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post #121 of 134 Old 01-10-2011, 05:00 PM
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My 4 1/2 month pregnant wife was calling me a wuss too!

I am chicken to break something and I didn't want to end up on that TV show World's dumbest!
Well let your wife drive it next time, bet she knows how to light'em up

Looks great, sounds great and thanks for posting the video!


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post #122 of 134 Old 06-05-2011, 08:43 AM
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Jeff,

I am currently looking at the same engine you purchased from GM but with a carb instead of the FI. Have you been pleased with the engine? I have looked at your engine and also the 350 ci / 330 hp one from GM. I like ATK and some other crate engines but they all come with "seasoned" blocks so you don't really know how "seasoned" they were. Most of the GM crate engines come with new blocks. The GM performance engines look to be a good deal. I am not looking to build a fire breathing monster but would like a strong engine.

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post #123 of 134 Old 06-05-2011, 10:24 AM Thread Starter
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Jeff,

I am currently looking at the same engine you purchased from GM but with a carb instead of the FI. Have you been pleased with the engine? I have looked at your engine and also the 350 ci / 330 hp one from GM. I like ATK and some other crate engines but they all come with "seasoned" blocks so you don't really know how "seasoned" they were. Most of the GM crate engines come with new blocks. The GM performance engines look to be a good deal. I am not looking to build a fire breathing monster but would like a strong engine.

Thanks,

John
John,
I am very pleased with it.
It has plenty of power in my little 5.
It does not have a cutout for a mechanical fuel pump. If you use that engine you will need an electric pump.
If you are going carbed you could also look at this.

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/NAL-12499529/


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post #124 of 134 Old 06-05-2011, 04:32 PM
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Thanks Jeff,

I had looked at that one as well. I have enjoyed reading about your engine swap and now you have me wondering about the fuel injection. Do you think it cost you much more than doing the carb. route? I was not really wanting to get into the whole wiring mess but maybe it wouldn't be that bad.
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post #125 of 134 Old 06-05-2011, 04:57 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Jeff,

I had looked at that one as well. I have enjoyed reading about your engine swap and now you have me wondering about the fuel injection. Do you think it cost you much more than doing the carb. route? I was not really wanting to get into the whole wiring mess but maybe it wouldn't be that bad.
The wiring is not that bad. I used a complete kit from these guys.

http://www.affordable-fuel-injection...butor-5-9.html

It included the distributor and pump.
The install was easy with the included instructions.

Thanks!

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post #126 of 134 Old 07-08-2011, 10:34 AM
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Jeff

I just stumbled across this thread and have found it tremendously interesting. I'm wondering if you have any updates to add. BTW, great job, nice family too.

Patrick

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post #127 of 134 Old 07-08-2011, 04:42 PM Thread Starter
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Jeff

I just stumbled across this thread and have found it tremendously interesting. I'm wondering if you have any updates to add. BTW, great job, nice family too.

Patrick
Thanks Patrick!
We have one more in the family now, a little girl named Sarah Beth.
We also have acquired a 1978 Cherokee Chief we are going to rebuild.

As far as the CJ goes it's running fine. I had to redo the cooling fan setup.
She has almost 3000 miles on her and it seems to be going well.
Thanks again!


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post #128 of 134 Old 11-05-2011, 07:38 PM
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did you meausre your driveline angle when fitting the motor, or did you just make it fit good angle wise etc?
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post #129 of 134 Old 11-06-2011, 07:32 AM Thread Starter
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did you meausre your driveline angle when fitting the motor, or did you just make it fit good angle wise etc?
I set the angle of the engine and let the output on the tcase go where it wanted.

I then cut the perches off of the rear and rotated it up for the cv rear shaft.
I left the rear 2 degrees or so lower than the angle of the tcase output.
So far with over 3000 miles it's vibration free.

Here is a great read on driveline setup by gojeepin it is very thorough.
http://mysite.verizon.net/res108eps/...ion-basics.pdf

Hope that helps!

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post #130 of 134 Old 09-03-2012, 10:36 AM
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man, it looks awesome, must have been a fun project

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post #131 of 134 Old 09-03-2012, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
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man, it looks awesome, must have been a fun project
Thanks Jay!

It was. We are moving into other things with my son Sam's Jeep.

We still have some stuff to get done on mine though.

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post #132 of 134 Old 09-03-2012, 06:18 PM
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Youve got the same air cleaner I got, I thought it was too skinny too, if its about 9 3/4" OD check out these filter #s
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post #133 of 134 Old 09-03-2012, 07:34 PM Thread Starter
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Looks close! We have almost the same mower too!

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post #134 of 134 Old 09-03-2012, 07:46 PM
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GT1554, been pretty good so far except for steering shaft bushing, had to replace it with only 80 hrs on it. Will prob last longer if I quit doing bushog work with it...lol...ocg
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