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Old 10-10-2013, 07:27 PM   #31
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I'm sorry I offended you, actually no I'm not. Anyway we gave you answers and to me it seems like you keep trying to go the cheap route. Using an electric fan just so you don't have to modify your driveshafts seems like you are trying to sham out instead of doing it right. But what do I know having done a engine swap that was so detailed that even PBB links to it and 5 years later I still have people thanking me for the thread and vendors have given me parts just so I would do a write up on their product like I did my swap.
Congrats, thanks for your useful input and aide on this project that was started to help people with my current situation not yours.

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Old 10-10-2013, 07:30 PM   #32
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I'm in the middle of this swap as well. I can tell you are on th eright path. I can help with some advise, but my no means am I'm an expert at this swap yet.
Hey that makes two of us! I appreciate your input and any "oh yeah's" you may think of feel free to post it up! Thanks again!

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Old 10-10-2013, 08:23 PM   #33
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One thing to be looking into is the auto shift cable and the cable brackets at the transmission. I struggled finding a bracket set to work. A guy on the other forum sent me a set of brackets out of a Ram Van that work somewhat ok. I would prefer a better solution, which could be in the form of a tummy tuck to allow a little more slack in the cable.

Not to sound like one of those guys pushing upgrades, but while I'm on the topic of driveline controls. The Novak transfer case cable worked much better than trying to get the linkage to work and worth the money spent to simplify all of that. I'm sure with plenty of test fitting and adjusting, one could get the factory linkage to work out.

On the other forum the "Ugly Betty" build has good info about using the 46re in his Magnum swap.

I'm really surprised to see the bickering or misunderstanding or whatever is going on here. I would expect it on more on PBB or JF. That's one reason I hangout here because I get tired of all the bickering and whatnot going on these other places.
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Old 10-11-2013, 12:21 AM   #34
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One thing to be looking into is the auto shift cable and the cable brackets at the transmission. I struggled finding a bracket set to work. A guy on the other forum sent me a set of brackets out of a Ram Van that work somewhat ok. I would prefer a better solution, which could be in the form of a tummy tuck to allow a little more slack in the cable. Not to sound like one of those guys pushing upgrades, but while I'm on the topic of driveline controls. The Novak transfer case cable worked much better than trying to get the linkage to work and worth the money spent to simplify all of that. I'm sure with plenty of test fitting and adjusting, one could get the factory linkage to work out. On the other forum the "Ugly Betty" build has good info about using the 46re in his Magnum swap. I'm really surprised to see the bickering or misunderstanding or whatever is going on here. I would expect it on more on PBB or JF. That's one reason I hangout here because I get tired of all the bickering and whatnot going on these other places.
No I hear you about the bickering trust me. If it wasn't enough RunEmOvr thought he'd go to the other forum (Jeep Forum) and put his bashing in there as well. What's not hard to understand : I have never done this let alone much engine work at all. I'm an owner of a security business, I can wire just about anything up, but the mechanical stuff I just don't have the experience doing and that's why I figured I'd ask for help. I give free unsolicited advice all over the security forums and never once thought about talking down to anyone, but I digress.
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Old 10-11-2013, 12:27 AM   #35
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Tonight I swapped the input shafts out of the Ram transfer case (23 toothed spline) and set it in the Wrangler 231 transfer case. The process was fairly easy except the snap rings. I bought a set of internal and external snap ring pliers ($14.99 at AutoZone) and made it happen. It wasn't really that hard, you just have to be careful not to stretch the snap ring too much.

Now to replace the gaskets and re install onto the 46RE tranny.
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Old 11-19-2013, 05:14 PM   #36
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Haven't posted anything on here in quite a while but as of now the 5.2 is in, all the transfer case linkage is calibrated correctly with the stock location, the shift cable and brackets are in and working, and now I am trying to find a ZJ fan and a 4.0 shroud. All I hear people saying is a 4.0 shroud but I'm not sure which 4.0 (TJ?). Also, I have began the tedious progress of making both wiring harnesses 1.
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Old 11-19-2013, 05:16 PM   #37
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I am almost done figuring out what wires from the Ram harness go to the TJ harness. I have been told I use both computers and both harnesses by others but that is INCORRECT! You have to use the Ram computer, cut off the grey plug on the Ram because it is null. You have to cut off the C103 (small sqaure 16 pin) and C104 (small black 10 pin) plugs on the jeep harness (do not cut the actual plug that attaches to the firewall harnesses or you'll never be able to do a quick disconnect!
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Old 02-16-2014, 10:45 PM   #38
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I've always wondered about a 318 swap, i haven'y really heard of anyone doing it though


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