Now does the Montero get the 2tc?
Would you want to drive a 4000 lb truck with less than 100hp (and 2 speed toyoglide)?
Mike, when I asked for input on a Toyota board, I got exactly what I expected. That is, "why not use the T engine" or, like you said, "go 4AGE", even though I explaned my reasons for NOT wanting to go that route. I'm not going to lie, I'm not the biggest Toyota fan in the world. I think they make some cool cars, but much prefer Datsuns and Mitsu's(Dodges). With that said, the 2 door wagons are kinda unique and I figured it would be a fun build. This will be a driver for my wife, so I wanted the power and smoothness of a V6 engine and she much prefers automatics. Now, I am well aware either of the aforementioned Toyota 4 cylinders can make the power the V6 makes (175), but at what cost, both money wise and driveability. This also does not take into account the torque the Mitsu V6 makes. The overriding reason for going this way is simply for individuality, however, I would not have hesatated to go another way had the engine and trans not fit as well as it does. After all, I do want to finish the car and drive it rather then spend a lot of time fabricating stuff for a difficult swap. I bought the running "donor" for a very good price and figure by the time I sell whatever parts and the scrap value, I will have paid about $500-750 for the engine, trans, wiring, and computer. And I get the benefit of knowing this is a good running combo with no issues.