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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:26 pm 
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Yes, I'm making a coffee table. Yes, I live alone. :P

So like, if you've got a BMW engine block lying around, preferably minus pistons and crank and such, I'd like to buy it from you. Preferably a straight-six, but I'm open. I don't care if it's rusty or is cracked or has a hole in the side or whatever. Actually, bonus points if it has a big frickin' hole in the side. Looking to spend under $200. I've found these on ebay, but it would be nice to get one locally.

pm me or email me or just post back or whatever. Thanks!


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:28 pm 
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Let's make a business out of this. Seriously.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:37 pm 
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I have one...what's your email address (I feel like PM's work well through this site)? or shoot me an email at my screen name @ g m a il.com


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:58 pm 
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colin wrote:
Looking to spend under $200.


Can't figure out if this means you'll give the person $200, or that we can give you $200 and you'll take care of our old blocks...


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 9:20 am 
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Heh. I've seen your garage, Dave. Two hundred bucks wouldn't cut it either way. ;)


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:05 pm 
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So anyway! I appear to have an M20 engine of some sort, but I can't tell anything else about it. Anybody have a clue?

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Also, I'm having trouble removing this last piece - it appears to be part #25 in this diagram. Does it just pry out? I've tried a little, but it doesn't budge. The oil pump drive shaft is already removed. Thanks for any insight!

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:40 pm 
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No big hole in the block ?? 8)

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:39 pm 
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RealM3E30 wrote:
No big hole in the block ?? 8)


Sadly, no. In fact it looked to be in pretty good condition. Anybody need an M20 crankshaft...?


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:38 am 
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I have an M20 block you can have if you agree to remove the cylinder head and oil pan for me.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:40 am 
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colin wrote:
RealM3E30 wrote:
No big hole in the block ?? 8)

Sadly, no. In fact it looked to be in pretty good condition.

It should not be too difficult to install a hole, but you might have to answer some uncomfortable questions from neighbors and LEOs afterward. (I assume you are only interested in aesthetically-correct holes that were created from inside the block...)

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:56 pm 
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RonG wrote:
It should not be too difficult to install a hole, but you might have to answer some uncomfortable questions from neighbors and LEOs afterward. (I assume you are only interested in aesthetically-correct holes that were created from inside the block...)


I never thought I'd say this, but I think I don't actually have any guns big enough for this job! Time to Buy My Own Damn Present(tm). :D


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I know of a couple S54 blocks that have fist sized holes in them. If you are interested let me know via email.

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I have a M30b35 Block if your interested?


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:41 pm 
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LIFESTYLE UPDATE: Yes I still live alone. Why are you looking at me like that? This is about art, dammit!

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Special thanks to Chris C., club member, for the engine. Also special thanks to Chris S., a good friend of mine since forever, for welding. And a shout-out to Fischer Automotive Machine in Edison for doing a great job cleaning up the block and pistons.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2015 9:20 am 
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Colin, nice job!

I have to get my manual out and see if you have the right firing order.

Neil


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