The 2R engine in my Corona is a little tired. The oil light comes on when it's hot at idle. I fancy some more power so I bought a tatty old 86,000 mile Celica for its 2 litre 21R engine and 5 speed gearbox.
I will need to convert the sump to the rear like the Corona. I will preserve the original engine and nothing on the car will be cut to fit the new one. A totally reversible conversion The block is 5" longer but the radiator is well back in the engine bay. That can be replaced by the wafer thin Celica radiator. Losing the fan and going electric will allow it all to fit in. Once I've converted the sump to rear.
The engine's out the Corona, oiled, sealed and in a crate at the back of my garage for safe keeping.
I stripped the Celica lump of everything except the head and front end. I fitted a flat steel panel to the block for marking where the sump must go.
The engine was offered in...
OK so far. Carbs offered-up. They will draw from an airbox to keep induction noise down These engine support bars are bloody handy. Really helpful when fabricating engine and gearbox mounts
This conversion must remain reversible. These are the only holes likely to be drilled in the car Engine and gearbox mounts are finished
Sump needs quite some modification
as does the oil pickup
which was quite straightforward
Holding everything in place and tacking
Making filler pieces
Looking about the right shape
Welding everything for good
Refitting baffles to prevent oil surge
Sump finished and up to the present day; making and fitting EGR blanking plates etc
I'm waiting for the weather to get better before I strip and repaint the engine bay. Thanks for reading!