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Well we started with a 100 and then 80 thread so I thought this would be a good time to start a 40 thread seeing as I have a question that many of you can probably confirm.

Extensive reading has enlightened me that a 60 model gear reduction starter is an excellent upgrade for my 40 BUT are all year model 60 starters the same? Threads discuss a direct bolt on application? So will any year work?

EDIT: Start here with questions on 40 Series

http://hugh4prez.nate-online.com/Cruiser and M416 Manuals/2F Engine.pdf 2F FSM

https://forum.ih8mud.com/40-55-series-tech/118417-purchasing-fj-40-fj-40-b-u-y-e-r-s-g-u-i-d-e-f-q.html Buyers FAQ guide


https://forum.ih8mud.com/40-55-series-tech/59885-best-year-40-faq.html#post679958 Best Year FAQ

http://www.searchtempest.com/results.php?location=84049&maxDist=400&region_us=1&search_string=fj40&keytype=adv&Region=na&cityselect=zip&page=0&showeb=1&category=8&subcat=sss&minAsk=min&maxAsk=max FJ40 Search engine

https://forum.ih8mud.com/40-55-series-tech/13205-f-q-frequently-asked-questions-f-q-updated-28-jul-09-a.html More FAQ

https://forum.ih8mud.com/40-55-series-tech/268944-fj40-price-guide.html funny price guide.....but also ALOT of truth
 
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It is my understanding that all are the same. 80-87.

Make sure you take an old crappy non-gear starter with you to buy the new one so you don't get tagged with a core charge.
 
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Awesome. Didn't know about the core charge. I will unbolt it wed. When I get home and out of this heat! Rob is ordering the new one. Thanks Nolan
 

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I think MEMcruiser could start the 60 thread, but he'd be posting alone! :lol:

I helped a guy in Wisconsin go to a gear reduction starter. While it sounds like a Jeep starting, it fired right up. Next time my starter dies in my 40 I'm doing this, they bolt right up.
 
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Bomar said:
Hey there are a few of us with 60's left.
I love my 62. Been driving it with out AC all spring/summer. Ran into another 62 owner at Autozone last week. I asked him if he was on mud. and he said he was then asked if I knew MEMCruiser. Felt like total dork.
 
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I love my 62. Been driving it with out AC all spring/summer. Ran into another 62 owner at Autozone last week. I asked him if he was on mud. and he said he was then asked if I knew MEMCruiser. Felt like Lenny's Y'at ass.
Fixed.


Someone is abusing their gay mod powers...
 
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Great idea! Next will be the 60-series thread, right?!
Well. It kinda is about 60 according to the first post... lawl


I love my 62. Been driving it with out AC all spring/summer. Ran into another 62 owner at Autozone last week. I asked him if he was on mud. and he said he was then asked if I knew MEMCruiser. Felt like total dork.
Mark Heckle?
 

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Great thread Shush.

If 40's are the same as my 62 then there is one bolt and one stud with a nut holding it on. The stud sometimes comes out rather than the nut coming off of the stud. If this happens, you can double nut the stud to get the nut off and then thread the stud back in there. Having a stud to hang the starter on really helps with instal, the starter being all 50 lbs like Jes correctly said.

Yes, the above paragraph, could be helpful to future new guys who are addressing starter install but will in fact give CLC plenty of fodder with which to make this thread completely worthless......
 
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thanks for the info. Greg...I plan to get under my truck to inspect after work. First time to do more than sigh as I walk past it in over a month!!!! Will definitely use the stud trick. Andy did his last week so I have picked his brain for dos and don'ts as well.

I can't say squat about keeping this purely 40 tech as I have, regretably, aided others in ruining a few good threads....I now understand your pain as a mod trying to keep all us keedds in line.
 

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Installing a 60 series gear reduction starter in a 40 was pretty easy. You will need an angle socket driver to easily get to the bolt on the top and bottom of the starter. You do not need to attach the extra ground wire that comes attached to the GR starter. Just unhook the battery, unhook the small line from the ignition to the starter, unscrew the big line from the battery to the starter. Unscrew the bolt on the top and bottom while holding on to the heavy sucka. Put GR starter on in reverse. It sounds totally different but starts much easier.
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awesome...thanks for the step by step Andy....Rob is ordering another brand for mine..Bosch is back ordered so when it gets here I'll holla for that wrench.

it sound throatier?
 
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im hoping to have a new starter....via Rob....tomorrow or Tuesday so I am running again.

also finishing some paint on the quarters so I can put the diamond plate back on.
I have the rear ICON seat to install and some cutting to do to get the bumperettes and tow reciever off the rear. In planning this I realized I have:

1. Jeff's impact driver
2. Lash's rivet gun

I hope to be done with both and able to get them back to ya'll......sorry


this is way overpriced but some of the 80 guys (sans Chris) need a 40.....1976 Toyota FJ 40 Land Cruiser
 
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