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Old 03-15-2017, 06:43 PM   #6
M Rated
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Originally Posted by z3pilot99 View Post
The E36 is probably an easier Ford V8 conversion. www.e36v8.net
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Originally Posted by Chibo View Post
A 302 weighs about the same as a S54, and it's a shorter motor by a non-insignificant amount so it will carry its weight more centrally anyway.
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Originally Posted by leblancrene View Post
Why not buy a mustang?Or m3 v8
I know 5.0 are quite an easy hotroders
Engine but nt for e46 would certainly
ruin its perfect balance and Handling

Each to his own!
The Ford 5.0 is very close to the weight of the M52 six-cylinder engine. Both weigh around 480-500 pounds fully dressed with accessories, transmissions, and oil. Toss some aluminum heads on there to save about 50 lbs (and add up to 100 horsepower).

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