FJ20 build help

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11thhourfabrication
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FJ20 build help

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Hi
 Just picked up a FJ20ET and plan to install into my 510. I am in the San Francisco area so I will have Rebello do the rebuild. Has anyone tried installing beehive or conical valve springs in a FJ head to lighten the valvetrain? I can spec a cam for a Chevy or L series Datsun but the twin cam setup has me stumped as far as trying to figure out the specs on the limited cams available. I know the FJ20 is a robust engine but any tips for a turbo engine that I would like build with a little more power(100 to 200 HP) than stock. Also does anyone know the process and parts required to convert to a external oil pump wet or dry. I tried at FJ20.com but their forum is kind of dry of users. Thanks for any help.
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defdes
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As an FJ driver myself, I would suggest calling one of the FJ specialists in Australia. I am now just getting into the rebuild of my 510 so I haven't talked to any of those folks in over 15 years but I did speak with someone about cam regrinds who's name I got off of the FJ20 forum. I don't know if BAZ is still a member here but he was a good resource.
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Baz sadly passed away on May2, 2022.
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MikeY
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Cameron is running datsport now and has a machine shop background. Never hurts to reach out there.
Pista_510
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Stewart Wilkins are another great resource in New South Wales, Australia for FJ20 parts, pieces and knowhow.

https://www.swmotorsport.com.au/
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