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Old 04-23-2019
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You will like the kit from Russ.
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Aw man, but heck yea too!
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Thanks all! Just got the donor engine from a 1998 with 160 000 miles on it.

Getting ready to strip it and send of some of the cosmetic stuff to get media blasted and ceramic coated. Once I get the final word from Russ the sub assembly will be off to the machine shop to get cleaned and honed

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Wow I-17 can be tough on our jeeps..
Excited to see how everything turns out in the end.
Best of luck AA!!
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The engine rebuild has started to take some shape! I was hoping to have everything buttoned up before months end but unfortunately I was waiting for my 258 crankshaft which was difficult to find! I eventually got a custom one from Scat and it was balanced and micro polished by Russ Pottenger. Once I get back from my travels, it should be a straight forward assembly! I was originally planning on doing a 4.2 Stroker, which utilized a 232 crankshaft and boring the cylinder .060”, but since I was upgrading to forged piston rods it made sense to run the 258 crankshaft and a .030” bore which puts it at 4.6
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Nice goodies.
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You will like the extra grunt.
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Have you thought about ceramic coating your header? Motor's going to look great when it's all back together!
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Nice goodies.
Thanks George!
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You will like the extra grunt.
Yes I definitely think it was a step in the right direction, thanks for your advise earlier!
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Have you thought about ceramic coating your header? Motor's going to look great when it's all back together!
I was thinking that since it was mandrel bent stainless steel it wasn’t necessary, but I might reconsider my thoughts!
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Some more shots

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