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    RS46 crown wagon

    So I already have my ae86 project on here but thought I would also start posting about this one seeing as I've started working on it!
    So the story goes;
    Saw this thing up on gumtree about 4 years ago parked in a paddock out Ipswich way, went and looked at it and decided not to buy it. It was cheap at the time and pretty straight for the age of the car but just not the best timing to get it
    Fast forward about 1 year and it comes up on ebay in brissy, and it looks like it had been lowered and the listing said it was "running"......so i put a low bid on it but missed out again - ohwell I thought, this car just shouldnt be mine.....3 days later I get a text from ebay from the owner saying the winning bidder didnt want to pay for shipping to sydney and it was mine for a paltry $300.......so I said sure! Only problem was I had no place to store it
    So I eventually found an outdoor storage area where it sat for almost a year
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    After moving to a house I could bring it to it sat for another 2 years under the house being used as a storage unit .
    About a year ago there was an add on gumtree for parts for an RS46 in Tamworth, I had no idea how much gear this guy had until I got there! Turns out he stripped one of these back in 1981 to restore when he was 18, well that never happened and he had pretty much a whole car bar the chassis sitting under his house - for 36 years!!
    And lucky it was under a house cause this stuff was GOOOOOOD (for $200 I cant complain) I got glass/doors/tailgate/chrome/bonnet/hubcaps/door skins etc .....also GENUINE STILL IN TOYOTA PACKAGING chrome door sills!

    So I thought that was a good score, and now its all packed away for when I need it - so as of now I kinda have 1.5 RS46'S in my shed
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    As of last week I decided to start on it. Now I was aware of how small the 4cyl engine bays were but not THIS small!! Mainly because of the upper wishbone arms and the steering box, I think it's pretty funny that I can fit a V6 into the ae86 but not the crown!
    In my head the choices were LS1/1UZ/ecotec V6/1GGTE, but it was not to be these.........I bought a seized 2AZ to see how it went;

    Fits pretty well actually

    Now....I woud go down this path IF it wasn't for the cost, a new engine + ecu to run it and fab work for inlet/exhaust etc was going to be over $3000. So that idea went in the bin!
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    What about a 3rz?

    (I dunno what a 2az is)
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    2AZ = 2AZFE = camry motor.

    3rz would be possible, I drive a hilux with one so it had crossed my mind and will most likely be my "backup" motor choice. I have a lead on a cheap LX90 diesel chaser setup (2L-TE) that i would rather try so we will see.....

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    cool quirky project

    what year is this ?

    but wow these are spare change to buy..

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    Sweet, do like me some old school crowns.

    Will be keen to see this progress!

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    Subscribed! Looks great. Awesome pickup on the parts too. I agree 3rz Would be cool.
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    Oh this is you!! Love the 2AZ.

    Still think your idea of a Moo would be pretty cheap and cheerful.
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    Fuck these are cool saw my first one a few months back and have been obsessed since, such a great shape and a rare sight!

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    Dis gon be goood!

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    So, was it actually running as the seller advertised when you got it?

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    That thing is cool as fuck!!

    Keen for updates

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    So cool, would make an epic cruiser.

    Wouldnt bother with the Ecomoo, just go straight to the L67 Supercharged version. Pretty cheap and decent value - go well, respond to mods and lose all the mooing due to the blower. Dropped one into the VS the nopics owned years ago and it was quicker than a VE SV6 Manual so they scoot along alright.

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    Thanks guys,

    Yeah I was a little bummed the ecotec wont work - its not the engine thats the problem (besides the drivers exhaust ports being 2 inches away from the steering box) its the stupid huge commy auto box that wont fit in the trans tunnel! Like I said, this thing is tiny!
    Car wasnt really running when I got it either, it had mr mouse living in the head ports........


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    and yes it has drums brakes
    I have a set of hilux 40 series disc hub thingys to go on later, just trying to get it running first as I forsee having problems later on with 2 non running cars in the shed!

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    mmmm wishful goals..................... but with whitewall tyres

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    EeeeYes.
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    so its 1964 ? 1965 ?

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    yeah 1964

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    A v6 2GR would be a little nicer in a crown and there is a TRD blower available for them...
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    aint no way a 2gr will fit without cutting chassis rails

    to give you an idea with the size i'm working with;
    engine bay height 680mm (bottom of crossmember to underside of bonnett)
    width between chassis rails 550mm
    centre of engine bay to steering box 240mm
    engine bay length 750mm
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    So have you tried the 2L-TE in there?
    With a small intercooler to allow you to up the boost, this would look good blazing tyres and rolling coal.
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    not yet, I havnt got the 2L-TE in my hands, but I hope it will fit! rolling coal crown....................ahyeah!!!




    but no drifts lol...........
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    I thought the 2GR was a compact little thing...
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    hell no, there is a reason toyota put it on a slant to fit it into the aurion's........

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    3VZFE will work. I trial fitted one in a Corona Mk2 with a W50 box. The rear of the tunnel will need a little work for the W50 to work obviously. If you were really motivated, you could fit up an L50/G52 box and stay column shift!
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    oh its staying column shift, i want a front bench seat!

    I should prob mention that the car will be auto no matter what, I will also be using it to tow the ae86 too otherwise I would just put a 13b in it

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    If a 3VZ fits, why not step up to a 5VZ out of a Prado?
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