Original Heart Out!!!

on Jun 12, 2011
Sent my car to the workshop and it took only half a day for them to take out the original engine... What's left inside the engine bay was the original 'Merc' engine mount and aircond condensor...


I'm going to use back the original rear axle as well... Fabricating and fitting a 'Toyota' unit causes a lot of headache so for the time being, the original one will stay... I was told that the 'Merc' axle is the weakling here because it can't handle the power and torque from the 'Toyota 1JZ-GTE' engine... Besides that, the ratio is also different... But I guess the reason the axle fail is because of the material used for the gear inside the axle... Kinda soft I guess...


Original mounting...


Back half of the original 'Merc' long shaft still in place... A custom front section will be fabricated in order to fit the 'Toyota' unit with the 'Merc' unit... A word of caution here... A well balance long shaft is really crucial because if it is not balance, you will feel the car vibrating and this can be really annoying!!!



One BIG hole waiting for the new heart!!!


To be continue...

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