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post #16 of 231 Old 04-06-2013, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
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Just about down to the bare engine



Getting people all over my parts now, hoping to get all the stuff sold in the next couple of weeks.


All about that unibody life.
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post #17 of 231 Old 04-07-2013, 08:18 AM
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Just did this swap last year, I went with obd1 though since I got the engine, and all the wiring and pcm for 150 bucks. Love the added power over the 4 banger, screwed by going with an auto tranny. Swapping in a new engine and manual now. The x wife destroyed the engine I swapped in.
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I thought about going with the automagic version, but every auto Jeep I have driven just wasn't all that enjoyable to me. I really live driving stick, I feel more connected to it.

Got the POS 2.5L out today:





One step at a time

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post #19 of 231 Old 04-09-2013, 06:08 PM
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I will be watching this one. I like the idea of the obd2 over the obd1
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post #20 of 231 Old 04-10-2013, 12:11 AM
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Don't mean to hi-jack your thread, but quite a few of us have been there. Don't be afraid to ask for help! Went from the old Iron Duke to an LS6. If I can do that, you can do this. Stay motivated! And if you take out a loan for this, keep it small




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Don't mean to hi-jack your thread, but quite a few of us have been there. Don't be afraid to ask for help! Went from the old Iron Duke to an LS6. If I can do that, you can do this. Stay motivated! And if you take out a loan for this, keep it small



Thats a pretty motor!
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post #22 of 231 Old 04-10-2013, 11:33 PM Thread Starter
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That's some hella upgrade.

I don't intend to take out a loan, I already have one of those out that paid for my bike. If I absolutely have to then we will cross that bridge when we get there, but for now the income is coming from work/selling parts/tax return/donations

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We went and picked up a '96 Grand Cherokee with the 5.2L for $800 today. Runs strong. Now to break that down...
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I think i'm going to drive it around for a couple hundred miles to ensure the PO didn't clear out any CEL codes before we checked it out. Sofar the only real issue I see is that the CHECK GAUGES light comes on from time to time, oil pressure gauge drops to 0, then goes back up after a couple of minutes.

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post #25 of 231 Old 04-17-2013, 11:43 PM
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Lookin good!
I really like your overall plan and your "concept" 'chop job looks pretty killer! Excited to see how this turns out.

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Thanks! Hoping to get the ball rolling soon here. All I need now is a pair of motor mounts to transplant this beast into my YJ and start clearing out all of the junk.

As far as motor mounts go, I was thinking about getting a set of these:

http://www.novak-adapt.com/catalog/e...ts/mmx-wd1.htm

Suggestions? Not into fabricating stuff, unless I absolutely have to. Plus these seem to be pretty well built and really adjustable.

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I think Novak makes the best stuff for swaps. I used their t-case adapter kit in my swap. For the motor mounts, I would highly recommend cutting the old ones off and welding in some new ones. I would say probably 99% of swaps need to move the motor mounts. You could always get lucky and have them in the right spot already, but I wouldn't count on it.

You can see my motor mounts in the picture I posted above. I think they are Advanced Adapters. They work well and are super adjustable. I moved the whole drivetrain back over an inch just by those bolts. Makes it a bit easier when welding in the new ones, doesn't have to be so exact.

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I think Novak makes the best stuff for swaps. I used their t-case adapter kit in my swap. For the motor mounts, I would highly recommend cutting the old ones off and welding in some new ones. I would say probably 99% of swaps need to move the motor mounts. You could always get lucky and have them in the right spot already, but I wouldn't count on it.

You can see my motor mounts in the picture I posted above. I think they are Advanced Adapters. They work well and are super adjustable. I moved the whole drivetrain back over an inch just by those bolts. Makes it a bit easier when welding in the new ones, doesn't have to be so exact.
The Novak motor mounts for the YJ 318 swap are pretty stout, I recommend them.

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post #29 of 231 Old 04-18-2013, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
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Looks like I will be ordering a set of them once a bit more cash rolls in

Now I just need to get a new grinder and some cutoff wheels since my last one got stolen

All about that unibody life.
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post #30 of 231 Old 04-23-2013, 11:52 AM
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When I picked up my 8.8 yesterday, I was talking to the yard owner and kind of getting ball park figures for different motors. I want to put some sort of V8 in my own YJ next year. I can get a 5.2 from him, with under 50k miles on it, complete with wiring harness, accessories, etc, for around $450! I'm really going to be paying close attention to your build now lol. Since I already have an AW4 in my YJ, and a modular Painless harness, that may end up being an extremely cheap swap for me. I really, really, want to know how this turns out!

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