1988 HJ61

#1
Gday all!
This is my first post here after spending the past few weeks checking out everyone else's 4wd's etc...
My latest 4x4 is this 1988 hj61 Landcruiser - 5speed manual with the 12ht. I have had it for about 2years, and it is my daily driver. I have set it up mainly for touring as we take it to Exmouth once or twice a year, towing my 1982 5m Quintrex, and last year I drove to to Broome / Cape Leveque.
Mods:
190L diesel
Dual rear wheel carrier (I made this myself)
Corolla seats and a Waeco centre console
Rhino Pooneer platform
OL awning
Turbosmart boost controller (running 10psi)
3" straight through exhaust (made by myself)
2" Lovells springs and Koni shocks
Ebay catch can
Kenwood Bluetooth head unit and MB Quart speakers
Remote head GME UHF
There's probably a fair bit more - I seem to spend most of my free time working on it...
 

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#3
welcome to the forum silveredition , nice looking rig .
Thanks mate,
It is a bit rough, but does the job that I use it for, and for a price of $3300 it is what it is (although I have spent a bit since then...) I keep thinking of painting it, but would then cringe every time I scratched it...
 

loose cannon

Well-Known Member
#5
I love the old cruisers and the 12ht is the sweetest diesel motor I've ever heard. Something quite special about them and still a few roaming around in the Kimberley, love to get my hands on a good one.:)
 
#6
lol
There a good honest jigger, you just have to keep the rust at bay.
I have been lucky with this one - the gutters are almost totally rust free, the chassis is perfect, and any rust in the remainder is relatively minor. I did have rust in the bottom corners of the windscreen frame that I had intended to cut out and weld in new metal, but due to needing the car, I had to cut out the rust, treat it and fill with fibreglass embedded putty... if it comes back, I will be doing it again....
 

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#7
I love the old cruisers and the 12ht is the sweetest diesel motor I've ever heard. Something quite special about them and still a few roaming around in the Kimberley, love to get my hands on a good one.:)
Last November when I drove it to Cape Leveque I got a few offers to buy it while I was up there!
 

loose cannon

Well-Known Member
#8
Doesn't surprise me. I just missed out on 60 series with a 12ht, only 225 genuine k's on the clock. Was on sale for less than 24 hours and sold for $10k.
 
#12
Here are a few other things I have done to it since owning - mostly maintenance...
New radiator, waterpump, hoses, belts etc
New starter motor
New alternator
New Denso aircon compressor
Delta Hurricane rims with Bridgestone D697 31x10.5 15 LT tyres
Slotted and dimples front rotors with rebuilt calipers, new rear drums, wheel cylinders, brake lines etc
New window tint
Redarc boost / coolant temp and egt gauge (all in one)
New clutch master and slave cylinders and booster
USB chargers, engel outlet, rear Anderson plug
Hayman Reece tow bar
Cheap eBay light bar and High beam converted to HID
New windscreen and gasket
Strip lighting at lower edge of tailgate window...
I think that is about all...
 
#15
Oh dear, another decade or two and you'll have look at moving it on.:cool:
Ha! But what to??

So far I have gone:
1983 fj60
1996 80 series standard 1hz (on diesel gas)
2001 100 series factory turbo
1983 hj60 (2h)
1988 hj61 (12ht) this is my favourite out of all of them!
My wife has a 2014 VX 200.... it will never go off the blacktop...
 
#18
The 60 has been developing a worsening habit of stalling when coming off the throttle - the revs free fall and sometimes recover at about 500rpm back to idle, but sometimes it stalls instead - usually in traffic when going around a corner... I had it looked at ages ago, and installed a dashpot (throttle dampener) to try to mask the issue, but a couple of days ago I decided to get it sorted (without having to do a full injector pump rebuild). Trent at Bunbury Fuel Injection put a new spring and shims into the governor (I think) and now it is back to being a pleasure to drive!!!
While it was there I got him to adjust the turbo boost pressure a bit and fuel to match on the dyno. I have attached the dyno reports from 2015 and today. The changes since the first dyno are: boost 7.5 - 11.5, a fairly restrictive exhaust - 3 inch home made straight through exhaust.. and a few more k's...
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SPOD_Here

Active Member
#20
Hmm, I’m no expert in reading dyno reports but would note the correction factors they have used in these two tests are vastly different? Does this mean the improvement in the second test is largely because they’ve re-rated the raw results by 1.3 for the second run and .94 in the first test? I don’t understand the difference given the dyno is at the same location and the temperate indicated is within .2 of a degree?
 
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