Don't modify your car if you are paycheck to paycheck.
I do what I want.
The Camry is my daily but I have other cars. I dont expect this swap to only take a couple hours or even a week. Nowhere did I say this gonna be a piece of cake.
Don't try to upgrade part by part
I'm not building piece by piece. I'm looking for a complete motor. Hence the questions about the 3sge. I dont know enough to know if there was a complete motor in all those pictures. And now that I know it's a gen 1(and probably an MR2) I've decided against it. Yeah itd be a cheap solution but like I said, I've done research. I'm not about to try adapt an MR2 setup or try to modify a gen 1 for performance.
If you don't have a second car and a good place to work on both of them, don't be swapping engines.
You ever heard of a backyard mechanic?
Thing is, I've got the car. Got curious about what people do to make it go fast so I looked it up. Found the swap. Found out more about the swap. I've looked up this and that, picked up a couple little important details here and there.
I guess what I'm trying to say is I'm not a Honda Boi type guy just slapping shit together and seeing if it works. I know this shit takes time and calculations and problem solving and sweet, sweet money.
When I said paycheck to paycheck I should have clarified "at the moment". Even if money were slow that wouldn't be a good reason for me to not do it. Slow money doesnt mean a shitty project.
Wiring harness- yep, needs spliced. I'll find someone good with that.
Parts sourcing- already got a million bookmarks on forums and articles. I've found forum users to be generally pretty helpful. Sometimes.
Anyhow, I found someone else with a couple Celica 3sgte's. A gen 2 and a jdm gen 3. If I can get my hands on them I'll have a gen 3 3sgte Camry and a 5sgte camry with the gen 2 head.