1979 Toyota Corona Mark II with a 1GZ-FE V12

1979 Toyota Corona Mark II with a ITB 1GZ-FE V12

A creative owner from New Zealand is building a very unique 1979 Toyota Corona Mark II sedan. The owner originally planned on replacing the factory 2.0 L M-EU inline-six with a 1UZ or 3UZ V8 but everything changed when a 5.0 L 1GZ-FE V12 showed up. The V12 engine fit well in the engine bay and only required the headers modified to clear the steering box. It was installed using a pair of 1UZ to M motor mounts that were bent slightly to fit the angle of the engine mount point. The owner also decided to build custom individual throttle bodies from those found on a 4A-GE 20v inline-four. The rest of the drivetrain consists of a 1UZ clutch and flywheel connected to a R154 five-speed manual transmission via a R154 to 1GZ bellhousing and a 3.7 F-series LSD made from an Altezza LSD and Hilux front diff.

1979 Toyota Corona Mark II with a ITB 1GZ-FE V12

1979 Toyota Corona Mark II with a ITB 1GZ-FE V12

1979 Toyota Corona Mark II with a ITB 1GZ-FE V12

1979 Toyota Corona Mark II with a ITB 1GZ-FE V12

1979 Toyota Corona Mark II with a ITB 1GZ-FE V12

1979 Toyota Corona Mark II with a ITB 1GZ-FE V12

Source: Oldschool.co.nz (build thread) via YotaNation and Crossbred Nation

One Comment

  1. Robert Marcucci

    Are there any wiring diagrams and or pinouts of these engines to get running with OEM ECU’s etc. Would like to know if this is possible.

    Apparently there is a way to do it by using an immo emul board to suit Toyota.

    Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

    Rob M

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