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PROJECT FAMLIY CRUSIER BEGINS
« on: Aug 28, 2005, 09:43:37 AM »
OK here we go! This is going to be a long project so hang in there. 
The subject: A Nov 1976 Toyota Land Cruiser
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The Motor 1987 TBI 350. This motor will be almost stock for MPG and reliability.
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Re: PROJECT FAMLIY CRUSIER BEGINS
« Reply #1 on: Aug 28, 2005, 01:43:26 PM »
Nice Motor :moon:
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« Reply #2 on: Aug 28, 2005, 07:24:52 PM »
Getting closer Dave. Today I finished the rearend with the E-locker.
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And the  1966 Crusier it's going in.
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It took a good four years to build the  66 Cruiser in garage. That was my first Crusier build. Now I kind of have an idea of what I want to do to mine.
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« Reply #3 on: Nov 20, 2005, 08:20:30 PM »
Well here's an update. After hours of discution with CrusierDave I've decided to make a few changes.  The motors going to be updated to a 1989 motor to get rid of the smog pump.  The trans is now going to be a H55 FJ60 trans.  CrusierDave and I are going to make a detailed install instrutions for the shop from this trans to a Toybox. (Note: Also going to do make  3&4 speed case instrutions also.) T-case is going to be a 1986 split-case from a FJ60.  Axle s are going to be from a 1990 FJ62. I just picked those up this weekend from Troy at Cal Mini-Truck.
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Also picked up the drivelins and rear springs
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« Reply #4 on: Nov 21, 2005, 01:57:22 AM »
Will you have it drivable for the last week of July?  ;)   
We are all excited for our vacation!

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« Reply #5 on: Nov 21, 2005, 09:18:56 AM »
Hey Ryan, Probably Not. No worries, We have the Pick-up to fall back on.  I'm thinking we will do the Dusy-Ershim Trail in July.
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« Reply #6 on: Nov 21, 2005, 10:26:06 AM »
I'm glad to see that someone is building up a cruiser now. i just bought myself a 76 cruiser last week an d I can't wait to build it up.  Deffinatly keep us posted on the build.

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« Reply #7 on: Nov 22, 2005, 12:03:34 AM »
Congrats on kicking off your build! Looking forward to watching it progress. Keep the pics coming.
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« Reply #8 on: Nov 22, 2005, 02:52:28 AM »
Hey Ryan, Probably Not. No worries, We have the Pick-up to fall back on.  I'm thinking we will do the Dusy-Ershim Trail in July.
I know the rest of the family is excited, but I can't wait.  July is a long ways away!  Can't wait till the van is paid for, so I can get a toy and do some killer stuff to it!  But the Zwald Family Truckster had to come first!  Getting tired of putting money into the nissan, just to keep it running!  Just had to get a new fuel tank for it last week! :headshake:   Next is possibly some frt end work, going to put off the steering box as long as I can, they want WAY too much for rebuilds!  Hello Lucas stop leak!  :yesnod:   Your p/u is awesome, can't wait to see it in person!  Later Ryan-
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« Reply #9 on: Nov 26, 2005, 04:43:48 PM »
Ok here's another update. Well it looks like this is going to be a all Toyota Cruiser the the Chevy 350 is out. Here's what happen. So my buddy Bruce is over ( The guy with the real nice 66 TLC.) and were making a plan of attack for the project when I say " It sure would be nice to put a 2F motor back in this thing." Bruce says "I know where a FJ60 is with a motor." And I'm like WHAT????. where is it. It happens to be about 10 mins. from my house. So I'm talking to Bruce about it on the way over to this guys house, and apparently it was rolled in 1987 on a icy road in AZ. This guy has been starting it up to keep the battery charged for years. So I'm thinking to myself, "If this thing was rolled in 1987 and it's about an 84-85 it's not going to have hardly any miles on it. Ya Baby". So we finally find this guys house and he has several Toyota's, so I'm like man he's gonna want a mint for it. So we start talking to this guy and I notice right by the front door he has a Toyota Supra Turbo car. So I'm checking this car out and the guy walks over to see what I'm looking at, I tell him a little about the R- trans that's in the car, and how the twin turbo's make some killed HP. Anyway he tells me that it's broke down and he needs to fix it. (leaky seal or something) So I say you need some cash huh? He smiles and chuckles "yep sure do." So after a little wheel'in and deal'in I pick put the Sept 1984 TLC  for $500.00!!!!!!!!!! Here are some picks for ya
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Re: PROJECT FAMLIY CRUSIER BEGINS
« Reply #10 on: Nov 26, 2005, 05:33:34 PM »
nice find. that year had the EFI I'm assuming.  My buddy is trying to sell me his fj60 he has, the motor has under a 100k on it.  I'll be interested to see how you setup the newer 2f.  When do you think will start to do some more work on your project. 

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« Reply #11 on: Nov 26, 2005, 09:44:48 PM »
This is a carbed fj60. I think the EFI started with the FJ62. I'm still collecting parts right know but the project should start soon.
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« Reply #12 on: Nov 26, 2005, 09:50:43 PM »
Can I get a few pics of my axles? :yupyup:

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« Reply #13 on: Nov 27, 2005, 01:18:44 PM »
Holy Crap, wish my engine bay looked that clean !  That truly is a sweet score! :thumbs:   When it comes time for me to get a truck I'll definitely let ya know!  -Ryan-
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« Reply #14 on: Dec 03, 2005, 10:07:55 PM »
As much as we talk about your cruiser at work I would think you could have more pics posted up :moon:
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« Reply #15 on: Dec 04, 2005, 05:52:39 PM »
yeah lets see some more pictures

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« Reply #16 on: Dec 04, 2005, 07:03:45 PM »
Well this weekend was suppost to be the weekend to start, but I got roped into cutting firewood. I don't have any new pictures to post. And CruzerDave. WHATEVER!!! Dean.........
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« Reply #17 on: Dec 04, 2005, 11:57:18 PM »
and I notice right by the front door he has a Toyota Supra Turbo car. So I'm checking this car out and the guy walks over to see what I'm looking at, I tell him a little about the R- trans that's in the car, and how the twin turbo's make some killed HP.

tisk tisk Man, you just can't rely on a Kingsburg resident to know what he is talking about ::) :shake:  :shake_head:  :shakehead:

If that car had twin turbos, then it would be a fourth generation Supra (1993 - 1998), with a 2JZ-GTE 3 liter Engine, which did not use the R-series transmission, but rather a V-series 6-speed gear box, know as either the V160 or the V161, depending on optional gear ratios.

If it was an older third generation Supra (1986.5 - 1992), then yes, it would have a a R-series 5 speed trans, the R154, but no, it would only be a single turbo version, the 7M-GTE 3 liter.

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« Reply #18 on: Dec 05, 2005, 08:02:30 AM »
Yes correct Mike. But  what I said to the guy was that a Twin turbo Supra makes some serious HP. I was make small talk with this guy trying to work him a little. He came around when we both agreed how much the 3.0 was a piece.
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« Reply #19 on: Dec 06, 2005, 09:19:07 PM »
Yes correct Mike. But what I said to the guy was that a Twin turbo Supra makes some serious HP. I was make small talk with this guy trying to work him a little. He came around when we both agreed how much the 3.0 was a piece.
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« Reply #20 on: Dec 06, 2005, 09:59:13 PM »
If you look closely at my avatar you will see what happens to a 3.slow.  BOOM.   HEE..HEE..
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« Reply #21 on: Dec 10, 2005, 09:21:22 PM »
Here is some of the updates from today. The fj60 coming in for a little T.L.C.
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Getting the heart removed.
[img width= height= alt=Image hosted by Photobucket.com]http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a276/4thewkn/DCP_1042.jpg[/img]Out and on the floor. It took Bruce and I about 1hr and 45min. to remove the motor.
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Here is a few of the flywheel. Looks like it was just installed a week ago insteed of Sept.  1984.
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Tomorrow the trans and t-case come out. I'll post up some pics tomorrow.
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« Reply #22 on: Dec 11, 2005, 10:06:50 AM »
wow I didn't realize how huge that engine is.  It looks bigger than my sbc.  Keep the pics coming

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« Reply #23 on: Dec 11, 2005, 01:42:18 PM »
IIRC, they weigh 150-200 lbs. more than a small block too.
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« Reply #24 on: Dec 11, 2005, 01:56:23 PM »
yeah but they make huge torque
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« Reply #25 on: Dec 12, 2005, 10:45:28 AM »
So is that a 4spd case or a 5spd case?
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« Reply #26 on: Dec 12, 2005, 02:44:38 PM »
Cant wait to see what this will look like. Knowing Dean, I know he will be out there for a long time.  :wave:

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« Reply #27 on: Dec 12, 2005, 03:13:33 PM »
Man I sure hope someone brings back my welder and tow hitch so I don't have to get out my gun!!! You know who you are. And if you need a hint your initials are Trackvino.  Dean...........
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« Reply #28 on: Dec 14, 2005, 07:17:20 AM »
I'd have gone with the Hemi  :gap:

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« Reply #29 on: Dec 15, 2005, 03:11:59 PM »
If you look closely at my avatar you will see what happens to a 3.slow.  BOOM.   HEE..HEE..


I gotta ask what exactly you did

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