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Unread 08-11-2012, 03:21 PM   #46
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I spent some time getting the old motor out of my shop and on the trailer. I think I got all the good stuff off of it. I also got the trans pan off and the filter changed.

This is what you want to see nice red fluid.

Also tore the filter apart and thankfully nothing in there but some fluid.
Pan off:

Pan cleaned up. it was clean when I pulled it. No chunks or alot of crap on the magnet. Fluid was red and did not smell burt at all. Filter wasnt OEM which means it has been changed at least once before. Thats good news.
So it was fairly uneventfull. Except for what ever mouth breather changed the filter last time used 3 different head size bolts to put the pan back on. All the threads were the same so Im lost on that one.


Until I went to NAPA to get a new filter. Idiot gave me a filter for a shallow pan. Went back up there and they say " You didnt tell me it was a deep pan". They didnt ask me. How was I suppose to know? Ends up the 4x4 tranny always has a deep pan. I told them I had a 4x4. Whatever, wasted hour.

new filter


Threw the pan back on, cleaned up all the spilled tranny fluid and threw that pig on the motor. Pins were a little sticky had to bring it home with a bolt the last hair. TC spins freely so all is suppost to be well. I ended up not being happy that I had to bring the tranny home with a bolt. So I pulled it and found an alignment pin was sticking out to far. They are suppose to be 1/2" from the block. One of mine stuck out 3/4".I drove it in 1/4" and sanded the pins to remove a little rust. After that the tranny went right on.


Which brings me to a question. I seated the torque converter and measured the mounting face to the TC lugs and got just over an inch. Which I understand is good.

Then after installing the trans I measured the flywheel to TC mounting lugs and got right at 3/16" (.187") or a hair shorter. my .187 guage is actually .186, yea China. The spec is 1/8" - 3/16". Do I throw a washer in there? or bolt it together and run it?

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Unread 08-12-2012, 09:22 AM   #47
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I still need to figure out if I need a washer beteen the flywheel and TC. I'm right on the edge of the spec at 3/16" between the fully seated torque converter mounting lugs and the flywheel. I may just grab some .06" washes and call it good. Not sure what to do if anyone knows please chime in.

I spent last night cleaning the shop up and getting ready to tear the Jeep down. My wifes kiddy bus should be fixed on Monday. Warranty tranny thing. So I get back my DD and the Jeep can go out of service.

Im lucky and have a 3 car garage so I may park the Jeep sideways to help with pulling and installing motors.


Got the motor up on a palet waiting for parts. Which hopefully will be arriving this week.


And she waits.


Im such a pic whore.
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Unread 08-14-2012, 07:41 PM   #48
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Got the tranny mounted up for the last time last night. I put a quart of Dex vi in the TC. I ended up with a TC to flywheel gap of a little over 3/16" so I threw in a .060" washer. Spec is 1/8" to 3/16". so that is done.

Also the wifey got her kid bus back so its on like Donkey Kong!

I got started tearing the Jeep down. Got the front and read drive shafts off, skid plate, t-case and exhaust. Some parts also started showing up. Got the EGR block off and the Novak 231 tcase shifter along with Novak GenIII weld in engine mounts. If time allows I would like to get the motor and trans out of the Jeep by the end of the weekend.

Egr block off:

goes here:

Throw this out!

Also threw out the EVAP purge valvue and pluged that hole with a rubber plug.

Here is where I stand as of 1am last night



Anyone want to buy a 6 month old 6cyl exhaust system?


So the plan is to have the motor and trans pulled by Sunday night.
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Unread 08-15-2012, 07:51 PM   #49
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Nice work man. Gonna do my 5.3 swap soon. I will be watching your build.
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Unread 08-15-2012, 10:06 PM   #50
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I still need to figure out if I need a washer beteen the flywheel and TC. I'm right on the edge of the spec at 3/16" between the fully seated torque converter mounting lugs and the flywheel. I may just grab some .06" washes and call it good. Not sure what to do if anyone knows please chime in.

I spent last night cleaning the shop up and getting ready to tear the Jeep down. My wifes kiddy bus should be fixed on Monday. Warranty tranny thing. So I get back my DD and the Jeep can go out of service.

Im lucky and have a 3 car garage so I may park the Jeep sideways to help with pulling and installing motors.


Got the motor up on a palet waiting for parts. Which hopefully will be arriving this week.


And she waits.


Im such a pic whore.
Nice write up but, you do realize that is a TJ and not a 93 YJ?
Oops nevermind I see you did a TJ grill conversion.
Carry on.
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Unread 08-15-2012, 10:13 PM   #51
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Nice work man. Gonna do my 5.3 swap soon. I will be watching your build.
Thanks!

Got my motor mounts and tcase shifter from Novak. They sent half the tcase shift and some bracket for another adapter they sell. Called them today and they are sending out the missing parts. My tcase to trans adapter also showed up from advanced adpaters and it is beautiful. Im trying not to mess with it and stay on task. The goal right now is to have the Jeep motor and tranny out by Sunday.

I was able to get a few hours in tonight and have the motor and trans ready to come out so I should make my goal!


Proably woud have pulled it tonight but the refrigerator decided to crap out its controller board so I had a few hours diaging that.
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Unread 08-16-2012, 09:49 AM   #52
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Nice build. I am on the finishing end of my 4.8L/4L60E swap. Lot of similar parts. When you get near the end the parts waiting grind is horrible. I went with the 10" Lokar shift and felt that it could of been a few inches longer. Anxious to see if the corvette manifolds work out for you. I used the AA motor mounts and the corvette manifolds exit right into the mounts and my upper control arm mounts (which wont be a problem for you). Sounds like you have done your research, if you have any questions hit me up. Finished wiring last night, need to get all the fluids this weekend and I will be ready to fire it up. Whats your plans on the vapor line? Did you put trans fluid in the convertor before installing?
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Unread 08-16-2012, 10:49 AM   #53
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No beatings but she is less than pleased that I am "wasting" more money on that stupid Jeep.
Ask her to renew your "Vows" in the Jeep and maybe she will come around. The only $$ i spend on the "HEEP" is what I swap fpor or sell on Craigslist.
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Unread 08-16-2012, 12:44 PM   #54
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Nice build. I am on the finishing end of my 4.8L/4L60E swap. Lot of similar parts. When you get near the end the parts waiting grind is horrible. I went with the 10" Lokar shift and felt that it could of been a few inches longer. Anxious to see if the corvette manifolds work out for you. I used the AA motor mounts and the corvette manifolds exit right into the mounts and my upper control arm mounts (which wont be a problem for you). Sounds like you have done your research, if you have any questions hit me up. Finished wiring last night, need to get all the fluids this weekend and I will be ready to fire it up. Whats your plans on the vapor line? Did you put trans fluid in the convertor before installing?
Vapor line? Not sure what you are referring too. The return fuel line? If so I am going to use the Jeep 5/16" fuel supply line. Ill add in a 3/8" supply line and move the fuel filter.

Yes I put a quart of fluid in it. At least I tried to. It already had some fluid in it and didn't really take any before it was over flowing.

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Ask her to renew your "Vows" in the Jeep and maybe she will come around. The only $$ i spend on the "HEEP" is what I swap fpor or sell on Craigslist.
Selling and trading is how I pay for my addictions. I sold a few high end knives and some firearms to fund this build.
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Unread 08-16-2012, 02:51 PM   #55
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Sub'd for round II. Lookin' good so far! Been thinkin about this type of swap myself for a while.
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There is a coolant vapor line that comes off the heads, it's the metal tubes that run under the intake manifold and to the throttle body. This line has to be returned to the upper radiator tank in some fashion. I bought a aluminum insert that goes into the upper radiator hose I plan to tap it and return the line there. I have already tapped this to mount the stock jeep temp sender.
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There is a coolant vapor line that comes off the heads, it's the metal tubes that run under the intake manifold and to the throttle body. This line has to be returned to the upper radiator tank in some fashion. I bought a aluminum insert that goes into the upper radiator hose I plan to tap it and return the line there. I have already tapped this to mount the stock jeep temp sender.
I'm not decided on what I will do about that line yet. I may just plum it in to a heater hose. I found a fitting that can be added to the hose I just need to order it.
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Unread 08-17-2012, 10:30 PM   #58
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4.0/trans is out. 2 days ahead of schedule. I'll post more tomorrow. All I'll say right now is never ever, ever, ever, ever let American Engines replace your engine or anything else for that matter on one of your vehicles. **** I have seen is borderline retarted.
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Unread 08-20-2012, 09:41 PM   #59
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A good friend of mine was in a terrible car accident this weekend, which resulted in a crushed right arm and massive stroke. He is completely paralyzed on his left side. So I have been dealing with that. He is conscious and really pissed off so that's a good sign. Been working on the Jeep at night to keep my mind off of it. Basically working until I can't stand anymore.

I have the engine trans out, front grille, jeep ecu and associated wiring, evap crap, steering shaft, engine mounts cut out and a lot of little crap done. Ishould have the mounter mounts ground down and the new ones tacked in for a test fit by weeks end.

Everything I have order is here. Lokar shifter showed up today. I'm really happy with it. After the mounts are finalized I will be focusing on the tcase and trans shifter and getting the motor and all in, hopefully by Sunday night. I believe my wiring harness and ecu are 2 weeks out. Trying to decide on a rad and funds to purchase that.

I'm working so hard that I'm not really taking many pics, but I'll snap some and throw those up but really not much to see. I think everyone has seen an empty Jeep engine bay.
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Unread 08-20-2012, 11:01 PM   #60
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Sorry about your friend. Was the stroke the cause of the accident?

Keep up the good work
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