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1978 FJ40
« on: May 14, 2022, 08:58:45 PM »
My old man recently purchased an FJ40. 350 Chevy and a 4 speed manual. We would like to change it to an automatic. Is there any easy drop in options? Is a TH350 the easiest option? What problems will I run into.
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Re: 1978 FJ40
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2022, 10:11:25 PM »
Depends on what you want to call easy. The biggest issue youíre going to run into is front drive line clearance on the trans pan. Couple of guys I know have had to notch the pan for clearance. 350 on one and 700r4 on the other.

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1978 FJ40
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2022, 10:58:40 AM »
Itíll involve a transmission, transfer case, custom front and rear drivelines. Existing T case I donít think will mate with different trans. Maybe that goes without saying. Iím sure there is tons of info on this on YouTube. The Chevy swap is a pretty popular conversion.
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Re: 1978 FJ40
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2022, 02:53:36 PM »
4 wheel drives are best with manual transmissions.
Why go automatic, seems like a waste of a good machine, in my opinion.
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Re: 1978 FJ40
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2022, 05:27:42 PM »
4 wheel drives are best with manual transmissions.
Why go automatic, seems like a waste of a good machine, in my opinion.
If you have to have an auto, buy/ trade for what you want,
Other wise, use it as is
And enjoy the ride!

He is 75 soon to be 76 and not as flexible as he once was.
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Re: 1978 FJ40
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2022, 10:23:13 AM »
Itíll involve a transmission, transfer case, custom front and rear drivelines. Existing T case I donít think will mate with different trans. Maybe that goes without saying. Iím sure there is tons of info on this on YouTube. The Chevy swap is a pretty popular conversion.
definitely drivelines, both rigs that I now are running adapter to stock t-case but going with mated t-case from chev pickup might be a simpler way and more clearance. Plenty of these have been done so looking for a fj forum would be a great place to look at whatís needed.

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Re: 1978 FJ40
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2022, 12:33:18 PM »
There are adapters to mate TH350. Not sure if Downey is still in business?
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