2F L/Cruiser engine swap on 60 series

Submitted: Monday, Jan 21, 2013 at 21:01
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Hi All
Acquiring 84 60 series with 2F Leaded engine (Got to Go) but to what. Looking at it for touring, towing a van, offroad work but looking for a little fuel economy. I currently drive 100 series V8 (We all know how they chew juice). Diesel? Diesel with Gas, Later model motor. I just don't know. All have the pros and cons so I thought I would put it out there and spin the dice. I am prepared to look at any idea. This truck will be cut into a dual cab with a tray and get all the trimmings, I just need some help with the motor.

Thanks in anticipation
TensionWrench
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Reply By: pop2jocem - Monday, Jan 21, 2013 at 21:42

Monday, Jan 21, 2013 at 21:42
If you can find one I would go with a 12H-T basically the turbo version of the old 2H. I think they came out in the HJ61. not sure of the year. Getting a bit long in the tooth but I guess the 60 it is going into is too. Still a bloody good old truck.
Or if money is no object maybe a Chevy 6.5 liter V8 diesel. (;-))


Cheers
Pop
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Follow Up By: TensionWrench1701 - Monday, Jan 21, 2013 at 21:49

Monday, Jan 21, 2013 at 21:49
Thanks pop2jocem. As usual money is an object but then that is what dreams are for. I'm just a sucker for the 60 series. If they made them again today the line up of people would be in the street, well I would be there.
Thanks Again
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Follow Up By: GEMAC Solar and Power - Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013 at 08:50

Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013 at 08:50
Hi Tortion
as pop2 mentioned the Chevy 6.5.
I am in the process of having one installed into a 2007 GU
I will keep you posted

Geoff
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Follow Up By: TensionWrench1701 - Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013 at 16:14

Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013 at 16:14
Look forward to hearing your success!
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Follow Up By: GEMAC Solar and Power - Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013 at 16:48

Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013 at 16:48
Hi tension
As soon as I am about to pick it up I will start a blog on here

BTW have a look at thread #100014 re comments on this motor as well

Geoff
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Follow Up By: TensionWrench1701 - Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013 at 20:59

Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013 at 20:59
No but I am on my.
Thanks Geoff
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Reply By: pop2jocem - Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013 at 19:24

Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013 at 19:24
Hi TW,

Just idle curiosity, but why don't you re-power the 100. A mate of mine had a Sahara cut down into a dual cab. Nice car but yeah the petrol V8 certainly had a drinking problem, especially when towing his van. Going from Perth to Esperance into a bit of a head wind, 34l/100k. He traded it on a 2010 diesel V8 ute. Same trip same van 22l/100k.

Cheers
Pop
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Follow Up By: TensionWrench1701 - Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 20:42

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 20:42
Money mainly (I have 2 years to do her up) and I love the romance of the old girl. I can slowly trick her up inside and out and use moeny slowly or burn alot of money in a short time. Mrs wants a dual cab and hates the single cab. You cannot beat the idle on an old diesel.
TensioWrench
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Reply By: mountainman - Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 11:14

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 11:14
spend the money on the 100series.
go to the effort of the 6.6duramax diesels.
superb power, like 1000nm of torque to tow any patrol grenade out of oblivion..
in economy mode, 12ltrs they average towing..
you will recoup your costs in fuel in the long run if you do decent km's.
and its the motor that will be ample in power for the next 15years, as nothing compares to it in the usual 4wd market..

youll have grunt to tow a mountain, and be fugal on fuel for such a beast.
thats my plan..

for the 60's.
12ht on ebay go between 2500 and 5grand.
but youd be better putting the money towards the duramax on the 100series.
but being the v8, dont know if it can be put into the ifs engine bay.

it has been done to the hz 105series solid axle though
as well killalux on outerlimits will be putting kits together for the duramax diesels.
only gremlins theyve had is the sensors on the engine, but thats normal for a conversion of that magnitude.
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Reply By: Brian - Monday, Jan 28, 2013 at 00:06

Monday, Jan 28, 2013 at 00:06
reckon 12HT is the way to go if you want to keep it simple and not spend too much , had to have a rebuild on mine after more than 500,000 ks , cost me $7,100 in Bunbury ( Moyles ) aprox 2-3 years ago , no doubt there are more efficient motors out there but for pure reliability .... Good luck
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