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    Hi
    I'm new here.

    based in Vancouver B.C. but lots of friends in OZ, mostly Sydney and thereabouts, and a couple of great friends up in Walcha!.
    before going on, I'd like to offer my support to all of you in Australia as I know the recent fires are devastating and are surely affecting every citizen in some way.
    hang in there, you've got lots of friends here in Canada who are trying to help -


    On to cars! Down to three at the moment; my Volvo Estate, VW Splitie, and the subject of my inquiry, my '64 Rochdale Olympic.

    I'm looking for an engine to replace the 1500 pre-xflow Ford lump in my Olympic.

    I'm hoping to increase performance without putting more power through the shell as the Rochdale is stressed GRP, and so the obvious solution is to reduce weight, and one of the engines I'm looking at is the Toyota(RWD) KP61&62 from 1978 - 1984. Surprisingly (or maybe not) it's been difficult to find the details I need, specifically, overall dimensions (LxHxW) and the overall weight of the motor. Is the block aluminium or cast iron?
    I've joined three separate Starlet forums with no useful feedback. Any suggestions on how I can find this info??

    thanks for any feedback with this info

    cheers -rick bradner (vancouver)



  • #2
    Hey Rick, welcome to the MCM forums

    oh wow yeah they're oooooold engines. from info I can find, a complete 4k engine weighs 109Kg - that's with all ancilliaries.

    Not sure on the dimensions, I'll see if I can find something.
    I stripped my car out so much it now has 49/49 weight distribution.

    Project Diesel Tune:

    https://forums.mightycarmods.com/for...ct-diesel-tune

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    Martin's Kei to success

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    • #3
      Originally posted by MHR1294 View Post
      Hey Rick, welcome to the MCM forums

      oh wow yeah they're oooooold engines. from info I can find, a complete 4k engine weighs 109Kg - that's with all ancilliaries.

      Not sure on the dimensions, I'll see if I can find something.

      Thanks for getting back to me on this.
      Kind of limiting not to be able to post up any threads until 5 posts here, so much appreciated.

      It's weird that I've joined three Starlet forums around the world and have had zero feedback on this question.
      Figured that MCM does enough strange stuff that someone will at least be able to point me in a helpful direction for getting the specs on this motor.
      you mention engine weighs 109 kg; do you know if the block is aluminium or cast iron?

      cheers - r

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      • #4
        Originally posted by 3304HL View Post


        Thanks for getting back to me on this.
        Kind of limiting not to be able to post up any threads until 5 posts here, so much appreciated.

        It's weird that I've joined three Starlet forums around the world and have had zero feedback on this question.
        Figured that MCM does enough strange stuff that someone will at least be able to point me in a helpful direction for getting the specs on this motor.
        you mention engine weighs 109 kg; do you know if the block is aluminium or cast iron?

        cheers - r
        Sorry I forgot to say! They're all cast iron blocks and alloy heads.

        I've found that sometimes "specific" car forums, whatever vehicle they may be, are far less open with information. I'm not sure what their big secrets are hahaha! We're not like that on here.

        Don't worry about the post count, it'll be 3 posts for you.
        I stripped my car out so much it now has 49/49 weight distribution.

        Project Diesel Tune:

        https://forums.mightycarmods.com/for...ct-diesel-tune

        My new Daily HA36S Alto Works

        Martin's Kei to success

        https://forums.mightycarmods.com/for...uki-alto-works

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        • #5
          Hi and welcome, nice car collection.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by MHR1294 View Post

            Sorry I forgot to say! They're all cast iron blocks and alloy heads.

            I've found that sometimes "specific" car forums, whatever vehicle they may be, are far less open with information. I'm not sure what their big secrets are hahaha! We're not like that on here.

            Don't worry about the post count, it'll be 3 posts for you.

            Thanks -

            and your punishment for grating me early access is checking out my last project!
            https://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/th...ration.591376/

            the (much) shorter version...
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...ature=emb_logo

            and anticipating your next question; yes, I am very, very sick, but I imagine you already suspect that from my avatar....
            Last edited by 3304HL; 08-02-2020, 11:29 AM.

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            • #7
              I'd love to read your thread with pictures

              but it's asking me to sign up, and I don't think I can handle all the wiring faults that I will inherit
              I stripped my car out so much it now has 49/49 weight distribution.

              Project Diesel Tune:

              https://forums.mightycarmods.com/for...ct-diesel-tune

              My new Daily HA36S Alto Works

              Martin's Kei to success

              https://forums.mightycarmods.com/for...uki-alto-works

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