Pics of my engine swap (halfway through) -- 258 4.2L - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep CJ Forum > Pics of my engine swap (halfway through) -- 258 4.2L

Premium LED Lighting by VISION X, Proudly sold at ROCKRIDGFS: Wrangler RGB Multicolor Fog Light LEDs: Awesome EffectCess Recovery Gear Snatch Tow Strap OffRoad @ ROCKRIDGE4WD

Reply
Unread 02-09-2008, 09:41 PM   #1
mmerlina
Image Glassworks, Inc.
 
mmerlina's Avatar
1986 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Danvers, MA
Posts: 1,668
Pics of my engine swap (halfway through) -- 258 4.2L

Hey folks, been planning this swap for weeks now.. wife brought the camera to the shop for me about halfway through cause I forgot it home, doh! Ah well.. here's what I got so far.


where I'm at now, engine out, compartment degreased and cleaned up, emissions wires are being ripped out tomorrow.



parts scattered everywhere!


newly rebuilt mc2100 is in that carb box


that tends to never leave my side


painted parts!

__________________
Mike

1986 Jeep CJ7 (photos)
Remanufactured 258, ARB lockers front & rear, 4.10 Yukon gears, 35x12.5" Super Swamper SSR's, Motorcraft 2100, 4.5" Rubicon Express Extreme-Duty lift, York 210 OBA, Big Daddy steering, Tatton rear CV driveshaft, Herculined interior, TJ flares, lots of body & upholstery work
mmerlina is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-09-2008, 09:43 PM   #2
mmerlina
Image Glassworks, Inc.
 
mmerlina's Avatar
1986 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Danvers, MA
Posts: 1,668
more pics ...



new engine, purdy...



oh oh the heated power washer.. damn this thing worked great.



more painted parts!
__________________
Mike

1986 Jeep CJ7 (photos)
Remanufactured 258, ARB lockers front & rear, 4.10 Yukon gears, 35x12.5" Super Swamper SSR's, Motorcraft 2100, 4.5" Rubicon Express Extreme-Duty lift, York 210 OBA, Big Daddy steering, Tatton rear CV driveshaft, Herculined interior, TJ flares, lots of body & upholstery work
mmerlina is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-09-2008, 10:44 PM   #3
ClarkGriswold
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Dublin, Virginia
Posts: 473
Where'd you get the rebuilt 4.2?
__________________
"That's nothing to be proud of Rusty. .....fifty yards." - Clark Griswold

Red Jeep Club #488
ClarkGriswold is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-10-2008, 12:20 AM   #4
mmerlina
Image Glassworks, Inc.
 
mmerlina's Avatar
1986 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Danvers, MA
Posts: 1,668
Quote:
Originally Posted by ClarkGriswold View Post
Where'd you get the rebuilt 4.2?
Bought it from a local shop "Atlantic Engine Exchange, in Lynn MA", who bought it from Marshall Engines out in Nebraska.
__________________
Mike

1986 Jeep CJ7 (photos)
Remanufactured 258, ARB lockers front & rear, 4.10 Yukon gears, 35x12.5" Super Swamper SSR's, Motorcraft 2100, 4.5" Rubicon Express Extreme-Duty lift, York 210 OBA, Big Daddy steering, Tatton rear CV driveshaft, Herculined interior, TJ flares, lots of body & upholstery work
mmerlina is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-10-2008, 02:06 AM   #5
T18A
Registered User
1977 CJ5 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: U.S.
Posts: 583
----------

Last edited by T18A; 05-14-2008 at 09:22 PM..
T18A is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-10-2008, 02:14 AM   #6
redcj576
Senior Member
1979 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Tarsus/Turkiye
Posts: 838
wow looks great
__________________
CJ5 Project finally finished...
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/cj5-project-467967/

------------------------------------------------------------------------
'77 CJ7 -.GM 305,T176,4.10s,37x14.5 Creepy Crawlers
'79 CJ7- 350,TH400,NP205,4.88s,39.5" Creepy Crawlers
'61 Chevy Apache 10-all stock
'90 Chevy K1500 4x4 Truck-LT265/75R16 BFG All terrains
redcj576 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-10-2008, 05:14 AM   #7
mmerlina
Image Glassworks, Inc.
 
mmerlina's Avatar
1986 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Danvers, MA
Posts: 1,668
Quote:
Originally Posted by T18A View Post
I recommend cleaning the new paint off the intake/exhaust manifold mating surfaces on the block! You want a good seal with the new gaskets.
Yeah we thought the same thing yesterday.. I dunno why they did that. I'll probably give it a nice scuff and I have some acetone that will make short work of the paint. Thanks for the heads up however!
__________________
Mike

1986 Jeep CJ7 (photos)
Remanufactured 258, ARB lockers front & rear, 4.10 Yukon gears, 35x12.5" Super Swamper SSR's, Motorcraft 2100, 4.5" Rubicon Express Extreme-Duty lift, York 210 OBA, Big Daddy steering, Tatton rear CV driveshaft, Herculined interior, TJ flares, lots of body & upholstery work
mmerlina is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-10-2008, 06:52 AM   #8
Bard
Registered User
1985 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: The Granite State
Posts: 2,662
Coming along pretty well. One question? Why did you leave the fenders on it?
Having them off during the install will make your life easier and faster time wise.
__________________
85' CJ7 Laredo, 383 GM, Turbo 350, NP 203. SOA, 2" frame lift, 34" TSL swampers, Dana 30 open, AMC 20 w/ detroit locker, 4:10's, 1 Piece Mosers, 35" boggers to abuse when needed.
Bard is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-10-2008, 07:40 PM   #9
mmerlina
Image Glassworks, Inc.
 
mmerlina's Avatar
1986 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Danvers, MA
Posts: 1,668
I dunno, didn't really give any thought to removing them. We didn't have any problem at all working over them. It's about 90% back together now, more pics coming soon!
__________________
Mike

1986 Jeep CJ7 (photos)
Remanufactured 258, ARB lockers front & rear, 4.10 Yukon gears, 35x12.5" Super Swamper SSR's, Motorcraft 2100, 4.5" Rubicon Express Extreme-Duty lift, York 210 OBA, Big Daddy steering, Tatton rear CV driveshaft, Herculined interior, TJ flares, lots of body & upholstery work
mmerlina is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-11-2008, 04:27 AM   #10
mmerlina
Image Glassworks, Inc.
 
mmerlina's Avatar
1986 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Danvers, MA
Posts: 1,668
Got some more pictures from yesterday.. almost done!



next time I'll go with the black aluminum valve cover, I can't seem to keep that one clean.




stuff!


ready to go in!
__________________
Mike

1986 Jeep CJ7 (photos)
Remanufactured 258, ARB lockers front & rear, 4.10 Yukon gears, 35x12.5" Super Swamper SSR's, Motorcraft 2100, 4.5" Rubicon Express Extreme-Duty lift, York 210 OBA, Big Daddy steering, Tatton rear CV driveshaft, Herculined interior, TJ flares, lots of body & upholstery work
mmerlina is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-11-2008, 04:32 AM   #11
mmerlina
Image Glassworks, Inc.
 
mmerlina's Avatar
1986 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Danvers, MA
Posts: 1,668
Few more ...


my buddy torquing the oil pan to spec


my buddy doing some welding on my exhaust pipe for me.. had a little crack in it, nothing major.


junk! mc2100 going in.



... and, we're in.


spare parts! just kidding. most of this stuff will probably go in today. still waiting on my adapter plate for the carb from summit.
__________________
Mike

1986 Jeep CJ7 (photos)
Remanufactured 258, ARB lockers front & rear, 4.10 Yukon gears, 35x12.5" Super Swamper SSR's, Motorcraft 2100, 4.5" Rubicon Express Extreme-Duty lift, York 210 OBA, Big Daddy steering, Tatton rear CV driveshaft, Herculined interior, TJ flares, lots of body & upholstery work
mmerlina is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-11-2008, 06:09 AM   #12
frank c
Registered User
1981 CJ5 
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: northwest arizona
Posts: 403
Where's your glass shop at ? I was born an raised in a glassshop in central conn. Now living in N.W. Arizona Suggestion if you really don't like the alum. valvecover spray it then when pain is dry, scuff the raised ribs on top with sandpaper an get the alu showing there for a nice 2 tone custom look.
Good luck with the rebuilding effort, I'll be in the same boat soon with an 81 Laredo
frank c is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-11-2008, 06:42 PM   #13
mmerlina
Image Glassworks, Inc.
 
mmerlina's Avatar
1986 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Danvers, MA
Posts: 1,668
Quote:
Originally Posted by frank c View Post
Where's your glass shop at ? I was born an raised in a glassshop in central conn.
The shop is located in Peabody, MA. (Peabody Glass Co., Inc.) You can tell it was a glass shop from some of the pictures, eh? Half the work was done in the glass shop and the other half was done in an auto trim shop next door.. they have more power tools.

What was the name of the shop you grew up with? The only shops I know of down in CT are US Glass, Curved Glass (US's parent company), and Woonsocket Glass...
__________________
Mike

1986 Jeep CJ7 (photos)
Remanufactured 258, ARB lockers front & rear, 4.10 Yukon gears, 35x12.5" Super Swamper SSR's, Motorcraft 2100, 4.5" Rubicon Express Extreme-Duty lift, York 210 OBA, Big Daddy steering, Tatton rear CV driveshaft, Herculined interior, TJ flares, lots of body & upholstery work
mmerlina is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.