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Kurt Schneller
06-14-2003, 04:33 PM
I have been looking at a M50 swap for a while now, and I can now finally afford the engine+gearbox.
can somebody please give me a link to where I can find ALL technical info on the M50 swap (not Orca CD, it only sells in dollars) :(
the engine I am planning on buying is a OBD1 2.5l

Thanx in adavance
(I have done searches and found useless crap)

Daniel Xavier
06-15-2003, 01:17 AM
http://www.e30m50.com/
http://www.akgmotorsport.com/
http://www.bimmerworld.com/Tech/e30_m50.htm
http://www.davelength.net/car/engine.html
...that enough?
you can also join the E30twincam yahoo group for info on finished and on going projects.

I'm starting S50/52 project in sept/oct.

enjoy

E30 Stu
06-15-2003, 02:34 AM
Whoa, are you affiliated with Schneller motorsport? If so, what are they doing looking for M50 swap info? hehe.


Give us a call and speak with Pete McHenry, the man who invented the M50/E30 swap, back in 1992, our # is (336) 761-0643. He is the E30/M50 god and knows everything about the swap.

nzer
06-15-2003, 07:50 AM
hey kurt,

how much is the gearbox and motor going for in south africa, just curious if you don't mind.

Kurt Schneller
06-15-2003, 11:59 AM
Originally posted by nzer
hey kurt,

how much is the gearbox and motor going for in south africa, just curious if you don't mind.

not at all, the Engine is R6000 pre vanos and the gearbox is R1500, the M42 1.8l wich I also requested a qoute on is R7500 though, don't know whats up with that.

Kurt Schneller
06-15-2003, 12:23 PM
Originally posted by E30 Stu
Whoa, are you affiliated with Schneller motorsport? If so, what are they doing looking for M50 swap info? hehe.


Give us a call and speak with Pete McHenry, the man who invented the M50/E30 swap, back in 1992, our # is (336) 761-0643. He is the E30/M50 god and knows everything about the swap.

hehe, no I am not affiliated with them in any way.

thanx for the number, but if I called, my phonebill would be more expensive than the whole engine. I am giving serious consideration coming to Canada just for the bimmers and those who love them like I do.

Kurt Schneller
06-15-2003, 12:29 PM
Originally posted by Daniel Xavier
http://www.e30m50.com/
http://www.akgmotorsport.com/
http://www.bimmerworld.com/Tech/e30_m50.htm
http://www.davelength.net/car/engine.html
...that enough?
you can also join the E30twincam yahoo group for info on finished and on going projects.

I'm starting S50/52 project in sept/oct.

enjoy

thank YOu for the links, much apreciated, keep us updated on Your S50/S52 project.

nzer
06-15-2003, 10:13 PM
Originally posted by Kurt Schneller
not at all, the Engine is R6000 pre vanos and the gearbox is R1500, the M42 1.8l wich I also requested a qoute on is R7500 though, don't know whats up with that.

not bad prices at all! *th-up* well cept for the M42, although the M42 is a great motor

Kurt Schneller
06-15-2003, 10:39 PM
Nzer, I see You have aquired a 320i manual, and just a few months ago You called me a "lucky sod" for running a M40.
hehe

nzer
06-15-2003, 11:34 PM
hah so so true! the 320i is much more fun, i don't think i've used 4th or 5th gear yet heh

the 320i is my new proj, i couldn't afford to put the M50 in my 318 when the auto gearbox blew ($5000 new zealand in repairs to the car). So now i'm M50ing the 320, a lot easier apparently, will mount to the gearbox straight away and i shouldn't need to change the diff, 4.10 should be alright.

I've found a few low milage motors around all around the 800 - 1000 dollar mark (kiwi dollars) which is around the same price as your motor.

I'm sure you'll have a lot more fun with the extra horsepower you'll be getting!