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Anyone have a rebuildable core or better yet a reasonably priced good running engine? Looking to build a spare engine for next year. Any contacts for engine builder or help with a refresh would be appreciated as well. 

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I want it to last first off. If it makes at minimum the rated HP That would work for us. I definitely would pay $400-$500 for a core. I’m not familiar with NCE30. You are located in North Carolina correct?

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25 minutes ago, TimS said:

I want it to last first off. If it makes at minimum the rated HP That would work for us. I definitely would pay $400-$500 for a core. I’m not familiar with NCE30. You are located in North Carolina correct?

 

That might be a tough goal unless you include drive loss from crank to wheel hp. The E30 I have worked on required a ton of effort to make 158hp and they are rated at 169 IIRC. 

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7 minutes ago, red0 said:

 

That might be a tough goal unless you include drive loss from crank to wheel hp. The E30 I have worked on required a ton of effort to make 158hp and they are rated at 169 IIRC. 

 

SE30 kicks you out at 160whp and adds ballast at 158whp if I remember right.  We make 163whp with a blueprinted motor, port cleanup, and standalone ECU.  Most of our janky refreshed junkyard motors on stock electronics made ~154whp back in the day.

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8 hours ago, TimS said:

I want it to last first off. If it makes at minimum the rated HP That would work for us. I definitely would pay $400-$500 for a core. I’m not familiar with NCE30. You are located in North Carolina correct?

NCE30 is a Facebook group- 

if you're not on FB just let us know and we'll find you something in that price range

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I’m not a Facebook user but may have to start. I definitely need to find a good core and get up to speed with BMWs. Having raced Mazda RX7s primarily and few late model stock cars I’m behind on the BMWs. 

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Believe me, it's the unreal price of the Pistons more than anything. Parts cars have always been our best source. Miles shouldn't scare you away, the block in our car has 250,000 miles and then was oil starved and spun a rod bearing. Cylinders were still straight enough to re-hone and run stock pistons with file fit 10 over rings.

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We are a Honda team.  I have an M30 long block that was stripped of the injectors and the starter by a friend.  He doesn't want it and I want it gone so I have more room for Honda crap.  Seems in good shape, except the oil pan was windowed by hitting something on / off road.  Turns over fine by hand.  Free pickup or its going to LKQ.  I'm in West Palm Beach, acreage area. 

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I have one of those too(spun at least one main bearing).  I located a slightly better used engine a few weeks back.  I'm now trying to figure out a good reliable and relatively cheap swap engine.  The m20 is just to expensive to rebuild and good used ones are just as rare as rainbow unicorns.  Thanks for the offer.

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2 hours ago, TimS said:

I have one of those too(spun at least one main bearing).  I located a slightly better used engine a few weeks back.  I'm now trying to figure out a good reliable and relatively cheap swap engine.  The m20 is just to expensive to rebuild and good used ones are just as rare as rainbow unicorns.  Thanks for the offer.

LA1. Cheap, reliable, and everywhere. 

 

Ask @wvumtnbkr for details. :)

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Maybe these guys can supply one:

https://pmcmotorsport-shop.com/eng_m_Swap-Solutions_Gearbox-Adapter-Plates-210.html?filter_traits[53]=&filter_traits[55]=703&filter_traits[92]=

 

Or maybe a partially finished blank: BMW getrag pattern on one side, no holes on the other. Transfer the pattern from an LA1 bellhousing. The adapter may cost more than the first engine but you're good from there on.

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I have checked pmc website for different ideas. Probably have to make my own adapter. I have spare transmissions. Just need motor to check to see if everything works together. Would be nice if some one else did some of the work ahead of time. We’ll see what happens 

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