Triumph Sports Cars

engine swaps and other performance upgrades, plus "factory" V8s (Stag and TR8)

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Addywood@gmail.com
Addison Wood

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12/18/2015 11:22AM

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TR6 BMW M50 Swap
Posted by: Addywood@gmail.com
Date: March 17, 2016 06:35PM

Hello all!!
Just wanted to share what my winter project has been, I'm swaping a BMW M50 engine into my 1972 TR6. If anyone would like more information or pictures, let me know!! So far everything fits perfectly, although i did need to fabricate a new firewall. I utilized the TR6 bushings and fabricated new mounts welded straight to the frame. The biggest issue so far was getting the oddly shaped oil pan to fit, which resulted in cutting and fabricating a new firewall.
Should be starting the engine within the next few weeks, hopefully it runs alright!
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BWA


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Re: TR6 BMW M50 Swap
Posted by: BWA
Date: March 17, 2016 08:36PM

Totally cool engine swap!!
Any idea what this engine puts out in terms of HP and torque?
Keep us posted with lots of photos!

Cheers
Byron


Addywood@gmail.com
Addison Wood

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Re: TR6 BMW M50 Swap
Posted by: Addywood@gmail.com
Date: March 17, 2016 09:02PM

Yes sir! The specific engine is a M50B25TU- which is from a 1996 325i BMW. According to Wikipedia, it makes 189hp and 181 lb-ft. That being said, the engine does have 180k kilometers on it so maybe a bit less? Either way it will be more than enough, I really like the idea of reliability as well as fuel injection.

I will try to take more photos, recently I've been slacking... Also a quick question, is there a standard cable throttle pedal I can purchase that should bolt to the firewall? I've seen cheap kits on ebay, but I'm a little hesitant on buying those.


BWA


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Re: TR6 BMW M50 Swap
Posted by: BWA
Date: March 18, 2016 03:06PM

Send a pm to 74ls1tr6 as he used a pedal assembly for his ls1TR? engine swap.

Cheers
Byron


74ls1tr6
Calvin Grannis
Elk Grove,CA
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11/10/2007 10:05AM

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74 TR6 / 71 MGB GT TR6/Ls1 71 MGB GT/Ls1

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Re: TR6 BMW M50 Swap
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: March 27, 2016 08:24AM

I used a Lokar cable pedal and made a mounting bracket on the TR6 pedal box. I also pined the pedal spring load on the pedal so the pedal wouldn't pivot.

In this photo you can see the relieved area for the cable on the right side on the TR6 pedal box. The cable exited into the engine compartment right at the top inner corner of the foot box, where the TR6 pedal assembly is mounted.

My clutch and brake pedal have been extended since this photo was taken.
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Here is the link for the pedal I used.

[lokar.com]



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/27/2016 08:24AM by 74ls1tr6.


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