FJ55 Update

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I installed the rebuilt 2F engine, trying to sort out the correct water pump and alternator bracket. It was completely disassembled when I got it. I’ll reseal the transfer case and hopefully the clutch arrives this week. Planning on a Holley Sniper upgrade and Willwood front disc brakes.

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Is that the engine that came in the 55?

what year(s) are they? VIN? Engine casting #?
The paper work from the builder indicates it’s a late 2f. That’s all I know, the original engine was a 1F. That’s all I know, where do I find the casting numbers. Lastly, do I have to run the oil control valve that’s bolts to the left side of the engine.
 
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The paper work from the builder indicates it’s a late 2f. That’s all I know, the original engine was a 1F. That’s all I know, where do I find the casting numbers. Lastly, do I have to run the oil control valve that’s bolts to the left side of the engine.
I’ll have more information when I get home. After 7 California time.
 
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Need some help on this one? It’s a 2F, do other numbers indicate a year? The water pump was from the 1F motor and won’t bolt up and water port on back off pump is different than the one on the block. Suggestions?

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Need some help on this one? It’s a 2F, do other numbers indicate a year? The water pump was from the 1F motor and won’t bolt up and water port on back off pump is different than the one on the block. Suggestions?

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Yea...the water pumps on the F/2F can be tricky to fit, as they changed a few times, sometimes mid year.

Spector Off Road (SOR.com) has some good year charts and fit ranges

Cruiser Outfitters is quite knowledgeable in the year range and compatibility of parts.

There is a good bit of knowledge on the best way to fit water pumps on 1F and 2F engines in the 40/55 section. Try and search/ask there.
 
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Need some help on this one? It’s a 2F, do other numbers indicate a year? The water pump was from the 1F motor and won’t bolt up and water port on back off pump is different than the one on the block. Suggestions?

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Amazing looking engine.. !!
Specter Off Road has an engine and frame VIN identifier.. Easy to use site.
For the water pump solution I'd suggest Cruiser Outfitters... Great resource for new parts..
Again, nice looking progress.
 
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Thanks everyone for the kudos, kind words, tech support and advice. Backstory, I picked it up last December, it was a disaster, rust in the usual places. She’s going back together and I can’t wait to drive it. Hopefully, I’ll have her fired in a couple of weeks. Then I’ll start the metal work. Apologize for lack of pics as I just found the site and am learning how to navigate it.
 

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