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BMW 2002 engiune for home built car


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I discovered this board surfing and thought you may be able to assist with an issue.

A friend and I are looking at possible engines for a Locost (sort of DIY Lotus Super Seven) and we have the possibility of a BMW 2002 engine.

The problem is the slant 4 cyl will not fit in the tight engine bay. It fouls the chassis frames. Is the M10 available in any model straight up and down? What would it take to set the engine up in verticle position?

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I would think that the only thing you need to run the M10 vertically is a custom-fabricated oil pan and either a custom intake manifold or a fuel injection system. You could also go dry-sump, which is the same thing taken the next step.

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If you make your own oil pan and pickup tube, or go for a sumpless external oil pump setup, I think it's quite feasible. The motor mounts will have to be changed, of course. It's a fairly tall motor, which is why they installed it at an angle in the BMW. Once you set it upright, you'll find a fairly high center of mass.

I've been investigating the Locost world, I'll be getting a copy of the 'Build a sports car...' book soon.

So you don't like the Zetec Ford option, or the Toyota twincam? If you want vintage, how about an old Alfa twincam motor? They're upright and a bit more compact than the BMW.

Mike

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Honda B16's Vw 2.0L's, chryco 2.2L and 2.5L turbo's

M10 would be an interesting choice. A set of sidedrafts and modified oiling system with modified mounts would work.. would it not?

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I have a friend with a dual dellorto'd vw 2.0L and another with a turbocharged chrysler 2.5L.. be interesting to dump a 2.2L chryco into an 02' :)

Use the 5spd box from an 87-90 2.5L dakota!'

Sand rails and buggies are a riot! Wish I had the time/money to play :)

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