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    For Sale  Orlando, FL - 1979 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser

    I'm selling my US spec 1979 FJ40 Land Cruiser. Motor and drive train are all original as far as I know and work like new. Transmission and transfer case were both just rebuilt and I had the head and valves done last year. HEI distributer, electric fuel pump, manual steering box new last year...
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    Need Help Deciphering

    Hey Guys, Can someone give me a little insight as to some of the differences between an American spec FJ40 and the South American FJ40s? Also why the values seem to be so much less on the Non US spec FJ40s? Any help is much appreciated here, I can see that some of the Non US specs have a diesel...
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    Coolant leak, need some advice

    Hello all, I need some assistance on identifying a leak on my 79 FJ40. I noticed what appears to be a coolant or coolant/oil leak coming from what appears to be the bottom of the exhaust manifold. Kind of a strange place to see that there, my concern is that I had some head work completed...
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    Question about voltage

    Hey all, Had been having voltage issues for awhile now, battery wasn't charging, misfiring, plugs fowled etc etc. Anyway, I have replaced the alternator and voltage regulator (which I discovered melted down). Can anyone tell me what type of voltage numbers should I be seeing coming off of the...
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    Full Soft Doors for Factory Soft Top

    Hello all, Question, I have a factory soft top on my 79 FJ40. I want to run a full soft door set that fits with the OEM soft top setup. I have a set of Best Top half doors that work fine but the Best Top full doors I have don't fit right at the top due to how the factory bow section curves...
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    Need Help Identifying Correct Part Name

    Hello All, Do any of you know the correct name for these clips? They are the retainer clips that hold/stabilize the throw out bearing to the fork. I just noticed that the incorrect clips are on mine and I need to order them. Also if anyone has an idea where to order these that would be great...
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    1979 FJ40 4 Speed Trans Question

    Hello fellow gear heads, Just recently did a rebuild on my Transfer case, when we re-installed everything I am finding it harder to change transmission gears (1st-4th) while driving. We didn't touch the transmission other than to disconnect and drain the old fluid, but other than that we didn't...
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    Factory Soft Top Height Question

    Hello All, I have a 79 FJ40 that I am interested in putting a factory style soft top and bow kit on very soon. My only concern is the height of my FJ and clearance through my garage door, as right now with a bikini top it is close already. Can you tell me with the factory soft top hardware and...
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    Stock Brake Proportioning Valve Adjustment?

    Hey Guys, I have read through a bunch of threads on this topic but can't seem to find the simple answer. I have a 79 FJ40 with front discs and drum rear, recently I have been noticing when I have to lay into the brakes the rear drums lock up pretty easily. I know there is a stock proportioning...
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    Oil Cooling System Question

    Hello All, I purchased my 79 FJ40 a few weeks ago, my truck has the oil cooling system on the side of the block. After further inspection I realized that the "cooling portion" of that system is bypassed, in other words the coolant from the engine is not circulating through the oil cooler. I live...
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    Replacing Steering Rag Joint with Solid U-Joint - Need Advice Please!!!

    Hello all, I know this topic has been addressed in many forms in the past. I have a 79 FJ40 with a manual stock steering box. Now I also know from some other responses to my questions that these vehicles are more revered for their off-road capabilities and not their highway ride and control...
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