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      Downey replied to the thread Frivolous stuff from 1975.
      Big Deal made our first catalog ever, cartoon at top of varnished decal boards was on the front cover, and that "big bearded guy" behind the steering wheel was big deal himself. He made our first catalog in trade for us rebuilding his Landcruiser...
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      Just oblong the hole in our aluminum top plate- - -easy deal. Make sure you point the float arm rearward, towards back of tank, on center line of the tank.
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      Downey replied to the thread Frivolous stuff from 1975.
      Knuckle47, ok going back to your varnished decal boards, and you wondering how many of those companies might still be in business, here's what I know: Custom Gas Tanks- - -not in business, at least not under that name. Score International- -...
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      The 5.3 will need a 40 pulse VSS, if you have the 10 spline transfer-case I have the VSS you will need (see my ebay #255772114242). If you have the 16 or 19 spline transfer-case you will have to get the similar item from Stealth Conversions.
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      Downey replied to the thread Are these FJ steelies?.
      I could be wrong, but the white pin striping tells me they are not Landcruiser rims ???
    • Downey
      Downey replied to the thread Frivolous stuff from 1975.
      Neat to see Downey was so well represented
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      During my now many years of retirement I have not kept up with the Sanderson Headers, but back in the day they made Block Huggers and Ultra Block Huggers. Most block huggers on market stuck out 4-5" from cylinder head, ultra block huggers only...
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      Yep, get some additional steel rod, then: You can use Everbilt Aluminum Ferrule Clamps, put 2 rods into clamp, either hammer tight, or tighten in vise. You can use 1/8" zinc plated wire rope clamps, they come in a 2 pack, just tighten nuts. You...
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      When we needed good 1985-86 FJ60 smog components for Federal testing we were doing in 1998 (now 12-13 year old smog components), we couldn't find any that were not already roached. We literally had to epoxy one piece together to conduct the...
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      1. You can adapt a stock sender into my tank, but (a) you will have to modify the length of the float arm since the 22 gallon tank is deeper, and (b) you will want to mount the sender so that the float arm is pointing straight rearward (pointing...
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      Are they the 1" plate only, or do they include any of the shafts ???
    • Downey
      How do I contact your guy Mark ???
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      Give me righteous price John
    • Downey
      I'm still very much in the used Chevota parts restoration business, I'm interested in buying used front and rear Chevota motor mounts. I'm also interested in any Downey 1" thick auto tranny adapters ( I know, I won't hold my breath on the 1"...
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      Downey replied to the thread SOLD FJ40 Gas Pedal.
      Okie dokie, determine postage to Brea, Cali 92821, lemme know, then give me your email address so I can PayPal funds- -easy deal
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      Downey replied to the thread SOLD FJ40 Gas Pedal.
      since the top is broken (needs repair & welding) I'd go 20 bucks, lemme know.
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      Downey replied to the thread Parabolic springs?.
      one of the common mistake guys make is using the same stiffness/valving of shock on the rear as they use on the front. You have extremely heavy engine on front end, empty bed on rear end, sooooo stiff rear shocks gives you a buck board, rear end...
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      Downey replied to the thread New to me fj40.
      back in the 1960,s-early 1970,s guys would convert to Saginaw manual steering because (a) nobody made P.S.pump mounting brackets for the stock 6 cylinders, and (b) even Saginaw manual gear boxes eliminated some of the undesirable middle men in...
    • Downey
      Your tbi injection advances and retards the timing , so you’d use a distributor that has all the timing features removed.
    • Downey
      Downey replied to the thread AA Style Propeller Mount Advice.
      Correct, the cases of damaged motor mounts I've heard of were at the center (bellhousing) motor mounts.
    • Downey
      Downey replied to the thread AA Style Propeller Mount Advice.
      Do not 3 point motor mount (engine/bellhousing/transfer-case), your hot riveted frame is way too flexible and will rip out some of that motor mounting when you get into off camber off road terrain.
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      No, but it was a custom made Downey bearing retainer. Unfortunately your adapter plate is just about useless without that bearing retainer, actually your plate is useless because zero Landcruiser owners are doing V8 swaps with 3 speed trannys...
    • Downey
      Time to look at my ebay #254835033864, but mud guys do not buy from me on ebay, I merely send a PayPal invoice. This is the heavier duty Downey rear mount (AA is 3/8" thick, Downey is 1/2" thick), totally refurbished
    • Downey
      Downey replied to the thread AA Style Propeller Mount Advice.
      Know that using this mount does not stress the transfer-case, the case keeps it's strength, the mount keeps it's strength, then when you bolt the two together they support each other making each other stronger- - -very simple engineering theory.
    • Downey
      It’s an adapter plate used for 3 speed tranny to Chevy v8 engine, but missing the special bearing retainer that should go with it
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