hey everyone i as just thinking if you guys know if a 302 would fit in an 89 2wd yota non-extracab. I know that the firewall would have to go and i was just wandering if any of you guys have seen this done or know anything about it.
Do a google search, there's a Kiwi who put a 5.0 SEFI in a 4wd, IFS too I think. Used to be on the ORC yota list, think I've seen his byline over @ 4x4wire.com's bbs'
Not directly related, but his page did a good job of documenting what had to happen for it all to fit.
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Just as a starting point, I wouldn't think the engine compartments are too different in size between the Rangers and the Toyotas. The most difficult thing would be the wiring, motor mounts, transmission mounts, and the clearance between the radiator and the front of the engine. If your a good fabricator or know someone who is, that would be half the battle. If you haven't already, review the other thread in this forum for a basic idea of what you would be dealing with.
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i can do all the work. and i plan on removing all of the fire wall running CNC's, and doing a lower center mount a-arm and a j-arm up top. so my question is how much do you think the motor will have to come back for the upper j-arm
That is a seat of your pants question that will be determined by the chassis construction. Put the motor in first then build it around the heart. And I am sure there are those out there that think there is not enough room, well I motortrend has had a jeep safari with a viper crate in it, from the fire wall to the core support it was all valve covers.
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Actually, it was built for Ivan and PPI by Steve Spirkoff of Spirit Racing, and sits on a Ranger frame. It does have F Series I-Beams and a 9 inch on Nationals. My point was that the 302 did fit in the engine compartment, though it was "stretched" a little bit. Just thought you should know... It's all good with me.