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    The mans manly man man V8 BMW coffee table that EVERY ONE OF YOU WANTS. seriously.

    copy/pasta from my ebay ad.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/141252545725...84.m1555.l2649

    So what you have in front of you is pretty much the coolest thing you've seen all day. Trust me, I know. Hold your excitement to a low level- I know you're checking out mindless stuff on ebay while you should be :
    • sleeping
    • In bed
    • studying
    • doing the dishes
    • doing the laundry
    • on a boring date, and we both know it ain't going anywhere
    • just moved
    • need some stuff for the house to fill it in
    • spending time with the wife
    • spending time with the kids
    • dealing with the ex
    • working on business stuff
    • calling your mom or dad to say happy birthday
    • making dinner for your friends
    • taking a shower
    • mowing the lawn
    • fixing the toilet
    • etc.etc.etc.etc.





    This engine came into our life from a flood car that we had to fix.
    Science lesson: Can water be compressed? The answer: Try it!
    This engine sucked water while driving it through a 3' or so deep river going down the side of the freeway in the great state of Houston after it rained.
    For ya'll that don't have to deal with flooding EVERY time it rains, God bless you.
    Heck, I even have a picture of it when we pulled the head off to investigate what happened! "customer complains running rough and loosing coolant" Gee, ya think?
    So we pulled it out.
    "Let's try to fix it!" They said......
    "What could go wrong?" They said......
    So.......We sent it to the machine shop.
    They welded it all back up, and sleeved it.
    We put it all back together and well- it didn't work. The sleeve still leaked.
    So..... We tore it all apart, found another block and got the car up and running again.
    Thats where the life of this coffee table began.




    What to do with this stupid engine block that took a week of my life away working on it? Well a few things came to mind.
    We were originally going to recycle it and turn it into Johnny Walker or some Glenlivet scotch.
    Then we were going to do a rendition of "office space" to it, to relieve some aggression from all the work we wasted. We didn't want to have a 10lb sledge bounce off the block and whack our shins.
    Then we thought maybe we could run it over with something- but we don't own a tank or a bulldozer.
    Then we thought of shooting it. I have a 50 BMG, but didn't want to clean up the mess.
    Then we decided on finally just doing something cool with it, so here it is.
    The block is a BMW N62 4.4 V8 out of a 745.
    The pistons and rods are out of a BMW N54 3.0 twin turbo straight 6 that we upgraded the rods and pistons.... which by the way we offer our own proprietary connecting rods/pistons/head studs/main studs for.....
    The bolts are N62 head bolts, cut down and modified.
    Yup! All 100% BMW stuff, meticulously put together and assembled by hand while drinking beer.




    "But why don't you have a piece of glass on it?!"
    A couple reasons-
    A) I'm not keeping it and I don't know your tastes. Hell, you didn't even invite me over for a bbq last year! Sheesh!
    B) I'm not sure if it's gonna stay local or if its gonna get shipped out. Have you ever shipped glass? I don't want to.
    C) When you buy it, you can put your own personal touch on it and put some glass on it. Round/square/tinted/whatever, I don't care, its yours and you can do whatever you like. I gave you some good ideas above if you want.






    Shipping- ah, shipping.


    Lets go over that.
    If your local, this is easy- we put it in your truck, and I'll talk to you later.
    If you want this shipped, I can remove and label the legs and table stands (pistons/rods) so you can reassemble it..... You'll need an E12 socket to tighten them, BTW.
    I can box the block, stick the pistons in the holes and it *should* get pretty compact, but I'm betting the assembly weighs about 70lbs or so.... expect shipping to be expensive.
    In my past experience, you can get a somewhat blind parrot to give you a better number than the Ebay shipping calculator- so use it as a guide, but not the bible. I can package it up, and get a real quote for you once you buy it.... but expect it not to be cheap.
    So, that being said I disabled it and tried to remove it from the stupid auction, because frankly the shipping calculator thing sucks.






    Let me know if you have any questions, or concerns.
    Let me know if you need a real world shipping quote, I'll try to get you one thats accurate.


    thanks!
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    dude thats fn awesome.. PM me asking price
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    Haha! Very cool. I bought some Ferrari engine parts I plan to make into display pieces as well : )

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    That's awesome! Ebay ad states local pickup. If I lived in Houston, I would own this!

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    What's the reserve? For $100 totally worth it.
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    Saw this in person today when I was getting my valves scoped, it is awesome and needs a good home!!! GLWS Alex
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    I guess you didn't read the ad on why it says local pickup.

    I screamed at the computer for about 5 minutes trying to get the Ebay auction page to accept a 48x48x48 box weighing 75 lbs, then laughed at the rates it was showing (like a thousand bucks lol)

    I will ship it on your dime, but it won't be cheap. I mean, not 1000 bucks but it will probably be 100-250 bucks to ship it I'm assuming.
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    That's one bad ass table, lol. Good luck with sale!

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    Cool!
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    No USPS flat rate boxes in that size eh...
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    i'd paypal you if it was a S85 Click here to enlarge
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    bump- make this happen guys. YOU KNOW YOU WANT IT!
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    I just printed pics and took an old block pistons rods down to my fab show. He said $100 bucks. You were just too far away to ship..Click here to enlarge

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    sold pending funds
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