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Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   04-01-2015, 08:34 AM
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Posted By zhopperz
suspension

The "Old Man" EMU suspension has been around a long time, and is pretty popular on the older CJ's. There is always a market for the old/used CJ stuff, there are several sites on Facebook as well as...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   03-21-2015, 06:26 PM
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Views: 913
Posted By zhopperz
I wouldn't change a thing! Beautiful!

I wouldn't change a thing! Beautiful!
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   02-17-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,244
Posted By zhopperz
The 4.2 engine has a long stroke, but a small...

The 4.2 engine has a long stroke, but a small bore.. The later 4.0 engine has a large bore, but a small stroke.. Put the long stroke crank in the large bore block and you have the best of both...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   02-16-2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,244
Posted By zhopperz
Different ways to do a stroker, I chose the "PMS"..

Giz, there used to be a webpage dedicated to the build, but has since been lost? I didn't take pics, but I can take a pic of the finished product if you like.. lol.. I've built a few of these, and...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   02-15-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,244
Posted By zhopperz
Buy a used 4.0 block, use your current 4.2 crank...

Buy a used 4.0 block, use your current 4.2 crank and rods to build the used 4.0 block into a stroker... You'll have the bore, for rpm, and the stroke for torque.. Believe me, you'll be able to pass...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   02-15-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 920
Posted By zhopperz
Artoy, I'd advise trying to find a tranny with...

Artoy, I'd advise trying to find a tranny with the Dana 300 attached.. There are several varieties on the CJ.. You can mate just about any engine with adapter bell housings from Advance... They even...
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   02-15-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,073
Posted By zhopperz
[QUOTE=blurryice;28334369] I haven't had a...

[QUOTE=blurryice;28334369]

I haven't had a scanner run on the Jeep yet.. My Temp gauge seems to be working ok, with the Jeep warming up and needle goes halfway.





Your temp "gauge"...
Jeep Forums: Engines & Drivetrain   02-14-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 618
Posted By zhopperz
The New Edelbrock Head for 4.OL

Hey folks, I just noticed that Summit is carrying the new 4.0 Edelbrock head in two versions. One with valves/springs, one without.. Anyone tried this unit yet? Would like to hear from you. I'm...
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   02-14-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,073
Posted By zhopperz
Have you had a scanner put on the vehicle? On...

Have you had a scanner put on the vehicle? On the fuel injected models, a temp sensor is used to control cold startup. It acts similar to a choke by telling the computer to allow a longer injector...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   02-14-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 920
Posted By zhopperz
Hey, Artoy, I swapped the 4.2, in my 81 CJ7, for...

Hey, Artoy, I swapped the 4.2, in my 81 CJ7, for a stroked 4.0 and am VERY happy with.. I'm running the stock T-176 4speed CJ tranny, and love it.. The 4.2 type crank in the stroker didn't need any...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   09-06-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 957
Posted By zhopperz
Do you have a remote solenoid on the fender, or...

Do you have a remote solenoid on the fender, or only on the starter..? Some have one or the other or even both depending on engine setup.. (what engine configuration?)
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   04-20-2010, 02:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,439
Posted By zhopperz
The first "so many" cycles the thermostat opens...

The first "so many" cycles the thermostat opens and closes determines how swiftly the engine comes up to expected operating temperature.. The sooner the engine comes up to the correct temp, the...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   04-20-2010, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 572
Posted By zhopperz
That line tends to get "stopped up" over time,...

That line tends to get "stopped up" over time, now would be a great time to inspect it..
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   04-20-2010, 02:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,414
Posted By zhopperz
Remove the rockers, but have a clean flat place...

Remove the rockers, but have a clean flat place to check the push rods.. Keep every thing in order so you can put it all back in the exact same place. Be aware of tops and bottoms of push rods, they...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   04-20-2010, 02:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,439
Posted By zhopperz
I use a Tech II on the GMs, and ride shotgun...

I use a Tech II on the GMs, and ride shotgun while the owner drives my usual diagnostic course, (hills, straight lanes, and curves). It varies, the temp cars go into, depending on the smog package,...
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   04-20-2010, 02:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,414
Posted By zhopperz
Check to be sure you haven't warped a push rod,...

Check to be sure you haven't warped a push rod, it is VERY common on the I6..
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   04-20-2010, 02:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,439
Posted By zhopperz
Correcto', Steve, a 180 is too cool in my...

Correcto', Steve, a 180 is too cool in my opinion, if the computer goes into "Closed Loop" at 180/182, it could "toggle" between closed and open loop.. This I have seen many times.. A 195 is a great...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   04-20-2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 16,531
Posted By zhopperz
Most Mopars don't go into "Closed Loop" until...

Most Mopars don't go into "Closed Loop" until around 180/182.. In other words, the computer runs the engine on a "fixed" standard, not a compliant standard, until it heats up..
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   04-20-2010, 01:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 16,531
Posted By zhopperz
I have a Masters in GM Mercruiser Offshore engine...

I have a Masters in GM Mercruiser Offshore engine tuning and programming.. GM designed the OBDII systems that are the standards of 90+ percent of all fuel injected vehicles today. (under the lotus...
Jeep Forums: Engines & Drivetrain   04-20-2010, 01:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 672
Posted By zhopperz
Find a mechanic that has the Genysis scanner.. Be...

Find a mechanic that has the Genysis scanner.. Be sure he has the latest software updates.. A Genysis will usually read a mopar..
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