1968 FJ55 Local East Coast Swine Transfer (1 Viewer)

wngrog

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F motor runs well. No concerns. At this point, I'm either going to run what is there and leave it an old school ride with safety upgrades, or go all in next winter with the 2F/H42/Split/3.73 combo from the 60. All or nothing.

That said, if I'm going with the sniper I'm also going to do away with points, etc.

Are headers still available from a vendor? Or, does anyone have any kicking around? I've honestly always preferred an OEM solution over aftermarket headers on other vehicles I've owned. I have a 3FE manifold and down pipes around somewhere too. Still, happy to defer to expert opinion down here if headers are the best answer.

@wngrog I thought it was your Pig build where you found the fan/clutch/water pump combo that worked with the 55 OEM set up? Found it Pig fan with clutch
Yes. It’s a very tight fit with the 2F and
2F fan shroud. Not sure on the F stuff.

Headers. JTOUTFITTERS on eBay.
 

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I was trying to figure out what the Rube Goldberg pump contraption is on the passenger side. I noticed @greenbeast new 68 has the same set up. Found this thread and realize now it's a smog pump. I don't see any reason to keep it, and the sniper is going on.

What do I need to do for the head? Can I cap the air nozzles and leave them there? Pull them out and plug them? Pull the head and do a valve job/seals/oil galley plug? (rabbit hole fast approaching). Any surprises lurking?

It looks like the pump itself runs on a separate belt, so I assume I can just pull the whole thing off without any issues. Correct? Anyone have an unwanted air cleaner bridge that doesn't have the extra nipple on it laying around?
 

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