Chev V8 diesel to LandCruiser petrol F series
Toyota LandCruiser engine conversion using the Chev diesel V8 engine
- F - 3.9L 4-speed manual
- 2F - 4.2L 4 or 5-speed manual
- 3F - 4.0L 5-speed manual
Bell Housing Adaptor Kits
Chev V8 fitted with 168T flywheel
to FJ40, FJ45, FJ55, FJ60, FJ70 & FJ75 4 and 5-Speed Manual Kit part no. MFK560CD utilises the GM flywheel and clutch (MCK605CD) along with the Toyota bell housing. Instead of a new bell housing, a flywheel housing is supplied which measures 122 mm/4.8" long. This housing has the GM bolt pattern on the front and the Toyota 1F, 2F, and 3F, bolt pattern on the rear.
The kit has been designed to allow for firewall clearance without shifting the transmission or altering the drive shaft lengths. The gear box input shaft is coupled to the clutch via an input extension shaft. The shaft has the Toyota internal spline and spigot diameter on the gearbox end with the GM external spline and spigot diameter on the engine end. The front of the shaft is supported in the crankshaft by a sealed ball bearing inside an adaptor ring. The clutch is operated through a thrust bearing extension sleeve, which is supported in a machined boss located in the centre of the housing. On the front of the sleeve is a thrust bearing to suit the GM clutch pressure plate.
NOTE 1: As this kit was originally designed to replace the F series petrol engine some second hand parts will need to be purchased for the installation into HJ series vehicles. A bell housing from a 2F or 3F 6-cylinder petrol with all of the clutch components such as the slave cylinder, clutch fork etc.
NOTE 2: Using this kit gives more firewall clearance but reduces fan to radiator clearance for this reason we recommend using engines fitted with a single serpentine fan belt and reverse driven water pump.Kit contains:
- Adaptor flywheel housing
- Input extension shaft
- Adjustable thrust bearing extension carrier
- Thrust bearing
- Clutch fork pivot
- Flywheel cover plate
- Spigot bearing
- Spigot bearing adaptor
- Oil pressure sender adaptor
- Water temp sender adaptor