Here's the 3TC article:
After running a 4AGE turbo setup for some time now, I decided it was time to try something different.
3TC's are not modified here in New Zealand it seems, even though awesome power outputs are common in places like Peurto Rico, Phillipines, Malaysia and America.
As well as good horsepower, I am interested to see how much torque it puts out. Especially if bored out to 89mm from 85mm, creating a 1970cc block. I'm hoping this is really useful for 3rd and 4th gear corners.
Thank you to everyone who's helped or offered advice with this setup: Garage Dori Team, Lance, Brendan from Nite Parts, overseas advisors Ryso, club4ag members
Purchased 3TC block and head from Pick-a-part out of a TT132 Corona (1979?). 206,000kms on the clock, from behind an auto, and grubby as inside.
Will run it up on the dyno with carburater, and standard electronic ignition first, before starting any work. But I will give the head and rocker cover a dip in the acid bath to remove all the gunk and clean it up first.... no point even putting clean oil in it at the moment.
Fitting 3TC into AA60 Carina:
Using the standard 3TC engine mounts, with 4AGE rubber mounts (all I had), the engine just about bolted in. However, the passenger side needed a 10mm spacer between the crossmember mount and the engine mount.
I'm using an awesome full face clutch with heavy cover provided by Brendan from Nite Parts.
I had to tilt the motor and bolt the gearbox onto the motor before sitting the 3tc onto the engine mounts. Then the standard gearbox mount for the W55 (Corona TT141 3TGTE i think) bolted up onto the rear most 4 holes. The box is a "middle position shifter" W55, so came up through the standard auto hole.
Finally, the driveshaft was shortened about 1.5".