45 series

Submitted: Tuesday, Jul 27, 2004 at 22:55
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hi all

Just a quick question does anyone know if you can fit a 1hd-t engine into a 45 series landcrusier and would i have any problems? thanks to all who answer :). Just that i thinking buying a 45 series ute but it has a 3b engine which is too small in my mind and not enough torque and horses.

Thanks
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Jul 27, 2004 at 23:00

Tuesday, Jul 27, 2004 at 23:00
Why would you waste the money? Why not buy something with a decent engine in it in the first place?

engine conversions are never as easy as they seem.

YMMV
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Follow Up By: Nigel (WA) - Tuesday, Jul 27, 2004 at 23:10

Tuesday, Jul 27, 2004 at 23:10
hey truckster

Just i like the old 45 series shape and i know it is a tough truck, well i know it wll cost me $11000 to put a 6.5lt chev diesel so i know it will be cheaper than that, i expect it to be around $6000 - $8000 to be honest.

Why not buy something with a decent engine in it in the first place?
Well you tell me and i will consider :), see i want something that i don't have to care about the body but the engine and all running gear has to be good.

Thanks
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Jul 28, 2004 at 09:21

Wednesday, Jul 28, 2004 at 09:21
Yota if its the motor Im thinkin of had a run out on Crate motors, for $9k.. Theres still good demand for them, so wont be cheap.

Also with the Chev conversion, you will have to update brakes, probably for the other too.

Something you dont have to worry about, Early 4.2 GQ ute and add a snail.

Best runnin gear around, no crappy leaf suspension and tuff.

YMMV
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Reply By: Phil G - Wednesday, Jul 28, 2004 at 18:20

Wednesday, Jul 28, 2004 at 18:20
Main problem with the 45 series was the lack of space between the chassis rails. Meant a lot of motors wouldn't fit. Thats why they never had power steering - no room.
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Follow Up By: rock hoper - Wednesday, Jul 28, 2004 at 18:37

Wednesday, Jul 28, 2004 at 18:37
some 40# 45# and 47# had power steering.
but most didn't.
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Follow Up By: Phil G - Wednesday, Jul 28, 2004 at 20:57

Wednesday, Jul 28, 2004 at 20:57
Hi Rock Hoper,
I think the 42 series -'81 to '84 with the 3B engine was the only one to get power steering.

The H and 2H engines in the 45 and 47 series missed out because the pump was down low and there wasn't enough room.
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Reply By: ross - Wednesday, Jul 28, 2004 at 23:39

Wednesday, Jul 28, 2004 at 23:39
Why not fit an aftermarket turbo. This set up is supposed to work well and and be more powerful than the toyota 13BT.According to legend the 3B has oil cooled pistons which help keep them cool and make them suitable for turbo.
Probably cost $3k
I havent done it but I have seen quite a few satisfied owners on posts from around the world.
There is some similar threads on http
://forum.ih8mud.com/forumdisplay.php?f=24

And Im sure its been done to death on outerlimits4x4.
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