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Old 02-04-2013, 05:40 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Based on the shadows at the top those louvers over the rear quarter windows are backward for visibility, but the drip-rail shows the air would have to go in the quarter windows and out the back light.

If those fans can absorb 2-3 horsepower each, the original motor is redundant.

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Old 02-04-2013, 09:06 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Again, it's kinda eco-ish. 1985 Landcruiser diesel 5 speed. Too bad the frame had a big hole in it and it had no brakes. And the guy wanted about twice what it was worth. 400k + KMs as well.



And forget your fancy logos and names for your hi-falutin' fancy pants car, this guy wanted the world to know his ride had a third pedal! Though the punctuation makes me shudder.

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Based on the shadows at the top those louvers over the rear quarter windows are backward for visibility, but the drip-rail shows the air would have to go in the quarter windows and out the back light.

If those fans can absorb 2-3 horsepower each, the original motor is redundant.
One of the comments that got posted yesterday suggested that this 126p got a larger engine and the fans are for the cooling system (the original engine was air-cooled, 0.65-0.7 liter, two cylinders).
Maybe this was done for racing? That would justify the aero.
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Again, it's kinda eco-ish. 1985 Landcruiser diesel 5 speed. Too bad the frame had a big hole in it and it had no brakes. And the guy wanted about twice what it was worth. 400k + KMs as well.

It might have that H-series IDI Diesel. If its frame was good it would be worth to get it for a vegetable oil conversion...
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I don't know my Toyota diesels well, it was a 4 cylinder, if that helps.
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I don't know my Toyota diesels well, it was a 4 cylinder, if that helps.
Possibly a B-series, maybe the 3B. I actually like that series, especially the 15B-T. Even the non-turbo 14B is a good one, and was the last engine used in the Brazilian-made Toyota Bandeirante. It doesn't pull like a 14y.o. with a Playboy, but moves such rigs pretty decently. In the picture below, one which is currently used in Brazil as a military ambulance.


This engine was quoted to be replaced with the smaller and less torquey 5L-E which was used in the Argentinian-made Hilux at the time.


The 5L-e is still in use in some versions of the Hilux aimed to African markets because it was already compliant to Euro-2 standards, altough being an IDI while the 14B is direct-injection, and in the Hiace in Peru since it's better suited to the high sulphur content of the Diesel fuel back there.
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[QUOTE=cRiPpLe_rOoStEr;354838] It doesn't pull like a 14y.o. with a Playboy, but moves such rigs pretty decently.



Man I am totally stealing that line. And thanks a lot for almost making me choke on the beer I had just drank when I started laughing from reading that lol.
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Is it just me, or has this thread wandered off from 'eco-cars' towards 'diesel trucks'?
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Clean, non riced out DX with a 5 speed.




This actually used to be my car, I sold it 2 years ago, I still see it just about everyday. I took a pic of it today, but my old pic from 2 years ago came out better so I went with that one instead lol. I am glad to see the girl hasn't done anything awful to it, goofy wheels or fart can exhaust etc, it's still bone stock and she even keeps it clean.

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