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Unread 01-25-2011, 05:55 PM   #76
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Thanks Ben, still got a long ways to go.
I plan on all bolt heads, brackets and maybe a few other parts to be black, we'll see how that goes.
thats what I did



you can kind of see it in that picture.

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Unread 01-25-2011, 07:42 PM   #77
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Here is my 401. Putting it in as we speak. It is Pontiac Blue.
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Unread 01-25-2011, 08:01 PM   #78
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Not really related to the thread but Pontiac Blue appears to more closely match the Ice Blue Metallic of my old bomb better than AMC Blue. Hopefully it's not taboo to do such a thing.

Thanks for the pic and idea.


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Unread 01-25-2011, 09:00 PM   #79
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that is Duplicolor Ford dark blue, got the idea of coloring the "401" from your pictures I've seen in the past, first picture looks a lighter in color because of the light.
That is the exact same paint I used.
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Unread 01-25-2011, 09:37 PM   #80
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I just went back and checked the previous page and I stand erected; the Ford blue looks pretty damn sweet and won't upset the Jeep Gods the way a Pontiac color might. Looks good dude


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Unread 01-26-2011, 05:28 AM   #81
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Looking good just take your time putting it back together

alignment dowels for the heads if they fit the heads and block I would just reuse them or try here Performance American Style (http://www.performanceamstyle.com).
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Unread 01-26-2011, 07:39 AM   #82
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One of my dowels is bent, 1/2" bolt won't fit through it, may be able to straighten it. Thanks for the link, if there cheap, I'll just replace

I went with the ford dark blue because my jeep is painted 2010 ford dark blue metallic, thought the colors might line up well, jeep is a good bit darker though

Shawn, can you plug the stats in your desk top dyno now that I have the cam specs and see what you get? How much will the deck machined .015" and the heads machined .010" affect my compression ratio?
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Unread 01-26-2011, 07:48 AM   #83
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if you are looking for CR you need some of these
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401 .030 over- full floating flat top pistons
crower solid cam 292 dur .500/.510 lift
turbo 400 tranny 2500 stall
model 20 transfer case
aj delux glass body
4" lift
dana 30 frount
dana 44 rear
4.56 gears
http://img2.photobucket.com/albums/v...slideshow=true
http://photobucket.com/albums/v31/fu...slideshow=true
13.461 @ 92.45 mph on 37" super swampers on 1/4 mile
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Unread 01-26-2011, 10:25 AM   #84
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I'm not really looking for more CR, didn't splurge for the 9.5 pistons, was just wondering if decking and resurfacing would change the stock 8.25 CR to say maybe 8.5 or not? Is removing that small amount gonna make a difference?
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Unread 01-26-2011, 06:50 PM   #85
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as sweet as your setup is, don't even dream of putting it back w/o the Bulltear timing cover/oil pump setup w/ the "steel plate" on the bottom. Peace of mind alone is worth it and it'd be a damn shame to have to go back into it after all this work. The old man does good work and use his pump and checkvalve parts.
Take your time and bench-build it w/ plastiguage and EP moly.
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Unread 01-26-2011, 06:58 PM   #86
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Don't know if any one has mention it and not sure how far you are but there's a oil mod for the oil system that helps evenly distributes the oil. Pm me if ya wanna know more. I used it for my 401 that's in my AMX.
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Unread 01-27-2011, 07:33 AM   #87
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I did a lot of reading about all the oiling mods. The conclusion I can to is that these engines have lasted 30+ years without them, and they are only really necessary if you plan to build a race engine and turn some high rpms, I could be wrong, but thats what I got from everything I read

I have debated about the timing cover, I followed this thread by jeephammer http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/am...hread-1050446/, but am still thinking about going ahead and spending $250 and buying a new one.

I have some melling assembly lube that came with the kit, says to use it on bearings, camshaft and any friction points except for the pistons and rings. I went to Advance, Auto Zone and Carquest this morning looking for a moly paste that I hear I should use on the cam lobes, lifters, rockers and such, everyone looked at me like I was crazy and told me to just use the assembly lube. I thought I am suppose to use a paste that is more like grease than the assembly lube which is more like oil, am I wrong? Assembly lube for bearings, moly paste for cam lobes?
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Unread 01-27-2011, 07:39 AM   #88
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One thing I did before I fired mine up was take an old distributor and remove the gear, and remove the shaft. I then cut the housing above the hold down. I put the shaft and housing into the motor and marked the shaft about an inch above the housing and cut it off. I use this to prime the oil system with a drill. I ran the drill until I had good oil pressure and then continued for about 5min just to make sure everything was lubed and to help work out any bubbles.
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Unread 01-27-2011, 07:55 AM   #89
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I have the original dizzy from the 401, was planning on doing the same thing, thanks 82jeepcj7
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Unread 01-27-2011, 08:08 AM   #90
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crane cam sells a molly lube for cams very good stuff I use it on the cam lobes /lifters/rockers http://www.summitracing.com/search/?...99004-1&dds=1; I use luriplate 105 on all my bearings crank/rods
ARP assy lube is great on head/main bolts

the oiling mod is good for higher RPM I shift mine at 6200 -6500 RPM

ther are 2 ways of doing this mod copper tube


or with braded line
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401 .030 over- full floating flat top pistons
crower solid cam 292 dur .500/.510 lift
turbo 400 tranny 2500 stall
model 20 transfer case
aj delux glass body
4" lift
dana 30 frount
dana 44 rear
4.56 gears
http://img2.photobucket.com/albums/v...slideshow=true
http://photobucket.com/albums/v31/fu...slideshow=true
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