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I did a thing I promised myself I wouldn't do.

BUY ANOTHER BMW.

But I did, and here it is.

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Luckily, to soften the blown on my time and wallet, this was a joint purchase with a friend of mine who is also a car fanatic.

The details are as follows:

1971 early model (1970) BMW 2002 roundie in malagna over tobacco interior. The car is pretty much stock besides a dealer added AC system and an aftermarket head unit.  

The plan is simple, clean, clean some more, and fix the mechanicals that need fixing. 

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8 hours ago, straight6pwr said:

lololol

you're still at stage 1 denial, i see.

"guys i bought a bmw and i'm not going to change anything"

that thread title, doh 👍

 Well, I could be wrong, but I believe denial is an old, old wooden ship that was used during the Civil War era.

-Ron MF Burgundy

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List of items ordered

  • Muffler Hanger
  • Front Rotors
  • Front pads
  • Outer Tie Rod Ends
  • Belts (smog and alt)
  • Valve Cover Gasket
  • Dizzy cap
  • Dizzy rotor
  • Spark Plugs
  • fuel filter
  • Door crank handles
  • Interior door handles
  • rear parcel tray
  • Hazard switch

List of items to do

  • Clean Grounds
  • Replace and check fuses
  • Replace/ repair hazards
  • Clean Interior
  • Clean Exterior
  • Clean Engine bay
  • Clean wheel wells
  • Clean trunk
  • Paint wheels or upgrade
  • Install Exhaust Hanger
  • rear brake hardware needs to be soaked
  • Install front brakes
  • Install outer tie rods
  • Install valve cover gasket
  • Install fuel filter
  • Install Belts

Seems like a fairly big list but I think the majority can be accomplished in a weekend. 

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19 hours ago, YoungCR said:

Does the A/C system work? 

Define "work" 

If you mean it blows air and debris at you, the answer is YES it works. As far as being cold, I have yet to test it out. Its also somewhat confusing as it has a highway / city knob ans then a fan speed switch. From what I have read on the 2002 forums the AC kits in these cars never really worked well to begin with.

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17 hours ago, alexw said:

Very nice! What does a roundie like this cost, if you don't mind me askin'?

 

9 hours ago, wasnt m3 said:

Depends on how hard you're looking. 😉

This^  I kind of stumbled on this car and it was a price any fool couldn't pass up... well maybe the one, the Albanian that showed up before me and didn't buy it.  They Go for anywhere between $9-20K depending on the condition, year, and originality. 

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This thing is so cool.  What is under that hideous dash rug?  Hopefully something less hideous. 

It's been awhile since I've seen the Move, but shouldn't it be "From all of us here at......" ?

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1 hour ago, REKIII said:

This thing is so cool.  What is under that hideous dash rug?  Hopefully something less hideous. 

It's been awhile since I've seen the Move, but shouldn't it be "From all of us here at......" ?

1. A dash that is going to crumble if you as little as sneeze in the front seat. Luckily it came with a spare dash. 😃

2. It should be, but I failed and I dont have the power to fix it.

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Update. Parts have arrived. This upcoming weekend will be teardown and install of said parts.

I already managed to install the battery, cap and rotor, and I cleaned the brake fluid reservoir and added fluid. After doing so I took it for a drive, massive improvement. The car ran better, the brakes worked better, and the dash light was now off. I also tried the AC again because of @YoungCR and his silly question if it worked or not. SHOCKED it works really well somehow 48 years later!

I still need to source a hazard switch though, here is what remains of the one in the car;

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and there are alot of random hoses I need to replace. This one is a coolant hose;

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New Cap and Rotor! (also fits a Opel Manta if you want to find a Bosch part for cheap 😉)

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Attacked the lights on this last night. Previously it had only one tail light, one brake light, the turn signals worked on one side of the car, and the front indicators did not work at all. After a total of 2-3 hours, removing super glued bulbs, corroded bulbs, lots of wire brushing corroded terminals and rusted connections, I have fully functional lights at all corners of the car!

**Fun fact, 2002's use the screws in the front lights to ground themselves, If you test them not screwed to the car, you will really develop a headache.

(don't mind the license plate light, I fixed that too)

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I also glued all of the parts of the hazard knob back together and "had" the hazards working. I think the switch might have a bad connection internally though, so I will have to revisit that when I swap the dash out.

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2 hours ago, Bassboy3313 said:

If the hazard switch is anything like the e21, it will break the moment you look at it and never quite work properly EVER

Its very similar, but this is an early model so its much worse actually. LOL

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