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Old 13 Sep 2009, 09:08 pm
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Default Re: Engine Transplant

Slartyblarfast,
Thanks for the response! If you can find some better engine identification info for me that would be great. I am trying to pin down the engine year for part ordering later. The engine was mated with a manual transmission.

I am planning on using a Toyota Supra 5 speed. I have the gearbox and have not yet tried mounting it to the engine, but I have heard from others that it will work without an adapter plate. Next weekend I will give it a try. Too much work to do this week I am afraid.

I will have to explore the speedo issue and the SKIM some more for sure. Any thoughts you have on work arounds would be greatly appreciated.

The standard output on the Healey six cylinder was 148 in 1967. 230 should make a 2300 lb car scoot. Although as I said in my post I am looking at this project to make a Healey into a modern and comfortable daily driver. I have a performance enhanced 1960 Austin Healey with original motor and would not sell or trade it for the world, but I would not want to drive it to work everyday.

I would like to get the motor mounted in the frame and get it running as is, and will then think about performance enhancers later. Great tip on the Liberty or Wrangler. Did they use the same 2.4 engine as in the PT Cruiser?

Any tips on workshop manuals, parts books and etc on the 2.4L turbo?

Thanks,

Lin
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