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

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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

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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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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:

 

-Bill

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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:

 

-Bill

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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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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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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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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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Any bets on the dual ranges life expectancy?

 

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

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