Archive for September, 2006

I’ve just had an epiphany.

Saturday, September 9th, 2006

It seems like I’m always worrying about the cost of parts for the 2002. Well, I’ve decided to buck up and take it like a man. The prices of these parts are only going to go up, so the only thing that waiting off on buying parts is doing is hurting me financially. Not only that, but simple little things like carpet and a properly functioning transmission will help immensely in making the car feel much nicer.

Justin from the 02FAQ has told me that I can have (or at least have cheaply) a used 4-speed, probably a Getrag 242 (the good kind), hopefully with coarse splines. He says that it makes noise when in first gear, but doesn’t grind. That’s good enough for me.

Expect a decent-sized update with pictures in a few days.