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#1 Old 01-29-2008, 02:05 AM
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V8 engine swap

I just wondering if someone done V8 swap??
I have a 1986 Toyota pickup,22R engine and i want to swap V8 engine.
I know about v8 swap kit, where can i find it?
Any info, i will be glade.
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I just wondering if someone done V8 swap??
I have a 1986 Toyota pickup,22R engine and i want to swap V8 engine.
I know about v8 swap kit, where can i find it?
Any info, i will be glade.
http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/search.php
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I found a really nice web site, where you can buy any parts for swapping a V8.
http://northwestoffroad.com/parts/engineadapters.html
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advanceadapters.com
I've baught a coplue of kits there and they work fine.
a Chevy 305 would do the trick...
Some mods to clutch, a special starter motor required.
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advanceadapters.com
I've baught a coplue of kits there and they work fine.
a Chevy 305 would do the trick...
Some mods to clutch, a special starter motor required.
Did you do that, swap? How much you spent? What about transmission adapter? Will chevy 305 or 350 fit in to my tranny?
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You can do it two ways;
either you can keep your stock toyota 5 spd manual box and get a adapter between the engine and transmission or you can use a chevy th350 or 400 automatic and only use the toyota transfer case. That kit is a bit cheaper.
Any chevy small block from 262 to 400 cui will fit, most of my friends use the 305 which is an excellent engine (even that will burn the clutch if you aren´t carefull). A big block will also physically mount but is a bit tighter to squeeze in, especially if you want the radiator mounted in the front (some mount it on the bed, behind the cabin if you´re looking for a real potent offroader)
You will also need special engine mounts and a special oil pan if you don´t have the truck lifted, the front axle need some more clearence with a v8.
As said befor a special starter motor with a smaller nose cone is recommended because the adapter is cast with a smaller hole, or you can just take an angle grinder and make room for the stock chevy starter
You also need a flywheel for the clutch and either a special kit including a gm 10,5" clutch disc and pressure plate or the toyota OEM with mods on the flywheel (the pressure plate must be fitted and balanced on the flywheel and new holes must be drilled)
I´m not sure about the pricing since the shipping was a big part of our expenses, but you should manage to getaway below $1000 depending on which parts you´re choosing.
I don´t bulid the trucks myself, it´s actually some friends down in Tenerife (an island of the african west coast) I just import the parts since they don´t know any english. If you want any pictures, I´ve got a ton of them!
Good luck/ Andreas, Sweden
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Wow!!! Thanx for info man! Yes, i want pictures, send them please on turboprobelx2006@yahoo.com

Basically, what i want to do is, i want to remove my stock 4cyl engine with auto transmission and i want to put some chevy V8 with manual tranny.
I do not want to use my auto tranny, because, i know it will not handle power from V8. Plus, i am gonna spend money for adapters, which is expensive.
So, what do you think, what kind of tranny should i bay, auto or manual?
About granding, welding.... do not be worry, i know how to do that.
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You can do it two ways;
either you can keep your stock toyota 5 spd manual box and get a adapter between the engine and transmission or you can use a chevy th350 or 400 automatic and only use the toyota transfer case. That kit is a bit cheaper.
Any chevy small block from 262 to 400 cui will fit, most of my friends use the 305 which is an excellent engine (even that will burn the clutch if you arenīt carefull). A big block will also physically mount but is a bit tighter to squeeze in, especially if you want the radiator mounted in the front (some mount it on the bed, behind the cabin if youīre looking for a real potent offroader)
You will also need special engine mounts and a special oil pan if you donīt have the truck lifted, the front axle need some more clearence with a v8.
As said befor a special starter motor with a smaller nose cone is recommended because the adapter is cast with a smaller hole, or you can just take an angle grinder and make room for the stock chevy starter
You also need a flywheel for the clutch and either a special kit including a gm 10,5" clutch disc and pressure plate or the toyota OEM with mods on the flywheel (the pressure plate must be fitted and balanced on the flywheel and new holes must be drilled)
Iīm not sure about the pricing since the shipping was a big part of our expenses, but you should manage to getaway below $1000 depending on which parts youīre choosing.
I donīt bulid the trucks myself, itīs actually some friends down in Tenerife (an island of the african west coast) I just import the parts since they donīt know any english. If you want any pictures, Iīve got a ton of them!
Good luck/ Andreas, Sweden
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I used a 350 and TH700R4 (because of the overdrive gear) when I did the swap in my '81.

I personally wouldn't bother with a 305 because a 350 is the same size and will produce more power.

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I got the swap in but I cant find a good radiator that I can get for semi-cheap. The northwest site doesnt have them to purchase on their site. I have found other sites but I would be paying around 400 bucks. If someone knows a site or where I could get one for cheaper please let me know. Also go to this site if you want to see my toyota with the V8 in it (its a video)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7liVuc4BNI
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in my 92 toyota pickup 2wd im putting a chevy 305 and possibly the auto transmission with it aswell if i cannot find a bellhousing adapter to keep my toyota manual trans... it would make things so much easier to keep my transmission in it. then i dont have to worry about friggin around with linkages and such. just put the slave cylinder on the bellhousing and its good to go.
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I got the swap in but I cant find a good radiator that I can get for semi-cheap. The northwest site doesnt have them to purchase on their site. I have found other sites but I would be paying around 400 bucks. If someone knows a site or where I could get one for cheaper please let me know. Also go to this site if you want to see my toyota with the V8 in it (its a video)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7liVuc4BNI

dude go on jegs.com! they have a bitchin aluminum radiator that i used in my sbc swap and it fits beautifully! and the cool part is...its only 160 bones! heres the jegs part # 555-52005 $159.00
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dude go on jegs.com! they have a bitchin aluminum radiator that i used in my sbc swap and it fits beautifully! and the cool part is...its only 160 bones! heres the jegs part # 555-52005 $159.00
How well is this radiator working? My swapped truck developed a hole and I order'd this one

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