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    Quote Originally Posted by Spyke View Post


    A local guy about 40 minutes away has a full e30 M42 swap available since he's going S14, so I am hoping that route works better.
    Meh, its cheap but its a bit of a backwards step in my opinion. I prefer a hot rodded M10 any day of the week, it'll make more power and is certainly more period. With all due respect it seems like your taking a lot of shortcuts and compromises and disguising them under a claim of "artistic license".

    Still be interesting to see what you do.
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    Not really taking shortcuts, it's just too hard to find a full M10 to rebuild anywhere within reason. With the neglected condition of the 2002 in general, I just don't trust the one in the car currently. I've already tried to buy 3, the one that was the most promising I wasted over 2 months on and never even received.

    Plenty of people have swapped M42's and are plenty happy, but please prove me wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spyke View Post
    Not really taking shortcuts, it's just too hard to find a full M10 to rebuild anywhere within reason. With the neglected condition of the 2002 in general, I just don't trust the one in the car currently. I've already tried to buy 3, the one that was the most promising I wasted over 2 months on and never even received.

    Plenty of people have swapped M42's and are plenty happy, but please prove me wrong.
    For a core engine in the extended bay area call

    North Bay Bavarian
    or
    A1 Imports
    or
    Casey Motorsport
    or
    BTM Motorworks

    The M42 isn't inherently bad, just that I feel a hotrod M10 is much better suited for the 2002. Much more of a rewarding drive (granted its just an opinion, but it's based off of driving plenty of different 02 combo's). The afor mentioned shops would probably be happy to give you a quick ride if you approached them right.

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    I would agree, an M10 has much better modding support available.

    Stock for stock the M42 does have a tad more power, gets better gas mileage, and has an easy 5 speed bolt-on option. Really I just want to get it driving for now, and I can worry about a "fun" engine later. I need to sell my e30 or part it out to fund the build up of the 2002.


    I'll ask those places if there's any M10 blocks and heads on hand however.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spyke View Post
    I would agree, an M10 has much better modding support available.

    Stock for stock the M42 does have a tad more power, gets better gas mileage, and has an easy 5 speed bolt-on option. Really I just want to get it driving for now, and I can worry about a "fun" engine later. I need to sell my e30 or part it out to fund the build up of the 2002.


    I'll ask those places if there's any M10 blocks and heads on hand however.
    The M42 decreases displacement to 1.8L (as opposed to 2.0L), and once you mildly hotrod the M10 (292 cam, 9.5:1 pistons, 38/38 downdraft [or sidedrafts]) your making a fair bit more than the M42 while being still being 91 octane street friendly.

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    IMG_9428 by Spyke e36/e30, on Flickr
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    Nice!!! I just got myself a 1969 1600

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    Shit yeah dude. I was looking at one in Texas before this one popped up, just couldn't get it transported easily. TOtally have fallen for it though

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    My car needs plenty of work, but I'm in love with it!! The m10 is coming out, I wanna do a M52B28.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mateo m3 View Post
    My car needs plenty of work, but I'm in love with it!! The m10 is coming out, I wanna do a M52B28.
    Goodness no, time to do some homework son. Unless you like the feeling of driving a snow plow......
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    Really???

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    I think he means you'll be throwing a lot of weight towards the front of the car, at least more than was naturally meant for these little cars. Though it can be fixed via suspension tuning and corner balancing to dial most of that back, so I don't see why that's always the reaction to a swap.

    It's hard to cite how much weight you're adding, because nearly every source for engine and trans weight conflict with each other (including dealer specs).

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    I'm just shooting out my tush. It's one thing to say "corner balance and suspension tuning" its another thing to actually do it. Simply put, the M50 doesn't add enough power over a proper M20/S14/F20/Sr20/13b swapped car to justify the added weight, engine position, and fabrication work. If you want to go for it, don't let me stop you, just be aware that you wouldn't be fooling anyone who's worked on these cars for any length of time. If you're goal is to impress the masses then go for it.

    There's been only two properly done dual cam swaps I'd like to drive
    Terry Sayther's Frankenbimmer
    Paul Caine's 3002Tii
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    We live on the same street…...

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    What in the world are the odds? Say hi if you ever see me out with the cars.

    Did you ever actually sell your '73? Or is this yours?

    IMG_8340 by Spyke e36/e30, on Flickr
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    very jealous. Build is going to be sick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spyke View Post
    What in the world are the odds? Say hi if you ever see me out with the cars.

    Did you ever actually sell your '73? Or is this yours?

    IMG_8340 by Spyke e36/e30, on Flickr
    Oh she's mine…..And doesn't get driven enough….Yeah, I'm the dude with the tractor. Have noticed your new addition. Couldn't help it!!

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    Ahhh, okay. We admire your oldies parked in the driveway all the time. Would love to see the 'o2 at the Monday night get together again, the guys really enjoyed it.

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    I'm not the guy who lives on San Miguel - I live five doors down from you.
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    Oh sorry haha, I don't think I've noticed a tractor on our street. I will have to pay closer attention

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    WHat happened to Le-ah ?

    I Loved the story you had on that car as to how you got it.

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    Still have her for now Dwight, but as soon as the roundie is running I will have to sell or part her out.

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    Your BMW's are like some of my friends 1911's ...truly a unique and very personal accomplishment.

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    Thanks dude. I know I definitely don't go by the normal bimmer building guidelines at all. I am glad (some) people can appreciate a different take on these cars we all love so much.

    Big stuff happening on the 2002 soon!

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    Still no engine, so I bought more goodies. More on the way too

    IMG_9564 by Spyke e36/e30, on Flickr



    IMG_9579 by Spyke e36/e30, on Flickr


    IMG_9580 by Spyke e36/e30, on Flickr


    IMG_9582 by Spyke e36/e30, on Flickr


    IMG_9583 by Spyke e36/e30, on Flickr

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