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Old 12-12-2012, 03:41 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:15 PM   #42 (permalink)
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That's a lot of main bearings.

You could run that at Indianapolis!
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:45 PM   #43 (permalink)
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:37 PM   #44 (permalink)
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That's a lot of main bearings.

You could run that at Indianapolis!
oh MY!!!!!!
that was VERY cool

AK Miller did turbo straight 6 200s back in the day on Falcons and mustangs, he raced his at Pikes Peak!
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:42 PM   #45 (permalink)
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Well it's been a little while since I updated. I finally got a chance to start taking her apart. I got the trans and gas tank out. When I started lowering the trans water came out of the tails haft housing :/ it might be rusted up internally so I might be going back to the 258/5 speed combo idea which wouldn't upset me at all since I wana drive it a lot. Once I start tearing into the trans I'll know for sure. The original 3 speed is tough to find parts for and tough to find a replacement for
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:54 PM   #46 (permalink)
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Love the old American sixes. Something about the exhaust note of an old I6 ... sometimes I think that's why I keep my Cherokee around.

I know you already have a 258 to replace it with, but did you entertain the thought of a 4.0? You'd get more power, torque with a 4.0 HO. I know a few people who have gone with 4.0 engines and electronics out of a ZJ Grand Cherokee.

It'd still be an AMC Engine

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Old 03-18-2013, 01:06 PM   #47 (permalink)
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Yea I have. It would be fairly easy to get one too. But I have collected 2 258s already and I figured to just use one of those.

Yea they have a loveable sound. I'm smitten with the earlier 195.6 sound. Just putts along like a sewing machine
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Here's the 72 gremlin 258, the 5 speed conversion bell housing, flywheel and transmission. The trans is from an 86 mustang v8 world class. My friend was drag racing with it and he went to shift into second and it went boom. I took the tail housing off and top cover and found the 1-2 slider gear internal teeth stripped apart. All I have to get is a replacement gear and rebuild kit. Total around 300 bux
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:48 AM   #49 (permalink)
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there are a few of these that still run around my town!
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:25 AM   #50 (permalink)
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