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Old 02-07-2013, 03:08 PM   #31
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Any reason your picking the turbo 350 over the 700r4??
The tranny was free with a np203 I got for $50 and resold for $100 so made $50 and a free tranny...

We are going to rebuild the tranny with a Monster in a Box kit from Monster Transmissions it come with all the clutches, bearings and seals+ lower first gear all for $800 and I am going to rebuild myself so it will be better than a 700r4 and we are also going with a manual torque convertor lock up... That is way we went with the turbo350...

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Old 02-07-2013, 04:25 PM   #32
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http://racetransmissions.com/store/p...roducts_id=991

Here is a link for the tranny stuff

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Old 02-07-2013, 08:26 PM   #33
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Here we are just test fitting the hood an grill to make sure that the grill will clear the front custom shock towers... It does clear them nicely...

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No motor in yet maybe I will post pictures of that next...

Just finished that passanger side motor mount tonight... But still got LOTS to finished weld just it all tacked into place right now...
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:10 PM   #34
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For the braking system we decided to try and do it as simple as possible. For the booster and master cylinder we decided to use a 78 Chevy setup for the sure simplicity of it. The petal is from a K series Chevy truck mid 70s as well. The only mod we had to do to the hole setup was in the petal length it's self we had to cut about 3" out of it because it was hitting the floor after that the petal now works perfect.

We are only going with new or remaned parts anything that is used and NOT rebuilt, won't be going into any part of this build...

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Here you can see where we cut the petal to clear the floor.

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The dang thing even fit perfect to bolt it to the bottom of the dash!!!!
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:14 AM   #35
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I worked on the jeep till about 12 last night and got some good work done...
Motor test fit and looks awesome
Tack welded and finished passanger side motor mount

Now to pull the motor and weld the motor mount tabs soild on the frame...

The first picture is the passanger side of the block...

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Old 02-08-2013, 06:31 PM   #36
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Looking GOOD! Can't wait to see a video of it running! I like your engine mounts. I would do mine a bit differently if I were to do it again. I swapped the OM617 into a 1997 Jeep wrangler and I'm loving it so far. You posted on my thread saying you planned to make some serious power with that engine. Have you done much research on the Myna pumps the guys are building overseas? Have you found anyone in the states that mods the injector pumps? The IP is the main bottleneck with a stock (120hp) OM617. After being turned up it's good for roughly 150hp.
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:32 PM   #37
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:29 AM   #38
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I have been reseaching it like crazy, there are a couple of shops around the STATES that do the work. But a lot of them want you to provide the upgraded elements and internals for the IP if I can find a place that sells the upgraded parts I would be good, but that is turning out to be harder than I expected... I sell autoparts for a living and can't find crap for the IP yet...

If I find the parts I might just have a friend rework the pump (for some beer) he is a 28year diesel tech and he has 3 benz 300d cars 79,80, & 82 and knows this motor very well...
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:46 AM   #39
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Since your running the same motor ect... Have you had any luck finding the upgraded parts for the IP??? I understand that they might be for a diffrent pump or even a different manufacturer but I have found no one saying what parts they used to get more power...
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:04 AM   #40
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IP Mod

I only know what I've read on the forums. It sounds like you have access to more resources than I do! I'd be very interested to know if you find a source for oversized plungers and the like. I'd love to do it for the experience. There's a lot of interesting things to learn modifying diesels.

All I know for sure is that you have to replace the stock fuel plungers in the IP with oversized ones. I assume you have to machine the cylinders in the IP to accommodate the larger plungers. I've heard of people.using anything from 5.5 to 10mm plungers. The rest I have no idea about.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:52 AM   #41
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I have found the 10mm plungers and now have them on order. Now I just have to find a machine shop that will mess with this dang IP no one really wants to mess with it and if I was in there shoes I wouldn't. I think they are worried about liability if they mess up the pump...
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:15 AM   #42
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We finished the motor mounts and got the motor in the Jeep all sitting on its own and noticed that it was leaning a little to the passanger side and then noticed that one of the $7.99 gm motor mounts had pulled apart from the weight of the benz motor.

To solve this we are going to build new stronger mounts using A-Arm bushings inside 1 1/2" DOM tubing and weld it to part of the old mount that we already built that way we just aren't wasting metal and $$$$ pictures to come...

In the meantime we when to Hidden Falls Off-road park in Marble Falls Tx this past weekend and wheeled with some good friends. I just did a SYE kit and new adjustable upper rear arms, new Taton rear cv driveshaft, new precision 1310 u-joints in front shaft/rebuilt cv joint and diff fluids changed all this was done Saturday to my friends TJ then we went to the park Sunday and wheeled the hell out of it.

I did notice this onw thing it wasn't able to climb up stuff that my LJ could easily do it was kinda frustrating. It would get to the top of a ledge and I just couldn't get the back tires to climb up. It am thinking because of the longer wheelbase of the LJ it has a better stance so the front end is already up by the time the back tires start to climb=in my mind better weight distribution....

So to solve this problem with the CJ5 we decided to CUT IT IN HALF!!!

We are stretching it a totol of 15 1/2" to make the wheelbase a total of 105" so it will be about two inches longer than my LJ which has 103" wheelbase.
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:19 AM   #43
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Here are some pictures hope they post app keeps crashing...
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:03 AM   #44
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It has been awhile since I posted anything, but we have been hard at work.

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In this picture you can see the strip off 1/4 in plate that will/has been finished welded into place. The other frame rail has already gotten the full treatment
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:15 AM   #45
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Here are some pictures of the owner actually doing some work lol!!!! Here we are cleaning up the frame rails and getting it ready for the picture in the last post.

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Old 03-20-2013, 11:21 AM   #46
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After lots and lots of measuring and remeasuring over and over again and again we finally got the frame rails lined up and welded strate back together...

It did take I highjack and come-along to finally get there, but we did it.

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Old 03-20-2013, 11:23 AM   #47
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Here are some pictures of the frame rails welded up a little more.

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Old 03-20-2013, 11:29 AM   #48
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Here is how it sits as of today, we have to use are newly bought metal break to make some new sides and floor pans...

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The total stretch on the body is right at 15 1/2"!!!!

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Talk about some leg room in a cj5!!!!

Oh yea and a 105" wheelbase I forgot to say that

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