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Unread 05-29-2009, 07:47 PM   #31
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Unread 05-29-2009, 08:38 PM   #32
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sweet project....After reading and seeing your tranny steps, i'm ready to gut out my 46re if need be.
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Unread 05-29-2009, 08:51 PM   #33
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this is a good thread
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Unread 06-09-2009, 07:48 AM   #34
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been having trouble getting my shift kit dialed in, apparently aps didn't include a part they should have along with supplemental instructions. so i've been effectively chasing my tail for a few weeks now. :
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Unread 06-09-2009, 10:25 AM   #35
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damn man...

this is a seriously sick build!

how were those 1.7 ratio rockers? worth the money?
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Unread 06-11-2009, 02:23 AM   #36
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that looks alot like an M1 intake, am i right? if so, i know its made for a 4barrel throttle body and they have a plate to put on the zjs 2barrel on, and you know what you can put between that plate and the throttle body.. thats right.. a plate to run NOS
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Unread 06-11-2009, 05:05 AM   #37
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it's an edelbrock airgap manifold with injector bungs welded in and a 4bbl to 2bbl adapter. hughes engines makes them, they now have edelbrock casting the hughes name into them
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Unread 06-11-2009, 06:39 AM   #38
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i have had all i can handle with automatic transmissions, i'm heading out to the yard to get an nv3500 today. anyone want a partially set up shift kitted, slightly used 44re with hd clutches?
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Unread 06-11-2009, 07:38 AM   #39
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OMG, Look at that piston!
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Unread 06-11-2009, 10:26 AM   #40
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it appears to be physically smaller than the 44re, should be an interesting swap.

picked up a center console with factory subwoofer for my girlfriend's wrangler while i was there.
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Unread 06-12-2009, 07:36 AM   #41
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ordered about half my exhaust today, will have a shop do the rest.
trying out some long tube dakota headers since i'll have the manual and dodge side starter in there. if they fit i'll be happy, if not i'll have to return for something in a shorty i guess.
ordered a kevlar clutch kit for it as well.
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Unread 06-14-2009, 05:18 AM   #42
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headers are here(summit has fast shipping when they're an hour away), not the highest quality i've ever seen, but it's a 250$ experiment anyways since i'm not sure how well they're gonna fit. and i don't want to ruin 500$ headers while massaging things about.

looks like finding direct fit pedals is gonna be tough as all get out, time to figure out which other jeep has pedals that are close enough to work with.
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Unread 06-15-2009, 04:09 PM   #43
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50$ for flywheel and cps from the ram my tranny came out of. flywheel looks to have a couple thousand miles on it at most.
getting a call back in the morning about how much i'm gonna be spending for the pedals.

should be getting into this project by the end of the month(clutch is on back order).
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Unread 06-17-2009, 03:26 PM   #44
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Going to pick up my clutch pedal and master cyl tomorrow. Build is almost a go.
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Unread 06-18-2009, 11:10 AM   #45
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pedals acquired, block is done at the machine shop. just gonna drop off my rotating assembly since their hour rate is what i make at work so my time vs. their money is a wash really.
couldn't get the master and slave from the jeep, did get the shifter boot and knob as well as a zj command trac bezel(if anyone wants it pm me).
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