View Full Version : 1974 toyota celica gt???

06-22-2006, 02:18 AM
wow, so yeah im still new to the celica world, and i didnt know they made them in the early 70's. It looks to me like maybe a supra motor would fit in there, anyone know for sure?? any oppinons on what to do motorwise for that car???


06-22-2006, 02:20 AM
that car has a whole world of options for it

yes u can fit a supra engine it in but the easiest swap would be a early 22r block with a 20r head, and they are really light

06-22-2006, 02:47 AM
You can only fit a supra engine in the pre-75's if you cut the firewall. I believe you have an 18rc engine in there, so better upgrades might be an 18rg, or as 91stxman said, a 20/22r hybrid would be nice in there.
Upshot the the hybrid is easy parts because they litter the place.

06-22-2006, 02:50 AM
ok someone is going to have to explain that to me, cuz i just read that and got blah blah blah.....blah blah blblablah!! haha sorry guys im new to celica's im not sure what is what yet, which is sad for how much reading i do

06-22-2006, 03:29 AM
man that would be a monster with a ls1 in it. We are actually building a 240 with an ls1 for the tv show pinks! http://www.pittspeed.com/forums/showthread.php?t=25637&page=1

06-22-2006, 03:46 AM
18rg or rc is a carbed 2.0 4cyl.
Older Toyota engine.
Precourser to the 3TGTE which won Toyota alot of races in the late 70s early 80s.

The 22R is a 2.4 carbed 4 cyl.
Came in US version Celicas and trucks, til the 22RE came along [fuel injected version].
The 20R was the 2.2 precourser of the 22R. It only came carbed.
When you combine the 22R block and the 20R head, it basically creates a higher compression 22R.
I believe you want to use a 80-84 22R block, as the 85 ^ were different.
I could be wrong on that.

06-22-2006, 04:17 AM
Here is some info on the 18RG/RC
You can find alot more if you do a online search...

Same thing for the search.

One warning on Toyosport.
They DEFINITLY know there stuff.
But they can be wrong every once in a while...
Just pay attention.

06-22-2006, 04:35 AM
Needs some VTEC just kicked in YO.

No, seriously... i've seen them with Honda swaps, even Nissan SR20DETs. Hiko is absolutely right that fitting in the Supra Inline 6s becomes a problem before 75. You can see why if you manage to see the two different ones next to each other. Even the hood is shorter on the older ones.

Which sucks... because the rear of the 74 looks better than the rear of the 77, imo.

I've done a little research on the subject, and is the next project that i'll be trying to undertake.

I say, if you really want to go all out on this thing, then get a 76 or 77, and do something like this:

Otherwise, do the older one and make a 22rte. :) Will still be plenty of grunt.

06-22-2006, 05:06 AM
whats the motor in that 76-77?

06-22-2006, 04:21 PM
man that would be a monster with a ls1 in it. We are actually building a 240 with an ls1 for the tv show pinks! http://www.pittspeed.com/forums/showthread.php?t=25637&page=1


An LS1 will be the best bang for your buck. It's cheap, light, and most importantly, has a huge aftermarket.

06-23-2006, 03:58 AM
my cousin currently has one with s2k swap. previous ones were silvia swaps.

he is now doing corolla with similar swap. he said it will definitly rip the celica if the engine is going to fit... im waiting...

06-25-2006, 04:45 AM
whats the motor in that 76-77?


06-25-2006, 05:21 AM
whats the motor in that 76-77?
The 18R. As posted above.

06-25-2006, 05:13 PM
Oh my bad, i thought he was talking about the one in the link i posted.

06-25-2006, 05:26 PM
Oh, nevermind, he was. LOL