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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-03-2002, 12:59 AM
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sure, its at my bosses house, which is right nxt to where i work, ill get some pics tomorrow

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ive decided today what i want as a future project. here it goes: an early 80's CJ-5 (better frame) ford 300 I6, bored .30 over, ford T-18, dana 300 with tera low 4.0 kit, 9" rear, D44 front 4.10's. i can get the 5 for 200 bucks (elect system caught fire a few years back, and id have to redo the whole dash/interior and replace 2 rusty body panels, but overall it seems like a fun project, then to top it off, a 4"bds suspension with a 2" body lift and 35x.14.5 boggers on carbon fiber rims. hey, just an idea!

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Sounds fun, how about some pics?

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Does it have all that stuff or just some of it? Sounds like a sweet project, keep the 7 as a daily driver/ back up rig while you build it up?

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it only has the d300 and t18, the rest is just ideas

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I've built 2 ford fullsize trucks with the I6 300CID, and that engine is all but BULLETPROOF. Talk to Clifford Performance for parts. I met one guy who turbocharged (yes, you can get a turbo to fit one!) a 300, and dropped it in place of a 460 on a F250, and LOVED it! I had one in a '78 F150 XLT and one in a F250 High Boy. Of course, I love I6 engines. If you do it, I wanna see pics!

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i was contemplating that same engine swap myself the only draw back i[ found was that the exhaust dumps on the passenger side of the motor so the whole driveshaft exhaust pipe clearance thing is an issue other than that the 300 ford would stomp all over a 258 and perform just like a 360 amc but with a lot less fuel

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Ah, the exhaust question is easy! Just run it out under the frame and down along the side of the body and dump it just ahead of the right rear wheel. Then throw on a chrome shroud and it'd look like the unacknowledged child of a Jeep and a '57 chevy! Okay, maybe not the classiest idea but.....*grin* You COULD call it a nerf bar! *LOL*

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Sounds like a great project. I was wondering about the carbonfiber wheels. Am i missing some unsung secret in wheels?

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they are the latest and greatest thing, the mags like them and i think mtr makes em. Though i bet they are over $300 a wheel, a little too steep for my budget.

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