Good day, I'm new here(did the intro) ... Been on here lots, just never posted a project. I'm building a bit of a b*std of a vintage 1957 Land Rover(not enough left to worry about cutting it up)with Toyota driveline..in Norway. I had originally used the entire eng/Trans 5spd/transfer case and straight axles from my 1985 Hilux with the 2.4l non-turbo diesel after the truck rusted away from the perfect mechanicals..That is already installed in the frame, mounts made, rear driveshaft made...then off course I got wise and bought a 1994 4-runner with rust issues that has the 3.0l 1kzt turbo deisel motor and R150F 5 spd. It as well has the 4 pinion limited slip diff in 4.10 ratio which are stronger than the hilux and also a bit wider. I'll use the IFS hub from the 4Runner on my hilux front axle and vented discs to gain the width to match the rear.....so my long winded question is, should I get the adapter shaft to use the R150F Trans(this I will use for sure)but with the older gear driven transfer case from the Hilux? I want it to be as bulletproof as possible. I'll be tuning the 1KZT a bit and have both a water/meth inj kit as well as propane options. Big exhaust and big intercooler are already in placed . 300-400 ft-lbs of Tq would be nice after tuning, but not used very often. Mainly for when heavily loaded and going over a mountain pass.
I know the chain case is supposed to be able to shift on the fly, which is nice, but what are other concerns? I kinda like the cable speedo from the gear drive vs electronic as i want old gauges, but could get a vintage looking electric speedo. It will mainly be a daily driver and going to the mountains in the snow, some offroading, but nothing too crazy rock climbing like some of you. Towing another car should be no issue for it. .
Options or opinions?