Modded FJ40 Questions for the Experts (1 Viewer)

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Greetings everyone! I have a few questions about this modded 69 fj40, if this is in the wrong section please move it accordingly.

Anyways, this fj40 was built by a friend of mine who unfortunately passed away about 5 years ago and his records were not kept with the cruiser and were lost somewhere along the way. I have always been more of a purist regarding land cruisers so my memory of our conversations about the mods is foggy, not including the fact that alcohol was normally involved...

Since acquiring the cruiser i have mostly been driving it around town and tending to some small issues (mostly electrical) that have come up. The cruiser runs and drives great but I have started to notice a small drip from the clutch slave cylinder and I was hoping the Mud brain trust can help me in ordering the proper cylinder. What I know about the trans/xfer case is that its a 4 speed that i think came out of a later 40 or 60, will include some crappy pics below. Also, I'm trying to figure out what flavor of front axle I'm dealing with, to me it looks like a factory LC housing that has had some sort of dana knuckle adapted?

Let me know what yall think.

Thanks,
Colby

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I’m not a V8 conversion guy, so I can’t tell you which slave you should use, but I would choose one that will allow mounting with the bleeder screw above the hose so you can properly bleed it.
 
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Thanks Splangy, im not either but the 400ci sbc is alot of fun to drive! That makes sense, I'm pretty sure its a Toyota cylinder just unsure of the vintage.
 

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That looks like CRT012 (75-84) slave to me becuase of the longer pushrod, I could be wrong though, they're very similar looking to the older versions. Definitely a 40 slave cyl though. Agreed on changing up the mounting.

As for the front axle that is definetly a Dana 44 outer setup on a Land Cruiser housing, looks like it was done pretty well. Neat setup
 
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Thanks Cruisermatt and Potato Launcher, I will get one ordered and make an adapter so the bleader will be above the hose. Also, I've been playing with the two air compressors, the electric arb switches on from the cab, pressures up to 100psi and then shuts down until the pressure drops so it should work great for the lockers and shocks, but when I switch on the belt driven compressor it keeps building past 150psi so I shut it down. Both of these are plumbed together and there are air chucks in front and rear. Would i be better off separating/removing the arb from the system and use it solely for the lockers? Also, what would I need to add to regulate the pressure from the belt driven compressor?

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Even with the slave upside down, you can bleed that system by loosening the hose connection and using it as a poor-man's bleeder screw. Not ideal, but it will work. You could also completely remove the slave, turn it until the bleeder screw is at the top (highest point in the system), and bleed it that way.
 

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