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sm465np205
November 14th, 2017, 08:57
New member here figured I'd share my Jeep I just got done installing an lm7 inhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171114/ee41e6db64451f4e2f3df0f1a04e4650.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171114/23236aa3af9c0cbc731f9ca0bac43357.jpg

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sm465np205
November 14th, 2017, 10:33
4.0 coming outhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171114/1005b6bd559d401835d5e70729f2f7f9.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171114/f175b1f0768d2db8ee4b0145e00551fd.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171114/124bb8f3d6d654e57252d40937036877.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171114/0f31d1296fd44fe2cd4420b547f47950.jpg

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sm465np205
November 14th, 2017, 10:36
Engine getting prepped for installhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171114/5b3f18797c8559f0794b3aae17b4cb1c.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171114/8a9a4aba6d1c3616db6755507df9bd8a.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171114/c790a69f3172b7ab2490a130234d63c0.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171114/8e85b7def6bb3057f2839cd4f84a1e76.jpg

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sm465np205
November 14th, 2017, 10:38
Novak headers, Novak slave retrofit, Novak ax15 to Chevy bell adapter, Novak motor mountshttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171114/615e86656db75c174d97a02041c5b3eb.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171114/66340b030d133508c2d42f29eebdd108.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171114/0035dba73e4d0e537aa9ab77e7c7e0e5.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171114/e583df4a63506a8515f4b8d2878ceb63.jpg

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sm465np205
November 14th, 2017, 10:41
Initial install and wiring nightmare, Novak radiatorhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171114/6270d6cf9a482376e2f6b6afa74355fa.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171114/71724b822b9bfc24daebeb21a06c954b.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171114/0830052fe5dab1f0064e4daf56dc9f8c.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171114/984079d98424a01fa4bc8b25722e0ae9.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171114/684cda28c7644451d070d7f3eb1ec728.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171114/b020eb26040942858cba53b1a017dd94.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171114/87d4a54c17c6f508134daf510a658364.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171114/bb3e997a1582eabc8411f7e9ef04b276.jpg

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sm465np205
November 14th, 2017, 10:44
Exhaust system getting built and a couple mufflers I can quickly interchange with the whole system using v bandshttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171114/30809b82fe05132e5aaa05ac5e5bd752.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171114/93f6c7a59635eb4eb33236e720dfe6d3.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171114/a81774281362de12cb18e59070145269.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171114/52b755fccc23f87b2d3a6e66277c061f.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171114/4a47ab7fb3510dc96a4e6575b6a3c5d3.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171114/80013e5b0775617a66ef5e8ead7de095.jpg

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sm465np205
November 14th, 2017, 10:49
Wiring all wrapped up and Dakota digital vss interface to convert the Chrysler speed signal to 128k ppm LS compatiblehttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171114/caf782aaba50b4a86b9b16822dd362ba.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171114/12794167612f1995326852a017fb7b6d.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171114/0ce26a471ec5bfd3320167c63993f039.jpg

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indian
November 14th, 2017, 15:27
good luck with the swap. this engine will make you many smiles while driving :thumbup:

clydefrog
November 14th, 2017, 20:54
Lookin' good!

TRCM
November 14th, 2017, 23:10
What did you do to get the engine so low....most swaps I see have to cut the hood

indian
November 14th, 2017, 23:34
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 :wierd:

TRCM
November 15th, 2017, 00:33
manual trans & stock axles.......

sm465np205
November 15th, 2017, 05:04
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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sm465np205
November 15th, 2017, 05:16
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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Vintage Smoke
November 15th, 2017, 05:38
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.

sm465np205
November 15th, 2017, 06:06
Couple pics of the shit box itself. Home made bumpers, full unibody stiffeners, 100% new custom floor pans, Dakota bastard pack rear, front stock coil ACOS, iron man short arms, Durango box ZJ tie rod, 231 SYE with a Novak cable shifter, ARB on board air, crappy 27 spline 8.25 with a limited slip and open hp30. Fun little mild built Jeephttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171115/b6b668a602b55654759413863628bdd5.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171115/fda359ca932d70ca07d42c399ae53bed.jpg

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Boostwerks.com
November 15th, 2017, 11:48
This thing is sick biscuits. Good job dude.

TRCM
November 15th, 2017, 20:54
I'm about fed up with the trans in mine.....if it needs much more money to fix (rebuild 2 yrs & 9k miles ago, and now it's doing the same thing again, plus the torque converter appears to have crapped out).I['ll be going to a V8 as well.

Already located a LS 6.0, 4L80E, and NP231 with all wiring & computers to use as a donor

Vintage Smoke
November 16th, 2017, 05:06
I'm about fed up with the trans in mine.....if it needs much more money to fix (rebuild 2 yrs & 9k miles ago, and now it's doing the same thing again, plus the torque converter appears to have crapped out).I['ll be going to a V8 as well.

Already located a LS 6.0, 4L80E, and NP231 with all wiring & computers to use as a donor

I dont think the NP231 ever came behind the 6.0/4l80E unless someone converted it. In that case you may want to consider an upgrade to a stronger case. At the very least beefing up the 231.

indian
November 16th, 2017, 05:39
I dont think the NP231 ever came behind the 6.0/4l80E unless someone converted it. In that case you may want to consider an upgrade to a stronger case. At the very least beefing up the 231.

the GM transfer cases use 6 bolt pattern but it is not the same pattern like Jeep TC. You just need a adapter and other input shaft to match the Jeep TC to GM trans. I and some guys from here use the NP231J behind 4L60E without problems.

I would suggest beefing the NP231 (6 planetery gears, thicker chain) or use the GM NP231C (has already thicker chainh..) or NV241 TC.

I switched the input shaft from NV246 (originaly behind 4L60) and the planetary set
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Vintage Smoke
November 16th, 2017, 06:32
the GM transfer cases use 6 bolt pattern but it is not the same pattern like Jeep TC. You just need a adapter and other input shaft to match the Jeep TC to GM trans. I and some guys from here use the NP231J behind 4L60E without problems.

I would suggest beefing the NP231 (6 planetery gears, thicker chain) or use the GM NP231C (has already thicker chainh..) or NV241 TC.

I switched the input shaft from NV246 (originaly behind 4L60) and the planetary set
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Its not what trans its behind....its the 6.0 which is a seriously torquey motor. Driven cautiously the 231 will be fine. With the upgraded planetary, chain, etc, it will be better, but in my opinion whats the sense of going big on the motor if every time you hammer down you are worried about the weak link which is the transfer case. Axles can always be upgraded later as money allows or if you break them without disturbing the rest of the drivetrain, but since the transfer case requires custom adapters, mounts, cross members, upgraded parts, shift linkages, etc to install why not start with a stronger case the first time and do it once? Again...just my opinion. Everyone's needs, budget, expectations, etc will vary.

sm465np205
November 16th, 2017, 06:38
I think they're tougher than some give them credit for. I've seen a few 231 failures but it was always a result from an impact from a rock or stump or the like. I rebuilt mine but never upgraded the planetaries or chain I guess I'll see how long it holds up. Ultimately I'd like to run a flipped 300

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clydefrog
November 16th, 2017, 08:45
I think they're tougher than some give them credit for.
23k miles on mine mated to my 5.3 with 4l60e. Zero issues, only running 3 planetary gears. I am pretty, actually extremely rough on it. WOT on accel pretty much anytime I can. I do have a slip eliminator kit on it, thats pretty much it.

TRCM
November 16th, 2017, 20:52
I dont think the NP231 ever came behind the 6.0/4l80E unless someone converted it. In that case you may want to consider an upgrade to a stronger case. At the very least beefing up the 231.

it's the chevy version....so NP231C