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Old 10-25-2014, 12:12 PM
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Default 40 with V8 conversion - shop recommendations

My neighbor has a 78'ish FJ40 with what sounds to be a V8 conversion. I don't have the full details yet about the drive train, but he's been having clutch issues. He took it to someone in Erie that charged a bunch of money but didn't do much of anything. A couple of other places around town have refused to look at it because it's "custom." The kid is from Michigan, did the conversion with his dad, and is now staying down here with the 40 but can't do much work himself.

Any suggestions up on the north side of a shop that could do some work on an old V8 engine conversion in a 40?
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Old 10-25-2014, 12:53 PM
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Why not give Robbie a call?
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Old 10-31-2014, 12:46 PM
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Certainly an option. Robbie's skills know no boundaries, and I'm sure he's got some SAE wrenches hidden in a dark corner....
Any other suggestions welcome as well. I think the "hybrid" drive train is scaring some of the general shops away.
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wrong direction, but redline comes to mind
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It may not be north, but isn't Ron Kowzen's (sp?) son still doing work in the area?

Or surely Joe Calleja of CTS wouldn't be scared off by such a thing?
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