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1974 Toyota Hiace. Advice for a new owner


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Hi.

I'm just about to buy a Toyota Hiace 1.6 from 1974 (not the one pictured, but that model as far as i can tell). I can't tell you much about it yet as i haven't picked it up yet. I hope to give it a good engine service as soon as i get it. Where is a good place for parts? Plugs, points and filters etc.

Is there a workshop manual for these vans?

What engines are fitted to them? I know it's a 1.6 petrol, is it fitted in other Toyotas too?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Paula.

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Think it will be the 12R engine which was discontinued in the late 70's.

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Parts are rare for older Toyota's esp the braking system, so you may need to get creative

Is it a RH10 ? gen production from 67-77 1.6 will be a 12R

I have no parts listings for anything pre 1977

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Oh dear. 
the R12 seemed to be in a few cars. Hopefully I’ll be lucky with that. 
where is a good place for parts? Is there company that still does them?

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Blueprint tend to list a lot of items for Jap and Asian imports but im not sure if they list anything for that age of hiace

https://partsfinder.bilsteingroup.com/en/search/make/Toyota/model/Hiace I 1967 - 1977/vehicle/(RH11) 1.6 - 49 kW | 67 hp?f=7

service parts seem to be available

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Ok thanks for the help.

I feel I need to find out before I buy this van.

Im hoping the ancillaries like distributer plugs and filters are available. 

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An almost 50 year old vehicle carries high risk..even  Toyota.!

You need to look carefully at the underside in particular...it could be a bargain...it could easily be a money pit.

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It’s just got it’s MOT. That gives me some confidence, but I’ll absolutely be underneath with a torch before I agree to anything.

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