What kind of engine would be illegal in 85 Toyota Pickup 4X4?

Ive heard u can have illegal engines in a Pickup Truck but i dont want to put an illegal one in, but wat all engines would be illegal?

3 Responses to What kind of engine would be illegal in 85 Toyota Pickup 4X4?

  1. Vipassana July 19, 2010 at 7:52 am #

    Engine swaps must be of the same year, or newer.

    If your vehicle comes with emissions (being a 1985, it does), the new engine must retain all the emissions equipment, cat converter, etc.

  2. gary o July 19, 2010 at 7:52 am #

    Original or similar would be legal. but check with your state DMV office as they should have a pamphlet detailing what conversions are legal.

  3. wildcat July 19, 2010 at 7:52 am #

    You can put in any engine you want as long as it can pass emissions for the original model year. or register as a hobby vehicle which limits use.