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Old 09-15-2015, 05:19 AM
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1980 Toyota pickup engine swap ideas

I need some Ideas for good diesel and or LS engine swaps for my 1980 Toyota pickup 4x4 just getting some ideas the 20r just ain't enough power for me
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I need some Ideas for good diesel and or LS engine swaps for my 1980 Toyota pickup 4x4 just getting some ideas the 20r just ain't enough power for me
4.3 vortec is popular for so many reasons. It's a powerful engine, gets great mileage, and because you'd be slapping it into such a lightweight truck, you can probably just keep the engine itself stock. I'm not sure what people think of a 4.3's torque VS a Toy rearend but, s10 and blazer rearends can't be bigger than a 8" right? I'm bored at work so basically I'm just musing. 4.3s sound good too with just a couple flow masters.
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1980 Toyota pickup engine swap ideas

Thanks but I would like to try to put a diesel in it maybe a 4BT just because it is a diesel and diesels run in the family and I feel like an outcast with a Toyota
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VW tdi.

Look at acme adapters.

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1980 Toyota pickup engine swap ideas

Ok need something with torque too cause I have to haul loads of metal with it and hay it will pull it now but not fast
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You can modify a tdi to around 200hp 350ft lbs and get 35 mpg

Look up tdi club

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3.4

Im running 3.4 automatic with gear drive in 1980.drive train out of 2000 4runner.
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