v8 swap question??

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  1. rick39452

    rick39452 Newbie

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    I gotta 1988 toyota and was wondering what all is involved to swap a chevy v8 or 4.3 into it
     
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    Guam_Guy Enthusiast

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    Engine swap mounts, bell housing adapter (if you wanna keep your manual tranny) and some time. Check out http://www.advanceadapters.com and http://www.northwestoffroad.com for the mounts. It is easier to swap in a ford though from my research due to the fact that the distributor is in the front of the engine.
     
  3. Raffaelli

    Raffaelli Toyotaholic

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    Northwest has your mounts. $200 bucks
    Also headers for a 5.0/302/289

    The fords a little more promising because its narrower (important for the steering shaft. But you might have to find a rear sump for the oil pan as most are either front sump or a fox bodys dual sump. +1 on distributor. Ive seen a chevota with a smashed out firewall for the distributor.

    But are you dead set on a GM motor? There isnt a good 5 speed to put behind a chevy thats cheap.
     
  4. rick39452

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    yeah its definetley gonna be a chevy motor im not a ford fan once so ever
     
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    I prefer toylet to chevota
     
  6. Frinzo

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    u could do a few other swaps...2jz, 1jz, the 1uz(all alum)..umm.. thats all i can think of off the top of my head.. whats the truck going to be used for?
     
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    my v8 yoda

    Here is my v8 yoda I bought it with the swap done it's a 305 chevy w a 700r4 trans :waytogo:
     

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    This is what it looked like when I got it
     

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    looks good allenb did you have to modify the firewall for the distributor to have room and how bout the steering and could you tell me what all major modifications you had to make
     
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    Rick he bought the truck like that.
     
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    my bad didnt catch that part
     
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    my swap

    i put a 383stroker in my 87 2wd take a look, i made my own headers but bought the mounts from performance offroad...cost like 215 and they are really nice, i picked up a tranny mount too but it could easily be fabricated out of a piece of 1/2" plate:D
     

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