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The start of an unusual T-bucket build

Discussion in 'Street Rods / Hot Rods' started by 04SilveradoMykk, Jul 22, 2018.

  1. 04SilveradoMykk

    04SilveradoMykk I'm too LAZY to Choose a Custom Title!!!

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    Hey guys, here's a few pics of a current project. I started putting this engine together to replace the tired old original engine in my mid 90's BMW. But somewhere along the way I decided to make a left turn at Albuquerque and build an entirely different car around the engine...a T-bucket



    So first, the engine:



    Late 90's BMW M62B44 4.4L V8 short block


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    A donor early 90's M60B40 4.0L V8 to sacrifice it's cylinder heads, cams and misc bits


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    The M62 4.4L V8's pistons sit .025" above deck and I found them to have a dish to them. Measured roughly 4cc volume in piston dish.


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    Cylinder heads back from machine shop rebuild:


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    Measured roughly 52cc of volume in chambers:


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    Opened up the bank2 coolant port to closer match the bank1 port:


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    Torques heads down, used a 1.74mm MLS head gasket.



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    Static compression ratio comes to roughly 9.6:1


    Double roller timing chains from the early 4.0L V8:


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    Degree'd in the cams. The aftermarket timing blocks were set up to time cams at 108 ° ICL & 108° LSA. I dialed them in for a 110° ICL and 112° LSA


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    Introduce the belt driven intake manifold, Eaton M112 from a late 90's Jaguar. Using the jag water-air intercoolers and injection. Sitting on an adapter plate to bolt down to the BMW heads. I'm aiming for 8psi-10psi of boost



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    Introduce the Nitrous Oxide:


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    The gutted mid 90's BMW to donate it's 6 speed manual trans, clutch and misc hardware.


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    I think by flipping the S65 exhaust manifolds they should clear the cab of a T-bucket body:


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    That's where I'm currently at, I'm a couple months away from being able to order the chassis & frame. I will be using a CCR stage IV chassis set up for a jaguar rear end.


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    I intend to use a standard non-channeled '23 bucket body, no bed/open rear. I've got my heart set on cowl steering. But we'll see what direction that goes when the time comes.


    The engine EFI management will be a system I'm familiar with and have used in the past called Speeduino, it uses an Arduino Mega2560.



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    I've been running Speeduino on the now torn apart 90's BMW pictured above, it's a good system and I like it's versatility.



    Once the T project is up and running, driving and tuned well enough to cruise I will be embarking on a road trip from where I live in Arizona to Los Angeles, join the Hwy 1 in Santa Monica and cruise the 1 all the way north to San Francisco and beyond, Bodega Bay.





    The entire build and road trip will be a youtube series if you're interested in checking it out


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzPYmNx3jTQ


    Thanks for checking out my project!
     
  2. OldCracker29

    OldCracker29 There's a world going on outside the world that I'

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    That engine is sweet. :thumbs:
     
  3. geektoad

    geektoad redneck geek

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    That is definitely a fascinating combo!!
     
  4. buRRp

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    Wow. Very nice set up.
     
  5. 04SilveradoMykk

    04SilveradoMykk I'm too LAZY to Choose a Custom Title!!!

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    Picked up a rear end, Jaguar independent rear. I haven't fully identified it yetbut I believe it to be a 70's or 80's XJ6, I'll know more once I count the gear ratio. it appears it was already in someone's hot rod as it's been uncaged and has an aftermarket lower control arm tie bar.


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    Currently on order and will arrive next week: '23 T body, custom fiberglass top, '32 Ford grill.
     
  6. OldCracker29

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    That is definitely Outside of the Box :cheers:
     
  8. 04SilveradoMykk

    04SilveradoMykk I'm too LAZY to Choose a Custom Title!!!

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    Speedway motors '23 Standard T body arrived:


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  10. Shaggy

    Shaggy You like in the what?? Staff Member

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    Awesome details in your post and awesome motor! Look forward on watching this build.
     

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