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post #1 of 16 Old 12-24-2002, 12:46 PM Thread Starter
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Too many horses!?!

I've been in love with the Mustang GT500's from the late '70's for a while now. Knowing that I can't afford one, I want to know if I can put one of those BBBAADDD 428 Cobra Jet's in my CJ7. Is it possible? Is it stupid?
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post #2 of 16 Old 12-24-2002, 01:26 PM
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We're only dealing with metal... anything is possible . Now practical, that's another story. Unless you've already got a 428CJ motor laying around you're probably looking at an "above average" priced swap. Even an average SBC or SBF swap is expensive. Gotta think about stuff like weight/dimensions/front sump oil pan... besides... it's a Ford

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post #3 of 16 Old 12-26-2002, 09:53 AM
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As BESRK said, + cooling of a big block will be a problem, although a FORD is the only way to go.
A SBF 5.0L SEFI is a great all around engine, lighter than a Jeep six, smaller in demenisions than a small block Chebby, and able to leap building in a single bound, well at least small rocks.

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post #4 of 16 Old 12-26-2002, 10:02 AM
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Anything can be done ..

A friend of mine has a crate Chevy 502 under the hood of his Toy-Cruiser ... he pops Dana 60's like they are pretzles under all that power, destroyed a couple of transmissions (last tranny took a rock hit during TopTruckChallenge) .. but it can be done.

A couple of wrenches, a welder and grinder can do just about anything

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post #5 of 16 Old 12-26-2002, 06:11 PM
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Here.. do this..

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post #6 of 16 Old 12-27-2002, 10:13 PM
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That is the CLEANEST engine compartment I've ever seen!
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post #7 of 16 Old 12-28-2002, 08:39 AM
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Very nice, BESRK! That looks more appropriate for a show car than a jeep running through power line mudholes !

Currently an '86 CJ-7 and a '77 CJ-7 Golden Eagle---#4 and 5 following a '01 Sahara, '90 Sahara, and '85 CJ-7....
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post #8 of 16 Old 12-28-2002, 05:04 PM
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I wanted to dirty up my engine a bit so me and my buddy went out today and did this...




His Jeep has a 304, 32" tires, and Detroits F&R...


Me on the right.. him on the left... now my engine is dirty.

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hey besrk

looks like your buddy had the same problem as me in the first pic.. the passenger door came open (looks like anyway), but I'll bet his girlfriend wasn't in the passenger seat and falling out....

yeah,,,
she was pretty pissed at me..

made it through the pit though...

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So what your thing ???

Big Block or small block ?

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I just love that picture!!!

What kind of headers are those that you put in there? I picked up some shorty 4x4 headers for my 350 (still need to attach them .. just finished polishin' them out) and redo my exhaust (3" pipes off the headers) to match .. but mine look nothing like what you have ..

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post #12 of 16 Old 01-05-2003, 03:37 PM
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Thanks Naekid.. I got those headers off of eBay for $189 with an HTP coating. The front of the motor uses a Weiand aluminum water pump, billet pulleys, and the braided hoses. The stuff is actually pretty easy to keep clean too. After mudding, I just let it cool, spray it down with Super Clean or Greased Lightning, and then hose it right off. Put a light coat of wax on the chrome stuff and it's good to go.

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I wanted to dirty up my engine a bit so me and my buddy went out today and did this...
Is that where I think it is?? new Industrial addition in Hampton?

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post #14 of 16 Old 01-09-2003, 04:56 PM
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emmm... off Semple Farms Rd?... Yep. Have you been back there?

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post #15 of 16 Old 01-16-2003, 11:27 PM
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Stupid ... putting it in, no, driveing like like a madman... yes.

with a lot of power, you may need to strengthen the frame and other componets accordingly.


A 4cyl with 100 horsepower will beat a 8cyl with 1000 horsepower on a racecourse, if the power can't be harnessed safely. Just something to remember... be safe, have fun

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