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Title: black 87 yj
Post by: ncasey207 on July 27, 2014, 10:45:14 PM
so i blew the motor in my yj today so now its time to start the small block chevy build. Heres the list so far for whats to come in
the next coulpe weeks

engine

95 350 4 bolt main
98 vortec heads
summit intake
holly 650 carb
HEI distibutor

tranny and transfer

85 sm465
78 ford np205 with chevy input shaft to drop on the drivers side
np205 clocking ring form northwest fab

thats all for now next will be ford nine inch for the rear and dana 44 for the front

also have a rusty frame issue that i will fix while the front clip is off and a custon front bumper with a recessed winch mount between the frame rails

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Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: ncasey207 on July 30, 2014, 09:46:04 PM
found out that something went very wrong with cylinder 5 not sure what happen with the rod but i no its broke due to the hole in the side of the oil pan but i have made some progress with the dissasemble the motor is out now will start cutting brackets off the frame tomorrow night and get ready for por15 the frame and fix my rust issues wont be long it will be time to wheel again

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Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: ncasey207 on August 03, 2014, 10:58:08 PM
made some progress today got the tranny and transfer dug out and cleaned ready to be painted (there not clean in the pics lol) also went and picked the motor up and started taking it apart to swap the heads and change the rod bearings since the new heads will up the compression. also worked on getting the frame fixed up and welded the new crossmember to the front of the frame so that i can do away with the round tube factory one to set the winch down in the frame rails. the crossmember is also the front bumber. there is another crossmember aswell that is to mount the motor on i need to weld that in but have to get the motor set in so i make sure its where i want it to be. shouldnt be long and i can drive it again once all the parts so up for it


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Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: ncasey207 on August 12, 2014, 08:39:06 PM
its gettin there still have alot of work to do but most of the parts have showed up and it time to assemble and build some exaust plan is to drive it by the end of the weekend

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Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: Mike Reynolds on August 12, 2014, 09:01:30 PM
That's nice!
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: ncasey207 on February 26, 2015, 08:31:36 PM
so it time to try this again the carbed 350 worked well has plenty of power not much good for steep inclines. so it time for some fuel injection so every thing is comin out and a 5.3 4l60 out of a 01 silverado is going in headers just showed up today more parts to come in the next few weeks
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: ncasey207 on February 26, 2015, 09:23:22 PM
Pic
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Post by: woolyworm on February 27, 2015, 06:51:40 PM
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Wooly
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: ncasey207 on March 05, 2015, 08:58:37 PM
parts are ordered advanced adaptors 4l60 to np231 advanced adaptors motor mounts and also got a lokar floor shifter comin need to collect all the parts before i start taking it all apart still need to order a sye and fuel system parts getting closer
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: 74Cj5 on March 06, 2015, 09:36:39 AM
parts are ordered advanced adaptors 4l60 to np231 advanced adaptors motor mounts and also got a lokar floor shifter comin need to collect all the parts before i start taking it all apart still need to order a sye and fuel system parts getting closer
When I put the 5.3 and 4l60E dana 300 in a yj  the driveshaft hit the transmission pan.  I replaced the dana 300 with the 4 speed atlas.  You probably have already looked into that.  Just my 2 cents
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: ncasey207 on March 07, 2015, 01:16:41 PM
Ya we had that problem on a 700r4 with a Dana 300 with a passenger side drop was the one you had flipped for drivers drop? Or was it passenger?
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: 74Cj5 on March 07, 2015, 01:57:45 PM
parts are ordered advanced adaptors 4l60 to np231 advanced adaptors motor mounts and also got a lokar floor shifter comin need to collect all the parts before i start taking it all apart still need to order a sye and fuel system parts getting closer
When I put the 5.3 and 4l60E dana 300 in a yj  the driveshaft hit the transmission pan.  I replaced the dana 300 with the 4 speed atlas.  You probably have already looked into that.  Just my 2 cents
How did you fix the problem?  The Atlas was wider then the Dana 300 so it was a easy fix for me.
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: ncasey207 on March 07, 2015, 04:19:21 PM
Haven't got that far in that build yet starting again on it this coming week if I can't make it work I'll probly put a 205 in it
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: 74Cj5 on March 07, 2015, 04:29:52 PM
Oh ok.  Got any pics?

parts are ordered advanced adaptors 4l60 to np231 advanced adaptors motor mounts and also got a lokar floor shifter comin need to collect all the parts before i start taking it all apart still need to order a sye and fuel system parts getting closer
When I put the 5.3 and 4l60E dana 300 in a yj  the driveshaft hit the transmission pan.  I replaced the dana 300 with the 4 speed atlas.  You probably have already looked into that.  Just my 2 cents
How did you fix the problem?  The Atlas was wider then the Dana 300 so it was a easy fix for me.
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: ncasey207 on March 07, 2015, 05:29:10 PM
Not of that one me and another guy are building that one bill start takin pics this week it's an 82 cj bran new frame and a wrangler tub
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: ncasey207 on July 19, 2015, 08:38:10 AM
Had some transmission problems had to replace It. I replaced the sm465 4 speed with a nv4500. Motor man was a great help in getting the sm465 bell housing installed on the nv4500 and it was a bit of trouble getting the for np205 transfercase mounted to the back of it but I got it all in and works great glad to have 5 gears instead of 4
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: ncasey207 on July 19, 2015, 08:42:02 AM
Been also workin on a new tub got it all done it's been painted inside and out with spray in bed liner from work I'm pretty happy with he way it came out now just need to get it swapped over
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: JeepGeek on July 19, 2015, 10:58:18 AM
How much would it cost to get my whole jeep done? I am really thinking about it.
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: Grumpy on July 19, 2015, 04:48:59 PM
That's what they do in Virginia beach, bed line the whole jeep body.
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: ncasey207 on August 31, 2015, 07:51:39 AM
Picked up the transmission and motor 4 inches and replaced the motor mounts with a different design
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: ncasey207 on October 13, 2015, 02:37:37 PM
Few more upgrades installed a viair system and a rear end with an Arb locker in it
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: woolyworm on October 13, 2015, 07:08:06 PM
Very cool!


Wooly
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: ncasey207 on January 21, 2016, 09:46:43 PM
Staring to take it apart to change the tub do a little frame repair and rebuild the tranny and transfer case
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: woolyworm on January 22, 2016, 06:51:53 AM
Looks like s serious project!  Good luck with it.


Wooly
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: ncasey207 on January 22, 2016, 07:56:08 AM
Yes it is will be worth it once it's done though
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: Mike Reynolds on January 22, 2016, 08:21:16 AM
Yes it is will be worth it once it's done though

Truth!
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: woolyworm on January 22, 2016, 08:27:01 AM
Gonna be sweet


Wooly
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: ncasey207 on January 23, 2016, 07:03:10 PM
Made a little more progress today gonna try and have all the frame fixed tomoro
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: Mike Reynolds on January 24, 2016, 09:03:27 AM
Nice!
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: ncasey207 on January 24, 2016, 05:52:41 PM
Started frame repair today hope to all the spots fixed by the end of the week
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: woolyworm on January 25, 2016, 07:46:32 PM
Get some Nate!  Nice :)


Wooly
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: ncasey207 on January 26, 2016, 07:17:06 PM
Little more progress got the shock crossmber finished and rear suspension pulled out of it
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: ncasey207 on January 28, 2016, 09:34:46 PM
Big hole in the frame still gotta cut more and weld peices in
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: ncasey207 on February 13, 2016, 10:13:51 AM
Still doin frame work but I got this today for the front axle
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: woolyworm on February 13, 2016, 02:48:47 PM
you're gonna love that!
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: ncasey207 on February 13, 2016, 08:01:39 PM
gonna be a hole different machine once i get it back together i cant wait
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: ncasey207 on February 24, 2016, 08:59:59 PM
Little more progress today
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: ncasey207 on February 28, 2016, 08:04:55 PM
Almost finished with the frame work should have it done by the end of the week I hope. I'm also gonna mount my viair tank to the back side of the shock crossmember so it will be under and out of the way
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: ncasey207 on March 03, 2016, 07:43:23 PM
Twin stick cable shifter for the np205 showed up today
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: woolyworm on March 03, 2016, 10:52:30 PM
How does that work on the NP - same as a Dana?  Cool


Wooly
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: ncasey207 on March 04, 2016, 07:03:02 AM
shift pattern will be the same as it is now unless I modify the rails then I can have front wheel drive I'm just happy to have shift linkage so I don't have to do it with a prybar any more. will make thing a lot more fun for me and any one I wheel with won't have to wait for me to shift it any more
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: ncasey207 on March 04, 2016, 07:04:34 AM
More pics
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: Mike Reynolds on March 04, 2016, 08:03:10 AM
I love having a cable shifter! So smooth
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: ncasey207 on March 04, 2016, 09:45:42 AM
I also have a Novak cable shifter for a np231 gonna use that one the next with the 5.3 in it
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: woolyworm on March 13, 2016, 01:24:30 PM
Well?  How's it going?


Wooly
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: ncasey207 on March 13, 2016, 06:51:24 PM
Got the frame finished and painted today gotta hang the suspension so it can sit on its own again
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: ncasey207 on March 13, 2016, 06:53:04 PM
Still gotta rebuild the trans and transfer case put the new tub on and rewire it
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: ncasey207 on March 13, 2016, 07:06:53 PM
Got the lights I'm gonna use for reverse lights and a new diff cover for the front
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: Mike Reynolds on March 13, 2016, 08:19:38 PM
Nice! What did you use for paint?
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: ncasey207 on March 13, 2016, 08:42:41 PM
Rustoleum spray paint
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: woolyworm on March 13, 2016, 09:04:05 PM
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Wooly
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: ncasey207 on March 13, 2016, 10:16:34 PM
It's getting there progress is slow with a 2 year old it'll be back before long though
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: ncasey207 on March 15, 2016, 07:07:19 PM
Got the rear suspension put back in and it's sitting back on its our for the first time in a while also go the fuel rankin just need to drill the front hole to bolt it comin along nicely
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: ncasey207 on March 19, 2016, 09:42:48 PM
Tonight I put the lock-rite in the front axle and put the new diff cover on the new tub is going on tomoro won't be long now and I'll be driving it again can't wait
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: ncasey207 on March 19, 2016, 09:44:55 PM
Pics
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: ncasey207 on March 20, 2016, 12:00:52 PM
New tub is finally home will be going on this afternoon
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: woolyworm on March 20, 2016, 05:28:49 PM
That looks sweet!


Wooly
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: Mike Reynolds on March 20, 2016, 08:24:34 PM
It is sexy!
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: ncasey207 on March 20, 2016, 09:01:21 PM
Got a lot done today tub on heater box in started doing wiring harness using a family style roll bar this time aswell
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: ncasey207 on March 29, 2016, 09:09:07 PM
More progress
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: Corey on March 30, 2016, 08:23:26 AM
Getting there, going to be a nice rig!
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: ncasey207 on April 01, 2016, 08:44:57 PM
Love these speaker boxes that put cup holders in the rear gonna hide the on board air pressure switch and locker solenoid it the back of the drivers side one also put the gauge for the oab in the dash
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: ncasey207 on April 03, 2016, 08:29:20 PM
Got a little work done today put the tail lights and reverse lights on also mounted the lights in the side of the jeep
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: ncasey207 on April 05, 2016, 08:44:46 PM
Got the hood and rear door sprayed in the bed liner today
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: ncasey207 on April 17, 2016, 08:08:25 AM
Pics
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: ncasey207 on April 25, 2016, 09:52:40 PM
Got it all rewired shifters mounted and got new console that I can put my switchs in side
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: Mike Reynolds on April 26, 2016, 12:06:47 AM
Very nice!
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: ncasey207 on June 08, 2016, 02:38:48 PM
Been driving it for about a week now still got a few things to button up but it's come a long way
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: Mike Reynolds on June 08, 2016, 03:31:36 PM
 :rockon:
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: ncasey207 on June 22, 2016, 09:19:05 PM
More pics. got the locker switch hooked up inside the speaker box still need to run an air line to the front but all is is operrational also got the winch wired into the cab and added a fuel pressure regulator and an inline gauge
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: ncasey207 on September 17, 2016, 06:44:32 PM
Added the Trac bar back on handles great now and also relocated my rear shackle hangers to the bot of the frame
Title: Re: black 87 yj
Post by: ncasey207 on March 29, 2017, 09:51:00 PM
About time to start working one getting it ready for the up coming season. I need to fabricate some rear bump stops install the new front bump stop also gonna pull and rebuild the tranny and transfer case