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Here is a link to a build up where a guy put a 7.3 in a IH Scout 80. If one will fit in a scout im sure with your determination you can get one into your landcruiser. A Scout 80 followed me home - Page 6 - Binder Bench
Page 6 is where he actually starts the engine install. He uses a 96 7.3 with an attached ZF 5 speed. Just thought it might help you get prepared for some of the small things that might come up during your build.
If the engine offers youve already had dont work out, my only idea would be to search craigslist in the area of your shipper in CA for someone parting out a ford that you could get the whole engine, trans, transfer case and all wiring and other small things from and have them remove them and take them to your shipping contact. And maybe someone here would be close enough by to go check it all out for you first. If you dont have any other luck, I'll keep an eye out for one here in TX.
2002 F-350 Cab and chassis. Supercab, Flatbed. 7.3 Automatic
Hey Brad, your post caught my interest. I am a Toyota builder guy.
And a BIG fan of the Toyota drivetrain components, even given their limitations (which can be built around using aftermarket modified parts, and not a lot of them).
My drivetrain is in part Landcruiser. I am running a supercharged 3.4L 24V V6 Toy motor and 86 turbo tranny, 20 fwd speeds, 4 reverse, 4.88 gearing, modified birfields in the front, full floater in the rear, and without issue. My truck is lighter than your SA cruisers in all likelihood but not by a lot (note the armor).
That said, a 7.3 would take out my drivetrain in a bushfire second and with pretty much the same effect.
The 4BT is indeed a very popular conversion and a worthy one. That's the way to go mate.
Although... hmmm... a 7.3L with a PSD drivetrain under a Cruiser... hmmm... HMMM...
(One of our clubmembers put an FJ45 body on an FZJ80 chassis and ended up with a fantabulous truck, reliable, strong, luxurious ride, beautiful paint, on 44s, that will do anything he wishes... so it can be done).
Is there a source where I can get complete manuals, pictures, diagrams, DVD's, and any other info on the 7.3 and the ZF6 and transfer case. As comprehensive as possible - all wiring, censors, fuse boxes etc. - Absolutely Everything......?
Would like to have any hard copies shipped with my 1st engine and transmission...
i have to ditto on the powertrain holding up to the stroker...
the badassness you witnessed in that truck was not just the motor... the 4r100 is a marvel all into itself. to make all the rediculous torque from the 7.3 pull an 11,000lb truck hard enough give you the giggles requires a whole lot going on behind the scenes... also...
suspension... these things weigh half a ton.
what will that do when you hit the muck/sand with your wheelbase?
need to change out front suspension to beef it up
been thinking about stuffing one in my 82 f150... keep us posted eh?
The 4R100, wasn't ford best design. Some of them last for a while but some don't make it to 100k in a stock truck.
I think your referring to the motor, but IIRC it weights 1400 lbs dry.
Brad, I can lay hands on a running F250 that was wrecked recently. It has an auto trans, but otherwise everything else you need. I'm not far from Gator so if you get some stuff from him it might be that shipping would be easier too.
01 F450 CC 2wd AT
Hutch Mod, EBV Delete
08 F250 4x4
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