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PZJ70 build-refurbish!?

Discussion in '70-Series Tech' started by RMP&O, Jul 14, 2017.

  1. RMP&O

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    Thanks for your comments and video! Good to hear feedback from others who own the 1PZ R151 combo. Like I say, I think it is a solid power train in a SWB.

    What flywheel did you use? I saw Exedy makes an upgrade. My thoughts are Toyota used the dual mass flywheel for a good reason, likely to keep vibrations down and keep it smooth. On many levels it is hard for me to disagree with Toyota engineers. I am curious to see what this one looks like when I pull the trans to do the clutch.

    Cheers
     
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    The hole in that door panel is for the power lock switch,I have a few of those laying around.
     
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    I will get back to you on that and some other stuff soon. Thanks man, you rock!

    Cheers
     
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    Yeah, it is a 3F gasser hence the FJ73. I do wish it was a FZJ73 or HZJ73.

    If the Canadians and Russians haven't picked over JDM trucks too much, I predict the US market will be flooded with JDM spec HZJ7X / PZJX models in the next few years. Many of them on the Japanese auctions week by week.
     
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    Ya I been watching the JDM auction sites for years. Great trucks on there but I am just not a RHD guy and think there are many others like me. We don't need to go there though do we!? ;)

    Cheers
     
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    Nice looking rig, not totally sure about the facelift front but it's better looking than my Prado I suppose.
    Give that R151 a pre-emptive rebuild & it'll be fine for another 200k miles I'd guess. They do wear out but it takes a lot of hard miles. I've been abusing one with a 1UZ V8 in my LJ71 for years & the only issue I've had was grenading reverse while being an idiot doing donuts. After that I put in another one from a mate's junk pile which had a bit of a whine from worn input vs countershaft gears, still went fine for maybe 10K miles until I decided to shout it a rebuild, after the rebuild I towed a fairly heavy 5m boat 1400km home from the South Is... no worries.

    Would be able to snap me a better pic of the clutch booster please? I recently put a heavy duty clutch in mine & my lady has made a few noises about it being a bit too hard (the clutch pedal :rolleyes:) A booster might be a nice easy fix for that but I think it might be a long shot to fit on the RHD

    Cheers
    Clint
     
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    There will always be a niche market for LHD 70 series cruisers so I think it is great you are supplying that market.

    I noticed the front windshield is tinted on your PZJ70. Mine was also tinted entirely and it caused me headaches by overzealous state inspectors. It was hard to remove.

    Must be another South American thing to tint front windshields.
     
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    The R151 came in the USA behind the factory turbo'ed 22RE in 4-Runners (Surf to you), I believe 1986-87. Very desirable trans for the mini-truck guys. Check out the Marlin Crawler website, R151F Turbo | Marlin Crawler, Inc.. Fully rebuilt with upgrades is like $1300 from them, you can buy three of the R151's from MC for the price of a new H55. The one in the 87 pick up I had was swapped in. Really nice trans in the mini truck.

    Oh ya, I will snap ya a pic of the clutch booster tomorrow.

    Cheers
     
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    Clint , both my cruisers have clutch boosters .....Its hard too find on the 75 but clear as day on the 70
     
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    Acutualy the 75 doesnt but the 70 does

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    Thanks guys, that's a really big help! The one in RMP&O's LHD truck probably wouldn't fit but I never knew there was such a thing as a clutch booster on the inside of the firewall & that one could be a go. Will have to sniff around for used parts &/or go bamboozle the local Toyota parts guy.

    Cheers
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    They are clowns and easy to bamboozle.
     
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    Hey no worries Clint.

    I have no idea if it will work in a RHD cruiser but I can tell you it makes the clutch pedal pretty soft.

    Good luck!

    Cheers
     
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    Water pump and everything to do the timing belt is in hand. Also got about half of what I need to rebuild the knuckles-outer axles, rest will be here on Thursday. I even bought Toyota wheel bearing grease and silicone. Also got the p/s reservoir showing up then too. Got every leaf spring bushing in hand as well. All Toyota parts! ;)

    Drove the truck around town today fetching parts and man is it nice now that the trans shifter is rebuilt.

    I can't get everything I want down here parts wise so buying a buch of parts from Cruiserparts, Amayama, Beno, Joeri and others which I will have shipped to my home bases in the USA.

    Unfortunately it looks like I got to ship this truck up rather than drive up. Rather not get into the details of that but that is how it is playing out. Probably ship a 1HZ engine with it along with some other stuff.

    Lots of pics to come as I work on installing the new parts.

    Cheers
     
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    I have received no parts orders.
     
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    You will, working out what to get from whom and where.

    I support the forum and those on here who support it and you happen to be one of many. Plus I use my own sources as well. ;)

    Cheers
     
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    Oh ok. No worries. Just wondering if I missed something on my end with my relocation.
     
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    Not at all. Your last email was received. Like I say just working out who, what, when and where.


    Cheers
     
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    Ian,

    We are good to go on the molded vinyl flooring. Looks like they will go into my last production run before the move in approx. 2 weeks. I'll PM you with the final details, etc..

    Jason
     
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