Higher horses, higher revs & even higher torque, a streetable LJ engine swap - Page 9 - JeepForum.com
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post #121 of 128 Old 07-27-2020, 01:55 PM Thread Starter
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This weeks updated shopping list is smaller than the have list! This is probably the last time I'll post my shopping list for a while because most of what's left will be ordered after I have the engine mocked up and I can figure out which belt spacing I'll be using.

  1. Water pump + tensioner: I will buy OEM (must fit above radiator and be truck or f-body offset) also need a thermostat?
  2. Harmonic Balancer with correct offset: F-Body offset: ACDelco (OEM) 12553118, Truck offset: ACDelco (OEM) 19300488. Replace TTY bolt with ARP.
  3. AC bracket: Holley low-profile or Dave's Customs high mount. I'll get the engine in before deciding which will fit.
  4. Engine oil pan: Kevko or Tilden/Pacific.
  5. Oil filter relocation kit: Wait on pan.
  6. Engine oil: 5w30 synthetic Amsoil (leftover from the Jeep 4.0). Driven Racing 5w30 Break in oil first (optional, but not a bad idea).
  7. Air filter: I'm waiting to see what space I have left to fit it in.
  8. Starter heat shield
  9. Dash gauges: AiM, Autometer, SpeedHut, Torque, Dakota Digital?
  10. Winters Shifter

On order:
  1. Transfer case: Atlas 2 speed 3:1 (ships late Aug)
  2. Transfer case fluid: Comes with Atlas.
  3. Custom harness and PCM from RPM Extreme
  4. Zero Gravity Performance 6L80e with shallow pan (ships early Aug)
  5. Idler pulley for GoatBuilt bracket.

Have:
  1. Radiator: Superior Radiator - I've heard this one lasts longer than others do.
  2. Accessory brackets: I'll be going with GoatBuilt's driver's side brackets for the alternator and PSC CBR pump (truck or f-body offset)
  3. Power steering pump: I'll be reusing my CBR pump off the TJ 4.0 and bought a 6" pulley offset for the LS.
  4. Alternator: Mechman high output alternator (probably overkill but 180a at idle will be awesome for heavy winching).
  5. Spark plug boot pliers
  6. Ignition switch: Retain the stock keyed ignition on the steering column.
  7. Engine mounts: There's no mounting kits that will work for me so I'll use universal style brackets and make my own.
  8. Trans/TC mounts: AutoFab bushings
  9. 4 corner steam vent kit
  10. Exhaust headers: OEM CTS-V + heat shields
  11. A ton of bolts for attaching enginey parts to the engine.
  12. Transmission fluid: Dexron VI
  13. Starter
  14. Radiator coolant: Dexcool
  15. Chevy Performance LS3 430 engine (19370416)
  16. Radiator fan: Spal 16" brushless PWM
  17. Kartek LS universal motor mount plates
  18. RadDesigns tap shift kit for Winters shifter



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post #122 of 128 Old 07-28-2020, 11:56 AM
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I know what you mean about being a pain finding bolts and sensors, I purchased my LS1 as a crate setup too. I cant count how many times I went to ace hardware looking for random bolts. Look at speedway for front mounts, they have every spacing and looks like it would work good. On another note here is a pic of mine with the same radiator as you and truck spacing. Plenty of room for a big electric fan.
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post #123 of 128 Old 07-28-2020, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
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I know what you mean about being a pain finding bolts and sensors, I purchased my LS1 as a crate setup too. I cant count how many times I went to ace hardware looking for random bolts. Look at speedway for front mounts, they have every spacing and looks like it would work good. On another note here is a pic of mine with the same radiator as you and truck spacing. Plenty of room for a big electric fan.
That's a massive gap! If it fits in like that I could put in 2 radiators! Lol!

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That's a massive gap! If it fits in like that I could put in 2 radiators! Lol!
Thats where daves told me to put the engine mounts, even used the included jig. If I knew I had that much room I would have moved them up an inch or so for more firewall clearance.
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post #125 of 128 Old 07-28-2020, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
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Thats where daves told me to put the engine mounts, even used the included jig. If I knew I had that much room I would have moved them up an inch or so for more firewall clearance.
Did you have to clearance the firewall for the heads?

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Did you have to clearance the firewall for the heads?
Passenger side yes, not by much though. It touched so I clearanced it by a 1/2 or so. Im sure the weight is better to be as far back as possible but not sure an inch or two would effect center of gravity that much.

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post #127 of 128 Old 07-28-2020, 11:53 PM Thread Starter
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Passenger side yes, not by much though. It touched so I clearanced it by a 1/2 or so. Im sure the weight is better to be as far back as possible but not sure an inch or two would effect center of gravity that much.
This reminds me of the other day when I was measuring the block and I realized that the V8 isn't symmetrical. I haven't been able to unsee the offset ever since. Anyone with OCD should stick with the inline 6.
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post #128 of 128 Old 08-03-2020, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
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Look what showed up!



It's very green! Lol.



The transmission is supposed to arrive on Thursday or Friday.
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