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nellis003
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Hi all,

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:

http://motos-of-war.ru/ru/en/motorcycles-2/imz-m-75/

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.

Thanks,
Nick

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Sounds like a labor of love!

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:

http://www.vintagebmw.org/v7/forum/123

This is where guys discuss the pre 1948 bikes...you'll probably find some good sources of parts by looking through there.

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BMW M75?

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 Smile Relatively common compared to an M75!

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I confirm

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!

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Hi all, Thanks for the info

Hi all,

Thanks for the info so far. Some more details:

The engine actually came out of an old race car, and has been sitting disassembled out in the weather for decades. So, most of the parts are useless. I need to use the existing crankcase so that the number from the case remains consistent with the title for the car, but otherwise just about everything else can be replaced.

The BMW number on the case is 769976. I've tried using the serial number search feature on this site, but it doesn't come up with a match. Can anyone confirm for me if this is an R75WH or a different model?

Since the engine itself is just a collection of parts right now, here's a picture of the car it came out of. There's quite a bit of work to be done.

Thanks again,
Nick

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I don't know if you have seen

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?

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Photos

Ian,

Interestingly enough, that Vintagent post came about because I contacted Paul to ask him if he could identify the engine. He's the one who told it was a WWII-era engine, possibly an M75.

Here are a couple photos of the engine, hopefully this will help.

Thanks,
Nick

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http://www.ferrariexperts.com

http://www.ferrariexperts.com/etceterini%20nardi%20cars%20nardi%20racing...

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/

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