View Full Version : mk3 v6 on the cards shortly

Paul Woods
11-11-2006, 14:10
ive been contacted by a chap who is very keen to own the UK's first mk3 V6,the project will be happening later on next year....quite looking forward to tackling that one!

11-11-2006, 14:12

Think about what you've achieved here for a moment Paul - to be contacted by random folk to undertake pioneering work...enjoy that moment right there :clap: :praise2: :clap: :shades:

Paul Woods
11-11-2006, 14:27
never really thought about it that way before,i suppose its pretty cool.

11-11-2006, 15:02
Wow. Your name is familiar amongst the mr2 world. Congrats. We will get a nice walktrough i hope? Anu concerns about this swap?

11-11-2006, 15:33
Nice one paul ! You know my views on this idea so top result fella !

Paul Woods
11-11-2006, 15:40
aye sam a nice result indeed,oh yeah shorty nice walkthrough as per usual...im expecting a few tricky hurdles but this is my kung-fu lol

11-11-2006, 16:08
wow you madman.... who's the nutter who's decided for this? I can't see it being easy as I've seen the work that has gone into rogues 3s-GTE mk3 project! Should be awesome once its finished though :thumbsup:

Paul Woods
11-11-2006, 16:11
cant say at the moment mate....yeah ive seen rogues 3s mk3,cant say it looked that hard in swap terms to be honest,a piece of the cake as borat would say.

11-11-2006, 16:23
From what it sounded quite a lot of work went into it, but I guess its no v8 mk1 :D

Paul Woods
11-11-2006, 16:59
i cast my eye over it at jae2005,nowt out of the ordinary really...there will be less space for the v6 which is going to be a challenge,bring it on.

11-11-2006, 17:58
Right, if you decide you want to take on an apprentice with all this extra work your getting, am on 1st dibs!

Paul Woods
11-11-2006, 18:23
if you lived locally bud id take you up on that :)

11-11-2006, 18:36
Crikey, my sister lives in Jesmond. Wonder how the missus would feel if i worked away all week?

11-11-2006, 18:39
so are you looking for staff then paul?

Paul Woods
11-11-2006, 18:44
not at the moment but its not far off...the problem is im outgrowing my premises too,theres only enough space for one mechanic at the mo,if id a bigger place id take someone on instantly.

Ive the chance of a new place with lifts already in,room for 10 cars inside and 50 cars in its yard...but its a lot more rent,ho hum!!! the jump up from being a one man band to employing is huge....its got to happen sooner or later though.

I'll be making a staff decision around march/april i think.

11-11-2006, 21:00
was only a matter of time Tony !

11-11-2006, 23:49
cool as , mk3 needs real toyota heart :thumbsup:. look forward to seeing that one

Paul Woods
28-01-2007, 17:03
damn this has got to happen soon.....check this one out...

28-01-2007, 17:24
:drool: :drool: :drool:

damn this has got to happen soon.....check this one out...

Jiff Lemon
28-01-2007, 17:25
Holy cow! That thing LOUD

Any more details on the car??

28-01-2007, 17:54
Sounds like a 2 stroke strimmer to me!


Paul Woods
28-01-2007, 17:57
all i know its using a 3.5ltr v6,probably one of the newer toyota ones

28-01-2007, 18:00
Could that be the USDM IS350 engine, or the 3MZ-FE?

Paul Woods
28-01-2007, 18:02
ive a feeling its a 3mz

28-01-2007, 18:07
thats 3.3ltr ... nice lump tho!

Paul Woods
28-01-2007, 18:50
ah its a 2gr-fe

30-01-2007, 05:16
Get a 1gr-fe then paul. 4.0lt V6. :)

Although the 2gr-fze (supercharged) for the aurion comes out in june. :twisted:

Paul Woods
30-01-2007, 06:37
sadly sparky we dont get such jewels here in the uk.

30-01-2007, 10:07
Bah, why no GE-headed versions? :(

30-01-2007, 10:14
because toyota dont make proper sports cars anymore. :(

Paul Woods
30-01-2007, 17:32
john for some strange reason toyota dont want to build their v6's to rival the 2jz-gte,why ive no idea!

30-01-2007, 21:19
Because they can't have an "economy" engine beating their "flagship" and "performance" straight 6 can they?

Engine design has come a long way since the 2jz though - so it's hardly a crime to have a new evolution of engines is it?

Paul Woods
31-01-2007, 06:39
yeah but why stick FE heads on a new evolution of engine...i think thats johns point.It has the potential to be so much better! still i suppose thats our job!

31-01-2007, 07:40
i know what you mean paul, imo, every one of the cars they're fitting these motors to has both fuel economy and driveability awfully high on its list of priorities.

its like what happened in the states, when they released the 7th gen celica, with either a 141kw 2ZZ-GE or a 120ish? kw 1ZZ-FE, alot of people were going for the 1ZZ, thinking that it actually seemed more powerful, because it had more low end torque and was therefore more 'driveable'. also the 1ZZ naturally had better economy, so theres your sale. (i know we were talking about big sixes but i reckon the same theories still apply).

at least theyve come up with some interesting stuff like direct injection.

and yeah, we wouldnt want to put ourselves out of a job!

31-01-2007, 23:35
No 1GR :( So what engine do you have in your prado over there then?

20-04-2007, 15:23
I'm going to add to the Mk 3 V6 numbers as soon as Paul can fit me in.:shades:
Still reading through all the stuff on here about the Mk1 and Mk2 swaps. Amazing work, a bit of an artist I reckon is Paul.

20-04-2007, 17:44
great news, so i guess youll be bigging up your membership and displaying a tb sticker on your machine..?!
mr woods is okay at what he does i suppose..! ;)

20-04-2007, 18:44
Agree, get your big membership and stick that sticker with pride on the mk3. People will know your brutal when they see it and think "wonder whats under that engine lid?":thumbsup:

25-04-2007, 13:35
yeah but why stick FE heads on a new evolution of engine...i think thats johns point.It has the potential to be so much better! still i suppose thats our job!

Yep, I've no qualms about a new engine taking the crown from the 2JZ, but why build an obviously stonking engine and then stick narrow angled valve geometry on it?