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 Post subject: New guy
PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:46 pm 
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Hey guys. This is my first post. I have an 81 Luv I have because my step son accidentally blew it up. He has moved on to other cars so I am going to get it going again. I have browsed here a little and like what I see. What I've seen so far is that 1.8 heads on a 1.9 motor makes it a good runner. I have to disassemble the 1.8 first to see what survived inside the motor. I would like to find a motor that bolts in which is why i think the 1.9 would be a suitable transplant. If there is a bigger motor that bolts up to the stock manual 4 speed I'd love to learn about it. I would also like to know good places to source parts
I found a rebuilt 1.9 on Jegs for 600 but I like the idea of putting a motor together myself. Anyway, I just wanted to make my introduction.


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 Post subject: Re: New guy
PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:38 am 
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Norm,

Introductions are a relic from a more polite era. Thanks for taking the time, and welcome.

Your LUV is a 2nd generation (as far as the US is concerned). This forum is probably 98% 1st generation LUV discussion, but it's definitely still the place to be, because of the 1.8L and 1.9L (G180 and G200?) engine expertise.

For body, trim, and non-engine-related help / parts, you may also want to check out the isuzupup.com site. The Isuzu P'UP was introduced here in '81, and is identical to the LUV of the same year.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:09 pm 
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Can’t remember if it’s the 2.3 or 2.6 Isuzu that’s a direct bolt in.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:06 am 
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Luvrv8 wrote:
Can’t remember if it’s the 2.3 or 2.6 Isuzu that’s a direct bolt in.

i believe they both bolt directly in but the 2.6 is efi so it takes a lot of extra work to get running, the 2.3 is carbed

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