Join Date: Jun 2001
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Just a word of caution when buying parts over the internet for our never ending quest to build a better Jeep. Grab the tissue and popcorn and welcome to "As the Jeep World Turns"!
My 22 year old daughter loves to mud drag, she's a great kid and we decided to do a father/daughter Jeep project together. we bought a 1987 YJ that needed a "friend" so to speak, but we bought it right, sold the hardtop and doors and ended up with a total investment of $50.00 in a solid '87 Wrangler needing a motor. After much research and calling around, we decided building a stroker would be the ticket. in Janary we got serious about it, took the donor 4.0 apart, had it machined and before taking the 258 apart, did some research. We came across a company known has Accurate Power and Machine, well known on the Yahoo Stroker forum for building quality Stroker motors and as a parts supplier. After several discussions, I had my friend who is a engine builder and happens to work at the machine shop that does my engine work call Accurate regarding our needs. The guy said he was getting into more BMW applications and had a surplus of 4.0 Stoker parts "laying" around. He gave us a pretty good deal,on virtually everything we needed to build this Stroker, for both the top and bottom end! We boght all the valve train parts, trick valves, and a balanced bottom end assembly, trick throttle body, and much more! For the price we paid, we couldn't seperate our components and pay for machine work. So..out goes a check! Guess what? Yep, you guessed it.. it's now May, no parts, and our $2,500 is gone along with some parts like the throttle body that where sent in for exchange! Accurate Power and Machine is no longer in business. I noticed on the Yahoo forum that at least one other party is going through the same deal as me. So.. now it's a junkyard 4.0 and hopefully we'll still make some events this Spring! I've helped with some items, including nitrous and seats, but this project is virtually 100% hers, and it's her money thats gone, which took a long time to save! I feel horrible about this whole deal!