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Old 03-27-2005, 10:05 PM
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That thing is WILD..... I like! Couple questions how long to build and does it still have 4 wheel drive! Man can you imagine if that thing was all wheel drive lol

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Old 03-27-2005, 11:30 PM
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I didn't realize the am was so small 224@.050 in a 408ci engine is down right tiny. What is the LSA? More cam will REALLY help. The truck errrr jeep is so light a larger cam really won't effect your bottom end. The reason your Datsun didn't feel like that off the line is because it has/had a longer wheel base. The wheel base on your jeep is VERY short. How much stall are you running? When you put the bigger cam in and the roll cage you might want to get some wheelie bars too, I know that sounds funny but, I am serious. What rear gear are you running?

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Deuce, at this point I have 1-1/2 years in making it.


Here is my current Cam

224/232 @ .050 advertised is 286/294 .542/.563 lift
112LS

Here is the cam I just ordered

242/248 @ .050 adv-294/300 .576/.600
110LS

The converter is a 9.5" has about 3000stall
Gears= 3.89:1 with 28x13 MT street ET's

By the way that time was with 93octane with the full exhaust.
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Old 03-28-2005, 09:15 AM
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I am fairly certain the cam was holding your upper RPM power down. That new cam is REALLY going to wake it up, HANG ON!! Everything else looks perfect.

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I like it COOL RIDE!!!!!!
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Old 03-28-2005, 06:28 PM
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That is awesome!

yea what he said...

Thats amazing brainsboy, it's certainly unique.
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Old 03-28-2005, 07:55 PM
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Kisck ***** ride, Brains! If you can, post a pic of your next run with the new cam in it, especially the wheelstand. Seeing something that short stand up would look way cool!
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Samurai with V8

I was asking around and was directed to this article. My question was does anyone know what radiator would fit and cool a Chevy v8 in my Samurai. Ive been working on mine for about 4 years. I drove it for about four months til hot weather came and it ran about 210 so I thought that I might hurt the new 350 so I parked it. Someone came along and I sold it cheap. He blew the motor up and sold it back to me. So now Im redoing it. I just dropped a rebuilt 305 Chevy in it and turbo 350. Pretty stock except 280 Comp cam and Torker 2 intake. I had a radiator from a Volvo modified to fit the first engine and ran on 180 all the time then I lost a hose it ran hot and from there on it would get around 210 so I dont know what was causing it but got disgusted and sold it. If someone is interested in it I will sell it when complete for $2000 . It has alot of features : Camarro console floor shift , S10 rear ( A 9 inch Ford from an old Bronco would be ideal ) perfect body. thanks , Mike
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Ben,

Very impressive hot rod...in every way.

A couple questions on the rear mount radiator. Did you mount it vertical, horizontal, or at an angle? What do you use to transfer the coolant to and from from the engine compartment? How do you intend to fabricate your air dam? Any other tips on doing a rear mount?

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Oops, Sorry Ben. I just did a search and I already asked you these questions a couple months ago and you gave great answers. So you can disregard the mounting inquiry. However, the stuff about being an awesome ride still holds.

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Musky, From what I have been told on a normal V8-samurai conversion is that you can keep it cool pretty easy. The trick is too block off the left and right side of the radiator so the air cant go around the rad.


ok just deleted that part then

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