Well, I finally got everything together to do my V8 swap. I'm using a 1992 Dodge Magnum MPFI 5.2 attached to my AX15/231 via a Dakota V6 bellhousing. Used the Novak engine mounts. I spliced the Dodge harness into my YJ PDC. It was actually a little easier than I expected! I used a set of Dodge and Jeep FSM's for the wiring diagrams. The last step is to get it towed over to the muffler shop for exhaust and get my front driveshaft modified. Hope to get this thing moving by T-giving.
Anybody know of a reasonable muffler shop that can do good work? My service writer at my shop referred me to Hazel Dell muffler because we get a great "discount". I called the guy and asked him about building a y-pipe from manifold to 2.5" cat and back to bumper. His reply was $600! Sorry, that sounds insane! What do you all say?
Still need to install the electric fan and loom in the rest of the wiring mess.
Post by racincowboy on Nov 24, 2011 10:40:40 GMT -8
Nice job Chris. I have used Darrels Economy Muffler on 82nd. They did the exhaust system on my chevy truck from the headers back that was a few years ago but still nice work and a decent price I thought. Best bet may be to call around. He charged me 600 bucks including flowmaster muffler and high flow cat. With 3" all the way back.
I know Gary's Mufflers in Boring is someone we used to race with and has been in business for over 20 years so it might be worth talking to Gary. He wont steer you wrong.
Towing it to the exhaust shop is a good idea I drove mine with open headers about 10 miles, man I couldnt hear much for the next week but it sure did sound good in 3rd gear.
Anybody know of a reasonable muffler shop that can do good work?
Casey at Punks Muffler has always done great work for me and all of my friends. I think his price is sometimes a little high but I will always pay more for a better product. He has done three of my rigs, five of one of my friends, and my brothers Cherokee and all have turned out sounding great and have help up for years on end. I would highly recommend him to anyone. He also supports Piston Wild at our annual cruise in.
thats awesome. has anyone heard of putting a 318/360 bolted to a aw4/np231. i guess it bolts right up to the bellhousing. just need motor mounts. im thinking of doing this swap. any ideas. i am a pretty good builder, thinking i can tackle this project. just dont know about running efi or just stick to the easy carb. anybody with any knowledge on this please comment away.
Finally got it all done! I had it towed to the muffler shop yesterday and drove it home today. It was a little nerve racking driving it from Hazel Dell to Washougal, but I didn't have any issues. I still need to have the drive shafts modified to the correct lengths before I can wheel it.
A quick update: I've been driving it for the last 2 weeks, and no issues. I put it on the 4 gas analyzer at work (Gaynor's Automotive) and I'm waaaaaay under for emissions. This is awesome! I'm putting my new BDS 3.5" springs on tom. morning, and will get the driveshafts modded next week!
ExCabSwap: The wind there looks horrible... Still worth it haha
Feb 1, 2016 18:43:45 GMT -8
ExCabSwap: Finishing up the fuel tank... Hope to see you all Tuesday in my extended cab!
Feb 6, 2016 1:43:36 GMT -8
poorboy: Can somebody give me the official rules for the Cowbell please?
May 8, 2016 15:26:47 GMT -8
Wyldman: The Cowbell... If you are a club member and you're on one of our wheelin' trips. If you get stuck on an obstacle and have to be pulled out by your winch or someone elses winch/strap. You earn the Cowbell.
May 9, 2016 15:46:03 GMT -8
poorboy: Wyldman, I got to see the passing of the bell at the meeting and learned quite a bit about the tradition.
May 11, 2016 13:03:11 GMT -8
ljdude: Who has the cowbell?
Jul 20, 2016 23:45:14 GMT -8
petee: who has the cowbell
Aug 7, 2016 20:00:28 GMT -8