1971 BMW 2002 Touring S52

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This was a SUPER fun and well funny build. This was done in the spring of 2015 right before Mid America 02 fest in Arizona. It was some what of a trade and a build for a good friend in Minnesota. He shipped his touring to us, then drove his 97 E36 M3 and then we combined the two.

This was a very QUICK, CHEAP, and DIRTY build. Our job was to get the engine in and make it driveable. Nothing more, nothing less. Once done we drove the car 700+ miles one way to AR after getting it running and driving it MAYBE 6 miles. It made a 1400+ mile trip without an issue and provided a lot of smiles and laughs along the way.

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So here I give you....Tickle.

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Let’s take a drive.

As I said in the beginning of this build series, after swapping this car we drove it 700+ miles to

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Odds and Ends

Lots of little odds and ends with any build. This one was no different. Fitting a high pressure fuel pump

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Radiator and such

Seeing as we had to cut the engine shelf area out and the engine was living in the same space

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Engine Mounts

The owner of this car (Brando) worked at Blunttech for a little while with Steef P. There was a short

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Engine First Test Fit

Fitting an S52 really isn’t an easy task. It requires a lot of cutting and banging. This car was far