Engine Swap

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btbourne
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Engine Swap

Postby btbourne » Thu Sep 17, 2009 4:19 pm

I have a '95 Isuzu Pickup and a '94 Trooper. The troopers oil pump went a couple years ago and has been sitting ever since. I'd like to take the V6 out of the trooper and put it in the Pickup. I know that anything's possible but I was looking for maybe a little advice as to what to look out for or some pre-swap options I should be looking at.

My pickup is the 2.6L but it's just not enough power coming out of the 4 banger. When the trooper was running I could do donuts with it (I tried this in a small field and not on pavement, but you get the point, enough power to have fun with); that's what I'd like for the pickup. My ultimate plan is to have it supension lifted 4-6", full exhaust upgrade, tint, lights, 30"+ tires, powder coating the stock aluminum rims, and paint.

With this possible engine swap should I be swapping out the tranny, clutch system, or anything else with it? Again, any advice is well appreciated, thanks!
... '95 Pick Up ... 4WD ... 2.6L ...

btbourne
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Re: Engine Swap

Postby btbourne » Thu Sep 17, 2009 4:21 pm

I also have to patch holes in the frame of the pickup. Welding plates over the holes is the only way I've heard to fix this problem. Any advice?
... '95 Pick Up ... 4WD ... 2.6L ...

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Re: Engine Swap

Postby cianciolokeith » Thu Sep 17, 2009 5:29 pm

Pull the exhaust manifold, turbo, and coolant lines off of a Turbo Isuzu Impulse, and turbo the 2.6... Get the power you want, lol. Manifold is a direct bolt on to the 2.6 head.
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1991 Isuzu Pickup (Japanese) - 31" Dayton A/T - Weber 32/36 - Battery/Fuse Box Relocate - 2.6 Turbo Motor on the Engine Stand Currently - 3" Lift here on 1/14/2010

btbourne
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Re: Engine Swap

Postby btbourne » Tue Sep 29, 2009 3:47 pm

Where do I find an Isuzu Impulse? haha ...
... '95 Pick Up ... 4WD ... 2.6L ...

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Re: Engine Swap

Postby ZuZuFreak » Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:51 pm

yea, thats what i am thinking...lol
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btbourne
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Re: Engine Swap

Postby btbourne » Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:44 pm

There arent any Isuzu Impulses listed on Ebay ... Good luck finding that engine ...
... '95 Pick Up ... 4WD ... 2.6L ...

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Re: Engine Swap

Postby 88LSp'up » Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:09 pm

ive been looking for a turbo manifold forever thats a hard find
1988 LS 2.6 5 spd daily driven

1994 3.2 swapped 5 spd


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