Re: Frustration factor is getting high !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Well, maybe i can help now (useally i ask for help!!!). I have the 258 on my YJ and had it stock. I am not going to say that what i have done is the best, just that it worked well for me.
First i put a Clifford intake and a Holley 390 carb. It made a difference but i used smaller jet than the stock ones (had to buy a few of them and check my spark plugs!!!)...
Then i did the Nutter by-pass, installed Mallory Unilite dist and coil and went a little further since i place a ballast instead of any electronic stuff.
<marquee>(check the diagram <a target="_blank" href=http://eschwartz.free.fr/jeep/setup.jpg>here.</a>)</marquee>
Then i put a Jacobs Omni Torquer (Blue stuff on the diagram).
All of this gave me a stable idle at +/-600 RPM and could go up to 4000 smoothly (well i also put a Mallory electric fuel pump, filter and pressure regulator but don't know what it helped exactly, but sure cost a lot!!!!)...
Then, one day i went on a real bumpy road, climbing it at low RPM (+/-1500) and stalled, i restarted the engine and stalled again a few meter farther!!! I restarted and went up at 3000RPM with no problem!!! So, i went back into my carb adjusting float, changing needles..... (a lot of time and very frustrating!!!) so, after a few times i said " let's go for EFI and i waiting to receive my kit!!!
All this to say that it is just a question of money and what you wanna do with you Jeep... Sure, if i was able to i would have put the Clifford intake, Borla header and cat-back, jacobs omni torquer, and a complete MPI kit (i am going TBI cause money!!!) all the same week end!!!!
Since i have a Jeep i understood at least one thing: "got to be patient or very very rich to build it fast...."!!!
So, take it easy, a cam won't be a bad thing, a 390 cfm neither...but have a final goal and it will help you not spending money for nothing!!!
I don't know if everybody will agree but it is my point of view and my own experience...Hope it will help, and take it easy, it is so nice to add a thing to your Jeep and start it when you ve been waiting and working hard to get it!!!! (almost like woman, if you have it the first day is not as fun asif you have to wait a little!!!! [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]