Thanks Jim I am missing parts to the 3 speed transmission but it looks like it maybe less $ to fix. When I bought the black fj40 the first owner was going to install a T-5 transmission. I have the T-5. The second owner told me all I would need was 39 spline. Since I don’t have a full understanding and since I am new on working on the FJ40, I don’t want to make some costly mistakes and if there is no benefit. Also on the 3 speed transmission and tc I have possibly a missing transmission gear, no linkage or gear shifts. I had a 63 fj40 with v8 & 4 speed Muncie So I used work on it, but I use to lean on my Dad and Uncle who were Very savvy on vehicle repairs. That was 46 years ago. Grateful for advice3 speed bought and paid for, but not synchronized. 4 speed tranny cost coin, plus new adapter bellhousing cost, plus re-do drive shafts, plus gear kit to use 3 speed T.C. with 4 speed tranny, plus drive shaft flange differences (translation=$$$$$).
Let me know when you have switched to the 4 speed transmission curious about outcome and cost.I have a 1972 3 speed trans/tcase combo in perfect working order that I will probably junk in the spring, as there was not much previous interest when I posted. You would be welcome to it... of course it's in southern Idaho! LOL
I am swapping for a 4 speed. The daily drive comfort level will be worth the extra coin I spent.
I think I'm into it about $1100 for bellhousing and clutch set and a few odds and ends. I bought the Fj40 speed right after I bought the vehicle, it was the least expensive way to go, and the "yodas" on this site say that the factory 4 speed is the most friendly daily driver option. I will keep you posted on the install!Let me know when you have switched to the 4 speed transmission curious about outcome and cost.
I bought a 72 fj40 with a 3 speed transmission with tc but it was all apart. Do I keep the 3 peed or do I purchase a 1974 fj40 transmission with tc ? Any pros or cons.