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H55F in 87 FJ60

Discussion in '60-Series Wagons' started by Mike S, Aug 19, 2003.

  1. Mike S

    Mike S

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    I am told that the H55F is a drop in for my 87 FJ60. Before I drop the $2k price, I would like to know what the insatllation is going to entail. The H55F is longer than the standard 4 speed by 3.5",. right? so how is it a drop in?

    Confused in California. ???
     
  2. pismojim

    pismojim the Dude abides...

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    Your late model H42 has an empty 3.5 inch extension on it making it the same length as the 5spd. The earlier h42s without the extension will have a CV on the front drive shaft. I think around 7/85 is the cut off. My 10/85 -had- the extension housing. But it's been removed now and had the output shaft changed to install Marlin's Toybox.
     
  3. rick_d

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    mike-

    You need to tap and fill the extra hole in the transfer case (details on CCoT board etc) and get a shifter lever as well. Other than that, a drop in.
     
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  4. CardinalFJ60

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    Above posts are right on the money, I had an H55f put into my 87 FJ60....DO IT! You will absolutely love it!! I was doing about 75 on the highway yesterday at like 2500 rpm and could hear the radio!!

    Not to mention you'll love the slightly lower first gear....

    CardinalFJ60
     
  5. co1859

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    I installed a H55 in my 1987 FJ60. A very simple swap, take the H42 out and put in the H55 in. I used a 5 spd shift knob from a Toyota pick up.
     
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    reevesci Enabler Supporting Vendor

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    You'll love it. 3800 miles since the swap and can't complain.

    H42

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    H55F

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    It is a direct swap, period.

    GL

    J
     
  7. Spike Strip

    Spike Strip Adorable Deplorable SILVER Star

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    It's not a drop-in.

    It's a raise-from-the-bottom. :D

    Sue me.

    :)
     
  8. nfranco

    nfranco some random putz GOLD Star

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    Not if you flip the truck over first!
     
  9. beno

    beno Injection pump.... argh...... Supporting Vendor Moderator

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    Holy Thread revival batman....straight from the early, early MUD days....

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    It's was just about to have its 10 year reunion next month.... Lol
     
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    beno Injection pump.... argh...... Supporting Vendor Moderator

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    Yeah seriously Christian.

    And yes an H55 is a direct fit into a 1987 FJ60--truck upside down or right side up.

    :lol:

    I want an H55F. I am going to crowdfund one damnit!!
     
  12. Michael Hanson

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    Hi, Of all the people I thought would have had one! Good luck with the fund raising. Mike
     
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    beno Injection pump.... argh...... Supporting Vendor Moderator

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    I waste too much money on my 80!
     
  14. Michael Hanson

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    I have too many cruisers to have extra money for the 5 speed , but one day... Mike