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Unread 09-30-2008, 07:13 PM   #1
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first drive with my new golen engine!!

Just got back from taking my jeep out with its new heart. And boy does it beat!! Its got tons of torque and quite a bit more power. Im sure some will say why did'nt I get a V8. Well the simple answer is I did'nt want one! Ive got the old motor in the crate and once im comfortable with the new engine, I will be looking for someone who wants a 4.L engine its got 100,000 miles on it. The previous owner of the jeep owns a body shop and restored the jeep. His wife said he had to get rid of one of his toys. Well I got lucky. The only thing it was lacking was new power. Well im done!! for at least a while. well thats not true, I think Im getting a hardtop tomorrow!! I hope its in good shape. Well thanx everyone for taking a moment to read my thread. I feel like a new pappa!! Happy wheelin!
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Unread 09-30-2008, 10:20 PM   #2
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So did you get the Golen stroker motor? or just a rebuilt stock motor? Filling out your profile would help. BUt congrats on the new motor (whichever it is)
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Unread 09-30-2008, 10:23 PM   #3
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Ya,

Would like to see a pic or two of that...What year Jeep ?
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Unread 09-30-2008, 10:52 PM   #4
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So did you get the Golen stroker motor? or just a rebuilt stock motor? Filling out your profile would help. BUt congrats on the new motor (whichever it is)
If I had to do a motor swap that would be the one I would do even tho they start at 3500
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Unread 10-01-2008, 01:25 AM   #5
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I told you you'd like that motor once you got it installed...
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Unread 10-01-2008, 04:31 AM   #6
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I don't blame you, I wouldn't stick a stinken chevy motor in my jeep either, keep it real, keep it jeep, good for you!!!!!
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Unread 10-01-2008, 05:52 AM   #7
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Wont golen charge a core if you don't return the original engine??? Congrats tho, I'm in the middle of my first rebuild myself. I pulled the pistons out last night and will be pulling the crank then its off to the machine shop, bit off topic I know but its fun working with engines, so much so that I prolly should have made a different career choice but congrats again on your new motor.
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Unread 10-01-2008, 08:43 AM   #8
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Well im done!! for at least a while. well thats not true, I think Im getting a hardtop tomorrow!! JJ.
haha I don't think we'll ever be done with our rigs! lmao
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Unread 10-01-2008, 10:50 AM   #9
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Wont golen charge a core if you don't return the original engine??? Congrats tho, I'm in the middle of my first rebuild myself. I pulled the pistons out last night and will be pulling the crank then its off to the machine shop, bit off topic I know but its fun working with engines, so much so that I prolly should have made a different career choice but congrats again on your new motor.
Nope, no core charge from Golen.
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Unread 10-01-2008, 03:40 PM   #10
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So did you get the Golen stroker motor? or just a rebuilt stock motor? Filling out your profile would help. BUt congrats on the new motor (whichever it is)
its the 260hp stroker motor!! I know I will fill my profile out.
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Unread 10-01-2008, 03:41 PM   #11
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Would like to see a pic or two of that...What year Jeep ?
I will try to get some pics up soon!!
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Unread 10-01-2008, 03:50 PM   #12
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haha I don't think we'll ever be done with our rigs! lmao
I got a hardtop and doors for $500.00 The top is in good shape the doors are average. Next spring im gonna fix doors, and paint both hardtop and doors.
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