Landcruiser v8 conversion

Submitted: Sunday, Aug 10, 2003 at 20:02
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I want more power for on the road and sand driving in my fj60 Landcruiser. Has anyone here done a conversion or had any experiences with a v8 fj60? I'm thinking about a holden 253 or maybe 308. I know marks 4x4 adaptors make a kit to do this. Any coments and information would be greatly apreciated.

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Andrew
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Reply By: Simon - Sunday, Aug 10, 2003 at 20:57

Sunday, Aug 10, 2003 at 20:57
A 253 would be I think a backwards step(unless modified)
A chev may be a cheaper option?
Either way it will cost you a LOT of money, if you work out how much you think it will cost just double it.
Ive found the better option to just go and buy a better suited vehicle to what you need.
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Reply By: Eric - Sunday, Aug 10, 2003 at 21:00

Sunday, Aug 10, 2003 at 21:00
are you a mechanic ?? if the answer is yes , or very mechanicly minded , go for it . if you are limited with your mechanical skills , I would probably not do it .
just my opinion . They always need some attention and I have seen some pretty bad conversions around.
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Follow Up By: Busta - Sunday, Aug 10, 2003 at 22:13

Sunday, Aug 10, 2003 at 22:13
Like the guy I found in the middle of the bush with a hole in his sump. Turns out the 351 conversion on his 40 series ute didint quite clear the front diff.
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Reply By: Martyn (WA) - Sunday, Aug 10, 2003 at 21:18

Sunday, Aug 10, 2003 at 21:18
Andrew,
I'll second Simon's answer, I was looking at doing a conversion only a fairly mild mod (ho ho ho), your insurance and the police licensing centre would be my first port of call before Marks adapters, I learnt the hard way, I didn't get burned more like singed, luckily I hadn't got to far down the track. It's thanks to this forum and the advice I got that saved me from wasting a sh*t load of money. I don't know what Australian state you are in, I thought WA would of been "easier" because we don't have the annual inspections, but since late 2002 the regs here have changed and things are a lot tighter. Just a bit of advice. Keep the shiny side up
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