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Ok, here's a crazy question from me. My 83 L-type body isn't in the greatest condition, bad oxidation, rust spots, a not-so-pretty brownish colour, no fender flares grrr.

So say I come across a good 5sp supra with a good body that I like with decent paint but has a 5m-ge engine. My car already has a 6m-ge installed I'd like to keep. sooo... exactly how hard would it be for me to swap the engines? What about harnesses and such. Since I already have a 6m-ge installed would I only need to move over the wires or would I have to remove some and splice them back over into the new body?... or would that depend on the year, say the new car is a 82'.
Is this too much trouble to do for me that I'd be better off not even attempting it?

Like I said in another post, I'm not mechanic but I can take things apart and put them back pretty good. Also have a few friends who could possibly help out. I can possibly get ahold of a crane thing and tools I'd need I'm sure.
 

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That's great news! lol. I'm getting excited about this! Would be a good experience also. Not even sure if I can do it yet but I'd like to. I'm not rich so this would be much cheaper than putting flares on my car, getting it painted, getting a LSD... blah blah blah, lol. If it's just a direct swap I may do this! :smilecol:
 

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DOH! don't give me problems, lol. (although that's what I need to find out, problems I could run into)

So since both cars are running and everything just...
leave the 83' 6m-ge EFI, EGR and intake systems on the 83' and put them on the new 5m-ge...
leave the 82' 5m-ge EFI, EGR and intake systems on the 82' and put them on the new 6m-ge
 

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That makes me happy, lol.

If the new car were say an 86' would it still be as straight a swap? It's not but just in case this thing doesn't go through I'll look elsewhere to fulfill my dream, lol.

And thanks very much for the replies. :)
 

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Great. Thanks for the info. Sounds like it should be fairly easy. I hope.
 

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Great. thanks for the replies.
While (I say while although I'm not 100% sure I'm doing this although it's a really good chance I will) I'm doing this swap I could use the completed 5m car while I fix up the 6m engine, would it be a good idea to do certain things since I'd have everything apart? any suggestions?

Metal headgasket? ARP bolts (what are these anyways? :oops: )?
 

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no immediate plans aside from the usual mods. I already have headers, exhaust, intake, not much aside from intake pipe, larger throttle body possibly, ignition and stuff that I'll be doing with the engine right now. Next going for shocks and springs and stuff. Doubt I'll go turbo for a very long time :(. No extra income that can go there just yet.

Don't think I'm getting the 82' though. So I gotta hold off with these plans till I find another good bodied P-type with bad engine. :(
 
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