Bell Housing Adaptor Kit to suit Chev V8 Petrol to Toyota LandCruiser 60, 70 Series (Manual Gearbox)
Our Marks4WD Bell Housing Adaptor Kit suits a Chev V8 petrol engine to the Toyota LandCruiser 60 & 70 series vehicles fitted with a 5-speed manual gearbox.
This kit comprises a full replacement bell housing running a 3-piece steel flywheel as used with the LS V8 series engine kits. A flex plate stiffener acting basically as a very thin flywheel, bolts up to the original GM flex plate.
A crankshaft adaptor/spacer is bolted to the crankshaft securing the original GM 168 tooth flex plate /ring gear and flex plate stiffener onto the crankshaft.
The new steel flywheel is drilled and doweled to accept the standard LandCruiser 11″ clutch as fitted to FJ## series engines. The flywheel assembly is heavier than a standard flywheel, giving greater inertia allowing the engine to idle smoother. The extra weight helps to give less chance of stalling the engine when off-road, climbing over rocks and taking off on steep inclines. The extra weight of the flywheel has no adverse effect on the engine.
As the flywheel setup requires a flex plate with a 168-tooth ring gear, you must make sure you have the correct Chevy starter motor.
Externally balanced GM engines can be used with these kits as the new flywheel setup utilises the original GM flex plate. The flexplate carries the ring gear and the balance weight for the specific engine.
When fitting the GM V8 to a BJ LandCruiser, either a gearbox swap or a gearbox modification/rebuild is required. The input shaft in the BJ gearbox has a 21-tooth clutch spline and must be changed to a 10-tooth type as found in the petrol FJ## models.
Changing the input shaft allows the use of our kit part no. (MFK371#####). The new flywheel is drilled and doweled to accept the LandCruiser 11″ clutch, along with the new bell housing that measures 240mm/9.45″ in length. The new bell housing and flywheel combination has been designed to move the engine forward, giving adequate clearance between the cylinder heads and firewall. Repositioning of the transmission or firewall modifications are not required with this kit.
The bell housing accepts all the LandCruiser 2F 6-cylinder petrol components, such as the bell housing mounts, slave cylinder, clutch fork etc. This means some additional “2F” petrol parts will be required. Left and right bell housing mounts and bolts, clutch slave cylinder, pushrod and bolts, thrust bearing carrier, clutch fork, clutch fork pivot, clutch fork boot, bell housing breather boot & gearbox front cover plate.
- Toyota LandCruiser Clutch Kit – FJ Series 11″ – 10T Spline – MCK453
- Bell housing
- Flexplate stiffener
- Crankshaft adaptor
- Flywheel cover plate
- Spigot bearing
- Oil pressure sender adaptor
- Water temperature sender adaptor
- Bolts, Washers
- Downloadable Instructions
To Suit – Toyota LandCruiser
- 60 series – FJ60, FJ62, HJ60, BJ60 5-speed manual (10/1984 on)
- 70 series – FJ70, FJ73, FJ75, HJ73, HJ75, BJ73, BJ75 5-speed manual (10/1984 on)
- To suit early Chev V8 using a 168-tooth flywheel.
- Pre-1986 (early) engines used a two-piece rear main oil seal, while later engines used a one-piece seal.