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74fj40
07-17-2007, 12:19 PM
Well, I guess I didn't do such a good job rebuilding my sons 3FE - blew up on his way back to Gunnison - appears to be something serious.
So...I need a replacement engine, or someone who can rebuild this one fairly cheap, or should I consider a 350 or other engine swap?
Trying to minimize costs, and will do most of the grunt work myself.
Thanks in advance for any leads on an engine, or your thoughts on a rebuild or a swap.
Rob

Shark Bait
07-17-2007, 07:31 PM
I hate to keep playing this card, but have you tried Yota Yard? www.yotayard.com They have a few 60's and 80's in the yard.

I'm not a V-8 fan for a FJ40. :rolleyes:

timmbuck2
07-17-2007, 07:33 PM
Doesn't Oleg have some 3FE's?

Shark Bait
07-17-2007, 08:05 PM
Finally found his post. On Craigslist. It says 3FE Builder:

http://denver.craigslist.org/pts/375914703.html

Shark Bait
07-17-2007, 08:09 PM
Here's a 2F FS on Craigslist. It's a month old.

http://denver.craigslist.org/pts/345801640.html

74fj40
07-17-2007, 08:12 PM
I talked to Oleg, and yes he has a builder for $500 - which is essentialy what I've already got.
It's for my son's FJ62 - I would rather not do a 350 conversion, but it's a matter of economics. If we can't find a 3FE replacement we may have to go that route...

74fj40
07-17-2007, 08:14 PM
Just saw your post - never considered putting a 2F in an FJ62 - is it doable?Here's a 2F FS on Craigslist. It's a month old.

http://denver.craigslist.org/pts/345801640.html

Shark Bait
07-17-2007, 08:16 PM
Dunno. Can you put a 1FZ in an FJ62? :D Anyone? :confused: That's the way I would want to go. :grinpimp:

There are a bunch of posts on IH8MUD. Maybe you can find something there.

You could also try Classic Cruisers in Salida. Have you called around all the junk yards in town?

74fj40
07-17-2007, 08:26 PM
I talked to Oleg about a 1Fz swap, but it requires a full conversion including transmission and computer.
I have called around - no luck yet....
Dunno. Can you put a 1FZ in an FJ62? :D Anyone? :confused: That's the way I would want to go. :grinpimp:

There are a bunch of posts on IH8MUD. Maybe you can find something there.

You could also try Classic Cruisers in Salida. Have you called around all the junk yards in town?

Shark Bait
07-17-2007, 08:34 PM
Here's a '91 80 series for $3k. http://denver.craigslist.org/car/368815646.html

Buy that and part your 62? :)

74fj40
07-17-2007, 09:03 PM
That's a possibility.....