The first pic is hard to see, but I wanted to highlight a major issue with fitting the motor, the motor could be pushed back 4 more inches to get a little more weight towards the back, but then there is no room to run an exhaust, the turbo exit points right at the firewall, I would like to fab a new header to relocate the turbo, and push the motor back some, but we will see, its all an experiment.
I also like to note that for me, when I do something like this, I typically like to rip out all the wiring and start fresh. I usually just do relays and fuses and try to keep it organized. I plan to redo most the body wiring as well, I mean does anybody have a YJ that does not have random wires hanging down that seem to go nowhere? Not to mention the hacking done by previous owners....
So in time, all the wiring will be redone, probably with a painless wiring kit. But as far as the enigne bay and wiring are concerned, I am pretty happy with it.
I like to think right now I am in the "Mockup/Prototype/Test" stage. Once I get all the bugs worked out and everything mechanically perfect, I am going to tear the whole thing apart, re-paint, body work, yadda yadda, basically restore it.
Jeep 1:Used to have a 93 YJ 2.5l- 3.5" Black Diamond, Chevy TBI 5.7l V8, SM 465 4 speed, 8.8 rear( 4.10, L/S), rhinoline, Mile Marker 9000, NP 231, Had to sell it due to college
Jeep 2: 89/91 YJ, 4BT Cummins, NV4500, NP 231, Old Man Emu 2.5" suspension lift, 1" body lift.....Runs and drives, but very much a project
Interned at Novak Conversions 2 summers ago
Ask me about my 4BT Cummins Motor Mounts!!