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Old 06-19-2018, 07:55 PM
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One of the very few cars that's always intrigued me and stopped me in my tracks due to it's drop dead gorgeous looks is the BMW 507. I was very fortunate sit in one and go for a "leisurely" jaunt around the Cologne, Germany area many years ago when I stumbled upon a gathering in front of "The Dom" cathedral by the main train station. I was hooked. But seeing how they are... oh...a tad out of my price range, I always thought I'd make an accurate replica. The body was always the main issue. But, I've got that resolved. Now I'm considering using a BMW V8 but know zero about them. I've owned several BMWs, but they were Z3s, 3-Series E30 and later, and one 528. All 5spds. I'm intrigued to use a BMW V8 if I decideto build one, and know the 4.0 had issues.

Does anyone here know about stand alone EFI (like FAST or the like) systems that can be retroed to earlier V8s? I figured I'd ask here before heading over to Roadfly or the like.

It would be a big project since I'd be fabrication pretty much everything. But how cool would that be?! We'll see. Still in the information gathering process.

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Old 06-19-2018, 08:44 PM
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That is a cool looking car Dave
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Old 06-19-2018, 09:25 PM
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Thanks Mike. Of course, something like this won't affect the latest build thread comin' in hot in another section here shortly.

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A buddy of mine has a little company that specializes in German performance and stand alone efi. Marc Swanson at www.efiexpress.com
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Dave, I'm going to be using a MegaSquirt stand alone EFI on my Camaro to replace the old Edelbrock that's on it now. They seem to be adaptable to almost any type of engine and appear to have pretty decent support.


https://www.diyautotune.com/

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Old 06-19-2018, 09:50 PM
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Excellent info.... thanks guys!

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Lynn's been around Beemers for decades, may have some advice.
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I wasn’t into BMWs until now... that is one drop dead gorgeous car!
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They are, and it would be a fun undertaking and build. The results when done would be... I'm hoping.... fantastic! Great info guys. Thanks for the help. I actually found a few nice original BMW parts they still make for it. A supplier in England makes the windshield. Good stuff!

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I can't stop looking at that picture you posted.........do it, do it Dave .
It kind of reminders me of a early Cobra ???

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