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  1. gr8dain

    Gr8Dain's 4.0/aw4 swap from a 97 XJ

    That is my son's SBC 350 for his impala. I have not gotten the 4.0 out of the truck yet.
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    Gr8Dain's 4.0/aw4 swap from a 97 XJ

    I like to drive it too much. So nothing is getting piled into it. I had that problem with my 69 GTO. It had way too much stuff on it and I hated looking at it that way. This way I can just hop in and drive the 3a whenever and not worry about having to unload crap
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    Steel hood or fiberglass?

    My whole body is glass. Would I have prefered steel? Yes. But all of the Scramblers in my price range in 2010 were rust buckets and I have not done much body work. And since I daily drive mine (or did) I was OK with the glass. The hood functions perfectly. And most people don’t know until it is...
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    Gr8Dain's 4.0/aw4 swap from a 97 XJ

    Now what color should it be? White like the body, black, royal blue like I have other accents?
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    Gr8Dain's 4.0/aw4 swap from a 97 XJ

    So after work tonight I took the grill off and undid thr wiring for the lights and the electric fan (obviously since the grill was going away) I kept the fenders on since I have a nasty HOA and figured this way it would at least LOOK like a functioning vehicle for a longer period of time...
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    Gr8Dain's 4.0/aw4 swap from a 97 XJ

    I thought about it. But since I am replacing the harness anyway, for now I just undid all of the lights and bagged that section of the harness and have it hanging by the master cylinder.
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    Gr8Dain's 4.0/aw4 swap from a 97 XJ

    Hmmm. While the grill is out, do I want to paint it? It is currently a gray that was the color of the Cj that I got it from. I will have to think about that.
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    Gr8Dain's 4.0/aw4 swap from a 97 XJ

    Starting to disassemble as I have time today while working from home. So pre-work time included removing the bumper and winch. Things learned are: I need to secure my front bumper better. And I need new grade 8 bolts for that and the winch plate. My plan is to remove the grill, radiator...
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    CJ-8.com Membership Giveaway - Scrambler Photo Contest!

    One of my favorite pics of my Scrambler. Taken by you know who at the 2017 Nationals. And this one is another of my favorites taken at Rausch Creek (location of the 2020 Nationals)
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    Gr8Dain's 4.0/aw4 swap from a 97 XJ

    Used the crappy F250 to go get the motor and tranny. Made it there and back home without issue. I also cleared out what I could from the garage to make room for this and the parts I take off the Scrambler and order for this one.
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    Gr8Dain's 4.0/aw4 swap from a 97 XJ

    I plan on picking up the motor and trans this weekend. Hopefully I can fit it in my garage. I am also motivated to start taking the Scrambler front end apart. But since I cannot store it in the garage (has the 3a in it and that won't stay outside overnight), I need to keep it looking like a...
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    Gr8Dain's 4.0/aw4 swap from a 97 XJ

    This is what I am using as a Daily Driver right now. And I don’t want to kill it or have something happen to it in the commuter lot.
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    Gr8Dain's 4.0/aw4 swap from a 97 XJ

    I hope so. And I hope it does not take forever. I will want the Scrambler back up and running soon.
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    Engine Swap Old 4.2 Liter with a Newer 4.0 Liter

    The 4.0 is already fuel injected. So honestly I don’t know what would be needed to use the old offy intake on it. I will discuss that with the smarter folks helping me out.
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    Gr8Dain's 4.0/aw4 swap from a 97 XJ

    So I found Eric’s thread on his rebuild and am linking it here so I can easily refer to it. Wow. That thread was very informative. And scares the crap out of me. Am I in over my head? I hope not. https://www.cj-8.com/threads/postal-going-4-0-aw4.23251/
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    Gr8Dain's 4.0/aw4 swap from a 97 XJ

    I wish the seller of this motor and trans would have been smarter. He got rid of the donor XJ without grabbing the ecu, trans controller or the harness.
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    Holley Sniper EFI install on my 258

    Keep what? The motor? I do not have the original computer for the 258.
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    Holley Sniper EFI install on my 258

    I am sure. I have already had people expressing interest, much like a shark in a kiddie pool. 😜
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    Holley Sniper EFI install on my 258

    I have not pulled the cover off to see, but when the piston is at tdc, the timing mark on the harmonic balancer is way off (advanced). So I think the valves are not lined up with the pistons.
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    Gr8Dain's 4.0/aw4 swap from a 97 XJ

    So I ran into more issues with my 258 and decided to swap it out for the 4.0. I picked up a 4.0 with aw4 and transfer case from a 97 XJ. I will get it later this week. I tried looking for Eric's thread on the topic, but did not find a build post, so Eric, if you have the link, I would...
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