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Unread 08-31-2012, 09:34 PM   #31
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I havent got much done lately but I did pick up another b3.3, this one is turbocharged and rated at 85 hp. The down side is #1 and 4 top compression rings are broken. I think I can hone the cylinders and reuse the pistons.
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Unread 09-01-2012, 05:02 AM   #32
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Awesome build! Definately subscribed to this one.





I just so happen to have a brand new Garrett I picked up on trade. I had big dreams of doing a 4BT swap, but sadly finances won't support it. Would you be interested in a Garrett TA3107 turbo? Should be a perfect upgrade to that T25.
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Unread 09-01-2012, 10:11 AM   #33
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How much? Do you have an pics?
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Unread 09-01-2012, 10:26 AM   #34
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#1 and 4 top compression rings are broken.
Sounds like someone got a little too generous with the starting fluid.
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Unread 09-01-2012, 10:53 AM   #35
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How much? Do you have an pics?
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Unread 09-01-2012, 12:29 PM   #36
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Hey Homebrew. Build is lookin' good and can't tell you how excited I am to see another 3.3L powered Jeep. You'll love it on the first drive.

That's a good find on the 85HP 3.3. Just so you know, the pistons, injection pump, injectors and a host of other internals are different between the natural aspirated version and the turbo. I've seen too many guys try to turbo their NA 3.3's and have problems. Now you should be able to use the block if the turbo block is too far gone.

Btw, if you ever need 3.3 parts, shoot me a PM. I've still got a couple boxes left after building three of them. Pumps, 120amp alternators, waterpumps, etc.... and even a new set of rings if you decide to go that route.

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Unread 09-01-2012, 04:23 PM   #37
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Your build has been a huge help and inspiration to me. Sorry if I steal a few of your ideas.
I am thinking about moving my rear shocks out board like you did, do you have any problems with the tires rubbing at full flex?
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Unread 09-01-2012, 04:32 PM   #38
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So I want to do a shackle reversal on the front end and have been looking at M.O.R.E.s kit but I am not crazy about spending $300. I fingured for that I can build some brackets and buy new shackles. MORE was a good video on their website that shows how to install their kit so I am kind of going off of that. When I started to drop the spring out off of the drivers side I found this when I removed the rear bolt.
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A grinder, sawzall and hammer the rear bracket is off!
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The rear bracket could almost be welded to to the front but I am going to make new brackets.
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I picked up some late 80 f250 shock towers from the local dealer for $17 a piece, should give me 3-4" longer shock.
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Unread 09-03-2012, 03:22 PM   #39
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Your build has been a huge help and inspiration to me. Sorry if I steal a few of your ideas.
I am thinking about moving my rear shocks out board like you did, do you have any problems with the tires rubbing at full flex?
Initially, yes, the rear tires would rub the shock at stuff.... BUT, I was also running a Ford 8.8 axle with was 1.5" more narrow than a std. Jeep. I corrected this with a set of Spidertrax spacers and never rubbed again.
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Unread 12-09-2012, 05:15 PM   #40
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Sorry its been so long since I have put anything up. The wedding is over, but we are still paying for, not a lot left over for Jeep parts.
I tore down the last 3.3 I picked up to see what all it is going to need. I should be able to hone the cylinders and reuse the pistons. Everything else looks ok.
I picked another turbocharged 3.3 that only has 11 hours on it, bad new the block it broke above the last main cap. I think I am going to use the block and crank from the naturally aspirate 3.3. If the block cleans up with just honing, I think I can build it for around $300.
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Unread 01-10-2013, 05:46 PM   #41
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Shiny New Thing

I broke down the bought a shackle reversal bracket from WFO Concepts. They had a 20% off sale at the end of the year, the bracket was only $200. I opened up the box to find a beefy bracket and some leaf spring bushings I ordered but no shackles or tubing to weld in to the frame. One quick call and they are sending me the missing pieces. Here are some pics of the bracket.
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I chopped up one of my engine stands to hold the engine to make it easier to rebuild it. I thought about wrestling it around on the bench but this should work much better.
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Here is a pic of the cracked block on the last engine I got. I stripped down the naturally aspirated engine will use it to build this on.
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Weather permitting I will Mock up the shackle reversal bracket and take some pictures. I don't have heat in the shop so it is not much fun this time of year.
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Unread 01-10-2013, 06:10 PM   #42
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Unread 01-12-2013, 12:40 PM   #43
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I cut off the front spring hangers and got the shackle reversal bolted up. I mocked up the rear shackles and measured out to drill for the bushing. I am going to wait until I get my new shackles from WFO to finalize the location to drill the holes and weld in the bushings.
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While I am waiting on my shackles and had the grinder out I chopped down my air intake pipe. The original was to tall and hit the hood. I cut 1 1/2 inches out of it. I am waiting to weld it on until I get a charge air cooler mocked up. I think I have found a cac, I am just waiting to see how much it is going to cost to ship it.
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Unread 02-03-2013, 03:04 PM   #44
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I received the rest of my brackets from wfo, drilled holes in the frame and welded in the tubing for the bushings. I ordered the 4" shackles because I didn't want any more lift. They would be fine with the stock springs but my Fabtechs have the double military wrap which doesn't leave a lot of room between the spring and the frame rail.
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I was looking for boomarange shackles and happened to find these on ebays. The are 3/8" thick, plasma cut, really nice pieces, the only problems they are drilled for 1/2" bolt, I will redrill them for 9/16".
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I had some free time last weekend so I decided to pull the rear end. The track bar bolts wouldn't budge but the sawzall made quick work of it. They were the only bolts on the whole jeep I couldnt get out. I am going some time this week to pick up a 8.8, several of the salvage yards have them for $200.
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I just happen to find a pair of intercooler also on ebay. $55 shipped to my door for the pair. I need to pick up some more metal to make mounting backets for the radiator but the charge air coolers fit pretty good.
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I ordered a 8.8 swap kit from East Coast Gears and a SYE for JB Conversions. Weather premitting I am going to finish the transfer case and get the 8.8 mocked up.
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Unread 02-03-2013, 06:52 PM   #45
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There is a lot of win in this thread

Nice fab keep up the good work!
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