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#41023
Re: 3VZ-FE conversion. 9 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 102
SteveH wrote:
Any idea how much this will affect your insurance? I know you'll probably need an engineer's report, but how will they decide on your premium?
Hi Steve. Not sure on that one yet! It'll be on my classic policy (limited milage).
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#41024
Re: 3VZ-FE conversion. 9 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 213
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SteveH wrote:
Any idea how much this will affect your insurance? I know you'll probably need an engineer's report, but how will they decide on your premium?
Hi Steve. Not sure on that one yet! It'll be on my classic policy (limited milage).


I was looking into this before when i was looking at a V6. If anything, you could even get it cheaper than an MR2. The way they look at it is if it is going to make it worth more or make it faster. So, if on the phone, just stress that engine came from a Camry saloon, rated at a "much lower" 185hp.

If you already have a limited mileage policy, i can't see them upping it.
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#41029
Re: 3VZ-FE conversion. 9 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 25
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SteveH wrote:
Any idea how much this will affect your insurance? I know you'll probably need an engineer's report, but how will they decide on your premium?
Hi Steve. Not sure on that one yet! It'll be on my classic policy (limited milage).


Ah cool. And what year is your car? Was wondering about the classic policy myself......
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#41034
Re: 3VZ-FE conversion. 9 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 102
There both 92 Steve but you need a daily driver. I'm hoping to add the second for €50.
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#41401
Re: 3VZ-FE conversion. 9 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 102
So Ive been adding a few more bits on to my 3vz. I'm waiting on a new timing belt kit.
A new thermostat complements of Brian. Thanks!

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New water pump. Note the metal impeller. Mr Woods discovered that the plastic impeller is not as good to circulate water and can cause overheating in some cases!

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Got the car jacked up last night (3t chain block) ready to drop the engine. Working with this link on this job.
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Hopefully I'll get the 3sge out today (subject to mammys day duties!)

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#41402
Re: 3VZ-FE conversion. 9 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 328
Not far off now Tristan, but Mammy's day may put a stall on the progress today.

I am heading down to Fern's tomorrow, will bring the AFM with me if you are able to meet me.
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#41412
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Yep, looks like you got the right water pump there, getting the 3SGE out should be a piece of cake if you have the guide
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#41414
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Not far off now Tristan, but Mammy's day may put a stall on the progress today.

I am heading down to Fern's tomorrow, will bring the AFM with me if you are able to meet me.


That would be great Ray. Give me a ring when your near by.
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#41424
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Yep, looks like you got the right water pump there, getting the 3SGE out should be a piece of cake if you have the guide
At 1am this morning she was about 12in dilated

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and at 1:30am my 2 gave birth to a lovely 3sge. Ready for a new home ;)

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#41427
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hehe

good job smurfster - KC for the next step!
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#41434
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Briliant, congratulations! nice pic with the dog wondering what all the fuss is about
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#41827
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Rear subframe ready and waiting to go back on.

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Still waiting on a timing belt kit. I'm also in the process of trying to get an NA LSD box :evil: Not that popular it seems :where:
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#42184
Re: 3VZ-FE conversion. 9 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 102
Almost have the LSD job ticked off the list. Picked one up in slane on Saturday. It's out of a celica ss111 beams.

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Started dismantling the box yesterday.

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Old diff out

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This was the hardest job. Reusing the old bearings so they had to be swapped from old to new. Reason is different sizes. Crown wheels also swapped for that reason. Speedo cogs swapped green for kmph old grey one for mph.
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Old diff and left overs

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Almost back together B)

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I followed Mr Woods pretty intense "how to guide" on TB for this task
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#42185
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Jesus, fair play to you Smurfster, pretty epic taking on the gearbox. Did you consider the longer 5th gear.
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#42186
Re: 3VZ-FE conversion. 9 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 102
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Jesus, fair play to you Smurfster, pretty epic taking on the gearbox. Did you consider the longer 5th gear.
Probably should have but I'm not building it for mpg gains
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#42209
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Flipping heck Smurfster, that's some serious work you're doing there. Legend and kc!!
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#42705
Re: 3VZ-FE conversion. 9 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 102
Getting close to fitting now. Just waiting on getting my flywheel sorted.

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#42710
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Looking great Smurfster, fair play man!
KC+1 for sharing all your pics with us etc.
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#42718
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Nice work Tristan, did you get somebody in Ireland to sort your flywheel for you or are you getting one.
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#42723
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ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh yes
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#42733
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Cheers lads
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Nice work Tristan, did you get somebody in Ireland to sort your flywheel for you or are you getting one.

Collecting the flywheel tonight hopefully.
After a lot of phone calls and enquiries I found a machinest in a back alley in arklow.
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Ready to rock'n roll B)
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#42784
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Excellent, looking forward to hearing her roll.
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#42785
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What had to be done to your flywheel?
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#43210
Re: 3VZ-FE conversion. 9 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 102
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What had to be done to your flywheel?
The inside holes is the 3sge pcd. The pcd on the 3vzfe are different. So the holes had to be machined to suit (elongated).
Also longer flywheel bolts had to used.
Finally got the engine off the stand. Flywheel torque on and clutch fitted.
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Next up was to mat the gearbox to the engine. A few mods here but noting to complicated.
One hole on the box had to be drilled slightly bigger.

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I made up a platform to slide the engine under the car. A few roller bearings into a counter top done the trick!

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Got the car back in and hoisted up. The low slung trolley was a gift here

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Only way is up from here ;)

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Destination arrival and a couple of mounts fitted

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And last but not least Mr Woods genius mount :cheer:

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Next on the list is the plumbing and wiring :woohoo:
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#43222
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Wow :o Your making great progress man, really looks the business too!
Be sure to get some videos up when you finally bring her to life!
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#43223
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Well done Smurfster! I like the roller bearing setup - great idea (kc)
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#43226
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Great work Tristian i may pop up the road and see it you may give me directions where you are
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#43228
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looks a proper brute well done it looks brill
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#43233
Re: 3VZ-FE conversion. 9 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 328
I thought you were a bit low on posts over the weekend, fair dues Smurfster.

PW mount looks good.
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