exhaust from the passenger side exhaust manifold. I think the
arrangement will actually work quite nicely for my chassis as it looks like the
exhaust can dump down and into the passenger side boat side.
A shot showing the oil pan and transmission pan. The
transmission is actually much thinner than the Toyota 5 speed box and I will
have much more clearance between the skid plat and transmission. All in all I am
happy with the fit. I was expecting to have to re-do the front tubing but
now it looks like changes will be minimal. The biggest challenges look to
be the interior where things will be a little more cozy than last time.
Now that the motor was mounted I could turn my attention to
some of the details. The first big unknown was what to do with the air
intake since it stuck into the cab about where my old gauge cluster was mounted.
After a lot of digging on the internet I ended up at
intakehoses.com. This internet
store stocks all sorts of rubber and silicone elbows, reducers, adapters and the
tubing to connect them.
Using the catalog the
intakehoses.com website I was
able to find this cobra head 90 degree elbow which is designed for use in tight
quarters like near a firewall. The head flares out to prevent turbulence.
I then made some cardboard mock ups the elbows, piping and a
K&N filter to decide where I wanted to put it. The above shows a cobra
head elbow joint to a small section of 4" diameter tubing then to another 90
degree elbow. After some thought I decided swap out the second 90 degree
elbow for a 45 degree elbow, then another small piece of 4" diameter tubing to
the last 45 degree elbow. The intake will then be terminated with a K&N
filter. Right now I am looking at a #RD-1460 which is 7" in diameter
and 9 inches long.
I had made this cardboard mock up of a radiator the previous
day to aid in engine placement. The template is 26" wide, 19 " tall and 3"
thick. I intend to order a dual pass radiator with the inlet and outlet on
the drivers side of the engine compartment. Not sure where I am going to
source the radiator from yet. As you can see I was also playing around
with some tubes to build an engine cage but I want to wait till I have the
coilovers in hand before I finalize anything.
the steering component locations also need to change to
accommodate the new motor. Here is a picture of the existing TC style pump
I am using. With it on the drivers side of the motor the reservoir feed
comes in from the right side of the pump and the high pressure hose connects to
the top. I was concerned about the pump placement on the new motor since
the pump is on the passenger side and the reservoir feed line would interfere
with the block.
On closer inspection I realized the new motor uses the same TC
style pump but it is mounted upside down. This should work out fine, I
plan on swapping the pulley and then relocating the reservoir to the passenger
One item I am not sure how to handle is the air pump on the
motor. it doesn't look like I can remove it as the alternator mount is
integrated in to the top of the air pump housing. This is one issue I need
to look into some more.