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REAR enginged 635CSi V8!!!!!

 
John Burns
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      01-12-2008
If you fancy a laugh have a look at ebay item 160197957572.

An E24 with a big American V8 in the back! Why??

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JB
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      01-12-2008

"John Burns" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> If you fancy a laugh have a look at ebay item 160197957572.
>
> An E24 with a big American V8 in the back! Why??


Because he's an Essex monkey.
But why, why *WHY*, do that to the nicest BMW of all time?
<burn the herrtic!>
I do know of an E24 which had an 850CSi engine/drivetrain 'transplant though
(for which I would *willingly* sell my soul to Satan)

JB


 
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Scott Dorsey
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      01-12-2008
John Burns <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>If you fancy a laugh have a look at ebay item 160197957572.
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>An E24 with a big American V8 in the back! Why??


Bad drugs, probably.
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hsg@h-gee.co.uk
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      01-13-2008
On Sat, 12 Jan 2008 15:29:08 +0000, John Burns <(E-Mail Removed)>
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>160197957572



John - you can't be that naive - can you or no drag cars in the wilds of
Scotland?

It is obviously a Drag car
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R. Mark Clayton
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      01-13-2008

"JB" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> "John Burns" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>> If you fancy a laugh have a look at ebay item 160197957572.
>>
>> An E24 with a big American V8 in the back! Why??

>
> Because he's an Essex monkey.
> But why, why *WHY*, do that to the nicest BMW of all time?
> <burn the herrtic!>
> I do know of an E24 which had an 850CSi engine/drivetrain 'transplant
> though (for which I would *willingly* sell my soul to Satan)
>
> JB
>


Why not just get the 850CSi which it was designed for and had better
dynamics, frills etc. or even better a current 645i or similar (although the
price might be several souls to satan)?


 
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"R. Mark Clayton" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> "JB" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>> "John Burns" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>>> If you fancy a laugh have a look at ebay item 160197957572.
>>>
>>> An E24 with a big American V8 in the back! Why??

>>
>> Because he's an Essex monkey.
>> But why, why *WHY*, do that to the nicest BMW of all time?
>> <burn the herrtic!>
>> I do know of an E24 which had an 850CSi engine/drivetrain 'transplant
>> though (for which I would *willingly* sell my soul to Satan)
>>
>> JB
>>

>
> Why not just get the 850CSi which it was designed for and had better
> dynamics, frills etc. or even better a current 645i or similar (although
> the price might be several souls to satan)?


The reason he did this was money; (ie: he didn't have much), and his
540Tourer caught the nikasil virus. His Dad used to run a breakers yard
which had in a rolled 850CSi from which he got the engine/dirvetrain and
many ancills. Took him 3 months to do the conversion he said, the worst part
being the pipework for the exhaust.
Very tidy job in the end, but I wouldn't have fancied working in that engine
bay. A gynaecologist would be better than a mech I'd reckon.

JB


 
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John Burns
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      01-14-2008
> I do know of an E24 which had an 850CSi engine/drivetrain 'transplant though
> (for which I would *willingly* sell my soul to Satan)


I have a pic of a 635 like that built by BMW, it was the test mule for
the V12 5.0. Had enlarged front wings (wider track) and the four speed
auto from the 750iL.

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      01-15-2008

"John Burns" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>> I do know of an E24 which had an 850CSi engine/drivetrain 'transplant
>> though
>> (for which I would *willingly* sell my soul to Satan)

>
> I have a pic of a 635 like that built by BMW, it was the test mule for
> the V12 5.0. Had enlarged front wings (wider track) and the four speed
> auto from the 750iL.
>
> --

Now *that's* a vehicle I'd love to have. My all time fav car with the best
engine of the lot. (except perhaps that CSi lump above) but all properly
prepared by BMW engineers.

JB


 
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