1HD-FTE last of the good toyota six. That BJ would drive really well and literally pull a house down! Very neat looking conversion too.
They fetch between $8500 to $12000 AUD around here. Probably worth it in a good BJ but I could not justify in our 40 series so 12HT at only 30HP less...
This is fantastic in so many ways. Nothing like a good original family vehicle, especially a 40 series!
As others have alluded to, just make sure major condensation hasn't got into the fuel tank or engine. Definitely drain the fuel and I be very surprised if carby not need new gaskets...
Might not be much wrong with that H motor!
Before pulling it down, remove the rocker cover and check coolant is not leaking out on top of the head as have five little expansion/freeze plugs in there.
These can be replaced without removing the head or manifolds.
H motor has dry liners and run pre chambers. I still have two running here in a 45's (one with turbo fitted.)
They're notorious for cracking per chambers and heads. The block is usually quite durable.
I'm finding them a bit harder to get parts for than compared to 2H. 2H has same...
You have done really well to keep the original charm on this build. I have seen so many nice old cruisers ruined here in Aus and I was concerned this was heading the same way at first. Put me down as one who likes it!
Plenty of practical planning there to make it user friendly too. :cool:
More on the 45 series..
Cooked 2H boat anchor extracted and a few parts such as engine mounts, thermostat housing, new water pump and power steering pump swapped onto 12 HT.
A new input spigot bearing was fitted and in hind sight I should have also replaced rear main oil seal as now weeping...
I just measured a 93 model HZJ75 troopy draglink (relay rod) and it looks really close.
I plan to redo mine this way as not like anything non standard around steering.
I'll probably buy all new components as available at reasonable cost.
Just found this photo of the terrible day our HJ47 got away from my old man. He was not hurt.
Our property is quite steep in places (Over 3000ft above sea level) so there is always risk of vehicles running away should hand brake fail or jump out of gear.
The 47 shot over the edge of a...
I used the 60 end on mine. Cut the drag link, grafted into a heavy wall pipe with plug welds. Probably not really recommended from engineering point of view. They get a bit touchy about steering components.
It's a pain as 40 series are shorter in length.
The gauge has ended up uderdash for now. Dodgy as but works.
She does get a bit warm when abusing the engine. WOT long on hill 700c and long gradual incline (gaining speed) nudged 750c.
Bit dangerous for an older engine but can live with it till I get time to reset the boost and pump...
This thread may jump around a bit as for time frame...
I've been towing our plant trailer with this 12HT engine (goes ok except I've noticed oil pressure dropping few psi on long climbs when pushed)
Time for an EGT gauge.
These manifolds have a divider in effect which must be...
Wow. That's actually really poor on two fronts. Given where I live, In past 30 odd years I've only had one mishap similar to that but was a rewound 480V motor.
You have photos for evidence, they need to pack and send new items quickly and decide if return of old is even warranted.
One of the other (better 45 series) for future restoration.
I"m third owner of this ex RFS 45 series. The body and chassis are very good however the previous owner pushed her a bit to hard with that turbo set up and killed the head plus broke a few piston rings. The steering and swivels...