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Old 02-07-2014, 09:14 PM   #481
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So you think you want to do an engine swap?



disregard the pill bottle.

Heres a picture of some soldering and heat shrink wrap.



When soldering, you want to hold the soldering gun under the wire, eventually heating the wire up enough so that the solder melts into the wire.you dont want to try to melt the solder with the tip.

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Old 02-09-2014, 07:39 AM   #482
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Sold the trans and the exhaust manifold. Sweet

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Old 02-09-2014, 10:48 AM   #483
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So the steering shaft doesn't quite line up with the holes on the mounts on the motor mount mock up..





Sigh.
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Old 02-11-2014, 11:31 AM   #484
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Oh i know i want to do this swap The wiring looks like so much fun
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Old 02-11-2014, 02:46 PM   #485
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Hey you're back! woo.

I got the front output shaft threads for the transfer case redone. so now the nut fits. so thats good.

Did I ever say that I hate the rain? HATE. It makes your yard mushy, you cant do anything outside unless its covered, and even then, its wet. bah.
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Old 02-11-2014, 03:32 PM   #486
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Hey you're back! woo.

I got the front output shaft threads for the transfer case redone. so now the nut fits. so thats good.

Did I ever say that I hate the rain? HATE. It makes your yard mushy, you cant do anything outside unless its covered, and even then, its wet. bah.
Haha... I've been on cherokee forum babysitting my new XJ i bought last week.


Gutted it out and am in the process of replacing the floor. Then 8.8 and HP 30 Swap So much work. So little time.



On a better note, glad you got that output shaft cleaned up...!
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Old 02-11-2014, 03:33 PM   #487
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Oh and forgot to add... snapped my second dana 30 pinion

Know anyone with a D60? :P
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Old 02-11-2014, 05:42 PM   #488
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HOW?

and also, i hate the cold. [/rant]

I'm trying to get the old bearings out of the t-case now. fun fun fun fun.
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Old 02-11-2014, 09:47 PM   #489
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HOW?

and also, i hate the cold. [/rant]

I'm trying to get the old bearings out of the t-case now. fun fun fun fun.
Hahahaha was bound to happen 35's on Dana 30 lol. The cold sucks. If you have to work in the cold I'm not working in the cold. Kerosene heater bro
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Old 02-13-2014, 07:31 PM   #490
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upon almost completing the transfer case, I seem to have been sent a snap ring that is far too small by jb conversions, and ive got a random snap ring thats too big to fit on the end of the rear output shaft.

what in the hell.
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I'll be stopping by the dealership to pick up two snap rings, then I should be done with the transfer case.

Found some rubicon wheels from a TJ on craigslist. 5 of them for $125!!!!!!
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I'll be stopping by the dealership to pick up two snap rings, then I should be done with the transfer case.

Found some rubicon wheels from a TJ on craigslist. 5 of them for $125!!!!!!
did you manage to find those clips!? Making good progress
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turns out, novak has a little bracket that comes with the motor mounts that extends the steering mount. I'm dumb.

Okay, so. I tacked in the motor mounts. they look bad, but we will see. I tacked them with 6013 which apparently is a no no because 6013 sticks dont penetrate well like 6010s and 6011s. I think ive got them in the right spots for the most part though.

Tomorrow Ill mount the radiator to the grill so that when I get the engine home, ill be able to mock it up with the rad.

heres some pictures to appease you guys(:


new wheels for $120!

tacked up!





rebuilding transfer cases are fun, right?

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Old 02-16-2014, 06:39 PM   #494
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Ive got a friend of mine who said he would weld up the mounts for me for free. whoop!
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Old 02-17-2014, 05:17 PM   #495
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got the snap rings, done with the transfer case!
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Old 02-17-2014, 09:25 PM   #496
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Been watching Your build, last time I was here You posted the motor mounts not working with the steering. I started to worry. I got My Novak mounts last friday and found the adapter piece for the steering. I just remembered it tonight and wanted to post My findings but You beat Me to it. I was all excited when My mounts showed up and ran out to the shop to tack them in. I over looked that the passenger mount wasnt welded together like the driver side. I had to cut it back off and clamp it together and weld it. I called Novak and gave them some crap about it. He (David from Novak) offered to send Me new Mounts. Of coarse I didnt need them to do that, but the offer was there. Kinda nice getting all the GEN3 info with the mounts. I will start a 5.3 build thread as things progress, until then I will keep tabs on yours and other ones I've found on the innerweb. Keep up the good work.
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Old 02-17-2014, 10:07 PM   #497
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Been watching Your build, last time I was here You posted the motor mounts not working with the steering. I started to worry. I got My Novak mounts last friday and found the adapter piece for the steering. I just remembered it tonight and wanted to post My findings but You beat Me to it. I was all excited when My mounts showed up and ran out to the shop to tack them in. I over looked that the passenger mount wasnt welded together like the driver side. I had to cut it back off and clamp it together and weld it. I called Novak and gave them some crap about it. He (David from Novak) offered to send Me new Mounts. Of coarse I didnt need them to do that, but the offer was there. Kinda nice getting all the GEN3 info with the mounts. I will start a 5.3 build thread as things progress, until then I will keep tabs on yours and other ones I've found on the innerweb. Keep up the good work.
Sweet man! When I tacked in the passenger side, I didn't look quite right compared to the drivers.. Like it wasn't on the same plane. Was this the issue you had?
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Old 02-18-2014, 11:56 AM   #498
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Got the crankshaft pulley on and torqued. HOLY HELL. talk about needing a breaker bar to bring it the extra 140*
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Shes complete! Accessories will go on once I get her back to my house. It will make transportation a little bit easier. You know, less stuff to break.

The knock sensors were corroded, so I sucked it up and bought two brand new ones. $102 later, theyre in. I used black rtv to seal off those suckers.



Andddd, I forgot to put the dust cover on the front output shaft of the transfer case... So it looks like im taking the front yoke back off and slipping over the dust cover.
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Old 02-19-2014, 10:36 AM   #500
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I d been told that it's nearly impossible to find a dana 44 in a grand Cherokee. I just found four at the JY.

Edit: apparently, they aren't worth the swap to a tj though. So scratch that..
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Pulled a fuel pump from an an 02 chevy silverado at the JY today. Took all of 20 minutes max. Ill be taking this route.


5.3L LS engine swap fuel system solution - Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum
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Old 02-20-2014, 01:20 PM   #502
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I dont recall My mounts looking out of wack. I haven't been able to get out to the shop in over a week. It' driving Me nuts. Im thinking about doing the GM fuel sender also, since I got one with My motor. Just have to figure out how to convert the jeep fuel level senser onto the side of it. I'll let You figure that out, and I will copy You!! LOL.
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Old 02-20-2014, 11:29 PM   #503
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Well, in the above link, I'm pretty sure the guy use the jeep sending unit on his chevy pump. I won't be doing that because I'll be running aftermarket gauges.
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Old 02-21-2014, 10:25 PM   #504
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tacked the mounts in today, turns out they were too far upward and therefore, weren't wide enough to fit the engine. Grinded those puppies out. Went to work, came back and wanted to get them re tacked before I went to sleep so I could fit the engine tomorrow before work. Got one side done, but the other is giving me absolute shit fits. I have no clue why the passenger side of the frame is not working, my rod keeps getting stuck to the metal without even striking an arc, when on the other side, it was relatively easy.

Yes, I checked the ground. ugh.
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Someone buy me a mig *cries* haha
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Mocked it up with the radiator and there's probably an inch of clearance. Woo!
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Old 02-26-2014, 11:50 PM   #507
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Damn dude! I feel like a little kid in your thread! I cant wait to get going...

Snapped the second d30 pinion two weeks ago. Last week i dropped the tranny in my JK. Time to pull that shit out

I am very impressed with your work dude! A+ on the work + pictures. Very easy to follow I big think you as well! Good luck gettin that pig bolted up Ill be around.

Trying to finish up my XJ build. Havent started a build thread yet but ill pm you when i get around to it so you can boo me Learning as i go. Bought it for nothing replacing the floor, rear axle swap to an 8.8 build up the hp30 in the front, put together 5-8" of lift slap some 35's on and let er buck

Ill check in again damn soon. Good luck man!!
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Hey everyone! This thread was a great read! (read about 4 or 5 pages). Forgive me for being lazy since I haven't searched for this answer, but I'm curious as to the total cost and power for a project like this?

God I wish I had a garage to do this in...

Good luck down the stretch!!!!
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Old 02-27-2014, 11:57 AM   #509
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im currently at $5,100
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Old 02-28-2014, 03:42 PM   #510
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Sent my harness to Jim off of jeep forum. He does swaps like this as a job. He will be reusing the jeep fuse box with a couple of added fuse strips. I just got tire of working with it. I'll also be using his fuel adapter on my fuel pump.

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