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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by mustardfj40, Jul 30, 2012.
I miss mine.... I had an '81 FJ40 in Nordic Blue.
Way cool truck. Looks nice and straight. I can't think of anything on an FJ60 that would cost that much to do. Get a manual and a set of metric wrenches. Everything you mentioned is something you can do in a weekend. Find some local Cruiserheads and buy the beer and they'll get it on the road in no time.
Wrenching is gospel for me but the truck is 500 miles away and not a runner.
Plus, I find myself with very little time these days. Granted I had it shipped ($700-800) it would still take me another year just to get it road worthy.
It also needs both axles looked after and rebuilt suspension.
Been talking with TLC4x4.com but I aint got that kind of coin! :huh They'd like to drop in a Chevy Vortex and gold plate everything plus a blank check.
Scorpion, They are very easy to wrench on and good used parts can be found cheap. if you haven't already, check out ih8mud.com. Lots of great advice and a good classified section. Also lists of cruiser mechanics that might be close.
Hi all, Im a big fan of Yota rig.
My first was LC120, the second one was HZJ78 and now i have HZJ76. Great cars.
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Please move aside...
Matte black? Colorado plates? Cummins logo on the 1/4 panel? Too funny if it is... its parked down the street from my place in Arlington.
Here are my 1976 FJ40 and 1986 FJ70......loved em.
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my bro has a landcruiser flat deck 4500 cc diesel v8 now THATS a torque monster
still miss my old 84 FJ60 that I drove for 20+ years ... dead solid reliable!!!
only reason I sold her was fuel mileage ... 12-14 mpg sucks when fuel prices sky rocketed after Katrina.
currently driving a 12 Cummins 4x4 stick, 20-24 mpg. weight 8,300lb vs 5,300 for FJ60. that's even with worst aerodynamics than FJ60.
a project on my long term list is find a clean FJ60 with a dead motor, then drop-in a 4BT Cummins. end result will be a dead reliable FJ60 with air conditioning that gets 28+ mpg.
Wish those were an option here. Would make a great little, simple pick-up truck.
I'd like to research more on a diesel swap. I'm sure ill be ready for a new motor In a year or so. 10 mpg is going to be bad but luckily it wo t be a daily driver.
This one has awesome patina!
If I owned this one, I'd freshen up the entire drive line, but would NOT consider re-spraying it.
At most it would get a clear coat or linseed treatment.
Wow, awesome FJ!
That is super sharp looking!
it's been done before... someone makes a GM to toyota tranny adapter for V-8 engine swaps.
Cummins are made to go into most anything, an adapter for GM is not much a stretch for Cummins . 6BT is what's in my 12 Cummins 2500 dodge. too heavy for FJ60 .. front end would need to be beefed up, sag too bad.
4BT is a 4cylinder instead of 6, much lighter... no lack of HP even wth 4BT.
This is my 68 on a 84 frame streched 12'' with a Cummins 4BT
The 4BT is around 700 pounds, depending on how you dress it up. If I remember correctly, that is about what a fully dressed 454 big block weighs. That is about what the 2F weighs in the FJ60.
So, for weight...
4BT = 454 = 2F
One of the most popular diesel options has been the Cummins 4BT conversion. The 4BT makes a mild 105 hp but a whopping 265 ft/lbs of torque and even at this stock rating, this diesel powers even a large, sprung over or tall 80-series Land Cruiser wagons with larger tires very well. That said, with the simple turn of some screws, it can easily make over 160 hp and over 400 ft/lbs of torque, and deliver just as much power as the early Dodge Cummins 6 cyl pickup-truck diesels, but with some loss of mileage and some slightly increased noise. Quoting Enzo Ferrari, "horsepower sells cars, torque wins races." This 4 cyl engine delivers more torque than most V8s and this engine will literally idle over anything, which also reduces the need for deep gearing for trucks that are offroaded.
In most cases, at least 4" of lift is required to fit the engine in as it is deep. A five speed manual or overdrive-automatic transmission is required to achieve highway speeds and maximum fuel economy for street driven rigs. Approximate fuel mileage is in the mid to low 20s (though we have had some reports of as high as 27 mpg when driven cautiously and/or on rigs with 33" tires or smaller). Many aftermarket upgrades are also available for this engine as they use many of the same parts as the Dodge Cummins 6 cyl engines of the same era.
This is a 4 cylinder, direct-injected turbo diesel. At their stock rating, they produces about the same amount of noise as a "generation 1" Dodge Cummins (1989-1993 with the early body style), which is noticable but not massivly overbearing like many of the later Dodges. We do recommend some noise provisions (good weather stripping and/or soundproofing) for any rig that will be daily-style driven. Most 4BT's come from Frito-Lay-type P30 bread vans that were converted from gasoline to diesel sometime in the late 80's or early 90's by Cummins under their "Cummins Repower Program." There are no other major sources for these engines other than industrial stationary or tractor applications and these will not work in an automotive application. http://www.shoumatoff.com/~jeremiah/diesel/cummins/index.html