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#51 Pooparu

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 12:53 PM

Working on getting a baja style tailgate built for it. I'll post some photos up after I get that installed.

#52 Pooparu

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:18 AM

Bill and I just dropped this little baby into the BRAT:

 

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Its a 3.9 XT6 R&P, RX gear set, 1.59:1 low range gears in an RX case with FT4WD and diff lock. It pretty much rocks :headbang:


Edited by Pooparu, 14 July 2013 - 09:15 PM.


#53 Pooparu

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 05:03 PM

The only thing that kind of sucks about installing the transmission is that we had to kill the smoke stacks for now. I'll have to build them again later.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 08:28 PM

The only thing that kind of sucks about installing the transmission is that we had to kill the smoke stacks for now. I'll have to build them again later.


Yeah, that part sucked, but after 24 hours of continuous working, it was just :banghead: when the pipes hit the tailsection. Never even considered the FT4WD tailhousing wouldn't hit the pipes...

Great lessons learned from this project though :burnout:

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#55 Pooparu

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 07:56 PM

Yes indeed. That was one long messed up build. I was talking out loud to nobody on my ride home. I was super loopy.:rolleyes:


Yeah, that part sucked, but after 24 hours of continuous working, it was just :banghead: when the pipes hit the tailsection. Never even considered the FT4WD tailhousing wouldn't hit the pipes...

Great lessons learned from this project though :burnout:

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 04:31 PM

Installing a frankenmotor (EJ25 block with EJ22 heads) with delta cams & I'm adding some power steering too. This should be fun.

 

 

Good-bye good old EA81 (over 300,000 miles and going strong).

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Some of the many parts needed for the swap

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EJ25D block

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Rebuilt EJ power steering unit.

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Fresh EJ22 single port heads with Delta Cams installed

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ARP head studs

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Super dirty EA power steering stuff

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More photos and updates to come very soon.


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#57 Pooparu

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 08:57 PM

Bump for photos added.



#58 Pooparu

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 09:06 PM

Some other ramdom photos of the BRAT.

 

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 02:02 AM

Will you be selling the power-steering setup?



#60 Pooparu

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 02:05 AM

No, I'm going to clean it up and install it into my BRAT.

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 02:40 AM

Ahh, I thought you pulled it from your Brat. I figured that's why it was dirty B)



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Posted 29 July 2013 - 09:33 PM

Interesting roadblock today. I'm using ARP head studs for my build and here's what happened:

 

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Too darn short. Anyone ran into this before?



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Posted 29 July 2013 - 09:52 PM

Sooooo.... from what I can tell there is a difference in length on head bolts on the EJ DOHC & the EJ SOHC heads. I have head bolts for the DOHC heads and since the EJ22 uses a SOHC head you need to get longer head bolts. :wacko:



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Posted 29 July 2013 - 10:00 PM

Bummer about the studs! Nothing like a fun little snag when you are all amped.

With that setup and cams what are ya thinking for output? 220ish?

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 10:08 PM

Hoping for at least 190 - 205 range (crank)



#66 Pooparu

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 10:13 PM

Some video of my BRAT at last years WCSS

 



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Posted 31 July 2013 - 11:21 AM

Right on!  WCSS seems like a killer time.



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Posted 31 July 2013 - 08:07 PM

Gotta love the Loyale Wagon running over (and getting stuck on?) the Celebrity.

 

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#69 Pooparu

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 11:29 PM

Got the block cleaned up and the heads put on today.

 

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#70 Pooparu

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 08:32 PM

Got the power steering in today.

 

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 09:12 PM

Any bets on the dual ranges life expectancy?

 

I will say he takes it off pavement twice before it pukes.


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#72 Pooparu

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 09:36 PM

We'll see.

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 01:18 PM

Just picked this up for the frankenmotor. It's a water cooled oil cooler.

 

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#74 Pooparu

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 01:19 PM

Frankenmotor complete.

 

 

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 08:39 PM

Did you get a different (longer) set of ARP studs and if so what is the part number? Thanks!






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