Name Is Joe From Norcal Near Sacramento Area

Discussion in 'introduce yourself' started by ct227gt, Dec 16, 2020.

  1. ct227gt

    ct227gt New Member

    Hi All,
    Registered here about 6 months ago but finally introducing myself now that I have made some good progress on my project. Long story short, I wrecked my dad's L99 v8 swapped CJ7 almost 20 years ago. Now I've finally got the chance to rebuild it for him. Jeep was BAR approved and everything. I am a little limited to what I can do because of smog. However, as luck would have it, the BAR misidentified the engine as a 5.7L LT1, so you can guess what's going in there now. Looking for all the info I can get on the LT1.

    I have a love-hate relationship with this site. Haha. Flat out amazing amount of information, but sometimes I end up more confused than when I started after reading through all the links.

    I have 3 automotive bucket list items. Rebuild an engine from the ground up, rebuild a manual transmission, and tune a fuel injected engine. I plan to tick all 3 of those with this project. It's a lot more fun when it's not your dd.

    Pics of the project attached.

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  2. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

    Last edited: Dec 16, 2020
  3. Indycars

    Indycars Administrator Staff Member

    Welcome to the forum from Oklahoma !
  4. ct227gt

    ct227gt New Member

    Perhaps my favorite part of it so far. I had the whole thing apart in a few weekends. Thanks for the link. Will get to work researching the engine build. Plan is a mild build. Stock internals, low rpm, torquey cam with 1.6 roller rockers and springs. Gasket port match and polish. All the breathing supporting mods of course.
  5. FredGM

    FredGM Member

    That's one interesting project! Welcome
  6. Night_Stalker

    Night_Stalker Well-Known Member

    Welcome !
  7. JohnHancock

    JohnHancock Well-Known Member

    Looks like a cool project. Is that rear of the front leaf spring just for mock up?
  8. DorianL

    DorianL solid fixture here in the forum Staff Member

    Welcome to neighborhood :cool:
  9. ct227gt

    ct227gt New Member

    Sorry, I am not getting emails on responses to this thread. Try to figure out how to fix that.

    The front leaf spring is what got bent in the wreck. Almost made it to a full 90*. haha
  10. Indycars

    Indycars Administrator Staff Member

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