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post #76 of 113 Old 11-24-2013, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
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Carb is definitely not the way to go. Plus you are going to have a fun time with all the gauges and such. I'd do the 318 or 360 like everyone is recommending if you want to keep it easy. I feel that if you have to ask about a carb though, you need a lot more experience before attempting an engine swap.

If you change your mind and decide to go with a 318, I know where there is a complete 318 Grand Cherokee in PA that the owner would let go at a very reasonable price.
What kind of price. Let me know asap please.

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post #77 of 113 Old 11-24-2013, 01:58 PM
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Imo, going from fi to carb'd is absolutely ridiculous; might as well put wagon wheels on it too. Why not just sell the tj & travel by horseback...

I don't get why so many people want to run a carb'd motor. It's not simple in the long run (or ever) & I don't see how it could be beneficial....or worth all the headaches of running ancient technology...

Sorry for the small rant...but down here I've seen guys throw a carb'd motor in a tj more than once & act like it's the greatest setup in the world.

I'd take a stock 2.5L w/fuel injection over a carb'd 350 in a TJ any day of the week

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post #78 of 113 Old 11-24-2013, 05:36 PM
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I say put a 305 w/carb in it and have fun with your 115 hp motor and overloaded carb, that you have to keep your foot in it to stay running. Run three wires or a push button and toggle switch to run it, and put a boat gas tank in the back to make a quick fuel tank and go have fun. Oh wait this isn't Wecrash {demolition derby) In a jeep that already has fuel injection keep it. If you want a jeep with a carb go find a CJ.
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350 small block but if you dont mind a little more cash go for a 383 stroker! Way more power in the low end
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I have the gm goodwrench 350 performance motor plentu of power but go fi mine is carburated not that great
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post #81 of 113 Old 11-24-2013, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
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I am sticking with a carb'd motor. I'm going with a chevy 305 motor with a Holley 470 Truck Avenger. I've talked to a lot of people and running this set up will work for a guy like me. I'm not a serious off road guy or serious power guy.
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Got a good bit of progress made today.
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post #83 of 113 Old 11-24-2013, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
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Almost ready to put the new motor tranny and tcase in
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post #84 of 113 Old 11-25-2013, 09:45 AM
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I am sticking with a carb'd motor. I'm going with a chevy 305 motor with a Holley 470 Truck Avenger. I've talked to a lot of people and running this set up will work for a guy like me. I'm not a serious off road guy or serious power guy.
there's a few mods that let a carb run well off camber. my buddy runs a hot 350 in his yj and he did something with a copper tube drilling holes in it? something like that.

if you search you'll find write-ups. i'd tell you more but I don't really pay attention to carbs. personally i'd never run one. But it's worth looking into. it made a really big difference on his.

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there's a few mods that let a carb run well off camber. my buddy runs a hot 350 in his yj and he did something with a copper tube drilling holes in it? something like that.

if you search you'll find write-ups. i'd tell you more but I don't really pay attention to carbs. personally i'd never run one. But it's worth looking into. it made a really big difference on his.
He,s probably connecting the primary and secondary vent tubes with the copper tube. On steep inclines, fuel won't puke out of the vents, and stall the engine. The Holley Truck Avenger comes like that. The 670 version I had on my CJ-7 worked pretty good. It supposedly has mods done to the metering block as well.
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He,s probably connecting the primary and secondary vent tubes with the copper tube. On steep inclines, fuel won't puke out of the vents, and stall the engine. The Holley Truck Avenger comes like that. The 670 version I had on my CJ-7 worked pretty good. It supposedly has mods done to the metering block as well.
Was looking into the 670 but some people say it's too big. I think I'm going with the 470 or 600 from holley
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Was looking into the 670 but some people say it's too big. I think I'm going with the 470 or 600 from holley
470 would be better for a 305. My 670 was on an AMC 360.
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470 would be better for a 305. My 670 was on an AMC 360.
Okay thanks buddy!
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post #89 of 113 Old 11-25-2013, 03:52 PM
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What mods are you planning to do to the 305. You realize it only made an average of about 150 hp over it's production run. Basically about what your 4 cylinder does.
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post #90 of 113 Old 11-25-2013, 04:05 PM
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What mods are you planning to do to the 305. You realize it only made an average of about 150 hp over it's production run. Basically about what your 4 cylinder does.
I'm sure it makes more torque than the stock 4, but yeah, the 305 is a pretty weak motor. I had an ex-girlfriend that had one in a full size Chevy 4x4. That was one of the slowest vehicles I've ever driven. That thing had no power.

Only the later FI 305's made any power at all.
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