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    Who would you buy your 3rd member from?

    Im overseas right now and my DD is down in need of a third. I need to get one asap so my mini is up and running. Nothing fancy just an open diff. truck is only wheeled for work, rarely and always gently. My mechanic had a look at the truck when I left, need to get it sorted so when I return...
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    3member help needed for my autocrapic slushbox, need a good vendor with smqrts and go

    1987, 22RE auto 4 runner Dropped off to my friend while on vacation to have diagnosis. I knew the rear had been on its way south but its very very loud now and time to replace. Who has the best drop in 3rds for the $? Truck has 220k so I dont want to spend a pile now. When I sell the Fj...
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    I need a transplant bumper and eventually a rear bumper

    Long time owner of my classy 87 4runner. I want to pull a larger motorcycle trailer eventually. I have a 4 banger and an auto right now. Its ok with just my race bike and pit bike in an open trailer but eventually I'm going enclosed if I don't kill myself on the track. What are my EASIEST...
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    For Sale 1978 FJ-40 in Maryland

    This was my baby... but I'm getting tired of not being able to spend what I want on it and all the other expensive hobbies I've got. The truck is pretty much 100% mechanically fit. 1978 inline six, 4speed with rear powertrax locker. Its still a project to me BUT one you can drive and enjoy...
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    Rear Disc brake problems

    My pal in WV has installed a set of Monte Carlo calipers on his late 70's Fj-40. Front end is disc of course. Factory booster and master cylinder. The problem is he has very little rear brake pressure. I've not seen the setup in person but he tells me he has added a proportioning valve...
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    Do I need to retard...advancing vs. temperature

    Well I am a bit retarded on this subject... Advance on a 2F and temperature is what I'm interested in. Well this is a question regarding advance on my 79 2f. desmogged with newly redone head, cooling system, fan clutch, radiator etc. I've narrowed my problem to either advance or lean...
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    Very discouraged over temperatures

    It's been a little while since I've been here, many family issues however. I've got this 78-ish truck, new radiator (radiatorbarn.com), rebuilt head, toyota h20 pump and fan clutch, thermo(195ish??). The works basically. this thing runs fine around town, temp is 180-190 max. As soon as I get...
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    Seeking Employment VA- Soils consultant, AOSE

    Seeking fulltime work with an engineering firm or piece work for my current company. Looking for soils work in Northern VA, I'm licensed with the state under VDH and soon to be DPOR for perk testing, alternative septic design etc. I primarily work in Loudoun and Fauquier counties but can work...
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    AA bellhousing... what type of clutch needed?

    A buddy of mine got a new AA bellhousing and needs a clutch setup. the engine is a SBC and the tranny is a late model 4 speed. 78 maybe? I figured he needs a pressure plate for a SBC but the disc would have to fit the toyota spline on the trans. What type of setup does he need and can we...
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    Freeborn Red 40 spotted in Lovettsville VA...

    Nice truck! I saw you turning on 287N from 9 on Tuesday evening. Great ride are you local? I'm looking for a few folks to ride with this summer.
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    speedo correction revisited...gearheads only:)

    I pulled the trigger the other week and ordered a new "gear, driven" plastic speedo gear. I saw the gear listed on an oem parts list post a few weeks ago. I dropped it in an no movement, I hope I've not stripped the teeth off in the 4mile test run. This is what you get when you don't do your...
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    Thump thump crunch bang

    I've been working out bugs on this thing for some time now and one concern I've had is how much thumping and banging I have coming from what I believe to be the suspension. Brief summary. 1978 FJ-40, older BDS lift springs (torn down rebushed), new bushings for the shackles and such. 4" lift...
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    Gas heater for the Junker???

    It's been a while since I've had a good question to throw up at you fuddermuckers. I've been dooped over a minor heater hose issue last month and threw in the towel on the rear heater for a bit to tend to motorcycle pampering. I'm an old air cooled vw guy and many of you may know about the...
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    oem fan belt #? headed to dealer in 20min...

    My dealer ordered me two fan belts, both same size... too small. I don't have the numbers handy. Anyone know the oem number for a 78-79 2F engine?? I'm adding the pwer steering pump today with a dorry bracket, and was told the same belt will work. Is that true? If not how should I...
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    Picking up a new tub, questions on removal etc

    I've got another tub lined up as mine is quite a mess. It's on a bent frame currently. front end damage to the frame. My frame has been repaired at the rear perches by a PO. I don't know how good of a job they did. i could get another decent frame for $200 bucks which is a good deal but...
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    help I'm leaking... rear heater blues. 1978

    Man oh man, I've been having a dickens of a time getting my rear heater installed. I've had the tank and seat in and out 4x's now. The brass tubing has taken a few shots over the years and I've shortened them a few times now. I've tightened down my hose clamps several times and keep getting...
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    Locker up in the front

    I've finally gotten back on the road after a long hard winter. I'm putting my power steering on tomorrow, I'm got a 78 2F with a saginaw pump and mini-truck box. My birfs and axles up front stock (hd ones the is summer maybe) and I'm running a 285 75 16" tire size (approx32-33"). I want to...
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    cold valve lash setting???????

    Oh yes, I know it needs to be done hot. I'm reassembling this new head and its all been thrown outta wack. So I'm starting over from scratch. Cold lash to start out with for timing, tuning etc. Once it's hot I'm going to go back in the valve cover and adjust hot. So add .004 to each...
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    Nut size needed for valve adjustment

    Hey guys I'm headed to Napa in a few minutes and wanted to know the nut size for the adjusters found on my rocker assembly. I want to buy that nifty little valve adjustment tool. Is it a 17mm??? 1978 2F engine. ADDED LATER: who sells these wrenches with the crewdriver thingy on them...
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    where is my backup light switch???

    1987 22RE Auto, I've crawled underneath and looked for this little guy and can't see where it is! I bought a switch from toyota a few years ago and it looks identical to the one in my FJ-40... I wonder if they ordered one for the Fj-40 instead of my 4runner. It's happened before. Are these...
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