Engine Bay
John B. Lunsford
JBLMk3
Asheville, NC



engine
(20R pictured)
The motor mount will have to bolt up to the bracket in blue. The motor mount locations on the 7M block will align about where the red square is unless altered. The solution is to use motor mounts from an earlier version of the 7M-GTE, the 5M-GE found in second generation Supras (82-85).

Mounts Mounts
Engine block

(7M-GTE intake side pictured with 5M-GE mount)
The 5M mounts straddle the "J" line on the intake side using the forward two bolts from the 7Ms bolt pattern and the rearward two of the air conditioning bracket. This "J" line will be removed and a block-off plate used.

Block
(7M-GTE exhaust side pictured with 5M-GE motor mount)
On the exhaust side, the 5M mount also uses the forward two bolts of the 7Ms bolt pattern and the one bolt that is used by a bracket which supports the power steering reservoir, which won't be used on this car.

The turbo (GTE) motor has an oil cooler that branches off from the oil filter port. If 5M mounts are to be used, the oil filter will have to be relocated which would probably be a good idea anyhow. My friend, Derek Caudil, who has built a Toyota truck with a 7M-GTE, told me that the 5MG mounts will fit without relocating the oil filter mount. He says that all you have to do is to rotate it a little and it will work just fine. I will confirm this when the time comes. Confirmed!

Since I will be using the steering rack from a Festiva, I'll be using the 7M-GTE's own oil pan, oil pump and pickup, just like in the Supra.

Crossmember
I also modified the stock Celica cross member so the 7M will fit easier, plus I put a removable section for easy removal of the oil pan.

engine

Here you can see that only the part of the 5M mounts that bolts to the block were used. I made a spacer to correct the angle (3/8" difference, the 5M mounts didn't make it bolt in on this car!), plus now the mounts are solid, which is better for power transfer.

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