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Old 12-27-2007, 02:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Chevy 350 in a BMW

i finally got my bmw back after it was stolen this past weekend and found the motor was blown.... i have been considering putting a chevy 350 into it and making a custom dash for the car and saying the hell with the computer and everything else. it is a 1985 528e has anyone ever done it or any ideas of what im getting myself into. i have a complete shop to work in so everything i need will be there thanks for any advice and input..
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Or you could get a used engine that would probably work from the junkyard.
$400? Max?
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personally, I think you're retarded by putting a chevy motor in a bmw... but hey, that's me.
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Kinda how BMW put GM transmissions in BMW's from the factory?

I say that it seems to sound like too much trouble, but you should be able to do it. If you do it, be sure to be ready for a lot of custom work. This is not something you do for the final outcome, but rather for the enjoyment of the process.

I don't know anything about the Chevy 350, nor do I feel like Googleing it, but I would recommend that you do a little research in terms of dimensions, weight, mounting, etc.

If I had to guess, I'd say that even if you got the Chevy 350 for free, it would be more economical to simply get a BMW replacement engine from a junkyard
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How about looking for one on eBay?
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hey ive seen a 502 in a jag . so why not ? it would be a hell of a tire boiler thats for sure . i say go for it . DARE TO BE DIFFERENT !!!!!
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^ lol Sisters car is a 1957 Jaguar Mark 1 with a 327 in it and shes yanking that out and dropping the 350 she built in it is a very fun car.....
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i thought about doing a 5.0 in a sl 500 who would know ???
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i have a 5.0 in a benz DO IT! so nice..... have had that baby almost 5 years now starts EVERY time
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a ford 5.0 ?? efi motor .
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thats awsome run well does it ? has to be fun to drive .
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yeah starts EVERY time even after sitting 4 5 years i but a new battery in it and started like i had just turned him off... o and he's quite torquey lol very fun
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