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Old 08-09-2013, 11:54 AM
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Make sure you study driveshaft angles and how they work before setting the engine position. I didn't understand that when i did my swap and had to redo things.
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Old 08-09-2013, 07:58 PM
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I have no doubt there are better engine/tranny/tcase combos out there than what I'm going to be running. I appreciate the suggestion!
No worries. My two biggest regrets with my 60 build was using a carbed SBC rather than TBI. And using a ranger overdrive/stock 4 speed rather than a TH700r4.

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Make sure you study driveshaft angles and how they work before setting the engine position. I didn't understand that when i did my swap and had to redo things.
Definitely remember this.



The exhaust is another thing to have pretty well thought out before deciding on engine location. I crossed under my oil pan on the 60 to work it into a single exit. We did not get the cross pipe close enough and the diff would just touch it even with a 2" lift. My 40 had dual dumping out the sides. Clearances were good but the side pipes were loud.
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Old 08-11-2013, 04:14 PM
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I'll be running a pair of Ram Horn exhaust manifolds each with a center dump. I've already got a cross pipe and will be running it under the oil pan and probably dumping it out behind the rear tire somewhere. I've got a 4" lift which should give me a little flexibility.
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I've got a 4" lift which should give me a little flexibility.
don't forget to lower bump stops if needed. also think about lateral movement of the axle. I found that at least on my rig (heavy 60) the axle can move back and for the laterally 4" or more. First time I set it up I learned that after a week in Utah blasting around the desert. It took an oil level sensor out.

Also, not knowing your experience level (you probably know this stuff already, but mine ain't high) this may help. Roger Brown does a great job of explaining Driveline angles.

http://www.4crawler.com/4x4/CheapTri...l#Measurements
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Good info, I hadn't come across Roger's info yet. thx
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