Just to add to what Chamba said above, I distinctly remember a customer of mine who had a mid 90's Range Rover, which needed a new radiator.
I just now looked up the price, and sure enough, it was about $1,300.00 for an OE style unit. Crazy.
Back in 2003 or maybe 2004 a good friend of mine bought an original 1991 Defender 110 NAS from a guy down in Birmingham Alabama. I believe they only imported 500 of these to North America. My friend's truck had the factory exo cage and roof rack and all that.
I went with him to go pick it up...
Sorry, I just re-read and realized that I missed you saying you have a set of 3.73 ring and pinions.
Thank you, but one of the two Dana 30's I have, already has 3.73 gears in it. I don't know what the Dana 44 has in it, and I'm not likely to use the AMC 20.
Thanks again though!
Thanks for the response.
I have the original AMC 20 on the Jeep now, but I also have a Dana 44 rear from an '86 CJ I picked up a few years ago.
I also have an extra Dana 30 front I got a few years ago as well.
Hopefully, one of each of them is worth saving.
I go back and forth on weather or not to try to rebuild my original front and rear axles, or spend on new ones.
I had been leaning on just ordering new Dana 44 front and rear axles, but from what I can tell, I wouldn't be able to use the original chrome wheel center caps up front, and I really...
I have no first hand experience with this, but Hesco just released a new "Gen 3" MPFI system.
This is what I am strongly leaning towards using on mine...whenever I get there. Maybe if I wait long enough, I'll do a "Gen 4!" :cry:
Thanks for your in-depth responses. There is nothing like first hand experience, and I am grateful to you for sharing it here.
My first thought was to just swap in a built stroker + the new Hesco MPFI, but then I started thinking that if my original block is in good shape, it would be nice to...
Thanks, I can't wait to try this out. Will probably try to source all the accessories and brackets from salvage yards at some point.
The water pump rotation (assuming I could use a 4.0 water pump) might actually be a plus.
That's because I am hoping to use a seven blade, counterclockwise...
I have been reading up on this question lately, and I am hoping to rebuild my original 4.2 block, and swap in a 4.0 head & intake/exhaust along with the new Gen III Hesco MPFI kit.
I wonder if anyone knows whether or not all the late model 4.0 accessories and pulleys will bolt up to a 4.2?