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rider-. 08-29-2009 05:52 PM

e36 m60 v8 build thread!!!!!!
 
hey guys so I have decided I want to build a track car, I wanted something different that was going to be fast but not change the way the car handled with a heavier motor. My friend suggested I put the 540 motor in my car and I thought that would be cool as you never really see it being done. I decided it would be best to get the engine running in the car before I did any suspension or brakes, just incase the swap failed or what not. Anyways
Day 1: taking the engine out
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...x/IMG_0016.jpg
we need to get the engine out of this and fit it in this!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...x/IMG_2781.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...x/IMG_0028.jpg oooo lala!!!
Day 1: Fitting the engine in-

We put tried to put the engine in with the stock mounts but it sat about a foot above the hood. the problem was that the sump was mounted in the way of the cross member. we fixed that problem with a super low profile oil pan we got made with the old oil pan.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...x/IMG_2791.jpg
we also removed the stock oil pump from inside and decided dry sump was the solution to our problem with the clearance. I made an order for a bunch of fittings and bungs for the oil system which should be here monday so the oilpan will be bungless till then.
Anyways, back to the fitment of the engine. after fiddling around for a few hours we made the mounts. That engine must have gone in and out 25 times that day.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...x/IMG_2787.jpg
the mounts are slightly ugly, but they are strong enough to withhold an elephant stampede.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...x/IMG_2785.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...x/IMG_2786.jpg
we also noticed that the headers would interfere with the steering shaft. so we had to mount the engine on an angle to fix this. this meant that we would also have to make a transmission mount. Heres what we came up with.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...x/IMG_2792.jpg
to our surprise, everything mounted up the way we wanted!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...x/IMG_2794.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...x/IMG_2796.jpg

Thats it for today! should be more updates next week

e30_kid89 08-29-2009 05:57 PM

Hell yeah!

Bout time e36 guys stepped up and did something else than the regluar s52 swap. :D

What trans are you going to use the 5 or 6spd?

rider-. 08-29-2009 06:00 PM

i have the 5speed on there right now.

gervs 08-29-2009 08:09 PM

Subscribed, good luck dude, can't wait to see the finished product.

Ihavenocar 08-29-2009 08:36 PM

same here

moogles 08-29-2009 09:15 PM

are u doing this at home?

rider-. 08-29-2009 09:47 PM

Yea I am

LondonWraith 08-30-2009 10:43 PM

nice work! great project, good luck with everything!

doogee 08-31-2009 02:08 AM

Wow something new and exciting on the board for once haha.

Look forward to updates

team_ottawa 08-31-2009 02:15 AM

sweet build this thin is going to haul a$$!

BMW BMXer 08-31-2009 07:25 AM

Glad you got a new chassis

BmW1819 08-31-2009 07:21 PM

aahhhh is that were my shitty motor u sold me is from???? sold me a shitty motor and swap a v8??

BigD 08-31-2009 07:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BmW1819 (Post 1341293)
aahhhh is that were my shitty motor u sold me is from???? sold me a shitty motor and swap a v8??

Are you serious, this was never resolved and he still posts here:

http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=118678

c4sh 09-01-2009 01:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BigD (Post 1341303)
Are you serious, this was never resolved and he still posts here:

http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=118678

hmmm interesting :huh?:

moogles 09-01-2009 01:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BmW1819 (Post 1341293)
aahhhh is that were my shitty motor u sold me is from???? sold me a shitty motor and swap a v8??

wow... you finally found the answer...


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