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Old 12-22-2012, 01:49 PM   #41
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So you Britts do have a sense of humor. Really, too funny!!!

Just wondering, though, if you measure your speed in kilometres, why are cars that are listed for sale shown in miles?
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Old 12-22-2012, 11:40 PM   #42
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oil temp and press adapters are in! can start engine now and hook up coolling system.
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Old 12-24-2012, 06:51 PM   #43
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What are you doing for the fuel system? I remember reading on Wikipedia that the M56 cars had a fuel pump that was sealed into the fuel tank (to prevent evaporation emissions), replacement of the pump required the whole tank to be removed and replaced... or is that just a wiki-fail?
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Old 12-24-2012, 09:58 PM   #44
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no thats all true i have a regulater that will adjust down to 0 psi so i can set it for carb for now while i finish the injection system then it will adjust to psi for that system.it has a return line on it so the fuel system will never know the engine is not the same and will not overheat the pump.
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Old 12-24-2012, 11:38 PM   #45
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If you're going to put a small block...
might as well go with the biggest small block you can get; a 400ci Chevy.
or at least go with a strocker motor; a 383.
and if you're worried about keeping that 50/50 balance, it will get more expensive, but, you will get extra performance out of it.
option #1 get aftermarket aluminum heads.
or
option #2 get an all aluminum engine like the corvette... but more expensive.

I would like to see some psycho stuff a big block in the E46 lol.
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Old 12-25-2012, 01:27 AM   #46
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So you Britts do have a sense of humor. Really, too funny!!!

Just wondering, though, if you measure your speed in kilometres, why are cars that are listed for sale shown in miles?
Brits use miles on the road way. They measure in Miles per hour on the dial. They are not metric. Much of europe, the middle east and Canada is metric
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Old 12-25-2012, 04:27 AM   #47
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So you Britts do have a sense of humor. Really, too funny!!!

Just wondering, though, if you measure your speed in kilometres, why are cars that are listed for sale shown in miles?
They measure speed in miles. One thing I never understood is why they measure gas mileage in miles/gallon, but buy gas by the liter.
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Old 12-25-2012, 10:01 AM   #48
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They measure speed in miles. One thing I never understood is why they measure gas mileage in miles/gallon, but buy gas by the liter.
Very little about the EU makes any sense. If those feckers had their way we would all be speaking German too. Adolf would have been so proud of our treacherous politicians.
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:34 PM   #49
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:23 PM   #50
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...because this is 'bump' worthy!

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Old 01-19-2013, 04:08 AM   #51
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Yes your talking about that guy Blair with the blue 357ci with the v8 right? Only know this because I been watching his videos since he updated the thread... I get a hard on everytime I hear that motor roar it's such a great sound , if I had the money id definitely do it hands down but your right his looks completely stock he left tons of OEM BMW parts on it
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Yeah, Blair's car is such a sleeper. It just beast under the hood though.
Thanks guys I wanted mine to look like BMW or GM had done it and I think I managed that but it's never finished there's always something to tweak etc I've probably done 10,000 miles in the last 18 months.

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Old 01-19-2013, 05:20 AM   #52
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That looks really good! And just for frame of reference to those who think that it would kill the weight distribution.
The all aluminum small block V8 weighs considerably less the the Iron block straight six from the e46 M3. So it would be possible to do this without scewing the weight too much, assuming you had the money.
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:32 AM   #53
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That looks really good! And just for frame of reference to those who think that it would kill the weight distribution.
The all aluminum small block V8 weighs considerably less the the Iron block straight six from the e46 M3. So it would be possible to do this without scewing the weight too much, assuming you had the money.
But the T-56 gearbox is heavier, my car is 1500kgs before the swap (325ci) it was 1425kgs so as it stands its still 100 + kgs lighter than a M3



With the Steel SBC in its going to be much more front biast tho....
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