Another Mopar V8 YJ is born... - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 01-08-2012, 02:56 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Tampa
Posts: 253
Another Mopar V8 YJ is born...

The original driveline consisted of the 2.5L/5 speed. She's in the mock-up/dry fitting stages right now, the final install won't come until the frame has been painted and the engine and trans have been rebuilt. This engine is old school, compared to the late model EFI magnum and Hemi engines that many guys are installing. It won't down on stump pulling power, though. It started out as a 318 LA engine, but I bought a Scat 4" stroker crank, to push the 318 to 390 cubes. That equates to 6.4L for you late model guys. The heads are NOS factory Magnum heads.
The 727 automatic came from a 1985 Dodge Ramcharger. The only driveline item I kept is the 231 t-case. I'm throwing in a new chain, a 23 spline input, and a JB Conversions SS SYE.



This week, I'm going to fabricate the engine to frame mounts, and do some modifications to the skid plate.

Copperhead is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-08-2012, 04:47 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
kmanator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 286
The over all length of the tranny and t-case setup looks extremely long? How much room you got left for the rear drive shaft?

kmanator is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-08-2012, 05:17 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Tampa
Posts: 253
Quote:
Originally Posted by kmanator View Post
The over all length of the tranny and t-case setup looks extremely long? How much room you got left for the rear drive shaft?
About 22-1/2".
Copperhead is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-09-2012, 12:28 AM   #4
Jeeper
 
liv2ride41's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 27
Looks sweet. I have close to that setup in mine. But mine is still a 318 efi setup.
liv2ride41 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-09-2012, 09:42 AM   #5
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Tampa
Posts: 253
Quote:
Originally Posted by liv2ride41 View Post
Looks sweet. I have close to that setup in mine. But mine is still a 318 efi setup.
Let's see some pics of your engine. If you don't want to post them here, please email some to me. They could help me with determining the proper engine placement.
Copperhead is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-09-2012, 09:48 AM   #6
Oilfield Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
The Toolman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Odessa, TX
Posts: 3,293
Ok, I just subbed up to this thread. I love builds like this, & plan on doing a similar one in a few years. Love your choice of engine & engine mods. That thing will be a beast.
__________________
94 Jeep YJ Wrangler SE / 4.0L I-6 Engine ---- SOLD in February of 2014 ---- Now I am running a Frankenstiened tube chassis Rock Buggy

Viper X LED Lighting Solutions .... Own the Night!

The American Outdoor Enthusiast
The Toolman is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-09-2012, 11:22 AM   #7
Jeeper
 
liv2ride41's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Copperhead
Let's see some pics of your engine. If you don't want to post them here, please email some to me. They could help me with determining the proper engine placement.
Will do. Will be next weekend before I get them though. My jeep is in storage rite now. What all do u want picks of?
liv2ride41 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-09-2012, 06:39 PM   #8
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Tampa
Posts: 253
Quote:
Originally Posted by liv2ride41 View Post
Will do. Will be next weekend before I get them though. My jeep is in storage rite now. What all do u want picks of?
Oh, then never mind. If you don't have pics handy, then don't worry about it. Besides, I found some pics on a thread here by member Moparfreak69.

Copperhead is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2012 Wrangler information thread Milous JK General Discussion Forum 1605 07-17-2013 01:45 PM
Mopar at Sema a week early- sorry no Jeep....yet ThePalmBeachYeti Off-Topic 1 10-31-2011 09:42 PM
$500 Mopar Bucks official rules pat@fieldsauto.com JK General Discussion Forum 0 05-09-2011 08:21 PM
TX: JK OEM Mopar chrome accessories cherokee980 Classifieds Archive 2 03-05-2011 08:12 AM
TX: JK 2-Dr Mopar Soft Top Boot & Mopar Hood Bra! Blackbeard1718 Classifieds Archive 3 09-06-2010 03:53 PM



» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:09 PM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC