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Unread 09-27-2010, 08:12 PM   #91
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Looking good, careful with the new injectors though, when I put the 5.0 in my '80 CJ-5 I swapped in some Venom Injectors(cant remember the poundage,,21 maybe) because the factory ones were shot and they were cheap (bought from a gear-head neighbor),,ran WAYYY too rich, wound up selling them and replacing them with stock.

I used a harness fron "The Detail ZOne", didnt have the patience to try making a go of the factory harness that came out of the donor.

For those considering this swap in the future I have also found that the bellhousing/flywheel combo need to be from compatable span of years,,since ford starters index/mount off the bell not the block if they are not compatable the starter will not engage the flywheel teeth.

Also, a Jeep CJ radaiator for a 304 V-8 has the inlet & outlet in the right places to match up with the SBF motor, I got a good deal on a factory HD 4-row,,easy 10 minute bolt-in! ,hope this helps.

And dont get too bummed if it doesnt want to run well right off, I still wound up swapping in a manual fuel pressure regulator and am still taking it into the shop to get the computer tweaked. Im still looking for a low-end torque maker of a cam, I rarely get it over 3200 rpm.

However,,once in it is a great engine in a Jeep, you'll love it!! Looking great!!!!!!
Thanks for the great info. Im also looking for a good cam..I hear a lot of talk about the B303 and E303. Are they a good low rpm torquey cam?

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Unread 09-29-2010, 04:03 PM   #92
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I repainted these covers to match the blue. There is this real thin 1/8" masking tape that works good for this kind of thing. Hopefully I start actually working on the motor soon



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Unread 09-29-2010, 04:45 PM   #93
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Nice job on the valve covers.
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Unread 10-01-2010, 08:55 PM   #94
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Thanks Jim. Today I just bolted on a header to make sure it wouldn't get in the way of the engine mount. Do you guys know if these Mustang Shorty headers will be ok or do they interfere with Jeep's firewall? thanks
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Unread 10-01-2010, 09:06 PM   #95
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I have a set of those headers Rob and it's not the firewall that is the problem. The one on the driver's side on mine dumps too close to the frame to allow you to hook your flanges on it. In my case they didn't work. But your headers and mine may not be the same either, guess you won't know till you have it sitting in there. Always something to consider aint there my friend.
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Unread 10-04-2010, 05:22 PM   #96
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Thanks Jim, that's a good point. Today I pulled the heads off. Next to come off will be the timing chain and cam. Do you guys have any ideas on a good low rpm cam? thanks


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Unread 10-04-2010, 06:01 PM   #97
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Do you guys know if these Mustang Shorty headers will be ok or do they interfere with Jeep's firewall?
I believe that the driver's side also dumps right in the middle of the clutch linkage.
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Unread 10-04-2010, 06:03 PM   #98
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Mike your headers are mids right?
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Unread 10-04-2010, 06:33 PM   #99
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Yes, center dump. I got the chrome ones and I didn't pay nearly that much.
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Unread 10-04-2010, 08:15 PM   #100
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Top are center dumps I picked up from Summit (SUM-G9063 SBF BLOCKHUGGER) for $130. Worked good. Hint, if you use these double check d side header to motor mount. Had an exhaust leak and finally had to grind down a portion of the MM.

Middle are OEM mustang - If using the mechanical clutch won't work. Heard hydraulic allows more room.

Bottom are off F150 - Same thing as OEM



Driver side header.


Pass side header. The starter is within 1/2" of the header. Wrapped with insulation to ensure it don't burn up.
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Unread 10-05-2010, 06:00 AM   #101
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did you have any starter clearence issuses with those headers?
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Unread 10-05-2010, 07:57 AM   #102
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Thanks guys this is great info.
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Unread 10-05-2010, 09:26 AM   #103
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did you have any starter clearence issuses with those headers?
Yeah it was within 1/2". No problems taking it in or out. That's why I wrapped the starter in that blanket. So far so good.
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Unread 10-05-2010, 12:27 PM   #104
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ok it looked like you may have to remove the header to replace the starter.. i like thos headers and the price not bad.. I may swap mine to those
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Unread 10-11-2010, 09:57 AM   #105
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Cleaned up one of the heads and painted it.


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