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Uk 240 turbo

bit late replying but the pinstripes were off ebay.

I've been using the car daily up until recently, the whole thing is polybushed now with superpro stuff, the rear end has Viking Fabrication adjustable reaction arms and panhard rod. with heim joint/polys, the car now sits on banded mondeo wheels with 25mm spacers and 215/45/16 tyres. I got the wheels in exhange for a days work on a friends car. I cleaned them up and painted them. A couple of years ago I had to make a new exhaust for it as the old side exit, exited out the side when I was parking and snagged it on a kerb. I made a new system using some 2.5" stuff mild steel stuff, it has quickly rotted away so next up is aluminiumised steel.

The car is in storage right now awaiting the winter when I can get on with sorting the exhaust, rear arches and a bunch of other little things I've forgotton.

I'm also formulating a plan to add power steering and airconditioning to my van during the winter.2402.jpg2401.jpgPictured is my car and my van, and my friends 240 GLT
 
Can I ask how the m47 held up with the turbo engine ? Am looking to do the same engine swap when I get back to the UK in the summer . Thanks .
 
Can I ask how the m47 held up with the turbo engine ? Am looking to do the same engine swap when I get back to the UK in the summer . Thanks .
Well, if you are not willing to go mad on the upgrades and will keep the original'ish power levels, you should be ok, i guess. It also really depends on your driving ability and knowing how to shift gears without endangering the gearbox abilities as it's quite fragile, but should be ok.

ADam
 
Well, if you are not willing to go mad on the upgrades and will keep the original'ish power levels, you should be ok, i guess. It also really depends on your driving ability and knowing how to shift gears without endangering the gearbox abilities as it's quite fragile, but should be ok.

ADam
Thanks for your reply . I am going to be switching to an m90 at some point but i will try it with stock clutch and m47
Initially. Will be light footed !
Cheers!
 
Thanks for your reply . I am going to be switching to an m90 at some point but i will try it with stock clutch and m47
Initially. Will be light footed !
Cheers!
When you will have a chance to get the m90, you will not believe the difference haha.

Whereabouts are you?
 
Yeah, I can’t wait !
Am located In Sussex , close to Brighton .I am keeping an eye out for an m90. May be better to just swap it all at the same time .
 
Can I ask how the m47 held up with the turbo engine ? Am looking to do the same engine swap when I get back to the UK in the summer . Thanks .
The m47 can withstand quite a lot of abuse but like anything it will break if pushed too far. I've only broken one, well worn one, I drive my car quite hard quite a lot of the time, its a matter of not changing too quickly.
 
I've recently got a bit of workshop space so I got the 240 in there and did some work, I made a new exhaust, its a 2.5" stainless jobby with a 3" tailpipe. Also changed the centre bearing on the prop, removed the interior to weld up a couple of bits of rusty holes in the floor. There are some odd rusty holes in the bulkhead too and in the rear door shut on the drivers side. The car also really could do with new rear arches too, all in good time.

The workshop is a small part of a large agricultural building that has been turned into a vehicle storage unit. I have a space around 15 x 5 metres. I am slowly furnishing it with benches and shelves and lighting, I'm going to get a 4 post lift fairly soon. I've been doing one or two small jobs for other people in there to help raise money to pay the rent on it.Pictured is my friends silver 240 which I fitted new fuel pumps to recently.DSC_0028.jpg
 
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The m47 can withstand quite a lot of abuse but like anything it will break if pushed too far. I've only broken one, well worn one, I drive my car quite hard quite a lot of the time, its a matter of not changing too quickly.
Thankyou . May hold off on the m90 swap for a little while .
 
If you use a stock n/a engine clutch it won't last long. At least use a 240 or 740 turbo clutch so it has some service life. Use a clutch that matches your flywheel type flat or dished. 740 turbo clutch will be for a dished flywheel.
 
If you use a stock n/an engine clutch it won't last long. At least use a 240 or 740 turbo clutch so it has some service life. Use a clutch that matches your flywheel type flat or dished. 740 turbo clutch will be for a dished flywheel.
Awesome . Thanks
 
I've recently got a bit of workshop space so I got the 240 in there and did some work, I made a new exhaust, its a 2.5" stainless jobby with a 3" tailpipe. Also changed the centre bearing on the prop, removed the interior to weld up a couple of bits of rusty holes in the floor. There are some odd rusty holes in the bulkhead too and in the rear door shut on the drivers side. The car also really could do with new rear arches too, all in good time.

The workshop is a small part of a large agricultural building that has been turned into a vehicle storage unit. I have a space around 15 x 5 metres. I am slowly furnishing it with benches and shelves and lighting, I'm going to get a 4 post lift fairly soon. I've been doing one or two small jobs for other people in there to help raise money to pay the rent on it.Pictured is my friends silver 240 which I fitted new fuel pumps to recently.View attachment 26155
Congrats on the unit buddy!

Wish i had a chance to find something like that local to me...

ADam
 
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