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Unread 11-04-2013, 08:37 PM   #16
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the nv4500 is my next step since i keep tearing up ax-15's. i already have a d300 to put behind it. i was trying to be general since he is limited in time and resources.
Yeah I know, just another option to look into for something further down the road. I have a hard time finding one for under $1500 here in California, I shudder at the thought of what it would do to one's wallet over in Guam.

I'm also thinking NV4500 and D300 down the road. Either I mod the 5.2, or get a 5.9 and stroke it to a 6.1 with those two gems.


How much abuse are you putting on the 15?

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Unread 11-04-2013, 09:25 PM   #17
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obviously too much abuse. the first ax-15 went bye bye shortly after i twisted a drive shaft in half. this one is slowly letting synchros go bye bye from heavy 1st to 2nd shifts. i am not easy on it by any means. is someone were to go light on the skinny pedal it would last a whole lot longer.

the least i have seen a nv4500 for in junkyard condition is $900 with no rebuild at all.

i will probably be putting the 408 stroker ratmonkey was building in my YJ. i miss that crazy moron so bad it's not even funny. having a motor that he started to build in my rig will be great. when our birthdays roll around in feburary it's gonna kill me not to spend it with him.

enough sappy drunken horse crap. more questions on YJ magnum swaps before i puke from sheer womanly emotional bunk.
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Unread 11-04-2013, 09:47 PM   #18
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obviously too much abuse. the first ax-15 went bye bye shortly after i twisted a drive shaft in half. this one is slowly letting synchros go bye bye from heavy 1st to 2nd shifts. i am not easy on it by any means. is someone were to go light on the skinny pedal it would last a whole lot longer.

the least i have seen a nv4500 for in junkyard condition is $900 with no rebuild at all.

i will probably be putting the 408 stroker ratmonkey was building in my YJ. i miss that crazy moron so bad it's not even funny. having a motor that he started to build in my rig will be great. when our birthdays roll around in feburary it's gonna kill me not to spend it with him.

enough sappy drunken horse crap. more questions on YJ magnum swaps before i puke from sheer womanly emotional bunk.
You never get over losing a friend, you just learn to deal with it. That's one of the most valuable things I learned as a Seabee.

Sounds like you and I have similar driving styles. The WJ I'm driving right now is starting to have some very slight problems in the transmission. Hard shifts in the lower gears when it's cold being the biggest one right now. I'm pretty damn heavy on the throttle when I'm behind the wheel of a V8. It's just no fun having all that power and not using it. There's a few members on here who are good friends of mine, they can tell you all about the way I drive out here in the desert.

Sounds like maybe I just need to finish up my swap and use the AX-15 for the time being and start saving up for the 4500 and D300.
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Unread 11-05-2013, 02:33 AM   #19
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You never get over losing a friend, you just learn to deal with it. That's one of the most valuable things I learned as a Seabee.
Ain't that the truth! I'm an active duty EO2 with 3 OEF deployments under my belt, in Guam because I'm attached to EOD.


Back on subject before those things called feeling start trying to show themselves. If I get time this weekend I'll scope out the junkyards here and see if I can find any manuals begging to be plucked. An NV4500 would BEYOND perfect if I can manage it considering later on down the road my ultimate goal is to have a 4BT in this girl. There are enough Jeeps on this tiny rock that I might be able find an AX either sitting in the weeds somewhere or sitting on the frame of a project that someone never finished, but that can take time. If I absolutely have to, I can push the deadline and have the engine on stands in the garage while I get all the last minute items. Which may be better because I'll be studying under the hood every night knowing where every bolt is and every wire that needs to be removed and when I finally do get that long awaited 3 or 4 day weekend the 4 banger will be out in record time.
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Unread 11-05-2013, 02:56 AM   #20
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Ain't that the truth! I'm an active duty EO2 with 3 OEF deployments under my belt, in Guam because I'm attached to EOD.


Back on subject before those things called feeling start trying to show themselves. If I get time this weekend I'll scope out the junkyards here and see if I can find any manuals begging to be plucked. An NV4500 would BEYOND perfect if I can manage it considering later on down the road my ultimate goal is to have a 4BT in this girl. There are enough Jeeps on this tiny rock that I might be able find an AX either sitting in the weeds somewhere or sitting on the frame of a project that someone never finished, but that can take time. If I absolutely have to, I can push the deadline and have the engine on stands in the garage while I get all the last minute items. Which may be better because I'll be studying under the hood every night knowing where every bolt is and every wire that needs to be removed and when I finally do get that long awaited 3 or 4 day weekend the 4 banger will be out in record time.
I knew you had to be either Navy or Marine Corps. More often than not, when somebody says they're in Guam, they are stationed there. Ain't that many people from that island!

To be honest, if I could go back and do it all over again, I would have just repaired the radiator and kept on chuggin until I had ALL the parts ready to go, then I would have done the swap within a week or so. My Jeep has been down for over 2 years, I'd still be driving it right now if I didn't blow the engine on a trail the day before the registration expired.

You don't wanna end up like me, I can't even remember what it's like driving a YJ at this point. I'd say keep collecting parts until you have every last thing, then tear into it and haul *** over a weekend.
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Unread 11-05-2013, 04:45 AM   #21
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Seabees- We the willing, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much, with so little, for so long, we are qualified to do anything with nothing.

I will try to hold off as long as I can to gather everything and be very careful with whatever borrowed time this girl has left. Oil pump decided to throw in the towel mid-trail a couple months ago (thankfully Napa had one in stock) and I haven't seen much dirt since with the fear of what might call it quits next.
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Unread 11-05-2013, 06:17 AM   #22
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Seabees- We the willing, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much, with so little, for so long, we are qualified to do anything with nothing.
you must have been attached to some real booger marines. while overseas we treated our corpsman and seabees better than we treated each other. we didn't get to spend much time on station but when we did we were often surprised with the stuff the seabees attached to us could find.
one day we were all chilling in the smoke pit and complaining about the MWR and internet building being catered for the garrison personnel that only work during the day. we left on a 3 day mission, came back and they had built us a hooch and filled it with weights, stationary bikes, and a crap load of current magazines. we promptly made sure to return the favor with some spoils from outside the wire. it is my experience that you are in for a fist fight if you trash talk a field marines seabees and devil docs.
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Unread 11-07-2013, 05:16 AM   #23
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I'll be the first one to say, anybody who talks down about my fellow Seabees will get a steel toe boot up the *** that still has concrete, plaster, and diesel fuel on it.

EDIT: Unless that Seabee was a genuine **** bag or blue falcon, in that case, have at it.
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Unread 11-08-2013, 04:59 PM   #24
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Haven't had any problems with the Marines ever, mainly just dealing with chiefs and officers that are yes men with no spine. Army is a bunch of ******bags, but this last deployment a few of us were with 1/6 Marines Bravo Company in Afghanistan and they hooked us UP. They started calling us all AS's (acquisition specialist). Seabee does stand for Steal Everything Available, Borrow Everything Else. If you want it, we can find it as long as you don't ask questions about where it came from.

My dad was 101st in Vietnam and when he found out I was joining as a Bee "ah s**t, you're gonna be one of those f***ers, I had to deal with you guys in Nam, y'all will do just about any work for a case of beer or a bottle of liquor though"
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Unread 11-08-2013, 05:07 PM   #25
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Seems to be a unanimous view that we drink and fight too much
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Unread 11-12-2013, 01:08 AM   #26
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And project V8 YJ commences, my Yeep's new heart comes home tomorrow (earlier than expected) but I'm going to take it slow and make sure that everything is 100% ready before I even evacuate the A/C system.

SunDevil, how did you get CA smog to buy off on your swap? Or do they not know? Lol. CA is my home of record and where I will be transferring back to (SD) when I am up for orders in a couple years. I don't really want to have this become a trailer queen when I get back but sometimes we have no choice.
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Unread 11-15-2013, 08:34 PM   #27
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IT BEGINS!!!


I'm probably going to convert this engine to carb, it has the harness and computer but the box is fried and the wiring harness has been hacked up. The price reflected that fact...$Free.99. I'll have less cost and hassle converting it than I will trying to get the TBI working again.
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Unread 11-15-2013, 08:44 PM   #28
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Sub'd up! Allot of good info, thanks guys!
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Unread 08-03-2014, 08:55 AM   #29
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Well, it's been a while since I've been on and absolutely 0 progress has been made...well almost 0. I have a new engine, this one with a complete wiring harness that cranked and fired right up with the starter from my other 318 and the Optima from my YJ.



I have no complaints at all, $150 + $55 towing for the whole pile INCLUDING a nice disc brake Dana 44 out back. Now I get to think about the horrendous task of putting an OBDII engine into an OBDI chassis


Update 5:30PM Guam time
Something a buddy brought to my attention that I am deep in thought about. Cut the ZJ body away from the unibody rails, shorten and stiffen them up a bit an drop my YJ tub on top. Here's the reasoning, the coil suspension already ties in, the engine is a solid mount where it needs to be, there won't be any custom bracketry for the motor mounts/power steering/radiator. It all sounds so simple when talking about it but actually looking at it I don't know, those rails are awful flimsy looking/feeling and the amount of reinforcement that I think it would need seems I'd be better off just building a full tube chassis. Thoughts?
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Unread 08-05-2014, 04:24 PM   #30
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You are overcomplicating the swap by putting your body on that thing. The wiring will be easy if that GC is 1995 or older it is ODB1 like your YJ and the harness will graft right in. The only place you are going to get into trouble is that jeep has a 46rh trans with the governor in the tailhousing of the trans and it is 31.5" long. If you convert it to a 46re than it will be 27" and that puts you about the same length as your 4.0/ax-15/231 combo. In order to do that it will have to be converted to OBDII which is still easy and thats what I did.
Here is my trans and t-case.

Here is how the 408sits in the engine bay
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