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Unread 08-23-2006, 07:04 AM   #31
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With all the late 80's and early 90's FI v-8 out there, I dont know how you can say it would be cheaper to build a 4.7 stroker then it would be to buy a beater truck and swap the drivtrain over. A guy in our local club built him a stroker motor, using parts he was mostly given, or found killer deals on, and by the time he was done he was still in it for almost 2500. I know I could find a ford or Chevy FI motor for way less then that, and buy the time I adapt everything be in the hole less then that

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90 Comanche thing. Exo-cage, tube bed, with a few other things done Here is a link to some pics of it
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If you have to ask why... Its a truggy thing and you wouldn't understand
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Unread 08-23-2006, 08:43 AM   #32
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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.

thanks for the props! and withthe carb thing if you got a truck avenger by holley you might be good to go?
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Unread 08-23-2006, 08:44 AM   #33
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as to everyone else thanks for the kind words. and if you think you can build a faster I-6 build it and we will meet up at a track and see!


oh yeah! and for the exhaust manifolds. im running some 327 factory ones right now. but i have found the smallest closest block huging headers i could. they are made by patriot and i cant remember the part number off the top of my head right now. but im planning in fitting them next year once im back at work
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Unread 08-23-2006, 02:41 PM   #34
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I know you are set on your Carb, but there are plenty of kits using GM TBI's that I am sure you can get to work on your rig. BTW it is a super clean rig, and I agree with your statement about a built I-6 not being no where near as fast as even a stock/midly built 350.
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90 Comanche thing. Exo-cage, tube bed, with a few other things done Here is a link to some pics of it
[url]http://independent4x.com/generic67.html[/url]
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If you have to ask why... Its a truggy thing and you wouldn't understand
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Unread 08-23-2006, 03:02 PM   #35
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yea for sure urs is def. gonna kill on the street . Doing the mj's proud.
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Unread 08-23-2006, 04:24 PM   #36
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as for the carbs im just showing that there has been an offroad carb made.

and as for the statement of "doing the mj's proud" im doing my best!
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Unread 08-23-2006, 04:31 PM   #37
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Def. how effiecnt is urs on gas....assumingly its not that great right?
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Unread 08-23-2006, 04:38 PM   #38
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im driving it...nuff said

now if it wasn't me driving it and you babied it and just cruised you would get very decent mileage...i dont have any real numbers..yet speedo cable touched the exhaust manifold and kinda broke. and shes been parked since...due to not being able to afford to drive her cause in off from work on comp
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Unread 08-23-2006, 04:59 PM   #39
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i hear ya. but then again the inline6 doesn't get great gas mileage at all...so u maybe pretty close to what u use to be getting lol. Did you hafta upgrade ur rear?
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Unread 08-23-2006, 05:22 PM   #40
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Did you hafta upgrade ur rear?
yes and no...yes im going to upgrade it! im going a ford 8.8 with rear disc convo.
but i have driven my truck with the factory 4 banger rearend for 3 years problem free now.
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Unread 08-23-2006, 05:43 PM   #41
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sweet! i have the 8.8 but i hafta install it....i really am worried about installation. Cus i know nothing about it lol .
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Unread 08-23-2006, 05:56 PM   #42
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from what i have read its a fairly easy install overall
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Unread 08-23-2006, 06:04 PM   #43
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i hope so i haven't gotten to read up on it yet. Let me know how urs turns out whenever u put urs in. I prolly won't be putting mine in forawhile.
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Unread 08-23-2006, 06:06 PM   #44
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me niehter really prolly next year along with the exhaust
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Unread 08-23-2006, 06:16 PM   #45
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The 8.8 is a very easy swap. I'm getting ready to swap mine into my XJ. It was in my MJ before! Just weld the spring perches and shock mounts on (or booty fab 'em), new ubolts, and run two passenger side brake hoses and some new lines and it's all good. Wheel spacers probably will be needed.


And the truck avenger is a good carb, but for offroad use it still doesn't compare to EFI or propane. Even though it is designed to work off-camber, it is certainly not optimal in those situations... (Although, I saw a truck with one idle fine while upside down.)
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