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 Post subject: 77 celica engine swap
PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 1:31 pm 

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Had anyone on here done a 1jz swap on their 77celica ?
If yes I would like to know what extra parts I would need to complete it the engine I'm gonna buy already comes with the following :
Complete Head
Complete Block
Intake Manifold
Exhaust Manifold
Throttle Body
Power Steering
Fuel Rail
A/C Compressor
Turbo Chargers
Complete Wiring Harness
Manual RWD Transmission

Please and thanks for the advice in advance

 Post subject: Re: 77 celica engine swap
PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:57 am 
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Location: TX
complete what? get the engine swapped in and running or actually driving the car?

looks like you copy/pasted a generic list of engine parts that you'd expect to find on a barebones motorset from an importer.

which 1jz is this? jza70, jzx90, vvti, front-sump... ???
is the engine harness uncut? who is going to lengthen and modify it to work?
does it come with an ecu that works for this engine or does it have leaky caps?
igniter? map sensor?
turbo(s) in good condition?
are the coils cracked?
is this a hydro fan engine, and if so do you plan to keep it that way?
what pumpsensors are you talking about? fuel level sender?
what are you going to do about converting the fuel system to EFI?
how are you going to account for the gas pedal controlling the TB?
are you going to have to clearance the firewall and transmission tunnel?
how are you going to mount the engine? i don't know that anyone makes prefabbed mounts for this application...
are you going to try to swap the rack? what rack are you going to use? how are you going to connect the steering shaft to the rack?
what rear end are you going to use?
what driveshaft are you going to use?
what gauges are you going to use, or how are you going to wire them up?


 Post subject: Re: 77 celica engine swap
PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 9:50 pm 
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Location: Texas
Go ahead and just convert the whole front suspension to ae86 stuff including xmember and steering. Because recirc ball steering sucks and this will just plain make the car better. Use new bushings.

Ok now you've got that taken care of... Get yourself a front sump motor. Chop off the factory ae86 motor mount perches and build custom perches to meet the jz mounts once you've got the motor exactly where you want it to live. Which is as far back as possible.

If you use w58, you can use stock driveshaft ( may have to be shortened) and use stock trans xmember.

Radiator will have to be moved forward.

Rip out factory fuel lines and put in some new feed and return lines with inline efi pump.

That oughta either get you going or make you scrap the idea lol...

1977 Celica coupe
1977 280z - wife's car
1989 Cressida

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