We've been blasted with a mid-summer heatwave this week at the shop. To say it has been really hot would be an understatement. It has been very, very hot! And humid! And we've been working on a number of pretty cars this week which have helped to distract the guys from the heat. Last week's cliffhanger blog post
left us with the engine ready to be installed in the '68 2002. Let's take a look at how things went! Reggie removed rust from the battery box and cleaned it properly before priming and painting it to match the engine bay:
Jason and Jordan get ready to install the factory re-built 5k mile engine:
Great care is taken when lowering an engine into place - slow and steady does it:
Once the engine was installed, it was time to install the transmission:
If you look up the definition of "teamwork" in the dictionary, I'm pretty sure you'd find this photo:
Reggie uses the perfectly matched chamonix paint to touch up some areas in the engine bay:
Reggie took the '02 for her first official test drive Thursday morning, and I heard him say it drove like butter...so smooth, so nice. Needless to say, the owner is quite excited to get her back!
Remember this gorgeous 2006 BMW M3 from our Cruise-In last week? She's in the shop to have a power steering line, mirror, and glove box latch replaced.
We're also working on this chamonix 1978 BMW 320i with just over 218k miles on the clock. We're retro-fitting the A/C system from a 1983 BMW 320i. Cool! (Pun definitely intended!) It appears that this bimmer did have A/C at some point, and that it was later removed.
Here is the A/C compressor from the '83:
And the condenser and fan from the '83:
We hope you can join us tonight for the Cruise-In here at the shop! We kick things off at 6pm. Bring your favorite items for grilling, cool beverages, and an easy chair!
Have a great weekend!