1990 SFA Engine Conversion

Discuss modifications on your 1979 to late 1998 SFA 4x4 Hilux here.
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Jay1982
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Hi all

2 months ago i purchased this SFA from a Chap in Sandton.
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initially i fell in love with the SFA but after driving her back home in east london I realised im a diesel man (i have a D4d as my daily)
the 4y motor is perfect Current Mods

blueprinted motor
head is ported and flowed with a cam (was done by van der linde)
I noticed that this motor must have been Turbo'd at some stage because the sump has been modified for oil pick up.
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wanting to stick with a Toyota motor i found a 2CT motor for a give away price (yes i have heard all the comments about it ) .
I will be adding a slightly bigger turbo , inter cooler also redid the pump and injectors replaced .
i have sent the head in to be checked skimmed and also the shims done.
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luckily i found a bell housing for a great price As well.
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Looking great!

Keep us posted!

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What width tyres are on that thing!
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Tim86 wrote: Tue Jun 22, 2021 9:32 am What width tyres are on that thing!

Hey Kuhmo’s 33s. One of the reasons for the rebuild .
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So did some more work on the motor today
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The broad tires gives a beautiful look especially on those bulky fenders of the SFA.
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Yes, I have the Kumhos 33x12.5 but those in the pic look exceptionally wide, maybe just the angle. They do wonders in the sand.
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Tim86 wrote: Thu Jun 24, 2021 9:31 am Yes, I have the Kumhos 33x12.5 but those in the pic look exceptionally wide, maybe just the angle. They do wonders in the sand.
Yes they are amazing , just not sure where we would find replacements
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General Grabber X3 very similar I reckon.
Good to see a new build thread, its been a while.
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Managed to get a Clutch that could fit the Flywheel , i also went for a better clutch but had to slightly skim the edges off to make it work in the pressure plate :)
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Tim86 wrote: Fri Jun 25, 2021 9:42 am General Grabber X3 very similar I reckon.
Good to see a new build thread, its been a while.
not a big fan of General Grabers , I would rather look at some new technologie like Radars or Triangles

Thanks for the Comment on good to see a neww build
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We've used grabbers on our work vehicles and the did disappoint a little. .

My wife has Radars on her Tuna. She hit a nast pothole the other day and bent the rim.

Tyre still fine. No bubbles, cuts nothing.

She had the rim fixed at our local tyre guys and they've put Radars on all of their vehicles.

So far they don't seem to be too bad.

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Tim86 wrote: Thu Jun 24, 2021 9:31 am Yes, I have the Kumhos 33x12.5 but those in the pic look exceptionally wide, maybe just the angle. They do wonders in the sand.
May be using wheel adaptors!
I was considering using wheel adaptors for the looks as well, with my 31" though.
With the wheels sticking out like that, does it not through stones onto the body, scratching it?
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Bear wrote: Thu Jul 01, 2021 3:59 pm
Tim86 wrote: Thu Jun 24, 2021 9:31 am Yes, I have the Kumhos 33x12.5 but those in the pic look exceptionally wide, maybe just the angle. They do wonders in the sand.
May be using wheel adaptors!
I was considering using wheel adaptors for the looks as well, with my 31" though.
With the wheels sticking out like that, does it not through stones onto the body, scratching it?
Hi

No wheel adaptors 10 J rims with a proper offset.

yes mud goes everywhere, once the Motor Conversion is done then i will focus on fabricating bigger arches.


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I have the Kumho 32's..Are Kumhos still available and what do they roughly go for? I like the look..Will only need to buy next year. Waiting for new shocks now
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ôita wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:07 pm I have the Kumho 32's..Are Kumhos still available and what do they roughly go for? I like the look..Will only need to buy next year. Waiting for new shocks now

I tried to get pricing, apparently no they are not available in SA any more , Due to Covid i assume
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Jay1982 wrote: Fri Jun 25, 2021 1:55 pm Managed to get a Clutch that could fit the Flywheel , i also went for a better clutch but had to slightly skim the edges off to make it work in the pressure plate :)
Please tell me more about this clutch?
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Thabogrobler wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:24 pm
Jay1982 wrote: Fri Jun 25, 2021 1:55 pm Managed to get a Clutch that could fit the Flywheel , i also went for a better clutch but had to slightly skim the edges off to make it work in the pressure plate :)
Please tell me more about this clutch?
as soon as its done and i have tested it , I will post all the details :)
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Thanx for the reply.. Will have a look at the Grabber X3's then but then I also read somewhere that the sidewalls are not good and then somewhere else that there is a newer version with better sidewalls...Anyone anything on that?
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ôita wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:54 am Thanx for the reply.. Will have a look at the Grabber X3's then but then I also read somewhere that the sidewalls are not good and then somewhere else that there is a newer version with better sidewalls...Anyone anything on that?

personally I'm not a grabber fan. but they are well Priced . why don't you chat to this guy 082 695 6658 , he does allot of import tires, his service was very good. and saved me allot of money on my daily's Mud terrains.
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Nice...Will do thanx
Hows the build going along? Please share with us with pics
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ôita wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:15 pm Nice...Will do thanx
Hows the build going along? Please share with us with pics
Truck is currently @ home , I opened up a can of worms whilst trying to wire up the diesel Motor. if there is one thing I hate in life its butchered wiring.
so I ripped most have the harness apart. but seems like I have to redo most of it. (which will calm my soul)
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