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Unread 02-02-2007, 12:41 AM   #1
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Starting the 5.9 swap.... BUILDUP THREAD!

Hey guys, this is somewhat a plug to show you guys what my next little endeavor is on my rig. I picked up a wrecked 5.9 ZJ and am swapping the motor and tranny into my jeep. I'm going to use this thread to document the progress of a motor swap in a ZJ. Should be quite the difference in a 5.9 and my little 4.0/42RE combo.

If any of you guys need 5.9 parts, they are available here.

http://www.mallcrawlin.com/forum//sh...ad.php?t=11038

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Unread 02-02-2007, 01:14 AM   #2
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This ought to be fun to watch step by step.
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Unread 02-02-2007, 01:27 AM   #3
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Does the 98 zj and 93 zj have the same Blower motor resistor??? If so, would u take $30 shipped for the blower motor resistor?

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just picked up a 360 myself. though i'm going to build a nice stroker out of it before putting it in.
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Unread 02-02-2007, 09:52 AM   #5
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YES!!!! This is AWESOME!

Did you keep the 5.9 hood? You might need it, those lavures are there for a reason. If it is the same color I would use it! It might be cool to install the grill too, to have the whole 5.9 effect. Also I am sure you are going to use the radator out of the 5.9 or something better!
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Does the 98 zj and 93 zj have the same Blower motor resistor??? If so, would u take $30 shipped for the blower motor resistor?

Let me know

-Phil
It should. If anybody wants anything please PM me. This thread is going to be for the 5.9 build.
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YES!!!! This is AWESOME!

Did you keep the 5.9 hood? You might need it, those lavures are there for a reason. If it is the same color I would use it! It might be cool to install the grill too, to have the whole 5.9 effect. Also I am sure you are going to use the radator out of the 5.9 or something better!

The hood has has a spot where it's missing some paint. This thing was crashed into a fence on the passenger side and in the front so I don't think the grill is salvageable. This thing is in great condition otherwise.
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Unread 02-02-2007, 10:23 AM   #8
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Just so you know Puma, the 5.2 clutch fan/shroud will cool a 5.9 with no trouble.
I have a spare V8 airhat if you need it. Lots of other parts too you may need. Sensors, etc...
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thanks I may be in touch with a few parts I might need.

Blaine, the hood and grille are no more. I will probably put the hood louvers on mine. I am going to get started on everything this weekend. Now will you flame me if I have a V8 badge on my hatch?
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Now will you flame me if I have a V8 badge on my hatch?
Does this mean your yellow fan shrowd has to go too?

I am pumed about this for you! It is going to be a badass swap! I can't wait to see your progress!!!
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My jeep still whoops this jeeps tail. Anyday.
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My jeep still whoops this jeeps tail. Anyday.
You have been 4WD for like 8 hours and you are talking smak already?
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Unread 02-02-2007, 02:13 PM   #13
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Good luck! The only "issue" should be the wiring.
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Good luck! The only "issue" should be the wiring.
I assume he pulled all the electronics from the 5.9
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I assume he pulled all the electronics from the 5.9
Well, we all know where assuming gets us...
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