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Unread 04-06-2013, 09:34 PM   #16
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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.

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[QUOTE=mudsweatNgearz;21162729]Leave em off and weld an I beam on. Bumperetts just scream homo.[/QUOTE]
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the [B][I]RIGHT[/I][/B] of the people to keep and bear Arms, [B][I]SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED[/I][/B]."
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Unread 04-07-2013, 09:18 AM   #17
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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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Unread 04-08-2013, 10:54 PM   #18
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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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-1996 Jeep Grand Cherokar 5.2L, donor and rainy day driver
-2004 Kawasaki KLR650 sunny day driver
[QUOTE=mudsweatNgearz;21162729]Leave em off and weld an I beam on. Bumperetts just scream homo.[/QUOTE]
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the [B][I]RIGHT[/I][/B] of the people to keep and bear Arms, [B][I]SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED[/I][/B]."
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Unread 04-09-2013, 07:08 PM   #19
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I will be watching this one. I like the idea of the obd2 over the obd1
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Unread 04-10-2013, 01:11 AM   #20
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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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Unread 04-10-2013, 11:21 PM   #21
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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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Unread 04-11-2013, 12:33 AM   #22
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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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-1996 Jeep Grand Cherokar 5.2L, donor and rainy day driver
-2004 Kawasaki KLR650 sunny day driver
[QUOTE=mudsweatNgearz;21162729]Leave em off and weld an I beam on. Bumperetts just scream homo.[/QUOTE]
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the [B][I]RIGHT[/I][/B] of the people to keep and bear Arms, [B][I]SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED[/I][/B]."
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Unread 04-17-2013, 11:22 PM   #23
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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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Unread 04-18-2013, 12:30 AM   #24
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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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-1989 Jeep Wrangler 2.5L, soon to be 5.2L
-1996 Jeep Grand Cherokar 5.2L, donor and rainy day driver
-2004 Kawasaki KLR650 sunny day driver
[QUOTE=mudsweatNgearz;21162729]Leave em off and weld an I beam on. Bumperetts just scream homo.[/QUOTE]
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the [B][I]RIGHT[/I][/B] of the people to keep and bear Arms, [B][I]SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED[/I][/B]."
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Unread 04-18-2013, 12:43 AM   #25
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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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Unread 04-18-2013, 12:47 AM   #26
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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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-1989 Jeep Wrangler 2.5L, soon to be 5.2L
-1996 Jeep Grand Cherokar 5.2L, donor and rainy day driver
-2004 Kawasaki KLR650 sunny day driver
[QUOTE=mudsweatNgearz;21162729]Leave em off and weld an I beam on. Bumperetts just scream homo.[/QUOTE]
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the [B][I]RIGHT[/I][/B] of the people to keep and bear Arms, [B][I]SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED[/I][/B]."
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Unread 04-18-2013, 09:32 AM   #27
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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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Unread 04-18-2013, 05:56 PM   #28
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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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Unread 04-18-2013, 09:44 PM   #29
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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
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-1989 Jeep Wrangler 2.5L, soon to be 5.2L
-1996 Jeep Grand Cherokar 5.2L, donor and rainy day driver
-2004 Kawasaki KLR650 sunny day driver
[QUOTE=mudsweatNgearz;21162729]Leave em off and weld an I beam on. Bumperetts just scream homo.[/QUOTE]
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the [B][I]RIGHT[/I][/B] of the people to keep and bear Arms, [B][I]SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED[/I][/B]."
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Unread 04-23-2013, 12:52 PM   #30
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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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