I have a 81 Corolla 4 door RWD Sedan 1.8L 4cl. 3TC engine. with an automatic A40 3speed transmission. Wanting to get info on a future swap.

Asked by Dec 11, 2014 at 02:24 AM about the 1981 Toyota Corolla DX

Question type: Car Customization

Recently, I burnt my transmission. I don't
really want to rebuild nor buy a refurbished
one. I see no reason to revive a car that'll
still be slow (75 hp, 95 tq). I friend of mine
has a whole Toyota Tacoma swap ready for
me. I mean engine, transmission(manual),
ecu, wire harness, basically the entire
package. Its a 2.4L 4cl. engine, not sure if
that matters but i wanted to get some feed
back. As in, if it would just sit right on my
same engine mounts or if I'll need to make
some custom mounts. Also some help on
how to convert it from automatic to manual
(what ill need and the process and etc). If
i'd need to make a custom cross member.
To hold the transmission in place. Oh and if
I'm going to need a different drive shaft
and/or differential, or would mine fit? Also
take note that im RWD.

2 Answers

37,685

Forget about it.

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You will spend more money, even with free engine that the end product will be worth, Sorry to burst your bubble, but you will waste time money and be disappointed. Like Mark says, furgettabowdit that Tacoma engine won't even fit in the bay, and the engine and transmission is so much longer the shifter would be behind you

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