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Unread 01-17-2014, 02:45 PM   #16
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I plan on driving the wheels off this thing. So I don't think a 35 would hold

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Unread 01-19-2014, 08:45 PM   #17
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Well I got the rats nest of wires figured out in the engine bay. Got the block welded up and had a friend make me a throttle body conversion adapter to run a throttle by cable old style tb instead of TBW. Also helped a friend get his 5.3 set into his 69 nova.



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Unread 02-02-2014, 12:24 AM   #18
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4500 just posted in OK, 450$ cash money

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/engin...gm-nv4500.html
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Unread 02-11-2014, 12:01 AM   #19
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I think I'll stick with the Muncie for now. Just ordered a bell housing to mount it up. Once I re-gasket and paint the engine/trans we can drop it in for mock up. Does anyone know what computer I should use to run the ly6? It has vvt so I think I need a computer with that in it but I'm not sure.
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Unread 02-19-2014, 02:31 AM   #20
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Got an intake and computer to match the motor. Just need to check compatibility with the harness. I ordered a bell housing but the center circle is to small for the truck Muncie. I can't find one made for a sm465, only the car ones. So iv got 2 options, use a stock one with less bell bolts that line up. Or have the new one machined out to fit the trans. Hopefully the second option works.
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Unread 02-19-2014, 08:41 AM   #21
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if your not against a slushbox a gm 6l80 would be the way to go. if you can find one with t-case attached you're good to go. it would be awesome for highway driving
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Unread 02-19-2014, 12:38 PM   #22
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I'm sticking with 3 pedals tho. This is the first manual Iv owned and I plan to keep it that way.
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Unread 02-22-2014, 04:37 PM   #23
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I'm sticking with 3 pedals tho. This is the first manual Iv owned and I plan to keep it that way.
like your style
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Unread 02-22-2014, 06:40 PM   #24
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following this. I wanna build an mj so bad after my tj's done. V8 swap in an mj also..v8+stickshift
id probably go the expedition route though. Goodluck
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Unread 02-22-2014, 10:54 PM   #25
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Well I test fit the engine tonight. Tried first with the trans on it but had to set just the engine in itself. The motor mounts seem to be perfect. And I'm going to need a large cowl hood. Haha also the trans shift tower seems to be way to close to the dash. Might have to re-think the transmission decisions.



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Unread 03-11-2014, 01:41 AM   #26
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Well iv decided to use a nv4500. Just need to find one for a decent price. I pulled the engine and removed the heads. The valve train looks to be brand new still. Once the cam/spring kit shows up I'll send the heads in to be checked and get to putting it all back together! Warm weather has me excited!
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Unread 03-22-2014, 01:26 AM   #27
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Liking at a possible change of plans for the motor. Just to get it up and running sooner. I started building a mud buggy a few months back with a SBC 350/t5 setup. This wouldn't be perminent but it's a cheap way to get the jeep back on the road.
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Unread 03-22-2014, 07:59 PM   #28
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Well I test fit the engine tonight. Tried first with the trans on it but had to set just the engine in itself. The motor mounts seem to be perfect. And I'm going to need a large cowl hood. Haha also the trans shift tower seems to be way to close to the dash. Might have to re-think the transmission decisions.




If you want to keep the stock hood with no scoop you can swap out that truck manifold for a Vette manifold.
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Unread 03-30-2014, 10:45 PM   #29
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I'll probably just make a hood scoop for the truck intake to save money. Took the heads off to send them in. Cam will be ordered this week. Iv got a complete harness/ecm. Ordered frame plates and 1.75 coil spacers. Finished cleaning out the engine bay. Found a t5 s10 trans to run for now. So i just need gaskets for the engine and it's almost a running drive train. The engine bay should be cleaned and painted next weekend

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Unread 03-31-2014, 02:52 AM   #30
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