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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Dang, I’m usually ok with my half-@ss work but then I look at one of these threads and get both depressed (with myself) and impressed (with the builder). Those yellow wax line thingys remind me of the seals used on important letters 😆.
@wngrog had that color matched to the truck.
 

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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.

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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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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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