Cheapest swap?

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by skokem, Feb 14, 2004.

  1. skokem

    skokem

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    Being a poor recent college grad, I have plenty of time on my hands, but not much cash flow. I got a 69 FJ40 and was wondering what is the cheapest V8 conversion available? I have plenty of access to rebuildable V8's, but need to be able to keep the cost on the conversion to a minimum. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Mace

    Mace rock scientist.. Staff Member s-Moderator

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    If cost is a major consideration,
    Make the f last as long as possible and save.

    It is always a bad idea to skimp when doing a motor swap..

    That being said, most of the cost can be aleviated with sweat..

    how good are you at fabbing stuff?
     
  3. FJ40Dude75

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    350 sm465 tlc 3speed did mine for under a grand
     
  4. HI^C

    HI^C

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    used conversion parts?

    just a suggestion, i believe a few have changed setups and i personally have two complete conversion setups, and trans and transfers i am not using. But are not currently for sale.

    v8 to stock 4 or 3 speed is pretty easy, v8 gm auto is pretty cheap. watch the for sale boards, or ebay, or ask here for conversion parts from others.

    or all gm and run a 205 converted to offset output. or gm with centered rear.
     
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