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Old December 7th, 2011, 04:12 PM   #21
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Very cool. I would love to have a 4BT in my WJ.
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Old December 7th, 2011, 10:53 PM   #22
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Take lots of measurements and set everything in place axle, links, steering, motor accessory's, turbo, inter-cooler, brakes lines and booster. Then factor the motor moving around a lot when off-road and during shutdown like 1-2" depending on motor mounts. I would not rule out having the jeep as a whole sitting higher then you want. Its a heavy, tall motor and the 60 is a big axle, spacing will matter in all directions.
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Old December 8th, 2011, 12:16 AM   #23
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Take lots of measurements and set everything in place axle, links, steering, motor accessory's, turbo, inter-cooler, brakes lines and booster. Then factor the motor moving around a lot when off-road and during shutdown like 1-2" depending on motor mounts. I would not rule out having the jeep as a whole sitting higher then you want. Its a heavy, tall motor and the 60 is a big axle, spacing will matter in all directions.
Understood. Good points to be sure. Fortunately this is not my first rodeo
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Old December 8th, 2011, 07:04 PM   #24
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Old December 8th, 2011, 08:42 PM   #25
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Old December 8th, 2011, 09:23 PM   #26
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Agreed. I HAVE them...like I said, I am thinking to go with std. coil and shock set up. Currently trying to sell them or trade for some tires/wheels.
Do you have a link to, or more information on the coilovers you have for sale?

Also GREAT build!!!!
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Old December 8th, 2011, 09:25 PM   #27
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Do you have a link to, or more information on the coilovers you have for sale?

Also GREAT build!!!!
Sale Pending!
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Old December 8th, 2011, 09:31 PM   #28
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Old December 8th, 2011, 11:43 PM   #29
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A bit farther. Spent about 45 minutes in the garage...I think it is time to bring it to the shop...getting close to plasma and welder time!
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Old December 9th, 2011, 12:02 AM   #30
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don't mess with the front Dan !!! just get it going first. and if you have problems selling those odd size coilovers let me know ... not that I'd give you top dollar ! if you relocate the air box and battery won't you have room to stuff them into the engine bay ?
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Old December 14th, 2011, 11:02 PM   #31
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If I am going to get the stance I want...I will have to cut into the front and the back fairly substantialy to fit the 38" TSL I just picked up for it.

Got a bit of work done tonight...engine, trans, t-case and exhaust is pulled. Oh, and I could not help it...I just had to pull a few tires and "fit" the new 38's.
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LOOKS GREAT!!! Keep us watchin!
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Old December 15th, 2011, 09:13 AM   #33
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LOOKS GREAT!!! Keep us watchin!
Woulda looked pretty sweet with some 40" KM2's...hmm...wonder were I coulda found a set of those???
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Old December 21st, 2011, 04:24 PM   #34
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A quick update-

Just scored 2 Dana 300's and ordered a flip ring from Northwest Fab. So I guess this means I will be running a flipped Dana 300 for transfer case!

47RH Trans should be here late tonight, will be working in shop tomorrow and should have some progress updates soon. Waiting for flywheel to come in and flip ring, other than that the drive line is pretty much nailed down.

Dropped some coin yesterday on all new brakes and started installing the rear disc brake conversion kit...looks like the wrong brackets and now I will have to fab some up.

Picked up my Ford HP60 Front yesterday as well.

Drive line recap-
4BT, 47RH, Dana 300 flipped, Dana 60 rear, HP Drives drop 60 front and 38" TSL's
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Old December 22nd, 2011, 10:54 PM   #35
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Well, the engine and trans are currently "sitting" in the Jeep (NO mounting done, just initial fitting).

The good-
-Frame rails are fine and should not need any fabrication other than reinforcing and fabbing up engine mounts.
-No issues with clearance of hood, cowl, steering box or anything other than exhaust (that I can see so far anyway).
-It just looks plain sexy in there!
-This could be done with as little as 2" of lift and/or loosing 2" of uptravel of front axle.

The not as good-(frankly no suprises though)
-Fairly signigicant clearancing will need to be done for exhaust...of course this is right where the heater box is. I am looking into options here.
-Some very minor clearancing may be needed on oil pan for D60 pig.


A few pictures to wet your appetites. The last picture gives a small idea of the room (or lack therof) of room for exhaust. I could move engine ahead, but I want to keep the weight as far back as reasonable.
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Man do I wish I had 3 people when I put my motor in it's a ton of weight to push around. What are you using for motor mounts looks like you have a lot of room for options. Is the rotation of the motor due to axle clearance.

I had the same exhaust and axle clearance problem. Theirs not to many options but a 6bt manifold cut down. I relocated the turbo with my own design, I needed it down and out and lucky for me a body lift and a sledge hammer helped. I smashed the oil pan in were it needed it also, the Mohave trail bumped what it wanted as a finisher. Just a heads up turbo area get's hotter then hell, all my stuff is heat wrapped and shielded or the carpet starts to smolder going down the hwy. Their is not enough air flow under the hood.
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Old December 25th, 2011, 08:27 PM   #37
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Man do I wish I had 3 people when I put my motor in it's a ton of weight to push around. What are you using for motor mounts looks like you have a lot of room for options. Is the rotation of the motor due to axle clearance.

I had the same exhaust and axle clearance problem. Theirs not to many options but a 6bt manifold cut down. I relocated the turbo with my own design, I needed it down and out and lucky for me a body lift and a sledge hammer helped. I smashed the oil pan in were it needed it also, the Mohave trail bumped what it wanted as a finisher. Just a heads up turbo area get's hotter then hell, all my stuff is heat wrapped and shielded or the carpet starts to smolder going down the hwy. Their is not enough air flow under the hood.
I have some Cummins mounts that I will most likely use. It may look like there is a bunch of room for mounts...but it is actually pretty tight. The rotation of the engine is due to it not being mounted up (just sitting on blocks). I will be wrapping the exhaust from header to where it goes under the Jeep- This was a tight fit as well and had to wrap the exhaust as well! That is a 525hp Cummins N14 I stuffed in a '79 Autocar. You can see the wrapping in the second pic...fun build!

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Old December 26th, 2011, 07:55 AM   #38
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Nice poop flinger.
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Nice poop flinger.
Say what????
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Old December 27th, 2011, 02:11 PM   #40
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Say what????
The autocar.....it is slinging poop in the first picture.......
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