View Full Version : 1st gen gurus....

12-14-2004, 05:08 AM
I have been looking at eBay lately and a lot of first gen celicas have been popping up. I noticed that the engines read 4M-E and 5M-E. Now, not being an aficiando of the 1979/1980 Celica, is it possible to drop a 5m or 7m-g(t)e in? Is this common or is it a nightmare?

looking at project cars,


12-14-2004, 10:50 AM
you must be looking at the first generation of the supra. they had 6 cylinders.

the 78-85 celica (2nd and 3rd gen) only had the 20R and 22R 4 cylinder engines.

It is possible to bolt in the 7mgte into a 2nd or 3rd generation celica but it's not just bolt in and go. Still requires some work.

However if you do pickup a 1st or 2nd generation supra with the 5mge, then the 6mge is a bolt in 200 HP. I've read that is bolt in and go. The 7MGTE does require work and modification to get running. Mainly the wiring etc.

12-14-2004, 03:28 PM

That was exactly the same thing I was going to say.


12-14-2004, 04:38 PM
Yes, I was looking at Celica Supras, sorry. I figured that was given with the M series engine. Anyway, Thanks much for the reply. You guys know a good first gen site to find more info?

tahnks :bigthumbu

12-14-2004, 05:54 PM
Enjoy :)