Jump to content

14th Annual SoCal Vintage BMW Meet 2021! “All couped up”

Registration is still open. Rally from NorCal is scheduled for Friday. Post your event photos.

SoCal Vintage is Here! 

Post your photos!

Getting the Project underway


Recommended Posts

Hey everyone. I appreciate all the helpful input that this forum provides. I am wondering what my next step is to do with my automatic 1976 02.

So, I have decided to go with the M20 from a 325i. Now, my question is, do I need any fabrication done to make this motor fit? Do I pair the same 325i 5 speed transmission to it? I am doing the auto to manual 5 speed conversion with this, and doing a search I found that a green '71 was able to fit a 325i transmission with no fabrication


So with this car, am I able to do the same thing? I want to do as little fabrication as possible. Since my car is an automatic, will putting in a 5 speed have an easier fit?

Now for the electricals. Would it be easier to get a donor car and use the electricals off of that with the ECU from the 325i?

Sorry I'm a newb at all this rebuilding of a project car, and I still am continuing to perform searches all over this website.

Any help and input would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...