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  1. Robert Franzke

    Whats the Factory FJ60 A/C system Supposed to Sound Like?

    Stupid thing here. '84 FJ60. A/C system completely redone by PO through LandCruiser Specialists down in Austin Texas with AFAIK factory parts. A/C works great, but has always had this odd groan to it when it runs. Sounds like a loud condenser fan whirring or something. I just always thought...
  2. Robert Franzke

    Wanted  WTB - Set of 5 Original Steel FJ40 Wheels

    Would like to get a set of FJ40 Steelies with clips for my FJ60. Let me know what you have. Thanks.
  3. Robert Franzke

    Toyota 90915-YZZD3 Oil Filter

    Don't flame me here. I know this has been covered a 100 times but wanted some current opinions on what folks thought about the 90915-YZZD3 filter for a stock 2F motor. Reading around the forums on the subject, it seems folks say it will work OK but a larger WIX 51773 would be better than the...
  4. Robert Franzke

    1984 FJ60 Oil Pan and Gasket

    Easy one here. Replacing my oil pan gasket. Was going to just use my existing pan, but looking at it reveals some bowing on the pan lip around the bolt holes so considering a new pan to ensure best I can no leaks. Thinking I was going to use my original pan I purchased gasket P/N 12151-61010. I...
  5. Robert Franzke

    Distributor Breaker Plate Movement

    '84 desmogged FJ60. I am replacing my non-functioning vacuum advancer with a working one I got from @4Cruisers. Got the old one out but before I put the new one in, I wanted to make sure the breaker plate assembly moved properly. To test this I was just pulling back on the pin the advancer arm...
  6. Robert Franzke

    Charging Trailer Batteries

    I have a little Bantam T3-C trailer I restored that I pull behind my FJ60: I want to add a battery setup to it that I can use to power things while I am at camp. I don't really know much about how that's done. Here is what I want to be able to do: 1. When towing the trailer, I want the...
  7. Robert Franzke

    Adding HAC Back Into Desmogged 2F

    As the world melts down with Corona Virus, it seems my Cruiser is going to get a bit of a respite from its normal daily driving duties as I am forced by management at work to stay home the rest of March. I am going to take this opportunity to not only try my best to escape contracting this...
  8. Robert Franzke

    Why Couldn't/Wouldn't Toyota Produce Throwback FJ60 Type Vehicle For The United States Market Today

    I have often wondered why it is an FJ60 body on frame, solid axle type vehicle could not be produced today. It seems to me that a vehicle like this would sell like crazy in the US if it were produced today. Maybe updated with a few modern things like fuel injection, ABS, etc. With the way Jeeps...
  9. Robert Franzke

    2F Carb Sight Glass Leaking/Hard Cold Starts

    Wondering here how important it is that the carb sight glass be sealed well. My carb sight glass seems to leak fuel pretty good. During the cold months, it seems like fuel leaks out of the carb via this sight glass when the truck sits. When I go to start it in the morning, it takes about 5...
  10. Robert Franzke

    Driver Side Emissions Rack for HAC Pics

    I recently was gifted an HAC valve and the brackets that carry it by @SgtChase. Wanting to put back the HAC setup on my desmogged '84 and having trouble finding pics of how and where the HAC was mounted from the factory. I believe it was located on the driver side inner fender along with the...
  11. Robert Franzke

    Anyone in California (Or Elsewhere) Familiar with This source for 2F Aisin Carbs?

    Ran across this ad today browsing local LC stuff here in Dallas: https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/pts/d/canoga-park-toyota-land-cruiser-fj60/7031471092.html Anyone familiar with this outfit for 2F rebuilt carbs? Legit? Reliable rebuilds? Corsetti Cruisers maybe? Didn't think he sold parts but...
  12. Robert Franzke

    Radiator Seems to Have Finally Given Up the Ghost - Possible Split In Lower Tank

    So got home tonight and noticed coolant on the garage floor. Got under the truck and see a drip coming of the radiator just below the over flow bottle. Thought maybe the bottle had split but I felt under it and cannot feel and coolant under it. I got under the truck again and notice the radiator...
  13. Robert Franzke

    Old Parts from Lift Install - What to do with this stuff?

    Any reason to hang on to the old springs, shackles, spring pins, U-bolts, etc. left from installing an OME lift? The stock springs were fairly flat but otherwise in pretty good shape. My truck always had a lean on the driver side which seemed to be sourced from the rear. I don't think there is...
  14. Robert Franzke

    HAC System Effectiveness

    Hello all. Recently back from a 1800 mile trip in the cruiser to the mountains. She did pretty good overall, but was a dog at higher elevations as one would expect. Seems timing advance is cure for high altitude situations. I did not have timing lights and such with me to adjust all that so...
  15. Robert Franzke

    FJ60 Original Spare Tire

    So I recently got some new tires for my FJ60. I replaced the tired spare as well. The tire that came off of the spare wheel looks as though its never been on the ground. The tire shop seems to think this tire is actually an original factory spare. Does anyone have any idea what tires came stock...
  16. Robert Franzke

    Knuckle Rebuild - Real Time Tips

    Hello all. In the middle of my knuckle rebuild, '84 FJ60. Wanted to use this thread as sort of a real-time help thread while I do this, so I can sort of post questions of things I am unsure about while doing this. Got one side torn down today. The grease in here was like clay and the inner axle...
  17. Robert Franzke

    Ideas for Moving Front Axle Around Shop Easily

    Doing some significant work on the cruiser (at least for me). OME lift, Knuckle rebuild. I wanted to completely remove the front axle out from under the truck to get better access to it to be able to degrease and clean it up some. Maybe some paint. Got everything torn down and axle free ready to...
  18. Robert Franzke

    Any Parts Availability Situations Sidelining A 60 Series for Good?

    With the current state of parts availability between OEM outlets, used parts dealers, and aftermarket 60 series parts vendors, are there any situations which would sideline a 60 series for good due to lack of parts availability? Just curious if anyone has come across a situation where their...
  19. Robert Franzke

    60 Series Rear Badging

    Some of you may have seen I recently restored the 4WD emblem on the back of my '84. Seen here: https://forum.ih8mud.com/threads/small-thing-60-series-4wd-emblem-background-colors.1131883/ I came across a photo while researching things for this restoration that shows what appears to be a 1981...
  20. Robert Franzke

    BVSV Coolant Leak?

    So in the last 4-5 months have completed some cooling system work to my '84 60 series. This included new WP, fan, fan clutch, all new front hoses, etc. As the weather has gotten warmer, I have noticed some coolant drops on the front timing cover periodically. I cannot really figure out where...
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