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Old 10-09-2012, 03:15 PM   #61
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just got the sgi-5 from Dakota Digital installed to make the speedometer work. It was fairly east to install and works perfectly. Got my second tachometer emulator from NOVAK and it did not work either. they are supposed to be sending me another when they get more in...

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Old 10-09-2012, 05:52 PM   #62
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Looking good man- keep the pics coming!

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Old 10-09-2012, 07:32 PM   #63
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Post some more pics!
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:31 AM   #64
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I am about to do this swap. And looked for your transmission and engine supplier on the web. I can't find them. Anyone have a link? Would greatly appreciate any help!
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Old 10-15-2012, 01:55 PM   #65
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Will post more pics soon I promise! As far as engine and trans suppliers go, they are local, pretty sure they don't have websites
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Old 10-24-2012, 02:33 PM   #66
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Well.... lost third in the transmission.... Guess you can't expect too much from a junkyard tranny. Anywho, going to have it rebuilt so it will basically be brand new... Got the new NOVAK tachometer Emulator in, it "works" but I am not happy with it at all!! It has a pretty good delay in it from the time I push the gas to the time the needle moves. Apparently that is normal. Anyone else have one of these things? or have one from another company such as Dakota Digital?
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Old 10-24-2012, 02:51 PM   #67
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Just went back through my pictures on photobucket, didnt realize i was that far behind on updating them lol. I will take more tomorrow and i also have some videos of it lifting the left front wheel off the ground during the rear end torture test after installing the 8.8. Passed with flying colors by the way and could not be doing better. Anywho, i will upload those videos and new photos by friday.
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Old 10-24-2012, 03:08 PM   #68
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I am working on a tach solution for when I swap a v8 into my pops yj. I am thinking a pot just needs to be soldered in so the pulse can be adjusted.
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Old 10-24-2012, 03:18 PM   #69
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I am not real sure on a YJ, but that definitely makes sense. On a TJ however, the gauges are electronic and will only accept a jeep signal. What the tach emulator does is takes the GM signal and converts it to Jeep signal.
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Old 10-24-2012, 03:21 PM   #70
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That's the way I understand it anyway? I am by no means an expert on this
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Old 10-24-2012, 03:23 PM   #71
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Its kinda like that, but its not really a gm or jeep or whatever signal, its the waveform and number of pulses.

As long as you can get to the signal wire it should work the same I would think....I'll keep you posted. Im gonna bring in some clusters here to work when I get caught up and see what's going on with them.
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:39 PM   #72
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Added a few more pics on photobucket rmitchell83's Library | Photobucket
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:44 PM   #73
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:47 PM   #74
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Looks great! How many miles have you put on it?
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:14 AM   #75
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Thanks. Probably around 2000, it's my daily driver.
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:40 PM   #76
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thats an awesome cover, where'd you get it?
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:49 PM   #77
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Thanks, Chevrolet dealership in the parts department
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:20 AM   #78
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Old 03-02-2013, 02:49 PM   #79
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hey where did you guys weld in your o2 sensors? i heard today it matters how far you mount them, will it affect how it runs if they are too close to the headers? or right in the headers?
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Old 03-02-2013, 03:08 PM   #80
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Here's the pics of the motor in the jeep, the motor mounts, and the cut frame for the ac to work. keep in mind the motor will be pulled back out and all that will be cleaned up and painted

I see Kart tires in the background??? Do you race? I use to race quater midgets and now got a couple shifters that I mess around on during the weekends.



Nice looking build though makes me want to swap in an LS into my TJ.
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:01 AM   #81
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What did you figure out you are getting on mpg's
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:16 AM   #82
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What gear ratio are you running
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Did you ever get a good reading on the mpg's?

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