602 5cyl 300d merc engine into SFA replacing original 4Y

Discuss modifications on your 1979 to late 1998 SFA 4x4 Hilux here.
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LR4WD, Lockers, Crawler Gears
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Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:21 pm

I am happy to state that the VERY LONG and very trying project concerning my son Wade's ( 4 th Geer ) Hilux rebuild and engine transplant into his SFA double cab is about 98 percent finished .

We have a few minor tasks involving the dual battery and the associated plugs and extras to complete before we can start posting pictures of the rebuild/respray and the engine transplant.Hopefully we can finish these tasks in the next week or two.

The SFA has been driveable since about two months ago but some minor issues regarding the radiator and other small issues had to first be rectified before the vehicle left my garage .

A larger radiator was fitted and a few universal joints were replaced on the driveshaft and the SFA has since been a daily runner for about a month now.

I will post the pics and story soon,with the help of Muddog.

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Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:35 pm

This sounds to be a most interesting project...!

Pics-a-plenty are a definite requirement.


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Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:45 am

No problem Tony .... whenever you guys are ready.

Wade popped on to me a couple of weeks ago when he was in EL with the bakkie - running sweet. At that time he was having a problem with one of the pulleys chewing the belt (I think it was the power steering pump pulley?). The fabricated bracket was holding it out of line. We did a quick temporary repair by spacing it with some washers so that he could get home - one belt was chewed to buggery and he had managed to get another one locally on that Saturday morning.

We also need to organise another outing up your way and put it to the test. :D:
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Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:48 am

Sounds very good. Would love to see the end result.

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