- Apr 21, 2005
You've got a 3 speed gearbox and hopefully the 3 speed bell housing but you've got the later preasure plate clutch and hopefully again, the later flywheel.
With such a mish mash of bits there, I'd be looking at what the thrust bearing and slave cylinder are doing...
For the market this isn't a mix match cruiser. The three speed was used into 1982 in some markets. The pressure plate and clutch are correct for the year. Not sure if flywheel from a early year would work at all with pressure plate. As for bellhousing the three and fours speeds are so different no way those could be mixed up without it being obvious. Many parts of the world these were delivered as a basic stripped work vehicles with no frills. Three speed is a much simpler transmission to work on compared to the four speed. Electronic ignition while better than the old points distributor isn't as easy to repair in the middle of nowhere. Toyota had to make concessions in some markets like import is as a kit. Or certain percentage made locally. Probably easier to do than the US where had to meet ever changing safety and emissions rules. Plus having the big three doing everything they could to make harder for foreign auto makers to sell vehicles here.