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Mykk
Mykk New Reader
9/8/18 12:08 p.m.

Hey guys,

 

I had started putting this engine together for another project. Part way through assembly I decided to take a left at Albuquerque and build an entirely different car around the engine. 

 

Mid 90's BMW 4.4L M62 v8 block & rotating assembly

Early 90's BMW 4.0L M60 heads & cams & double roller timing chain & gears

Eaton M112 from late 90's Jaguar, using Jag intercoolers & injection sitting on an adapter to bolt to BMW heads,

 

The T is still just a pile of parts as I'm collecting more & more as financials allow. But at this stage you can begin to get an impression of the character and demeanor of the rod.

 

Speedway standard '23 bucket fiberglass cab, Repro '32 Ford grill:

 

Mid 70's Jaguar independent rear & BMW Getrag 420g 6spd manual trans:

 

 

Rear whee's & tires, American Raving VN502 15"x10" and M&H 30"x14.5" (12" tread) Cheater Slicks:

 

Piecing things together:

 

 

 

 

A few more parts trickling in:

 

...next up will be a frame.

 

Stay tuned, I'll be back to post updates.

Indy-Guy
Indy-Guy UltraDork
9/8/18 12:17 p.m.

In reply to Mykk :

Wow!

You dared to be different! That's for sure. I'll be following along with interest.

Any more details on the supercharger conversion on the BMW lump?

Stampie
Stampie UberDork
9/8/18 12:34 p.m.

I always thought the M60/62 would look great in an open hood hot rod. 

Mykk
Mykk New Reader
9/8/18 12:48 p.m.
Indy-Guy said: ... Any more details on the supercharger conversion on the BMW lump?

 

 

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 MegaDork
9/8/18 1:54 p.m.

One of us!!!!

Pete Gossett
Pete Gossett MegaDork
9/8/18 2:04 p.m.

This is amazing. 

Justjim75
Justjim75 HalfDork
9/8/18 2:34 p.m.

That engine you built elicits a physical response from me

mbruneaux
mbruneaux Reader
9/8/18 3:29 p.m.

Where did you find the BMW double roller parts?  We are resurrecting a M62 but back to factory. Is the block sleeved or does it still have the coating on it?  Beautiful execution by the way.

Mykk
Mykk New Reader
9/8/18 4:27 p.m.
Justjim75 said:

That engine you built elicits a physical response from me

Hopefully a good one...and not too juicy...

Mykk
Mykk New Reader
9/8/18 4:27 p.m.
mbruneaux said:

Where did you find the BMW double roller parts?  We are resurrecting a M62 but back to factory. Is the block sleeved or does it still have the coating on it?  Beautiful execution by the way.

The timing parts are all M60B40 before the M62 went to single chain. Not sleeved. Thank you

wheels777
wheels777 SuperDork
9/10/18 8:15 a.m.

Very cool!!!!

Chesterfield
Chesterfield New Reader
9/10/18 10:58 a.m.

I really like your plan for this. It looks like it is going to be fun.

RossD
RossD MegaDork
9/10/18 11:08 a.m.

surprise This is awesome. Your motor looks fan-frickin-tastic.

dherr
dherr HalfDork
9/10/18 3:22 p.m.

This is one fine build! Watching closely!

759NRNG
759NRNG SuperDork
9/10/18 3:30 p.m.

OHY.....frame from speedway also......or are you going to wow us with copious amounts of weld porn

(scratch built)!?!?!?!??????

Mykk
Mykk New Reader
9/10/18 7:41 p.m.
759NRNG said:

OHY.....frame from speedway also......or are you going to wow us with copious amounts of weld porn(scratch built)!?!?!?!??????

I don't have any welding skills, but I'm willing and wanting to learn. I've had my eye on a frame from a company called CCR out of southern Ca, they make a frame that the jag rear will bolt on. In reality, in the name of budget I will likely order a Speedway bare nostalgia frame with the spring perch, and then practice those welding skills. I'd prefer to order a pre-fab frame, in my mind they are likely to be square as they are welded on a jig. Then I can attach whatever tabs and brackets I'd need by measuring once and cutting twice...

 

bigeyedfish
bigeyedfish New Reader
9/11/18 7:59 a.m.

Oof.  This is freakin cool.  I'm looking forward to following this one.

Toyman01
Toyman01 MegaDork
9/11/18 8:05 a.m.

Wonderful! 

Go_Gators
Go_Gators Reader
9/11/18 1:25 p.m.

very nice. sure to be the only T with that running gear! 

klodkrawler05
klodkrawler05 Reader
9/11/18 2:40 p.m.

This is awesome, It's hard for me to pick a favorite feature but the jag rear end with inboard brakes is probably near the top.

MulletTruck
MulletTruck HalfDork
9/11/18 4:01 p.m.
Mykk said:
 

I don't have any welding skills, but I'm willing and wanting to learn. I've had my eye on a frame from a company called CCR out of southern Ca,

 

I used a CCR frame as the base of my Pinto project. After adding up the cost of all the metal and the time it was better for me to get the prefabbed frame. They do nice work and took the guesswork out of the rear end.

 

pinchvalve
pinchvalve MegaDork
9/11/18 4:04 p.m.

Can this really be called a "build"?  I mean, Challenge entries are builds, this is on another level.  No one ever looked at the Sistine Chapel and said "nice ceiling paint". 

grover
grover HalfDork
9/11/18 5:01 p.m.

holy crap those inboard brakes, that supercharger, wow.  

edizzle89
edizzle89 Dork
9/12/18 11:36 a.m.
pinchvalve said:

No one ever looked at the Sistine Chapel and said "nice ceiling paint". 

I lost it at this comment haha but absolutely applies to this build

spandak
spandak Reader
9/12/18 3:20 p.m.

Oh yes. 

And im not even a hot rod person. 

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