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    BMW V 12

    Can you guys tell me if the V12 motor from a 1991 BMW 850 fit a tube frame for a Murci build?

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    Re: BMW V 12

    ummm. Sure.

    If you are using a custom chassis you can put pretty much anything your budget will allow

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    The BMW is not much longer than a SBC. You can retain the wiring and computers too.
    I made a detailed sheet on how to reuse the computers and how to make the adapter plate.
    Look Here;
    http://stweb.peelschools.org/sssweb/.../projects.html

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    Re: BMW V 12

    If someone has to ask this question then I am going to say NO it wont fit.

    As for the V12 I have to ask why? if your in another country other than the USA I might understand, but why not an LSX motor instead? The wiring is TONS more simple than the V12 I would assume too. I guess I'm not sold on the BMW engine as a choice, mainly because I have yet to see any running ones state side.

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    Re: BMW V 12

    Quote Originally Posted by lowboost
    If someone has to ask this question then I am going to say NO it wont fit.

    As for the V12 I have to ask why? if your in another country other than the USA I might understand, but why not an LSX motor instead? The wiring is TONS more simple than the V12 I would assume too. I guess I'm not sold on the BMW engine as a choice, mainly because I have yet to see any running ones state side.
    Why not use the V12?
    1) The LS motors have been done so many times.
    2) The correct number of cylnders.
    3) unless you intend to spend a ton most trannies cant take the low tq that the ls is capable of
    and lets not forget the sound.....

    http://members.core.com/~blonnde/new/GTO183.MOV

    http://members.core.com/~blonnde/new/GTO184.MOV

    http://members.core.com/~blonnde/new/GTO185.MOV

    and the one that got me


    http://www.ultimav12.ca/videos/mvi_0417.avi

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    Re: BMW V 12

    ok ok ok ok stop! I love the Dino (right?) and the ultima is well hmmmm, I dont see how that mamoth fits in there personally, but it does sound sick, I've seen that vid some time ago too. The sounds are awesome, I guess I'm just sold on the whole LSX engine.


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    Re: BMW V 12

    unless I am mistaken the dino was a V6, a first for f*r. And the V12 is only a couple of inches longer than a SBC, and it is all aluminum also.

    But you are right, for power it is really hard to beat.

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    Re: BMW V 12

    nice to see people sharing video of our car with an aftermarket computer the wiring on the V12 is pretty simple. Honestly it's cheaper and easier to run a SBC, and cheaper to make big power, but the sound was worth it to us, and it's nice having a V12

    tons of pics in this directory:
    http://members.core.com/~sysadmin/personal/

    Chelle

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    Re: BMW V 12

    chelle your GTO is amazing, simply amazing, but I have one problem, which isnt a bad thing.... but the car is amazing then you look at the seats. Why didnt you guys go with a more authentic looking seat? maybe a tan leather or something? Sorry if that was offensive, as I think the craftsmenship put into this car is next to none!

    Cheers

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    Re: BMW V 12

    No offense taken
    Thanx for the kind words..
    The reason we went with non original style seats was functional. With the performance we were shooting for we wanted seats that afford maximum control. No sliding around in these with the high side bolsters, no banging our head on the rollbar, etc.. We felt like from a safety standpoint this was the best course. Plus the car is kinda meant to be like a streetrod. The body inspired by the original, and accurate in many ways, but under the skin more modern with better brakes, handling. It's got a console and carpet to make it more livable inside too

    Chelle

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