Cruiser Corps

Engine Adapter Kit - GM V8/Land Cruiser Transmission, FJ40, FJ45 1958-1973

SKU: 524-120
Model: FJ40, FJ45
Year: 1958-1973


Fits: FJ40/45 1958-9/73 with stock 3 speed transmission and transfer case When deciding to do a conversion, the first step is to select the type and size of engine you would require. You should consider things such as dependability, power, economy, speed, price range, adaptability, and availability of equipment and parts. With reference to engine conversions, the Chevy V8 seems to be the most popular option. This kit will allow you to install a Chevy V8 into your Land Cruiser, while retaining your Toyota transmission and transfer case. - Kit includes an adapter plate that bolts the stock 3 speed to a standard GM aluminum bellhousing, a slave cylinder bracket that bolts the stock slave cylinder to the bellhousing, a new GM clutch release arm, and a new throwout bearing that works with the low profile pressure plate. This kit also includes the motor mounts and a rear cross member for mounting the drive train. You will need to source an 11" clutch pressure plate and 11" clutch disc. We recommend Centerforce part number CF165473S for the pressure plate, and Centerforce part number 383735 for the disc. Transmission - These transmissions were offered in both column and floor shifted models. In order to use the original 3 speed transmission, you must have a floor shifter, because the column shift mechanism will not have sufficient clearance between the new engine and firewall. If your transmission is column shifted, you will need to change the transmission top cover over to a floor shifter style. - The Chevy aluminum bellhousing should have a small index diameter of 4.686" in the back of the bellhousing to achieve proper alignment to the Toyota 3 speed. The adapter plates for this 3 speed should not be used with the larger 5.125" index diameter bore bellhousing. Note: To obtain the proper firewall clearance, the transmission and transfer case assembly will need to be relocated a minimum of 3-1/2" forward, otherwise, the Chevy V8 distributor will be forced into the firewall. Because of this, driveshaft modification will be required, and the shifter may need to be modified to clear the front heater. * This kit is not compatible with FJ55.

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