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

45

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

Question type: Car Customization

4 Answers

35

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

35

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

25

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.

5

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.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Pickup

Looking for a Used Pickup in your area?

CarGurus has 110 nationwide Pickup listings starting at $2,250.

ZIP:

Search Toyota Pickup Questions

Toyota Pickup Experts

#1 Reelin68
Reelin68
Reputation 1,040
#2 wabbo369
wabbo369
Reputation 540
#3 LouB
LouB
Reputation 410
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota 4Runner
381 Great Deals out of 20,186 listings starting at $2,995
Used Ford F-150
3,384 Great Deals out of 205,132 listings starting at $1,273
Used Ford Ranger
220 Great Deals out of 6,910 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Corolla
1,362 Great Deals out of 68,081 listings starting at $100
Used Jeep Wrangler
494 Great Deals out of 17,283 listings starting at $2,990
Used Nissan Truck
90 listings starting at $2,495
Used Chevrolet S-10
9 Great Deals out of 1,619 listings starting at $995

Used Cars For Sale

1994 Toyota Pickup For Sale
14 listings starting at $4,995
1993 Toyota Pickup For Sale
17 listings starting at $5,900
1992 Toyota Pickup For Sale
10 listings starting at $2,250