Toyotaloyal transplanted a 1UZ-FE in his Carina TA63 (3T-GTE was already gone when he bought it) and ran it for over a year. After, as he calls it, bragging about the reliability of the engine the engine decided to destroy its big end bearing. The 1UZ-FE either had to be repaired or… swapped for another engine:
3RZ-FE shoehorned in the enginebay
The 3RZ-FE engine can be found in the Toyota Tacoma, 4Runner and T100. The reason for choosing the 3RZ-FE was because of its reputation with the US dragracers: the engine is very reliable, got an incredibly big displacement for an inline four and is easy to unleash a lot of power from this engine. As you can see the engine is a bit tall for the Carina, so I expect him to run the car with either a big bulge in its hood or even without the hood at all.
You can see his expectations of the power output echoing in this enormous gearbox crossmember!
The oil pan will be a custom job to have a better oil flow than stock. This to prevent the engine from doing the same as the 1UZ-FE. ?´???
His plans for the engine is as following:
improvements to the 150hp commercial engine planned include a decently sized turbo- head work- custom inlet with 4age quad throttle bodies- remove the balance shafts- aftermarket pistons and connecting rods- MS3 engine management, just to name a few.
I like the look of this lip: it looks better than my FOHA lip. Toyotaloyal says he is going to source an AE92 front bumper instead. I do agree with him: the AE92 front bumper looks much better than this.
I’m curious what the 3RZ-FE will bring in the future, so keep you updated on new developments on this car! ( ? ??)