I don't need the car, but it sounds like it coul be a great donor car
for an engine swap or upgrade. Assuming the lump didn't take the brunt
of the wack, your sister's son should consider marketing it that way.
Has anyone ever seen a 3.0L in an E30? I'll bet an older E36 M3 engine
has been transplanted before...
BMW South Africa, made a limited number of E30s with the 3.3l motor from the
733i during the 80ies. They did have to modify the engine bay a bit to make
the engine fit though... As far as I know, this was unfortunately only done
in South Aftrica.
Not quite :-)
They actually got the bits from Alpina in Germany! Alpina made an E30
//M3 with an M30 engine, called the B6 3.5 I believe.
Biggest external difference was changing the intake manifold of the M30
to mount the airbox on the other side of the engine. This was done by
basically making a hole in the big flat vertical section of the manifold
where the letters "3.0 / 3.5" are normaly moulded on.
There was a guy in the UK with an imported 1987 333i, only his had a
twin turbo setup made by a Glasgow company - 550bhp!!
Who needs a life when you've got Unix? :-)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, John G.Burns B.Eng, Bonny Scotland
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