(1972) BMW 2002 Tii

  1. B1N9S

    B1N9S Member

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    Ok. Prop is fitted (Almost. I need a special bolt for the centre bearing, I'll take out a mortgage and head to the dealers !)

    Exhaust is also fitted, clutch has been bled, fluids are in (except petrol :-() Had a water leak from a new heater hose, so just refitted the old one. But I can almost hear that engine now !!! Can't wait !!!

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    Can't believe it looked like this 3 yrs ago !!

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  2. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    @B1N9S We'll need a video when you DO fire her up for the first time. :whistle: :D
     
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  3. B1N9S

    B1N9S Member

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    I have spent the last week pissing about trying to get oil pressure into this rebuilt engine and finally, I managed to give it a first turn over tonight. I am really pleased now. It's a MASSIVE boost for the project. I've not moved it yet, as it's over an open pit. but I'll need to make sure it at least moves forward and backwards and kind of stops. Then, I'll leave the mechanicals and move onto the interior and trim. Cheers guys for all the encouragement so far, it REALLY does help.

    I can't figure how to upload a video. So if anyone knows how to upload a 41Mb video, let me know.
     
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  4. Dieselkid 63

    Dieselkid 63 Banned from forklifts

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    Upload to YouTube then link it?
     
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  5. jpmillermatic

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    man does that look nice!.....

    JP
     
  6. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    Any updates? :)
     
  7. B1N9S

    B1N9S Member

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    Sorry guys. I have been a bit lazy sorting out a UToob account. But sorted now. Here's my video, short and sweet. Still a way to go, but...........

     
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  8. Mr Roo Member

    Beautiful motor.

    Beautiful work.

    I'm jealous!
     
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  9. B1N9S

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    Not a huge amount of progress to report. I'm waiting on a carpet to arrive from the States so I can finish the interior, which will be a huge leap forward. then it's just refitting the panels (without damaging anything !! I hope). But, I have now refitted ALL the glass with brand new seals. I have also, built up the centre console, with VDO gauges and a nice Alpine head unit and trial fitted my beautiful Petri steering wheel.

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  10. Wallace

    Wallace Member

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    Looking very good now! I like that steering wheel, nice match to the interior and of the cars age.
     
  11. B1N9S

    B1N9S Member

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    Cheers. It is actually an original fit BMW wheel. Fitted to the E9 cars.
     
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  12. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    Been wondering about progress - the end result will be stunning! :thumbup:
     
  13. Screwdriver

    Screwdriver Member

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    I think secretly he's been buying up all new parts off eBay and only pretending to "restore" it..

    :D
     
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  14. Migmac

    Migmac Member

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    Blooming Marvelous Work
     
  15. B1N9S

    B1N9S Member

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    Oh No. I've been found out !!
     
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  16. Screwdriver

    Screwdriver Member

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    Haha. Nice try but it just looks too good...
     
  17. B1N9S

    B1N9S Member

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    I'm not sure what you mean ? "too good".

    If you are asking have I 'restored' every single piece of the car (i.e. removed the original item and had it replated, painted or repaired), then obviously not, as with most old cars, some things are BER and hence replaced with new, but where things can be 'repaired/restored' then they have been. In fact, it's not going back to original spec, so a 'restoration' is probably not the correct wording. More of a restomod, to be honest.

    But, Ebay has figured very little in the purchase of new items, (nothing against Ebay, it's a fantastic source). Most things have come from either, 2nd hand replacements from the great 02 forum community, WallothNesch, specialists in Germany, or my local BMW dealership where you can still buy parts, believe it or not !! At pretty competitive rates, compared to some specialist places.
     
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  18. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    You going to sell her when you're done? :scared:
     
  19. Screwdriver

    Screwdriver Member

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    I'm just pulling your leg mate. It really does look so good it might just as well be a new car. Amazing work and a beautiful motor.
     
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  20. B1N9S

    B1N9S Member

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    Eventually, yes mate. I'm one of those people who really enjoy having a project on the go !! Once it's finished I'll get bored of it. I'll keep it for at least 12 months though, to get a bit of fun out of it.

    Then I've got my other project to get on with !! The engine for that arrived last Friday ! ;-)
     
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