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I have no useful info to add, this is far above my skill level. But I am enjoying your posts and pictures and appreciate the time and effort you are putting into posting them.

I do have an eye out for trans plant potential seats for mine, but it is way down the list.

Thanks JIm SW FL

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thanks Jjrbus, I get to wondering if anyone give a dam and if I should stop posting about it.

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progress! a mile stone in a swap. the motor and trany are bolted in the rv. though I think i will add another shim to the drivers side mount to raise the exhaust manifold off the steering shaft a little more.. but it is in, and the trany is bolted to the mount. took forever to get to this point! kinda jacked about it. now there is all sorts of things that will happen quickly.

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Nice work! You're definitely working with some tight clearances in there.

The people on this forum are a little less engine/drivetrain fabrication & tech heavy than maybe some other forums, so I guess don't expect a ton of questions and comments. We do a lot of fixing of our vehicles, and maybe a lot of coach modifications, but engine swaps and all that aren't happening daily around here.

I'm guessing people are still enjoying watching your progress. And for charity sake, you never know when someone might do a search on this type thing, and find your thread, and think "jackpot!" Almost 1,400 views of your thread as of the date I'm posting this, if that says anything to you.

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Wasn't someone talking about swaping for the 4 L toy V6 and trans a while ago, how much easier might that be. Same motor mounts ???

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got the shim installed. the motor has clearance all around now, very please with where it sits. I think the style of motor mounts i used will work well, having the ability to just place a shim in is very handy when dealing with such close clearances.

I did get all the fuel line ran and put in a new fuel filter. I had to make a few adjustments to the routing, keeping it way from the exhaust. I ended up putting on some fuel hose that fit perfectly over the metal line, to protect it from some places that were a bit to tight and may rub. worked well.

I ran some wires to the fuel pump and fired it up, flushed the lines then connected it to the engine. after pressurizing the lines, I only had one leak =)

nice to be making progress.

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post-7786-0-25679200-1424127400_thumb.jpLooks like "fun" hum....Adding the lexus dash is a wiring pain in the arch.

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post-7786-0-51213000-1424128358_thumb.jpBecause of the close clearances to the steering gear, the return hose is very very tight. I screwed around with my pipe bender and flaring tool but could not get a tight enough bend. I did find this fitting at the parts store. Works like a charm,

http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/powercraft-16mm-male-o-ring-x-3-8-beaded-tube-39106/18071017-P

One really cool thing is I was able to use my original toyota pressure side power steering hose, bolts right up to the pump on the 1uzfe. Sweet!

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Yeah, fun wiring! I did a gauge swap, once, that seemed very complicated at the time. It was nothing compare to what you've got going on.

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I may do the seat exchange, but I am not touching the dash!

I watch what you do in amazement. I am at my limits trying to get the right shocks and other suspension parts! JIm SW FL

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finally get some time to work on the RV....hum I will have a big enough garage for this ole girl by this summer. :/

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You will never get done if you let a little bit of snow and cold keep you away :clown2: JIm SW FL

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HA! true. Though I am working in the garage today, making a wiring harness and tracing wiring. I am lucky to have a 2nd motor with a complete harness so i don't have to do it out side.

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still working. moving at the speed of smell, but making progress.

Wiring, it has been a very steep learning curve. i am finally starting to make patch harnesses, still have a way to go. I have made pin outs for all the connectors, and labeled all the wires. shoot me now.

i may take a break from wiring and install the radiator, and or the exhaust, something to get my eyes to go back straight!

lol

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Wow, yeah.

At least you're being very meticulous about it.

Yeah, get out and do something that just bolts on. It'll feel good :)

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It is interesting watching your progress. Fairly often I have to walk away and do something else or I start making mistakes. Jim

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so i had to do something other than wiring so, i installed a battery box, and connected the power steering completely. I even filled it with fluid and spun it up with my drill. I was amazed how much torque it took when i had someone in the cab turning the wheel. it stopped my 18 volt drill! good news is there are no leaks, and the person turning the wheel was amazed how little effort it took. she is gona steer sooooo nice.

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It's a monstrosity!! :) It's just crazy every time I get a look at it, how you've stuffed that thing in there.

It's sure going to be nice to test it out on a mountain pass. And see the looks on the faces of the big Ford/Chevy/Dodge guys as you sail past them on the interstate.

Power steering would be nice...but then in my 78, it just feels right to have to spin the wheel the way I do to make a turn. Part of the charm, I guess...

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battery box. just welded a couple of washers to hook the jhook things into. worked out well!

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montana, I hope you are right! I really hope that I can cruise up the pass at 65! I can not wait to fire this thing up, sigh....lots more work to do.

just for a kick i put the plastic top on the motor, can sorta see what it will look like

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Looks nice and clean.

Nice work on the battery box. Mine are pretty ghetto. I'll be interested to hear how those rubber hold-downs work out for you. I just put some on mine that look very similar. This doesn't necessarily mean that they're going to fall apart, but the outside of the rubber has already started to crack after three weeks...

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Well after all this work, and knowing my luck, I decided to get some protection for the engine. My biggest fear is to get this all done, have everything working good and then hit a deer or something. So I added this nice beefy bumper. still need to paint it up nice and hook up lights but that will be done once all this other stuff is done. the new motor is 80 pounds lighter than the v6, and the old bumper is about 20. I'm guessing this bumper is 100 pounds or so, that makes it about a wash weight wise.

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still dont know how to fix the @#$@#%ing sideways photos..sorry

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Yeah, it might help balance the load a bit :) There's sure a lot of weight in the back.

That looks good on there.

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still dont know how to fix the @#$@#%ing sideways photos..sorry

Not a problem, I need the neck exercise : ) Jim

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