floilburner wrote:I have (3) 81'-82' Isuzu I-Mark 1.8 diesel engines in storage- I would like to use one for a conversion. being a MB/VW diesel owner I know next to nothing about the Isuzu. Will one of these bolt up to a 5spd trans from an 82 Pup diesel? The 1.8 engine is a timing belt whereas the 2.2 is a chain. Anyone know if these engines will interchange? My local parts supplier said that they share the exact same crankshaft. What about the bell housing, motor mounts, etc.?
odie wrote:if I'm reading you right, it sounds like the gas & diesel i-marks can swap transmissions. Or the I-mark diesel can be mated with the gas truck transmission?
but the i-mark diesel will not mate to the pup diesel trans. I don't think the bell housings are removable from the trans.
But it sounds like you can install a complete i-mark diesel & trans into the truck and the motor mounts line up.
The I-mark is only 50 hp but how much is the Pup? Not much more?
odie wrote:I think the starter is on the opposite side with respect to the imark diesel and pup diesel. Does it not matter?
Are you saying that the imark diesel will bolt up to the pup diesel trans?
And the pup diesel engine will mate with the imark trans?
are the imark and pup transmissions the same after the bell housings? Same internals and tail and etc?
On a similar note... I know that the gas and diesel PUP trans are both different...but what about the transfer cases? will a gas 4x4 transfer case mate with a Diesel 4x4 transmission?
BareIsm wrote:So While perusing the Junk-yard this past weekend there is an 86 P'up gasser w/ an automatic (removable bell housing) and complete 82 Imark 1.8 diesel ... that would give me one heck of a economical drivetrain to maybe throw in say... a MG if i can find a trans box to slap to the back of the bellhousing?
turbo pup wrote:Will I be able to use gas isuzu trooper parts to convert my 82 LUV diesel 5spd 2wd. Will a gas 5spd tail housing and t/case work for the diesel 5spd 2wd tranny?? Or do I have to HAF TA have the diesel 5spd 4wd tranny?
How about trooper to pup/luv wheel base. Did they utilize the same frame for the short bed maybe??
My first little diesel was a convert that I made from a 82 S10 Isuzu 1.9 gas 4spd 2wd. To a 1.8 5spd 2wd from a 81 chevette/isuzu. I noticed the transes were the same pattern but opted for diesel 5spd. I still have the diesel motor/trans as well as my luv 5spd(in the truck) and 86 turbopup 5spd. out of these 4 transes none had the removable bell housing. Are they uncomon or did I just not run across any???
Any answers or assistance is greatly appreciated.
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