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Discussion in '60-Series Wagons' started by 1TallTXn, Oct 27, 2005.

  1. 1TallTXn

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    Hello to one and all! My dad just purchased a '85 FJ60 and we are going to install a Cummins 6B in it.

    ran across this forum doing searches and have had it recommended to my by other cruiser heads.

    I am more then open to suggestions for doing this swap. (I haven't searched yet so I'm not going to ask any questions)

    Thanks!
     
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    cool, sounds like it will be a monster. there have been many posts about this swap, a lot of good info. for starters you will need a good lift to clear your axle as it's a taller engine, IIRC about 4" lift.

    good luck! Diesels rule, I opted for a smaller Toyota diesel but my buddy has a 6bt in his dodge. Great engine, loads of torque.

    welcome!
     
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    Hi Texan, WELCOME to the boards. I'm sure you'll find everything you need to know right here. I don't know anything about the swap, but Im sure it will be sweet when its done.
     
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    Welcome!!!

    Wish I could help you.. tons of info here though! Post lots of pics!!
     
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    Thanks for the responses. The main reason we are going to put the 6B in the FJ60 is that we already have a 6B so the cost of getting the engine is already defrayed.

    We are looking to do a SOA conversion to give us the clearance.

    Looking for either a NV4500 or a NV5600 to put behind the 6B.

    Know of a good place to get the SOA conversion kit?
    I have found proffittscurisers, but had heard there was a cheaper kit

    I will be sure to take plenty of pics of the swap as it goes along.

    Thanks for the help/info!
     
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    Just read the FAQ at Proffitt's and it looks like they can get you at kit for $150.
    (maybe I should read the fine print before questioning)
     
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    Proffitt's "kit" is $400. This isn't a complete kit. What you get is a housing with new spring pearches, shock mounts and turn stops.

    You will still need to fab spring pearches for your rear axle, extended shock mounts up in front, U bolts, brake lines etc. Which I am sure that proffitts can supply for extra $$. You will also need steering parts. Check out www.marlincrawler.com. They can hook you up with steering arms and tie rod/drag ling. You are also going to need some decent shocks.
     
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    UPDATE: got a SOA "kit" (perches) from Proffitt's and a Hy Steer from All Pro. The steering is here, the soa kit is on the way.

    Ordered a bunch of sound deadening stuff from eDesigns (eDead v3) and are going to coat the interior and underbody to keep that 6B noise where it belongs: outside.

    I have pics of the rig at home but keep forgetting to put them online :whoops:

    Still looking for a tranny to put behind the 6, may have found a NV4500 will find out today.
     
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