Garage WRB (@garage_wrb) — • 1971 BMW 2002, Riviera Blue
• 1998 BMW 318is Saloon, Avus Blue
A true drivers’ car… and a Caterham. In all serious, that 420R was faster, more
19.01.2019 13:42:10
Did away with the complicated ‘box mounted linkage for one of @akgmotorsport’s t
Did away with the complicated ‘box mounted linkage for one of @akgmotorsport’s tunnel mounted linkage. My super-stuff polyurethane engine and transmission mounts mean that I there’s very little movement from the drivetrain and I can get away with this. The linkage rod they supplied didn’t quite fit my application, so I had a longer one made to the exact length I needed. #BMW#BMW2002#BMW02#2002BMW#2002fanatic#BMW02Club#BMW2002FAQ#M10b20#FourPot#BMWClub#Bimmer#Bimmers#Bimmerfest#BMWfans#BMWgram#UltimateDrivingMachine#UltimateKlasse#BMWClassic#Neueklasse#DriveTastefully#ClassicCarOfTheDay#ProjectCar#CarProject#GarageBuilt#GarageLife#GarageWRB@will_beaumont88
19.01.2019 13:40:59
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After replacing the faulty trigger wheel the engine started easily. On just a ba
After replacing the faulty trigger wheel the engine started easily. On just a basic map and carbs not tuned at all, it ran so incredibly and unbelievably smoothly. It’s going to be so good once it’s been ran in and been tuned on a rolling road. #BMW#BMW2002#BMW02#2002BMW#2002fanatic#BMW02Club#BMW2002FAQ#M10b20#FourPot#BMWClub#Bimmer#Bimmers#Bimmerfest#BMWfans#BMWgram#UltimateDrivingMachine#UltimateKlasse#BMWClassic#Neueklasse#TwinCarbs#DHLA#DriveTastefully#ClassicCarOfTheDay#ProjectCar#CarProject#GarageBuilt#GarageLife#GarageWRB@will_beaumont88
19.01.2019 12:29:30
Very little on the 02 has been left untouched, replaced or rebuilt. The five-spe
Very little on the 02 has been left untouched, replaced or rebuilt. The five-speed gearbox, however, has just been cleaned as it was working absolutely perfectly before. I have a sneaky feeling that, because I haven’t really touched it, it’ll be the first thing that goes wrong. I do hope not. #BMW#BMW2002#BMW02#2002BMW#2002fanatic#BMW02Club#BMW2002FAQ#M10b20#FourPot#BMWClub#Bimmer#Bimmers#Bimmerfest#BMWfans#BMWgram#UltimateDrivingMachine#UltimateKlasse#BMWClassic#Neueklasse#DriveTastefully#ClassicCarOfTheDay#ProjectCar#CarProject#GarageBuilt#GarageLife#GarageWRB@will_beaumont88
18.01.2019 12:07:01
The electric radiator fan is contolled by this Revotec thermostat. With a little
The electric radiator fan is contolled by this Revotec thermostat. With a little adapted it fits straight into the side of this early water separator and meant I didn’t have to cut about or drill the coolant hoses, or jam a thermometer-style probe through the radiator fins. #BMW#BMW2002#BMW02#2002BMW#2002fanatic#BMW02Club#BMW2002FAQ#M10b20#FourPot#BMWClub#Bimmer#Bimmers#Bimmerfest#BMWfans#BMWgram#UltimateDrivingMachine#UltimateKlasse#BMWClassic#Neueklasse#DriveTastefully#ClassicCarOfTheDay#ProjectCar#CarProject#GarageBuilt#GarageLife#GarageWRB@will_beaumont88
18.01.2019 09:37:35
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Going to have to rethink how the oil cooler is plumbed in. The route the pipes c
Going to have to rethink how the oil cooler is plumbed in. The route the pipes currently take mean I simply can’t make the grilles work, unless I cut them about so much to get them to fit. And I can’t say I’m keen on cutting about the old, rare and expensive aluminium grills. #BMW#BMW2002#BMW02#2002BMW#2002fanatic#BMW02Club#BMW2002FAQ#M10b20#FourPot#BMWClub#Bimmer#Bimmers#Bimmerfest#BMWfans#BMWgram#UltimateDrivingMachine#UltimateKlasse#BMWClassic#Neueklasse#DriveTastefully#ClassicCarOfTheDay#ProjectCar#CarProject#GarageBuilt#GarageLife#GarageWRB@will_beaumont88
18.01.2019 09:36:29
I chose to use a MegaJolt engine management system for the 02. There are lots of
I chose to use a MegaJolt engine management system for the 02. There are lots of other, very expensive and much fancier systems available, but because all I wanted to control was the ignition timing (and not fuel injection too) this simple, affordable and robust system seemed perfect. Plus, lots of ‘02s run it so there was plenty of info I could use to get mine up and running. I did have a nightmare to begin with, trying to get it started. That all stemmed from a faulty cheap trigger wheel sensor that came with the kit. It now has a quality sensor on it and it works fine. Buy cheap, buy twice! #BMW#BMW2002#BMW02#2002BMW#2002fanatic#BMW02Club#BMW2002FAQ#M10b20#FourPot#BMWClub#Bimmer#Bimmers#Bimmerfest#BMWfans#BMWgram#UltimateDrivingMachine#UltimateKlasse#BMWClassic#Neueklasse#DriveTastefully#ClassicCarOfTheDay#ProjectCar#CarProject#GarageBuilt#GarageLife#GarageWRB@will_beaumont88
18.01.2019 09:25:51
As well as an oil cooler the 02’s engine is kept cool by a custom @forgemotorspo
As well as an oil cooler the 02’s engine is kept cool by a custom @forgemotorsport radiator. Made to the same dimensions as the original one, only thicker. Ok, because of my cock-up it was a bit too thick and I had to trim down the water pump pulley, but not by too much. #BMW#BMW2002#BMW02#2002BMW#2002fanatic#BMW02Club#BMW2002FAQ#M10b20#FourPot#BMWClub#Bimmer#Bimmers#Bimmerfest#BMWfans#BMWgram#UltimateDrivingMachine#UltimateKlasse#BMWClassic#Neueklasse#DriveTastefully#ClassicCarOfTheDay#ProjectCar#CarProject#GarageBuilt#GarageLife#GarageWRB@will_beaumont88
18.01.2019 09:23:56
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The 2002 isn’t the only @garage_wrb car that runs Eibach springs, the E36 has a
17.01.2019 12:13:59
I could have gone for individual throttle bodies, throttle bodies would have cer
I could have gone for individual throttle bodies, throttle bodies would have certainly suited the build, but I do just really like twin carbs. Plus, we just happened to have this pair of 45 Dellortos hanging about that I restored. #BMW#BMW2002#BMW02#2002BMW#2002fanatic#BMW02Club#BMW2002FAQ#M10b20#FourPot#BMWClub#Bimmer#Bimmers#Bimmerfest#BMWfans#BMWgram#UltimateDrivingMachine#UltimateKlasse#BMWClassic#Neueklasse#TwinCarbs#DHLA#DriveTastefully#ClassicCarOfTheDay#ProjectCar#CarProject#GarageBuilt#GarageLife#GarageWRB@will_beaumont88
17.01.2019 10:58:31
Putting the engine in was a momentous occasion, but also incredibly nerve wracki
Putting the engine in was a momentous occasion, but also incredibly nerve wracking. Trying to slide it up into then engine bay from underneath without scratching the paint was, and you won’t believe it, much easier than than I had feared. It all went in pretty easily, quickly and without any damage. #BMW#BMW2002#BMW02#2002BMW#2002fanatic#BMW02Club#BMW2002FAQ#M10b20#FourPot#BMWClub#Bimmer#Bimmers#Bimmerfest#BMWfans#BMWgram#UltimateDrivingMachine#UltimateKlasse#BMWClassic#Neueklasse#DriveTastefully#ClassicCarOfTheDay#ProjectCar#CarProject#GarageBuilt#GarageLife#GarageWRB@will_beaumont88
17.01.2019 10:33:23
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Look how cool that exhaust manifold is! Custom built by @retropowercars and coat
Look how cool that exhaust manifold is! Custom built by @retropowercars and coated by @zircotec. The engine, built by Thunder Engineering because I wanted to make the most of all the parts going into it, also includes ARP hardware, custom forged aluminium pistons, a baffled sump, a plate clutch, a 304-degree Schrick cam and an inlet manifold to suite two twin-choke 45mm carbs. It will also run on mapped ignition, but more on that another time. #BMW#BMW2002#BMW02#2002BMW#2002fanatic#BMW02Club#BMW2002FAQ#M10b20#FourPot#FourBanger#BMWClub#Bimmer#Bimmers#Bimmerfest#BMWfans#BMWgram#UltimateDrivingMachine#UltimateKlasse#BMWClassic#Neueklasse#DriveTastefully#ProjectCar#CarProject#GarageBuilt#GarageLife#GarageWRB@will_beaumont88
16.01.2019 14:24:39
Getting the right springs was really important for me. I didn’t want to replicat
Getting the right springs was really important for me. I didn’t want to replicate the same balance, front to rear, that the old setup had. @bilsteinuk gave a guideline of what spring rates would work with the dampers then @eibach_springs_uk found the combination that would suit and fit my criteria. We went for 80N/mm front springs with a 20N/mm tender spring and a progressive rear springs that’s 72N/mm at riding rate. #BMW#BMW2002#BMW02#2002BMW#2002fanatic#BMW02Club#BMW2002FAQ#M10b20#FourPot#BMWClub#Bimmer#Bimmers#Bimmerfest#BMWfans#BMWgram#UltimateDrivingMachine#UltimateKlasse#BMWClassic#Neueklasse#Coilovers#DriveTastefully#ClassicCarOfTheDay#ProjectCar#CarProject#GarageBuilt#GarageLife#GarageWRB@will_beaumont88
16.01.2019 10:16:12
The 2002 will continue to use @iemotorsports’s adjustable anti-roll bars. The ma
The 2002 will continue to use @iemotorsports’s adjustable anti-roll bars. The made a massive difference to how robust and aggressive the car’s chassis felt, but with the old springs and dampers there was a little too much understeer for me, no matter how stiff I tried to set the rear bar. However, after selecting the perfect springs to go with the new coilovers, it should (fingers crossed) handle how I want it to. #BMW#BMW2002#BMW02#2002BMW#2002fanatic#BMW02Club#BMW2002FAQ#M10b20#FourPot#FourBanger#BMWClub#Bimmer#Bimmers#Bimmerfest#BMWfans#BMWgram#UltimateDrivingMachine#UltimateKlasse#BMWClassic#Neueklasse#DriveTastefully#ProjectCar#CarProject#GarageBuilt#GarageLife#GarageWRB@will_beaumont88
16.01.2019 10:02:32
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