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    Originally posted by EN318isPDX View Post
    Believe I can stuff my fingers behind the head, What motor mounts are you using? E28 mounts have to be placed in the "alignment" holes.
    E28 m5 mounts flipped so the stud goes in the slotted hole and the alignment tab goes into the old bolt hole.

    I can MAYBE stuff a picky between the head and the firewall. However, the trans doesn't sit flush on the g260 swap brace. With condor factory replacement mounts I have a hair under a quarter inch gap on the passenger side mount when the driver side mount is snugged down.
    1984 325e m50nv/G260
    1991 325i Mortdecai the pickup project
    1991 Trans Am turboLSx/t56
    1984 Husqvarna Abomination

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      http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/pts/3752049693.html

      what a shame

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        ^^^^"brown head gasket" ??? :rofl:

        Ian, did you buy the swap brace for Gun Metal Grey?
        Simon
        Current Car:
        -2003 Mini Cooper R50
        Previous Car Count : 24 ... and climbing...

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          Originally posted by 2man View Post
          ^^^^"brown head gasket" ??? :rofl:

          Ian, did you buy the swap brace for Gun Metal Grey?
          Yup, yup. Made my own xmember and things seemed wonky, so I bought his and things still seem wonky.
          1984 325e m50nv/G260
          1991 325i Mortdecai the pickup project
          1991 Trans Am turboLSx/t56
          1984 Husqvarna Abomination

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            thats one of the only things I havent bought yet. probably going to modify the stock one. I have an idea on how I want to do it. do you have your stock one laying around?
            Simon
            Current Car:
            -2003 Mini Cooper R50
            Previous Car Count : 24 ... and climbing...

            Make R3V Great Again -2020

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              Yeah, you can have it if you want it?
              1984 325e m50nv/G260
              1991 325i Mortdecai the pickup project
              1991 Trans Am turboLSx/t56
              1984 Husqvarna Abomination

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                yea that would be cool. I'll show you my idea when I cruise by. PM me your # again Ill come to you tomorrow. I want to see your rides in person

                edit:Here is a pic I found online which is kinda what I want to do, but not so ghetto


                Last edited by 2mAn; 04-27-2013, 12:02 AM.
                Simon
                Current Car:
                -2003 Mini Cooper R50
                Previous Car Count : 24 ... and climbing...

                Make R3V Great Again -2020

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                  why modify stock when a new one is easier? the mount on the right needs modified too...

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                    Originally posted by 5Toes View Post
                    why modify stock when a new one is easier? the mount on the right needs modified too...
                    Modified stock xmember is all but free. The "new" one is $70. You'd get more value by spending that $70 on a couple dances from struggling single mothers. I thought I was having issues with my fabricated one that the special new one would alleviate. Nope. Oh well.
                    1984 325e m50nv/G260
                    1991 325i Mortdecai the pickup project
                    1991 Trans Am turboLSx/t56
                    1984 Husqvarna Abomination

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                      If you can modify a stock one, surely you can make your own???

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                        Originally posted by 5Toes View Post
                        If you can modify a stock one, surely you can make your own???
                        I can't speak for anyone else but yeah, that's what I did. A piece of scrap 3/16" I had.

                        Originally posted by iansane View Post
                        Made my own xmember and things seemed wonky, so I bought his and things still seem wonky.
                        But what difference does modifying a stock vs from scratch make?
                        1984 325e m50nv/G260
                        1991 325i Mortdecai the pickup project
                        1991 Trans Am turboLSx/t56
                        1984 Husqvarna Abomination

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                          There is no difference, toes just thinks there is.

                          What swap are you doing again iansane? I forgot to ask when you came and snatched my windshield in remarkable speed.
                          1989 BMW 325is | 2019 Ford Ranger FX4
                          willschnitz

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                            At that point, I'm pretty sure I was running the factory motor. I'm in the process of putting in an m50nv. Not a crazy swap at all but I seem to be having random hiccups. I'm regretting not throwing in my spare LS motor.
                            1984 325e m50nv/G260
                            1991 325i Mortdecai the pickup project
                            1991 Trans Am turboLSx/t56
                            1984 Husqvarna Abomination

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                              Originally posted by iansane View Post
                              At that point, I'm pretty sure I was running the factory motor. I'm in the process of putting in an m50nv. Not a crazy swap at all but I seem to be having random hiccups. I'm regretting not throwing in my spare LS motor.
                              Ahh, fairly simple swap then, sucks its not as simple as it should be for you.
                              1989 BMW 325is | 2019 Ford Ranger FX4
                              willschnitz

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                                Ian, just sell me the LS. I will tell you about the swap I want to do when I drop by tomorrow. It will help fund a turbo kit for the M50, then you wont regret going with a 24v
                                Simon
                                Current Car:
                                -2003 Mini Cooper R50
                                Previous Car Count : 24 ... and climbing...

                                Make R3V Great Again -2020

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