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engine rebuild - parts recommendation

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by pvaman, Jul 15, 2003.

  1. pvaman

    pvaman

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    85 FJ 60 - 200K miles - blowing smoke badly and despite my wife's urging i don't want to part with my cruiser.

    I'm going to need to have the bottom end of the engine rebuilt and would like recommendations on supplier/parts for this. I may need oversized pistons if the cylinder walls are in poor shape but it there anything else that i should consider doing given that i'm going to this trouble? I've got the stock carb (and i think i'd like to keep it) and the heads recently been rebuilt.

    What's your favorite supplier for this stuff? SOR, Manafre, ???


    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. bsilva132

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    try pac-lift in san diego. I don't have a #, but try a search on this board for "pac-lift" as the # has been posted before.
     
  3. pvaman

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    Thanks...i saw one reference to this in an earlier post. It was a little unclear what exactly they provided.
     
  4. MD11Fr8Dog

    MD11Fr8Dog CM09 Eight Ball winner

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    [quote author=pvaman link=board=1;threadid=3678;start=0#msg27163 date=1058374123]
    Thanks...i saw one reference to this in an earlier post. It was a little unclear what exactly they provided.
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    Whatever you want!! Call PacLift, talk to Al. He'll ask what you need, and you tell him!! Al will hook you up!!
     
  5. pvaman

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    I talked to Al -- really nice guy -- and the prices seem pretty good.

    What's the quality of these parts - compared to other aftermarket parts and toyota parts. Anyone had any problems with 'em. Seems like the warrenty was really short ... i want to say 30 days.

    CCOT has a pretty complete kit w/some of the parts being toyota parts but the price is over 2X :(.

    Still undecided as to whether to rebuild or buy a used/remanufactured long block.
     
  6. petescoffee

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    On the TLCA mailing list last week a emailer indicated the the parts were Toyota. Ask him who manufacturers the parts. I used a local Landcruiser shop to get the parts for my 75 2F. During my research Pac lift came up numerous times as the place to get your parts. The basic parts- Pistons, rings, bearings, toyota gasket set etc. will run you around $1000. Everything else you need.. Machine shop work (deck the block and cylinder bore, crank turning, New water pump, carb rebuild, Plastigage, Header? will run you another $1000.
    Also, plan on boring the cylinders. You have the motor a part you might as well bore it out for the extra compression.
    Good Luck
     
  7. MD11Fr8Dog

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    [quote author=petescoffee link=board=1;threadid=3678;start=0#msg28336 date=1058884947]
    On the TLCA mailing list last week a emailer indicated the the parts were Toyota. Ask him who manufacturers the parts. I used a local Landcruiser shop to get the parts for my 75 2F. During my research Pac lift came up numerous times as the place to get your parts. The basic parts- Pistons, rings, bearings, toyota gasket set etc. will run you around $1000. Everything else you need.. Machine shop work (deck the block and cylinder bore, crank turning, New water pump, carb rebuild, Plastigage, Header? will run you another $1000.
    Also, plan on boring the cylinders. You have the motor a part you might as well bore it out for the extra compression.
    Good Luck
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    I paid between $500 and 600 for my parts from PacLift, about $350 for machine work - hot tank, painting of block, honed cylinders, valve grind/job and head mill. Another $130 for a cam shaft! All told, about $1100 plus my labor and few odds and ends.
     
  8. hammerhead

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    That's more than I spent putting in a 350!
    Go Chev.
     
  9. pvaman

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    I talked to Al again and it sounds like Pac-Lift's parts are in fact Genuine Toyota parts -- i.e. they buy them directly from the same distributor/manufacturer as Toyota.