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#1 bigboy620

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 08:36 PM

Hey there names Enrique. I have a 78 620 that I've had for almost half a year. Have done minor work to it. Has 3inch blocks,relaxed torsins,15x8 steelies. Also swapped the interior. Took out the nasty bench seat. Got some 76 Toyota celica gt seats and mirrors. E38 projector retrofit. Made a custom cup/cellphone holder table(vipstyle). Many more mods to come. I'll post pics in a bit

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 04:55 AM

Welcome to Rastun and here's a nudge in the right direction. We'd like to see your '78..http://community.rat...e-photo-albums/


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Posted 20 August 2014 - 06:03 AM

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 06:31 AM

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 07:46 AM

^^is that block for the truck? clean truck I think ive seen it around



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Posted 20 August 2014 - 08:05 AM

Thanks man. Yes that blocks for her lol

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 08:09 AM

good luck with that. I personally haven't seen a v8 in a truck or a dime that's been completed. but there is a guy in fremont that has an ls2 in his 69 510. haven't actually seen the motor but the car is always parked in front of his shop. has corvette calipers looks mean



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Posted 20 August 2014 - 08:12 AM

Me neither that's why I'm going for it. I got a friend that's gonna slap a vq45 v8 into his dime. Hopefully I will do it!

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 08:56 AM

why not just go with one of these

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more than enough power, drops rite in(no cutting or welding), ass loads of support info, and you can still find them dirt cheap if you look. i picked this up for $100 complete with ecu and harness. just looking for a tranny and radiator and it should be done in a weekend



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Posted 20 August 2014 - 09:12 AM

Those are nice. But I want v8. I don't wanna be the same. I wanna be different stand out. You know where I'm going. I'm not hating on that swap. Its just my preference. Thanks tho.

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 09:50 AM

If different is your goal, go for a 5cyl.  Or fuck it, Flinstone the fucker with open floorboards.  V8 in a 620 is not unique.  It's rare (ly finished), but you are not breaking new ground.  People warn against it because trucks end up dead after a failed attempted V8 swaps.  And these trucks are irreplaceable treasures in limited quantities.  

That said, this truck is your truck, so build it how you will.  There is a ton of destruction ahead, please turn out to be a killer fabricator/mechanic.  I'd love to watch a successful build.  

 

 

Hmmmm... remove heater and start cutting the firewall and tunnel out.

Get a disc brake kit from on here. 'Cuz you WILL need to stop that thing.

Did you keep the torsion bars, I can't see them. If they are gone you don't need that bolt in brace across under the pan.

The diff is 4.375 and many 2wd 720s have 3.889 or 3.70 even down to 3.545 and lower that you can just. bolt the pumpkin in.



Someone asking about putting a V8 in a 620 is kind of cliche around here. Doing it is another story. Good luck with this.

 

 

 

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 10:08 AM

Thanks for the heads up. Its good to have some feedback Cuz more heads think better than one. When I get the trans I'm going to use I'm going to test fit too see if it needs to be cut beyond my preference. Cuz like u said these trucks are limited amount specially sorta clean body like mines. I won't give up on my lil ratsun.

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 11:24 AM

You will have to cut the fire wall and set the engine back 6" or so in order to have a rad. This gets rid of the heater and thetunnle/floor probably needs widening for the auto or 4 speed anyway. You might look at front coil over shocks so you can get rid of the torsion bars and give you some room for the exhaust. Another problem is clearance with the one piece steering column/box in the way. The 350 weighs twice what's in it. Mid engine it.

 

No one will hold it against you if you change your mind and get something that fits.


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Posted 20 August 2014 - 11:51 AM

nice clean truck bro. good luck with the v8 swap if you do it,


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Posted 20 August 2014 - 12:09 PM

Thanks

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 12:11 PM

Nice Truck wrong year for any swap. You live in CA good luck trying to get that to pass smog. If I were you I would sell that one and get a 75 or older then go to town with it. Trust me If you do the swap to that one it is going to be a pain in the ass when it comes time to smog or sell.



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Posted 20 August 2014 - 12:16 PM

This is the Ron Jeremy build. He always made it fit...

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 02:15 PM

Who says it has to pass smog..

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 06:34 AM

Who says it has to pass smog..

 

 

It's a 78 with cali plates, it is assumed :lol:


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Posted 21 August 2014 - 06:43 AM

Put it this way... it's subject to smog checks in most areas including a visual check that all original smog equipment is there. Engine swap must be same year or newer and are subject to emission checks for that year of engine. Over all it's illegal (federal ofense) to tamper with or remove smog equipment... however the feds leave enforcement of this to the local states who probably have better things to do. Having said all this you might be in an area with minimal testing or have a way around the testing but sooner or later you'll get pulled over with an obvious V8 swap and may get sent for inspection. Then what to do????


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