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Old 03-17-2010, 01:07 PM
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The motor in it now is the stock 258 4.2 liter inline six. if i were to put a chevy in it, i would use the 350 or 400 trans. with the jeep transfer case. if i were to put a ford in it, like the chevy, i would have a tranny that would match and work good with it.
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Old 03-17-2010, 01:13 PM
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The motor in it now is the stock 258 4.2 liter inline six. if i were to put a chevy in it, i would use the 350 or 400 trans. with the jeep transfer case. if i were to put a ford in it, like the chevy, i would have a tranny that would match and work good with it.

A trans-adapter is about the least of your worries.
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Old 03-18-2010, 07:34 AM
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if you just gotta race in the modified V8 class to be happy sell the jeep and buy a V8 4x4 Bronco/whatever...
your wallet will thank you and alot less frustration...

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like i said, im gonna run the 258 for the first year, see what its like, and then maybe small block it. i figured id get all the info for it now so when it does come time that i want a small block, i know how to do it.
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jeepracer,
no where did you say the motor build is a far future "maybe" idea....

bottem line you have wasted everyone's time on 2 threads, 100+ posts which could have been spent actually helping someone do a build!!!!!

you just went onto my "ignore" list....

PS: I'm removing all my helpful links,,,,you don't deserve them...
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Old 03-19-2010, 06:42 AM
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Red, to give you an idea of the thought process involved (and why some have bailed on the thread), from HERE, POST #38, #39 and #49:

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While getting everyone's thoughts on the subject w/o doing anything in the way of research (asking a forum to spec your engine doesn't qualify as 'research', IMHO) is entertaining for you, it takes time and effort from those who respond.

Do all a favor and try to at least pin down what it is that you REALLY want. By just blowing off the whole 500 HP deal, then say 350 is now the "ideal" power that you need to do whatever it is that you want to do, is saying- to me- that you really have not a clue as to what you want.

I do not speak for anyone but myself here. This is my opinion, just the same.
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Your right. i dont know what i want. thats why i am on here asking questions to see if it is posible to do what i want and that is what i wanted until someone told me that i dont need that much horsepower but to make a lighter car with lower horsepower. im sorry if you put time into and think that it is worth nothing. eventually i will want a "wicked" 283 like some of the ones that everyone has posted about. this has also helped me as a future builder too. i hope you dont get the wrong impression from this
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i dont know what i want to do yet. yea i messed up sayin i wanted 500 hp but its not like i sat there and purposly let them write all the info without tellin them. i thought about how 500 hp was too much the next day and realized i dint need that much. as for the jeep one, i was "curious" as to how much power it made.
AFA removing your links, etc.- they are there for you to edit as you see fit.

But as you yourself have pointed out, these threads show up on search engines far and wide, so may actually benefit someone down the line, if not the OP.
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Jeepracer,

I think running what you have for a season is a good idea, it'll let you get some experience and also find out if you're really interested in putting a bunch of time and money into this type of racing.

I would also rather see someone ask questions about their build before they start collecting parts instead of coming on hear asking how to make the mismatched mess they've bought perform.

Good luck, and get out there and race!
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I would also rather see someone ask questions about their build before they start collecting parts instead of coming on hear asking how to make the mismatched mess they've bought perform.
You make a valid point, IMO.
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jeepracer,
I was wrong,,,you did say you are just window shopping for ideas in the previous thread...
you said nothing in this thread...

so here is the magazines tech articles links you can study during the next year to make a plan and come back with questions:

http://www.simautomotive.com/oursites.html

go thru them all,,,you will learn from each and all...
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I thank everyone who is helping me rather than not because of the way i am doing this process.
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283 Vs 350

I AM LOOKING TO PUT A 283 BUILT IN MY 74 CORVETTE,,,built 311 CI small block chevy race / performance engine - has a solid lifter Lunati cam, 8 inch balancer, chrome timing cover, is fully balanced, has steel strap main girdle system, double roller timing chain, full dome pistons with 12-1 compression (with 64CC heads) - its ready for your heads and intake -I WILL BE USING A SET OF IK 200 FROM BRODIX drop in and run - this engine makes 450HP with a decent set of heads.Adding some more info - Bore is 3.905 and stroke is 3.250 - rods are 5.7 GM HP with ARP bolts - crank is a GM 327. Makes 311 CI - Balanced, Lunati solid lifter cam with .543 lift and 249 dur @ .050 - block has been decked and mains caps are supported by billet steel plates, has double roller timing chain, chrome timing cover, 8 inch balancer.DOES SOUND LIKE IT WILL NEED ANY CHANGES OF SHOULD I STAY WITH A 350...BEEN OUT OF THE BUSINESS AWHILE...
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What you are looking at is basically a SBC 307 w/a 0.030" overbore. The compression and cam would not be streetable on pump swill, I would pass- unless you race in a displacement-limited class.
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Sounds awesome man! I would rather have that than an old 350 any day!!! Way cooler!
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with that cam, have fun trying to get that thing to idle! It MAY idle at 1200+.......................
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I agree with cobalt, Pass on it and get a decent 350.JMO
No doubt it would probably be a sweet little engine and alot of fun but not for your 74 corvette. IMHO

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