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    Toyota Diesel into 2A Shorty

    Hello All,

    I felt like going for a drive in the country to take in some of the hills outside of Bundaberg - sort of woody hills. I had innocent intents... Then this song started to play in the background... "If you go down to the woods today; you're sure of a big surprise"...

    Funny how the Teddy Bear's Picnic lyrics does not mention anything about a late model 2A - broad headlight, Shorty jumping out from around a corner of the road at you as you drive down a hill. Nor, does the song mention my stopping, the owner being there and a vehicle just happening to be for sale! The song does not mention a drive off to the nearest township with an ATM either, nor the return back to the picnic site... No mention at all of my returning next weekend; or so, when the shorty will be following me home.

    I felt like going for a drive in the country - in the hills outside of Bundaberg - sort of woody hills. "If you go down to the woods today; you're sure of a big surprise"...

    Funny how the Teddy Bear's Picnic lyrics does not mention anything about a late model 2A - broad headlight Shorty jumping out from around a corner at you. My stopping, the owner being there and a vehicle just happening to be for sale! So next weekend or so it will be following me home.

    Now is the time for the Land Rover purists to look away. The 2A has had a Toyota diesel fitted to it. I am unsure of which one though, my guess - without knowing where to look for the location of engine numbers; and my being even less aware about Toyota diesel motors - first thoughts is that it is a 2.4 litre out of a 1980-90's Hilux.

    The 2A has also been fitted with differential innards from a Range Rover - unknown year. All the modifications were officially "Blue Plated" by Queensland Transport. "It was going when it was parked" - a couple of years ago.

    The chassis is straight and appears unmolested by rust. No big chunks taken out of the chassis or cross-member.

    Has anyone come across that brand and configuration of locking hubs before. Apparently, there is a special spanner or tool that is used to engage two bolts that lock and unlock the hub. The hubs look like they are on steroids - also made "when things were built to last".

    The light affected the colour when I took the photographs on my less than smart phone - under the moss and algae appears a light green colour.

    I will be able to provide more detail once the Shorty is picked up and transported home.

    Anyway, I will keep you posted on events - the arrival of the shorty. My wife not speaking to me for a while just after the utterance of "You bought another Land Rover - OMG!!!! It was just an innocent drive in the woods. It's name is "Teddy" and it followed me home.... :0)

    Kind Regards
    Lionel
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    Great find. I know someone with a car trailer if "Teddy" needs a lift.
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    A quick search revealed this
    Nice find by the way

    Don

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don 130 View Post
    A quick search revealed this
    Nice find by the way

    Don
    Hello Don,

    Thank you very much for finding the link to the information about the hubs. It is very much appreciated. The hubs must be of a great vintage.

    Do you have any history with these hubs Don? I did not get a chance to look for any brand on the hub - just a quick click of the camera on my very basic mobile. So I did not know where to start searching other than "locking hub". Thank you for finding the exact item.

    The Specification Sheet for the hub features the "Jeep" trademark. I did a search on the web and it links them to CJ-5 or Civilian Jeep - 5 of the 1960s.

    Kind Regards
    Lionel

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    Quote Originally Posted by pop058 View Post
    Great find. I know someone with a car trailer if "Teddy" needs a lift.
    G'day Paul,

    Funny how there was something on my "To Do" list that escaped me for a while. What was it? Hmmm - it was to contact Paul.

    Any plans for next weekend; or a tad thereafter?

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    Lionel

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    The engine looks to be a 3.0 Liter B model from a LandCruiser BJ40 or Dyna, Def not a Hilux engine.

    (not to be confused with a 3B which is 3.2L )


    I've had a few of these . I'll try to dig up photo from some of my old Tojos

    EDIT , Actually the horizontal air intake in the inlet manifold rather than Vertical means its from a Dyna (underseat location) or could be a 2B from a Coaster . my bet is its from a Dyna .

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    Cutlas Power Lock Hub

    Hello All.

    Thanks to Don's diligence I am off searching for more information about the hubs. A Jeep forum had a copy of a 1968 advertisement for what looks like a match to the one I snapped a photograph of. As my photograph shows it looks like Teddy's hubs need some seal work done to it too. The photograph of the 1968 brochure was sourced from 1968 Cutlass Locking hubs Brochure - Jeep Willys World on May 12, 2018.

    More chasing up on Toyota diesels. The spooky thing is that when I drove back into town from my adventures to buy some dinner there was a very pristine 1980-90 Toyota Hilux right next to where I parked. A Toyota 2.4D. With the benefit of time I remember driving one when I was with Ipswich City Council Parks and Gardens some time in the late 1980s.

    Can anyone give me some hints where Toyota diesel engine numbers lurk?

    After that - what size batteries do they use? Teddy is currently battery-less. From the look of the battery frame it is a lot smaller that the Century N70ZZ 4wd battery I have on hand.

    Thanks you for the assistance.

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    Lionel
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    This is a 3.0L Toyota B engine, from my BJ40 , about 1978 , pretty sure yours is a Dyna because of the inlet manifold


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    I had a set of those hubs on an old G60 I used to have, You can use a 20c coin to operate them
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    Quote Originally Posted by goingbush View Post
    This is a 3.0L Toyota B engine, from my BJ40 , about 1978 , pretty sure yours is a Dyna because of the inlet manifold

    Hello Going Bush,

    Thank you for the possible identification as a Dyna sourced engine. As I mentioned before - my knowledge of Toyota Diesels is very - very limited.

    It being a Dyna could explain why the Century Battery search kept bring it back to a N70ZZ which is physically way too big for the frame I saw today. I will visit Century's site again and type in "Dyna" - see what it throws up!

    Attached is a photograph I took of a sticker at the front of the motor - maybe the code means something to you? As I am in the dark as to what it stands for. It could just mean that someone had a sticker and they wanted a place to put it.

    Hmmm - looks like all the Century batteries searches all led back to N70ZZ.

    Kind Regards
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