to start off, i'm a mechanical idiot, so i hope someone out there will help me despite my shortcomings. bought an '84 fj60 w/ 120,000 miles in florida a few years ago. drove it as a commuter vehicle for 2 yrs w/o major problems. jumped on a plane to california and ordered a vehicle mover to ship it out to me, but the damn thing wouldn't start to get on the truck, and I had to buy a beater to get by as i was already out here. truck ran fine later that week without a visit to any mechanic. the truck's at my parents' house where their equipment mechanic is telling me i have a blown cylinder. a random toyota mechanic from florida said that sounded very unlikely for the miles. my beater in LA has now died a slow death and i really want my cruiser back. it hasn't been driven much since i moved to LA and i didn't have a great mechanic in florida, so i'm sure the engine will have to be cleaned or whatever. wondering if it will pass smog out here. here are my questions: -anyone know a good land cruiser mechanic in polk county, florida? -about how much will i spend to get it to pass smog? will someone in florida be able to test my vehicle for california emissions? -it hasn't been driven much in at least 3 years. is it likely that the sitting has killed it? -anyone have a good mechanic in LA area? -how much would an engine cost if i need one? -am i an idiot for wanting this truck in LA and having such a mechanically challenged brain? i love my truck. anyone who could help would be my hero. i want to ship it out here, but can't decide if it's too far gone. please help. thank you!!!