I pulled these quotes from the OHC Pontiac thread and started this one.
I've been looking at the possibility of putting a BMW M30 straight six in my wagon. 3.5L, OHC, very reliable, fuel injection is readily available if you don't like the twin Webers or 4-bbl carbs. Dual exhaust manifolds are standard, 6300 rpm redline from the factory, 5-speed trannys are readily available and cheap, etc...
I like the idea any of the alternative 6 cylinders, but maybe the BMW more. What does the power plant weigh? If equal or better power numbers can be had with less weight, that's certainly going to help one of these cars. If 200 lbs can be dropped and 200 horses had, that really changes the Chevy II experience over a 194 or 230.
Here's a couple of pictures of the M30 motor in my 72 BMW. It's a slanted motor, OHC, aluminum head, most commonly found fuel injected, millions of them were produced, very well made motors.That would be interesting -- BMW --
Mike .... would you have a pic of said 3.5L .. ? Inline ?
and, what kind of 5 speed ? - (BMW) ... too many questions , but , cool idea