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7.3L in FJ40

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by 70LCruiser, Dec 14, 2003.

  1. 70LCruiser

    70LCruiser

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    Im goin to be starting another project soo and its gunna be a 7.3L powerstroke in a 70's FJ40. I know there is a topic in the hardcore corner about this, but the guy isnt doing it yet I guess. I was just wondering if anyone else has ever tryed this or has done it. Also what kind of transfer case and axles should i get. I was thinking using all stock F250 T-Case and axles. Im not doing anything yet im just doin research.
     
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    kling-on Kool Arrow

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    nv4500, 205 d60 f/r :cheers: doit it would be cool load as hell and cool :cheers:
     
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    Gus SILVER Star

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    Do it, that would be one of the sweeter conversions I've ever heard of going into a cruiser. Definently go with the NV4500 tranny (if you were to buy a used one, try to find one out of a Dodge diesel, I've heard these units in particular, are quite stout), an Atlas t-case, Dana 60's (cheap & easy to find) or 70's or Mog axles would be pretty cool. Keep us posted if you go ahead with this project.
     
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    Who sells an adapter for the 7.3 PS? It comes with either an auto or the ZF 5 speed, but isn't the transfer divorced, making for a long drive train? Are you running the complete Ford drivetrain with the drivers side drop?

    It should be easier to do on a LWB cruiser than a 40, but good luck and let us know how it goes.

    Dave
     
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    [quote author=Gus link=board=1;threadid=8772;start=msg75640#msg75640 date=1071440797]
    Do it, that would be one of the sweeter conversions I've ever heard of going into a cruiser. Definently go with the NV4500 tranny (if you were to buy a used one, try to find one out of a Dodge diesel, I've heard these units in particular, are quite stout), an Atlas t-case, Dana 60's (cheap & easy to find) or 70's or Mog axles would be pretty cool. Keep us posted if you go ahead with this project.
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    If you get a tranny from a Dodge deisel make SURE it's the NV4500. Not all Dodge deisels had those trannys. I think the switch was around '93 or so. Prior to that was the Getrag and they are supposed to be crap.