As the title states, Im putting a 1ggte in my s30. I have not found ANY information on this swap yet, im sure it has been done. But im not sure if it has been documented. Either way, im in the process of it now.
The reason i decided to go with the 1ggte is because, well basically, i found it for $250 with everything included(minus alternator). Another reason i decided on it was because quite alot of people seem to dislike this motor due to it being underpowered and not much torque. The biggest reason for that, is because it was put into a 3,500 soarer/supra. So if it had enough power to haul around that tank, i figure it will be quite alot better in a 2000lb s30.
If anybody has any links or helpful tips, that would be great. The only thing that i can think of is to continue searching for alot of the 7mgte and 7mge swap threads, since they are from the same car.
So far, the l24 is out and the 1ggte is almost in. It fits the engine bay almost perfectly with the mounts and everything lining up as they should. It would be perfect if the oil pan was 1" farther back. So my first step is to make a motor mount that will raise the engine about 2" so the oil pan will clear the steering rack. I have not been able to take a look at the trans yet, all that i have been able to see so far is that it sits perfectly in the tunnel. I am not sure yet where the tranny mounts are in relation to the s30 mounts. I will probably get to that in a couple of days. For the motor mounts though, i am taking the s30 mounts, burning out the rubber and welding a 1/4" steel plate to the top and drilling a hole directly in the middle. Once that is finished, the engine will be mounted.
As of now, the only big issue that i am running into is the hood. The engine will stick up past the hood line about 2" so i am not quite sure what i am going to do about that yet. If anybody has any idea's then i would love to hear. I only had 2 thoughts so far, 1) In NC it is legal to drive without a hood. haha or 2) Cut my existing hood so that the engine will poke through the hood. But i dont really want to do that. I thought of making a cowl hood, but the problem is that the engine sticks up in the FRONT of the car, so a cowl on the front would just look strange.
Anyways, I will try to keep everybody posted on the swap and take as many pictures as i can. But if anybody has any idea's or tips for this swap, or even a link to another then feel free to let me know.
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Edited by RB26powered74zcar, 11 March 2016 - 01:13 AM.