Toasty's '98 Montero Build

AZPAJERO

Observer
So VVT-i and AW3 is going to require some ECU trickery or custom management. The 1UZ ECU has integrated TCU so if it doesn't see it's transmission it goes into limp mode, so some guys run a trans simulator to run a manual or 4 speed. The non VVT-i ECU expects to see the A340/AW3 so that's why that swap just works. I'm using the A650 in my swap, the biggest benefit to the 1UZ VVT-i swap for me was getting the 5 speed auto. It knows when to shift and is geared to make the most of the power band.
 

Toasty

Looking for that thing i just had in my hand...
So far i haven't done anything exciting, i pulled the Montero transmission, removed the center console and trans wiring. Then i cleaned up the trans tunnel and stuck on some Noico. The SAS'd Monty broke another axle shaft so i've been working on that getting it stripped down for RCVs and i wanted to make some adjustments while it's down PLUS this Wuhan 400 thing is keeping me really busy at work. Now is a really good time to be in the sanitation equipment repair business.
 

Fj40Dude

New member
I agree my brother is making 5000 full face masks a day in his print shop. They have orders for over 500,000 masks.

Toasty everyone wants to hear that everything fits in your ride.
 

Salonika

Monterror Pilot
In Michigan too, everyone is cranking out masks. Sewing.....3D printing......even saw one with an insert that you could place your own filter material into. I believe HEPA and some higher rated furnace filters are virus rated.
 

Toasty

Looking for that thing i just had in my hand...
When i catch the 'Rona and they send me home for a quarantine i'll power through and get some real progress on the v8 swap or die trying.
 

Toasty

Looking for that thing i just had in my hand...
Removed the wiring harness from the truck today, getting it unwrapped so i can pair down the ABS circuit. I did the same for the transmission harness, it needs the SuperSelect circuit removed.20200411_145952.jpg
 

Toasty

Looking for that thing i just had in my hand...
Just barely making a small amount of progress, i need to fit heads, valve covers and oil pan next so i can decide it's final location in the engine bay

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Toasty

Looking for that thing i just had in my hand...
Hmmm..... Am I counting correctly? That looks an awe full lot like a small block V8
It most certainly is! 300hp through 5 gears and 4.90 finals, it should be sporty. I'm retaining the Super Select and adding dual torsen LSD's so it should be sticky as well. Maybe down the line i'll add a turby but for now i'm just going to be a regular guy.
 
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