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Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   01-25-2013, 09:01 PM
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Views: 4,937
Posted By BlueOvalBud
I have learned a lot doing research on this...

I have learned a lot doing research on this topic.
Basically, standard-cut gears go with standard-cut gear housings.
Reverse-cut gears go with reverse-cut gear housings.
Swapping gear types with...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   01-25-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,400
Posted By BlueOvalBud
Very interesting! I'm looking for basically a...

Very interesting!
I'm looking for basically a 4-seater, road-legal, 4-wheel drive quad/utility vehicle and you're looking for a 2wd hot rod beach buggy!
Very cool!!!!

Fiberglass springs!!!????...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   01-23-2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,400
Posted By BlueOvalBud
A Willy's in the driveway is exactly what I want!...

A Willy's in the driveway is exactly what I want! But I already have this CJ7 I gott do something with. Fiberglass body parts will certainly help with weight-cutting!

And just as you mention,...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   01-23-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,400
Posted By BlueOvalBud
Light-weight CJ

Hey fellas,

I'd like to share a cool Willys video I found on Youtube the other day!
2,200 pounds and 60 horsepower was enough to do everything general purpose.

Light enough to jump the...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   01-22-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,937
Posted By BlueOvalBud
Thank you guys! I love this site, very...

Thank you guys!

I love this site, very friendly and able to talk without getting slammed!
I was not aware that all front ends weren't reverse-cut. Thank you! Makes it even easier to just go buy...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   01-22-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,937
Posted By BlueOvalBud
Brownbag - Using a standard-cut differential (a...

Brownbag - Using a standard-cut differential (a rear axle center section), the pinion loads the wrong side of the ring gear. Fctory front axles such as the Dana 30, 44, and 60 have high-pinions and...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   01-21-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,937
Posted By BlueOvalBud
I will not do the assembly welding, as I do not...

I will not do the assembly welding, as I do not trust my life with my welding skills! I will bring the prepared parts to a machine shop or axle shop for setting caster and welding the inner C's and...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   01-20-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,937
Posted By BlueOvalBud
Ford 8.8 Front Axle thinking out loud

Hey fellas,
Been a couple years since I got on the forum, this thing called "Life" kept me busy! But I got the Jeep back in the garage the other day and Jeep Fever has set back in!!!!

I'm going...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   01-04-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 497
Posted By BlueOvalBud
351 swap

Hey fellas,
I'm pretty sure I got everything under control, but was hoping to just run it by the Jeep experts to see if I missed anything.

I'm picking up a 351 Windsor from a 84 Bronco for $400...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   12-23-2011, 08:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,678
Posted By BlueOvalBud
Ford 351/ZF5/Dana 300

Hey fellas,
I'm brain storming...and I'm curious if anyone has installed a Ford ZF5 into their Jeep and how well it fits?

I'd like to install a Ford 351w with a ZF5 and Dana 300 into my 84...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   04-03-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 12,797
Posted By BlueOvalBud
I hear ya on the Ranger Pre-Runners. With our...

I hear ya on the Ranger Pre-Runners.
With our Scrambler (Stock Scrambler frame, '76 CJ7 drivetrain with a close ratio T18/D20/D30/AMC20, and a fiberglass tub) we've had the utility trailer running...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   04-03-2011, 08:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 12,797
Posted By BlueOvalBud
Blazer frame would be roughly similar to an...

Blazer frame would be roughly similar to an Explorer or Ranger, or S10 for that matter. If I was a Chevy guy, that would be the route I would go. :thumbsup:

As for heavier axles, I don't think...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   04-02-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 12,797
Posted By BlueOvalBud
Well, sorry to share the bad news...but within...

Well, sorry to share the bad news...but within the last 14 months, there's been a lot of good and bad things going on here. After my sister has spent a lot of time, money, and "invested frusturation"...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   03-04-2011, 08:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,651
Posted By BlueOvalBud
Thanks for the offers, but it looks like at the...

Thanks for the offers, but it looks like at the end of March there will be a 352 FE in the Jeep. As cash allows, I'll start with an aluminum intake manifold and 4v carb, then go for a 390 crankshaft...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   02-24-2011, 06:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,610
Posted By BlueOvalBud
No, it never went in the Ford. That was an idea...

No, it never went in the Ford. That was an idea at first, but became dumb as I have slowly learned about things. I'm still planning on installing a range box...it just may be a Spicer 5 speed or...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   02-23-2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,610
Posted By BlueOvalBud
2 years old this post is, and I've realized that...

2 years old this post is, and I've realized that a range box for a 1/2 ton does NOT belong in a 1-ton. But I do plan to put it behind a V8 in the CJ7 and beat the snot out of it! I love the Reverse...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   02-23-2011, 09:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,651
Posted By BlueOvalBud
Unfortunately, the machine shop gave some bad...

Unfortunately, the machine shop gave some bad news. Cylinders need a .030" overbore, the thrust bearing chewed up the crankshaft, and the camshaft lobes are pretty worn. The $2,300 bill includes a...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   02-22-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,651
Posted By BlueOvalBud
Nice rig CrazyRay! A little update for the Jeep...

Nice rig CrazyRay! A little update for the Jeep crowd. I stripped the motor down last week and dropped it off at the machine shop for them to measure the cylinders and determine if we can get by with...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   01-08-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,651
Posted By BlueOvalBud
Yep, mine are so shiny you can see your...

Yep, mine are so shiny you can see your reflection LOL!
I actually threw it on the back on my truck and took it down to the machine shop...long block is complete and also took the head.
The guy...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   01-07-2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,651
Posted By BlueOvalBud
Yep, I spend some time in the IDI diesel section...

Yep, I spend some time in the IDI diesel section for the work truck. Luckily it doesn't break as often as it did, now there's more new parts than original! BlueOvalBud is my screename over there too....
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