REAR enginged 635CSi V8!!!!!

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    John Burns, Jan 12, 2008
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    JB Guest

    "John Burns" <john@unixnerd.demon.co.uk> 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
     
    JB, Jan 12, 2008
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    John Burns <john@unixnerd.demon.co.uk> wrote:
    >If you fancy a laugh have a look at ebay item 160197957572.
    >
    >An E24 with a big American V8 in the back! Why??


    Bad drugs, probably.
    --scott

    --
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    Scott Dorsey, Jan 12, 2008
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  4. On Sat, 12 Jan 2008 15:29:08 +0000, John Burns <john@unixnerd.demon.co.uk>
    wrote:

    >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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    hsg@h-gee.co.uk, Jan 13, 2008
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  5. "JB" <JB@Nospam.co.uk> wrote in message
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    >
    > "John Burns" <john@unixnerd.demon.co.uk> wrote in message
    > news:4788DCC4.6FC@unixnerd.demon.co.uk...
    >> 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)?
     
    R. Mark Clayton, Jan 13, 2008
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    "R. Mark Clayton" <nospamclayton@btinternet.com> wrote in message
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    > "JB" <JB@Nospam.co.uk> wrote in message
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    >>
    >> "John Burns" <john@unixnerd.demon.co.uk> wrote in message
    >> news:4788DCC4.6FC@unixnerd.demon.co.uk...
    >>> 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
     
    JB, Jan 13, 2008
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    John Burns Guest

    > 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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    John Burns, Jan 14, 2008
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    JB Guest

    "John Burns" <john@unixnerd.demon.co.uk> 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
     
    JB, Jan 15, 2008
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