AzBaja.com, Home of the VW Baja Bug  
Toggle ContentToggle Content
Toggle Content AzBaja Site info

Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: Adamcj
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 3546

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 140
Total: 140
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: AMAZON.com
02: AMAZON.com
03: AMAZON.com
04: Event Calendar
05: AMAZON.com
06: Baja Forums
07: Baja Forums
08: AMAZON.com
09: AMAZON.com
10: AMAZON.com
11: AMAZON.com
12: Baja Forums
13: AMAZON.com
14: AMAZON.com
15: AMAZON.com
16: Baja Forums
17: Baja Forums
18: Event Calendar
19: AMAZON.com
20: Baja Forums
21: AMAZON.com
22: Baja Forums
23: AMAZON.com
24: Baja Forums
25: Baja Forums
26: AMAZON.com
27: AMAZON.com
28: AMAZON.com
29: Pictures
30: AMAZON.com
31: Event Calendar
32: AMAZON.com
33: AMAZON.com
34: AMAZON.com
35: AMAZON.com
36: Baja Forums
37: AMAZON.com
38: AMAZON.com
39: Event Calendar
40: AMAZON.com
41: AMAZON.com
42: Event Calendar
43: Baja Forums
44: Baja Forums
45: Event Calendar
46: Baja Forums
47: Event Calendar
48: AMAZON.com
49: AMAZON.com
50: AMAZON.com
51: AMAZON.com
52: Baja Forums
53: AMAZON.com
54: AMAZON.com
55: Event Calendar
56: AMAZON.com
57: Baja Forums
58: AMAZON.com
59: Baja Forums
60: Baja Forums
61: AMAZON.com
62: AMAZON.com
63: Event Calendar
64: AMAZON.com
65: Baja Forums
66: AMAZON.com
67: AMAZON.com
68: AMAZON.com
69: Baja Forums
70: Baja Forums
71: AMAZON.com
72: AMAZON.com
73: Baja Forums
74: Event Calendar
75: Event Calendar
76: AMAZON.com
77: AMAZON.com
78: AMAZON.com
79: Baja Forums
80: AMAZON.com
81: Event Calendar
82: AMAZON.com
83: Event Calendar
84: AMAZON.com
85: Baja Forums
86: Baja Forums
87: AMAZON.com
88: Baja Forums
89: AMAZON.com
90: Baja Forums
91: AMAZON.com
92: Baja Forums
93: AMAZON.com
94: Baja Forums
95: AMAZON.com
96: Baja Forums
97: Event Calendar
98: AMAZON.com
99: Event Calendar
100: Baja Forums
101: Baja Forums
102: AMAZON.com
103: AMAZON.com
104: AMAZON.com
105: AMAZON.com
106: Event Calendar
107: AMAZON.com
108: AMAZON.com
109: Baja Forums
110: AMAZON.com
111: AMAZON.com
112: Baja Forums
113: Baja Forums
114: AMAZON.com
115: Event Calendar
116: Baja Forums
117: Baja Forums
118: AMAZON.com
119: Event Calendar
120: AMAZON.com
121: Baja Forums
122: AMAZON.com
123: AMAZON.com
124: Baja Forums
125: AMAZON.com
126: Baja Forums
127: AMAZON.com
128: Event Calendar
129: AMAZON.com
130: Event Calendar
131: Baja Forums
132: AMAZON.com
133: Event Calendar
134: AMAZON.com
135: AMAZON.com
136: AMAZON.com
137: AMAZON.com
138: AMAZON.com
139: AMAZON.com
140: Baja Forums

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!

Toggle Content GPS

Baja Forums -:- AzBaja.com Members -:- Projects and Builds -:- Toyota 3tc swap
Amazon Store

Toyota 3tc swap
Tell us about your Project, Were you at in tyour build. Post Pictures etc.
Users browsing this topic: None
Post new topic Reply to topic Printer Friendly Page
View previous topic :: View next topic
Author Message
Sandrailbuilder
Recruit
Recruit

Sandrailbuilder

Offline

Joined: Apr 02, 2016
Posts: 8
Location: Tucson
Karma: 0

Post Post subject: Toyota 3tc swap
Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 05:04 AM
Reply with quote

Hello all, I am building a baja bug.....slowly. I bought a toyota 3tc engine. Just curious if anyone has run this engine?? Also I am looking for the adapter plate and am hoping not to have to shell out $500 to KEP. If anyone knows where to find n adapter, and knows about this swap and engine, I am open to any advise. Thx

Back to top
View user's profile
Dalton
Master SGT.
Master SGT.

Dalton

Offline

Joined: Apr 25, 2012
Posts: 1952
Location: peoria, az
Karma: +4

Post Post subject: Toyota 3tc swap
Posted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 01:39 PM
Reply with quote

is that Toyota 3tc the one that was out on Craig's list? Go with the 228mm flywheel ... you will be a lot happier with it if you can.


_________________
Click here to see more photos of My 69 Baja project:


s1053.photobucket.com/...%20project




Back to top
View user's profile
Sandrailbuilder
Recruit
Recruit

Sandrailbuilder

Offline

Joined: Apr 02, 2016
Posts: 8
Location: Tucson
Karma: 0

Post Post subject: Toyota 3tc swap
Posted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 02:35 PM
Reply with quote

It was in the Tucson Craigslist about two weeks ago, I did see there was one in Phoenix too. Have you had experience with this engine? I have none, I read it is a really good engine. It's seems to be a much simpler swap than having a computer to deal with. It also doesn't make a lot of horsepower so I am not as worried about the trans. I hoping to get away with a stock type 1 irs for a while. Until I can afford a bus box

Back to top
View user's profile
Dalton
Master SGT.
Master SGT.

Dalton

Offline

Joined: Apr 25, 2012
Posts: 1952
Location: peoria, az
Karma: +4

Post Post subject: Toyota 3tc swap
Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 01:01 PM
Reply with quote

my first swap was a Toyota 2.2R.. I did not want to mess with the computer either ... Never looked back... Now... Full blown water pumper with computers and everything.

I have a few pointers.. that will save you time and money in the long run..

start out with putting the radiator up front in the air flow. its the only way it will cool right. if you don't, you will have radiator creep... or remove the rear window and mount it there seems to work.

once you go water pumper ... you will never go back ...

with that being said.... start out with an eco tech 2.2l ... they are cheep and there are a bunch of fokes that can send you a wire kit that plugs right into the computer with marked wires for the install. very simple ...

if you are going to start out with a type 1 trans... you will need to stay with the 200mm flywheel, don't go past a stage 1 presser plate with a cable cluch.


_________________
Click here to see more photos of My 69 Baja project:


s1053.photobucket.com/...%20project




Back to top
View user's profile
Sandrailbuilder
Recruit
Recruit

Sandrailbuilder

Offline

Joined: Apr 02, 2016
Posts: 8
Location: Tucson
Karma: 0

Post Post subject: Re: Toyota 3tc swap
Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 02:47 PM
Reply with quote

How did you run the coolant lines to the front? If I run them underneath I would be concerned about crushing them on a rock, but I wouldn't want them running through the cabin either during the summer it got enough as is!

Back to top
View user's profile
Dalton
Master SGT.
Master SGT.

Dalton

Offline

Joined: Apr 25, 2012
Posts: 1952
Location: peoria, az
Karma: +4

Post Post subject: Toyota 3tc swap
Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 01:24 AM
Reply with quote

There are a few ways I can think of...

we used copper pipe In one install.. it was nice because it had nice 90 and 45 to put on it. but it was week.

if I had a cage I would weld it into part of the cage inside the cab ... it wont sweat that much heat... seen it done on a few rails.. just don't grab the pipe.

or use 1 1/4 hose .. thick form somewhere like from Hose power run inside the cab. I run my heater lines inside my cab using 3/4 hose.. gets hot but I don't notice it unless I grab the line.

on a simple Baja.. use Black pipe under the car.. the stuff can take a hit.. nice 90 and 45 right off the shelf.. run it on both sides of the tunnel all the way up to protect the pan. if you rip a hole in black pipe you have other problems.. its kinda heavy.. but ugly tuff. if you use black pipe have them thread them deep... Home Depot will only thread them a few turns ... I have to watch them and have them keep going until I get about 3/4" into the other piece.. I bought my own pipe threader because I was tired of running back to Home Depot..


_________________
Click here to see more photos of My 69 Baja project:


s1053.photobucket.com/...%20project




Back to top
View user's profile
Kreed
Private 1st class
Private 1st class

Kreed

Offline

Joined: Jan 17, 2010
Posts: 92
Location: Florida
Karma: 0

Post Post subject: Toyota 3tc swap
Posted: Fri May 13, 2016 05:57 PM
Reply with quote

I have had no problems with my radiator set up in the back. You can check it out here if you want.

azbaja.com/coppermine/...ize=1.html


_________________
\'70 Baja with \'88 2.3 ford turbo
Back to top
View user's profile
Sandrailbuilder
Recruit
Recruit

Sandrailbuilder

Offline

Joined: Apr 02, 2016
Posts: 8
Location: Tucson
Karma: 0

Post Post subject: Re: Toyota 3tc swap
Posted: Sat May 14, 2016 02:48 AM
Reply with quote

Thank you for the pic, I am planning on trying something really similar to what you did. What transaxle are you using? How do you put a link to a picture? Or upload pictures?

Back to top
View user's profile
Kreed
Private 1st class
Private 1st class

Kreed

Offline

Joined: Jan 17, 2010
Posts: 92
Location: Florida
Karma: 0

Post Post subject: Toyota 3tc swap
Posted: Sun May 15, 2016 01:09 AM
Reply with quote

I'm using a Bus Transaxle built by Dons Bus Box. It has racing gears in it for strength. You can check out my threads in Engines and Transaxles and also project builds. The best way I can figure out how to attach pictures is to upload them into the picture section of this site, then once you open them you can copy and paste the link like I did. I know there is another way but I do not know how to do it.


_________________
\'70 Baja with \'88 2.3 ford turbo
Back to top
View user's profile
Sandrailbuilder
Recruit
Recruit

Sandrailbuilder

Offline

Joined: Apr 02, 2016
Posts: 8
Location: Tucson
Karma: 0

Post Post subject: Toyota 3tc swap
Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 08:06 PM
Reply with quote

I have my bug running finally. I have a few things to finish and paint. I want to go on some of these runs you all go on. I
T runs nice, I'm pretty happy with it. It's a lot of fun so far

Back to top
View user's profile
Dalton
Master SGT.
Master SGT.

Dalton

Offline

Joined: Apr 25, 2012
Posts: 1952
Location: peoria, az
Karma: +4

Post Post subject: Toyota 3tc swap
Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 02:33 AM
Reply with quote

come on up for the New Years campout..


_________________
Click here to see more photos of My 69 Baja project:


s1053.photobucket.com/...%20project




Back to top
View user's profile
Sandrailbuilder
Recruit
Recruit

Sandrailbuilder

Offline

Joined: Apr 02, 2016
Posts: 8
Location: Tucson
Karma: 0

Post Post subject: Toyota 3tc swap
Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 02:39 AM
Reply with quote

Where is that going to be? I don't think i have enough time off over new year's to go anywhere. And my bug needs tires before I can go anywhere. Ive been looking all over Craigslist trying to find some

Back to top
View user's profile
Post new topic Reply to topic Printer Friendly Page

 Topics   Replies   Author   Views   Last Post 
Normal
No new posts Events and Get Togethers World Wide AZ Off-Road Swap Meet
1st Annual AZ Off-Road Swap Meet coming to Westworld
6 AZOffroadSwapmeet 1437 AZ Off-Road Swap Meet
 Fri Dec 09, 2016 03:37 PM 
Dirtjunkie View latest post
No new posts Projects and Builds Rebuild and engine swap 69 baja bug
Adding to and swapping out engine in 69
5 bajabuggy69 2922 Rebuild and engine swa...
 Fri Sep 05, 2014 06:23 AM 
spheromike View latest post
No new posts VW Volkswagen & Baja Bug General Discussion VW TDI Engine swap? 8 Grunt-0341 4304 VW TDI Engine swap?
 Thu May 02, 2013 01:06 PM 
blg4351 View latest post
No new posts Events and Get Togethers World Wide Michigan Buggy Builders Swap Meet 0 Lucky7-11 1733 Michigan Buggy Builder...
 Fri Feb 01, 2013 03:45 AM 
Lucky7-11 View latest post
No new posts Events and Get Togethers World Wide Automotive swap meet 4 Peajay 2276 Automotive swap meet
 Sat Jan 05, 2013 08:07 PM 
Dirtjunkie View latest post
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You can reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum

Toggle Content Picture Box

Toggle Content Great things to Buy

Toggle Content Other Sites

Toggle Content Parts - For your Car

If you see Errors please E-mail Eric (AT) AzBaja.com X XX XXX
azbaja.com Webutation

eXTReMe Tracker
XXXX
The logos and trademarks used on this site are the property of their respective owners
We are not responsible for comments posted by our users, as they are the property of the poster. Any use, commercial or educational, requires written permission from the author.
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy