I'm new to the forum. Just bought what I'm told is a BMW M75 WWII era military engine that's a complete basket case. Parts have been outside for decades and are most likely completely useless. My goal is to replace just about everything but the crankcase.
So, I've been trying to locate parts or at least specs for having parts made, and haven't been having much luck. Can anyone recommend a parts source, or an online site that has information on this engine? So far this is the best I've found:
Also, I'm located in the Chicago/Joliet area, so if anyone knows of any local places that do work on vintage BMWs I'd love to hear about them.
Sounds like a labor of love! I don't know much about the pre-war stuff, but you might want to read through various posts in this forum:
This is where guys discuss the pre 1948 bikes...you'll probably find some good sources of parts by looking through there.
Or a Russian M75?
If your bike is a Russian beast, you could try Soviet Steeds or similar. I'd also be tempted to contact Juris Ramba if yours is a Soviet machine - especially one as rare as yours. Try here http://ramoto.lv/english/ Parts might be got at here http://www.oldtimergarage.szn.pl/uk/onas/2.html
If yours is an R75, that's a different beast Relatively common compared to an M75!
I confirm the oldtimergarage mentioned above, I have purchased stuff from them little ones but in good prices.
Check this one also: http://www.wehrmachtsgespann.de/
Add some fotos to feast our eyes!
I don't know if you have seen the Vintagent blog http://thevintagent.blogspot.co.uk/ scroll down until it appears.
It has an article about the Nardi BMW race cars which appear to me to be similar to the car in your photo. There is mention of BMW R75/M engines being used and several photo's.
Could you post some engine photo's?
Nardi Danese, I believe. Beautiful! Engine will be a reworked R75 engine (not M). I believe it is sometimes referred to as an R75m and apparently they were lying around everywhere after the war....apparently.
I'd wonder how much BMW content would be in your engine after Nardi went through it. The R75 was designed for battlefield conditions which are a far cry from racing.
Hopefully the link opens up some avenues to getting your car back on the track!
Edit - Maybe an advert in here for information adn parts might help http://www.vintageracecar.com/