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09-03-2014 07:47 PM
WillB This looks amazing. still on first page...
08-26-2014 07:23 PM
jherrington 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.
08-25-2014 10:53 PM
jherrington Evap and fuel system is up next!

LSU let back in today so work on the jeep will probably slow more.
08-16-2014 07:18 AM
jherrington



Fan mount.
08-15-2014 07:06 PM
Runt54 Subbed! Good luck man!
08-15-2014 01:52 PM
tomba 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.
08-15-2014 01:42 PM
jherrington 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.
08-11-2014 11:33 AM
Mini-Monster 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?
08-10-2014 07:41 PM
jherrington Oh, got the fan mounted. I used some angle aluminum and some self tapping screws.

I'm actually pretty content with how it looks.
08-10-2014 07:39 PM
jherrington
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Originally Posted by mikhail2400 View Post
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!
08-10-2014 07:28 PM
mikhail2400 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!!
08-08-2014 02:04 PM
jherrington Hey look it fits!



08-08-2014 11:09 AM
jherrington Fan should be here today!
08-04-2014 05:54 PM
jherrington ordered the novak spal fan. FTW
08-04-2014 02:09 PM
jherrington Just kidding. With the Novak CAI, the thunderbird fan AND the stock fan won't fit.

Back to the drawing board.
08-03-2014 08:55 PM
jherrington 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
08-03-2014 07:49 PM
jherrington the fan is too thick... the stock one will fit, but i have no shroud to go on it.. suggestions?
08-02-2014 10:14 PM
jherrington 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.
08-02-2014 08:55 PM
jherrington
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Originally Posted by Zleviticus View Post
Need sticker. "Built jeep tough with chevy stuff." Lol good luck on getting things together.
Sounds about right! Haha

Thanks buddy!
08-02-2014 08:21 PM
Zleviticus Need sticker. "Built jeep tough with chevy stuff." Lol good luck on getting things together.
08-02-2014 08:03 PM
jherrington installed the transfer case. woo!
07-31-2014 06:41 PM
jherrington Dremmeled down the yoke. Fit just fine. Shaft doesn't slide in and out anymore. Works for me.
07-30-2014 11:20 PM
jherrington 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.
07-29-2014 11:06 PM
jherrington



My thread, now with pictures!
07-22-2014 01:49 PM
jherrington
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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.
07-21-2014 11:43 PM
jherrington 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.
07-21-2014 09:56 PM
jherrington 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.
07-20-2014 08:29 AM
jherrington https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZ4nIAc4yew

Yeah, these things pull some air!
07-19-2014 11:27 PM
jherrington
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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.
07-19-2014 09:30 AM
jherrington 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.
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