and brake rotors. I have yet to install the brakes as I will be rebuilding them but I couldn’t resist lowering the car back on its wheels once again. In my next post this car should be running! I still have to make an exhaust and I need your advice. I am going to be using a performance “stock 2002” exhaust and them just modifying the headers to fit. Has any had experience with this? Should I go stainless or mig weld them and get ceramic coated? Let me know what worked for you!















  21. #46
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    Netherlands
    Posts
    83

    Default

    This car is coming along so nicely, engine looks great in its new home.

  22. #47
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Johannesburg South Africa
    Posts
    403

    Default

    Well done bud. Absolutely loving this build!!

  23. #48
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Alberta Canada
    Posts
    27

    Default

    Hello again,

    I finally rebuilt the brakes! New pads, and rotors as well! Also A little tip for anyone rebuilding stuck brakes. Attach a grease nipple to the brake fluid line and use a grease gun to pump the stuck pistons out. Works great! If you use an air line the pressure will build up until it breaks lose and probably damage something. I actually thought it would be a good idea to paint the brakes before taking them apart so I wouldn’t have to mask anything. Well from rolling the callipers around and spilling brake fluid on them I had to redo them. Turned out good in my opinion. I will most likely do an upgrade to either Volvo brakes or the Wilwood big brake kit in the future.









    So I’ve lately been working on the exhaust. This took me a while to say the least. When I installed the original M42 header it interfered with my steering and since steering is kind of convenient I had to modify the header. The path of least resistance seemed to be to cut the header flange off and the down pipe flange and position them in the spot I wanted, weld little bars to hold them in place. Then cut pipes from another header and make them fit. The next challenge was the down pipe. It had to line up to the header, avoid the steering, have a flex-joint, have an 02 sensor and mate up to the original 2002 exhaust. Easier said then done! Here is the pictures. I actually haven’t driven the car just yet. I am waiting on a clutch line then I have to bleed the entire brake and clutch system. I hope to go for my maiden voyage soon…














  24. #49
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Posts
    1

    Default

    Looking great dude! I love your parts pictures, so organized! Appeals to the OCD part of my brain.

  25. #50
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    73

    Default

    This is top notch!!!. Props for a fellow canuk too.
    Hipstagram tberardinucci


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •