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Old 07-30-2012, 01:28 PM   #1
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tearing down the 360:)

Have a 97 dodge magnum 5.9 I've decided to get it ready to put in the wrangler. So I may as well call this my build thread. It's gonna be a slow process, and im gonna keep driving the jeep until I have the engine ready! I'll keep everyone posted with pics

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Old 07-30-2012, 01:43 PM   #2
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Well, before I thought of making this a build thread, I pulled the heads and pistons. I got this engine as a long block from a wrecking yard for 50 bucks. It had a cracked head, but that didn't bother me because I had a new set I could use.

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My list of things to do are:

1: strip the engine down and send it off to the machine shop to have it cleaned and new cam bearings and freeze plugs put in. With the possibility of taking .030 off the top of the block to bump up my compression.

2: clean up the ports on my new heads.

3: find a wiring harness out of a truck with the same engine so I can run the multi-port F.I. system.

4: source an np435 and transfer case from a Ford.

5: get to the nearest pull a part for my 8.8

6: find a way to fab up engine mounts for this swap.

7: assemble the engine ASAP.


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Old 07-30-2012, 08:42 PM   #3
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So I need some opinions, should I completely forget the fuel Injection and go with a carburetor? Or should i use the mpfi system?
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Old 07-30-2012, 08:45 PM   #4
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Fuel injecton all the way

"It puts the lotion on its skin or it gets the hose again"
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:02 PM   #5
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That's what im kinda leaning toward. Lol.
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