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  • 07-28-2006, 11:36 AM
    scottiesharpe

    Lucky duck!

    Those cars were awesome with the High Line interior!

    Hook up with other owners here:

    http://bmwturbos.scottiesharpe.com/forum.asp?FORUM_ID=20

    Scottie Sharpe
    Provider of Mass Air Flow Conversion Kits for BMWs
    www.scottiesharpe.com/store

    88 Dinan-badged M5, M88 motor with BTP mass air flow conversion, Dinan Stage 4 suspention, Dinan 17x9.5 3pc wheels, 255/40 Conti Sport X 4, Racing Dynamics software, e34 rear brakes, B&B Stainless steel Exhaust, F&R LaDue stainless steel strut bars.
    91 318iC
    73 Bavaria
    67 1602 Ireland coil overs, brembo brakes, Dual Solex 40 PHH
    Do you BMWwikiwiki.com ??

  • 07-28-2006, 11:34 AM
    scottiesharpe

    Believe it or not...

    the e23 weights nearly the same as the e28 and can be made to handle almost the same. The 745i came with very large 4 pot brakes...not the same as the M5 brakes, though.

    The stock suspenstion was made for high speed cruising.

    For a discussion of suspention modifications, I recommend doing a search on my site.Scottie Sharpe
    Provider of Mass Air Flow Conversion Kits for BMWs
    www.scottiesharpe.com/store

    88 Dinan-badged M5, M88 motor with BTP mass air flow conversion, Dinan Stage 4 suspention, Dinan 17x9.5 3pc wheels, 255/40 Conti Sport X 4, Racing Dynamics software, e34 rear brakes, B&B Stainless steel Exhaust, F&R LaDue stainless steel strut bars.
    91 318iC
    73 Bavaria
    67 1602 Ireland coil overs, brembo brakes, Dual Solex 40 PHH
    Do you BMWwikiwiki.com ??

  • 07-22-2006, 07:44 AM
    brenta2

    Re: Mmmm..

    have a freind who will take the body most likly and refit a std 3.5 m30 unit .
    needs a bit of love and care though . and my M535i is much more deserving than this white bus
  • 07-22-2006, 03:44 AM
    Randomg

    Re: Mmmm..

    Just what I was thinkin when I read the first post. Why tear apart a very rare car for an engine that can be found in 2 other cars that are much more numerous?
  • 07-21-2006, 09:08 AM
    brenta2

    picture

    m545i to come


  • 07-21-2006, 08:48 AM
    brenta2

    i picked it up tonight

    still rolls around corners , sticks ok , power delivery is slow to start with then goes with a rush ,brakes are good , pull up early .
    car needs interior tidy up ( leather every where ) , suspension needs attention , a few elctric/vac problems with heater controls etc , diff whines a little , the auto does some silly changes ( a bit jerky sometimes) but the motor runs sweet , running a bit rich i think .
    maybe just needs a italian tune up , been sitting lots , in storage etc .
  • 07-20-2006, 11:13 AM
    Mike M5 in UK

    Re: i know of 3 in nz , and a 2 that have been cut up

    someone commented to me last night about driving a 7 series - it went alright but didn't go round corners - this doesn't appear to be a problem with E28s - the guy wants to get his feet on the pedals of my M5 - maybe if he finishes my garage a bit quicker than he got my house built - and if the inspection pit proves to be watertight

    did BMW uprate the 7 series suspension for the M88 engine - or the blown 745i we didn't get in the UK? if they did it might be an argument for keeping 745i intact
  • 07-20-2006, 08:50 AM
    brenta2

    i know of 3 in nz , and a 2 that have been cut up

    took it for drive tonight , felt just like a normal e23 735i , but didn't have a chance to rev it out .
    i could feel it wanted to go though
  • 07-20-2006, 07:38 AM
    Mike M5 in UK

    Re: Mmmm..

    does that include the one that was sold on e-bayin the UK in the last two or three months? I didn't bid as my valour ran out; my wife would't understand another undriveable moth eaten BMW on the drive
  • 07-19-2006, 11:19 AM
    scottiesharpe

    Mmmm..

    Kind of a shame to rip apart a right hand drive 745i. They are extremely rare. I know of only 2 others besides yours. Scottie Sharpe
    Provider of Mass Air Flow Conversion Kits for BMWs
    www.scottiesharpe.com/store

    88 Dinan-badged M5, M88 motor with BTP mass air flow conversion, Dinan Stage 4 suspention, Dinan 17x9.5 3pc wheels, 255/40 Conti Sport X 4, Racing Dynamics software, e34 rear brakes, B&B Stainless steel Exhaust, F&R LaDue stainless steel strut bars.
    91 318iC
    73 Bavaria
    67 1602 Ireland coil overs, brembo brakes, Dual Solex 40 PHH
    Do you BMWwikiwiki.com ??

  • 07-19-2006, 11:18 AM
    scottiesharpe

    Oh yeah, Mike is right.

    Forgot that the right hand drive cars had different headers made to clear the right hand drive steering. Scottie Sharpe
    Provider of Mass Air Flow Conversion Kits for BMWs
    www.scottiesharpe.com/store

    88 Dinan-badged M5, M88 motor with BTP mass air flow conversion, Dinan Stage 4 suspention, Dinan 17x9.5 3pc wheels, 255/40 Conti Sport X 4, Racing Dynamics software, e34 rear brakes, B&B Stainless steel Exhaust, F&R LaDue stainless steel strut bars.
    91 318iC
    73 Bavaria
    67 1602 Ireland coil overs, brembo brakes, Dual Solex 40 PHH
    Do you BMWwikiwiki.com ??

  • 07-19-2006, 07:46 AM
    Mike M5 in UK

    Re: is that Arnie's SA-745i ? - headers


    UK E28 M5s don't have bunch-of-snakes euro headers as they would foul the steering box, so if the 745i has euro headers I guess they'll need replacing;



  • 07-19-2006, 07:15 AM
    brenta2

    Re: is that Arnie's SA-745i ?

    no its in NZ .
    do you know if the headers will clear the steering box etc , and will the head clear the clutch master cylinder etc.
    cheers brent
  • 07-19-2006, 07:09 AM
    brenta2

    Re: is that Arnie's SA-745i ? no sorry its in NZ .

  • 07-18-2006, 10:44 PM
    scottiesharpe

    is that Arnie's SA-745i ?

    I'll walk you through the installation on the phone in exchange for the euro headers! :-) I'll pay shipping!! :)Scottie Sharpe
    Provider of Mass Air Flow Conversion Kits for BMWs
    www.scottiesharpe.com/store

    88 Dinan-badged M5, M88 motor with BTP mass air flow conversion, Dinan Stage 4 suspention, Dinan 17x9.5 3pc wheels, 255/40 Conti Sport X 4, Racing Dynamics software, e34 rear brakes, B&B Stainless steel Exhaust, F&R LaDue stainless steel strut bars.
    91 318iC
    73 Bavaria
    67 1602 Ireland coil overs, brembo brakes, Dual Solex 40 PHH
    Do you BMWwikiwiki.com ??

  • 07-17-2006, 08:57 AM
    brenta2

    fitting a M5 (M745iA ) engine to a E28 M535i RHD

    hi guys , looking at getting some info about fitting a twincam 286hp M engine from a RHD sth african built M745i , into my 1986 E28 M535i .
    its a RHD car with about 481600km on the clock .5speed manual .LSD etc
    done up most of the interior etc , have replaced engine with 2nd hand block and rebuilt head a little while ago .
    new tyres on 16" e39 bbs cross spoke wheels . rebuilt rear shocks and new front ones , replaced lots of rubber bushes front and rear ,body needs a bit of a repaint etc .
    drives real nice .have had it on a track goes ok .
    i am looking at possibly buying this M745i (M-power engine) with auto .
    its done about 140000miles , had the camchain etc repleaced 10000miles ago , and tunned etc .
    so i want to fit the engine into my E28 , what do i need to look at doing , will the extractors fit in ok around the steering box , will the clutch master cylinder fowl the head ( it sits outside onthe fire wall beside the number 6 spark plug) .
    will the main power plug loom plug in the same . what clutch kit should i get , will std 535i handle the power .
    what about the engine mounting arms , will the std m30 ones fit up to the M-power block .
    will the radiator from the e23 fit in to the e28 body etc .
    any help would be great .
    can email me direct if you like .


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