1mz-fe auto

Considering a turbo or V6 conversion then use this forum
Post Reply

Topic author
Morphman
Posts: 54
Joined: 21/06/20 9:03

1mz-fe auto

Post by Morphman »

Hi guys,

I have been reading Michael's thread on his epic v6 auto swap.
I have an auto n/a and would love to do the swap, problem is camrys are getting very scarce to source for doners.
Am I mad to be thinking this, would be a great project over next winter.



Topdownman
Posts: 147
Joined: 21/04/16 22:47
Years of MR2 Ownership: 7
MR2's Owned: 1
Been thanked: 1 time

Re: 1mz-fe auto

Post by Topdownman »

The Lexus RX300 donor car may be more readily available now than a Camry.

Plus they have the more powerful VVTI engine.
User avatar

angpozzuto
Full Member
Full Member
Posts: 501
Joined: 25/04/13 21:25
Gender: Male
Years of MR2 Ownership: 6
MR2's Owned: 4
Real Name: angelo
Location: cheshunt
Been thanked: 4 times

Re: 1mz-fe auto

Post by angpozzuto »

Andy Ayres on here also has a very nice 1mz auto, I reckon he could be persuaded to sell it
Supercharged v6 mk1 build thread
https://www.mr2oc.co.uk/forums/125/166558.html

Topic author
Morphman
Posts: 54
Joined: 21/06/20 9:03

Re: 1mz-fe auto

Post by Morphman »

Topdownman wrote: 03/05/21 7:24 The Lexus RX300 donor car may be more readily available now than a Camry.

Plus they have the more powerful VVTI engine.
Has there been a conversion done using a lexus vvti engine and box already?

Topic author
Morphman
Posts: 54
Joined: 21/06/20 9:03

Re: 1mz-fe auto

Post by Morphman »

angpozzuto wrote: 03/05/21 8:03 Andy Ayres on here also has a very nice 1mz auto, I reckon he could be persuaded to sell it
Cheers for that, might not be an option mate though as I'm in Ireland.

Topdownman
Posts: 147
Joined: 21/04/16 22:47
Years of MR2 Ownership: 7
MR2's Owned: 1
Been thanked: 1 time

Re: 1mz-fe auto

Post by Topdownman »

Morphman wrote: 03/05/21 8:59
Topdownman wrote: 03/05/21 7:24 The Lexus RX300 donor car may be more readily available now than a Camry.

Plus they have the more powerful VVTI engine.
Has there been a conversion done using a lexus vvti engine and box already?
Lots have been done using a manual box but not sure about the auto.
User avatar

d-peg
Administrator
Administrator
Posts: 7258
Joined: 13/02/07 22:02
Gender: Male
Years of MR2 Ownership: 13
MR2's Owned: 6
Real Name: Dan
Location: Sandwich, Kent
Has thanked: 10 times
Been thanked: 4 times

Re: 1mz-fe auto

Post by d-peg »

Topdownman wrote: 03/05/21 17:13
Morphman wrote: 03/05/21 8:59
Topdownman wrote: 03/05/21 7:24 The Lexus RX300 donor car may be more readily available now than a Camry.

Plus they have the more powerful VVTI engine.
Has there been a conversion done using a lexus vvti engine and box already?
Lots have been done using a manual box but not sure about the auto.
To my knowledge, there are 2 working Auto V6 1mz's out there - Michael's and Andy's. There is another guy in US but do not know if he has completed. I know this because I made the gearbox mounts for all of them. :th:
92 JDM Turbo - V8 Project Car - LINK
93 UK N/A - V6 SC Project Car - LINK
00 mk3 2zz - Driven Daily :D - LINK
It's not a party till I get my bum out

Topic author
Morphman
Posts: 54
Joined: 21/06/20 9:03

Re: 1mz-fe auto

Post by Morphman »

d-peg wrote: 04/05/21 14:08
Topdownman wrote: 03/05/21 17:13
Morphman wrote: 03/05/21 8:59

Has there been a conversion done using a lexus vvti engine and box already?
Lots have been done using a manual box but not sure about the auto.
To my knowledge, there are 2 working Auto V6 1mz's out there - Michael's and Andy's. There is another guy in US but do not know if he has completed. I know this because I made the gearbox mounts for all of them. :th:
I have read all of Michael's thread about the build. Savage stuff from both of you.
Finding the 1mz and the auto box are going to be the problem I fear. Not alot of v6 camrys in Ireland and most at this point are either hidden or are too good to be donors
User avatar

d-peg
Administrator
Administrator
Posts: 7258
Joined: 13/02/07 22:02
Gender: Male
Years of MR2 Ownership: 13
MR2's Owned: 6
Real Name: Dan
Location: Sandwich, Kent
Has thanked: 10 times
Been thanked: 4 times

Re: 1mz-fe auto

Post by d-peg »

92 JDM Turbo - V8 Project Car - LINK
93 UK N/A - V6 SC Project Car - LINK
00 mk3 2zz - Driven Daily :D - LINK
It's not a party till I get my bum out

Topic author
Morphman
Posts: 54
Joined: 21/06/20 9:03

Re: 1mz-fe auto

Post by Morphman »

d-peg wrote: 04/05/21 14:19 Here y'are...
I've saved you the aggro!
https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-detail ... 0as&page=1

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/294153608718 ... y&_sacat=0

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from ... yota+camry

You're welcome :D
Seriously, what's your budget though?
Thanks mate, will have a look.
This is a project I am looking to do maybe over next winter.
The budget isn't infinite but I have a few pound to throw at it!!!!
Post Reply

Return to “Engine Conversions”