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Old 12-06-2016, 12:26 PM
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The Lemoore Project

Long story short, I will have to be putting my old Cherokee back into daily driver service. Before I sold my DD Dodge, parked the Jeep, and left for deployment the 360 had a bad lifter tick, was smoking from the left bank exhaust, and my oil pressure had dropped a little bit. My transfer case was also having issues with staying in gear, whining, and leaking like a sieve. So as I am preparing to come home from my 7 month deployment in the Arabian Gulf I am preemptively ordering parts and preparing for a slight refresh before I transfer from the great Pacific Northwest and drive down to Lemoore, CA for the next 3 years.
As for the engine the plan of attack will be to replace the cam/lifters, cam bearings, timing set, oil pump and swap on a set of '71 401 heads I've had laying around from Ristow. The transmission will get new fluid, filter, gaskets, and cooler lines while the transfer case will be treated to a full rebuild.
The rig is in decent shape otherwise. Other things that will be checked are all other fluids, brakes, suspension, and rear axle bearings.

My parts list so far includes:
-Melling MTA-1 camshaft kit (with lifters)
-Melling timing set
-Melling freeze plugs
-Melling oil pump gear set
-King camshaft bearing set
-Edelbrock "Sure Seat" valve springs
-Dorman harmonic balancer
-Fel-Pro gasket set and intake valley pan
-Novak Dana 20 rebuild kit

Pics and write-up are to follow when I get stateside in a couple weeks. I'll sure be busy!
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TH400 - Shift Kit, Deep Pan, Aux Cooler
D20 - Twin Stick'd
F D44 - 3.54, Open
R D44 - 3.54, Lock'd

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Old 12-29-2016, 09:05 AM
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Just got my '71 heads back from being pressure checked and they're both cracked through a water jacket pretty badly. So they're junk. Guess I have to add pistons, rings, and more machine work to my list. On a bright note, all my parts made it!
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1979 Cherokee Golden Eagle - 7" lift, 35x12.5x15
AMC 360 - 4180, TFI, Headers, Dual Exhaust
TH400 - Shift Kit, Deep Pan, Aux Cooler
D20 - Twin Stick'd
F D44 - 3.54, Open
R D44 - 3.54, Lock'd

1984 J10 - Parts
1979 Cherokee Chief - Parts
1979 Cherokee Chief - Parts
1979 Wagoneer - Sold
1981 Cherokee Chief - Cubed
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Old 01-01-2017, 10:52 AM
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Bummer about the heads. I have a set of heads off my 360 here in SoCal if you're interested. Btw, I had a Melling oil pump gear that was bad from the factory. Might want to check yours for flaws.
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Old 01-01-2017, 11:34 AM
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yah,they crack on the corners. i told you that when i gave them to you y'know....
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Old 01-02-2017, 06:03 PM
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yah,they crack on the corners. i told you that when i gave them to you y'know....


yea the problem is that was 6 years ago LOL Jon cant remember what he did last week
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Old 01-02-2017, 06:04 PM
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stop messing around with those little 360's and get a big boy engine jon
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Old 01-03-2017, 08:57 AM
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yah,they crack on the corners. i told you that when i gave them to you y'know....
Yea, I kind of half expected it but was hoping for the best. No worries here.
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1979 Cherokee Golden Eagle - 7" lift, 35x12.5x15
AMC 360 - 4180, TFI, Headers, Dual Exhaust
TH400 - Shift Kit, Deep Pan, Aux Cooler
D20 - Twin Stick'd
F D44 - 3.54, Open
R D44 - 3.54, Lock'd

1984 J10 - Parts
1979 Cherokee Chief - Parts
1979 Cherokee Chief - Parts
1979 Wagoneer - Sold
1981 Cherokee Chief - Cubed
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Old 01-05-2017, 08:05 PM
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Some guys run them that way. CAn of stop leak for good measure. I'd go with pistons and big chamber heads.
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