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post #1 of 11 Old 08-26-2013, 11:43 AM Thread Starter
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Cherokee Mercedes 617 conversion

Fabricating motor mounts for the 617 Mercedes diesel, making aluminum adapter plates to use Cummins motor mounts. Motor mount plate bolts in stock Cherokee mount.

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post #2 of 11 Old 08-26-2013, 12:16 PM
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NICE !!! Want to do the same so I'll be watching.

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post #3 of 11 Old 08-26-2013, 01:19 PM
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Cummins.....not cummings

Nice work!

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Cummins.....not cummings

Nice work!
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post #5 of 11 Old 08-26-2013, 02:16 PM
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I want to hear more. Ive been considering this for a while now.
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post #6 of 11 Old 08-26-2013, 02:36 PM
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A guy I distantly know did this on his MJ. Nice setup, can't remember the exact HP/ tq. figures he got from the engine after some mods, but it sure as hell gave more power than the 4.0 - those Merc engines are great powerplants

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I want to hear more. Ive been considering this for a while now.
The Mercedes 617 engine is bullet proof, 140 HP 180FP of torque. With some modifications to the injection pump and a 3" exhaust, 180 HP and 200FP torque. Mercedes 4x4 makes and adapter for the Jeep transmission and I am trying to come up with a motor mount system. 25 - 30 MPG is realisic.
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post #8 of 11 Old 10-28-2013, 11:02 PM Thread Starter
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Fabricating radiator shroud for the stock Mercedes engine fan.
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post #9 of 11 Old 10-29-2013, 06:35 AM
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Very nice! You going AW4 or AX15?

Why keep the mechanical fan instead of 3 smaller electric?

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Very nice! You going AW4 or AX15?

Why keep the mechanical fan instead of 3 smaller electric?
The AX-15 transmission will be used. I always prefer a mechanical fan to an electric if space allows. The engine and radiator are designed for a engine fan which pulls more air then an electric fan.
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post #11 of 11 Old 10-29-2013, 06:31 PM
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Interesting!! Where did you find the Mercedes diesel?
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