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Old November 14th, 2017, 09:57
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New member here figured I'd share my Jeep I just got done installing an lm7 in

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Old November 14th, 2017, 11:33
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4.0 coming out

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Old November 14th, 2017, 11:36
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Engine getting prepped for install

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Old November 14th, 2017, 11:38
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Novak headers, Novak slave retrofit, Novak ax15 to Chevy bell adapter, Novak motor mounts

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Old November 14th, 2017, 11:41
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Initial install and wiring nightmare, Novak radiator

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Old November 14th, 2017, 11:44
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Exhaust system getting built and a couple mufflers I can quickly interchange with the whole system using v bands

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Old November 14th, 2017, 11:49
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Wiring all wrapped up and Dakota digital vss interface to convert the Chrysler speed signal to 128k ppm LS compatible

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Old November 14th, 2017, 16:27
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good luck with the swap. this engine will make you many smiles while driving
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Old November 14th, 2017, 21:54
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What did you do to get the engine so low....most swaps I see have to cut the hood
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What did you do to get the engine so low....most swaps I see have to cut the hood
you have to use LS1 style intake, truck intake is too tall

sm465np205 - I want to see the first ride video with the manual trans

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Old November 15th, 2017, 01:33
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manual trans & stock axles.......
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Old November 15th, 2017, 06:04
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Yeah I'll have to rig the GoPro up on it. Been driving it now for a couple weeks. The thing is an absolute rocket ship and it's not even tuned yet. 4.10s and 35s. Could not be happier that I was able to keep my trans

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Old November 15th, 2017, 06:16
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To stay under the hood you need a car intake as mentioned and the Corvette accessory drive. The F body drive puts the alternator in interference with the steering gear. I bought the Vette water pump new, used Pontiac G8 balancer (same belt spacing as a Vette), and a Holley alternator/power steering bracket which is a copy of the factory bracket. What's cool is the Vette drive takes a type 2 power steering pump, not a Saginaw like the truck drive. I was able to slightly modify the WJ v8 pump I had on the 4.0 and use it on this bracket. Currently has a 105 amp alternator but the optional 140 amp unit bolts right up

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Old November 15th, 2017, 06:38
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Subscribed! Nice work. Ill be starting a similar swap soon. I have a pristine rust free 2000 2 door, complete 2002 Tahoe donating the engine, SM465, 203/205 doubler, and a D70/D60 combo to swap in. You have already given me some insight to figure out some of the challenges.
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