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ColoradoLC
05-01-2009, 08:56 AM
I'm in the Denver area and looking for someone to rebuild my 2F carb either locally here or somewhere where I can ship it in the US. I tried contacting both JimC (on Mud) and Mark from Mark's Offroad and neither have contacted me back. I have a local place here in Denver (Comprehensive Car Care on Evans by DU) that does a lot of work on Land Cruisers, and they want $500 for the job, but I'd like to get at least one other option before I decide. I've used CCC before several times and they do good work, but I'd like to see what my choices are.

Thanks!

Winston

cbmontgo
05-01-2009, 09:09 AM
Winston,

It is surprisingly simple to do. I rebuilt mine a couple of years back for about $ 60 using the Toyota carb rebuild kit.

ColoradoLC
05-01-2009, 10:46 AM
Yep, I have the rebuild kit, but no time to dedicate to it.

jacdaw
05-02-2009, 01:21 AM
http://importcarbs.com/index.html

'69-'87 Cruisers carbs for $240
Import & Domestic Carburetor
12100 W. 52nd Ave. - Bldg. #120
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

jettaglxdriver
05-02-2009, 08:56 AM
Winston,

It is surprisingly simple to do. I rebuilt mine a couple of years back for about $ 60 using the Toyota carb rebuild kit.


About how long would you say this takes and how difficult is the tuning afterwards?

cbmontgo
05-02-2009, 04:16 PM
About how long would you say this takes and how difficult is the tuning afterwards?

It is probably a weekend project, since you will need to immerse it in a cleaning solution after you take it apart. The actual teardown and rebuild is probably a couple of hours. There are parts of the carb, such as the idle mixture, that you don't even need to touch from what I recall, so there isn't much tuning to do afterwards. Just make sure you buy the Toyota OEM rebuild kit and follow instructions in the 2F engine manual, and it's pretty straight forward.

It also helps to label the parts at disassembly and have a nice, clean table to work on.

I did mine in 2006 or early 2007 I think, so I have probably forgotten a few details.

jettaglxdriver
05-02-2009, 08:00 PM
I rely on my truck as a daily driver so I couldn't survive with it being down if I screwed it up for long. I really need to get a motorcycle for a back up. I suppose I could finish my car project. LOL

Rzeppa
05-03-2009, 09:21 AM
I rely on my truck as a daily driver so I couldn't survive with it being down if I screwed it up for long. I really need to get a motorcycle for a back up. I suppose I could finish my car project. LOL

Buy a buildable core (could probably be had for $50 or maybe even free from club members), build the spare and then swap 'em out quick.

Uncle Ben
05-03-2009, 09:46 AM
Buy a buildable core (could probably be had for $50 or maybe even free from club members), build the spare and then swap 'em out quick.

Ya....what he said! ;) What year do you need? I probably have a good core.

MDH33
05-03-2009, 09:55 AM
There's a big difference between early 2 barrels and the FJ60 carbs. Earlier carbs = Simple, later FJ60 carbs = difficult. I've done several of the earlier 2 barrels but I sent off my 60 carb to Jim C.

jettaglxdriver
05-03-2009, 04:49 PM
Once again Jeff is probably right. I will get me a core when the time is right then just be able to swap one.

I have a 83 FJ60.

Rzeppa
05-03-2009, 10:10 PM
I've got an 83 FJ60 carb you can have. Build it and give me your old one when you're done swapping them out and it's all even. I wouldn't even ask for your old one back but my daughter just bought a 60 and it might need a carb one of these days.

Uncle Ben
05-03-2009, 10:52 PM
I do have an 85 FJ-60 carb too, if needed.

jettaglxdriver
05-04-2009, 09:34 AM
You guys are amazing. Where is a good place to get the rebuild kit? Dealer?

ColoradoLC
05-04-2009, 09:58 AM
http://importcarbs.com/index.html

'69-'87 Cruisers carbs for $240
Import & Domestic Carburetor
12100 W. 52nd Ave. - Bldg. #120
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

Thanks John. Have you used them before? I'm interested in how many 2F carbs they do. I'm putting the 60 on the block after I get it back up and running, so I want to make sure it is done well.

ColoradoLC
05-04-2009, 09:59 AM
You guys are amazing. Where is a good place to get the rebuild kit? Dealer?

You can order it from CDAN on ih8mud.com. He works for a Toyota dealer in AZ or NM (I forget which). I think it was $58 plus shipping.

cbmontgo
05-04-2009, 09:59 AM
You guys are amazing. Where is a good place to get the rebuild kit? Dealer?

That's where I got mine.

subzali
05-04-2009, 10:09 AM
Depending on where you are in town, call up Boulder, Stevinson West or Burt Toyota and tell them you're a Rising Sun member.

Both Mark and Jim are pretty busy, but if you call them enough you'll eventually reach them.

ColoradoLC
05-04-2009, 02:10 PM
Depending on where you are in town, call up Boulder, Stevinson West or Burt Toyota and tell them you're a Rising Sun member.

Both Mark and Jim are pretty busy, but if you call them enough you'll eventually reach them.

Thanks Matt. I have a number for Mark and I will try him again. Does anyone have a number for JimC though?

wesintl
05-04-2009, 02:24 PM
FJ40Jim on mud. I think his # is 740.862.2604

Air Randy
05-04-2009, 02:34 PM
FJ40Jim on mud. I think his # is 740.862.2604

Keep trying Jim on email, he will get back to you. He charges $300 but keep in mind that in addition to a rebuild he will also install a ported vacuum connection and he installs the carb on an engine he has and runs it and tunes it for your elevation. He did mine and when I installed it it started immediately and ran perfect, no further adjustments were required.

Depending on how busy he is, it can take up to 2 months to get your carb back, so go ahead and get a core unit to send off to him.

ColoradoLC
05-04-2009, 03:57 PM
Thanks Wes! I'll hit up both Mark and Jim again. I gotta get my baby running again. The 80 just ain't the same!

-Winston

ColoradoLC
05-18-2009, 09:52 AM
I was finally able to get in touch with Mark. I never heard from Jim, so Mark won out by default. It's been sent off and I'll be in touch with him this week to find out how long the process takes.

Thanks for all of the suggestions and help folks. You guys rock!