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'72 FJ40



Joined: 01 Jul 2010
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Location: Saskatoon

PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And just thought I would point it out before someone else. Yes that is a jeep beside my cruiser and no it is not mine, it is a friend of mines. I assume he bought it so I can get good use out of my winch. Laughing
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'72 FJ40



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Location: Saskatoon

PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Cruiser is almost road worthy! It is even plated




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fj-rankenstein
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

this thing is only getting better and better!!!! good job!!!
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my yard looks like a toyota dealership circa 1980
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'72 FJ40



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Location: Saskatoon

PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 2:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks man.

Today I had it out for a bit. Drives ok but will need some adjustments. I also installed the passenger side harness.
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Rusty Runner



Joined: 05 Dec 2003
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Location: Saskatoon

PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was just telling your dad how nice your cruiser turned out.

Great Job!
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'72 FJ40



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Location: Saskatoon

PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Having a few setbacks with the cruiser..number one it runs fine in the shop but after being outside for a few min last night it died and would not start again. once I got it back in the shop it started and ran fine. I think this is because I dont have a choke on my carb but im not sure.

secondly and more concerning to me is my brakes. I am having some problems ..I assume a vacuum leak as I have to pump the brakes before they will start to do anything. So I was wondering if anyone knows if I can replace the brake booster and master cylinder on my 1972 with one off of an early 1980's BJ40. or is it possible to take apart and fix a brake boost (if that is even the problem). Any info or ideas would be great.
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the Dude



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

booster on the fj and bj won't mix, buy new for master cylinder

double pump is air in the lines. BLEED BLEED and BLEED again. That's drums all around right? make sure the shoes are properly adj. They should drag slightly. Worn out drums may also cause excessive pedal travel

booster is hard to press
MC is leaking
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'72 FJ40



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Location: Saskatoon

PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I finally got around to fixing why my cruiser kept dying on me. Replaced the mechanical fuel pump with a electric fuel pump, seems to have fixed the problem.
And as always..pictures




And I found an old calgary climbing centre decal I wanted to put on the corner window. My dad had a toyota version made for me. Well not just one, 36...I guess it costs the same to have more than one made.
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thats super awesome!! it good to see more cruisers out there!! cool decal!!
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'72 FJ40



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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 1:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks man. Im hoping it is now at the point where I can take it for a good boot and possibly play a bit. I know there are some ok summer roads and washouts around eagle creek. Just got to find time to get out there again.
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'72 FJ40



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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 2:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well got the cruiser out a few days ago. kind of disappointing it seems to be the same problem where it keeps stalling on me. The problem is for sure pre fuel filter and now that I have changed to a electronic fuel pump I assume that I did not clean out the fuel tank well enough. so I suppose that will have to get pulled again. Any suggestions on how to clean a fuel tank out well short of cutting it open and rewelding it?? I tried what walkers suggested and used vinegar the first time.
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varty yo



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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 4:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

most rad shops will clean a tank for you if you bring it in.
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'72 FJ40



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well still having problems with the cruiser. I have replaced my fuel pump, points and condenser, rotor and cap, and ignition coil and I am still having problems. I just bought a new ballast resistor and some heat insulation sleeve for my fuel line. I also still have to do the timing since I replaced the points. Im hoping something soon will fix my problem. It would be nice to drive it before it snows.
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y2k-onyx-ss



Joined: 22 May 2007
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Location: Regina

PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I ran the same setup on my 83 toyota for awhile but the identical electric pump burn up and stopped working the way it should the truck was leaning out.

I ended up replacing the faulty mechanical and im back to running mechanical fuel pump again in my 22r.

just a FYI.
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'72 FJ40



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good to know, yea this is my second fuel pump. I replaced the one that was on it with a new mechanical pump, then switched to the electronic. I hope that the new electronic pump is not already burnt out. If i have 50km on that pump i would be surprised. I was looking at higher flow pumps for my carb, but they are expensive(for me) and I am told that my set up shouldnt need one.
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