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please post here if you know for sure an engine either has or does not have the transfer box bracket mounting holes and we will compile as table of syncro suitable/unsuitable engines
I have just got a 2E 2.0 liter 8V 115bhp and it has the transfer box bolt holes
Have mounting lugs
2E 2.0 8V 115bhp -(not all see below)
The only motors so far which are guaranteed to have both the syncro mountings and the oil squirters are the PG and 1H codes, the 2E is now a maybe as G60jay has found one without the lugs
furthermore which of those have the under-piston oil jets – the GU and GX definitely do not, PG defintiely does.
Here is a photo of a syncro compatable motor with the the mounting lugs highlighted, btw most motors have the lower lug, its the top one thats usually the problem!
the 6A block has the required mountings
R32 engine has them
BFH engine code.
ABA engines are 2.0L 8 valve and were for the US market, they are near as dammit the same as a 2E which is the European 2.0 8 valve tall block, the 2.0 16v ABF is believed to have them both
Is it a show stopper if a given block doesn’t have the mountings? Would it be possible to drill and tap into the block somehow, or even make a bracket that extends from the engine mount?
Yes but the ABA engines have a crossflow head!
I will have one of the ABA heads (well actually 5 of them) here from America shortly, they are the first choice head for making a tuned 8v G60 motor,
As to if its possible to mod a 16v block you could look here.
And there more pictures of the modded syncro block on the next picture page as well
Chris – thank you, those are interesting pictures and it’s great to know that it is possible to do.
And the 1.9 Tdi block has both oil squirters and mounting lugs, doesn’t it? And it’s a tallblock.
That block is perfect for small bore turbo convertions with an ABF head on top of it.
AGG block has mouting lug , no oil squirters and it’s tall . but it dose have a really nice internal toothed wheel pickup 60-2
the 6A also has the mounting lug
I wish to fit a KR into my Syncro and although I might try Chris’s method above of fitting an additional stud, I currently propose to solve this problem by fabricating a strong bracket that links between the transfer unit and the rear engine mount. Any of you guys see any problems with doing this? If I go ahead, I’ll gladly share pictures and diagrams afterwards.