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Unread 11-22-2013, 08:24 PM   #46
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With a carbureted vehicle you don't have to come even close to being vertical to have problems with the float bowl on a carburetor.

Most carbureted vehicles that I have been on the trail with would have problems at this angle:



Now is the time for you to search and search a lot. Read every thing that you can get your hands on, I would recommend 3-6 months of searching before you make a decision... IMO
Thank you for the info. I would probably never be at an angle close to that. I use my jeeps for flat terrain with small hills, creeks, mud and things of that sort. I'm not looking to make a rock crawler.

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Unread 11-22-2013, 08:30 PM   #47
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The fi 350 isn't a good choice either. It would cost you about as much as an ls swap, but have less hp, tq and less mpg. The Dodge magnum v8 is the most user friendly swap into a tj.
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Unread 11-22-2013, 08:35 PM   #48
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Thank you for the info. I would probably never be at an angle close to that. I use my jeeps for flat terrain with small hills, creeks, mud and things of that sort. I'm not looking to make a rock crawler.
I still wouldn't go with a carburetor, EFI is so much better...
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Unread 11-22-2013, 08:39 PM   #49
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I still wouldn't go with a carburetor, EFI is so much better...
Come do all the wiring for me and I'll go EFI
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Unread 11-22-2013, 08:42 PM   #50
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Come do all the wiring for me and I'll go EFI
It's your "upgrade". Either you can actually upgrade to a EFI motor like we're all saying, or down grade to a carb'ed motor, but either way, no one here is going to do the work, at least not for free.
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Unread 11-22-2013, 08:42 PM   #51
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http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/pts/4177891117.html

How hard would this be?
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Unread 11-22-2013, 08:45 PM   #52
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Come do all the wiring for me and I'll go EFI
Pay for my transportation, room and board, my time and effort, I might take you up on that.

Do the search that I recommended and post back as to what you decide?...
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Unread 11-22-2013, 08:45 PM   #53
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I don't know, never done it, but that sure is a better starting point than the weak 305. I still say that my reading suggest the Dodge 5.2 is the way to go for an "easier" V8 swap. Those engines are plentiful, as they were in Dakot's, Rams, some Grand Cherokees, etc.
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Unread 11-22-2013, 09:09 PM   #54
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Sell the TJ with the 2.5L engine & buy one with the 4.0L engine. Cheaper, easier, faster.
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Unread 11-22-2013, 09:16 PM   #55
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Sell the TJ with the 2.5L engine & buy one with the 4.0L engine. Cheaper, easier, faster.
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Unread 11-22-2013, 09:35 PM   #56
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Going with a magnum 318 or 360. I can splice the harness in and all my gauges should work. I also know I need to find the bellhousing from a late 90's dodge Dakota to make my Ax15 adapt to the motor
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Going with a magnum 318 or 360. I can splice the harness in and all my gauges should work. I also know I need to find the bellhousing from a late 90's dodge Dakota to make my Ax15 adapt to the motor
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I'll bet $50 that you don't do it.

Have you read this: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/fi...ofiles-402432/...
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Unread 11-22-2013, 09:41 PM   #58
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I'll bet $50 that you don't do it.

Have you read this: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/fi...ofiles-402432/...
Why not?
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Unread 11-22-2013, 09:42 PM   #59
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The only downfall is that the 360 magnum motor is not a very powerful motor but the plus is that it's easy to wire in
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Unread 11-22-2013, 09:49 PM   #60
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The only downfall is that the 360 magnum motor is not a very powerful motor but the plus is that it's easy to wire in
It is 245hp and 335# ft tq. What do you mean not powerful. You aren't building a car. Torque is what you want!
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