Ended up buying the truck. Pretty happy with it!
Only downside is no overdrive so it’s a bit slow on the open road. Not sure if another Hino OD gearbox fits but it’s not a big deal being a bit slow.
Glad you now have OD and was a straight swap. Even our old FC144 has OD but I don't know who work out the ratios. Not that I do it but full throttle in 4th is around 68 kph then into 5th and Lorry is happy to sit on 100 kph along the flats and some hills but get one that is a bit steeper and you have to wait until you loose momentum and be under 65kph before pulling back to 4th, it is a crazy set up. Yet 1st gear will climb a pole at any rev.
Went to put truck in the shed today but the exhaust is about 200mm too high. I took off the exhaust to get it in and sort the exhaust.
The exhaust has a 45 to the back of the truck.
Going to cut it down 200mm but it won’t have the 45 on the end. Will rain cause any dramas with the exhaust cut square instead?