- Aug 19, 2003
Greg,Cruisergreg said:Just keep in mind that a 60 weighs the better part of a ton more than a 40 and can carry a lot more stuff. Basic physics. I've seen at least 2 local guys (ahem, I was one) try to tweak the 2f using the typical avenues and while, yes, you can get a racing 200 hp 2F, but it will still lack the driveability, comfort, towability or quietness of an out-of-the-box 350. Just takes more effort to drive. Probably less of a concern in a 40 but I think most wagon guys are looking for a comfier, more trip friendly rig.
A stock well-tuned 2F in a 40 is more than ample for most intended uses, but a 3 ton wagon is a different story.
I don't build light, anymore...but the rig does what I want it to now.Mace said:Greg,
I cannot understand why people feel they MUST dog the 2F. Even in a thread that is designed to just give ideas for more power out of a 2F.
I will honestly say that there are people out there that know more about getting power out of a cruiser motor than you. Your statements are broad and not necessarialy true. A stock 2F was 155hp. A stock TBI 350 (The most common v8 to swap into a cruiser) is 180hp... Beating a TBI 350 with a 2F is easy. WITHOUT a decrease in driveability, comfort???? and towing abiliity..
V8's are an awesome motor. But they are not for everyone. You make it sound like there is no way that a 2F can even be acceptable in a 60...
BTW, I have seen your rigs,.. you dont build lite do you
you adapt this TBI inyection system from ..? and you adjust the Garret T04 to more psi ..?Mace said:Actually, Arguing the swap is futile. People are going to believe what they want to. And the 350 CAN easily make more power than a 2F. I am just tired of people continually dogging the 2F.
That is all
GLTHFJ60, I currently have a turbo 2F in my 40. It is a super easy swap.
here is a really bad pic of it.
"wet" system using a T04 and a single 3" exhaust sytem.. The thing flat out spanks..
This is an open forum and the threads are living, evolving discussions filled with...opinions.Mace said:This thread was here to point out that there are options to get more HP out of a 2F than was provided stock. Leave it at that. It is not a discussion that the 2F is inadequate for a FJ60..
I am sorry that you and your friend had so much trouble with a 2F. But what you are saying is not an absolute. it is your opinion..