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    2tc to 3tc swap. Couple Questions.

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    2tc (very tired) like on a ventilator tired...

    So i'm going to be doing a swap up to the 3-tc here in about a month. I was able to find a website that carries almost any engine imaginable. At first it looked like they source you and engine and pay a finders fee. Come to find out they actually carry the 3tc.

    I'm going to be order some parts from BRD racing as well. And install them while the motor sits in the garage.

    Basically $600.00 For a complete remanned engine with 3 year warranty, Buuttt.. Minus the alternator and starter. not sure about the dizzy.

    My question(s) is/are

    1-Are the starters of the 2-tc engine the same as the 3-tc. I have done some forum creeping today and couldn't find much info on the subject?
    2-Is the alternator the same between the 2?
    3-Same with the dizzy? (if it does not come with one im calling tomorrow to ask what it comes with)

    Any help would be much appreciated!

    Brian

    oh yeah
    CANT WAIT FOR THE OLD SCHOOL REUNION THIS SUNDAY!!!!

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    Re: 2tc to 3tc swap. Couple Questions.

    Not sure if they're the same... I'd imagine they're the same because they're almost identical engines... I'd like to know the answer as well :shock:

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    Re: 2tc to 3tc swap. Couple Questions.

    Starter bolts to trans so has to match trans not motor. Alternator has to match harness so model year specific. Dizzy will be point or electronic, so need a ignitor for electronic style and resistor with point style. 78 should have a small electronic dizzy.
    Short answer is everything will fit from your 2TC to the 3TC.

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    Re: 2tc to 3tc swap. Couple Questions.

    So basically it's a plug and play swap?

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    Re: 2tc to 3tc swap. Couple Questions.

    Quote Originally Posted by 73te27
    Starter bolts to trans so has to match trans not motor. Alternator has to match harness so model year specific. Dizzy will be point or electronic, so need a ignitor for electronic style and resistor with point style. 78 should have a small electronic dizzy.
    Short answer is everything will fit from your 2TC to the 3TC.

    Sweet. I have a T-50 trans in the car currently that im going to keep running. Thank you for the info sir much appreciated! Theres a guy selling a motor near me for $1200

    3tc
    38/38 dges weber
    284 cam
    crank
    new rod bearings
    4-1 headers
    and a few other mods. thinking about just picking this up he still has it in his te72 at the moment. He said i can test drive it and see how i like the engine. And make sure everything checks out.

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    Re: 2tc to 3tc swap. Couple Questions.

    Nice man... I would like to see a swap thread on this in the future. Good luck!

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    Re: 2tc to 3tc swap. Couple Questions.

    Quote Originally Posted by FishEye
    Nice man... I would like to see a swap thread on this in the future. Good luck!

    If i buy the engine thats already modded or not. Ill make one prob very picture heavy

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    Re: 2tc to 3tc swap. Couple Questions.

    Quote Originally Posted by slamburglar

    If i buy the engine thats already modded or not. Ill make one prob very picture heavy
    Haha nice man... Sounds sick ill be looking forward to it.

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