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240 Manual Swap

mikhael1359

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So I'm planning on manual swapping my 1985 245 that currently has a AW71 in it. I've got my eye on a m47 that's in a 1990 240 in the junkyard. As far as I know the m47 will just swap right in with the same flywheel and clutch from the donor car, because they mount to the same engine. Is this the case? What else is involved in a swap like this? new drive shaft? Center support cross member? How do I run the clutch cable? - Drill a new hole in the firewall? Who Knows?

Many thanks for any and all info provided.
 
When I did this quite a while back, I had a whole car for a donor. IIRC I used the m47, flywheel, clutch (used a new one), crossmember, trans mount, driveshaft, clutch cable, whole pedal box, clutch switch, shifter, shifter boot, probably a few other little things. I drilled a hole in the firewall (I think its actually in the block off plate rather than the firewall itself) with a small pilot bit then used a step bit to the full size after taking some measurements off the donor.
 
'85 will have a cable speedo so you need a transmission up to '85 or convert to electric speedo. There's already a hole in the firewall for the cable, you need the driveshaft, final drive gears are different depending on how complete you want to do this.
 
'85 will have a cable speedo so you need a transmission up to '85 or convert to electric speedo. There's already a hole in the firewall for the cable, you need the driveshaft, final drive gears are different depending on how complete you want to do this.
Auto cars do not have hole for clutch cable on firewall panel. It's easy enough to drill anyways.
 
'85 will have a cable speedo so you need a transmission up to '85 or convert to electric speedo. There's already a hole in the firewall for the cable, you need the driveshaft, final drive gears are different depending on how complete you want to do this.
Brings up a great point on the speedo, I did electric to electric so it was easy, but you'd need to swap out the rear end and cluster to get electric. I ran mine with the auto final drive and m47 for a little while, and the gearing was trash, so I'd consider changing gears to be necessary.
 
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