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Old 05-26-2014, 05:23 PM
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Am I buying the right parts for my overhaul?

So I am deciding whether I should get new 35's because my 33s have a bubble and dry rot, or use that money to get a bunch of stuff I need for my Jeep. I need to do the timing chain, oil pan, valve seals, tranny seal, gonna put a new intake and cam in. Along with the J20 steering swap and new one piece moser axles.

My first question is what would you guys do, my assumption is get all the parts instead of new tires which is what I am leaning towards, though my tire has a bubble and some dry rot.

Anyways I have a 1968 chevy 327 with headers and open dual exhaust. I will be putting a performer intake on and using a 600 650cfm carb. I want to make sure i am getting the right cam and am getting all the power I can while still being able to run stock timing and whatnot. Along with the cam I got an OE Harmonic Dampener and a double roller chain. This is the cam:

My question is since I am using a J20 steering box and that uses the CJ-7 Manual steering coupler, do I get a Manual flaming river steering shaft? I I get one of the aftermarket shafts do I still need the new steering coupler kit? Also do I need to buy a flaming river steering column since my jeep is equipped with power steering originally. Here is the steering shaft:

Any help would be great, I wanna make sure I have every gasket and bolt I may need to do all this work. I have more stuff in my list to get but I didn't want to post everything.

I would appreciate some help from my fellow enthusiasts!


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I would say that without the needed repairs, upgrades to the drivetrain the new tires are going to be sitting for a while. So i would address those 1st and the tires last.. can always get a good used one to run in the mean time.


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Old 05-26-2014, 06:11 PM
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Well I would run the 35s fine right now. The jeep has been up and driving and needing these seals and gaskets since I got it. Though the timing chain and harmonic dampener is recent. Probably 300 miles ago it showed up. Steering box and shaft have needed replacement for a while. The PO used to run 37s on the stock axle on the highway.

I'd like to order the parts but like I mentioned I'm not sure if I picked out all the right parts and if I covered everything. Bolts, gaskets and whatnot.
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