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1988 HJ61

Discussion in 'My 4WD' started by Silveredition, Sep 10, 2017.

  1. Silveredition

    Silveredition Active Member

    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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  2. Bomber2012

    Bomber2012 Well-Known Member

    welcome to the forum silveredition , nice looking rig .
     
  3. Silveredition

    Silveredition Active Member

    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...
     
  4. dno67

    dno67 Well-Known Member

    lol
    There a good honest jigger, you just have to keep the rust at bay.
     
  5. loose cannon

    loose cannon Well-Known Member

    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. Silveredition

    Silveredition Active Member

    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. Silveredition

    Silveredition Active Member

    Last November when I drove it to Cape Leveque I got a few offers to buy it while I was up there!
     
  8. loose cannon

    loose cannon Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  9. 80lover96gxl

    80lover96gxl Moderator

    Welcome aboard the 4x4 earth forum mate.
    Love the ol 60's , great trucks.
     
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  10. Silveredition

    Silveredition Active Member

    A few photos from last Nov... Bunbury to Broome + in between...
     

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  11. SeaJay

    SeaJay Active Member

    Great solid vehicle, its a keeper for sure :)
     
  12. Silveredition

    Silveredition Active Member

    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...
     
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  13. Silveredition

    Silveredition Active Member

    I keep forgetting to add -
    Just ticked over 540000km's
     
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  14. loose cannon

    loose cannon Well-Known Member

    Oh dear, another decade or two and you'll have look at moving it on.:cool:
     
  15. Silveredition

    Silveredition Active Member

    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...
     
  16. loose cannon

    loose cannon Well-Known Member

    There are some nice hj47's out there:D
     
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  17. Silveredition

    Silveredition Active Member

    IMG_4365.JPG IMG_4370.JPG After what feels like ages without locking the hubs in, we finally went for a quick 4x4 near Margaret River... It was freezing, but the kids still went swimming!!
     
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  18. Silveredition

    Silveredition Active Member

    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... IMG_4384.JPG IMG_4383.JPG
     
  19. Christopher Edge

    Christopher Edge New Member

    Nice little increase in power and torque!

    Glad your issues were easily sorted too man ;)
     
  20. SPOD_Here

    SPOD_Here Active Member

    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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