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Unread 08-21-2006, 06:24 PM   #16
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Just curious...well 2 things. Doesn't chevy have like a 7.9 liter vortec?/whats the vortec stand for.

Also do dodge engines bolt right in the jeeps? Like a dodge ram v8?....

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Unread 08-21-2006, 06:31 PM   #17
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vortec is the make of gas engines that chevy runs. like chevys diesel engines are duramax.
you dont have to worry about the engines as much as you have to worry about the tranny you plan on using
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Unread 08-21-2006, 07:28 PM   #18
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custom tranny mounts? did u hafta do that??
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Unread 08-21-2006, 09:34 PM   #19
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nope..i just can't remember wether we used the factory jeep or the factory chevy tranny mount. but my memory seems to be leaning towards the chevy
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Unread 08-21-2006, 10:22 PM   #20
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sorry for all the questions....but how about cooling?...didn't u hafta get a bigger radiator and stuff.
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Unread 08-21-2006, 10:42 PM   #21
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as for the rad it was a piece of cake!
just had a factory 4 litre rad and took it to a rad shop and had them make it into a 4 core rad and had them add a filler neck
Brought it over from the last page
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Unread 08-22-2006, 07:21 AM   #22
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Looks like a nice clean instalation.
Not sure about the choice of engines.
You can get those Tq numbers from the 4.0 I6 for much less and not have to fab so much.
Anyway, thats why we all have choices, congarats on the effort it does appear to be a clean install!!!
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Unread 08-22-2006, 09:23 AM   #23
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i see that you have manifolds on it do they flow good enough? I am building a 360 powerd comanche with a buddy but we cut the front ed off and fabed are own front rails and mustang two. how did you run the exhast? We will bee usung a fuel cell in front ov the box.
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Unread 08-22-2006, 09:49 AM   #24
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i see that you have manifolds on it do they flow good enough?...how did you run the exhast?... .

I would quess it was MUCH easier with CI manifolds, just have to route a down pipe to get the exhaust out! Finding a set of Headers that would fit would most likely be a trial and error effort, or to have fabbed would of been expensive.
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Unread 08-22-2006, 12:48 PM   #25
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yea you said you could get torque out of the i6 engine by stroking it. Once my medical dilema goes down, im gonna go back into either engine swap or stroking it. Stroking it seems to look like the better alternative. Money wise to, its cheaper i'd imagine.
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Unread 08-22-2006, 01:08 PM   #26
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Stroking it seems to look like the better alternative. Money wise to, its cheaper i'd imagine.
Probably would be, especially in the long run. Nothing really changes. Same transmission, same clutch, same everything pretty much and can still easily pull 260hp and 330tq (and more) according to dino's site.

I think i might still go with the Chevy V8 for mine, i like how it fits and i definatly like the centered air filter.
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Unread 08-22-2006, 06:46 PM   #27
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what kinda chevy engine?
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Unread 08-22-2006, 11:38 PM   #28
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I would quess it was MUCH easier with CI manifolds, just have to route a down pipe to get the exhaust out! Finding a set of Headers that would fit would most likely be a trial and error effort, or to have fabbed would of been expensive.

Yes it would be a trial buy error I think We are going to get away with a set of shorty block huggers like the street rodders use and go from there with the egaut he whants it to exit out both sides behind the cab nascar style. we also lopped the complete inner support and rails off at the fire wall and are now useing a rack and pinion
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Unread 08-23-2006, 12:16 AM   #29
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Ugh, hadn't bothered to read this thread.


Everyone who thinks the AMC 4.0 is all that - f' off. Yeah, it's a great truck/wheeling engine for it's low end grunt and realiability. It is NOT a performance engine and NEVER will be. I think Dino's numbers are out-to-lunch, based on my own experience in the area. He did a lot of guessing, and buying into advertisment BS. Oh, and a 4.0 weighs as much as a BBC!


A Chevy V8 is THE cheapest engine to get power out of. That crate engine is dyno gaurenteed (IIRC) and for a good reason. Not to mention it has a factory warranty. Also, as is the nature of USEABLE power, the torque curve (and HP) curve of the chevy engine will be far more usable for a street application.


Also, it's generally better (in the long run) to not be trying to get an insane amount of power out of an engine for its size. It's a longevity thing.



Anyways, S-10 eater, looks damn nice! If I was building a street truck I know it'd be powered by something like that. And carbs are great for street applications - but they blow off-road.
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Unread 08-23-2006, 12:30 AM   #30
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i agree the inlines not the best thing....but for my purpose street and off road, i like it. esp after i stroke it. I mean im not gonna be drag racing it....i just want some decent power, and offroad tq. I think its a great engine. Chevys are great great alternative for a street truck tho i do agree with that. My friends put a ls1 in his and convinced me to do that i had the engine and all but had to sell it to pay some bills. I was ognna put that in, but realized it maybe overkill for what i need it for.
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