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Old 07-20-2014, 12:27 AM   #631
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Picked up a 97 ford thunderbird electric fan.. I *think* it's the same, if not relatively close, to the lincoln mark 8 fan. It's relatively thin, about 4 inches. It was going to be very close with the mechanical fan and the radiator and I think I'm going to move the engine up a notch to get more space from the fire wall because I'm about 1/4 I an inch from the firewall on the passenger side.
Fit up the transfer case today to decide what notch it should go on on the clocking ring.

I picked the lowest one, it gave the best angles, while still fitting (I think) with the stock chevy trans mount on the jeep skid plate.

If the case hangs too low, I could always fabricate a "box" or step like object for the mount to mount to so that it will be at a higher elevation clearing the case from the skid plate.

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Old 07-20-2014, 09:29 AM   #632
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Yeah, these things pull some air!

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Old 07-21-2014, 10:56 PM   #633
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After almost installing the transfer case I decided to take the front output yoke off once again.

I found the old one and slid it on and with a little help, it snugged on in there and didn't have any play with the shaft like I did with the other yoke...

Hmph.
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Old 07-22-2014, 12:43 AM   #634
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Old yoke

<a href="http://s770.photobucket.com/user/Jherrington1/media/1B462329-1BB9-4275-88BB-56DC566946C5_zpsxk0l0ock.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/xx344/Jherrington1/1B462329-1BB9-4275-88BB-56DC566946C5_zpsxk0l0ock.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 1B462329-1BB9-4275-88BB-56DC566946C5_zpsxk0l0ock.jpg"/></a>

My attempt at replicating that "step" with the dremmel with the new yoke.

<a href="http://s770.photobucket.com/user/Jherrington1/media/F5EFF3B0-D62B-44B8-B7CA-329D14B60EE8_zps90mndlek.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/xx344/Jherrington1/F5EFF3B0-D62B-44B8-B7CA-329D14B60EE8_zps90mndlek.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo F5EFF3B0-D62B-44B8-B7CA-329D14B60EE8_zps90mndlek.jpg"/></a>

That didn't work. So I ordered a new yoke. Whatever.
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Old 07-22-2014, 02:49 PM   #635
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Old yoke <a href="http://s770.photobucket.com/user/Jherrington1/media/1B462329-1BB9-4275-88BB-56DC566946C5_zpsxk0l0ock.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/xx344/Jherrington1/1B462329-1BB9-4275-88BB-56DC566946C5_zpsxk0l0ock.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 1B462329-1BB9-4275-88BB-56DC566946C5_zpsxk0l0ock.jpg"/></a> My attempt at replicating that "step" with the dremmel with the new yoke. <a href="http://s770.photobucket.com/user/Jherrington1/media/F5EFF3B0-D62B-44B8-B7CA-329D14B60EE8_zps90mndlek.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/xx344/Jherrington1/F5EFF3B0-D62B-44B8-B7CA-329D14B60EE8_zps90mndlek.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo F5EFF3B0-D62B-44B8-B7CA-329D14B60EE8_zps90mndlek.jpg"/></a> That didn't work. So I ordered a new yoke. Whatever.
That was a fail.
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Old 07-30-2014, 12:06 AM   #636
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My thread, now with pictures!
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Old 07-31-2014, 12:20 AM   #637
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This yoke thing is holding up the whole project.. I'm about to take the one I didn't touch, the one I got from AA, to a machine shop and tell them to make it to where it's the same as the stock one.
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Old 07-31-2014, 07:41 PM   #638
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Dremmeled down the yoke. Fit just fine. Shaft doesn't slide in and out anymore. Works for me.
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Old 08-02-2014, 09:03 PM   #639
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installed the transfer case. woo!
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Need sticker. "Built jeep tough with chevy stuff." Lol good luck on getting things together.
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Old 08-02-2014, 09:55 PM   #641
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Need sticker. "Built jeep tough with chevy stuff." Lol good luck on getting things together.
Sounds about right! Haha

Thanks buddy!
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Got the drive train moved forward a to the most forward setting on the motor mounts to get a little firewall clearance.. Today was pretty productive.
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Old 08-03-2014, 08:49 PM   #643
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the fan is too thick... the stock one will fit, but i have no shroud to go on it.. suggestions?
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okay, i cut it up enough to barely make it fit.. i realized the grill actually sits about 39 inches out from the firewall as opposed to the 37 that i was working with
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Old 08-04-2014, 03:09 PM   #645
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Just kidding. With the Novak CAI, the thunderbird fan AND the stock fan won't fit.

Back to the drawing board.
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Old 08-04-2014, 06:54 PM   #646
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ordered the novak spal fan. FTW
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Fan should be here today!
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Hey look it fits!



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Old 08-10-2014, 08:28 PM   #649
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Just sat down and read all 22 pages of this thread. Must say bud you got hellacious determination. Hope it all starts to falling in place a little smoother than other parts have. Really hoping the motor work you did was spot on. Good Luck man!!
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Really hoping the motor work you did was spot on.
You and me both. Looking back at it I would have probably felt better having someone else do it. I think I made it out okay. If not, a junk yard engine will be in order. Hah Thanks for reading man! It always makes me feel 100X better when someone else post in thread. Lol it's good to know I'm not talking to myself!
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Oh, got the fan mounted. I used some angle aluminum and some self tapping screws.

I'm actually pretty content with how it looks.
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I have read this and wow. This has made me want to try this engine swap in my jeep. Keep up the good work. How much do you have into this project now?
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Old 08-15-2014, 02:42 PM   #653
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A good bit.. I'm not too worried about cost though. Just want to finish it.

The stock trans lines won't work with the LS3 headders.

Or, maybe they will, but they will require bending the lines. Because they will be mighty close to the exhaust.
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definately NOT talking to yourself...I've been watching this since the beginning to figure out if I could do it too or should I just drop the extra coin to buy everything prefab.
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Subbed! Good luck man!
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Fan mount.
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Evap and fuel system is up next!

LSU let back in today so work on the jeep will probably slow more.
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Old 08-26-2014, 08:23 PM   #658
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In Louisiana there's a 2010 5.3 high output with 6l80e with 50k for $3k in louisiana.
Someone pick that up. It's on craigslist.
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This looks amazing. still on first page...

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