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#1 (permalink) Old 07-20-2008, 04:42 PM
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So this is where my M50 build/swap thread will be, it will probably be slow posting, and not to entertaining...but feel free to check back...

and questions or suggestions drop em here...

Parts List to be updated regularly:
-turnkey 1994 M50tu
-M52B28 Crank and Rods*
-E36 M50 Getrag transmission*
-8lb Almn S14 Flywheel (gotta good deal..will let you know how it goes install wise)
-M3 S14 Clutch kit (gotta good deal..will let you know how it goes install wise)
-E30 325i/iS rad
-OE E36 Cat
-E21 320i Brake Booster and shaved fins on intake manifold
-Treehouse Racing Eyeball Arms*
-Treehouse Racing Harness Adapter*

*ordered and on the way

Parts Needed:
-S14 Starter
(for the S14 clutch and flywheel i have)

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e36 obd 2 headers, unless you plan to go with something like the supersprint reps.



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Looks like a very cool project.

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e36 obd 2 headers, unless you plan to go with something like the supersprint reps.
yeah thats the plan, i can eek them through smog here as they are OE...even though its still not legal they would never notice

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whats the harness adapter supposed to cost?

Pics of that. and simple explanation as to how it works.

jesus. gotta find me an engine. What are you doing to the engine? New gaskets? internals? mileage on the engine?

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whats the harness adapter supposed to cost?

Pics of that. and simple explanation as to how it works.

jesus. gotta find me an engine. What are you doing to the engine? New gaskets? internals? mileage on the engine?


There is a cheaper harness adapter out there but it sucks cause it doesnt support everything...the adapter is $400...the most expensive piece of the swap but literally makes all the wiring plug and play...worth every penny for this quality unit

the engine has 112k miles...i plan to do a full headgasket set and clean off the pistons from carbon build up while im in there...new water pump, new thermostat housing, etc...just a good thorough tune up...ive seen this engine running and ran great


This is the Eyeball arms...they are the new control arm mounts, make the car have M3 suspension geometry and now the e36 cat clears the control arms

added a parts needed list to the main post

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That engine is really gonna be sweet!

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ok so that is goin to be a beast when its done huh and how much hp can u legally have in ca i knw they are real strict
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ok so that is goin to be a beast when its done huh and how much hp can u legally have in ca i knw they are real strict
I dont think they have a limit. wait why would they. M5? Ferrari? Bugatti? those are registered in Ca, and have a shit ton of power.

as far as smog goes...they are nazis though.

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Clearance...you have to install the smaller booster and shave the fins...or spend $400+ converting to the offset dual chamber 325ix booster and master with remote reservoir...knothx lol i got the 320i booster for free...just have to mod it and put it in

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ah ok thats nice just thought there would be but lol that sounds badass man good luck i love power and speed so once i get my second job im def. upgrading
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ah ok thats nice just thought there would be but lol that sounds badass man good luck i love power and speed so once i get my second job im def. upgrading
just be responsible with it...dont be an idiot...

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