Cruiser Corps

Engine Adapter Kit - GM V8/Land Cruiser Transmission - FJ40, FJ45 1973-1984

SKU: 524-119
Model: FJ40, FJ45
Year: 1973-1984


Fits: 9/73 - '84 FJ 40/45 with stock 4 speed transmission/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 bellhousing adapter, motor mounts, crossmember, and temperature bushing (in order to use your stock Toyota temperature sender with the Chevy V8)

- The bellhousing is specially machined to accept the Land Cruiser 4 speed dowel pin alignment to assemble it directly to a Chevy V8 or GM 292 in-line 6 cylinder engine.

- This bellhousing can only be used with the later model Chevy engines that have the starter motor mounted directly to the engine block. It is not compatible with the 265 model or GM LS V8 engine.

- When using this bellhousing, all of the original clutch controls can be retained. The original ball pivot, release arm, throw-out bearing collar, and slave cylinder are all remounted to the conversion bellhousing. - The new bellhousing will permit the use of a 168 tooth GM flywheel, along with an 11" pressure plate assembly.

Important: In order to make sure that the slave cylinder has the proper clutch throw, we recommend only the Centerforce 11" clutch pressure plate (sold separately), Center Force part number CF165473S. With each new bellhousing kit, we include a new throw-out bearing that is identical to the late model Land Cruiser 4 speed throwout bearing. By using this large bearing with the Centerforce pressure plate, the slave cylinder will have sufficient travel for proper clutch disengagement.

*Tech Tip: This bellhousing will require the transfer case to be relocated forward a minimum distance of 3-1/2". This relocation is required for clearance necessary around the Chevy V8 distributor. This kit also requires driveshaft & floorboard modifications. Be aware that placing the engine too far forward can cause excessive clearance issues with the 4 speed shifter and heater vent.

Also, most shifter handles will need to be modified to provide heater vent clearance. Note: This kit should not be used for FJ55 or FJ60

Please allow 5-7 days before shipping. This item is custom made at time of order and dropped shipped directly from our manufacturer.

Frequently Asked Questions

When can I expect to receive my order?

We strive to ship orders as quickly as possible but orders can take as long as 4 weeks due to item availability. However, this is an estimated time. Due to a high volume of orders we receive, we cannot expedite the process as this would be unfair to other players and clubs. We process orders in the order as they are placed. Those that place their order early on will most likely receive their order before those that place their order at a later date.


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