1974 BMW 2002 M42 Swap
Well this was one of our first swaps (as you can see from the location of jake's home garage). It came to us with an m10 and a 4 speed. All this one got was an E30 M42 (NA) the matching 5 speed. You might think why are we showing a build from soooooo long ago. Well we are firm believers in being 100% accountable and showing the progress of our work. You can always learn more, build better, and improve. Just as anything in life.... There will not be a ton of text and explanation to these early builds as we did not take the same amount of pictures. So I hope the pictures help tell the story.
The ears on the top of the transmission must be cut off.
Cut off and ground smooth
Bottom ribs on the trans need to be ground for clearance of the steering center track rod.
The exhaust manifold on these start as a 6 cylinder M50 bottom mount turbo manifold. We chop them down (old tiny band saw) and then weld a cap up on one end.
Chopped down and cap welded on
Manifold in and down pipe on