Ugly Betty - TJ Magnum V8 Conversion and more - Page 23 - JeepForum.com

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #331 of 746 Old 02-02-2013, 03:52 PM Thread Starter
Jason
Registered User
2005 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Eaton Rapids
Posts: 6,565
Driving my truck today I noticed a few things wrong with it. Passenger side windshield squirter was not working, the air flow direction selector won't select, and the passenger side headlight is out. I need to get it in the garage to work on it for a while.

Since the Jeep got evicted from the garage, I put a few miles on it by running to the store (and one trip through the back yard - lol). Other than being stupid loud, ran ok. Gets up to temp and levels off ok. It almost acted like it wanted to stall once, but didn't. No turn signals, no fenders, no muffler, no windshield washers, cracked windshield. I'm a cop's fix-it ticket wet dream.


"Ugly Betty" Build - 97 TJ 5.9 Magnum / 46RE Swap

Quote:
Originally Posted by ashland82391 View Post
We're men! We don't need no stinkin directions!
Jason is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #332 of 746 Old 02-03-2013, 08:07 AM Thread Starter
Jason
Registered User
2005 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Eaton Rapids
Posts: 6,565
I need a muffler. Any suggestions? I need as small of a body as possible. The Dodge had a Magnaflow of some sort on it and I really liked the sound. I don't want it to be super loud so it's not annoying on trails, and I have an exhaust cut out before the muffler that I can open up if I feel like being noisy.

"Ugly Betty" Build - 97 TJ 5.9 Magnum / 46RE Swap

Quote:
Originally Posted by ashland82391 View Post
We're men! We don't need no stinkin directions!
Jason is offline  
post #333 of 746 Old 02-03-2013, 08:43 AM
Rubicon0311
Registered User
2005 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Kalamazoo
Posts: 3,341
I think every muffler manufacturer makes some kind of small bodied muffler. If I am correct flow master super 44 is pretty small.
Rubicon0311 is offline  
post #334 of 746 Old 02-03-2013, 08:48 AM Thread Starter
Jason
Registered User
2005 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Eaton Rapids
Posts: 6,565
Super 44 has a 13" case, IIRC. I had a 40 or 44 (forget which now) on my big block Ford. That effer was loud. I ran it with no exhaust after the cat for a while, then added the flowmaster and there wasn't much difference.

They make a 10 series that has a tinny case, but I think it barely does anything to quiet it down.

"Ugly Betty" Build - 97 TJ 5.9 Magnum / 46RE Swap

Quote:
Originally Posted by ashland82391 View Post
We're men! We don't need no stinkin directions!
Jason is offline  
post #335 of 746 Old 02-03-2013, 08:52 AM
Rubicon0311
Registered User
2005 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Kalamazoo
Posts: 3,341
I think a magnaflow is going to be your best bet if you don't want anything too loud.
Rubicon0311 is offline  
post #336 of 746 Old 02-03-2013, 10:15 AM
Modestmar97tj
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Waterford
Posts: 3
[QUOTE=Jason;14587662]I worked until 8:30 tonight so I didn't have much time for Jeep work. Tonight's update brought to you by Arbor Brewing Co. Phat Abbot Ale.



Great Write Up Man! lot of good information and a unique build! Great Job! And a Great brewing company!
Modestmar97tj is offline  
post #337 of 746 Old 02-03-2013, 12:23 PM Thread Starter
Jason
Registered User
2005 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Eaton Rapids
Posts: 6,565
Thanks!

I'm lucky that I have a country store around the corner from my house that also sells craft beer by the bottle.

"Ugly Betty" Build - 97 TJ 5.9 Magnum / 46RE Swap

Quote:
Originally Posted by ashland82391 View Post
We're men! We don't need no stinkin directions!
Jason is offline  
post #338 of 746 Old 02-04-2013, 11:44 AM Thread Starter
Jason
Registered User
2005 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Eaton Rapids
Posts: 6,565
Since I had a little work to do on my truck, I've been driving the Jeep around a little bit. It's running and driving pretty good. There's a few things I've noticed.

1 - It's starting hard. It seems to crank for a long time (5 seconds?) before it fires. Usually doesn't fire the first time either.
2 - There's a hissing or a whooshing noise when I put it in gear and it's cold. If I let it sit and warm up, it's fine. Fluid is brand new and full. I've been keeping an eye on the fluid because I had to add several times to fill the system.
3 - It's loud as hell. I think I'm going with a Flowmaster muffler. It has the smallest case and I do like how they sound, even if a little loud. I think I may go with the quietest 40 series.
3.5 - It feels like the steering is wondering a little. I plan on replacing the entire front axle and suspension, so I don't care right now. I've had it up to 55 MPH for a few miles, and it wasn't terrifying. It could be loose or worn steering / suspension, or it could be stock 4 cylinder springs and shocks not handling the extra weight of the V8 very well.

I am still waiting on my switches to show up. When they do, I'll hook up the fan and put the interior back together. I need to tape up and loom up the wires, then secure the power steering cooler lines a little better.

I'm also going to throw the factory fenders back on for now. I'm still on the fence with what I want to do with the fenders. I know I want tubes. Not sure which ones yet.

I am starting to shop axles now as well. I think that's going to be the first piece of the suspension design.

"Ugly Betty" Build - 97 TJ 5.9 Magnum / 46RE Swap

Quote:
Originally Posted by ashland82391 View Post
We're men! We don't need no stinkin directions!
Jason is offline  
post #339 of 746 Old 02-04-2013, 01:49 PM
Rubicon0311
Registered User
2005 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Kalamazoo
Posts: 3,341
I think you need to get a video of that thing driving down the road You know how the whole "pics or it didn't happen" thing goes....
Rubicon0311 is offline  
post #340 of 746 Old 02-04-2013, 01:51 PM Thread Starter
Jason
Registered User
2005 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Eaton Rapids
Posts: 6,565
I'll do better than that....

"Ugly Betty" Build - 97 TJ 5.9 Magnum / 46RE Swap

Quote:
Originally Posted by ashland82391 View Post
We're men! We don't need no stinkin directions!
Jason is offline  
post #341 of 746 Old 02-04-2013, 02:04 PM
Rubicon0311
Registered User
2005 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Kalamazoo
Posts: 3,341
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jason View Post
I'll do better than that....
The suspense is killing me
Rubicon0311 is offline  
post #342 of 746 Old 02-04-2013, 02:43 PM Thread Starter
Jason
Registered User
2005 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Eaton Rapids
Posts: 6,565
I got my GoPro, so I can get a video of it actually running.

"Ugly Betty" Build - 97 TJ 5.9 Magnum / 46RE Swap

Quote:
Originally Posted by ashland82391 View Post
We're men! We don't need no stinkin directions!
Jason is offline  
post #343 of 746 Old 02-04-2013, 02:51 PM
Rubicon0311
Registered User
2005 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Kalamazoo
Posts: 3,341
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jason View Post
I got my GoPro, so I can get a video of it actually running.
Well there better be a video of betty doing donuts in the back yard
Rubicon0311 is offline  
post #344 of 746 Old 02-04-2013, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
Jason
Registered User
2005 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Eaton Rapids
Posts: 6,565
Don't want to tear up the lawn too much. I work hard keeping it nice in the summer.


"Ugly Betty" Build - 97 TJ 5.9 Magnum / 46RE Swap

Quote:
Originally Posted by ashland82391 View Post
We're men! We don't need no stinkin directions!
Jason is offline  
post #345 of 746 Old 02-04-2013, 05:20 PM
Rubicon0311
Registered User
2005 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Kalamazoo
Posts: 3,341
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jason View Post
Don't want to tear up the lawn too much. I work hard keeping it nice in the summer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PzR1OufFEg
Doesn't sound too loud in the video, awesome
Rubicon0311 is offline  
Reply

Tags
magnum , ugly betty , v8 conversion

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome