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  • #46
    Bump.

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    • #47
      First off, welcome home. I'll be home in about 40ish days myself. Jeep needs loven when I get home.

      I think you will be happy with the four gear you ended up with. Just remember that with the power you are installing, you don't need the normal low gearing. That should get you the highway speeds you are looking for.

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      • #48
        Well yesterday I baught an SM465 with 205 T-case, their both in relatively good shape, came with bellhousing, flywheel, clutch, ect..Got them both mated together for only $250. I'm pretty excited about it, plus I think I'll be able to sell my Dana 300 for around $500 so that'll give me a couple hundred extra to install a twin stick system. Now bright and early tommorrow I'll be leaving for a months vacation to Montana, when I get back I'll have all this to look forward to cleaning up, painting, installing some new seals and installing it all. I'm still wondering whether or not to rebuild the 205 and 465 while I have them out laying on the garage floor, might be a good time to do that, I hear it's relatively simple and inexpensive. I'm still wondering about the above picture about whether I'll need to cut out that giant bump stop bracket thats welded to my frame, really looks like it'll be in the way.
        http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/t...h/DSCN1081.jpg
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        Last edited by Alaskanbadfish; 07-12-2010, 11:47 AM.

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        • #49
          You know my vote....rebuild them both while you've got them out and on the floor. Money well spent...after dinking around with my freaking AC for more than a month I've finally gotten mine back out on the road and the difference is night and day. The rebuild tightened up the trans and it shifts soooooo nice now. The cable shifter on the 205 was a bit pricey but totally worth it. Save another month for the rebuild cash...you won't regret it.

          As for the bump stop it depends on the make of engine mounts you go with. Typically it's not an issue and stays put. I've got bolt in mounts on my SBC and they just miss the bump stop. Remember it's a retrofit so you have some room to play with and shimmy things around to fit best for you. This is definitely not a one size fits all. Every conversion I have been a part of has had something new and different impact it. Take your time in placing your mounts...the more time you spend test fitting, measuring, refitting, measuring again and refitting will all pay off in the long run.

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          • #50
            Project update, just got my motor mounts today, I've been shopping around for a dana 60 front, and 14 bolt rear. Might as well go big or go home right, this way I'll never have to worry a second about my axles. That will be later this year though, still pluggin away on the engine, tranny, t-case. I'll soon have these stuffed between the frame rails, can't wait.

            http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/t...h/100_0271.jpg

            http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/t...h/100_0272.jpg

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            • #51
              My dreams are coming true, just test drove her today, this engine is an absolute beast, everything is coming together, other than a small glitch with figuring out a clutch linkage, everything has gone picture perfect. More to come, and plenty of pictures in the next few days. Wooooooohooooooooooo.....

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              • #52
                Looking forward to these pics! With all that power, you should be able to pull the front tires off the ground!

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                • #53
                  wouldn't want to try that. that rear 20 would be destroyed.

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                  • #54
                    Well it will give a a good reason to replace it! LOL
                    7jeeps7kings

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                    • #55
                      JK

                      but seriously...where's the pics

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                      • #56
                        Stand-by. I'll try to post some later tonight, after the Bears destroy the Vikes.

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                        • #57
                          What an experience, I learned a lot, thanks everyone for all the help. The finished project is an awesome running engine, a stubborn tranny (still working on the clutch linkage), and a whole lot of knowledge learned. This entire project was done with basic hand tools, in a double car garage.

                          http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/t...h/100_0563.jpg

                          http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/t...h/100_0564.jpg

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                          I'll happily answer any questions anyone has. Thanks again

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                          • #58
                            Nice...

                            what did you end up doing for the cross member and tranny support?

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                            • #59
                              The Crossmember that came bolted to the Xfer case, and tranny when I baught it (late 70's chevy truck) fit right, and I just had to drill and tap one hole on each side of the frame, got a picture of it above. Also painted it.

                              A few other things I did-

                              Junkyard parts list:
                              Radiator + Electric fan out of a 94' Camaro
                              Power steering reservoir - Out of some sort of van
                              The intake elbow is from a Cadilac
                              Power steering gearbox out of a dodge durango (awesome upgrade with a snowplow package)
                              2 driveshafts out of 2 seperate Jeep Gran Cherokees (had to get cut down to size)

                              I made this build relatively cheep with lots and lots of research and time spent rooting around junk yards.

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