V8 convert fj40 TLC


ferdinand48
07-31-2004, 03:45 PM
Hi,
My name is Chet and I am looking for advice on a V8
conversion for my fj40. It has the origonal 6 in it now. I am looking for injection. Is a crate motor worth it? Also I was wondering about exhauhst. I do off roading and would like to hill climb.

Thank you

ExtreemATV
08-16-2004, 10:03 PM
hey chet
the FJ40 would have to be on of the best fourbys ever created but they can lack allot of power and is why i understand why wou would like to convert it into a V8,
I havent actually don it myself but i know it has been done,
hear down under we have a holden engine that might be great for you and i thing that you will be able to find one over there it is the GENIII
a chevy engine.
i also agree that you need a new exhauhst.

shortlid
05-06-2005, 10:48 AM
Chet, Don't put GM junk a ina original FJ40. I will buy your FJ off you. then you can find one in bad shape to hop-up or a Jeep. You will make money in the process!!

ExtreemATV
05-07-2005, 02:49 AM
Chet, Don't put GM junk a ina original FJ40. I will buy your FJ off you. then you can find one in bad shape to hop-up or a Jeep. You will make money in the process!!

Hey I am a Holden supporter (GM) and the GEN3 5.7L is the my fav engine.

shortlid
05-07-2005, 01:36 PM
Hey I am a Holden supporter (GM) and the GEN3 5.7L is the my fav engine.

That's fine, to each there own, but don't DESTROY a MINT LC with a TRIED AND TRUE STOCK STRIGHT SIX!! The drive line is not meant for a V8. You could get a Full size GM Blazer that had a 350 or put one in it if it had the 305?? And they are allot easier to get parts for and to find atleast in the states! I would give anything to have a POOR CONDITION LC from your neck of the woods. I will send you all the GM junk we have around here!!!

aquadood
06-13-2005, 08:21 PM
Think about an HEI conversion for your distributor. The gain in power and fuel economy changed my mind from a v8 conv. Best mod I ever made.

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