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post #1 of 44 Old 11-11-2018, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
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1993 YJ new project, new forum member

Hey there folks, I have been out if the Jeep game for about 8 years, wanting a new project my wife mentioned that I get a Jeep again and I said now, I have been there... The low and behold 2 minutes later a beautiful CJ7 pulled out in front of us, and my wife said, you should build one like that...

..that's all it took, I went crazy looking for a project, and this is what I came up with

1994 YJ 4.0 auto, with lots and lots of rust.

I will be documenting this project as I go, current spend is 200 bucks on the Jeep itself.

I need to start by getting the starter replaced and the fuel pump

More to come!

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post #2 of 44 Old 11-12-2018, 07:44 AM Thread Starter
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So i pulled the starter, there was a little water in it, picked up a new one this morning, ill to the install tonight, that will tell me if it was truely a bad starter or if the motor is stuck. once that is complete i need to drop the tank and get all the old fuel out, do a visual inspection and while it is down, ill probably put in a new pump since i was told the pump was starting to give the original owner some guff....

total spend so far - 372$
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Bad news last night - after pulling the plugs and having some PB blaster in the cylinders for 2 days, the motor is officially seized / stuck. So now what?

I am going to think over my options, i am leaning towards a V8 swap - chevy 4.8. my reasoning is i can get my hands on one with a harness for around 500-600, and that was going to be my plan for the jeep next winter anyways - so i guess ill just be a bit early on it.

for now i am focusing on the rust issue on the rear shackle.
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The 4.8 is a good motor for a Jeep. I talked to a guy at an event with one and he was real happy with it.


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The 4.8 is a good motor for a Jeep. I talked to a guy at an event with one and he was real happy with it.
I am leaning towards the 4.8 with a matching tranny.

right now i am focusing on frame work - getting prepped for safe-t caps then once thats done I'll work on the motor
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Motor and tranny has been found! Chevy 350 carb with a 700R4 will be the new heartbeat of this project.

I am excited for a classic combination, I will post pics as soon as it lands in the garage.

anyone go from fuel infected to carburated? this is just a trail cruiser and a toy, not a big articulating rig.
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Motor and tranny has been found! Chevy 350 carb with a 700R4 will be the new heartbeat of this project.

I am excited for a classic combination, I will post pics as soon as it lands in the garage.

anyone go from fuel infected to carburated? this is just a trail cruiser and a toy, not a big articulating rig.
Well, remembering back to what it was like to wheel with a carburetor, I don't think I could go back. But old school is cool, no question.

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Well, remembering back to what it was like to wheel with a carburetor, I don't think I could go back. But old school is cool, no question.

i hear ya - carbbed motors are not the best on trails, however i will be using the jeep to cruise to the marina where folks are pretty uptight and a carbed 350 ought to turn a few heads!!!
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post #9 of 44 Old 11-28-2018, 08:41 AM
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Well, remembering back to what it was like to wheel with a carburetor, I don't think I could go back. But old school is cool, no question.
X2... I don't think I would ever go back to a carb either. I currently have one on my Square Body Chevy and can't wait to get rid of it. It works quite well for a 30 year old carb, but it certainly doesn't work as good as even a throttle body. 90's TBI Chevy engines are everywhere and the wiring is quite simple. That would be the oldest tech that I would convert to... and I just did. If a carb fits you needs, go for it.


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So I got the grill off the jeep last night, and and started labeling the different wires/ plugs. since this is going from fuel infected to carb i need to figure what i dont need to clean up the engine bay...
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question time -

I am looking into a few basic modifications to the small block 350, and had a question on cam shafts. I am looking for a little more lope in sound, and a little more down low grunt. the jeep is running 6 inches of lift so not a speed demon by any means, but a little more torque would be cool. I figure while the motor is out would be the best time.

looking at cams i don't really have a good understanding of the numbers and what they mean when it comes to power curves. could anyone here enlighten me towards what direction to go in? thank you!
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I can't help explain all of the numbers and stuff, but typically an RV cam is good for a little bump in low end. They are very basic and inexpensive.


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I can't help explain all of the numbers and stuff, but typically an RV cam is good for a little bump in low end. They are very basic and inexpensive.
RV? sorry for not knowing much on the subject.... RV like a motor home? haha
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I guess this is about the best answer I can give... via google.

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