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Old 02-22-2016, 06:00 PM
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Link please. I *HATE* the stock mirrors. That setup looks great.

I think he's on here, but I know he's on FSJ. Here you go...

http://www.fsjnetwork.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=6327&p=110103&hilit=billet#p1 10103
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Old 07-03-2017, 08:37 AM
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Had my first real breakdown, and it had nothing to do with the engine swap!

The wife and I were headed out to do some shopping the other day when I heard some rather disconcerting noises. Slowly drove back home and began to investigate.

You're not going to believe this...

Pulled the rear differential cover and found bolts mixed in with the gear oil. Some were bent, others were broken, but they were bolts! As it turns out, they were ring gear bolts!

Thank God, none ended up between the ring and pinion, but the fact remains that several ring gear bolts had backed out and made contact with the housing, or got pinched between the housing and the carrier.

Now, I haven't opened the differential since I purchased the thing, much less pulled a ring gear bolt. My guess is that some previous owner/mechanic worked on the rear and didn't use Loctite and/or failed to clean the ring gear threads properly before installing the bolts.

The thing is, however, I've put nearly 50,000 miles on the Jeep since buying it, including trips to New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, and Maryland. Can you imagine what would have happened if, out on the highway, a bolt made its way between the ring and pinion!

Fortunately, there are only a couple of small chips on the trailing edge of the ring gear. The rear is still quiet, and so the chances of anything bad happening are very slim. I have a Dana 60 to swap in, and plan on doing so later this year.

Whew, dodged that bullet!
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Old 07-05-2017, 12:41 PM
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Wow, I'll say you dodged a bullet. I can't imagine what would have happened if that got stuck into the ring gear at speed....

I want to tell you what an incredible job you did on that jeep. I just love the upgrades that make it so much more drive-able. I love modern updates to old cars.

I wonder if you happened to notice any decrease in fuel consumption with your drive train swap?
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Old 07-05-2017, 04:41 PM
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Wow, I'll say you dodged a bullet. I can't imagine what would have happened if that got stuck into the ring gear at speed....

I want to tell you what an incredible job you did on that jeep. I just love the upgrades that make it so much more drive-able. I love modern updates to old cars.

I wonder if you happened to notice any decrease in fuel consumption with your drive train swap?

Are you asking how the new engine/transmission affected the mileage, or the NP242-D60 rear swap?

The engine swap significantly increased both horsepower and fuel mileage. On flat highway with the cruise set, I get 18-20 mpg. On our trip to Ohio and back a few weeks ago (to pick up a new-to-me motorcycle), I averaged about 15 mpg (pulling a trailer through the mountains of TN and KY.

I haven't yet done the 242/D60 swap.
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Old 07-06-2017, 07:26 AM
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Wow, that's really significant! Most folks I've asked on this forum say there is really no change in mileage with the drive train swap because of aerodynamics.
I figured it had to make a big difference. I've been interested in that swap, obviously there would be a big power boost, but it didn't seem like it was worth doing if there was no increase in gas mileage.

In any case, great build and thanks for the input, I'm sure there are many folks out there on the edge of the swap and would love to hear your results. It might dispel some myths as well.

Thanks,
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Old 07-06-2017, 07:28 AM
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When do you plan on adding the turbo coupe seats and exterior mods?
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Old 07-07-2017, 06:30 AM
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When do you plan on adding the turbo coupe seats and exterior mods?


Have a few events to go before I can finish the thing. We are in the process of selling our house, buying another, moving, etc. The new house has a bigger garage (yea!) but it needs some overhauling before I can start working in it. I'll also need to build a storage shed for lawn equipment and such, and another for parts storage. Then I have to put a new stereo into my wife's Z (she's been without for over a year). After all that is done, the Jeep gets finished.
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Old 07-07-2017, 03:47 PM
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Bill, I just realized the connection! ha

I have read your build thread several times, but this time I saw your Dad and thought he looked familiar... then I saw the Impala and I instantly knew the connection.

Here's a few photos I took of the Impala!



Here are all of the photos I took at the car show: http://www.myjeepandme.com/2017-nc-i...ssics-display/

Keep up the good work on the Jeep!

Regards,
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Old 07-08-2017, 03:14 PM
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Bill, I just realized the connection! ha

I have read your build thread several times, but this time I saw your Dad and thought he looked familiar... then I saw the Impala and I instantly knew the connection.

Keep up the good work on the Jeep!

Regards,
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Bill, I noticed many of your photos starting on page 2-3 are not displaying. Not sure if a host changed or what. If you want me to host them for you I can. How's the Jeep doing today?
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Old 12-08-2018, 07:22 PM
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Bill, I noticed many of your photos starting on page 2-3 are not displaying. Not sure if a host changed or what. If you want me to host them for you I can. How's the Jeep doing today?

Hmmm... I'll have to look into that.

The Jeep runs like a top. It's made may trips to Albuquerque and back (to the Knoxville, TN area), as well as dozens of trips back and forth to my folks (in Youngsville).


At this point, it needs a bit of work (suspension), and I need to finish the "build" (body/paint/interior).

We moved last year, and I've been putting my garage in order. Once that's done, I'll be getting back to the Jeep.

Oh, I should also mention, my dad sold the '56. He still has the '59 though.
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Dorton Arena in Raleigh right?

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Bill, I just realized the connection! ha

I have read your build thread several times, but this time I saw your Dad and thought he looked familiar... then I saw the Impala and I instantly knew the connection.

Here's a few photos I took of the Impala!



Here are all of the photos I took at the car show: http://www.myjeepandme.com/2017-nc-i...ssics-display/

Keep up the good work on the Jeep!

Regards,
Kern
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Old 07-16-2019, 08:26 PM
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Dorton Arena in Raleigh right?

Yup. He's since sold the '56 'vert. Still has the '59, though.
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