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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-17-2020, 09:54 AM Thread Starter
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Scrambler revamp..

Well I was going to pull a sbc from a 98 service truck to put in the scrambler but I found a better use for the truck. After digging through the motors I have and realizing they would all need a rebuild, I started looking at other options. I want the beast to be running for the summer and more reliable. After work today I am picking up a Chevy LS for it.it have just about everything I need for the swap. My son stole my radiator for his cj5 so need new one, fuel pump and get my harness done and ecu flashed. The guy that done my son's harness for his 69 gmc does an amazing job on that. It's just the smaller 4.8 but should be plenty for the old beast. My brother in law put the 4.8 in his fj40 and says more power than the 350 that was in it. Nice weather is coming and the beast has sat long enough..
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A buddy up in the KC area put an LS in his CJ7 and is tickled with it. Says he gets 15MPG all the time. I wish I could get that with my 258. Keep us up to date on your progress.

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I'm finally getting caught up on things so hoping to get it in soon. Got the front clip pulled off the beast so hopefully today I will have old tired out.
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Really figured this covid-19 scare would have slowed us down here at the shop but I'm guessing with people being home its easier for them to get their car to us. We are doing our part and requesting cars to be dropped off to limit person to person contact. Rubber gloves wiping down steering wheels door handles and so on. Just thought I was getting caught up. We are staying booked a week out on the schedule.
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That's great for you! I think our Illinois governor has shut down tire shops here, because I didn't see them on the exemption list. Pot production and distribution is an essential business, though.

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