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MrSandman818
Chris Van Meter
Olympia, WA
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Registered:
08/10/2009 03:48AM

Main British Car:
1968 MG Midget MK3 1.8 liter F.I. BMW motor w/ 5 speed Gettreg, t3/t4

1968 MG Midget W/ Bimmer motor swap
Posted by: MrSandman818
Date: August 10, 2009 04:24AM

Im in the begining stages of installing a motor and trans from a 1984 bmw 318i. Its a SOHC 1.8 Litre M10 with a 5 speed Gettrag Trans. Once i get the motor and trans to actually fit and mounted up then im going to try to squeeze a t3 turbo in there. Then I want to upgrade the brakes, sys, etc to make it drive on rails. Wish me luck!!!
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Getting the old trans out was easy work
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After this I took this pic I pulled the motor and trans for the 100th time. I ended up cutting out the battery/heater core tray so i could move the motor and trans back to make the odd shaped oil pan fit between the control arm and the leg tunnel. Its also going to make a the car more even with weight distribution to help with handleing. Once the motor and trans are in place and get mounted up im going to make a new battery tray thats a little higher up to clear the tranny.
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The new motor and trans is a pain in the @ss to squeze in because its a slant 4. The odd shaped oil pan is a nightmare so far because it sits right over the frame rail. On the other side of the motor fitting the headers and the t3 turbo will be fun. The firewall/leg tunnel will need to be hacked away to squeeze the header in and it wont effect leg room, but I had to open up the tranny tunnel but cutting some of the firewall away and you lose a little leg room but its a race car so its not supposed to be comfortable...right?



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Re: 1968 MG Midget W/ Bimmer motor swap
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Date: August 02, 2010 11:59AM

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