Motor Performance Upgrade, 2-F
Here at CCOT I've been ask to produce an economical 2-F Motor Performance Kit. I'm looking for kit suggestions that increase horsepower, gas mileage and simple to install.
Performance kit to fit 2-F Motors, 1975 through 1978-
I need Maker's name (brand / link) and model or part numbers...
We want to offer an affordable, simple kit that does not create hassles for installer and is long lasting.
CCOT's Motor Restorations are always stock so I'm calling on your aftermarket performance expertise for product advice.
Thanks for any input you have to offer and FREE tow straps will be given out with first product suggestions we go with. thanks, Dan Olexy
A good cam and new timing kit would be a good performance upgrade like the one downey off road manufactures. A K&N air filter is allways considerd a performance upgrade also.
A good, easy to install distributor to use is the Mallory Unilite. These can be bought with or without vacuum advance and is a drop in deal. Part #476410 for the vacuum advance model.
Dwight Pilkilton Wrote:
Hi Dan , from the reasearch I have done the Weber 38mm and the 32/36 mm carbs are the best aftermarket that everyone is using. I have read many posts about problems with Rochester and Holly....but none about Weber. The only problems I have read about on Weber is when someone installs a 32/36 on a 2F when it really needs a 38mm.
For what it's worth
Sean K Wrote:
Strongly recommend the Weber 38 for the 2F. Power and gas mileage increases and your cruiser will always start. I would suggest, however, a kit that somehow uses the stock linkage as I the accelerator kit I recieved was less than satisfactory and I spend a lot of time modifying it before I felt comfortable on the trail with it.
Also the K & N filter is a great low cost improvement.
Dan Lewis Wrote:
I have the Mallory unilite without vacuum advance I have had trouble setting the timing.It seems to jump around a little bit.I was told that the gears do not match up just right and this could cause premature failure.It Is a very simple system and I am satisfied with It`s performance but If anyone has input on the difference In the gears or just a general opinion I would be interested in hearing.I also have a Weber 38mm. and could not be happier.
I put the MSD 6a multispark ignition, MSD coil and MSD 8.5mm spark plug wires along with my weber 38/38 carb. and my gas consumption went from 8 - 10 mpg to 15- 18 mpg. I also indexed my spark plugs to better direct the spark to the cylinder chamber. along with all this I put on a purulator fuel regulator to keep the fuel pressure constant
What year did you put the MSD on? If it was a 78 on, did you use the igniter or did it rplace it? Thanks
I have a '74 FJ40 with a '78 F2 engine, At some time in the future I also plan on getting the toyota electronic distributor. At this point I'm still running with the points.
I think the fireball ignition is a good addition then you don't need buy the whole distributor. 100 bucks you have electronic. XR700 at cranecams.com. Helps with mpg and power. That along with the K&N filter 2904 and I get 15 mpg and have over 100k on my 2f with stock carb and smog. If the header was a good price package I am sure the mpg would go up even more. Good luck.
I installed a header on my newly rebuilt 2F 2-3 years ago, and it was one CCoT offered at that time. I believe it is a Downey brand. It is a very well-built unit, and it solved my leak around by gasket (from a previous unknown-brand header), and has retained its chrome appearance very well over the last few years. It even had provisions for hooking up the EGR to it if necessary (mine is desmogged). If I bought another header, I would absolutely go with the one I bought from CCoT without a doubt.
Sean, I second the Downey (nmsg)