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Discussion in 'Gearheads' started by SlugSlinger, Mar 23, 2020.

  1. DanB

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    Yuck.
     
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    Yep, Yuck.

    I got the short-block home last night. I should have some time this weekend to start installing the engine.


    Early on indexing the cam.
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    Well, she’s running.

    New Pistons/rings
    Rehoned the cylinders
    New lifters
    Cranked turned .10/.10
    Disassembled the heads and ran them through the parts washer a couple times. We cleaned up the exhaust ports; ported and smoothed the casting imperfections to get rid of the heat sinks and for the exhaust to flow to the headers better.

     
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    Since it's a Jeep. Where is the next project on it?

    I'm trying to find a draw on my battery right now. If I don't start mine for a few days. I'll have to jump it off. New Odyssey battery and the proper volts out of the alternator.

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    That’s a good question. I’m thinking bigger tires.

    I don’t like those electrical gremlins. Hopefully you can track it down without too much effort.
     
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    I may upgrade to this Taurus fan. The JK doesn’t seem to have an issue with cooling since I added a relay and switch to turn the fan on low. However these Taurus fans move a LOT more air.

    The fan is sitting in front of my old, leaking radiator that I replace. Pretty good fit. Maybe I’ll make some new brackets and cut off the old. Or make a new shroud that covers the entire radiator?

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    Those fan's have been going into Jeeps for years solving overheating issues. It looks like some stainless or aluminum could be easily cut to make a shroud/adapter brackets.

    I got lucky and ended up with a bad Odyssey battery. It would slowly loose it's charge. Warrantied it out for a new one and all is better.
     
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    Early bronco guys like the Taurus fans for their 347 and 408 stroker engines, extremely efficient fans.
     
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