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Unread 03-13-2010, 08:25 PM   #16
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Jeff... looks great man! Love the work Dan does over there at Double-D.

Hey, where did you get that CHK ENG light?
Thanks!
The light came with the kit from Affordable Fuel Injection.


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Unread 03-14-2010, 08:34 AM   #17
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The hotrodder in me is insanely jealous of your TBI Chevy!
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Unread 03-27-2010, 08:29 PM   #18
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Thanks Dave!
Got some work done today,
Pulled the fuel tank and tested the sending unit all was ok. The tank looks like it has been replaced at some time.
It has a made in Taiwan sticker on the side of it.

Found out why my fuel gauge was inaccurate, it had 2 butt splices and a naked twisted place in the ground wire from the sender.

Gotta love my PO(MORON).

Mounted the fuel pump for the FI and re-routed the lines up front.

I was going to replace the fuel lines, but they look ok and I believe that they will work fine.

I pressure washed under the hood and my son painted it all flat black.

Made the plug wires as well.

Not any pics today, just too darn buisy to take any. I will try tomorrow.



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Unread 03-28-2010, 01:08 PM   #19
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A few pics.

Plug Wires


A little paint (I'm gonna shorten the steel fuel lines)



Fuel sender ground wire



Hopefully next weekend I will be installing the engine if the weather holds out.
I still have to do some welding at the rear of the jeep to repair the cross-member.



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Unread 03-30-2010, 08:38 PM   #20
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We had a big day today on our little project.

I got the fuel lines plumbed for the tank and the tank vent lines.

New fuel fill lines installed and tomorrow I'll be welding under the rear of the jeep to repair the rear cross-member.

Now on to the good stuff.

We installed the engine today !!!

The Advanced Adapters bell housing worked great as well as their weld in engine mounts.
It took a little while to get the tranny and engine lined up, but when it went it went well.

I was able to use my stock skid plate location as well as the stock tranny mount location.
We still have plenty of firewall clearance and the engine is 1 inch off center on the driver's side.
There should be plenty of clearance for my exhaust with the center dump Rams Horn manifolds.



My oldest son Sam helping to remove the hoist chains.

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Unread 03-30-2010, 08:59 PM   #21
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Jeff, how did I miss this thread. Looking great !
Glad to see you went Cheby orange.
What did you do for motor mounts ? I'd like to see pics. I'm going to fab mine up and am still looking at ideas.
Any head aches ? Issues with fitment ?
I hope to have my build done in the next few days and get her dropped in soon after
Kids look like they are having as much fun as dad must be. Congrats !

Oh, and what's that mountain of aluminum. is that really the AC bracket ?
Are you going w a short wp ?
Thanks !
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Unread 03-30-2010, 09:16 PM   #22
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Jeff, how did I miss this thread. Looking great !
Glad to see you went Cheby orange.
What did you do for motor mounts ? I'd like to see pics. I'm going to fab mine up and am still looking at ideas.
Any head aches ? Issues with fitment ?
I hope to have my build done in the next few days and get her dropped in soon after
Kids look like they are having as much fun as dad must be. Congrats !

Oh, and what's that mountain of aluminum ? Are you goung w a short wp ?
Thanks!
I used the standard Advanced Adapters weld in mounts 713007.

Advance Adapters 713007 - Advance Adapters Jeep Engine Swap Motor Mounts - Overview - SummitRacing.com

The biggest headache was getting the tranny lined up and installed with the engine hanging in the air. The bell housing is a very precise fit and all has to be about perfect for it to slip in.

The only fitment issue I have had so far is the pinion snubber for the front axle.
I had to cut it off.

Order the Advanced stuff from Summit the shipping is MUCH cheaper.

I'm using a water pump for a 93 chevy truck 5.7L vin K reverse rotation. All of my brackets came off of one. I'm going Chevy serpentine like my old pickup.

My boys absolutely love to work on the jeep!



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Unread 03-30-2010, 09:29 PM   #23
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NICE !
Like said, I'm going to fab mine. Would love to see some actual pics of yours though.

Going with a Moroso bolt-on and using Balistic bushing
Going to reinforce the frame and run 2x2 .250

Moroso 62500 - Moroso Solid Steel Motor Mounts - Overview - SummitRacing.com

Single poly bushing with DOM sleeve

The look I'm going for is a cross between these two:



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Unread 03-30-2010, 09:33 PM   #24
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I'll get some pics in the morning.

I was thinking of fabbing some up, but they just looked too easy!
My little engine ain't gonna be a big thumper or anything.

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Unread 03-31-2010, 06:45 PM   #25
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More work done today.
I repaired the rear cross-member while I have the tank out.

Looked at my motor mounts this morning and decided they were not up to snuff.

They were too long and needed painting.
So I removed them, shortened and painted them black and put them back on.

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Left Side



Then I decided to install my dash insert.

I hacked a hole that an alligator would be proud of and only my PO would be able to one-up me on.

I think it will turn out OK. I still need to finish wiring under the dash and drill for and install the insert.

Anyone know where I can get some nice looking Stainless Bolts to install the Insert?





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Unread 03-31-2010, 06:51 PM   #26
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I have those same motor mounts jcal
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Unread 03-31-2010, 08:00 PM   #27
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Thanks Jeff.
Makes me wonder if I should have just bought those or the MORE's.
They set the motor up fairly high

Oh, well. We shall see what I can build.
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Unread 03-31-2010, 08:34 PM   #28
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Then I decided to install my dash insert.

I hacked a hole that an alligator would be proud of and only my PO would be able to one-up me on.

I think it will turn out OK. I still need to finish wiring under the dash and drill for and install the insert.

Anyone know where I can get some nice looking Stainless Bolts to install the Insert?





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Got mine at ACE hardware. My local ace had a great selection of stainless.
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I would try Ace like stated above, they always have a good selection of stainless stuff (atleast mine does). I dont think they will have a new shifter knob though
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Unread 04-01-2010, 08:54 PM   #30
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I would try Ace like stated above, they always have a good selection of stainless stuff (atleast mine does). I dont think they will have a new shifter knob though
I'll give them a try.

The knob is in the cup holder just below the pic. I had to put it in gear to align the tranny input shaft with the clutch.
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