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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-03-2001, 11:41 AM Thread Starter
 
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Willys buildup plans.

ok, well, the servers are down here at work, so theres not much to do but sit and ponder about Future Jeep projects.
I was thinking about my willys. Its been sitting for 5 months without any additions except an ignition system.
But, here are some new plans. I need your advice though,
Either a 350 with 400 ft/lbs of T, or a 454 with around 350ft/lbs. I am buying the engines new. The 350 is 2300, and the 454 is 1800. then I want to bolt one of these up to a NV4500, and drive it through D44s front and back. How does this sound? If Im going to go bankrupt, I want to make sure that its for a good cause.

The mind is a big deciever when idle.

ill probably end up sticking the f-head 4 back in there, and running with the spicer 41's. LOL.
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Re: Willys buildup plans.

I think you'll need to find a new frame in either case, neither will handle that much torque well.

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Re: Willys buildup plans.

Yeah, Im going to have a local shop reweld, box and powder coat the frame for $400. Cant beat that!



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Re: Willys buildup plans.

The NV4500 is probably going to be too long for a willy's. It is real hard to fit them into CJ5's. You might want to stick with a Turbo 350 auto or NP 4?? class of manuals. You will probably have to do without the OD. Do they make OD units for your x-fer?

$400 for all that on your frame sounds great to me. I don't even think I could find anyone to just powdercoat mine for that.




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Re: Willys buildup plans.

Hmm, dont know if they make OD's for my t-case. Have to check that out... Havent been able to think much about it the past couple hours; the servers are back up and I now have to work...
Ill have to talk to my fab guys, and see if they can find a way to stick an auto under the 2A, I dont really want a manual. Im an auto kinda guy.


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