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Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds Enthused or Confused about your vintage Marlin build? Ask away here or show off your build.

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Old 11th February 2013, 19:27
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Just reviving this old thread instead of starting a new one....

As well all know, BMW straight six engines are mounted over at a cant angle to fit under the bonnet.
Can anyone confirm that BMW M50 engines are mounted at the same cant angle as the M52 engines?


thanks......peter
Hi Peter

This site states the M50 and M52 both had a 30 degree cant
http://www.usautoparts.net/bmw/engines/m50.htm
http://www.usautoparts.net/bmw/engines/m52.htm

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Old 11th February 2013, 20:07
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Hi Peter

This site states the M50 and M52 both had a 30 degree cant
http://www.usautoparts.net/bmw/engines/m50.htm
http://www.usautoparts.net/bmw/engines/m52.htm

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Brilliant that's just what I was looking for.
I've also been studying Ian Morris' engine pictures which has the cast iron block which has a different set of engine mounting bolt holes than the alloy block version that I have. I'll need to bear that in mind when designing my final engine mounts.
...peter

And also thank you to Mark. I had forgotten about your pictures and there are some good shots of the BMW engine mounts still attached.

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M50, M52 and M54 will all be the same 30 degree angle. I would have thought the mounting holes were the same too. I know Mike's Cabrio off side mount arm is different to mine and uses the set of bolt holes further forward on the M50 block but that's more to do with the kit than the engine
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Old 12th February 2013, 08:52
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M50, M52 and M54 will all be the same 30 degree angle. I would have thought the mounting holes were the same too. I know Mike's Cabrio off side mount arm is different to mine and uses the set of bolt holes further forward on the M50 block but that's more to do with the kit than the engine
I thought the mounting holes would be the same as well but the alloy block seems to have a lot more holes to choose from? I'll grab some shots later to put up here.
Perhaps BMW just added a few extra for various car options later??
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