Anyone like buliding cars/ hotrods/ ratrods?

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some more photos of the manifold and bell housing adaptor
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Nice!
As a total non-knower of this topic, i wonder: Isnt it super high-work to convert back/front driven?
I mean, ist the same as taking a fridge and turning it into an oven or vide versa... ;)

Where does the drive-shaft go to the back? There was never space planed for it. Balance-issues for the suspension? BRakes have to be different, no?
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Thanks, Orngrimm, There are a few differences, I have to change the manifold, cooling system, exhaust, mount a RWD gearbox on the back of the motor, get the clutch to work, I will probably have to make a custom clutch with the Hilux clutch plate and 4AGE pressure plate. If I can get all that done I will be getting close to fitting it into the car, next would be custom engine mounts, and maybe an oil pan. Then wire up the fuel injection and tuning.
The hardest part is getting the gearbox and clutch right, and I'm getting close to finishing that part, just a bit more cutting, timing, measuring, grinding, welding, wrenching.....
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<blown away>
Yeah.... I am DEFINITELY no nuthead :D
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Well....
I am not easy to impress when it comes to people doing backyard jobs on their cars...
But what do there IS impressive indeed :)
Assuming all goes to plan: Isn't it a nighmare to get the paperwork done?
Engineering certificates and such are a pain in AU these days when it comes to cars and motorbikes :(
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I'm not sure about the paperwork, but most engine conversion they put a bigger heavier engine in then they want brake and suspension upgrades and the whole things become a can of worms, this engine is smaller and lighter so should, in theory, be less of a pain to get an engineers certificate. the last 2 engine conversions I've done over here went straight through without a problem, but they were a bit more common, A diesel into a petrol Hilux, and a twin-cam engine into an old corona.
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