The engine is from an e36 318is and is mated to an e21 m20 box.
Bmw e21 engine swap kit.
Replaced the profile gasket and all the timing gear.
This conversion is a pretty good all round solution to the e21s 6 cylinder woes.
Designed built and tested in the usa this kit is designed to harness the power of the jz series engine in your project car.
After fiddling around with a couple of projects that never quite get finished i found a picture of a bmw e21 323i and immediately started modifying it.
I have started work on this e21 m44 engine conversion.
They increased the engines factory 18 l displacement to 20 liters and added raised the compression.
I havent got that far with the engine swap due to life getting in the way but the m10 is removed and my m42 is nearly done.
M50 m50tu into e21 320323i.
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Lets face it the e21 320 m20 is very disappointing and the 323i suffers due to its pitiful k jetronic injection system where the fuel goes is anybodys guess.
Plus there is some adjustment to the lenght so engine placement is not as critical.
I had already built the modified front subframe along with bilstiens polybushes and vented discs.
The most obvious choice would have been a bmw v8 engine swap but because i wanted a usdm style theme on the vehicle it made more sense to pretend that it is converted to a gm ls1 v8.
The 850 kg 1873 lb race car is powered by a naturally aspirated m42 inline four mated to a sequential transmission.
Also the only way to get the m20 into the e21 chassis normally is with the 323 subframe and a 323 transmission.
This page will be more about how to install and wire an e30 m20 into the e21 chassis.
I made custom motor mounts and welded them in place.
We are offer m20 mounts that allow using the m10 subframe and complete e30 m20 and g260.
Out of his garage in auckland new zealand richard is transforming a bmw e21 into a race car inspired by faltz motorsports group 5 bmw e21.
The e30 driveshaft bolts up to the e21s diff but you do have to make new mounts for the center support bearing.
Ive had a good read of your project it interests me highly since this what im doing to my uk e21 316 my thread can be seen below.
Yes we understand the e21 did come with an m20.
Sonoma if i remember right used plates bolted to the old m10 mounts to reposition the engine.
1jz and 2jz swap kit for e30 bmw.
The superior strength reliability simplicity and sound of the jz engine is why it is our favored powerplant for all cars.