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Old 06-23-2016, 09:17 PM
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I picked up this jeep today for 3k delivered to my door. It is time to let the fun begin! As it sits right now it has stock 350, turbo 350 tranny, with a NP208 GM tcase. It has a two inch body lift and a 2 inch shackle lift (they are huge) with 33 inch bald tires on 16in aluminum rims. It came with the top that's pictured and the full soft top. The interior has best top seat and the dash is diamond plate and new gauges. Rock sliders, crusher corners (unknown damage beneath) and flat fenders. As of right now the transmission will not go into 3rd so its already sitting. Hopefully I will get some time Saturday to mess with transmission if not I already have my eyes on a rebuild transmission. O yeah the windshield is destroyed. Im suppose to go overseas at the end of the year so the goal is to get it running smoothly before Nov. Then spend big bucks when I return.







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Old 06-29-2016, 06:03 PM
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Started tearing into the drive train to get this figured out. Transmission had water in it so its off to the shop for a rebuild. Should have it back in a few days. I could see that 3 freeze plugs are leaking so they are all being replaced tomorrow. I guess when the drive train was pulled from the donor vehicle they cut the hard lines for the transmission cooler. I have the lines just need to make new gas lines and cooler lines. Motor runs great with unknown miles. Discovered that the tcase is a np241C. Here are some current pics.




If anyone has any info on how to convert a NP241C to mechanical speedo that would be helpful.

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Old 07-06-2016, 10:52 PM
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I got my transmission back and the drivetrain is all hooked up. When I started filling up the trans with ATF I discovered the detent cable had a crack in it. What a nightmare. An hour later and another trip to the parts store the old ratty cable is installed but I had to go to work. Tomorrow I should have it have it topped of and ready for its first real test drive. Still a bunch of work but the drivetrain should be pretty solid now.
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Old 07-07-2016, 08:45 PM
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First real test drive went well shifted through all the gears correctly with no issues. Has plenty of power. I did discover that the rear axle is the stock dana 35 but I don't plan on wheeling it for awhile so for driving around town it should be okay. Will be searching for a good 8.8 to swap in. Would like to go SOA and extend the back 6 inches. All projects for a later date.
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I drove by SBC with the D35 rear axle for about a year on the street before doing the 8.8 swap. I didn't put on a lot of miles and didn't try to see what the engine was capable of during that time.
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AF-350YJ,
Hey Warrior. Let me start off by saying Thank-you!! for your service to our country. Looks like you have a really good platform to start with. When you get back from deployment, not sure how long you will be there for, check out East Coast Gears here in North Carolina. They will custom build a Ford 8.8 to your specs. I've heard all you have to do is drop the old dana 35 and bolt up the new axle. If that's to far to go from MO at least it will give you some ideas to go off. Good luck and be safe where ever you are. Gunny Out!!
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If anyone has any info on how to convert a NP241C to mechanical speedo that would be helpful.[/QUOTE]


NP241c's came in both electronic and mechanical speedo versions. To convert it to mechanical you need the tail housing from the mechanical version and the plastic speedometer drive gear the goes on the tc shaft. The speedo drive gear is the same size and spline as the reluctor ring that is on the electronic version. I actually have the parts you need because I converted from mechanical to electronic. Let me know if you want them, free to a good home...



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