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Old January 14th, 2022, 11:01
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More or less bolt in. May have to trim the trans mount a bit, though I'm using the SFR mount so maybe not. Gotta change the yokes to 1310's, and I went ahead and bought Novak's cable shifter as well.

Front shaft should work no problem, may need to adjust the length on the rear, but I'm gonna see how it looks when it arrives first.
I did that swap on my 99 in 2020. I used the SFR mount, too. You don't actually have to trim the mount, but rather the plate that has the exhaust hangar attached to it. It's real easy, just have to notch it a bit.

I used JB Coversions 1310 yokes. He has them especially for the 241OR.

I also used the Novak cable shifter. Honestly, that gave me the biggest trouble to get it working the way I wanted. The throw on the 241 is longer than on a 231/242. I modified the TC shifter and also the bracket that bolts to the TC. I welded on an extra support bracket to stiffin it up. It would move too much when operating the shifter. I found it didn't work as well for an XJ as it could.
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Old January 14th, 2022, 14:17
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I did that swap on my 99 in 2020. I used the SFR mount, too. You don't actually have to trim the mount, but rather the plate that has the exhaust hangar attached to it. It's real easy, just have to notch it a bit.

I used JB Coversions 1310 yokes. He has them especially for the 241OR.

I also used the Novak cable shifter. Honestly, that gave me the biggest trouble to get it working the way I wanted. The throw on the 241 is longer than on a 231/242. I modified the TC shifter and also the bracket that bolts to the TC. I welded on an extra support bracket to stiffin it up. It would move too much when operating the shifter. I found it didn't work as well for an XJ as it could.
Thanks for the heads up. May reach out once I get going on the install.
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Old January 14th, 2022, 17:30
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Thanks for the heads up. May reach out once I get going on the install.
Happy to help out. I can take some pics if you need, too.

I also forgot about the VSS plug and the shifter indicator switch. I had to change those, too. I can look up the part numbers if you don't have them.
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Old January 16th, 2022, 14:23
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Case arrived today, looks like it’s in good shape. The rotator plate/shift tab is missing though. Trying to find one online has been tough so far.
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Old January 18th, 2022, 18:09
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That’s great, John! Looking forward to hearing more about the install. We’re you able to find it locally? Reasonably priced? I had come across a couple for sale, but they seemed a bit steep.
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Old January 19th, 2022, 06:40
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That’s great, John! Looking forward to hearing more about the install. We’re you able to find it locally? Reasonably priced? I had come across a couple for sale, but they seemed a bit steep.
I bought it off ebay. They are pretty steep at this point. Most seem to be in the $2500-$3k range, which puts them on par with an Atlas. The JK ones are cheaper, usually around $1500, but they're missing the speedometer equipment as thats handled by the ABS equipment on the axles. So you can't use one in an XJ.

The only problem with the Atlas is its a 5+ month wait to get one.

I made an offer and got this one for $2k.
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Old January 19th, 2022, 08:51
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Good snag! I was wondering why they seem to be going for comparable money to an Atlas. 5+ month lead time makes sense.
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Old January 23rd, 2022, 14:26
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Started on the t case today

Got the old one halfway out. Having trouble with the last 3 bolts. Don’t remember it being this tricky the last time I pulled a case
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Old January 28th, 2022, 09:43
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Hope you were able to put the stubborn bolts in their place!

I should be getting my XJ back up and running this weekend . Plenty of mods on the to-be-installed shelf, but not having a power steering pump installed is keeping me from driving.
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Old January 31st, 2022, 06:52
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It runs!!!
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Old February 3rd, 2022, 10:39
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New power steering pump is a success, but parts shelf is getting full!

  • Prothane progessive bump stops (F&R)
  • Trans cooler & temp gauge
  • Power steering cooler
  • Rock lights
  • Stinger "upgrade"
  • New headlight harness

My lovely lady will be dress shopping this weekend, so hoping to get some good wrenching/welding time in
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Old February 5th, 2022, 14:21
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Got the 231 out and the cable shifter brackets in.

Gotta figure out the 4wd light socket and the missing bolt for the shift arm on the t case
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Old February 7th, 2022, 06:36
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Awesome! Making good progress!

I got the new stinger installed. BIG improvement! The old one was almost at the roof line, so the new one is definitely more modest.

https://imgur.com/a/wkvbH7V

The complex notches for supporting bars were whooping my ass. Need to get some material and do some practicing.

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Old February 21st, 2022, 08:28
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Got the wiring done for the new sensor, attempted to put the case in Saturday... that went poorly.

Renting a transmission jack Friday and trying again. That 241 is heavy and tough to balance!
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Old February 23rd, 2022, 14:37
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discovered the heated mirrors on my ZJ work, which is nice. what isnt nice is the growing death wobble. will need to investigate that when the weather gets nicer.
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