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M42 Swap Dual Booster Relocation And Hanging On The Hoist?


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I'm doing the m42 swap (rhd) and was having a look at my dual boosters and wondered if they could do with moving down? I havent got the engine yet so its just a hypothesis but im assuming i can just unbolt them and redrill the holes further down and then rebolt (with some gentle brake line bending)?

 

second question is whats the best way to hang the m42 and box from the hoist so that i can line it up and make the new mounts? When i took the m10 out i wrapped rope around the intake and ex manifolds but it didnt balance well!

 

 

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Dave

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The M42 for the E36 has the standard BMW hooks- a hole in the block above the starter,

and a bracket towards the front.  I assume (heh) the E30 version does, too.

 

As for the brakes, sure, why not?  Those dual- remote- booster rigs give me the heebe- jeebies though-

I've only worked on them on Jags, and that was more than I ever needed, even WITH that gorgeous

bonnet hanging over my head...

 

t

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Unless you're really into fabrication, I would just buy engine mounts from Jake at www.classicdaily.net.

 

I swapped by 1600's dual booster setup for the common 2002 pedal box, brake booster and mounts. It's an upgrade and it's relatively easy to do. Also, you're going to be shoving plenty of stuff on that side of the engine bay with an M42. 

 

1600M42Install025_zps87c7fc28.jpg

 

 

mlytle is right; pick up the engine with a leveler from the front and rear hooks. I recommend attaching the engine to the transmission and subframe, sliding it under the car, then pulling it up with your engine crane and leveler.

 

1600M42Install010_zpsfc31c733.jpg

 

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The M42 for the E36 has the standard BMW hooks- a hole in the block above the starter,

and a bracket towards the front.  I assume (heh) the E30 version does, too.

 

As for the brakes, sure, why not?  Those dual- remote- booster rigs give me the heebe- jeebies though-

I've only worked on them on Jags, and that was more than I ever needed, even WITH that gorgeous

bonnet hanging over my head...

 

t

thanks TobyB i have the e36 engine and an e30 gearbox. do you just not like the dual booster set up becuase of the added brake hosing or is there something bad with them?

 

 

 

+1  all bmw engines i have worked on have built in pick up points.  use them with an engine leveler.  never pick up an engine by the manifolds...

thanks i will have a look and see if i can get one from the tool shop!

 

 

 

 

Unless you're really into fabrication, I would just buy engine mounts from Jake at www.classicdaily.net.

 

I swapped by 1600's dual booster setup for the common 2002 pedal box, brake booster and mounts. It's an upgrade and it's relatively easy to do. Also, you're going to be shoving plenty of stuff on that side of the engine bay with an M42. 

 

1600M42Install025_zps87c7fc28.jpg

 

 

mlytle is right; pick up the engine with a leveler from the front and rear hooks. I recommend attaching the engine to the transmission and subframe, sliding it under the car, then pulling it up with your engine crane and leveler.

 

1600M42Install010_zpsfc31c733.jpg

 

m42Install_zps09de0506.gif

 

 

hey Clay i would buy the mounts from Jake but im in the uk and also i have a really limited time in my dads garage to get the car finished and cant wait for them to be made and delivered.

 

When you jack up the car to fit the engine under does it not tip off the rear jack stands? where do you have them mounted? mine are on the beam that runs across between the rear towers as i had to replace the rear subframe areas

 

 

thanks guys!

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hey Clay i would buy the mounts from Jake but im in the uk and also i have a really limited time in my dads garage to get the car finished and cant wait for them to be made and delivered.

 

When you jack up the car to fit the engine under does it not tip off the rear jack stands? where do you have them mounted? mine are on the beam that runs across between the rear towers as i had to replace the rear subframe areas

 

 

thanks guys!

 

My wheels were on the ground for that, but you can carefully tip it back on jackstands. Just keep an eye on them.

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