Also hoping to find a reputable mechanic that has worked on LC before, so looking like that may be my next hurdle to overcome.This is the most likely scenario going for me at the moment. I want to swap an H55 in too so it may just be a large upfront cost. I’m wanting to meet up with some local San Diego cruiser owners who have a better base knowledge than I do who can look at my truck and tell me the cost and I can decide if it’s worth it.
I would like that, but i’m also on the fence because I’m not confident that I have to resort to using 30+ year old parts. I will check and if the stars align but if I’m going to spend into the thousands to REsmog the 2F why not just pull the trigger and go for another engine?First, check the classified section daily; there are many people parting out 60’s.
Once you get the smog parts, then pay a fellow cruiser to help you install it.
Don’t loose hope; it can be done…
As someone who lives in Vermont I can tell you that using Vermont for reg can be risky. Vermont requires an annual safety inspection on all vehicles and they are now logged into the state DMV with a purpose built tablet each inspection station has to purchase. So at some point you run the risk of your reg tripping up because the state sees no valid inspection associated. Also if you get pulled over in a state the knows about VT inspection stickers and notes your lack of a current one they can impound your vehicle because it might be unsafe to drive.
Thank you for that. I sent him a message.Here you go @bvcon
Someone is selling a complete engine with smog stuff.
1985 FJ60 engine, transmission and transfer case with 280,000 miles. 2F motor, H42 transmission and split case transfer case. Everything ran when removed. Transmission 2’nd gear would stick when cold but work when warm. No issues with the transfer case. Repowered the cruiser and no longer need...forum.ih8mud.com