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Unread 10-28-2011, 11:37 AM   #136
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I based my decission between Novak and AA after calling them both and talking to them for about 15 minutes each. The guy at AA kept telling me the output side of the 2wd 4l60e was 27 spline and it would mate perfectly with my 231j with their adapter. I explaned multiple times it was a 2wd tans and couldnt seem to get thru . Called Novak , they were spot on with everything.

Probably my only complaint with Novak is they charged me $45 to ship a transfer case shifter via UPS with an actual shipping cost of less than $12. Product and ship time are top notch so far.

Not much to be jealous of on the shop, its just a 50 year old block building my dad built with a wood and metal addition. Small cramped and always cluttered with crap.
Hahahaha

The great thing about Novak is every single one of them has been working on jeeps and doing swaps for years, they are all really knowledgeable and have a lot of experience. They are also always trying to make things better by doing thier own in house swaps, we were prototyping a JK with an all aluminum 5.3 while I was there, it was crazy fun to drive. The 5.3 and 6.0 are Novaks favorite engines, so they provide a lot of support for it.

The bad thing about Novak is they are surprisingly small and every person there works their A** off to keep up, but sometimes they can't, but they definitely take time to make a quality product and provide support for their customers.

You really will not have ayny worries w that fuel set up

My current shop consists of a parking spot.... with no way to even run any kind of 110v power....

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Unread 10-28-2011, 01:56 PM   #137
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with your gearing your jeep will probably be faster than mine, you will love it. mine is blowing my mind at how easily it drives compared to the 4 cyl. everything else feels doggish when im not in the jeep. cruised up to 90 the other day... held it great at like 2200 rpms (bad gears) only trouble is stopping quickly lol
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1994 yj stretched, locked and loaded - 6.0l vortec lq4, 4l60e, np231, Dana 44s 37" interco trxus m/t, 3.5" bds front leafs, double triangulated 4 link rear on xj front coils.
1997 ZJ limited - BONE stock
2003 tj - 4in skyjacker, 33" mickey thompsons
my on board alternator/welder write up
[url]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/alternator-welder-write-up-1301614/[/url]
my tj 1/2 doors on a yj write up
[url]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/tj-uppers-yj-half-doors-hard-top-installation-1417686/[/url]
RC vs BDS
[url]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/rough-country-vs-bds-1461555/[/url]
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Unread 10-28-2011, 02:43 PM   #138
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I am sure looking forward to that, with the 4cyl it was a dog on the road , great in sand but no fun on the highway. I do think I hit 85mph one time on the interstate going down hill into KY
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Unread 10-28-2011, 05:44 PM   #139
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GRRRRR still no ebrake cable from M.O.R.E. , I was told they were overnighting the proper cables on Monday, I told the fellow as long as they were here by this weekend so I could start routing the exhaust we would be OK. Friday is here and it appears they havent shipped the cables yet. Glad this thing isnt my DD LOL

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Unread 10-29-2011, 08:07 PM   #140
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Friday I Installed my new walbro pump on the unit which drops in the tank. First pic shows the unmodified pick up unit. I just cut the small loop off that the original pump sat on, measured the distance from the seal at the top to the bottom of the tank and then used a hose clamp to attach the new pump to the side of the return line and fuel level sender at the proper depth so that the screen will sit right at the bottom of the tank.





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Unread 10-29-2011, 08:13 PM   #141
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I made a little more progress on the antiwrap bar yesterday. I am using a 3/4" hiem joint at the front of the bar, the chasis shop localy only uses 1" and 1.25 joints so I was unable to fint the weld in insert. I machined one from some 1.25" barstock and threaded 3/4 x 16 in the small lathe .



Then welded the threaded insert in the lower bar which is 1.25 od x .155 wall dom , then faced and turned it to clean it up a bit in the big lathe.

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Unread 10-29-2011, 08:18 PM   #142
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here is a pic of the upper and lower bars tacked together

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Unread 10-29-2011, 08:25 PM   #143
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today I was able to sqeuze in a few hours on the exhaust system, The c6 manifolds landed on friday . I had to machine a couple of flanges to work with the manfolds , I machined the center hole to be a nice snug fit over the 2.5" tubing I am using for the first half of the sytem.





These manifolds use a flat gasket instead of the more common conical gasket on the truck manifolds.
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Unread 10-29-2011, 08:27 PM   #144
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A few pics comparing the truck manifolds and the corvette manifolds





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Unread 10-29-2011, 08:32 PM   #145
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I started with the drivers side pipe, like most of the threads i took my inspiration from I just came forward and under the oil pan to wrap around the passenger side. This pipe is 2.5" and it used two walker 90 degree elbows , one summit 45 and 4' length of pipe to reach the rear of the transfer case.






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Unread 10-29-2011, 08:35 PM   #146
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The drivers side used one summit 45 , which is aprox 1' long on either side of the bend, and 19" of 2.5" diam tube





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Unread 10-29-2011, 08:40 PM   #147
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I decided to bring both the 2.5" pipes into a 3" outlet collector from magnaflow which ends at the rear edge of the transfer case. I am going to make a flange to weld at the back of the collector and to the front of the muffler since the front half of the exhaust system can be dropped and removed as a unit with out any problem. I still need to address the long runs of hose in the pic below, the original setup used two long rubber hoses also but I am considering using hard line with short lengths of hose on each end.

Here is a pic of it out on the ground after finish welding




And a shot of the collector at the rear of the transfer case

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Unread 10-29-2011, 09:00 PM   #148
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We are doing a photo shoot tommorow with a new model for a magazine add so it will be another week before I can get the exhaust finished up. Its dropping into the low 60's here at night, hopefully I will get the chasis finished up over the next two weeks so we can get on the body and paint before it gets any colder
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Unread 10-29-2011, 11:49 PM   #149
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i could only dream of doing a job that nice... that is absolutely stunning fantastic work sir. whoever will be the next owner of the jeep someday will be a very happy person
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1994 yj stretched, locked and loaded - 6.0l vortec lq4, 4l60e, np231, Dana 44s 37" interco trxus m/t, 3.5" bds front leafs, double triangulated 4 link rear on xj front coils.
1997 ZJ limited - BONE stock
2003 tj - 4in skyjacker, 33" mickey thompsons
my on board alternator/welder write up
[url]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/alternator-welder-write-up-1301614/[/url]
my tj 1/2 doors on a yj write up
[url]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/tj-uppers-yj-half-doors-hard-top-installation-1417686/[/url]
RC vs BDS
[url]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/rough-country-vs-bds-1461555/[/url]
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Unread 10-30-2011, 12:20 AM   #150
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