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Unread 06-28-2012, 03:50 PM   #16
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I used to work with a guy that built one and he loved it. What's going in it for power?

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Unread 06-28-2012, 04:46 PM   #17
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a 351W stroked to 408 11:1 compression, edelbrock performer heads and intake, holley 750 carb, a beefed up t5 trans, and 3.73 gears in a 8.8 she should run pretty good haha
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Unread 06-28-2012, 05:38 PM   #18
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^ oh thats all? hahahah
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Unread 06-28-2012, 06:32 PM   #19
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So today I fixed my broken glove box door and continued on the maintenance work by replacing the brake pads front and rear. I felt the u-joints, ball joints, wheel bearings, and tie rod ends...everything feels great! BTW drum breaks are really confusing incase any of you dont already know haha

So after messing with all of that I started to extend my exhaust. The PO had it end about 10" before the rear axle and with just a small muffler and no catalytic converter (another nice mod from the PO) its pretty loud. especially at that special rpm range... feels like your ears are about to bleed!

the pic makes shows my plan pretty well to get the exhaust out the rear. i'm hoping that will quiet it down some while driving it. or at least keep the smell from killing me? haha

Let me know what you guys think!!

I also added a pic of all the other things going on in the garage
Man after my own heart I Love westernstars! Not to sure about the sterlings.....
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Unread 06-28-2012, 06:49 PM   #20
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^ oh thats all? hahahah
haha yeah i wish i could throw that kinda stuff into my jeep but my dads been waiting since he was in high school to build this car

and sterlings closed now so that works out! but the westernstars are BA
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Unread 06-28-2012, 06:58 PM   #21
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haha yeah i wish i could throw that kinda stuff into my jeep but my dads been waiting since he was in high school to build this car

and sterlings closed now so that works out! but the westernstars are BA
Agreed Ever thought of putting a 4.0 in that wrangler?
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Unread 06-28-2012, 07:35 PM   #22
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4.0 huh ! Ford is the way to go !! I'm diggin the 351W swap !!!!!
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Unread 06-29-2012, 07:08 AM   #23
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I've been thinking long and hard about an engine swap but to do it all right that's easily another 1500-$2000 where i can rebuilt the 2.5 for around $600 tops and it'll still be a dependable DD

I'm not saying I'm not ever going to do one, just not while its my DD
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Unread 07-10-2012, 07:30 PM   #24
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engine is pulled and torn down to a short block the starter bolts are a male torx which i don't have a socket for so i cant get the pan off. I'll get it torn down the rest of the way tomorrow.

The tops of the pistons are pretty clean... I'm used to tearing down old carb'd v8's that ran on leaded gas so idk what a fuel injected motor's piston should look like with 180k on it haha

Rebuild kit i'm planning on getting: http://www.northernautoparts.com/Pro...tModelId=23495

sorry for the big pics!
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Unread 07-12-2012, 07:22 PM   #25
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the engine is torn down the rest of the way and the block is loaded in the back of my Mom's Mercedes ready to go to the machine shop tomorrow

after scraping the carbon, you can still feel the ridges. and the pistons are also standard bore making us believe that it's still all original. should clean up at .030 over the main bearings still are in good shape, but the rod bearings were worn to copper. are there any other ways for me to tell whether or not this engine is all original?

I also got the engine bay cleaned out today just haven't gotten a pic of it yet


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rubber bands and head bolts to catch the pistons as i pound them out

internal parts

bare block (yes i got the dipstick and oil pressure sensor out)

trying to keep my mom's car clean hahah
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Unread 07-12-2012, 07:22 PM   #26
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woah! next time i'll resize the pics
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Unread 07-13-2012, 01:43 PM   #27
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block is at the machine shop for cleaning, bore, cam bearing install, and pistons being pressed out/in. BOOM
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Unread 07-13-2012, 01:52 PM   #28
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I sure hope you get your money's worth outta that little thing !
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Unread 07-13-2012, 07:10 PM   #29
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well i'm doing it for the learning experience too...I'm only letting my dad help me when 2 sets of hands are needed haha the feeling of having a fresh engine and knowing I did it should be pretty good i'm thinking
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Unread 07-16-2012, 06:58 PM   #30
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still waiting for the block...i got the head taken apart and the deck and ports cleaned up the best i could. i think i'm going to have it hot tanked.

what do you guys think for the block color, amc blue or black??
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