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 Post subject: Re: From Parts to Jeep
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:39 pm 
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Thanks Shagg I need to start looking around to see what is out there. Thanks for tip in type without the preset settings. That makes sense.

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 Post subject: Re: From Parts to Jeep
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:49 pm 
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No prob, in all reality any welder will do the job, but just some do it prettier and stronger than others.

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 Post subject: Re: From Parts to Jeep
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:50 pm 
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I guess I just need to get one and practice.

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 Post subject: Re: From Parts to Jeep
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:53 pm 
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Absolutely, as the old saying goes.....

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 Post subject: Re: From Parts to Jeep
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:24 am 
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Chapter 6: Engine

Before I get rambling about, I noticed I had forgotten to take pictures of all the wiring work I did to this thing, lol. Basically, I went back to basics, what did the engine need to run, evrything else, was gutted from the original harness. It was a week long project in its own I remember right.

Onward, The engine, the 88 obviously lacked one, so my 97 was kind enough to donate one to it :lmao: (like it had any choice :twisted: ).

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By the way, for random knowledge, it had inverted torx bolts for the top two fasteners. What a pain in the ass, especially because, I didn't know that, all the others were regular hex bolts. :facepalm:

Put the engine up on the stand, gave it a much needed bath, and little paint job.

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Love that color :blazin: .

Following day, into the jeep it went.

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All bolted in ready for the fixings. This is where things take a turn for the unique.... :popcorn:

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 Post subject: Re: From Parts to Jeep
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:30 am 
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Yes, love that AMC Engine Blue. Too bad some people think it is Ford Blue, Ford Blue is much darker and not near as nice looking.

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 Post subject: Re: From Parts to Jeep
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The metallic is what really sets it off though 8-) .

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For those that haven't seen this build before, the idea is KISS, keep it simple stupid. I said to hell with the 97's progressively failing/deteriorating efi, the 88 was a renix, I didn't didn't take it apart, I don't have all the pieces, there was no way in hell I was even going to attempt to use it. So what option is left, enter carbureter. :epiphany: I dabbled with different options for it, but in the end, I decided to use a Quadrajet :holyshit: . Don't laugh yet.

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Ok go ahead :lmao:

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It was pretty shitty, but I was able to make one out of that mess of carbs pictured above, haha.

Now what to do for an intake :waah: I had to get the wallet out,went with an offy dual plane water heated type.

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ooooooooo pretty, first thing I did when I got home was take a grinder to it to make room for the 4.0's dowel pins. Then, just like that, I face planted into a wall. Went to bolt the manifold on the spare test head (test fit with exhaust manifold), they didn't jive. :sly: I can't remeber my slew of profanities, but, I'm sure everyone around learned a few new words. Basically the rear most primary tube ran directly in path othe the intakes huge runner. Of course me being pissed off, I neglected to take a good picture. I came up with a simple solution though, have a few beers, couple smokes (shitty habit I know), break out the sawzall, torch, and welder, problem solved.
"this is where I remembered to start taking pictures again :oops: "

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Cut the #6 primary tube, had to bend it downward to clear the intake runner. As shown below (where the torch came in).

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Then piece back to gether and weld up.
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eh, it works :mrgreen: .

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Moving on:
Being that I used a 258 intake, and a late 4.0 pulley setup, the powersteering pump had nothing to bolt to. Out came the grinder, some scap metal and the welder, in went an adapter bracket to tie them together.

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Whipped up a throttle cable/trans cable, fuel pressure regulator bracket. So here's the point where the 4.0 finally came to life, with a carburetor :mrgreen: .
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 Post subject: Re: From Parts to Jeep
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:14 pm 
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would it have been possible to use a stock 258 intake on a 4.0 or are the ports different? that engine does look good in that color, and how could any one mix that up with ford blue :wtf: ford blue is a lot darker and not even metallic flake

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 Post subject: Re: From Parts to Jeep
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would it have been possible to use a stock 258 intake on a 4.0 or are the ports different? that engine does look good in that color, and how could any one mix that up with ford blue :wtf: ford blue is a lot darker and not even metallic flake



To those who insist the AMC 258 is a Ford engine, they are color blind to the difference.

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