73 hilux with old 20r

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  1. Pearce

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    Not 100% for this idea but I'm thinking about solid motor mounts. I've looked into a few other things as well. Might just need the right mounts. Seems like I could find some oem ones that are thinner. Might get me in the right spot. But I'm thinking plate with a nut welded and maybe some sort of rubber. Kind of in a rush to get it out of the shop so this may be my best move for time. Then I'll redo it later after I hate all the noise and have time again.
     
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    I had to shoehorn my engine in place after swapping to new mounts. Big ass screwdriver as a prybar worked
     
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    Did you use the mounts that are like 3 inches thick?
     
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    Pretty sure. They were just stock replacements i got from rock auto. When i pulled the engine out recently they were already formed into a wedge and still needed some convincing to go back into place
     
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    I had no luck i would need some thinner ones to make it work. The replacement mount make it way to wide. Not even some motivation would make it work.
     
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    Made a crude mount for the passenger side. Used the replacement on the drivers. Had to add a spacer to get it close to level. I pushed the motor to the passenger side though. Might just have to make up one for the drivers side. Not 100% sure if its a problem yet. Seems like it interferes with the firewall when the transmission is on. Spent hours trying to get the tranny in myself with a couple of jacks. Came really close after dropping it a few times. Then I started to look at the bolt holes and dowel pins. One location hole was not on the bell housing so I would of never got it on. So I pulled the motor and mated up on the ground after drilling the hole for the dowel. Thinking I might just try putting it is as one unit with a leveler.

    Pic of my crude ass mounts. The passenger side will act as a solid mount. Its not really isolated from the frame. I would need another piece of rubber acting as a washer to isolate it.

    Scratching the bay to all hell. Touch up paint will fix that though when I'm done. Also need to get a different fan that will go on front being a pusher. Looks like I can only fit a 10" fan. Don't have the room between the motor and radiator for a fan. And I don't see much of a good way to tuck the radiator. 1599269587040_283163450_3b56b037.jpg
     
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    Wonder what combo of brackets your engine has. Shit shouldve all worked
     
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    Engine and transmission are in and bolted down. Got help from my brother. Didn't end up using a leveler. It mostly just needs filled and plug stuff in to be done. Hooked up a bunch of odds and ends today. Like sorting out the throttle linkage. Also need to find some different filters for the sidedrafts. They hit the tub. Anyway a pic of it sitting in the bay. 1599697096506_6309426128_3b56b037.jpg
     
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    ITBs always look nice on these engines
     
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    Looks and sound is why I got them lmao. Not itb's though they have some that look like the weber dcoe's. But your talking about a 2000 plus in parts without engine management. I was thinking about them before I started looking at standalone ecu's prices. And nearly forgot you got to get injectors for most kits. That can get pricey.
     
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    :verdict_in: I meant side drafts. My bad. :duh:
     
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    I see the most expensive stickers on your dash. That's like at least $1,500 worth.
     
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    And 15 horsepower!
     
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    Not going to lie its way more then 1500 bucks worth or stickers.
     
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    Well the big fire up happened today. Just did a quick start. It came right to life after going though the checklist. Probably going to do my cam break in tomorrow.
     
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    Broke in the cam today along with some other little things. Still have some air in the system to get out. I had planned on taking it home today because its in a state I can work from home but as I was pulling out my tie rod broke finally. Better now then on the road. Got all the parts ordered for that. I was happy to find out my clutch works. Replacing the master and slave I thought I would be fighting it.
     
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    Just a little sound bite. I'm pretty sure the ticking is the dui distributor. Thats where the stethoscope was pointing to. Also I think the crank pulley is grinding on the pump. I can't find the sound internally. I've read about this problem before.

    Reading up on it more it could be slipping. Found a video that was a lot like the sound i got. Got a new harmonic balancer on order. Hoping that takes care of it. Then I just got to figure out whats up with the dizzy.

     
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    Wired in my gauges today. Worked on some of my other wiring as well like lighting and the fan. For some reason my turn signals aren't working. Should be an easy fix though.
     

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