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We complete a full engine conversion on our 1989 E30 BMW 320i. We bought this JDM model with a questionable history, including an engine that was broken so in this episode we replace it with something EPIC!
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Nov 8, 2020

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Mighty Car Mods
Mighty Car Mods 20 days ago
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MKKMNN
MKKMNN 6 days ago
@Furkan Internal Combustion - Tiny Little Pieces
MKKMNN
MKKMNN 14 days ago
@Furkan me too, can't find it :(
MKKMNN
MKKMNN 14 days ago
@Jordan Leach didn't find it
Ivo Kraaier
Ivo Kraaier 15 days ago
@EdgyNumber1 www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=kw+to+hp
StreeLgaming
StreeLgaming 16 days ago
Guys, 1 thing tho. I would recommend to fabricate a cover plate for the bottom part of the Flywheel/gearbox housing. You don't want anything flying in there and destroying mad stuff :P
Odin Ponzi
Odin Ponzi 8 hours ago
Which modern engine fits the e30 like a glove?
Marko Kaljula
Marko Kaljula 23 hours ago
Hey Marty! What's that watch you're using, I love it 😁
Skiboot Dier
Skiboot Dier Day ago
What is the weight distribution with that Chevy engine? Factory is 50/50..
BR1 XH
BR1 XH Day ago
U never fixed the rust
Jason Sparrow
Jason Sparrow 2 days ago
I remember when this show used to be directed toward commonfolk so they could afford the mods..
RacingWithParamotors
20:10 Static-X?!
crazymonkey626
crazymonkey626 4 days ago
Tiny little pieces - combustion
Knallen
Knallen 5 days ago
for the people who can't always get the help of someone profesional when they find rust like that on a car, dont worry. buy/rent or borrow a welder and get some sheet metal and a plier. You literally cant make it worse, so just give it a go. Bad welds and a ugly job is 10x better than rust
Scott Verge
Scott Verge 5 days ago
I can't be the only person that would love to see a Tesla swap at some point form MCM?
ferrarikingdom
ferrarikingdom 5 days ago
Yuck first engine swap you guys have done Im disappointed in. Smh s65 v8 would’ve been great and it’s actually a bmw engine
Jack Fahuna
Jack Fahuna 6 days ago
No need for music
FazyLuck
FazyLuck 8 days ago
Chuck a rotary in it like I’ve done with my E30 project!
Graham Song
Graham Song 8 days ago
Please never put that music in your videos again, thanks
Motheo Lebelo
Motheo Lebelo 8 days ago
Epic work guys
Ed Wilko
Ed Wilko 9 days ago
I miss seeing Turbo Yoda & mechanical sting on the show get the lads to pop in I know theor busy on their own shows but lads have a bit of fun together
ZE_GERMAN
ZE_GERMAN 9 days ago
Doesn’t matter what kinda car lover you are. Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Euro, sooner than later you will end up with Bald Eagles 🦅 Caw Caw!!!
dckstr
dckstr 9 days ago
That fistbump sync @ 22:06 thoooo 🔥
BETA Boyz
BETA Boyz 10 days ago
That knuckle bump after tightening the intake hose clamp was badass
Trevor Nolting
Trevor Nolting 10 days ago
Twin Turbo the LS to beat 2 sexy
Jake Harper
Jake Harper 10 days ago
Hell yeah, I just found the end video to the build and seeing the intricate little mods done so that everything aligns perfectly. I must say I like the little mods that are fitted with the new baffled oil sump and oil filter relocation kit as it well and truly helps with ease of access for minor servicing. The classic rtv gasket sealant internet joke cracked me up 🤣
Corey Conway
Corey Conway 10 days ago
Should of done bmw e60 v10
Joshua Foster
Joshua Foster 11 days ago
Damn auzzies and their kilowatts 😂😂
Revelair Fan Man
Revelair Fan Man 11 days ago
Who cares if LS swaps are common? That little BMW turd is going to HAUL ARSE and that’s all that matters!
Crow
Crow 11 days ago
Ah yes, an LSThreeE30
Bulik 616681
Bulik 616681 12 days ago
I thought they gonna put 2JZ))
Evan Peck
Evan Peck 12 days ago
The fact that these two haven’t made a cameo in any of the fast and furious movies is a crime
Lewis
Lewis 12 days ago
I'd love for you guys to work on a car this old from the UK or somewhere else that's cold and wet... you two seriously don't know how lucky you are when it comes to crust!
Devlin Oshay
Devlin Oshay 12 days ago
Holy crap! An American V8 on MCM? The whole world has gone crazy... for about the 4th time this year.
Ragnar Lothbrok
Ragnar Lothbrok 12 days ago
stop with the LS shit
Lucian Florin
Lucian Florin 13 days ago
Bang an e34 on left of e30... :D:D:D:D:D
Николай Галкин
Я понимаю что это "баварский трактор " и все дела. Но почему не от пескоструить и заварить?
The Official James Martin
its been like 2 years since i saw mighty car mods... didnt sub back then just rabbit holed my way here then and back again now! SUBBED! AND YOU HAVE SOME A LONG WAY SINCE THE Super charged mini and the old man subie!
Леонид Бодров
Зашел с русскоязычного канала посмотреть что свапают, думал джэй будет ((
James Davey
James Davey 13 days ago
Loving the 80s vibes with the tunes Moog!
Saint_Misfit _V2
Saint_Misfit _V2 13 days ago
"M20B25 biggest engine other than the M car" BMW South Africa: "ahhh e30 333i?"
NutriFIT nutritie si fitnes
there literally can not be a 500kg difference in your car and the stock one
Matt Snyder
Matt Snyder 13 days ago
MOOG! I need to know the track at ~21:08 PLEASE
Arktos
Arktos 7 days ago
Same, I need to know as well
FreakkyJack
FreakkyJack 13 days ago
American V8?..... i was hoping for something jdm..... or a M62B44 / S62B50 supercharged! i dont know man.... :/
Ryan Boucher
Ryan Boucher 13 days ago
What are moogs pants. 5:01
Nicholas Johnston
Nicholas Johnston 14 days ago
I was chanting ls swap and then got hype
Flagship Garage
Flagship Garage 14 days ago
Old bimmers have such good chassis, perfect for mods 🤟
Stove Guy
Stove Guy 14 days ago
That is a narrow car. Like my 66 mustang. Install an IFS kit and you can put a monster motor. So easy.
fo3
fo3 14 days ago
As an aussie classic BMW owner I fully support this and don't listen to the nay-sayers. What people around the world don't appreciate is that you work with what you can use. BMWs in Australia were twice the price and hardly ever came with big engines or man trans. We've got about 5% of what you can get in Europe or USA and good luck finding a s50 or s52, and because the bell housing is integral to the german trans, good luck finding a manual since the m20 or m30 days. We can get a small amount of LSx so that makes sense. Even turboing a BMW i6 is a pain due to the RHD steering column. Personally I want another BMW but this time a touring, like a e46 330i touring or a e39 540 touring but they never sold them here (E:only 320i for the e46 or 530i max for the e39) and they're all auto. I'd love a 330 or 530 or a 540i manual trans touring but they don't seem to have ever been offered here - we just got smaller engined and/or overpriced autos so we don't have the bmw build options anyway. MCM have done 1-2 LSx so it's not boring for us, the barra don't fit (and they've done barras before), 2jz would be boring as it's been done a lot before elsewhere.
Nate Maier
Nate Maier 14 days ago
where is the oil filter?
produKtNZ
produKtNZ 15 days ago
All this for a shitty video game tie-in... sigh
mazz's maker space
mazz's maker space 15 days ago
Shoutout to us Polish in the crowd, Kransky is good ;)
Jake Downey
Jake Downey 15 days ago
Thank you for showing rust, love you boys
MC LD
MC LD 15 days ago
🥺this was such a long journey
SimplePictures
SimplePictures 15 days ago
You have no steering if this bolts out, but still needed to Hammer to get of splines 😂😂
Isaiah Wood
Isaiah Wood 15 days ago
Absolutely murdered the tracks on this
Paul-Ove Eidem
Paul-Ove Eidem 15 days ago
This ain’t a BMW anymore...🙄
Ruben Garcia
Ruben Garcia 15 days ago
What song starts playing at 18:00?
Fabian
Fabian 15 days ago
Ahhh the LS, the most hated and the most loved engine!!!! If it was up to me, there would be an LS in every vehicle my wife and I own, including our Honda s2000 and Scion XB. Sorry S2000 purists but an LS would be sweet!!!!
YuRich
YuRich 15 days ago
Хорошая работа, парни! From Russia With Love!
NWJF
NWJF 15 days ago
Rear mount turbo on the horizon. Bet.
Chris Pariaug
Chris Pariaug 15 days ago
24.04 naked foot warning
Chris Pariaug
Chris Pariaug 15 days ago
Great Video and music choice ... you boys need a hoist in your shed ... but I appreciate your dedication to your shade tree mechanic roots
Remko Kentrop
Remko Kentrop 15 days ago
And there was me hoping you'd stick to a Euro engine. I respect the fact it's cheap and powerful but I just feel meh towards LS swaps. Thumbs down for me.
abc 123
abc 123 15 days ago
I bought a gearbox adapter off brintech once... What's the point of having 0.01mm precision designing a part when you're going to send it out with plasma cut holes for bolts and dowels? Nothing tapped, nothing drilled, didn't fit.
Tyler Stilwell
Tyler Stilwell 16 days ago
11:32 checks his hammer hahaha
Josh Pearce
Josh Pearce 16 days ago
an LS? ......... nah boys...... what about the 335i twin turbo n motors??? or the n63 turbo v8? shit
Scott Ord
Scott Ord 16 days ago
It's impressive to get the toe all set that early.
Rahhhhhnman
Rahhhhhnman 16 days ago
While an LS swap makes sense in a pile of ways.....it's quite boring and lacks style
Cretkensigh
Cretkensigh 16 days ago
Aint no cure for cubes.
cloudyclouds
cloudyclouds 16 days ago
What torque wrench is that? Looks fun
Ahmad Tajy
Ahmad Tajy 16 days ago
JDM German car. AUDM American Engine. Where's the purity man?
Nabeel Juma
Nabeel Juma 16 days ago
11:26 should’ve been a slomo shot boys ! ;)
Sam Brockie
Sam Brockie 16 days ago
Nice, I’m running a 1UZ V8 in one of my E30s also running a R200 Nissan LSD, but I went E36 5 stud. Love that the diffs are everywhere and like $200 for a LSD while the E30 LSDs go for $1200
bruh moment
bruh moment 16 days ago
ngl was expecting a barra
SgtThUND3R
SgtThUND3R 16 days ago
GMW
Atem S.
Atem S. 16 days ago
just wow!!!
Jeremiah Story
Jeremiah Story 16 days ago
Metal version of 2Sexy anyone....hmmmmm? 🤘
cool2goo
cool2goo 16 days ago
Moog put some killer music in this episode! Definitely need an album on Apple Music or something!
R H
R H 16 days ago
Out of curiosity is there a reason you switched from hexagonal bolts to allens?
Jacob Piercey
Jacob Piercey 16 days ago
Boo
lynx ts
lynx ts 16 days ago
Is no one going to mention the absolute state of those welds on the manifold ?
- rɘact '
- rɘact ' 16 days ago
I would swap M52B28 stroker.
Tulle Rönnmyr
Tulle Rönnmyr 16 days ago
Has Moog ever released the song playing at 21:45?
James Andrew
James Andrew 6 days ago
Tiny little pieces - internal combustion
Shubham Anant
Shubham Anant 16 days ago
Pls more content like this....
Samuel Paniagua
Samuel Paniagua 16 days ago
I hope you guys don't ditch that body kit, I've never cared for BMWs let alone E30s but that bumper has me thinking about one
Chris Briggs
Chris Briggs 16 days ago
Time for some new poly bushings. Those old factory style rubber ones arent going to last long.
Conrad Fajardo
Conrad Fajardo 16 days ago
@vtuned garage
JDM Jake
JDM Jake 16 days ago
Song name anyone? 20:09
Carlos Rivera
Carlos Rivera 16 days ago
If you join the exhaust further down , the Y, it will sound better for a single exit exhaust, early exhaust on Taylor Ray's LS miata sounded super sick.
Kermit Stanbach
Kermit Stanbach 16 days ago
Did you really reuse the exhaust manifold bolts...
Kermit Stanbach
Kermit Stanbach 16 days ago
I guess that's for purity.
Nokturnal
Nokturnal 16 days ago
the least imaginative and boring engine swap in the history of mankind... ok, nice i guess..
Sadz
Sadz 16 days ago
why not a v8 from a e92 ?
TheFinnishComrade
TheFinnishComrade 16 days ago
Bit dissapointed. Bmw would have had better options for engines. The ls is a good block, but valves people, valves. 4 valves breathe easier than 2.
Tomasz Kozuszkiewicz
MCM what was the diod name that you wanted to order in the end? I couldn't here it :)
coffeemaddan
coffeemaddan 16 days ago
Looking forward to seeing this one on the track. The Purity is just next level.
David Barnsley
David Barnsley 16 days ago
I do like that very much but how much is the kit I have a car and an LS 2 👍👍
Jared Wilson
Jared Wilson 16 days ago
What ever happened to turbo Yoda.
ClubDuck
ClubDuck 17 days ago
LS 😴💤
ПЦ
ПЦ 17 days ago
:-( where BMW V12 engine... M70!!!???
yammer5
yammer5 17 days ago
Brit here, I’m reading a lot of hate regarding the engine, could someone explain why please?
yammer5
yammer5 15 days ago
@JDRkicks Thank you.
JDRkicks
JDRkicks 15 days ago
No real reason. Just popular for engine swaps because its small, basic, powerful and readily available albeit raising in price currently. People just gotta complain cos it’s what they do
TenaciousD
TenaciousD 17 days ago
LSE30!!!! What a combo!
Frogman 4
Frogman 4 17 days ago
Boring
momo3369
momo3369 17 days ago
Funny enough, I was going through the M42club forums and found Lawrence from Brentech working with Lambertius for an ITB kit for the m42/m44 engine
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