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Buick V6 to 2F Conversion

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by timp, Mar 12, 2004.

  1. timp

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    I have a '73 FJ-40 that has a Buick V6 conversion. I have purchased a fairly solid 2F for $200 that I would like to put into my Cruiser. My problem is that I don't know what was removed for the V6 conversion that will need to be reinstalled. Also, I would like to know any common problems with 2Fs that I should look at before I install it.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Rice

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    Can't help just yet ... can you give some more information. We'd need to know mainly what kind of conversion it has. Are you still running stock 3 speed or is there some other tranny? Is there an adapter plate?

    Thanks,
    Rice
     
  3. timp

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    It still has the stock tranny and there is an adapter plate.
     
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    probably the motor mounts and the mount on the rt rear was removed. could have a diff. radiator. if the transfer didn't end up in the stock location, the driveshafts could be the wrong length. do you have a three speed? Does the 2F have a three speed bellhousing or four speed?
     
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    Easy swap. Better yet build that V-6. I've got a video of a Grand National pulling over 1000 hp with that motor.
     
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    The transmission is a 3 speed. I think the transfer case is in the stock location. I think the 2f has the 4 speed bellhousing. I can probably still get the tranny and transfer case from the donor FJ. Does anyone know where I can find picture of the motor mounts so I can see if they are still on my frame?
     
  7. HI^C

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    Where are you located? i am sure i would give you hand if i knew you were close.

    any pics?

    interested in the V6 possibly.

    i like the buick v6.
    Gumby pass that video and links a such, i am researchin info on that motor for another project. along with the supercharged and non supercharged 3100 series V6.
     
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    "Better yet build that V-6."

    Talk about polishing a turd......

    But hey,

    Good luck!

    -Steve
     
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    The 4.3L V6 is OK, but there is something about the torque of the 2F straight six when you're crawling up a trail that inspires confidence. I think you are on the way to putting your Cruiser back to where it ought to be...

    Mike S
     
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    Yup, it's kinda a turd. After all it did come stock in a Heep at one time. This, howeve, is one seriously polished turd.

    http://fasttrackperformance.com/page5/Chow movie files/ChrisTTGN.wmv

    Check out the rest of ClubCivic.com's vids. Very much not our thing, but if we had even a portion of that many Cruiser vids, i'd be a pig in slop. for that matter www.fasttrackperfomance.com has a bunch too.

    I would dig a 4.3L TBI cruiser. I think I might do one over a 2F. You could gear that thing to the moon with about a third of the wieght of a 2F and more HP. Dunno that i would put that much effort in the Buick V6, but maybe if I already had one and I could find the GNX Turbo parts...
     
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    And then watch the bottom end of the engine fly out the pan or out the tail pipe...those things were luckey to last 40K on a set of rod and main bearings..but show me someone that owns one of them, and did not, or has not pounded the piss out of it...fun while they lasted I guess...

    Had a 4.3/700R4/208 in a 84 standard cab pickup..it worked pretty well...

    -Steve
     
  12. HI^C

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    where did you guys end up with the chevy 4.3 v6 in here? lol

    buick v6 231 from about 75-96 or so
    available with supercharger, turbo charger, mpi, and
    just about every other type of fuel injection, in a factory application.
    Available in rwd, fwd, big bellhousing, small bellhousing, just about
    all parts can interchange (from what i understand).
    almost like SBC did is what a buick v6 231 is.

    The odd fire v6 is a dieing breed but diehard heep guys love them
    kind of like f engines and such.

    buddy has that oddfire in his 68 cj5, 420, d18, 4.88 and 37" and he
    lights them up, funny little V6, exhaust sounds alittle weird.
     
  13. HI^C

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    BTW gumby 1000 hp and lost alot with tires burnning on the rollers. SICK

    i like it.