2F from 86 FJ60 to 78 FJ40?

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  1. 85fr16

    85fr16

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    I have a chance at a 2F from a 86 FJ60, will this go into my 78 FJ40 without much trouble? Are the clutches the same?
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    FJ40Jim The Cruiser Whisperer SILVER Star

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    Yes, the long block is interchangeable. You may need to swap manifolds, bellhousing, motor mounts, accessory brackets, heater pipes...

    That is a good upgrade, because the 85-87 2F has all the best/final upgrades before development stopped.
     
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    Whats the history (health) of the 60 motor?
     
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    JimC (FJ40Jim) knows his stuff - listen to him.

    I put a 83 FJ60 2F into a 1976 FJ55.

    The biggest problem I had was having to source a fairly obscure water pump to fit - no other real problems besides that - oh, and did upgrade from a ballast resistor to a real coil and ignitor (I think I got that right).

    But, I'm told a 40 has more room so the water pump problem for me might not be a problem for you.
     
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    It does have ample room.........
     
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