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1980 320 5 Spd with M52 2.8 Transplant

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1980 320 5 Spd with M52 2.8 Transplant

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At Last after over a year of ownership I have to pull back the covers!

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Tease the covers back !

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And a bit more!

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Rear arches wielded in and primed, both side as will as extensive work inside the boot and inner arches.

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2.5 engine popped in, piece of cake, well apart from lots of swearing and no skin left on my knuckles !

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And interior, lots of work to do! currently holding my fuel tanks and other essentials

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Nice! But I guess it needs some work before the engine is up and running?
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Hi,

Yep needs some work, have a branched manifold arriving tomorrow. I will be working on the engine this week.

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Well its been a while but the warm weather making me motivated to push ahead with the E21. Engine out had a M20 2.5 but decided to change to M52 2.8. Lots of Rot on the HennaRot but getting through it. New Sills arrived with Wings. The suspension is now at the Sandblasters - can't wait to paint. Not sure if I will paint car same colour or change.

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Re: 1980 320 5 Spd with M52 2.8 Transplant

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Can't see the pics...
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Perhaps not set to public, I can't see them either...
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Hi Guys,

Will check sorry, I can see them but will check settings

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Sorry Guys, image link problem sorted, more build pics to go up soon.

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:hammer
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