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  1. Well if weight isn't an issue, I am partial to a mopper 318 build. They, in my opinion, can easily hit that hp mark, but then I'm stuck with trying to find a t/c and trans, has anyone done a 318 swap recently?
  2. It sounds so tempting, as the LS came at about 350 out of the box, but I'm also limited on budget. I wanted to go the carburetion route due to not wanting to use a computer (ie. Pay for a computer and a Painless kit ) and I know the carb manifolds for the LS engines run pretty high. I was wondering what other v6 engine would be suitable for this build? I like the 4.3, but a 90° v6 requires some "creative persuasion" to fit in an MJ bay.
  3. I agree to the LS swap idea, I'm just not trying to add too much weight to the engine bay, so I can stick close to stock suspension setups. I do like the chevy t/c idea, but still wondering what I should run as a front axle that would match the rear axle and make sense
  4. Alright guys. I'be done very little research, and I'm lost in the specifice and can't really get a build sheet together for this poor MJ. I've got an 86, command trac, 2.5L 4 speed. The engine has been rebuilt twice, odo shows 400xxx. I want a 4.3l 262. I know that's probably an awful idea, but I've got a lot of parts already for it, but if there's a better solution, I'm up for it. I want to run about 350hp, and I had a few ideas (sm465 with stock np207 followed by a dana 44). I just want to make sure I'm not getting into a turd fest with this kind of build
  5. Testing the sensors, I've been through 6 so far, kinda getting tired of crawling under there and getting rust in the eyes😅 but I was wondering if there was something else wrong. I've cleaned the mounting surface for the sensor, and verified tester connection, but have not gotten a sensor to even register ANY amps. Ohms test is spot on, for all sensors, but like Cruiser mentioned, the ohms aren't definitive.
  6. Yes, my bad, but I don't see the ckp on that diagram, unless they are referring to it as the engine speed sensor?
  7. Alright guys, after putting this off for months, I decided that I should maybe try again. I've done my digging in the wires and wire C213, which is the timing input to the ICM, is not receiving any power, cranking or not. I was wondering if the PCM is the issue or if there was something else that could be preventing the PCM from putting out the power. The PCM has been replaced prior, as there is a reman sticker on it.
  8. That makes sense, it looks like the previous owner put in an oil pressure gauge, and had the line run directly into the sending unit's spot.
  9. All spades are filled on the relay, and this wire is in the loom going the other direction. It comes from what I assume is C103_B. Haven't tested for fuel yet, have to drive into town and grab some so I can test that
  10. That was one of the first things that I checked, and, even finding that it looked okay, still replaced it under warranty (because that's what having friends at a parts store can do, apparently), and I still don't have spark. Good grounds, new coil, tested module, and confirmed good wires via ohming them out. And the two pin connector is depinned on the "a" side.
  11. Okay, that explains a few of the connectors, but there's one, by the ignition module, and I don't know if it is supposed to connect to the male spade terminal on the coil or if it is an unused connector like some of the others. I've tried attaining spark with and without this wire connected to the coil, and have had no luck.
  12. I recently picked up an 86 Renix 2.5 TBI MJ from a local farmers, who said he couldn't get it to run right. Almost instantly, I noticed that there were a few connectors not connected to anything, a lot of butt connectors, and that Haynes/Chilton made a terrible diagram for this specific engine. I was wondering if anybody had any pictures of the wiring/ could help to ID some of these stragglers.
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