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    Dreams of an E39 V10

    Is it possible? I don't know but I'm going to try and do it! Here is the donor car it's a 525i sport which now has had the engine removed and sold off Now that's out of the way here's the new beast with a manual transmission bolted up I have a spare sump that I offered up to the E39 subframe and it does fit, very far back to get over the steering rack though and I think the anti roll bar is in the way slightly. I removed the airboxes from the engine to make things easier to work on and save damaging them with the chain After the first test fit with the engine as low as possible sitting on the subframe and steering rack there was no way the bonnet was going to close it was roughly 30mm too high and it still needed lifting up a bit to get clearance on the steering rack. So it was back to the drawing board I have come up with a solution which I have roughly tested but it means mods to the bodyshell and subframe etc. But with the engine in my desired position the bonnet can close albeit with very little clearance to the insulation. With the engine and gearbox in this location I can even fit the cabin filter boxes on which was a suprise! The tubes to the heater where very awkward to install I won't lie. This is as far as I've got so far, progress will be slow while I try and sort the subframe situation out and see if my plan works or not!
  2. Jon1465

    Dreams of an E39 V10

    Is it possible? I don't know but I'm going to try and do it! Here is the donor car it's a 525i sport which now has had the engine removed and sold off http://imgur.com/a/pwyPma3 Now that's out of the way here's the new beast with a manual transmission bolted up http://imgur.com/a/dwTA80e I have a spare sump that I offered up to the E39 subframe and it does fit, very far back to get over the steering rack though and I think the anti roll bar is in the way slightly. http://imgur.com/a/SxNlAl9 I removed the airboxes from the engine to make things easier to work on and save damaging them with the chain http://imgur.com/a/fLpBbxd After the first test fit with the engine as low as possible sitting on the subframe and steering rack there was no way the bonnet was going to close it was roughly 30mm too high and it still needed lifting up a bit to get clearance on the steering rack. http://imgur.com/a/9mAVoI0 So it was back to the drawing board I have come up with a solution which I have roughly tested but it means mods to the bodyshell and subframe etc. But with the engine in my desired position the bonnet can close albeit with very little clearance to the insulation. http://imgur.com/a/tcvjf9I With the engine and gearbox in this location I can even fit the cabin filter boxes on which was a suprise! The tubes to the heater where very awkward to install I won't lie. http://imgur.com/a/QnM2nBH This is as far as I've got so far, progress will be slow while I try and sort the subframe situation out and see if my plan works or not!
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