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Unread 02-12-2010, 01:36 PM   #1
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finally.... my 95 with 4.3 completed

so i bought this jeep seven years ago for 400 bucks. was told it needed a motor, trans rebuild, suspension work.... and the list went on. so after a tranny rebuild and alil tlc.... is was running on the orriginal motor, completely stock everything. last spring, i finally decided on my engine swap and started gathering pieces. i took a 4.3 vortec marine engine and went to town with a full rebuild, and got a junk yard donor for bolt-ons, fuel and electrical. i went with an 01 4.3 csfi from a blazer and a 4l60e trans to a np231cj conversion. after nine months down time its finally home where it belongs. here are some pics.

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Unread 02-12-2010, 01:39 PM   #2
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wow thing looks pretty mint. keep updating your progress
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Unread 02-12-2010, 01:51 PM   #3
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here it is in and running.... sounds great and cranks out some nice power. i really think the 8.8 swap might be alittle closer than i thought. after reading tons of posts about an OBA system, i went with it and love it so far... havent needed to test it yet except to add some air to the wifes escape.
overall, very happy with the end result and couldnt be happier with the companies that helped make it all possible.

motor mounts from Novak Conversions
wire harness an computer reflash from FI Specialties
VSS kit from Novak Conversions
fuel line adapters from Fitch Fuel Catalyst
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Unread 02-12-2010, 02:10 PM   #4
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Very nice! Just curious, but if you had to guess....how many hours do you have into her so far?
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Unread 02-12-2010, 02:20 PM   #5
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ooooooowwwwfff..........couldnt even guess but id say if i didnt slack around and with an extra set of hands to be my "tool handler" so i didnt have to stop and get what i needed, including the rebuild,i could have done it in 3 weeks of 8 our days....maybe?

i bet i could figure a better time line for each stage.

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Unread 02-12-2010, 03:36 PM   #6
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very nice, congrats!
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Unread 02-12-2010, 04:55 PM   #7
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so..... is the 8.8 the way to go.....or?
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Unread 02-13-2010, 07:14 AM   #8
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yes. simple swap. very strong and has the same lug pattern. there are 8.8 swap and info threads everywhere on the forum. make sure you find the right gear ratio. you can find the ratio chart in other threads
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Sweet!
now size down those pics a bit.



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Unread 02-13-2010, 09:39 AM   #10
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how would one size them down? they are kinda crappy too.. dang camera phone.
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Very Nice Build ..
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how would one size them down? they are kinda crappy too.. dang camera phone.
Any photo editing software, including Microsoft paint which I'm sure you have.

Nice work BTW!
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Unread 01-06-2011, 08:04 PM   #13
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wow, ive been resurected. thanx, its changed alil since then. went 33's, have an 8.8 for a winter project. added OME springs, leather heated seats for the wife. and need to get me a york 210 to swap out my OBA compressor. o yea, and i had the computer reflashed for more gogo. vrooooom.
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