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Does any modification need to be made for the install of the block? Or will my shop just need to drop it in? Any estimate for labor? Thanks.
 

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I think the motor mounts on the gte block are different from the ge block. IS300GTE knows all about this. Perhaps he will chime in.

There have been numerous posts about this previously. You might want to do a search and see what it turns up.
 

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Yea, I did a search, but nothing came up, but I am sure someone will do a search and prove me wrong.
 

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it's a straight drop in, just did mine, now ready for some big boost :D
 

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trekster said:
it's a straight drop in, just did mine, now ready for some big boost :D
yeah, correct me if i'm wrong, but the motor mounts are different if you were to put in the GTE head....since the GTE block is put onto the GE head, your good to go....

sounds nice Trekster...keep us posted on dyno #'s!!!!

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lexustcy said:
my labor was $2200 the gte block fits the ge mounts
Damn, that is gonna suck, can I ask what price you got on the block?
 

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VVTIS said:
lexustcy said:
my labor was $2200 the gte block fits the ge mounts
Damn, that is gonna suck, can I ask what price you got on the block?
The block was around $2000 then I got new tt head gasket and oil pump and arp head bolts. Expect to pay around $5000-6000. Good luck
 

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VVTIS said:
lexustcy said:
my labor was $2200 the gte block fits the ge mounts
Damn, that is gonna suck, can I ask what price you got on the block?
your looking at least $4500 installed, if not more, including the GTE block.... :wink:

while your taking apart the engine, as lexustcy said, your better off doing those few more things while your at it....
 

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Be Careful!

I believe NEW blocks are a direct fit. If you are getting an older block it may not fit. I was told 1998 was the roll over date, but could never verify it.
 

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turbo97se said:
I believe NEW blocks are a direct fit. If you are getting an older block it may not fit. I was told 1998 was the roll over date, but could never verify it.
I believe your correct...from everything i've read on here the past 2 years...

its the GTE head thats the culprit in not fitting correctly, thus custom mounts are neccesary....

damn, this is gonna be a fun winter....decisions decisions decisions...

muuuaaahhhaaahhhaaaa..... :chill:
 

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i bump this thread, and hopefully we can add more info on this :D

thanks guys "i did a search... yeah!"
 

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which one do you all think is easier, money not being the issue.

supra turbo engine swap

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srt, pfs etc turbo kits

im guessing the supra swap would be a more trouble free engine what yall think?
 

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which one do you all think is easier, money not being the issue.

supra turbo engine swap

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srt, pfs etc turbo kits

im guessing the supra swap would be a more trouble free engine what yall think?
read over GTE's article.... http://www.turbomagazine.com/features/0312tur_is300 NOTHING fits, its all custom fabricated.....nothing is trouble free but a car that comes with everything stock already...A turbo kit for our car would be less of a hastle then replacing the entire engine.....

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i totally agree with tspornaMB on this.

i think the total engine swap is for the ones that have mad $$$$$ to burn and those who love the challenge of fabricating/making "artwork"

$$$$$ since this is an issue to most here on this board, its better to is300+tubo+tranny+other goodies=less headache.... ....? IMO

now back to the subject :D
 

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All you need is $$$, skill, time, patience, a dab of inspiration, a stroke of genius .... oh and a [email protected]$#ing big hammer! :eek:

tsopranoMB said:
AustinAltezza said:
which one do you all think is easier, money not being the issue.

supra turbo engine swap

vs

srt, pfs etc turbo kits

im guessing the supra swap would be a more trouble free engine what yall think?
read over GTE's article.... http://www.turbomagazine.com/features/0312tur_is300 NOTHING fits, its all custom fabricated.....nothing is trouble free but a car that comes with everything stock already...A turbo kit for our car would be less of a hastle then replacing the entire engine.....

:wink:
 

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Does any modification need to be made for the install of the block? Or will my shop just need to drop it in? Any estimate for labor? Thanks.
You're thinking about changing out your block??? How much hp are you going for? Did I passed by you on 79 Tuesday??? :wink:
 

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VVTIS said:
Does any modification need to be made for the install of the block? Or will my shop just need to drop it in? Any estimate for labor? Thanks.
You're thinking about changing out your block??? How much hp are you going for? Did I passed by you on 79 Tuesday??? :wink:
I was thinking about it, the power would actually drop till I upped the boost majorly. It is more safe and reliable, but not necessary. That was me on 79 man.
 

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does anyone know if the crankshafts are the same on th GE and GTE blocks? and how much difference do oil squiters make. I assume they help reduce heat to the pistons... which prolly means you can push them a little more.

I'm stuck between the GE block +tt internals and the GTE block :-? opinions---greatly appeciated :D
 
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