post #46 of Old 09-09-2010, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
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Labor day weekend gave me a little more time to get back to work on the jeep...

8.8 is geared and underneath, not welded in yet.




D44 waiting patiently for gears...



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Looking great! Keep up with the pictures.
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post #48 of Old 09-10-2010, 11:46 AM
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I actually am not real sure if you would have any clearance problems running the larger pressure plate and clutch disc. It would definately give you an advantage with slip resistance having a larger disc, but in my experience with my setup slip isnt present simply because the jeep is so dang light for that motor!
I am going to go with a 44 in the front like you did eventually, but I think I will do them front and back instead of the 8.8 mostly because I dont like Ford any more than I like anything from the General.

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I cringe when I see cinder blocks laid onto their sides. They're strongest when the blocks are set upright. I do see a 2X4 set atop of them, but I wouldn't use less than a 2X8 to better distribute the load. Call me . Sorry, just my .


Great job on the Jeep though! Kudos to your build.

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post #50 of Old 09-13-2010, 08:46 AM Thread Starter
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I cringe when I see cinder blocks laid onto their sides. They're strongest when the blocks are set upright. I do see a 2X4 set atop of them, but I wouldn't use less than a 2X8 to better distribute the load. Call me . Sorry, just my .


Great job on the Jeep though! Kudos to your build.
I wasn't real sure how to set them up. I tried them upright, but it seemed to be a little tipsy. I felt more comfortable with them on their side, plus there's not much weight there since I have no drivetrain in it. Once I get the axles underneath I'm going to ditch the blocks.

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Update... no new pics, but got the D44 geared and aussie locker installed this weekend. Got a really nice pattern on the gears and perfect backlash! Just need to get the hubs ready now and get it under the jeep.
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Update... no new pics, but got the D44 geared and aussie locker installed this weekend. Got a really nice pattern on the gears and perfect backlash! Just need to get the hubs ready now and get it under the jeep.
You're making some good progress! Can't wait for the pics.

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post #53 of Old 09-16-2010, 12:13 PM Thread Starter
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Got the short block built...



Gonna try to finish the top end by the end of this weekend.
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You didnt paint the gasket surface where the head sits did you!?!?!?!?!?
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Lol no it's probly just shadows in the picture. No way I'd paint a machined surface!
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LOL ok just making sure. phew lol in the picture it looks like you did.
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post #57 of Old 09-17-2010, 01:41 AM
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Even if he did paint it, a little scotch brite will take it right off and no harm will have been done. If I paint an unassembled engine I dont care about overspray, it will come off easy enough and its easier than prep work in my opinion. I usually try to paint an engine assembled though, makes it much easier.

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post #58 of Old 09-17-2010, 06:03 AM
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the obdi v8 magnum motors are a much bigger pain to work with than the obdii versions. fewer sensors and far fewer emissions equipment needed to run on obdii...and returnless fuel system is a HUGE bonus.

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uh what? the OBDII system is MUCH more complicated than OBDI. For a swap like this OBDI is the only way to go.
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e.g.r.

need i say more?
maybe i will.
have you looked under the hood of an obdi v8 to compare? obdii is more complicated in the PROGRAMMING, as for everything plastered on the motor it's FAR, FAR, FAR simpler to deal with obdii.
with obdii you don't have egr, don't have vac operated fuel pressure reg, don't have half the evap system the obdi has, obdii adds an after cat o2 sensor. i'll take obdii every day of the week and twice on sunday.

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