Chevy v8 in 80 ?

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The 1FZ is a delightful powerplant. I don't think I would consider a swap unless there had been a catastrophic engine failure like a rod thru the side. In that case, a swap to a V8 could be financially justified.
On the other hand, I would be more inclined to select a 3FE powered vehicle for that swap. They are substantially cheaper than the later 1FZ powered versions and could really use the help(sorry -H-).

In closing, there is nothing on the planet that sounds as good as that lovely ehxaust note from a V8. ;)
 
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[quote author=Ryan link=board=2;threadid=4576;start=msg34532#msg34532 date=1061706756]
Is there a kit to install a chevy v8 in an 80?
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There really isn't a kit, but there is an adapter between the A440F tranny and a SBC. The wiring, etc. is up to you. Contact Jeff Jones for his experiences. There are a few others who have done it, too.
 
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Thanks all. The engine is a 3FE. One of my friends said a Supra engine bolts right up to the transmission. Anybody hear of this?
 

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[quote author=Ryan link=board=2;threadid=4576;start=msg34639#msg34639 date=1061774530]
The engine is a 3FE.
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I don't support the V8 swap, BUT, a 3F-E is a rare engine that is worth some $ on the market with all the pieces. You just may be able to help finance the swap by selling the full 3F-E setup.
 
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In closing, there is nothing on the planet that sounds as good as that lovely ehxaust note from a V8

well.....i think there are some vintage italian V12's that have a sweet song at speed as well.......

there is a guy on the pirate board that has done a couple of supra swaps into fj40's


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