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LM4 5.3L and 4L60E swap into 2004 LJ

Locktite probably isn't going to work, you use heat to remove red locktite. You might need distorted thread nuts if new bolts doesn't fix it... I might would even try to tighten them when they are hot (expanded) and let them cool.
I need to try this on the ferd. She gots a little ticky ticky
 
Good thing you have access to tall garages. the Schools garages are smaaaaaallll. I shrug my head everytime i go under a cross beam in my Wrangler. The CB antenna hits every one
 

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Good thing you have access to tall garages. the Schools garages are smaaaaaallll. I shrug my head everytime i go under a cross beam in my Wrangler. The CB antenna hits every one
I have a clip on the tailgate to fold the antenna down when I drive it to work. It hits every one of those horizontal beams, and if it gets to swinging and hits one when its forward I'm afraid it would break it.

This garage clearance is 6'8". The white truck radio antenna hit every sign and it was only a couple inches above the cab.
 

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We worked a couple hours today cleaning up wiring and getting everything connected.

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Tripp cut a plastic panel that mounts where the Jeep ecu went. We put a positive and negative bus bar on the panel and ran most items to that. There's still a couple things to add and I've ordered some big split loom to combine some of the runs.
 

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First refuel, about 12.5 mpg on the first tank and I was never easy on it. Pretty sure its rich too. Taking it easy and after a tune, I see no reason why it wouldn't exceed the 4.0 mileage of 14.5.
 

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The stock jeep radiator cap was bad and wasnt building pressure. I got a new cap, drove it a little, then drained the straight water Sunday morning and put in coolant. Sunday night there's a puddle under it. New cap, system built pressure, water pump leaking. What's another 100 bucks at this point... :rolleyes:
 

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Wasn't a bad job, but I looked at that motor sitting on the pallet so many times thinking I should have changed thermostat, water pump, etc just to be safe. I didn't, and now I've changed both within the first 200 miles.
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Took about 2 hours start to finish working slow and cleaning things up. Not adding it to the log since it's more of a maintenance thing, not conversion.
 

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Nothing I could come up with using off the shelf elbows and tubing would fit the filter like I wanted. I was showing Tripp my assortment of intake pieces a couple weeks ago and he went out to his truck, got his laptop, and started drawing. It had to be one piece that would fit the MAF and hold the filter, with a very tight bend.
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Now to mount it. Theres a stud from the headlight assembly that I planned to run through the end plate of the filter and put a nut on it from the inside. But the stud wasnt long enough to get a nut started. So, called Tripp last night and came up with this idea, and back to the shop.
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Internally threaded M5 x 0.8 to fit and extend the stud, externally threaded for a 3/8 nut to secure the filter.
 
The Bolt extension is made of a piece of ?Delrin? that I tooled on the Lathe. When i bought my lathe one of the drawers was full of short plastic drops, they have come in handy so far. The part was completely eyeball engineered, if i had to make it again i would machine a flat on it, but for now it works... Every Time I make something on the lathe, im reminded of the lack of lathe tooling i own....
 
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