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Old 04-11-2017, 10:31 PM   #1
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Hey everyone! I bought my first 240 the other week and I'm planning to get started on a 16V conversion for it, nothing too drastic at the moment, NA with some slightly hotter cams maybe. I've been absorbing information everywhere I can find it, but one issue is eluding me. My car is right hand drive, and I'm concerned that the 16V head may not clear the clutch master cylinder. As you can see in the picture below, even with the stock b200 it's tight.

I've not been able to find any pictures of RHD 16V 240s, nor much information on this aspect of the conversion. I found one Australian page that suggested it may *just* fit, but otherwise it suggested either converting to a cable-clutch (which I'd really really rather not do), or relocate the master cylinder elsewhere, which quite frankly is beyond my fabrication/engineering skills.

I've seen pictures of 16V engines in 240s canted over at different angles. Obviously standing the engine up straighter would create more clearance, but that then introduces issues of the gear lever being all skewed over to the left inside the car.

If anyone's got any info or has tackled this before, it'd be much appreciated .

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Old 04-11-2017, 11:19 PM   #2
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Old 04-12-2017, 04:01 AM   #3
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Here's the best photo I have of that area from my old B234 swapped 242:

https://goo.gl/photos/7U9BrJjNmgJepBSm9

Looks like it might fit, but I also had custom engine mounts that set the engine ~10mm lower than stock.
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Old 04-12-2017, 01:10 PM   #4
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Thanks Karl, that's a helpful closeup. I think dropping the engine down a bit lower might be the way to go for me.
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Old 04-12-2017, 02:54 PM   #5
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The other option you have is to go with a internal master cylinder
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Old 04-12-2017, 04:12 PM   #6
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The 740/940 models with the 16v engine use an internal master cylinder do they not?
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Old 04-12-2017, 04:29 PM   #7
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That's where the master cylinder is housed underneath the dashboard right? Also a good possibility, if I could make it fit somehow.
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Old 04-14-2017, 04:35 PM   #8
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Old 04-14-2017, 05:15 PM   #9
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The 740/940 models with the 16v engine use an internal master cylinder do they not?

Yes they were, hence my suggestion
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