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Ivoidwarranties

Whippled 405 Jeep Srt8

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When I got the short block, it came on an engine cradle for shipping.  It was nice enough that we threw some castors on it and used it to store the engine for a few months.  We have an engine stand but we like how low this sits and how the engine is supported compared to the engine stand.  The cradle has served us well and it was time to modify it a little bit.  It worked great for shipping but it was a little crooked, tilted to one side and leaned forward.  In general, it just wasn't square. 

 

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So my dad and I cut it up and added some additional bracing.

 

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Some of the tools we have hidden around the garage.

 

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Squared up and test fitted.

 

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Then I welded it back up.

 

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Painted up and ready for the Hemi.

 

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The engine now sits straight and as an added bonus we can hang headers on the engine as well.

 

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Money shots to come in the future.

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I’ve moved on to cleaning up some wiring inside the engine bay.

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Here’s how level the engine sits on the new stand.

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We started to dress the engine.  All the sensors are installed.  The headers and the valve covers were thrown on for pictures.

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All that gorgeous work and you put stock valve covers on??!! Shame on you ya slacker. :P

 

I stuck with stock for a couple reasons.  One, after everything is installed, the valve covers are almost completely hidden.  And "B", the cost of the other options is outrageous.  Might revisit this if I need to vent the valve covers.  I need help with this.

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And "B", the cost of the other options is outrageous.  Might revisit this if I need to vent the valve covers.

I understand this, I had a set of 3gkustomz 1/2 covers and hated them, never even painted them, just resold them

 

Was looking at the a2speed covers myself but can't drop almost $400 on them from only the limited pics I have seen, maybe once I see a good pic of them installed I will decide they are worth the $$

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Decided to paint the valve cover fasteners.

 

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We’ve been doing some research on 8 rib pulley systems.  I really want to upgrade but it all hinges on the A/C pulley and water pump pulley which I need help with.

 

Here’s the difference between the idlers.

 

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The 6 rib idlers came with a three step spacer for the pulleys.

 

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If I ever get a chance to run the 8 rib setup, the idlers require 0.130” more on the spacer to make them line up correctly.  I had a machinist friend at work turn a couple new spacers for me.

 

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I understand this, I had a set of 3gkustomz 1/2 covers and hated them, never even painted them, just resold them

 

Was looking at the a2speed covers myself but can't drop almost $400 on them from only the limited pics I have seen, maybe once I see a good pic of them installed I will decide they are worth the $$

shit dude. I have them on my car. I wish you said something I woulda had you come to my house

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