Hey people I just found this forum and decided to ask some questions. I own a 1982 Toyota Corolla Tercel SR5 model and was wondering, what could I drop in it? For people that have done it before can someone tell me what type of engine could go in there and what you might have paid for it. Any other suggestions on what I could do to the car would be appreciated. Thanks.
I got the same car and im trying to do the same as you as this car will own with a dropped motor. I need to get my friend as he can drop anything in the car. Hes put a 302 in an old rx7 and nearly killed himself. So far i havent seen anyone with that year model car with a dropped motor that car is so hard to find however i think its bad looks like a mini datsun. Im sure the silvertop 4age 20v will drop in it but drivetrain will be a problem. Not many aftermarket parts for this car heck cant even find a quarter panel. It is highly possible to drop a motor just got to find a good body man. If i get anywere ill tell it all
i'm positive those Tercels are equipped with a 3AC SOHC motor. the reason there's not a lot of known swap is because of the weidness of the drivetrain design, being a longtitudual engine with a front drive tranny. the only modification i heard was a 4A-C head with 3A bottom. but i was told that you need to mill down the 4A head to get the compression back up. the only way you can swap the 4A-GE or any other motor is to change the whole drivetrain layout and make it either a FWD or a RWD.