I recently bought a 1982 4x4 Toyota pick-up. This strange beast has an 18R engine, an L43 gearbox and a 1-A transfer case. This configuration is apparently standard in Europe! I have a question that no amount of combing the "records" has provided the answer for. What is the difference between the 1-A and the 1-B transfer cases, and what gearboxes are compatable with this transfer case? I am going to convert to diesel 5 speed as soon as I can, (it's much cheaper, and I spent ten years as a diesel mechanic, I'm more at home with them than petrol engines!)I need to know what bolts to what! This is the first essential, other mods later! Do you have a European outlet for you "special" Toyota parts?
Thanks in advance, Matthew