Spring Green October 1969 production 1970 FJ40 rehab (1 Viewer)

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I bought @ToyotaMatt ‘s ignition switch a couple months ago, recently finally connected it.
very happy.

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Hi Mike, how's your new project 40 coming along? I recently acquired a `69 and I`m going through it similarly.

Did you rewire the coil/starter yet? I`m interested in seeing how that is supposed to look. Also, where did you get the new junction block for the front lights?
 
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Hey Martin!
Yea lots done
Need to start build thread in rising sun

you should too congrats on the new 40
I like you can’t live without one even though I tell myself I can everytime
Here’s a pic post electrical redo
Everything works now and is tidy and stock

 
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Excellent! Can't wait to see more pics. I hope you're documenting your rear sill replacement. I'm going to be getting to that eventually. Right now just getting it running well and correcting some wiring.
 
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The coil on the OP's engine has been upgraded to the 74-78 coil w/ ballast resistor on it, and has the updated starter with ballast bypass from the solenoid.
Good stuff.
Mike, can you show a pic of how you fixed and wired this up?

Jim, in my 69, if I purchase Matt's coil above with the external ballast resistor, what toyota starters have the ballast bypass?
 
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I picked up a October 1969 production/ 1970 US market FJ40
it has a later 1F - Serial F 372729. Looks to be around a september of 1971 1f....



2. does anyone have a good picture of what the harness - starter - coil wiring should look like?
this is a hodge podge of things that were done potentially to marry this 1971 1f to this 1970 chassis I would guess...I have never seen this junction block thing on the coil like this. But then I've never owned a 1970 with a 1971 engine -- only older and newer fj40s/fj45


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Mike, on my 69, i`m installing the same coil and starter that you have. I believe my harness is the same as yours. BW, BY, W. I`m still waiting for parts to arrive but i`m going to wire it up when it i get it. I did a quick sketch of how I think it should be connected. In your pic above, I think the connections to the ballast resistor on the coil might not be correct.

@FJ40Jim does this look correct?

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Mike, on my 69, i`m installing the same coil and starter that you have. I believe my harness is the same as yours. BW, BY, W. I`m still waiting for parts to arrive but i`m going to wire it up when it i get it. I did a quick sketch of how I think it should be connected. In your pic above, I think the connections to the ballast resistor on the coil might not be correct.

@FJ40Jim does this look correct?

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Yes, that works.
It is slightly better to connect the bypass wire direct to the + coil terminal, rather than the ballast terminal.
 

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