I have 1980 orginal 242 gt and wish to fit a 16 v (234) head, it seems possible as there is no clutch mcyl in the way and also could fit a smaller P/booster. Any ideas on such much appreciated
I think it is small brake booster and manual steering that makes it fit. Or Stand up. @carnut1100 did a bunch of research if memory serves.
Thanks.not sure how to contact carnut, i like your 142. i have a 142 R
That covers pretty much everything except the booster for RHD.
click on Private Message and in the 'To' box type carnut1100 :)
A pommy bloke did an auto B230 + 16V conversion. IIRC, it was tight, but fitted.
The other option is to mount the motor upright, and use a 140 sump. This is what I plan to do with my 242, if I ever get around to starting it...
Yes...when I eventually 16v the GT I am going to go upright.
140 sump, cut and weld the oil pump pickup pipe.
Only trouble is then hooking it up to the gearbox. A 140 gearbox would work but is not ideal....the ultimate bolt in fit would be the M410 from some P1800s which had a B20 bellhousing on them.....but hen's teeth!
On an auto I reckon it wouldn't be too difficult to swivel a BW35 bellhousing around, they are located on a big round spigot so turning it upright and redrilling the holes should work. If upgrading to an AW gearbox it would be a lot harder.....
Not an issue for me as I will be going with a BW T5 at the same time so a custom mounting system needs to be figured out anyhow.....
There are American T5 adaptor plates (RSI?) that give you the option of mounting the motor vertically or on the lean.
i have a rsi t5 adapter here if ya want pictures ?