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    The swap begins.

    Hey all,

    Starting a build thread for my patrols, I recently repurchased my original GQ td42 wagon that I first bought in 2008/9. Nowadays she is a bit of a rust heap but the engine is happy and healthy. As such I recently bought a super clean tb42 efi GQ wagon and planning to swap the engines. Never attempted a job this big before but I'm excited at the prospect and will be starting the job in a couple of weeks time. Will be doing lots or reading on the forum at other peoples swaps.

    At the moment while I have the engine out I am planning to replace the clutch, rear main seal, and get a bung welded into the sump for when I eventually wack a turbo on her. Anything else I should be looking at doing? What clutch kits do people recommend? I was looking at the Exedy sports tuff clutch from Patrolapart for $575.

    Pic is of the new patrol. Will get photos as I complete the swap and update this thread.

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    Be easier to swap bodies I reckon as you will need to swap fuel lines and looms over. I have done a body swap and it wasn't hard at all. But time consuming but in the end you'll have a better car with the right loom etc installed instead of a hacked up loom taco that might work etc. Where abouts are you

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    I had read that you can use the tb42 tank and lines just got to give them a good run through with diesel fuel? Other reasons im swapping engines is that my current gq box isnt great, I think the synchos are going plus my front diff took a bit of a hit at some point and has a mild bend on one of the radius arm mount points. Im located in north sydney.

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    I fitted an exeedy safari tuff clutch which is probably a bit heavier than what you need but might be what you want if you ever upgrade the pump as well. Terrain tamer sell a rebadged version of it.

    My pump and turbo are rated at 250hp(Don't know the actual figures yet) and this was the clutch recommended for me.

    Edit:Should say, they recommended the clutch for the expected tourqe at that HP range.. which is somewhere in the 5-600nm range I think
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    I did a TD manual swap on my carby auto, pretty easy if youíre half decent on the tools
    All the mounts line up, I did a loom swap, engine bay loom runs from the passenger guard around the aerial along the radiator support and then into the cabin, dash has to come out and then connects under the passenger front seat.

    If you have two complete cars would be super easy.

    I used all my carby fuel lines and tank, apparently EFI ones wonít work but canít confirm. All I did was prime it using the fuel filter primer till nothing but diesel came out.

    As for clutches, I should have put a better clutch in mine. I just put a $300 ebay special but am now regretting it now Iíve given it some extra power. Whatís the power goal?

    I spoke to Exedy and they rate theyíre safari heavy duty at 850nm at the flywheel, if you want around 600nm at the wheels this would be nearing its limits, Iím going to a UFI clutch that is rated at 850nm at the wheels
    Just another Blue over Silver GQ with another TD conversion

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    Thanks for all the tips fellas, I think I will stick with the engine swap rather than the body swap. As for power figures im not sure, havent thought of specific numbers but whatever my stock pump can send out for now and in the future going boost compensated 11mm. As for turbos was thinking the disco potato gt2860 seemed like a pretty nice all round turbo, I have the beginings of a DTS turbo kit, high mount mani, crossover pipe etc. Does anybody know what bung I should be getting welded into the sump while I have it out?

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    Rego is the other thing to think of. Is 1 registered atm and other not. Body swap is actually very easy. You'll end up doing loom swap anyways to make it "right". Engine and box swap is easy to though so haha

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