Want to buy - for an earlier engine

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aerokurt
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Want to buy - for an earlier engine

Post by aerokurt » Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:39 pm

Hi all,
I just picked up a long block from an 81 528i to build as an experiment.

Looking for an ignition distributor,
a pair of Bavaria intake manifolds,
a flywheel for manual trans
Anyone have any of these for sale?

This is for a project in Phoenix.
Anyone know where I may find more engines in Arizona?
Cheers Kurt
703-629-5878
I'm usually spending summers in northern Virginia

adam_torrence
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Re: Want to buy - for an earlier engine

Post by adam_torrence » Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:48 am

I am in Southern California but I have a distributor and flywheel (4 speed) off A 1979 bmw 528i as well as a late model m30 intake if your interested I’m not sure what you mean by a pair of Bavaria intakes
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aerokurt
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Re: Want to buy - for an earlier engine

Post by aerokurt » Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:36 pm

Hi Adam,
Feel free to give me a call, please.
As for the Bavaria intakes, they used 2 downdraft 2 barrel carbs on those 6's until fuel injection arrived for the 3.0Si and 530i.
Cheers,
Kurt,
703-629-5878

autonoob
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Re: Want to buy - for an earlier engine

Post by autonoob » Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:12 pm

Have you tried to check out online shops like 4wheelonline or eBay for those parts?
Check out this wheel and tire packages that are great for your vehicles at home but even better for your wallet!

aerokurt
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Re: Want to buy - for an earlier engine

Post by aerokurt » Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:53 pm

Turns out that 4wheelonline is for trucks not our cars.
And if someone could educate me -
on ebay -
it would be nice to know how to pull up M30 engines without 100's of 21st century engines

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528i-1981
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Re: Want to buy - for an earlier engine

Post by 528i-1981 » Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:51 am

I've found it best to search the part numbers on eBay. Most sellers involved with BMWs will provide these. You can then save your searches and have eBay email you when someone posts something that matches your search. Otherwise, the search results can be very noisy, as you're experiencing. eBay is also fairly expensive.

I also use picclick.com to search eBay, it's a bit faster to change the search string and see the results on a grid.

Another good tool is Searchtempest to search Craigslist. Searching BMW Bavaria should be pretty targeted for the manifolds, but you may need to wait awhile for them to show up. Lots of part outs posted to CL across the country. Adding the E-code of cars having the part you want in your search is effective as anyone parting out a BMW knows the nomenclature. I've been on the lookout for the rearview mirror with map lights from the E30, E32 and E28, and there are a lot of part outs for those models. E12s aren't as common, and Bavarias are much more rare but do show up.

I've used car-part.com to search for salvage inventories, but never had any luck using the email contacts. Calling the yards once you see they have what you want is the way to go. You'll probably have more hits in AZ than I have close to me in the People's Republic of Massachusetts, where rust has made E12s super-rare.

When you've given up waiting and want to bite the bullet and pay for shipping from Europe, there are a few old-timer parts houses there that have helped me. Classicbmwparts.nl is pretty good and can probably find anything not posted on the site. He does have E3 manifolds, but they're not cheap.

Good luck!
(oo=00=oo) Eric
1981 528i Manual

onovakind67
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Re: Want to buy - for an earlier engine

Post by onovakind67 » Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:37 am

Go to e9coupe.com and ask there. We have lots of parts like this for sale. I have a few sets of manifolds and carburetors and a box of distributors in my garage.
'72 3.5L 5-spd Bavarious - E3 with E12 front struts/brakes, E28 3.25 LSD rear axle, E39 wheels, Webers, etc, etc, etc...

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Re: Want to buy - for an earlier engine

Post by onovakind67 » Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:55 am

These just came up - not mine and no affiliation.

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https://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-E3-E9-Bava ... 3461441173
'72 3.5L 5-spd Bavarious - E3 with E12 front struts/brakes, E28 3.25 LSD rear axle, E39 wheels, Webers, etc, etc, etc...

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