[LCML] My New FJ60
John V. Casale
johnnyc300 at gmail.com
Mon May 30 16:44:17 CDT 2011
Will, he probably meant 86.
Frank, you basically have three options with the transmission. You can have
the transmission rebuilt to replace what seems to be a bad 3rd gear synchro,
you can buy another h55 and throw it in or you can buy a used 4 speed out of
a late 85, 86 or 87 60. Buying the 4 speed would be the cheapest, but you
would loose the overdrive and low first gear, both of which I love in my own
truck. Rebuilding the h55 you have wouldn't be too bad depending on whether
or not you have a shop do it. There is good documentation on the IH8MUD
forum for the rebuild if you choose to do it yourself. Finally, the new h55,
if there are any left in the country, would be the most expensive at around
$2500, last I checked.
Good luck with the project! Let us know what you end up doing.
John V. Casale
On May 28, 2011 11:44 AM, <WdshpBiz at aol.com> wrote:
> You sure it's a 68? or was that a typo? They didn't make the FJ60 in 1968.
> Will Sampson
> 1972 FJ55
> 1968 M101-A1 military trailer
> TLCA #16929
> In a message dated 5/28/2011 6:27:38 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
> pontiac40 at msn.com writes:
> Aloha All,
> I have recently come by a 68' FJ60 that I hope to make into my daily
> driver and beach wagon (I got a two mile commute to beach and work). It
> classed as "needy" it was basically abandoned for two years. The previous
> owner(son of original) says his father put an aussie five speed on it
> unfortunately for me first and second are OK but it sticks in third, so I
> up stopping and rocking it a bit and finally it came out, anybody have any
> ideas before I source a replacement transmission. Mileage is 239K and I
> do not know how this fits with these engines, it sounds rough but I plan
> go through the whole fuel system anyway. For out here on the island the
> skin cancer is not that bad so I am going to do a bit of blasting and
> work anyway.
> P.S. If I sound in over my head, my other wagon is a stock straight six
> 1940 Pontiac which is way simpler to work on, thanks, Frank
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