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Tundra V8 into a 60-Series???

Discussion in '60-Series Wagons' started by intense1, Aug 18, 2006.

  1. intense1

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    Anyone ever thought about putting a Tundra V8 into a 60/62? Way more power, better economy, reliability, lots of performance mods avalible, etc. You would need either an adapter for the engine/tranny, or the tranny/xfer case. And then of course driveshafts and motor mounts.... What do you all think?
     
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    I have thought about this. Does any one make a dual transfer case for the tundra with v8? Marlin for example. If they did, couldn't you just use the factory A/T-Dual Tcase-4speed tcase. To solve the drive train problem that is. Then there is all the wiring of course.
     
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    I don't really know about that. I haven't started looking into it yet. I just want more power and better economy and I can't justify putting a 12k diesel conversion into a 8k truck. I'm at 212k now and its getting toward rebuild time and I don't wanna F engine anymore.
     
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    My bet is that you'd spend close to or more than a diesel conversion. You've got to source an engine, fabrication work, all the wiring that would go into it, etc
     
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    It's definetely been talked about before, though. And would make a sweet conversion!
     
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    I've seen salvage engines avalible for less than 5K... A diesel starts at about 8.
     
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    I picked up a 12H-T for $6500. 85K miles. Near factory spec compression. Can't wait to get it installed. Engine mounts are the only serious mod required and I got those with the engine. You'll need an H55F, but every '60 does anyway.:cheers:
     
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    I doubt with tranny, wiring harness, and accesories. Then you have custom driveshafts, angle problems to your offset diffs. etc etc etc. Easier and cheaper to go with a GM gasser.

    But I agree the tundra v8 is really nice. But it would be soo custom it would rival the cost of a diesel.
     
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    Let me again quote what my mechanic friend said with more than a little sarcasm when I suggested this as we discussed my impending SBC conversion:
    "Why don't you pick something that's REALLY hard?"

    Rod Millen's Toyota-financed 55 with Tundra/V8 Landcruiser running gear allegedly cost $250,000 to build. Of course some of that was to section the body lengthwise & widen it.
     
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    you can remove the emissions crap off a road version of a Toyota v8 and use the simplified marine harness. there is a boat dealer in Atlanta that sells the parts.
     
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    The Toyota V8 would be nice. I think they use these engines in the UZJ100 trucks, eh?

    Or do the obvious - drop in a GM Vortec engine. Terrific relaiability, LOTS of adapters and performance parts, cheap to buy, easy to set up with an H55F and split case...

    Just a thot.
     
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    You beat me to it. There is a guy on the FJ55 board that has done it, but he is a Toyota technician and had access to a wrecked Sequoia or Tundra.

    Hodag
     
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    if you are really serious, buy a wreaked truck. Not just an engine. Then you have all pieces you need to make it happen.
     
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    you can stick just about any powertrain into any other vehicle, all it takes is money...
     
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    its bin done search project x2. you could call sleeoffroad i think they helped andcould give you a good idea of what it would take to do it. i think the bigist challange is either a t-case adapter or a centered rear diff, wireing and ecu programing.
     
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    I think we've ALL thought about that.
     
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