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 Post subject: ae86 1uzfe swap
PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 3:37 pm 

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heres the lowdown
the car
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my 1985 toyota corolla rwd.
so i wanted to build a better track car than my fwd civic. light, fast and rwd
i got back my trusty but slow ae86 corolla
next step

remove the exotic and pretty 4cyl toyota mill and replace it with the venerable f20c engine out of the s2000
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heres what you can do with child labor laws...ill be back son im gonna get a cup of coffee...pull that motor for me real quick
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damn good job son!!!!

so now i start prepping the engine bay for the new motor
pull everything out and prepare for the little wire tuck action
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cut a notch too run the wires around the radiator support
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relocate the junction block
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this is what i hope will be th only real visible wiring under the hood..ii like to keep this block under the hood for accsess to the main power cable that runs to the relocated battery in the rear...so i can clamp on to a 12v source if needed
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well now its time to work on smoothing up some of the unwanted clutter and welding up holes
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i know not very exciting but a good segway to the manual rack conversion!!!!
85 mr2 rack conversion is a viable option for better steering and less space taken up under the hood which as you'll soon find out was pretty important
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clean and tidy
bulky and well worn power unit
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had to use the u-joint from the mr2 and extended the mid shaft from the column a few inches since i spaced the whole front subframe 1.75inches to accomodate the taller engine

ok so heres where things get twisted, as it turns out the good deal i had on a full swap here local fell through....so as im hunting for another engine i start to realize that the budget i had originally envisioned was a little off since the cheapest i could find a low milage driveline was about $4000...ouch, not counting mount kit $625. and all the other bits like the gauge cluster and exhaust ect.....

so i did some research and pulled the trigger on a 1uzfe
all aluminum 6bolt main 4.0litre TOYOTA!!! v8 available from the ls400 and sc400 sedans and coupes..why??? price thats why, i bought a running wreck from oklahoma with just 100,000 on the clock for a grand...

now i found cheaper ones in running cars for 800 all day on craigslist with more miles but i wanted a 95 model year engine....lighter rods and 10.4 compression factory rated 265hp and 280lb ft of torque

and it ran just lovely
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yeah so how hard can this be right....its such a tiny v8???
uhhh
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okay so its a litter bigger now that i got it out of the 20ft long lexus!!!
a little scrubbing of the new mill
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oohhhh shiny


well lets just see if it fits

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hmmmmmmmmm okay

well it looked good on paper........wheres my sawzall damnitt!!!!

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oh snap!! it fits
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okay so it fits....needs custom headers by my buddy rowdy and ill fab up some motor mounts from cardboard

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then transfer to metal
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and there it sits till the trans adapter shows up in two more weeks

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 4:24 pm 
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I bet your a good poker player... :P


what do you mean???? actually im terrible.........but i play a mean game of battleship!!

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 4:44 pm 

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thanks man, but i swear i was trying to go f20c....this just happened.
and once i start turning wrenches things get a little hazy.

it was about time i start contributing to the forum again as well, ill keep the updates coming

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ill keep the updates coming


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How much was the trans adapter and where did you get it? :mrgreen:


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another conversion that we dont get to see everyday

awesome work :tu:

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superboosted wrote:
How much was the trans adapter and where did you get it? :mrgreen:


i bought the whole trans adapter kit from quantum-auto.com (http://www.uza70.com/)
jake seems to be a pretty good guy and has a niche product since no 1uz came as a manual trans.

you can get the cast bellhousing from the uk but its $600 not counting shipping. not an option on my budget

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Awesome. Whatcha gonna do with that 4ag? :)

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i sold it to a buddy to finance the swap, along with the starsharks(sniff)...(sob)...they werent going to be up to the task.

btw wheres this wagon thread at??? im totally gay for wagons....especially mine

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im totally gay for wagons....especially mine


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Very cool. I can't remember his name, but there's a guy in northern Kentucky who comes up to drift events in Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan with a blue AE86 coupe he put a 1UZ into, and he's been building a 1UZ powered AE86 Hatch Missle car as well.

Keep the progress pics coming! 8)

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yes ive contacted him via youtube and was cool enough to respond and point me in the right direction, so i thought id do a good buildup thread to maybe help some cats that may have some unanswered questions about the swap

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When I read that you were going to drop the F20c from a s2000 in the car, I was going to start lighting things on fire.

Then I saw that you went with the V8 and I ran to my garage and gave my Supra a hug. lol


Waiting for more updates!

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Your son sure is strong. :lol:

Super cool!

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Steve from Motec in Australia has done this. I had a link with footage AND SOUND!!!! of the car heading down the front straight at Phillip Island raceway - awesome.

You could contact him via the Motec website if you want.

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Steve from Motec in Australia has done this. I had a link with footage AND SOUND!!!! of the car heading down the front straight at Phillip Island raceway - awesome.

You could contact him via the Motec website if you want.


ive actually seen that video (silver car) and it is a constant source of inspiration

im a road racer and i run in the tt class in the the nasa texas circuit so im trying to build a very balanced car to whoop up on porsches and vettes that clutter the course.

i want my car to sound just like his when it grows up

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Great great great build. And funny step-by-step too :lol:

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this is gonna be one sick build i have a question though are you gonna stay solid motor mounts?

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