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  • #31
    The torque values for the engine bolts are usually given in lubed condition (mains and rod bolts). You should be putting at least new rod bolts, if not main bolts, when you reassemble. Buy ARPs and they will come with specific instructions, otherwise it should say in the manual which lubricant to use (oil or moly paste) on the OEM bolts. I really need to get one of those mopar engine books... I think many of the differences are described. When I did my 258, I torqued the mains to the spec in the manual using oil. I used ARP rod bolts and they even came with their own fancy moly paste (it's the same stuff...)
    1986 CJ-7; 4.6L stroker, balanced & blueprinted; 5" lift, 35x1250 MTRs, Poison Spyder Full Width kit,
    My Jeep

    Moab Rocker Knocker Video:shades:

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    • #32
      Are you using stock fuel injectors Chuck? I am thinking of going with some 26 lb/hr LT1 or Accel injectors. That will keep them around 80% duty cycle. The stock 19 lb/hr injectors will probably only be good for about 240 hp before you hit lean run conditions at wide open throttle. I'm assuming your setup will make closer to 250-260 hp, which means you need 260 x 0.5 / (6 x 0.8) = 27 lb/hr. I think you could even go with 30 lb/hr, but I'm not enough of an EFI guru to know what the adverse effects of having a slightly large injector is... Although that would allow for future upgrades like, say, a Hesco aluminum head
      1986 CJ-7; 4.6L stroker, balanced & blueprinted; 5" lift, 35x1250 MTRs, Poison Spyder Full Width kit,
      My Jeep

      Moab Rocker Knocker Video:shades:

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      • #33
        http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...category=33554
        i got my injectors from this guy.. good price, and local pick up. in lakewood see if he has what you need
        >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
        ERIK


        95 yj, locked lifted, and ready to rock!

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        • #34
          Thanks man. I saw those on ebay... the problem with his auctions is they are for V8s so you pay for 8 instead of 6... I found the Jeep injectors on their site here. I'm still not sure if 24 lb/hr is enough...
          Last edited by rick; 05-05-04, 10:00 PM.
          1986 CJ-7; 4.6L stroker, balanced & blueprinted; 5" lift, 35x1250 MTRs, Poison Spyder Full Width kit,
          My Jeep

          Moab Rocker Knocker Video:shades:

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          • #35
            i found a good deal on ebay for a set of 26 lb/hr accel injectors, so i went with those. i felt that 24lb would probably run a little lean (or running too long a duty cycle), 30lb a bit rich. without looking, i bet erik's link is to 5-0 motorsport i bought my stock 19 lb/hr replacement injectors from him (originals were leaky) and had them the next day- they're still running perfectly!

            i've also seen (on ebay) some newer Delphi (GM?) fuel injectors that will supposedly fit bosch-type FI systems. don't know about those for sure- didn't want to be the one to find out that they don't work

            Dino has good tips & tricks about how to fine-tune your flow rate by making an adjustable MAP sensor here: http://www.angelfire.com/my/fan/MAP_adjuster.html

            his main site: http://www.jeep4.0performance.4mg.com/index.html
            Last edited by cbremer; 05-06-04, 01:34 AM.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by rick
              Thanks man. I saw those on ebay... the problem with his auctions is they are for V8s so you pay for 8 instead of 6... I found the Jeep injectors on their site here. I'm still not sure if 24 lb/hr is enough...
              just call, or email him, and he will sell you what you need.
              >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
              ERIK


              95 yj, locked lifted, and ready to rock!

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              • #37
                Yes, he has a good site for stroker info. I think the MAP adjuster setup he made is a little crude, so I am thinking of maybe putting it in a nicer box or something from Radio Shack to keep it a little safer. I'll post pics when I get to that point.
                1986 CJ-7; 4.6L stroker, balanced & blueprinted; 5" lift, 35x1250 MTRs, Poison Spyder Full Width kit,
                My Jeep

                Moab Rocker Knocker Video:shades:

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                • #38
                  I just noticed this thread...
                  I built my own stroker 2.5 years ago.
                  I used the 258 crank and rods, but I had the 258 crank offset ground a bit to help with the quench. I have done a lot of research on this and it is now generally accepted that the quench isnt nearly as important as the compression ratio when trying to control spark knock.
                  That said.. I have always run premium in the stroker, but I noticed that when I was on the east coast I could buy 93 octane premium and it was a lot better mix than the 91 octan california crap. I started to get a little spark knock out here, so I built an adjustable MAP sensor and it eliminated it....though at the cost of some MPG.

                  My stroker is a 97 OBDII stroker though... 24# injectors from the factory.. I'm sure this helps.. I also have the desireable coated pistons from the factory. I had to cut the tab off the distributer and index the distributer a bit for the computer to pick up the signal. I also had to space out the bottom skirt plate thingy with some washers so the bottom of the rods didn't hit.... But my stroker only had 19000 miles on the block when I broke a rod.. I didnt even bore it, and the ONLY changes I made were the crank and rods.( OE pistons)Oh, I have a very low RPM cam in it too.. probably too mild actually, but I have incredible throtle responce.

                  If I was going to build another stroker ( I am going to) I'm gunna deck the block and dish some silvolite pistons with the 258 crank and rods again. I think the 24" injectors are enough for a rock crawling stroker with a mild cam.. If I were turning serious RPM I'd get bigger, but I think that the piston speed in a stroker is too high to expect the engine to last at redline all the time.
                  The only thing I really dont like is using the stock rods. I have broken 2 connecting rods. If I were gunna spend $$$ on aftermarket internals I'd buy rods first.

                  my stroker runs very very strong.. I really notice it when I get into my wifes 2000 tj and drive her 4.0.. I have so much more power than she does. Before the MAP sensor, I got about the same milage as before I stroked it. My stroker has 11000 miles on it, and many many of those miles are wheeling and/or idling at 2800 rpm running the OBA or welder.
                  It's not what you have. it's what you do with what you have.

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                  • #39
                    If you didn't dish the pistons and you used 258 rods, isn't the compression ratio approaching 9.7:1? Maybe this higher compression is part of the rod failure? I guess that kind of increase should not cause a rod to fail, but maybe related? Did you have detonation problems?
                    1986 CJ-7; 4.6L stroker, balanced & blueprinted; 5" lift, 35x1250 MTRs, Poison Spyder Full Width kit,
                    My Jeep

                    Moab Rocker Knocker Video:shades:

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                    • #40
                      I broke the rod when the engine was stock. I have not had any problems since I built the stroker.
                      CR is about 9.6/1 or so... not really that bad.

                      as to detonation problems... um.. I talked about that in the previuos post...
                      It's not what you have. it's what you do with what you have.

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                      • #41
                        Duh, sorry... I guess I was in a hurry when I replied. Hmmmm, stock and broken rod? That beats the heck outta me. I have never heard of broken rods in either the 4.0 or 258. There's a first for everything...
                        1986 CJ-7; 4.6L stroker, balanced & blueprinted; 5" lift, 35x1250 MTRs, Poison Spyder Full Width kit,
                        My Jeep

                        Moab Rocker Knocker Video:shades:

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                        • #42
                          thats actually the 4th one I have seen, and every time it was the number 6.
                          It's not what you have. it's what you do with what you have.

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                          • #43
                            I just read this thread and wanted to comment on the machining issue.When a block is align bored the main caps are removed and the bottoms cut on a cap grinder.They are reinstalled on the block and it is then machined to factory OEm specs.This actually moves the crank up in the block slightly but that is how it is done.
                            Like wise when a rod is rebuilt the bolts are removed,the cap and rod shaved and bolted back together(preferably with new bolts).The hole is now smaller and obviously out of round.It is then honed to the correct diameter and checked for size and roundness.This process actually slightly shortens each rod.
                            Just adding my 2 cents...
                            "Good Girls and Dirty Jeeps" a song by Opal Justice http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xRtRE45OVQ

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                            • #44
                              thanks! you learn something new every day

                              as a small update- i've got the bottom end done (just have to make a little clearance for the oil pump and bolt on the oil pan) and i'm almost done with the long, painful process of porting the head and intake. not so much to enlarge, but more along the lines of port matching, at least on the intake. the exhaust is getting opened up a bit to take advantage of the header

                              with any luck... another 4 to 6 weeks just because i'm a lazy bastid

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                              • #45
                                Sounds Good!My son and I are going to rebuild the '82 258 in his '89 YJ(he now wants to paint it AMC blue..LOL).It's going to be a basic rebuild with a 4.0 head on it.
                                Keep this thread going we want to see your finished product!
                                "Good Girls and Dirty Jeeps" a song by Opal Justice http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xRtRE45OVQ

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