Just recently bought a "rust free" 75 2002 excited to restore it! It came with a 82' e21 318i m10 with a new head. (great compression) and 5 speed g245 trans.
Reading into it, I am definitely going to do the 5 speed conversion. Problem is, I don't know if I should keep the motor. ( I have all the pieces to make it carbureted) Is there a write up or does anyone have any experience with swapping e21 M10s?
I read that the oil pan and oil pickup need to be changed out. As well as the distributor spins a different way. Any other things I should know? Do I need to modify my stock wiring harness? Should I just sell it and try to find an m10 from a 2002?
Thanks in advance!