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Offline hps4evr

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Re: Jumping on to the R2.8 Conversion
« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2019, 09:49:32 PM »
Is the JK radiator able to cool the bigger engine or is that getting upgraded too?
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Offline Sixty4X4

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Re: Jumping on to the R2.8 Conversion
« Reply #16 on: September 04, 2019, 07:39:00 PM »
update: Engine is in. Was very simple with the Motech mounts adapting the Chev motor to the existing Jeep mounts. Previous versions of engines have required one to remove the existing front mounts and weed in new ones supplied by Motech. Now one gets the hydraulic mounts and brackets and it all just bolts in.
Trying to get the input shaft retaining circlip undone out of the Jeep transfer case but turns out I need a special set of pliers. Anyone know of a place to go or is there a friendly Mopar dealer that will take the 2 minutes and undo it for me. Once this is done I can set the rear mount, align the engine and tighten it all down. Then the small stuff begins such as AC, PS, Brakes, Chev ECU/TCU, Jeep original but now modified harness, Console conversion to auto, fuel lines, radiator, SS Camaro fan, Miscellaneous other stuff, driveshafts. In the picture you can see that the engine fits nice and one can get at the spark plugs quite easy.
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Offline Sixty4X4

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Re: Jumping on to the R2.8 Conversion
« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2019, 07:42:49 PM »
How does one post a picture? This site format has given me grief with other forums as well. I have no trouble with others. I run an Apple Mac but that should not be different.
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Offline MattMan

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Re: Jumping on to the R2.8 Conversion
« Reply #18 on: September 07, 2019, 09:57:31 PM »
Try logging into the site via Tapatalk. Should be easier to upload a photo...
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