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Would this V8 fit into my truck?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by awoit, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. Nov 27, 2009 at 5:00 PM
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    awoit

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    Would a 455 Oldsmobile V8 fit in the tacoma?? JW curious I tried searching for the size or dimensions of our engine or what could fit but didnt find anything
     
  2. Nov 27, 2009 at 5:01 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Most anything can "fit" or be made to fit in the Tacoma. Its all about how much money/time you want to put into it.
     
  3. Nov 27, 2009 at 5:01 PM
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    mwild

    mwild I CANT SPELL SO DONT BITCH

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    it would be very tight and super heavy u would b better off with a small block
     
  4. Nov 27, 2009 at 5:04 PM
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    uood8

    uood8 If You Search...You Shall Find.

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    anything can fit...instead of worrying about it fitting, you'd better be worrying about how you'd get it to pass emissions inspection.
     
  5. Nov 27, 2009 at 5:06 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    no prob w/ that in SC :D
     
  6. Nov 27, 2009 at 5:07 PM
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    Alright well it's a 74, does that mean it still needs to pass smog if i were able to get it to fit.. And what else would i need to look into besides just installing the engine?
     
  7. Nov 27, 2009 at 5:12 PM
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    the truck is an 08..so yea.
     
  8. Nov 27, 2009 at 5:14 PM
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    damn south carolinians and your non smog testing.


    :mad: yes im jealous.
     
  9. Nov 27, 2009 at 5:21 PM
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    this could possibly qualify for the stupidest thread on TW. why anyone would want to put a 35 year old motor in a 1 year old truck is beyond me. if you want more power get a supercharger and slap it in. If you just really want a new motor for some reason then swap in a toyota v8 not some old ass carb'd motor. don't get me wrong the 455 is a good motor and has great potential, but its not for a 08 tacoma.
     
  10. Nov 27, 2009 at 5:23 PM
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    my thoghts exactly it will just be a :crapstorm::crapstorm:
     
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    Maybe you could put it in the bed, and use the drivetrain from a 1960s Oldsmobile Toronado. :)
     
  12. Nov 27, 2009 at 5:26 PM
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    Just curious but why? What do you want out of it? If its torque you want, look into gearing. To put a 455 in your truck is going to cost thousands. From custom engine mounts to custom driveshafts. Not to mention custom exhaust headers, custom power steering hoses, new trans/transfer case and custom crossmember, fabbed up oil pan to clear the front diff. If you really want to put that engine in a mini truck, throw it in a 4x4 s-10, way cheaper to do. To do this right in a taco is gonna be well over 10 grand, not worth it. Leave the Taco's drivetrain alone, and buy another project truck.
     
  13. Nov 27, 2009 at 5:33 PM
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    The man asked a question, disagree with him or not you don't have to call him or his thread stupid, jackass.
     
  14. Nov 27, 2009 at 5:34 PM
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    wat?
    very true...no need to barade the fellow for his question...thats a very T_O_A thing to do...now if he posted pics of a truck that wasnt his and claimed that he did it....then thats another story...lol
     
  15. Nov 27, 2009 at 5:39 PM
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    I mean lets get real here...this isn't even realistic. With all the electronics tied into the ecu it would take an electrical engineer to get everything straightened out. You would have more tied up in a swap than the truck would be worth. This thread IS stupid just like anyone who would really attempt it...jackass.


    OF course feel free to chop up your perfectly good tacoma.
     
  16. Nov 27, 2009 at 5:41 PM
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    You should use one from a Toronado and mount the engine/trans in the bed. Get out the tape measure!

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  17. Nov 27, 2009 at 5:42 PM
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    Actually, you could effectively remove most of the electronics during the swap, it would be a relatively cheap swap although probably not the most logical one. Dickwad. :D
     
  18. Nov 27, 2009 at 5:48 PM
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    I wasnt actually thinking about doing it. I wanted to know what the process would be and what i would actually need to change in my truck for this to be made possible. I just happen to have that engine and wanted to know if it was a possible project
     
  19. Nov 27, 2009 at 5:49 PM
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    It most definately would not be cheap, not to mention OP is in CA, therefore he would have a trail rig only because he would never be able to get it inspected....therefore back to my original point...this is a stupid thread and it would be stupid to do this to an 08 tacoma. Now...op go buy a 82 toyota pickup and swap the 455 into that....that would not be stupid, that would be badass.
     
  20. Nov 27, 2009 at 5:51 PM
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    It would be involved for certain, but doable. You would want to Do a Solid axle front suspension and cut out alot of Toyota parts.
     
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