What's the best engine? (1 Viewer)

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I wanna put a new (different) engine in my 1965 fj40. Toyota preferably, diesel would be nice but with some sort of noise reduction or insulation? At very least something with multi-port fuel injection. If it could match a th350 tranny that would be very sweet!
A complete package ready to run would also be very nice.
 

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Got a nice 2UZ with auto and transfer setup in the valley, might be kinda long for a 40 series
I think the only engine that would go to a th350 would be Chevy
I'd be interested in your old setup when you pull it out.
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you can get a mercedes OM617 to mate to a chevy belhousing. they’re older but are very good reliable engines. i’m currently putting one in. it’s a bunch of work to get the drive line length in the right sport. it’s a bit tight
 
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If you are dead set on an auto, choose your trans before the motor. The shortest possible auto is going to be your friend. Still, if you care about cool, a Toyota diesel straight 6 and a manual trans are where it's at.
 
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not sure there’s a good solution for 4wd with a th350 is there? is there a reason you want to stick with that tranny?

edit: never mind. i found some threads showing it. just seems like a really long drivetrain.
 
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not sure there’s a good solution for 4wd with a th350 is there? is there a reason you want to stick with that tranny?

edit: never mind. i found some threads showing it. just seems like a really long drivetrain.
I was just looking for something that was compatible.
 
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Got a nice 2UZ with auto and transfer setup in the valley, might be kinda long for a 40 series
I think the only engine that would go to a th350 would be Chevy
I'd be interested in your old setup when you pull it out.
Paul
What's transmission do you have with your 2uz?
 

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Why stuck on a Turbo 350?

To me, unless you are going to stay in the same family of engines that was originally in front of that Turbo 350, you are going to waste a LOT of money adapting. Better to sell it off and start from scratch.

For ease, a Chevy 305/350 TBI/TPI is what you are looking for... maybe LT1 except for crappy Optispark. From there, go with LSx engines.
 

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I have been thinking about doing a L84 conversion which is a 5.3 with 300+ HP And Torque

Not sure what the best gearbox would be

Looking for Suggestions also Transfer box

Fj40Dude
 

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I have been thinking about doing a L84 conversion which is a 5.3 with 300+ HP And Torque

Not sure what the best gearbox would be

Looking for Suggestions also Transfer box

Fj40Dude
For transmission, go with what came with it. That will be the easiest/least amount of tuning. On the other hand, I like my NV4500 behind my 6.0 LQ4 engine... once I got some issues resolved.

For transfercase, I'd go with an FJ60/62 split case.

I wouldn't trust stock axles behind that much power. All my cruisers with big power have or are getting Dana 60s(three FJ55s and one FJ40)
 

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For transmission, go with what came with it. That will be the easiest/least amount of tuning. On the other hand, I like my NV4500 behind my 6.0 LQ4 engine... once I got some issues resolved.

For transfercase, I'd go with an FJ60/62 split case.

I wouldn't trust stock axles behind that much power. All my cruisers with big power have or are getting Dana 60s(three FJ55s and one FJ40)
The L84 comes with a 10 speed Automatic?
 

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