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.
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.
Forget about it.
Trade 'er in on a new ride, Clyde!! Treat yourself to a new car this Holiday Season!! Woot Woot! Hollar Back!!
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
Looking for a Used Corolla in your area?
CarGurus has 56,853 nationwide Corolla listings starting at $1,099.
Search Toyota Corolla Questions
Toyota Corolla Experts