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Re: How strong? Land Cruser?
A Birfield is a weak front axle joint, they hate big tires and lockers. I've owned two "Cruisers" in my time, one I should have kept, it was a 1961-62 FJ-45 Pick up with removable hardtop, the second was a 1977 FJ-40. I'm guessing the drive train your looking at is out of a mid/late 70's FJ-40 because they are the most popular. The front and rear axles look like a ford 9", both front and rear axles are offset to the right. Anything pre 1979 will most likely have a 4.10 ratio, it was either 1979 or 1980 the standard ratio became 3.50-3.55. The inline 6 is called a 2F, it is based on, but not interchangable with the GM based 225 I-6... (rumour has it the lower end is.. but I don't know of anyone that has tried) If your going to use this for a Jeep, it would be a challenge, both axle being offset, the drivetrain, even though it's an inline six, it's not the same, no adapters, etc. Hopefully this has been a little help to you. Rick
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