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    Default 1976 Corolla swap-Help required finding a good mechanic in Lahore

    Hi All,

    Please suggest me a good mechanic who can install a 3S-FE in a 1976 Corolla. I live in Defence so a mechanic close by would be excellent but is not a compulsion.

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    Out of topic,, but are u making it a drag car?? Plz if u upload pics of your car.

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    Nops....this car has been in the family since new so just want to put an EFI engine to improve driving and so that it can be used every now and then....no other plans
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    3S-FE is engine from 90s while your car is from 70's you may need not only to swap the engine but also the transmission & differential with major surgery in engine bay for engine mounts plus front suspension reinforcement. it would be best if you simply rebuilt the existing engine flush the lubes in transmission & differential. you may also change whole new set of wheel bearings in all 4 and use the car for another 10+ years.

    swapping to an efi would be waste of resources while ultimate value of vehicle will remain unchanged

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    Sir your suggestion is highly valuable......but the problem is that the car is hardly ever driven......it just stays in the driveway undercover and that's about it.....so want to make it into something that can be driven at least few times a week....the original 3K engine is fine and does not blow smoke

    I have no plans to sell it so no issues of resale....The engine I am going for is for a Rear Wheel Drive so we can keep alterations to a minimum......I know that custom mounts can be made so we can eliminate cutting to a minimum.....also have heard that the same transmission could be used with the adapter plate but have plans to go with a 5 speed transmission......bearings replacement and front suspension reinforcement are definitely needed

    Would have undertaken the work but I have no confidence in the skill level and knowledge of the mechanic that used to work on this car......so needed some advice on somebody that can do the swap correctly



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    Sir, if u want 5 speed transmission then go for 82 Corolla's transmission and for engine Toyota 4K is simple and powerful

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    Sir have checked it, 4K with 5 speed gearbox is costing around 80K Rs......and the same problem stands....its a carburetor....thus want to move towards something that is fuel injected as well as give out a bit of power

    Just want to know about any good mechanics around defence who can undertake it without giving me many nightmares......thanks for the advice
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