how much trouble would it be to swap the 3.0 L V6 out of an 88 toyota pickup for say a 305ci small block chevy motor, im curious because im thinkin on purchasing this truck

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Asked by Nov 01, 2009 at 09:43 AM about the 1988 Toyota Pickup

Question type: Car Customization

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Hi there, Not really a problem, had one in at work, since the chevy engines are not very complicated it is a simple swap, easy to get parts for them as well. Hope this helps

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Hi there, still dont think this would be a problem as long as you think the chassis its strong enough to cope with the extra power, if rusty or week in some parts could bend it. If it is a manual trans it should be tough enough to handle the extra power as they are always built tough, it could pay to ask or take it to a tranny shop where they can tell you their thoughs

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there are plenty of adapter kits out there. check out northwest off road. they have a large selection rangin from a chevy 4.3 to a ford 5.0 to a chevy 5.7. i looked into doin this to my '93 but ran out of money.

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Big question is your fabrication skills or your checkbook. Cooling and transmission are the hard ones to cover. Swap in a turbo 350 tranny and a narrowed 10 bolt and you should be rolling for years.

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