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Old 07-19-2012, 10:37 AM   #1
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Picked up a 95 extended cab, with the KA24E. Had been pretty abused, and the motor had a few noises. After almost 10k miles in 3 months, it finally let go. I had initially planned to slide in a 7M-GTE from an older Supra, but fitting that 6 in there would have required a massive beating on the firewall. Something I wasn't willing to do, not to mention that's going to move the shifter that much further back.

Since the motor was giving off sounds of destruction before it let go, I had some warning. The weekend before, I went to the junkyard looking for a replacement that I could tidy up a bit before putting it in. Unfortunately I could not find a suitable KA motor. Was really hoping for a KA24DET, but was willing to settle for a E motor. Just couldn't find anything.

Following along on a Supra site, I was aware of the 1UZ Lexus V8, and what it was capable of. When I stumbled upon one, the SC400 it was in, was untouched. Hood was open, but nothing was removed. So I immediately decided to take it.

I work 3 hours from home, so I only have weekends to work on projects. Monday morning, 3am. I knew that truck wasn't making it home. Sure enough, on the return trip, it died about 20 miles from the house. I got it towed home, and started prepping everything to go in.

I don't stop in the middle of an engine swap to take pics. So, I'll give the short summary of what the swap takes, to put in the V8 with auto trans.

cut out upper radiator core support.
cut out old and fab engine mounts.
remove old and fab new trans mount.
take ka24e power steering hose to the rubber hose specialists, and have a new end crimped on that fits the V8 pump hard line.
Remove the hydraulic fan pump from the V8, and use an elec fan.
Fab driveshaft (pay attention here, the A341E does not have a slip yoke, and should be fit to a IRS. something I'll probably knock out this weekend)
Fit in the Lexus shifter.
Exhuast (had to cut the LARGE bolt flange off the end, and weld directly to the header)

That about does it. Really, just about that easy for me. Motor is good for about 500,000 miles if you change the oil. Makes 250hp, bottom end will support about 600hp without changing a thing. All aluminum block and heads, dual overhead cams, 6bolt mains,etc.. and only weighs 80 pounds more then the KA.

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Old 07-19-2012, 11:34 AM   #2
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I love this swap. Nice work and awesome truck! Welcome to IN!!
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:36 AM   #3
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Very interesting swap! Moar pics!
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:32 PM   #4
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Crap!

Just what I needed. Another WANT.

Oooh, my palms are itching now!
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The big issues are always A/C, Speedo, and Gauges in general...What did you do there?

Looks really cool and yes, we need more pics!!
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Old 07-19-2012, 02:03 PM   #6
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I like this.
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Old 07-19-2012, 02:03 PM   #7
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Rad to see another japanese v8 hardbody swap here! PesjaHB is in the final stages of a similar, but much more track-minded swap with a 5 speed trans.
More pics!!
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Old 07-19-2012, 02:36 PM   #8
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The big issues are always A/C, Speedo, and Gauges in general...What did you do there?

Looks really cool and yes, we need more pics!!
Same thing that normally happens. Nothing works. AC doesn't fit right now, but I plan to make it work after picking up a good radiator.

Speedometer and gauges will be coming from the doner car if I go NA-T, keeping the stock ecu. If I megasquirt, then all aftermarket gauges.



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Rad to see another japanese v8 hardbody swap here! PesjaHB is in the final stages of a similar, but much more track-minded swap with a 5 speed trans.
More pics!!
I've got access to a supra r154 5 speed or stick in another t 56. since both need adapters. and I'm not worried about the sheet metal in the tranny tunnel.

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Old 07-19-2012, 05:51 PM   #9
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wow...
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Old 07-19-2012, 08:26 PM   #10
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wow...
Due to time and money constraints, I was forced to make a few choices I would not have otherwise made.

Currently, the exhaust is flowing through the stock 1.75" single muffler and tail pipe from the 2.4L I'm sure I'll sound better, and pick up some power after that gets changed.
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