Friday, July 23, 2010

The world's fastest E36 5.0 conversion

Ladies and gentlemen, let me present the world's fastest BMW engine conversion. Prize goes to Zongyang, from Kentucky.

Zongyang bought the manual and mounts on June 6. Let's say it took 4 days for everything to arrive to his house. That was 6 weeks ago.

I got an email from Zongyang the other day, saying that his car was running and driving, but he was having cooling issues. He used the stock BMW radiator, and is going to switch to the Thunderbird radiator to see if that helps. (That should only take about 20 minutes for him) :)

I'm still stunned that he is already finished.

Anyway, enough BS, here's some pictures:

He's going to post more pics of his conversion here at his Photobucket Acct:
http://s386.photobucket.com/albums/oo304/dragonszar/FMIC/

In other news, Gene's car is on the track, but he still hasn't sent videos. I guess it's time for me to pester him about that...

edit: Zongyang fixed his cooling issues after swapping to the T-bird radiator. Great job!

Monday, July 12, 2010

E30 5.0 pictures!

Robert is nearly done with his E30 5.0 swap, and sent some pictures. We're going to be testing out the prototype E30 transmission crossmember shortly. Look at that ginormous radiator!