Are you using M20 conversion brackets motor mounts
Have only seen pics of the swap, read that special mounts are needed. 320i is the only R&P i seen in articles about for a steering swap, another project to kept the car in the garage for months until done.
Re: Are you using M20 conversion brackets motor mounts
I was trying to fabricate my own motor mounts. I never heard of M20 conversion motor mounts. Where would such items be available. Does it leave the mount on the arm along side the steering box? Seems like alot of torque and or play could get transmitted there.
email Matt, he's located in the Bay Area,
- Used 5 speed transmission from a 1980 bmw 323i. Transmission came out of a running car with about 115K miles on it. Comes with shift platform, shift rod, linkage rod and crossmember with mount.
- Set of new Dan Williams M20 conversion motor mounts. Mounts are brand new.
Looking to get $500/BO for the transmission and $140/BO for the motor mounts. If someone buys both i will sell them for $600. Part prices are best offer so if you think im asking too much just email me with what you think they are worth. Email me for futher details and pictures. I am located in the Bay Area, CA.
Have never read any failures of the M20 mounts.
Was never interested in doing the swap myself but have read on this forum of the project, too much work for me.
I don't have the rack yet...
but I don't imagine many complications. The connection to the steering shaft is the one I'm most concerned with, but I have pieces of several systems to play with. I'll post something when it's done.
Re: I don't have the rack yet...
Is there much difference between e21 steering racks? What other pieces are you using? I have heard that the connection to the steering column is the difficult part. But you will free up all that space. Yet, it would be good to find a quick and cheap solution.
The rack arrived yesterday.
I may not actually get to it this weekend, but I will try. I have all the mounting pieces which will then bolt to the subframe. I'll have to weld mounting flanges to the subframe. It looks pretty good. With all the extra pieces I have, I am sure I can create a shaft that will work. I'll keep you posted. Jim