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Frame change

Posted By: shovelhead

Frame change - 10/25/09 12:24 PM

I'm having mine done right now, they gave me a 2009 taco as a loaner, its a 5 spd now I've got the bug to get back into a stick vehicle. Does anybody know if the 3.4 crank is bored to accept a pilot bearing?
Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: Frame change - 10/26/09 03:50 AM

The 97 4runner auto 3.4 i got my donor for my engine swap (to 5spd) was machined for it.
I dont see why they would not have done it, why make 2 different crankshafts when everything else is the same?
Posted By: shovelhead

Re: Frame change - 10/26/09 11:39 PM

thanks Greg, the early small block chevys had 2 different cranks. now all I've got to do is find a donor
Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: Frame change - 10/27/09 07:28 PM

I've heard it's like a 1% chance to find one not drilled for a pilot bearing, but even if it's not, it's not too difficult to remove the crank when the engine's on a stand, you should be replacing the water/oil pump and rear main seal anyways.
Posted By: shovelhead

Re: Frame change - 10/28/09 12:40 AM

don't plan on pulling the mill just swinging in a 5spd
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