View Full Version : Wanted High Performance 22RE/and maybe W56

01-06-2006, 11:01 AM
The old 22re in my 88 is getting close to retiring, so I"m in the market for a rebuilt/re-man./low mileage 22re that has some internal performance mods.(want more hp). If it happens to come with the W56 5spd transmission that is fine too, or I will just rebuild the one I got. SO, if you know where I can find one of these fine Motors please let me know. Yes, I know about LC Engineering, but don't have 4k to spend..............................Let me know!

01-23-2006, 09:47 PM
Okay, the other route is a low mileage 3.4L with tranny, if anyone has one............??

Shark Bait
01-24-2006, 12:02 AM
Have you tried Yota Yard? 303-297-YOTA or 303-292-5078

01-24-2006, 11:11 AM
This may help with your tranny overhaul idea. It's not really hard. Just a few extra tools required, and a little time:


The W56 is really close to the R151. The reverse gear is a little different, same idea though.

Your idea of a 3.4 and tranny would involve a BUNCH more work than you would think. I think it would be worth it, but then, I farmed out the work itself...

There's a fella named ENGNBLDR (aka Ted) who sells top quality parts on eBay for a fraction of his competition. Things like master rebuild kits, new head castings improved over factory castings, oversized valve heads, very good cams, that sort of thing. A fully complete, ready to install oversized valve/ lightly ported (you have to be careful with that) RV cam head runs around $800 new. Hard to beat. Much less if you just buy the parts and have a machine shop do the fitment, but that old casting might be getting a little thin between I think #3 intake (exhaust???) and the water jacket.

Ted's motors can make up to 135-140hp at sea level, reliably, and wheelably.

Other options, hope this helps.

01-24-2006, 06:02 PM
Thanks for that info........Does Ted sell complete long blocks?

01-25-2006, 08:49 AM
He is more of a parts guy, but has been building racers for years and years. He is quite a wizard with 22REs, and Chebies/Furds prior to that. The normal course would be for him to sell you a master rebuild kit, then you take that to a reputable machine shop and have them bore/hone/grind your block as required.

You might shoot him a call though; his son has taken over his machine shop and you may prevail upon him to do you a block. Most likely, a short block, and a complete new head (yes, I would recommend a complete new Topline head. The old castings do weaken with age and there are some 'opportunities' with them. A new casting is robust, fixes the opportunities, is guaranteed, has oversized valves to a point, and ain't much more at all.)

Here are some of his more informative posts, to give you a feel for the guy.

Search for the user 'engnbldr' in the Toyota Tech Archive here, and it should be an education. The guy is sharp, entertaining, humble, and an experienced geezer.

Tell him I sent you if you like. He may remember me. He may do business with you in spite of it.
You will NOT be disappointed.