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Evrgrnmtnman
01-06-2006, 10:01 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!

Evrgrnmtnman
01-23-2006, 08:47 PM
Okay, the other route is a low mileage 3.4L with tranny, if anyone has one............??

Shark Bait
01-23-2006, 11:02 PM
Have you tried Yota Yard? 303-297-YOTA or 303-292-5078

Red_Chili
01-24-2006, 10:11 AM
This may help with your tranny overhaul idea. It's not really hard. Just a few extra tools required, and a little time:

http://www.4x4wire.com/toyota/tech/r151f/

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.

Evrgrnmtnman
01-24-2006, 05:02 PM
Thanks for that info........Does Ted sell complete long blocks?

Red_Chili
01-25-2006, 07:49 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.
http://www.4x4wire.com/forums/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=826336
http://www.4x4wire.com/forums/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=713475&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1
http://www.4x4wire.com/forums/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=820891&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1

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.
http://www.4x4wire.com/forums/postlist.php?Cat=&Board=UBB89&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=

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.