Finally all the parts are successfully put together into a lump of mean looking motor. The engine mounting brackets are only hand-tightened to see how and where the other brackets are fitted. They will later be taken out as I will be using those from the old 240, together with the respective rubber mountings. I have used almost all the bolts and nuts but still have a set of nine small spring spacers left and I have no idea where should they go! I will worry about that later.
I have not decided whether the alternator and the power steering pump will be fitted 740 or 240 fashion. 740s have the alternator on the left above the A/C compressor and the P/S pump on the right while 240s have them the other way. There are two schools of thought on this among the engine swap gurus, which can be very confusing to newbies like me. As far as looks go, I prefer the 740 style as the alternator is more visible in the engine bay than the uglier P/S pump. It is also placed higher up – a boon if you have to wade through flooded roads.
From here on, I will hang up the spanners while I go about gathering the other anciliary parts to complete the swap. Apart for the right kind of distributor and a set of working fuel injectors, the project still needs a power stage or ignition amplifier, fuel pumps, and the rubber plumbing parts for the turbo, intercooler, intake and cooling systems.
Much of the engine work is practically done now. It’s time to roll the motor out of the shed for some glamour shots. Enjoy the photos! -click images to enlarge-