This nice 1974 BMW 2002 was brought in from the Eastern states, Stripped and sent of to Vince at Intersmash for bodywork tidy up, after much discussion and parts buying like twin carb’ manifold, Warmish Camshaft….it has landed with us ……!
Update 4/2019- In and out of the shop same day! …Remove Engine and box for us to upgrade and restoration, then car back to Intersmash for engine bay strip and paint!…Now to see what we have to work with!
Update 5/2019- Engine and box split, motor on stand ,head off and inspected, Reco’ E21 head supplied and now bottom end needs tobe inspected, WOW those Original BMW crank and Rod bearing are like NEW!!….Strip bottom end and moving onto lightly hone/scuff bore for new rings and clean by end of month, buying in gaskets/seals and ARP head stud kit .
Update 8/2019- The little beast is still with panel and paint, we had to go back and strip out the engine bay due to that now getting done, soon to be carrying on with the motor!!
Update 1/2020- with quite a break from work on this one ,with workshop change to Bosch, now back on it this month with Reco’ head to receive the new “Club” Camshaft and a light porting!…Bottom end is apart for measuring, cleaning/painting and replace all worn items like gaskets and seals ,whatever is needed! week4 all of that is done and ARP head stud kit in, now to upgrade the oil pump close the gaps and raise the tension on the oil relieve valve.
Update 2/2020- Reco’ head ported and polished, reassembled with new rockers and lash adjusted, Bottom end is back together and block cleaned up and painted, head on block with ARP head stud kit and Elring head gasket, tensioned down to 70 pounds! with New water pump fitted will end this week with a complete M10B20 , next week gets ported and polished twin carb’ inlet manifold and modified oil pump!!!
Update 3/2020- Oil pump shaved and dump valve modified to raise pressure, fitted along with cleaned and painted sump, Ported and cleaned cast iron exhaust headers fitted…Motor Finished!!
Now to the mismatched intake manifold job!!!