08-29-2006, 08:39 PM
Re: Adapters for Toyota Pickup Engine Swaps
<Dweb98@charter.net> wrote in message
> Hi my name is Don. I have an 88 Toyota 2wd Pickup with a 222RE Motor
> and it has a bad Head Gasket... I am contemplating doing the 350 SB
> engine swap too. .......[/color]
....... I would appreciate any advice from seasoned engines swappers[color=blue]
> out there. I have just been researching this swap for a couple of days,
> but I have found a company that makes engine swap motor mounts and
> transmission to engine adapters, along with headers and other stuff
> too. Their Advanced Adapters and their web page with prices is at
> [url]http://www.advanceadapters.com[/url] Hope this helps...
> Thanks, Don
Heya Don. I hear a lot of swpas these days usung the 4litre Lexus 1UZE
Toyota V8. When worked a little they are putting out more HP than the 350
Chevs. They come standard with 6bolt mains, they rev like theres no tomorrow
(6400RPM all day everyday reported without dramas) and they are light enough
for any toyota trucks. Cheap to buy $600US Ex Japan for Soarer motor with
ECU, wiring etc. and you can keep your truck fully Toyota.
Seen a couple here in Australia and they go VERY well. The only issue is
that the standard radiators need upgrading for serious 4x4ing, no biggie I
thought. Have a think as to what the total costs is gunna be, new Engine,
trans, driveshafts, engine mounts, radiator, suspention, braking system
(maybe), fuel system, bonnet/crossmember mods, transmission tunnel mods,
gear lever mods, speedometer mods, throttle cable mods.
Or go Toyota and use same box, cross members etc. Even the mounts are in the
same spot from memory.
I know if I had the cash at the moment thats what Id be doing. And think of
the HUGE fuel saving of running an injected 4litre over a carbied 5litre.
Economy and power.
Have a look at [url]http://www.boosted4runner.com/[/url] for a local one. 4x4 though
but same motor.