I’ve never posted on the 40/55 side before; I usually read the 60/62 or International forums. But maybe you guys can help…I hurriedly moved to BC from Alberta 4 1/2 years ago and I left my FJ40 parked in my brother-in-laws barn as it had recently died. I'm heading back for his daughters wedding and I have the opportunity to dink around with the cruiser for maybe a few hours…dirty knuckles and a suit. The patient: Stock 1977 US Federal emissions 2F with ~100K mi. Ran just fine for the previous 7 years. The only engine mods are Jacob’s electronic ignition and coil (which did improve mileage). I left the stock ignition in place as a "get home" mode when I installed the Jacobs ignition. It has a slight lift with 4.11 and 31’s. I went on a couple hour long highway run on a cool, drizzly, fall day (in 2000) at "high" speed ~62mph. The cruiser started to miss on the last few minutes of the trip. When I shut her down, the engine dieseled (backwards) and died. I could hardly restart it, and ran very rough on a couple of cylinders. Now it will not start at all. There were no obvious indicators (temp gage normal, no steam, no glowing exhaust manifold) of overheating. My original thoughts were ignition. I’ve tried: switching back to the Toyota ignition, dressing and gapped the existing points (slight pitting), then put in new points, changed the cap and rotor, changed EGR valve. My timing light pickup was broke so I couldn't check timing. Checked plugs and they look normal. I could easily flood it with the manual choke, so fuel delivery didn't seem to be an issue. But the dieseling still bugs me. That meant it had something to burn (or it was really hot) when shut off… I had the cruiser towed to the local mechanic (in a small prairie town) with hopes he'd fix it, change some fluids, and I'd just drive it home. I left him a complete set of factory manuals (and a Haynes). He says it has spark and the timing appeared to be on. He tried a different coil. Don't think he's ever worked on a cruiser before, but he's a pretty good mechanic. He works on a lot of old grain trucks and such, also has a 50's Pontiac hot rod. I'm not sure how much time he worked on it, but he didn't charge me, since he couldn’t fix it. Neither he nor I have been this stumped before… Any ideas where I should begin and what to bring for parts? I cannot get (import) parts in town very quickly. I know I’m Easter egging here, but I’m thinking: Maybe my stock ignition went bad while sitting idle... IIRC, there is some Mopar igniter which can be swapped in…. Did my distributor bearings go bad? How about fuel solenoid? Is there some other emissions part which could be the culprit? Vacuum lines?