Builds 1978 FJ40 Mustard Yellow - almost perfect thread. (3 Viewers)

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Folks, this thread is about to get busy this week…….

Assembly time for the front using my favorite knuckle kit via @orangefj45 …. Sumo Gear.

Auburn LSDs front and rear

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Yea bummer. I was planning to fly up this morning and meet the guys for lunch. We started our climb out from TLH and I noticed the oil temp was abnormally hot and then almost immediately started seeing some warning lights. No bueno. We turned around and headed back to the field. It seems like a sensor because the rest of the engine temps looked fine and nothing was otherwise abnormal. The only two flights I have ever cancelled with this plane were to Memphis to see Rotunda. Oh well, try again next week.
 

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Cool, all looks fantastic (and very familiar as I work to restore my 78 FJ40).

What a great thread and even better friendships! I wish we all lived closer to share ideas and compare work.

Cheers
 

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I’ve been slacking on the updates but here’s a few pics.

To stay period-correct, we’re using a dome piston head (with larger valves and milled for compression)…

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Factory dome pistons are long-discontinued, so we are using Jim C’s custom Wiseco 1.5mm over Big Boys, which we’re putting in a late-FJ60 block…

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More to follow as it comes together…
 

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I’ve been slacking on the updates but here’s a few pics.

To stay period-correct, we’re using a dome piston head (with larger valves and milled for compression)…

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Factory dome pistons are long-discontinued, so we are using Jim C’s custom Wiseco 1.5mm over Big Boys, which we’re putting in a late-FJ60 block…

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More to follow as it comes together…
Beautiful!! Are you putting RTV on both sides of the oil pan gasket and all around the whole thing?
 

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Yeah the power steering taps I knew, was wondering if maybe it had different/better coolant passages or something like that.
 

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That is a great question. @iptman - I didn't mean to come off snarky. Just what I knew of off hand, along with some head changes. However, I too, would be curious to know if there are improvements to the 2F block over the years other than cosmetics. From what I can find in my FSM's the details are identical in a 76 2F as they are in an 82 2F.
 

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