Fitting the engine
As you go through this build you will notice some pictures with aftermarket headers and others with standard S52 manifolds. These headers do fit with some adjustment but I HATE the way they sound. They are very raspy and just plain unpleasant.
This is a HUGE engine to fit in a small car. It took a few versions of the mounts but I was VERY happy with the final product. These allow use of an E30 M42 radiator and also the E36 shifter bits also line up in the right spot.
There are A LOT more pictures of this process down in the gallery if you'd like to continue on!!
Ready to drop it in
Sitting on blocks in the bay
Close but it does clear the stock booster.
Sitting on wood block on the subframe
It's close...but still accessible
Driver's side mount in progress.
Mount tacked together
Passenger side in progress
Mounts supporting weight of the engine