I believe in Robbie. He got Alphards to fit on an 855.
and yes the wagon is gone, i parted it out some time ago =[
Before you guys start sucking each other's dicks over how amazing this is, just remember that going from "engine hanging freely in car by hoist" to actually running and driving involves an absolute metric monkeyton of work. No offense to you Robbie, as I have no doubt you can pull it off, but no one should get ahead of themselves.
Maybe I'm just jaded after having seen more than a few threads start like this, yet there's only been one RWD T5 in the states since my brother and I swapped my 242 back in 2007.
Definitely subscribing and looking forward to seeing the progress though. Are you going to run a stock header?
If you aren't married to the getrag, you can get a 960 bellhousing and an R154 or W58 adapter plate for a 1UZ-FE. I've got the CAD of the plate if you want it.
You should check out Homer's project thread over on tbricks. He's putting a T5 in his 244 with an M90, HX35, and VEMS.
thanks for the words of encouragment
But really, any comments you have please post them, everything that you post has heaps of good info.
I do fully intend to finish this no matter what, i parted out my volvo which i loved more than anything to build this e30 and then i ripped the motor out of this to put the white block in, so this project pretty much has my 100% attention until its done.
I am fairly married to the getrag, klracing makes and adapter plate to fit this gearbox and ive already ground out the bellhousing to fit the flywheel, and it will use my stock shift linkage with a little bit of extending, so it just makes for a more simple install, the gearbox is identical to the stock one that was in the e30 other than the input shaft and bellhousing being 3/4" shorter.
So what you are saying is you have the cad drawing for the adapter plate to put a 960 bellhousing on a 1uz-fe toyota v8 trasnsmission?
I remember you making an adapter plate to use the wc t5 trans with 960 bellhousing....
anyways as far as transmission goes im gonna try this route to try and keep everything behind the motor fairly bmw original.
I will check out homers thread, sounds like some info that can be of use.
Also Karl, since you are in sweden, have you ever seen any of the klracing adapter plates?