My first ever engine swap.....!!!!!

MANUCHAO

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Ok, so I got me an engine now.:bounce:
Got the space, some time and some tools ....but thats about it...

Life is grand !!! :grinpimp:

Here are some pics of the donor....

I'll post pics as the project snails along
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Very Cool! Hey Manuchao looking good. Let me know when your gonna pull the 2f I'll come by and help.

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Well, if I was into gassers it would definitely be a Chebby. They make the best gas engines by a long shot....
 

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Dysoar. I'll let yah know...!! Thanks

Iaintscared, I'll sure take my time doing this swap... a few months perhaps !! Thanks for all the info....

Nicholas, I'll take as many as I can promise......I said exactly the same thing when I saw Philos1 did his and that tip the scales for me.

D'Animal, yes that is going in a 85 Fj60...

HZJ60, If I could of got a close to new deisel I would of gone that route, but..................
 

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Its a 2006 L59. Engine/tranny I got it initially for 3k but finally scored it for $2,700.
It came off of a Chevy Silverado 4x4 p/u truck.
 

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Dysoar. I'll let yah know...!! Thanks

Iaintscared, I'll sure take my time doing this swap... a few months perhaps !! Thanks for all the info....

Nicholas, I'll take as many as I can promise......I said exactly the same thing when I saw Philos1 did his and that tip the scales for me.

D'Animal, yes that is going in a 85 Fj60...

HZJ60, If I could of got a close to new deisel I would of gone that route, but..................

I sure didnt mean to be critical of you. Nice motor foe show.

Ive heard of people finding Cummins motors for that price, but they sure arent new.

Good score.:beer:
 

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HZJ60.. no worries...mate...:)
I dream of diesels all the time.. perhaps in the future with a FJ45LB eh !!!!

Aintscared, english buddy :)
:eek: If you got the time please translate:
Are you going to run the drive by wire? Or go for the cable setup? :confused: :confused:

Can you see now how much fun this is going to be !!!! HA !!:crybaby: :crybaby:

Im way over my head on this project but Im glad Im doing it..!!!!
At least Im good at posting smilies eh !!!
 

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Your not over your head. You will find it to be fairly painless. With Philos and I on board to help you it should be a breaze! (Famous last words).

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Sorry, Are you staying with the stock throttle body set up? If so you would need to convert your gas pedal setup. If you go with a 99 throttle body you can run a cable actuated pedal. (easier) Sorry about the english, my wife tells me the same thing...:cheers:
 
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Sorry, Are you staying with the stock throttle body set up? If so you would need to convert your gas pedal setup. If you go with a 99 throttle body you can run a cable actuated pedal. (easier) Sorry about the english, my wife tells me the same thing...:cheers:

Manuchao, try to go this way- that would be my suggestion...

now get to ripping stuff out! and get some pics too! and... sorry, I'm just excited for ya man...
 

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Sorry, Are you staying with the stock throttle body set up? If so you would need to convert your gas pedal setup. If you go with a 99 throttle body you can run a cable actuated pedal. (easier) Sorry about the english, my wife tells me the same thing...:cheers:

Ah ok, now I understand... Thanks eh !!

Well, what do you guys think?
The engine I got came with the complete pedal mechanism....but I hear what you and Philos1 are saying loud and clear and yes Im trying to keep this as easy and cheap as I can....

The menu for tomorrows lunch calls for some light wrenching.:bounce::bounce:
 

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