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. ( 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:

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 and (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!