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Hi all

Just recently join this forum

i have a couple of toyotas that ive been working on.

1981 Hilux 4x4 RN46

I have converted this to a 3.8L V6 350 Chev motor, still working on clutch an brake setup, used to me my daily bush basher

has a 2" lift, Heavy duty front leaf springs, cruiser wheels, lots of cancer!



my second i have just purchased

is:[1981 Hilux 4x4 but with a 7MGTE Engine conversion

custom alloy tray back, 45 wheels, duel tanks, lockers, heavy duty springs with extended old man emu shocks, also has lots of cancer!




i do dwelve in turbo cars as i have a Nissan 180sx with a turbo'd SR20 motor, but im not too sure on the 7mGTE.

ive read a lot about these motors an how they are prone to blowing head gaskets because of the incorrect head torque settings.

Now the guy i bought the hilux off with the 7mgte motor, says he has bored it 20thou with Evergreen pistons & rods, and has also torqued the head up to ~91 lbs with new metal head gaskets.

Does this seem right, i know the only way ill ever know is to pull the head off but bugger that!

also any information people have on this motor would be great, ill be making a build thread with many questions so if you have any information that could help id appreciated it!

thanks all



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Brings back memories the 229ci V6 chev (the 350 is a V8) i had one in a LJ torana cost me a heap of money as i imported all of the performance parts from the US but she was snap your neck quick

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