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post #11 of (permalink) Old 07-30-2002, 12:39 PM
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LOL ....no kidding anything 'can' fit, and you know what I've done to my rig. 8^D
I wasnt looking to lead someone new to mogs into massive work liek teh 5 cylinder 300TD conversion.

so, I'll rephrase it: the 2.8 straight 6 SOHC dual 2bbl mercedes will fit with a minimum of work that any reasonable DIY type can manage.
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a) cut a hole in floorpan, build new coveplate that screws down over the hole, and is shaped to clear the twin carbs
B) rig exhaust Y pipe up

the FI models will require re-locating the passenger seat to the cargo area, as the manifold is 18" wide.

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I'll pass on the engine upgrades at the present. I'm more interested in keeping the mog in running condition. I did finally adjust the brakes.. Very simple job !! It seems to cruise easily at 80 kph. Thats ok with me, as it does run all over the road.
We took it on its "real" first voyage last Saturday night,about a 40 mile round trip. All seems well, and kinda fun to drive. Too bad its hot here, the top is off and the sun is baking me. Winter I'm sure, will bring its own issues.
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Hey Ricky,

For as many years as it seems you've been 4 wheelin', you'd think you'd have a roll-bar on that when wheelin'! [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]
Is it....... really wise to do such things without one?? [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
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That's AWESOME Ricky! can't wait to see it some day at URE or Tellico [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] The guy I bought my Boxer from had two sitting in his yard rotting. he didn't know what thye were but thought they were neat.... [img]images/graemlins/AR15firing.gif[/img] I've been wanting to go back and save them from too much cancer of the iron

cool new toy!
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cool new toy you still playing with the cj too? take it easy Stuby [img]images/graemlins/givemebeer.gif[/img]
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Ricky, you know if you post pics of your Uni on the SWB board, everyone will be jealous (including me). I love it & know you'll enjoy.
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Nice little toy you've got yourself [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] You're right about the fuel system: The rear tank is your "main" tank and has a fuel gauge. When you're almost on empty, switch it over to the front (reserve) tank and you've got aprox. another 100 km (on tarmac) to find a petrol station. The change-over switch is down on the floor by your right leg. You'll get used to it [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
What sort of back are you going to put on it?
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