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Old 04-03-2014, 07:38 PM   #541
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hey your back!

Wouldn't you lose power if you scaled the injectors back to the jeep flow?



Turns out, the trans pan that I ordered doesnt fit. Its not deep enough. So theres that.

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Old 04-03-2014, 08:16 PM   #542
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just for shits, im going to try to weld the hole up in the old pan.

be back later.

PS, looked like there was an average amount of metal and clutch material in the pan when i dropped it. no chunks or anything, but its definitely got some wear.

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Old 04-03-2014, 08:52 PM   #543
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injectors dont make power they support power. i used injectors from the 08 intake which at 50psi base pressure are same size injectors as what would of came on the 02 5.3

ive been busy...built a twin 76mm LSX mustang notch back for a buddy and now working on my silverado again.
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Old 04-03-2014, 11:18 PM   #544
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Sounds sweet man!

I'm still at a loss for this trans pan. I didn't get to try to weld it yet, summit hasn't replied back to confirm if the new deeper pan that they suggested to me will fit correctly...

Then I see transmission filter extensions... So if you've got a deep pan you need an extension? How hard is it to get a damn part that fits correctly and properly works without buying extra shit.

*cries*
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Old 04-04-2014, 12:35 PM   #545
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Went ahead and bought a trans pan with the part number: 24229658 I used my vin to find it. so it should be an exact fit. Hopefully summit will get back to me and take their pan back.

Got my fuel lines in today. Ill start working on those.
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might not be until Tueseday before i get my fuel pump and wiring. UPS screwed that up. I'm not exactly sure how three packages shipped to the same place at the same time end up at different places. One is sitting at my house and the other two are in New Orleans... The Trans pan should be in Monday though. so that is good.

I'm left with this message from them:A late UPS trailer arrival has caused a delay. We're adjusting plans to deliver your package as quickly as possible.

I went pick up the transmission cooler today. Supposedly its top of the line for big vehicles with big towing capacities.. We will see.
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this should give me some good cooling power.

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Also, I picked up some trans cooling lines from the JY today.. Not sure of the year of the silverado, but it had the V6. I was just looking for something that will fit without many modifications and it looks like it will fit with a little bit of bending. We will see though.
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I'm going to scratch that trans cooler and go pick up a stacked plate style. They cool better and one can be had for cheaper.
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Okay cool. Summit is taking the oil pan back. I'm picking up the GM trans pan up tomorrow and the UPS guy will be dropping the harness and fuel pump at home. Tehehe

Note: When cutting the firewall for clearance, don't be a dummy and cut into the tub... That would be dumb... Ill probably throw up some jb weld on the spots i cut into then spray it with some under carriage coating.
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Old 04-06-2014, 10:33 PM   #551
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Dude... Love this thread! Make me excited to start mine. Hoping i dont run into problems like you did. Granite i will be dropping it into a JK, it may be a little different!

Great project man! Keep up the good work and keep that quote in the back of your head. It will come togeather soon enough

I will start updating my DIY thread after i finish my 96 XJ build. Diving into a 4 link rear setup among 10 other things right now, so anytime with the jeep is busy work.

Keep it up brother! Best of luck too! I know you can use it sometimes
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Old 04-07-2014, 04:55 PM   #552
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The whole problem with the trans pan not fitting is because I have a napa trans filter. Of course!
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Okay, so its story time!

I wanted to get all of the gas out of the old tank... well what better way to get liquid out of a tub than a shop vac?!? Right?

Well. My shop vac had seen its better days and was kinda making a weird noise and I was waiting for it to give up the ghost.. So, lets go out with a bang...

I start sucking up the gas and all of the sudden WOOSH WAHHHHHHHH.(the noise that a propane torch makes when you're cooking crawfish)

I duck and cover and turn around to see a flame probably 7 feet high spewing out of the top of the shop vac where the air would usually come out of.. and i mean it looked like a torch. like, something that comes out of the back of jet engines running down the track.

I run for cover, but then notice its right next to my jeep and my house... well shit. How do you keep the air from spewing out of the top? you unplug it.

I run to unplug it and all of the sudden, the flame stops. BOOM The top shoots off into the air and lands 10 feet away. the filter for the vaccum is on the roof and on the ground.. both peices on fire. Oh, and the open shop vac that is full of gas is on fire like one of those 50 gallon drums that you see homeless people burning fires in in the movies.

After putting the fires out with the hose, I eventually got all of the gasoline out of the tank and installed the new fuel pump assembly. that took a lot longer than expected because the ring that holds the fuel pump kept cross threading. Of course I got it on though!





Look how close it was too the jeep...




And here is the fuel pump installed.

And here is the wiring harness.



I sent jim my plug for my stock fuel pump.. somehow that got lost and its not attached to the harness he sent me. Everything else looks to be in working order. The harness looks really good.

Okay, so. I took back the transmission cooler to napa and im goinig to get a stacked plate style cooler. I also realized that the transmission pan that I had from summit WILL work. Or I believe.. It just didn't fit because of the napa transmission filter. So, I think I'm going to take the pan back and get one from online thats only like $50 instead of the 83 that the one from the dealership costs. PLUS the one that i can buy online comes with a pan bung. That way, if I have to change the fluid, I can drain it first, then remove the pan and change the filter..

I tried to go to the dealership to get the correct filter and they wanted $60... so, I'll go to autozone and pick one up for $15 instead.
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really you never thought a electric motor and gas wasnt the best mix?
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really you never thought a electric motor and gas wasnt the best mix?
Thought about it, but then I said ehh, whatever. Its only about three gallons.

George, you act like you've never made questionable choices! hahaha
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It's not a real party until someone breaks out a flamethrower!
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Old 04-07-2014, 09:57 PM   #557
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It was crazy man!
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Glad nothing but your shop vac got hurt. Bet it was kinda cool tho
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Old 04-07-2014, 10:33 PM   #559
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If I could replicate it I a controlled environment, I would. It was pretty awesome... In a "let me go change my underwear" way.
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Fuel system is put together and installed.

The trans pan still doesn't quite fit correctly. it has about a 16th of an inch that it needs to go down in the front.. I think its because the autozone has little "buttons" of plastic on the bottom keeping the pan from resting completely down. In other news, I'm trying to figure out why chevy changed the transmission pan to have the corner pretty much cut out instead of just leaving it.. hmph
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With the gasket on, the transmission pan fits just fine! woo. That's on. I'm still waiting for the refund from NAPA to clear into my checking account and I get paid tomorrow. Once the money is mine, I'll be off to NAPA to get a front seal (it was dripping when I pulled it from the junk yard) for the trans and install the sucker.

Next week is spring break and I'm obviously broke so I'm not going to panama or any other party place. So what better way to spend spring break drinking beers and working on your jeep.. right?

Hopefully *crosses fingers* Jim finds the fuel pump connector and can ship it to me. If not I'm sure he will refund me the money to buy a new one. Once thats done, I'll wire in the VSS sensor for the 241 case, and the new A/C compressor and then the wiring will go on!
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Got the new front input seal installed on the trans today. Would have been 100X easier with a seal installer. But that's done. I ordered a clocking ring and that should be here next week. I wanted to just rotate the 241 up a notch, but the bolt pattern isn't symmetrical with the bottom hole being a little off.

Why clock it?

Well the 241 dips REALLY low. So low that I would have to cut the skid plate to allow room for it.. And well, the would ruin the purpose of having a skid plate. So I'll be clocking it up.

Once I get the ring, I can install the rest of the drive train and measure for drive shafts.

I stopped by NAPA today to pick up some wire loom, so that will be my project over the the next couple of days.

I still haven't decided in who I would get to tune my computer.
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Ordered the B&M 70264 cooler off of amazon. I just didn't feel like I needed the tru-cool 40,000 gvw one. hahaha. That should be here Tuesday.
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it's really not that bad of a swap. It's time and money. The biggest fab work you do is the motor mounts.

Now, if you've got enough money, you can go out and buy everything from novak an you'll be set right up.. For a steep price.


hahahahahahahaha
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I'm replacing the regular bolts that hold the radiator on with some M8X1.25 bolts.. The old ones were held in by nutserts.... they are going bye bye too and the bolts will be held in by nylon lock nuts. Also, I grabbed some rubber weather stripping to go between the radiator and the grill to keep it from rubbing. I will also use these to secure the condenser because these nut in rubber fitting things that Chrysler used is not going to cut it.. I will have to open up the two top holes in the stock condenser though so the bolts will fit. No big deal.

Note: to hold the nuts, you have to remove the headlight and headlight holding apparatus. To do this, take the headlight bezel off, then take the three nuts off of the studs from the back of the grill. The headlight assembly should slide right through the front.
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I'm looking to do the same build! Taking lots of notes...
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I'm looking to do the same build! Taking lots of notes...
Good luck! The most valuable suggestion to doing this whole swap would be to save save save your money, and buy an e-rod engine from chevy performance. It will come with everything you need to make your engine pass inspection. Then buy yourself a new trans and new transfer case.

You'll end up spending probably $10,000 or more, but you'll have a warranty on everything and you know everything was built right. I know, it's not NEARLY as "fun" as my path, but I would imagine it would make your and anyone's swap a lot easier!
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Zip tied it to the support "v" at the bottom. used nyloc nuts with 1/4in bolts.

Ordered a new A/C compressor from Amazon. Its the R4 one here

Id rather not mess around with one that might not hold then I would have to get a refill once it all leaks out and I'm just not down with that..
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Apparently AA didn't account for people having air conditioner... All good though! The radiator is mounted.

Clocking ring will be here on Saturday!
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Note: If you want to be emissions compliant, buy a donor vehicle. Take ALL emissions equipment from that vehicle and bring it to the jeep. If you don't do exactly that, you're not going to pass.

I'm still trying to figure out how to pass without that...

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