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  1. @irdave - spent some time with Dave this past Saturday morning getting introduced to 2002's. You have quite the set up - gave me plenty of ideas for my next house. Dave's got quite a few of the go fast bits and powerplant items I would want .. and he's convinced me rebuilding an M20 transplant into a 2002 w/ a Getrag 260 is more than I want to chew off financially and logistically for my first dive into these vehicles. I'll continue cleaning up the M20 engine/ Getraag 260 transmission and work on getting permission from the wife .. I'll give you a call sometime next week after I chat with Mark and he informs me of how dumb I am and that I should take all those parts of your hands 🤗
  2. Perhaps I’m absolutely blind - but I can’t seem to find anything in that area of the m20. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  3. Some more photos ... “662” Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  4. Well the engine mystery deepens. I sent the vin off the transmission to the vin email request supplied on FAQ and was given this response: But the seller sent me the VIN of the vehicle it came out of moments ago: So I am sending this VIN number in for clarification. It is of course possible this engine and transmission were swapped in — what other identifiers can I use to identify the type of engine it is? It definitely has the 2.5 head: Made some progress though: Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  5. I have been searching for this car since first seeing it during my commute on I 36 heading south one day probably about 2.5 years ago .. I have been dreaming about it since! Amazing car when I saw it rolling on the highway.
  6. I don't think its an M20B27 - after taking that VIN off the transmission I think it is an M20B25. I need to look at the casing and eventually pop off the valve covers and grab some pictures.
  7. Looked up the VIN: “ .... VIN belongs to a BMW 528e US which was manufactured on July 11th, 1986 and delivered on July 14th, 1986 to the importer BMW of North America.” So the guy that sold it to me didn’t know at all what he had. Hmm not sure what this means. The m20b27 was in all 528e’s but mine has a 2.5 head, I’ll take a look at the casting numbers next time I’m home. JR Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  8. What is the best way to clean off the exterior of the engine casing? What areas do I need to protect from water/soap getting in? Planning on getting this thing as clean as possible prior to our snow on Wednesday so the garage stops smelling like oil and my wife stops complaining that her car stinks haha! Was planning on using degreaser with wire brush.
  9. Thanks for the tips! I will dig deeper. Came down with an awful sinus issue after cleaning the garage all day Saturday so quit early today. Meh, I like the swing out. It’s easy to unhook, we all have our preferences though. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  10. For the “Super ETA” I thought that’s what normally was shown 2.5/2.7. It’s why when I went to look at this one with a manufactured date of 11/87 - I was thrown off. Mine came out of a 528e though, whatever that means. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  11. Shouldn’t this say 2.7 on an m20b27? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  12. @barrettN Love that idea ... I have a couple old go pros I could mount to the ceiling and use a remote to start and stop recording. If I keep it plugged in the battery won’t ever die. I’ll just need to put a big memory card in it. I did remove the flywheel. Thanks for the tip. I used this technique to get it off: And I’ve got the engine on the stand: Now to start reading ... I think I’m going to buy a cork-board and a dry erase board to mount in the garage. How have others managed parts, steps and such? I’ll take a picture of my work space once I get it cleaned up this afternoon. Garage is a mess. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  13. First time using a hoist which was fun. Don’t have long enough bolts to fit the engine onto the stand so headed back out to grab those. What all should I remove from the engine block prior to mounting it to the stand? Should I remove the flywheel? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  14. Yes - prior to me buying anything I need to come visit with you and also the guys at SCR to put together a plan and make sure I’m not just pissing into the wind here. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  15. Thanks - I appreciate the feedback! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro

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