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Unread 02-14-2010, 10:50 AM   #1
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Scooter's Scooter (84 CJ7)

I bought my current 84 CJ7 back in 2004. It had an AMC 360 and a T176 at the time. Here it was not long after I bought it:



The 360 didn't last long, after it bit the dust I built a fairly healthy 383 stroker for it.


After I was deployed to Iraq, I started collecting parts to swap in some full widths. Here it was on Corporate 10 front and 14 bolt FF rear, along with some 40/17 Ground Hawgs.









While I was stationed in North Carolina, I quickly found that I LOVE mud racing. But the class I had to run in what whipping me up and down the track...so I beefed up the 383 so that it wasn't really streetable anymore...I went through a couple different transmissions, and so far the latest one, the TH350 that's in it now, has held on for the ride. It's got a TCI reverse manual valve body in it, and a 4000 RPM stall torque converter. The 383 also started getting old and tired, so I found a 400 block, and built a sweet little 402. I won't bore you to tears with all the engine build pics, but it's got a steel crank, forged 6" rods and forged TRW pistons with TRW ceramic coted moly rings.

It's got a pretty decent solid cam in it, .530ish lift and 250 duration @.050.



I'm currently building a new carb for it, a Holley HP 850 double pumper.

For body work, I replaced both rockers since they were rusted and repaired badly by (I assume) the previous owner...or whoever had it before him. After that, I hacked a hole in my hood and grafted on a cool "little" hood scoop, then sprayed it with Gun Metal Grey Metallic.





The Jeep was still too heavy, so I swapped in some 1/2 tons, a 10 bolt front and 12 bolt rear, with 4.56 gears. It's currently riding on 38.5x11 Boggers, too. I'm looking for a pair of 38.5x15 or 39.5x18 Boggers to make some rear cuts from, if anyone knows where I can find them for "cheap."

While it's been down for the winter, I started modifying my headers to tune them to this engine, since they were waaaay too short. I won't show pics of the whole build, unless anyones interested...but here's a couple.

Before:


During: (mocking up to measure for next set of bends)



After: (They're painted with VHT black header paint now)

Those are 1 3/4" primaries into 3 1/2" collectors.

And here's my favorite pic, hauling booty through a mud pit


And finally...some action pics:








YouTube - 383 Jeep Mudbog Racing Little Doo
This was "only" a 6 second run...that 383 was getting old.

Obviously, as we all know, no Jeep build is EVER done, so we'll have more pics/progress soon!

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Unread 02-12-2011, 11:37 AM   #2
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man that thing is badass!! im jealous as hell! what kind of HP is that thing putting out now?
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Unread 02-13-2011, 12:42 PM   #3
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Thanks! It's definitely been a lot of fun. After I get through doing my solid roller cam swap, it should be in the neighborhood of 600 horsepower. I'm looking forward to racing season this year!
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Unread 02-13-2011, 01:40 PM   #4
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thats awesome! how much HP did you get out of that 383 you had?
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Unread 02-13-2011, 02:51 PM   #5
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At it's finest it was about 480-500, somewhere in there. It did have some grunt, but I believe this 402 might just scare me a bit. That's a good thing, though...it's when they don't scare you anymore that bad things happen.
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Unread 03-22-2011, 10:34 PM   #6
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HEY, WHAT DID YOU DO WITH THOSE OLD SLOTTED WHEELS? I WANT SOME FOR MY 77
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Unread 03-22-2011, 10:55 PM   #7
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Dude that thing rocks
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Unread 03-23-2011, 09:24 AM   #8
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Quote:
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HEY, WHAT DID YOU DO WITH THOSE OLD SLOTTED WHEELS? I WANT SOME FOR MY 77
When I went full widths, I sold those and the 33s that were on them to a buddy of mine and he put them on his XJ (with adapters, of course). Sorry! I loved the way those wheels looked, too

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Dude that thing rocks
Thanks!
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Unread 11-28-2011, 12:01 PM   #9
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Couple new things to add....

I took out that little solid flat tappet cam and put in a nice healthy solid roller, .670 lift and 270/278 duration @ .050 lift. I took the carb I had on it apart and fine tuned the metering blocks and main body. Its built from Procomp parts on eBay, so here's showing that they're not too bad with a little time in them for cheap parts.

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Unread 05-05-2012, 06:28 AM   #10
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Well...

I hate to admit it, but I'm a little stuck. Years ago, I made the jump with my jeep and basically took it off the road, making it a race only vehicle. That was all fine and well when I was in North Carolina, because they had places to race all over the place. Since I've been up here in PA (Since October 2008...), there is only one race track near me, and I can't run in any of their classes...I'd only have to do a few things to be able to race there, but it's still a pain in the butt.

So here's my dilemma... I want to race, but I also terribly miss just driving my jeep....which I haven't done since sometime in late 2006 or 2007. So, to appease both my wants here, should I just do the few mods it takes to be able to race here...or do I back all the way back up this road I've gone down making my jeep a race-only vehicle to be able to drive it on the street again? Unless I can find a whole lot of parts I removed (I do still have a good portion of them), it might almost be cheaper to get another jeep and start over...which I'd hate to do, since I've got so much blood, sweat, and tears in this one.

What do the Jeep Gods say?
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Unread 05-05-2012, 02:17 PM   #11
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Keep it. Tweek it just enough to get it street legal. Who says you have to go back to square one...
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Unread 05-06-2012, 01:11 PM   #12
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Yeah, I want to. It would take a little more than a few tweaks to get back to road legal, but I'm thinking I may just do that. I don't know how streetable this engine is now, but I think I can handle it.
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Unread 05-09-2012, 05:36 AM   #13
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If i couldnt drive mine on the street it would kill me. Right now i have to drive it to the woods and mud since my pickup was stole i dont have anyway to haul it.
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Unread 07-16-2012, 10:32 AM   #14
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Wish list/to-do list

Don't mind me, y'all...Just making up a list here to keep for my own future reference of my wish list/future mods/ project "get-this-thing-legal-again-so-it's-not-just-sitting-for-the-next-4-years-like-it-already-has-for-the-past-4-years" plan.

FIND MY TITLE

wiring harness
lights
speedometer
fuel tank
fix rear floor where fuel cell is
new front fenders/ (modified trailer fenders?)
rear fender flares/ (modified trailer fenders?)
horn
exhaust?
windshield glass
windshield wipers/motor/wiring
heater
heater controls
seat bracket repair/mods
power steering pump (hydrooboost pump?)
rear brakes
front gears
front driveshaft
rear driveshaft?
floor fix for transfer case shifters
trans cooler?
radiator?
all new weatherstripping
drivers door handle
stereo system?
-possibly amped ipod system/weather resistant speakers?


Project "copy jscherb's Gaucho" build (thanks for the inspiration Jeff )
Stock CJ7 wheelbase = 93.5"
- currently 101-102"
- should be ~121-122" wheelbase including front stretch. look at frame drawings

fenders
-modify trailer fenders for Willys style
-73-87 chevy step side fenders/bed sectioned
-77 ranger step side fenders/bed
-willys bed
rear driveshaft
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Unread 07-17-2012, 09:08 PM   #15
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Hell yeah get it back in action. Your gonna shorten yours and im thinking about stretching mine
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