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    M60 AC compressor frame mod... pics?

    For various reasons, I cannot test fit my M60 into my car before I do my repaint (I'm doing color change along with engine swap.) Does anyone have good photos or measurements on the modifications they made to allow clearance for the AC compressor on their M60 swaps? The MacAllent guide has one, but it's not super clear and I don't think shows the entire area affected.

    Any pics or measurements are appreciated. Thanks.
    1985 325e -> M60 swap project
    1983 GTV6
    1974 X1/9

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    Originally posted by Italian_Tuneup View Post
    For various reasons, I cannot test fit my M60 into my car before I do my repaint (I'm doing color change along with engine swap.) Does anyone have good photos or measurements on the modifications they made to allow clearance for the AC compressor on their M60 swaps? The MacAllent guide has one, but it's not super clear and I don't think shows the entire area affected.

    Any pics or measurements are appreciated. Thanks.
    I re-watched the Blockheads series on youtube with their M60 swap... I am doing the mishimoto radiator with retaining AC. Can anyone confirm if you must notch the frame to offset the radiator so the lower outlet will clear the AC compressor?

    Again, I can't test fit right now..., otherwise I wouldn't have to ask :(

    Thanks.
    1985 325e -> M60 swap project
    1983 GTV6
    1974 X1/9

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      #3
      yes the compressor will hit the frame you will need to notch it

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        #4
        You should find a way to test fit the motor. My mounts actually let my compressor fit perfectly with light messaging and custom lines. My alternator side had a little messaging to fit also. I didn't have to cut up the frame for them to fit. But my mounts also came from a small batch of motor mounts made a long time ago. It would suck to cut up the bay and you were off an inch

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          #5
          Close now to being able to test fit. I went ahead and rebuilt both subframes, did my 5lug swap and did all the engine seals... so now I can test fit and get less dirty in the process. Saw a M62 swapped vert on Bring a Trailer right now... frame not modified and has AC. Can't tell what the mounts are. Hoping for minimal chopping
          1985 325e -> M60 swap project
          1983 GTV6
          1974 X1/9

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            #6
            Originally posted by Italian_Tuneup View Post
            Close now to being able to test fit. I went ahead and rebuilt both subframes, did my 5lug swap and did all the engine seals... so now I can test fit and get less dirty in the process. Saw a M62 swapped vert on Bring a Trailer right now... frame not modified and has AC. Can't tell what the mounts are. Hoping for minimal chopping
            any updates?

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