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post #16 of 25 Old 10-14-2013, 09:43 PM
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They all have the same flaw.
They are man made.
Nothing man made is perfect, nor will it last forever.


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post #17 of 25 Old 10-14-2013, 10:50 PM
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The looks on peoples face when they say ,"oh chevy 350 huh?" And i say.. "**** no its not a chevy!"
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post #18 of 25 Old 10-15-2013, 01:24 AM
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The looks on peoples face when they say ,"oh chevy 350 huh?" And i say.. "Hell yeah its a chevy!"
To me it is not about being like or unlike others. I couldn't care less what other people think of me or my machine. All that matters is what YOU think of YOUR machine, and that it puts a smile on your face every time you drive it. I am not too proud to listen to the advice of people with more experience and/or expertise than myself (high on that list is NOVAK).

Sure, people have stuffed just about everything imaginable into a jeep but there are many good reasons why the 350 is by far the most popular swap for a jeep. It works well, is a great motor, is well documented and well supported and is among the most cost effective swaps for the jeep just to name a few. I do what makes sense to me and if people don't like my 350 well......eat my dust!

I wondered why the baseball kept getting bigger and bigger....then it hit me!
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post #19 of 25 Old 10-15-2013, 02:59 AM
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I'm just a Mopar guy so... yeah. Some people build a tube buggy around a SBC, I'd build one around a 5.9 magnum. As long as you don't put a damn flowcrapper behind the engine, doesn't really matter all that much to me.

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post #20 of 25 Old 10-15-2013, 05:53 AM
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I'm just a Mopar guy so... yeah. Some people build a tube buggy around a SBC, I'd build one around a 5.9 magnum. As long as you don't put a damn flowcrapper behind the engine, doesn't really matter all that much to me.
I love my Flowcrapper 40
and (now that it's running finally) also love my SBC.... but I'm not brand partial... I'm money partial

I'd LOVE to jam an original HEMI in there but then there's the money issue LOL

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post #21 of 25 Old 10-15-2013, 08:37 AM
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There is a lot to do with an engine swap. It also depends on how clean u want the install to be also. Now that I have done a swap, I could do it again faster and cheaper. I think around 3k is a good idea of price IF u do all the work yourself and have the tools/ knowledge to do it. If u don't, then the price just keeps going up.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/350-swap-time-near-1406658
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post #22 of 25 Old 10-15-2013, 03:27 PM
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I love my Flowcrapper 40
and (now that it's running finally) also love my SBC.... but I'm not brand partial... I'm money partial

I'd LOVE to jam an original HEMI in there but then there's the money issue LOL


I can tell you this, sometimes it's really hard to be a Mopar fan. Some of the **** Chrysler does just... I don't even know.

An accurate representation of me when working on a Mopar vehicle.


A 426 Hemi would be real nice though.

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post #23 of 25 Old 11-20-2014, 03:02 PM
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Agreed!

[QUOTE=Maine1994ZJ;16838849]Personally, I would think your best fit would be a '93-'95 V8 Grand Cherokee drivetrain transplant.
You'll be looking at a higher number of interchangeable parts(more so than SBC/SBF).
You can buy a rustbucket V8 ZJ donor for about $500 or so, swap the NP249(unless you get one with a good viscous coupling) for the NP231 you have(don't forget to swap the input shaft from the 249, cause the one in your 231 is too short), use both your stock front and rear drive shafts, it comes with all the necessary wiring and sensors that you need, plus you'll have a built in spot for your A/C to OBA compressor swap.

This is what I'm planning for my YJ within the next few years.
Sounds like less B.S. to me than looking for THIS part to make THAT part bolt up, etc., etc....

Also,
No offense, but I'm a firm believer in:
Chevy engines belong in Chevys, and Ford engines belong in Fords.[/
QUOTE]


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post #24 of 25 Old 11-21-2014, 02:06 AM
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I'm just a Mopar guy so... yeah. Some people build a tube buggy around a SBC, I'd build one around a 5.9 magnum. As long as you don't put a damn flowcrapper behind the engine, doesn't really matter all that much to me.
Not to highjack but...

What have I missed with "Flowcrapper"? Im getting ready to put exhaust on my freshly swapped 5.9 and I was thinking 50 series? Bad idea? Im looking for a nice smooth sounding exhaust. Not some hotrod thats loud and annoying.


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post #25 of 25 Old 11-21-2014, 08:15 AM
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what are the emissions requirements for your area before you look at swapping?

i skimmed the thread so if you guys covered it already, i missed it.

since your jeep is a 95, your inspection requirements would be that you need to meet the emissions requirement for a 95. something to think about if you live in an area that checks that stuff.

i put a 302 into my 87 yj and used the ford c6 and np208 (or whatever the ford tcase is). i lost about 40 pounds in weight from the 4.2 and gained about 3" of space in length. i used the jeep wires and just hooked them up to the spots on the ford 302. jeep fired right up. i also used the stock radiator and have no cooling issues. the stock auto shift linkage also hooked to the c6 so the jeep looks stock from in the cab, no floor shifter or weird looking stuff in there.

i have spent about 6 months because i only work on it every other saturday or every third saturday.

I don't feel like working on anything at this time so i sold my yj.
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