View Full Version : V8 powered BMW E36 sedan

09-12-2004, 08:58 AM

09-12-2004, 02:19 PM
What V8 is in that car?

09-12-2004, 02:29 PM
Thats awesome.

Sounds good thats for sure. Out of a 540 or something?

09-12-2004, 03:49 PM
That is a BADASS car. I want one! anyone want to buy a subaru?

09-12-2004, 03:58 PM
wow that sounds awesome! must be a blast to drive :burnout:

09-12-2004, 04:04 PM
This car is far beyond BAD-ASS!!!

:bigpimp: :bigpimp: :bigpimp: :bigpimp: :bigpimp: :bigpimp:

You should hear this thing in real life...

09-12-2004, 04:21 PM
Sweet to see that car run yesterday!!! :thumbsup:

09-12-2004, 06:10 PM
Wow, that thing sounds unbelievably sexy...

09-13-2004, 09:23 AM
Man, that would explain why he passed me almost every lap!!

That is one sweet car.

09-13-2004, 10:54 AM
Man America Sux. You Canadians and ur racing.......I WANNA MOVE TO CANADA!!

But the car....:drool: And if it were a woman :poosie:

09-23-2004, 10:09 PM
Nice:burnout: :eek:

09-23-2004, 10:53 PM
I want a vette engine in mine

That car is true PIMP:bigpimp:

09-23-2004, 11:03 PM
Man, u gotta take me for a ride in that beast. You offered! :)

09-24-2004, 12:14 AM
Sooo youre the one who owns that beast. That car strikes fear in the heart of any man who looks at it lol . wicked car

09-26-2004, 02:25 PM
Oh so you did dyno yesterday. ScCab told me u were gonna call, I had my camera with me to shoot some video :).

Lemme know when your next dyno trip is, I'd like to get some footage there.

10-14-2004, 09:24 AM
HeHeHe...i got to ride in it! It is absolutely sick! Awesome job guys! So when are we going to start the E46 conversion?:D

10-15-2004, 04:17 AM
Hahaha not quite bored yet but waiting for that damn software and injectors....still if you are up for it you can have my car Oct - April next year.

11-22-2004, 12:28 AM
M-10, omes,

Couls you please connect me with the owners / fabricators of this car as I am seriously considering this engine swap myself.

Thanks guys!

Alpina and Hartge can kiss my american V8 ass! LOL


12-02-2004, 09:30 PM
Originally posted by Burn_2002
M-10, omes,

Couls you please connect me with the owners / fabricators of this car as I am seriously considering this engine swap myself.

Thanks guys!

Alpina and Hartge can kiss my american V8 ass! LOL


Hello there,

We are in the process of building 2 other cars and are still doing some evolutionary prototyping. We will launch our website soon, and I will post the announcement on this board and bimmerforums.com
There will be a package that includes parts and instructions on converting your e36. We may also offer a complete conversion to those interested in shipping their cars to our shop. Pricing has not been released but there will be a limited introductory offer upon our site debut. Expect our conversion components to cost less than a turbo conversion.
You will need to supply a donor LS1 V8/6spd.
Daily reliability, huge torque, Fun.
If you have a serious inquiry,
I can be reached at [email protected]


12-03-2004, 02:17 PM
Ok trev and paul quit playing with those E36's and play with my car! Now that would be evolutionary! just joking but if you guys are up for it my car is available for the conversion!

12-26-2004, 03:25 PM
oh my god, its beautiful. so hot man, good job:thumbsup:

12-26-2004, 07:03 PM
Congrats guys! Schweet site! There are going to be E36's kicking my a$$ all over town now.:poosie:

12-26-2004, 08:00 PM
Originally posted by m10-power
Our website is finally live


Happy Holidays all

Nice site M10.
Any performance data on the car? 0-60, 1/4 mile times?

12-27-2004, 05:59 AM
You supply the E36, The LS1 Engine with all the important stuff and transmission. You do the labor.

$7311.52 USD (not including international crate shipping if you are in the US) for their package (at their special introductory price to the first 10 customers!)

They want a $3656.00 deposit until April 30, 2005, when they will require their balance prior to shipping.

You have to send both your LS1 wiring harness and your BMW harness for them to sort out and send back to you. They do not program your PCM for you, so this will be up to you. (Not all bad, just good to point out)

You have to give an additional $250.00 deposit to borrow a jig in order to weld the mounts to your crossmember, and then pay to ship it back...[This is a good idea.]

Quote:"It is fairly obvious from our test car's engine bay pictures that the conversion is very tidy and well layed out"

Um... No. The distant photos look as though the master cylinder and vacuum power booster or the entire engine must be removed to get your driver's side valve cover off...
Correct me if I'm wrong...

No directions or specifics until you have placed an order...

You are on your own to resolve the differential, but they went with: Euro M3 rear differential/subframe and Powerflex subframe mounting bushings, as well as their own reinforcements.

They are estimating 40-60 hrs per install (one week shop time), yet it will take them until spring to get their two additional cars done.

"Can I purchase key components from the kit? No, the conversion is sold as a complete package only."

Engine Selection:
I suggest that anyone who is considering this do EXTENSIVE reasearch on the LS1 prior to selecting your engine. Some LS1's have had random oil pump failures, which trashes the bearings and requires a complete rebuild. (You can unknowingly find these on ebay often.) There are vast differences between years, newer always being better. Price does not seem to depend on the year with these, either. While your engine is out, I reccomend new ARP connecting rod bolts, new oil pump and lots of other important things that are too vast to write here. There are many LS1 websites to help with this. It took me months of reasearch to know what NOT to buy. V3's website advice in this area leaves much to be desired.

There is a long thread on here about this conversion:

There are also others doing the same thing:



12-27-2004, 12:52 PM
interesting concept, but it looks like a bitch to work on