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Old 12-09-2010, 11:06 AM
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And just to clarify, the transfr case I am running is the FJ60 split case. the ones that came in the FJ60's and the 79-84 40's
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Old 12-09-2010, 11:54 AM
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Unless you relocate suspension components, the auto trans is a bad idea!
My sugg. is a tbi sbc, gm or toyota trans, and a orion! I wouldnt worry about not having a 5th speed unless you are going to be doing long road trips, the second part of that is the 350 will have enough power, and has a higher rpm range, so you can go 75 in a comfortable manner!

Also get rid of the AA motor and rear prop mount, like Brady said! They were designed for limited off road use. the 40 frames flex so much, the mounts don't move with the frame, so what happens is leaks and cracks all along the drivetrain

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Old 12-09-2010, 01:59 PM
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Marco, what was the donor on yours?
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From his thread on MUD:
http://forum.ih8mud.com/60-series-wa...same-soul.html
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Old 12-09-2010, 02:27 PM
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I think it was a chevy van or something... maybe a silverado...
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Thanks for all the info. I think that I'm going to start gathering parts.
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Old 12-14-2010, 03:01 PM
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I maybe retracting my last post. After researhing engine conversions more I'm really stuggiling with if I should go through with it or not. Basically, I got to thinking of how much I would benefit from a 350 while out on a trail? Of course that got me thinking about from home to the trail. My conclusion was that I could deal with the 1F around town and from home to any trail in Colorado. I really can't see myself loading the Wife, 2 small Children, and the dog into the 40 and driving out to Utah; 350 or not. I could, however, see us trailering her out to Utah. Bottom line is that I really like that the '64 is 46 years old, still running, and mostly stock. Other than the trailer part, does anybody see any problems with this logic?
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Old 12-14-2010, 03:17 PM
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I have two stock FJs, and have reached the same conclusion. I can count on my hand the few times I've really needed big V8 power. The straight 6 has an undeniable charm. Also, if your truck is pretty much stock, it will retain appeal (and possibly value) down the road, over a V8 conversion. I think an axle conversion almost always makes sense, since disk brakes are a wonderful thing, on (at least) the front axle.

Also, you can find and swap a later 2F someday, and you'll have fewer oil leaks, modern ignition, etc. I put an '83 2F into a '65 FJ45, and it was a fairly easy and very nice swap. Still looked very appropriate in the engine compartment.
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Old 12-14-2010, 03:26 PM
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I'm glad that there is at least one other person that thinks like me. Ironically I have an '83 2F sitting on the stand in the garage. I figured that I would rebuild it in my spare time and transplant it if the 1F ever dies or I get tired of not having power steering.
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Old 12-14-2010, 04:24 PM
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I'm glad that there is at least one other person that thinks like me. Ironically I have an '83 2F sitting on the stand in the garage. I figured that I would rebuild it in my spare time and transplant it if the 1F ever dies or I get tired of not having power steering.
Thats exactly what I did. My 74 had a worn out 1.5F in it. I drove it until it died and it was a struggle driving it on the street since the power was down so bad. In the interim I got a 1980 vintage 2F and rebuilt it top to bottom, including a performance cam and raising the compression slightly by shaving the head. With a rebuilt carb, headers and HEI ignition it runs orders of magnitude better now. But, in terms of raw HP it can't hold a candle to a stock V8.

I'm OK with driving in the right lane as I grind up the steep grades on I-70 since I only take it on short day trips occassionally, usually to go wheeling. I like the simplicity and reliability of the 2F. Plus I have a strong, reliable drive train behind it with no adapters or custom fabricated things to go wrong. I did upgrade my axles to FJ60 width and longfield axles, etc along with lockers and gears to increase strength, stability and offroad performance.

If you can live with 2F performance there are many benefits to going that route. Once you get offroad the 2F will actually out perform the V8 as far as torque and crawling through obstacles.

We also have a hard core buggy with a V8 and automatic in it but thats a totally different class of vehicle.
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