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need some input, 1984 runner doing 4.3 tbi swap
« on: Sep 19, 2018, 09:52:42 AM »
ok so im doing my first ground up build. 1984 4runner, got it for free was a frame and shell nothing els. i had a 4.3 vortec from my s10 i wrecked, need some input from guys that have done this swap. I have gotten suspension and axle in already running 14bff/44 combo, looking for input to do it right and once, if im posting in the wrong place feel free to inform me of that. thankyou

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also planning on running a sm465, 203/205 doubler behind the 4.3

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Doing it right a d44 doesnt go together. D44 is just a 10 bolt. Both weaker than a toyota 8". Look for a 60 front. As far a 4.3 goes. It's easy go fab mounts or you can buy some. Goodluck finding a hydraulic sm465 bellhousing. They seem to be getting hard to find.
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the 44 is just a temp i will be going 60 this winter, had the 44 for free, i have the 465hydro bell housing. the rig would have yota axles but it was a frame and shell when i got it, ive gotten the engine trans and case in since i posted, not sure how im going to fit the radiator, was trying not to cut the core support but its looking like im going to have to cut it.

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I'm using a Toyota diesel radiator in mine. Bolts right in and cools the 4.3
Time to go wheelin!

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i got motor trans case all in looks like im going to have more room than i  originally though. will know deminsions for radiator today if you could get some measurments from your for me that would be cool. i got all my brake lines and fuel lines ran and im hoping this aftyernoon i can get my fuel cell mounted

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You can get a 3 core welded aluminum radiator for say a 1993 with a 3.0 v6 off Ebay for $150. Ran one on a 350 in my 4runner.
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motor is back out trying to get everything mounted lower and having some trouble with it. want to keep everything as low as posssible but exhaust wont be accessible or starter for future repairs, anyone have some good pics of how they did there motor mounts. tia

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so i got mad at having little room in the engine bay with the 4.3 and the sawzall came out now the entire front portion of the body is getting tubed, anyone wanna share there front tube clip secrets

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so as of now fenders are hung back on with the little body thats left and some tubing, dash is removed, engine trans and cases are in. just gotta get headers squeezed inside the frame rails, and get the dash done then move to a bunch of little things

 
 
 
 
 

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