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Old 07-05-2013, 05:17 PM
Danielaaron94 Danielaaron94 is offline
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1999 740i small block Chevy swap

Maybe someone can help me or point me in the right direction.
At first I was looking to sell my Beamer for a Chevy muscle car, but then I had the idea of putting a classic Chevy engine in it. Is this possible, is it easy? Are there any kits? I was thinking small block Chevy, carburated, nothing TOO radical. Any information is appreciated
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Old 07-05-2013, 07:09 PM
Schmelzersam Schmelzersam is offline
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1999 740i small block Chevy swap

Good luck I'm sure it won't be easy but I would like to hear how it turns out


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Old 07-06-2013, 11:37 AM
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Re: 1999 740i small block Chevy swap

There is nothing. I thought the same thing. Not one mount will match. Its a fresh start of modifications..... if you do it I would love to see!!!

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Old 07-12-2013, 11:58 PM
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Two entirely different spectrums of motoring there bru. simple to complex, not gonna work. Best try a Toyota chasis with a chev block
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Old 07-13-2013, 02:49 AM
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Re: 1999 740i small block Chevy swap

Putting a Chevy LS-1 or LS-2 engine into an E36 or E39 has been done many times. It's not an easy mod, but here is a link where a LS-2 was installed into an E39 540i. The LS engine's 400 HP stock vs the M62tu's 282 HP is enough to sway some BMW owners. Don't expect to keep the obc functions without serious electronic modifications.
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39...completed.html
To me, your desire to put an basic Chevy 350 in there would be a waste of your efforts. All that work for a stock 300 HP. The LS swap is more popular because the stock engine makes M5 power and can easily make more power with a few mods.
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Old 07-13-2013, 04:00 PM
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Re: 1999 740i small block Chevy swap

Well put bigboy

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Old 07-13-2013, 08:40 PM
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I hey I will get an Impala..I like my 740i even if it is a 1995...it is so much more than a Chevy, and the engine "kicks butt" if I need it to.
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Old 07-15-2013, 03:38 PM
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Check out what a 350 stroker kit will do.

I had a subscription to Car Craft and they routinely got over 450hp on pump gas with small block 383 stroker kits.

Electronics be damned.

Rough and crude, but it you want peak horsepower and a surprising amount of torque, then low tech is not a bad option.

Personally, I think it would be pretty cool to see an e38 lumping with a high lift cam and dual exhausts rattling, but WTF do I know.
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