Friday, April 30, 2010

Ryan's E30 Remote booster pics!!!

Here's Ryan's pictures of his '91 E30. He mounted a remote booster from a '94-95 e34 540. Awesome work, Ryan!


Here's how to put a 5.0 in a BMW 2002!!!

Yesterday, I received an email from named Petri, who builds hot rods out of Alpine, California. (www.alpinetrade.com) He is originally from Finland. He has an amazing project, where he basically cut off the bottom of a BMW 2002 and welded on the entire bottom of a Fox Mustang, including suspension, floor pans, everything! What an amazing project:

http://www.alpinetrade.com/Racing_Team.php

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

E30 remote brake booster

I received this email the other day: "Hey – I bought your engine mounts and e36 manual, very helpful. I am doing a 91 e30 conversion and will try to send some pictures soon. Car is just about done. Just wanted to let you know that a 94-95 e34 540 has a remote booster setup that puts everything in front of the shock tower and runs off linkages. I got one from a salvage yard complete master/booster all linkages and firewall plate for $75.00. I had to move abs pump forward about 6 inches and shorten the linkage rods but it fits great, just thought you might like another option."

I'll post pictures as soon as I get them - the booster seems to be the only hang-up in the E30 5.0 swap. This is a nice cheap solution to the problem, and the only one where you get to keep your power brakes!

Monday, April 19, 2010

BMW E36 5.0 302 V8 swap: Hard Launch!

To satisfy demand, here's a hard launch video of my BMW E36 with 5.0 Mustang engine and T5 transmission swapped in. This is not a full rev, clutch dump burnout, but it is a hard, tire spinning launch. You can also see that it's easy to spin 2nd gear at will. The rear end is all stock BMW, with 200k miles on it - see, it won't blow up! :) It is not a limited slip rear-end, but sometimes both tires spin. I have very wide rear tires with the staggered M3 rims - 245's I think. Full information is available at www.e36v8.com and www.e30v8.com (E30 5.0 swaps are now happening, too). Check out the blog on my site for other swapped cars. Keep in mind, I only spent about $2,300 on this swap total!


Saturday, April 3, 2010

Gene's progress

Here's a shot of Gene's progress - it looks great with the Trick Flow intake and MSD wires. He deleted his A/C, but is keeping power steering. Looks great!