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    Builds 1977 Freeborn Red FJ40 Patina Build

    I was able to modify the fuel tank breather line and extend it up to the front passenger wheel well. That fixed the fuel dumping issue on steep inclines. It's geared so low it will go down The Hill at our lake property without touching the brakes. And it will go up The Hill without touching the...
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    For Sale *Price Drop* LHD Restored 1985 BJ74 - 13BT Turbo Diesel

    Interested in a trade?
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    For Sale 2H turbo Diesel Motor and H55F 5 speed

    I wouldn’t hold your breathe. OP hasn’t posted in this thread since Feb 17. Also, Dallas is shut down because of Coronavirus. I expect @rivrat will be back around once the pandemic slows down and things get back to “normal.”
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    Springtail MPAC 1977 FJ40 Build

    Are you selling these drawer systems for the FJ40?
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    Builds 1977 Freeborn Red FJ40 Patina Build

    Thanks so much! The fabricator did a really good job. I used a Solo Performance Stealth series muffler, which is really quiet. The gears are much louder than the exhaust! It should also pair nicely if I ever swap to a 2H or 12HT diesel.
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    Builds 1977 Freeborn Red FJ40 Patina Build

    Also, thank you for the compliment on the white wheels! I vacillated between white, black, and grey.
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    Builds 1977 Freeborn Red FJ40 Patina Build

    That's what Kurt at Cruiser Outfitters recommended when I purchased the ARB lockers. In hindsight, I should have kept the 4.10s or even gone to 3.70s. It will definitely go to 3.70s if/when I swap to diesel. But right now it's got an H55F, 1.1:1 High, 4:1 Low, and 4.56 diff gears. I'm trying...
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    Builds 1977 Freeborn Red FJ40 Patina Build

    Agreed. I think it's the t-case gears. They were loud as hell yesterday. But they seem to be breaking in. They're not as loud today.
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    Builds 1977 Freeborn Red FJ40 Patina Build

    My fabricator finished the 3" exhaust and skid plate yesterday morning. After buttoning up a few items, I took it for a shakedown run out to the lake. I put about 60 miles of mixed driving on it and I'm getting a LOT of gear whine at highway speeds. I'm not sure if it's the H55F, the...
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    Builds 1977 Freeborn Red FJ40 Patina Build

    Yeah, with the H55F, split case, and rear parking drum, it’s pretty short. I think it was about 17” flange-to-flange. But the guys at Tom Woods DS weren’t concerned about it.
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    Builds 1977 Freeborn Red FJ40 Patina Build

    Sorry it's been so long since my last update. I was battling a coolant leak FOREVER. I finally swapped over to the late-model 4-bolt style upper and lower thermostat housing, which solved the problem. It's finally out of the garage... ...and in the fabrication shop getting an exhaust and...
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    For Sale 2H turbo Diesel Motor and H55F 5 speed

    How much for just the 2H engine? Local pickup.
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    mounting question for 12ht/2h into a 40.

    Thx! I blatantly stole them from...someone. ‘Can’t remember who. :rofl:
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    mounting question for 12ht/2h into a 40.

    Another question - I have the HJ47 aluminum bellhousing. I need the braces that reinforce the bellhousing at the sides of the 2H/12HT. Can I use the braces from an HJ75 or HJ60? Or are the bellhousing braces HJ47 specific? Edit: I did more research and the part numbers are the same...
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    8274 Winch Mounting Plate

    Looks awesome!
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