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So a while back rome ( seafarinman here) had contacted me about doing a motor swap since his 3.0 had started going downhill (burnt valves) and he refused to put any $$$ into that pig. So I told him hell ya. So well over a month ago he was in a super rush to load the rig and get it to me since his orders had come in and he was supposed to ship out--and he said to get to it when I could.. So since I am waiting for parts for another big prodject early last week I finally dug into it...

When he dropped the rig off-it was FULLY loaded with lots of stuff. Rom had been collecting parts and I am not sure what he got where so hopefully if any questions pop up he will answer them.

Here is the rig after I drove it from out back of the shop where it sat....




Look at that big lump of shit :laughing:




Here is the 2rzfe from a 99 taco (not alot of miles if I remember correctly)

 

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One thing Rome had always stated--he aint no wire guy

This kinda scared me :eek:



So I got the big lump of shit pulled out--along with the lump of shit behind it :D

Ahhhh--look at that---kinda makes ya wanna to get a 50 cal--and start blowing holes in stuff---big targets are fun :laughing:



Like a big lump of clay--ready to be molded---of just throw some gas on it--and light it on fire :D

 

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So I got the 2rz tossed onto the engine stand to be prepaired......
There is sits---mocking you--laughing at you----it wants to run over and kick you in the knee like a midget on goofballs :D



Ohhhh---goodies



Here is where I think we will run into problems with the header--it really dives pretty far from the motor and I am pretty sure by just looking that lil pesky frame rail is going to get into the way



 

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So I went and slapped the new oil pan on



And what was with that new pickup tube--I made the old one fit with my 2lb mal---I dunno if it will work but it fit dag nabbit :laughing::laughing:

So once the new pan was on--it was time to start figuring out the wiring harness. On the last 2rz I did--I totaly ripped the harness apart--but I also had to 100% wire that rig up--this time I wanted to try and do it without modding the harness much--give it that true stock feel...



Well since we are using the stock guages--I went and swiped the stock oil presure and engine temp sensors off the 3.0. The temp sensor had to have the connector swapped where the oil pressure was the same..



 

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So on the stock harness for the 3rz--the alt is simular to all the toy motors where the harness is seperate from the main harness. Well since there are a couple circuits that run thru the harness that are no longer needed and they just so happen to be near the starter---I went and tied the starter/alt wires into those circuits. So now the circuits are tied into the stock harness

 

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Well I decided to give the rig something---it needed some BLING that just jumps out and says----I am from gold bar :laughing:

At least now I can work on it without having to kill myself standing on a milk crate :D

 

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So before I go and drop the motor in I decided to go ahead and start tackling the engine bay..



First to go--the ABS crap--yup I just tied a rope to it--hooked it to my bumper and BAMMMMMO---that crap went a flying :laughing: Followed by dragging it around the block a few times to impress the neighbors :flipoff2:



Me and rome had talked about the A/C stuff--I sneezed and went a flyin---and it even landed in a nice organized pile :laughing3:



FInally starting to make a dent..

 

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Rome you might wanna sit down for these next few pics--as they are disturbing and might send you into A) shock B) postal or C) OMG!!! :D or D)---throw gas on it and light it up ;)

Here is the new relay center--enough room for 9 relays--should be plenty Also you can see the main 12v junction.



I got the driver side fenderwell stripped of stuff--look at that room.



So now the driver side is all roughed in for the wiring--all non needed items stripped and the headlamp wiring (aftermarket) is now fully intergrated into the rig now. When I am done you won't be able to tell ;)



The air compressor can now easily be removed. I re-used that butt connector(forget the style) for the main power feed, and the ground/trigger have a sealed connector now

 

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Here are the front lamps redone



The wiring goes thru the winch soloniod box and up the core support.



Here is the core support wiring done





And here is the start of the last portion of the reworking. I went and redid the power feeds in the relay/fuse box since toyota runs there alt feed wire thru those circuits since I do it how the domestics vehicles are done(much better setup and easier to diagnose if there is ever a problem).
Also I will be adding a fuse block in the passenger side under the dash all the smaller power feeds will run thru the firewall except the air pump(circuit breaker) and the cooling fan will have a large fusable link..

 

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sup crash, hey just a random question. how much do those motors roughly go for? i know of one sitting around.
edit: and ya its a 2001 or something with low miles, good shape.
 

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In my area, a 3rz plus W59 bellhousing, harness w/ manual ecu is around $1000. The 2rz with same stuff is around $700. Then again - I do live pretty close to a nice Toyota graveyard...



Hey Crash - since thats a twin coil motor, these notes might be able to help you out.
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showpost.php?p=5463301&postcount=731
Thanks rick-had most the info I needed---nice thing about my job I have access to endless info :D

Very nice work Sir.
spanks :D
 

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So before there were complete powers/grounds to the battery for both the jumper connector and winch. Experiance has taught me thats a waiste and not needed--I prefer to keep systems simple--not only is there less used but easier to diagnose if there is ever a problem.



Before this hole was full of large wires--now its very simple--I added some protection for chaifing..



Here is the main battey feed wire from the front



Both battery cables are now done..



 

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Here is where the new wire loom runs. I had a choice to either pop a new hole in the firewall--but opted not to since there was not much room around the large hole for the engine harness--and I didn't wanna run it thru the same hole as the engine harness... So I just decided to follow the other harness thru the fenderwell...





One thing that for some odd reason--drives me nuts(we can bounce back to how anal I am) is having wiring harness's popping out of the center of the firewall. So since all the power feeds and such for aftermarket goodies have been redone--and I knew I was going to be reworking those circuits in the dash--I went and pulled all the wires thru the firewall and rerouted the hood switch and alarm horn inot the new harness.



I also opted to reuse the bling fuse assemblies that rome had for both the inverter and amp. So they are wired to the fuses and I will finish those off when I am ready to dig into the dash..



It seems either I made a good mess of the band of midgets I have living in the corner of the shop got pissed at me and just destroyed all the work I just did :D

 

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Ok--so the time for tossing the big items into the rig are getting closer but first I gotta get the trans back done. So time to throw the new gearset/input into the back case..



15 minutes later



The case and shift rails are clearanced for the new gearset.



All back together and ready to rock....



Here is the electric speed sensor Rome had gotten..



And here it is assembled on the stock speedo gear. A trick I found is to pull the driven gear out, screw the electric sensor onto the housing and then put the driven gear in while turning it..

 

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So as I was getting ready to throw the back case on--something popped into my head--to check for shift rail interference between both cases--and sure enough there was an issue (got burned by it last time). So I measured and just had to remove material up to the line..



So I tossed the case case on, got the whole works onto the tranny jack and made sure the whole mess was 100% ready....



 

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So that time finally came--- Got the engine hoist out and got the engine ready to raise. Well what a pain it was to get the motor just the right tilt without my good chain setup (sitting on another motor)..

So my plan is to get the motor dropped in(no clutch stuff to ease is joining the motor/tranny) and the tranny thrown in and bolted to gether so I can figure out where I want the motor/tranny to sit...

And wow---look its not a midget-- a dman ancle biting midget---but its something mocking you---------telling you to kiss off :D



Now here is where I was kinda shocked. Accoring to my research and measuring--there was no way the mounts would line up as far as the 4 bolt holes--but I will be god darn if they didn't line up with the motor roughly 3/4" from the firewall...





But the tilt of the mount is different as you can see by the second picture.

So I tossed the hood on real quick and the reservoir tank for the power steering is roughly 1/4" from the hood. But before looking at that I figured I needed to drop the motor roughly 3/4-1" due to clearance issues at the back of the motor..

One thing I also wanted to check--was the clearance for the header since I didn't put the tilt of the motor into my earlier measurements.

Well here are my findings





The header was right against the bake lines--no biggy easily fixable--but the big issue as you can see in the second picture is it hits the frame---and its not a light tough against it either. Now if there was a 1" inward bend it would work perfectly

And here is my newest crossmember--pretty cool huh :D

I tossed that on there so I could roll the rig back into the shop all the way.

So my next step is to remove the rear torque bar mounts since they are in the way for the new crossmember.



Once the crossmember is mounted I can go back to getting the motor where I want it...
 

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yeah, a header is not something I took into account when I measured for burning my mounts in my 85' 4Runner for my 3RZ. I'm gonna be super pissed if I have to end up running an exhaust manifold. We'll see when my broke ass can afford a damn header. Good work!
 
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