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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by RobG, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. Feb 10, 2019 at 4:48 PM
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    RobG

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    Hey folks. I found this site doing a google search for LS swaps on a WJ and found a thread of somebody in that process right now! My 4.7 has a leaking head gasket, and before I put $3500 into a reman motor (including labor) I'd like to see about installing something better. :)

    Right now it's mostly stock... 3" lift and 32's. Still needs a lot more goodies like rock rails, more skid plates, etc. I'm not building a crawler; just a competent "expedition" type vehicle. :)

    Glad to see there's another active Jeep site!
     
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  2. Feb 11, 2019 at 5:36 AM
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    Prerunner1982

    Prerunner1982 Well-Known Member

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    Hello Rob, welcome from Oklahoma.
     
  3. Feb 11, 2019 at 5:52 AM
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    aggrex

    aggrex Well-Known Member

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    Welcome @RobG ! Sounds like a super project. Post updates and a few pics of the WJ
     
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  4. Feb 11, 2019 at 6:49 AM
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    Awrench

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    just a head gasket and you want to throw the ENGINE out?
    Did I miss something - as to why replacing engine?

    Something thoughts -
    Do the heads, timing chain, gears,
    Depending where you are check with local state Emissions, you may be limited to that 4.7L.
    Anything else (ie 4.0L*) will be a serious install, remember computers are specific and my term MARRIED to a 4.7L

    Skill level, tools, work shop, availability of parts, time, maybe KISS and repair the 4.7


    *my Choice of jeep engines.
     
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  5. Feb 11, 2019 at 11:07 AM
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    OFFGRID

    OFFGRID Well-Known Member

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    Howell fuel injection, header, HEI distributor, TH350, NP208, SOA lift with YJ springs in the front & GW springs in the Rear. AMC20 with G2 1 piece chromos trussed, Dana 30 with G2 chromos and 760x ujoints and MM Stainless Hubs, Geared 4.56. Tom Woods shafts, Metal cloaks, Caged, 37" Toyo MTs.
    I agree with Awrench. Sounds like you could just replace the head gasket and be fine. Spend another $800+/- and have the heads rebuilt. Since you're there replace the timing chain/gears. How many miles are on the Jeep?
     
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  6. Feb 12, 2019 at 4:16 PM
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    Welcome to the site @RobG .
    A few good questioned posed up top. Got me subbed.
     
  7. Feb 17, 2019 at 12:52 PM
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    Welcome from DFW
     

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