My 02

This 2002 Tii has lots of goodies installed.

Short video here;

http://youtu.be/W01lVZAjIak

Details;

Highly desirable round rear light model

 

Only 6 previous owners for 41 year old car

 

Every MOT from new, Free-road tax. Massive A4 folder with comprehensive history to date

 

Fully restored (twice as I wasn’t happy the first time) All new panels including;

Front wings, rear arches, doors, bonnet, boot lid, rear panel, boot floor, floor pan, and sills

 

Engine: BMW 304 camshaft, gas flowed head, ports all matched to inlets and exhaust, high compression pistons, 1mm over sized inlet valves, balanced connecting rods and crankshaft. Balanced clutch and flywheel.

 

Estimated 145-150BHP

 

Full Stainless steel exhaust system (fitted Dec 2014)

 

New top-tint laminated front windscreen (fitted Dec 2014), and all new window and door rubbers

 

HID Headlamp discharge bulbs fitted (fitted Dec 2014)

 

Spax adjustable suspension, 20% updated springs all round lowered 1″

 

5-Speed Getrag overdrive gearbox

 

Brand new Turbo Vented front discs, callipers, hoses and master cylinder

 

New Injection warm-up unit and recon injection pump

 

Full glass-out body restoration in 2012-14, resprayed with 5 layers of original Colorado Orange (Code: 002) with upgraded front Cobra sports seats (transformed the car when driving for comfort and support)

 

Converted to short bumper model and lower trim removed (welded not filled)

 

Brakes completely replaced (everything); new 4-pot turbo callipers, flex hoses, BMW master cylinder, Servos, turbo rear wheel cylinders etc

 

New silicon water hoses, thermostat, belts, battery (Bosch)

 

Currently sitting on 14” 3-Series steels (Alpina track car look) shot blasted and then powder coated with chrome Alpina centre caps. With five brand new Avon tyres

 

New chrome Hella front driving lights

 

New Badges and correct raised letter Roundels

 

Additional VDO gauges on centre pod (oil temp, oil pressure and amps)

 

Very rare un-cracked dash top

 

Leather 3-spoke sports steering wheel

 

New seat belts

 

Waxoyld into sills and all cavities and Undersealed

 

Upgraded Blaupunkt Bluetooth, USB, CD, system in centre console with hi –output concealed speakers

 

Current Insurance agreed value £25k

Latest images June 2012 nearly ready for paint;

All new panels except the doors, which were perfect used ones.

latest progress (1st August 2012);

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Being re-assembled early August 2012;

1 week to go……..(12th Aug);

Oh dear, broken rocker, these are apprently cheap copies, so thankfully I have a genuine set to replace these with.

The project is now behind schedule, but the pressures off, so we need to get this right.

So we’ve decided to take the whole engine out and repaint the engine bay whilst replacing all the rockers. I suppose it’s better to have found out now rather than when the cars back on the road.

01/10/1974
6 previous owners
Last on road April 2006
Every MOT from new
All new panels including;
Front wings, rear arches, doors, bonnet, boot lid, rear panel, boot floor, floor pan, and sills.
Engine: BMW 300 camshaft, gas flowed head, ports all matched to inlets and exhaust, high compression pistons, 1mm over sized inlet valves, balanced connecting rods and crankshaft. Balanced clutch and flywheel.
Estimated 145-150BHP (cost £1250)
Alpina style wheels 6j 13″ ATS (cost £450)
Stainless steel exhaust system
Spas adjustable suspension, 20% updated springs all round lowered 1″
5-Speed overdrive gearbox
Vented front discs
Contact less ignition
£3900 spent in Nov 2001  on all modifications
New Injection warm-up unit in 2002
Recon injection pump in Jun 2002
Full glass out body restoration in 2012, resprayed with 5 layers of original Colorado Orange (002) with upgraded front Cobra sports seats.
Converted to short bumper model and lower trim removed.
Brakes serviced and replaced, all fluids filters replaced, new hoses, thermostat, belts, battery (Bosch).
Valuation in 1991 at £4000. Value when finished £12-15k?
Latest images of the top end engine rebuild and engine bay restoration (Sept 2012), soon be done (so  I keep telling myself);
Engine refit this week (03/10/12);
Latest image 10th Sept 2012, front bumper (early model) fitted;
Latest images 14th Jan 2013.
Still lots to do as not pleased with lot of the work, mainly lacking brakes, only thing left to replace is the Servo’s. Also it’s a “mess” and need a serious going over. No fuel gauge, rev counter, can’t turn lights off (side lights) and needs a through scrub (inside). Engine idling around 1500 RPM after it’s second rebuild – you can imagine my frustration, sooner I get it in the garage and do it myself the better.
Finally got in the garage, and horrified.
As for the quality of work not so much the bodywork, but everything else. The car is practically falling apart, everything hanging off, parts missing, filthy, wrong screws everywhere, wiring a nightmare, even paint over the headlight bulbs. I've already spend several days going over it and still got tonnes to do.

Fitted new headlamps as others had poor reflectors, removed bumpers (as they need to go back to be rechromed) and they weren't fitted properly. Scrubbed and Cleaned interior, installed centre console and stereo (very important), cleaned all glass in/out, treated and refitted all door seals, window rubbers. Repaired and refitted rear badge, replaced instruments for new cluster, fitted new led rear bulbs and cleaned the outside. Brake hoses loose, door panels fitted with double-side tape, bolts missing out of window mechanisms, even an engine mount bolt missing - ARGHHHH

Tightened up seats belts (as loose), polished and refit front grills, going over everything and either refitting, cleaning or replacing as I go. Also need to sort out the engine running idling. Obviously brakes are critical, swap tyres and maybe get to drive it soon.
Replace indicators and refitted bumpers correctly;

02 front bumper quarter

Latest news - June 2013

Well I am using the 02 inspite still not as I want it and few things not working properly. First one being the brakes. Everything is brand new, yet it takes a second press of the brake pedal to get a firm pedal.

New 4-pot brake callipers, new ATE (BMW) Master Cylinder, new Flexible hoses, new hoses from reservoir, rebuilt servo's and sent back again to double-check, new rear wheel cylinder, and gallons of fluid pushed through the system. However, I'm suspecting the pressure bleeder isn't the right tool for this. More soon.

HMS 2013 F

I dragged the 02 out for the fantastic Historic Masters Series bank holiday weekend at Brands Hatch, as every year we get invited free of charge to put on a classic display of BMW’s, those that took up the offer enjoyed the sunshine, racing and displays. It’s an open pit lane, paddock and grandstands, I really can’t emphaises how good and enthusiastic this event is. You can touch the cars (if you ask), talk to the teams and drivers and watch the fabulous racing. One of the best bits for me is the paddock, hiding out among the Winibagos are so stunning recreation and original historic and classic cars. Normally there are a few Neue Klasse teams, but now 2002’s qualify, so what a revelation to see replica 02 race cars in the paddock (great photo opportunity) and real live action on the track.

HMS 2013 E HMS 2013 D

 

HMS 2013 C

 

HMS 2013 B

 

HMS 2013 A

 

 

 

Latest April 2014

Tii back together April 2014 02

Latest images Dec 2014

RS 2002 Tii 1020 RS 2002 Tii 1022 RS 2002 Tii 1010 RS 2002 Tii 1012 RS 2002 Tii 1013 RS 2002 Tii 1014 RS 2002 Tii 1015 RS 2002 Tii 1016 RS 2002 Tii 1017 RS 2002 Tii 1021

Short video here;

http://youtu.be/W01lVZAjIak

Latest pictures from photo shoot for forthcoming Practical Classics magazine;

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Brand New rear lights found (NOS) still in the original boxes – what a find!

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