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post #16 of 22 Old 09-09-2012, 09:06 PM
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are you going to be able to fit all that under the hood, isnt the 72 a short hood. i have seen people use the postal grill to move the raditor forward

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post #17 of 22 Old 09-10-2012, 01:29 AM Thread Starter
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So a lot of you do nv4500s what is all is needed to put that behind a sbc
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post #18 of 22 Old 09-10-2012, 02:05 AM
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So a lot of you do nv4500s what is all is needed to put that behind a sbc
Very difficult in a CJ-5 because length of transmission leaves little room for a drive shaft.
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post #19 of 22 Old 09-10-2012, 06:11 AM
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First off go to Novak and read, read, read. Still have questions? Call them. They got me
Thru my SBC swap along with this and other forums. I can also tell you from experience make sure you read the directions several times and understand them 100% before you start wrenching. It will save you time AND money. Take pictures, lots of them. Before and afters. It's embarrassing to tear something down and then forget how it went together. Write notes, lots of them. Store them in the binder with all of the stuff you print off and the instructions you get. You can always go back to them. I haven't written up our build yet so feel free to call.

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alright sm465 I've found to be a better choice. Now just have to buy parts
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are you going to be able to fit all that under the hood, isnt the 72 a short hood. i have seen people use the postal grill to move the raditor forward
No, a '72 isn't the short hood. That was the first year of the longer front clip and AMC engines in the CJ.
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alright sm465 I've found to be a better choice. Now just have to buy parts
That thing is super heavy duty. That's probably the last thing on your Jeep that will break.
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