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Speed Freek 12-01-2010 07:40 PM

1st Gen Tacoma LS1/T56 build (lots of pics!)
 
I was wondering if anyone had any info on this, probably going to slap one in my 98 Taco (2wd), since my Turbo motor shit the bed, and I am not going stock again, need to upgrade from 23psi and only thing could think of is an LS1 with T56 behind it, I already have the 8.4" rearend with a TRD LSD in it so good to go there.

Havent found anthing online anywhere where one was done, a couple that were started, none ever finished, I probably wouldnt be the first, but maybe one of the first...

Should have the motor within a week or so and then fitting begins.

I was trying to put a 1GR in it but the deal fell through, and I had already started fitting it, oh well moving on to bigger and better things..

Some call it Blasphemy putting a Chevy motor in a Tacoma,I call it ABSLOUTELY AWESOME..:p

Speed Freek 12-02-2010 08:04 AM

Hahaha, me neither, looks like I will a pioneer of sorts (probably not, but whatever, lol)

More to come, going to have Tacorvette soon...:eek:

Ridgerunner 12-02-2010 08:09 AM

How do you pass a smog test with a v8? IMO you wouldn't get past the visual. No concern? Sorry I've never gotten a concrete answer on this.

Speed Freek 12-02-2010 08:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ridgerunner (Post 2446824)
How do you pass a smog test with a v8? IMO you wouldn't get past the visual. No concern? Sorry I've never gotten a concrete answer on this.

I will need to put a shell on my truck to get it registered as a non commercial vehicle, then its technically a car and then I can swap a car motor into it as long as I have all the emissions in place, go to the ref and should be good to go...if not I can register it in Arizona as well since I have a house there...

Speed Freek 12-04-2010 08:18 AM

Picking it up today...:D

memario1214 12-04-2010 08:50 AM

Sweet! Pictures and videos please!

05RedTaco 12-04-2010 09:34 AM

:worthless:

STravis 12-04-2010 09:37 AM

You need to keep track of this build all the way through and keep us posted on your progress. That is gonna be a crazy swap.

Speed Freek 12-05-2010 09:26 AM

Here it is...due to pics making this thread useless, I decided to add some usefullness to it..


http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/p...t/DSC06954.jpg

http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/p...t/DSC06952.jpg

ktmrider 12-05-2010 09:31 AM

ok now put that in your truck quick

crf69 12-05-2010 09:35 AM

hahah

DaCapt 12-05-2010 09:36 AM

Cool! we'll call it a "Chevota" 0r "Toylet" :)

Ridgerunner 12-05-2010 09:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Speed Freek (Post 2446837)
I will need to put a shell on my truck to get it registered as a non commercial vehicle, then its technically a car and then I can swap a car motor into it as long as I have all the emissions in place, go to the ref and should be good to go...if not I can register it in Arizona as well since I have a house there...

Good I wish ya well and to always have a smooth go at registration time because I WANNA SEE THAT ENGINE IN THAT TRUCK!! This is the wet dream of just about everyone in here including myself who generally misses a v8 in my life! Carry on-I am subscribed:D

isu2014 12-05-2010 11:18 AM

Haha is that a seatbelt holding up the motor?

98_Mud_bug 12-05-2010 11:34 AM

yea that looks like a seatbelt tied up holding it ha ha

Speed Freek 12-05-2010 11:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DaCapt (Post 2456160)
Cool! we'll call it a "Chevota" 0r "Toylet" :)

Its a Tacovette, lol :p

Quote:

Originally Posted by crf69 (Post 2456153)
hahah

Are you on THumper talk too?? If so whats your screename? I recognize your avatar from over there (I am Diesel Power ATK):cool:

Quote:

Originally Posted by isu2014 (Post 2456400)
Haha is that a seatbelt holding up the motor?

Yep, they are good for lots of stuff VERY STRONG!! Like bull, lol.

I am off to molest my engine...

TACOMA TRD 12-05-2010 12:14 PM

Subscribed...Oh This I got to see. Years back my friend threw a 350 in a Vega.

TACOMA TRD 12-05-2010 12:15 PM

What year did that come out of?

Speed Freek 12-06-2010 07:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TACOMA TRD (Post 2456526)
What year did that come out of?

98 Tacoma getting a 2001 LS1 :D

Today is cutting time, already test fit to see where the interference is, going to need to cut the trans tunnel and the firewall where it starts to slope for the trans, gonna chop it up to get it in, then redo the sheetmetal to clear..

98tacoma27 12-06-2010 07:52 AM

I think you will pioneer this. Only one I know of is an LS6 in an 05.

http://c0002954.cdn2.cloudfiles.rack...ette-motor.jpg


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