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Old 03-28-2014, 02:35 PM
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Which engine is this ?

Hi Everyone,

Please help me identify the engine that is fitted onto this E21. Pictures attached.

The air filter has been removed for the picture. It is supposed to be a 2 litre engine with a larger carby fitted to it.

And another question....exactly where would the chassis number be on the car? I can't find that as well.

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Old 04-01-2014, 09:00 AM
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Old 04-01-2014, 12:34 PM
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Glad to see that there's a pulse around here. I had figured it out yesterday but thatnks Dhoang. This is indeed the famous M20 engine with a carburetor, the later M20 engines had fuel injection and a curvy metal intake manifold.
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I take it this is a euro spec car being an M20. I had one back in the 80's and it was a super little car. After moving to Canada I tried the North American version with the M10. Very sluggish so I gave it a miss. I have an E39 now but do keep an eye out for a decent E21. They are getting rarer by the day. I did find a restored one on kijiji but it had been painted Kawasaki green !!!!!!!!!
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