Yeah I think I've heard of a couple. All you need is time and skill to do all the fabricating for the mounts, plumbing, etc. Frankly if you're just going to drop in a run of the mill 350 I'd go with the 7mgte route instead. It's basically a bolt in motor swap, and just as potent a motor. You can buy a kit from Don C to make it an even easier swap yet (or have him do it for you). If your looking for mega hp in the end it might be cheaper with the small block and go through the extra hassle of fitting it. After about 450-500 rwhp uprgrades on the 7m start to get really expensive.
The motor in Wade's pics is a Corvette L98 5.7Liter. Corvette used that motor from 1985-1991. DgoodHue's concerns are realistic, and as he can tell you (since he owns an 86 Vette) the L98s are seriously torquey motors. You can't stand on the gas at low speeds without the tires breaking loose. I have autocrossed an 89' auto several times, and I have to be more careful launching that 89' than I do with my 99'. I would agree with the above posts and go the 7MGTE route if you are looking for serious power.
Just to help clarify the whole P-type and L-type for everybody. Just to let you all know I'm new to this forum! I have had my mk2 for a year now. I have been researching it forever. So here goes all the quick info on it(mk2):
82-84 the L-type came with 14x5.5 rims that were used on the...
Hi! I just recently purchased an 87 supra, after replacing the head gasket myself on the 7mgte I now am looking for some aftermarket parts that wont run me up the ass. Would love pics of any of your mods cause I am super interested!
Looking for headlights/taillights, trim and any cool little...
Does anyone have knowledge of a recent issue that is occurring more frequent on my '87 Supra. When driving and making a sudden movement, hard braking or even using the turn signal, several warning lights appear. It's mostly the brake light, battery light and sometimes a bulb light. I'm...
Can anybody help me.
I've a 5MGE engine built in a CamperVan (see www.commerclub.nl) and I've just swapped last week the gearbox, because it had synchro-problems.
I've been running it since 1993 up to 2017 and than I changed the engine with the same one.
This engine can also run on Liquid Gas...
Just trying to get a feel for how many MKII guys are actually here. Just post your name, where you're from, your car and what motor you have:cool:
1983 P-type with 7MGTE...not running (yet)