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  • September 24, 2018, 09:41:33 PM

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Offline mo.eagles

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Engine build
« on: September 24, 2017, 08:49:40 PM »
Finally got all the parts together to build a 200 HP engine .  258 bored .040 , better cam , ported 4.0 head . Taking it to machine shop for balancing and guide pins for head alignment . Gonna try and work a deal with the guy to trade labor for labor . He's got a forklift that needs work.
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Re: Engine build
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2017, 08:56:28 AM »
That sounds like it will be quite the engine.  I upgraded mine with the 4.0 head and better cam and it was a noticeable difference - not 200 HP though lol.  Can't imagine how my little Kammback would feel like with 200 HP under the hood.
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Offline mo.eagles

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Re: Engine build
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2017, 04:07:40 PM »
The build sheet I'm going by says 250 HP but I'm doubting that . I'll be happy with 180.
'85 wagon Limited   tilt wheel , cruise control
power seats ,windows and locks
rear window washer /wiper 
tach and gauge package
A/C
 '85 wagon   power windows and locks
rear window washer/wiper
factory tow package
A/C
 '84 wagon parts

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Re: Engine build
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2017, 10:00:20 PM »
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Re: Engine build
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2017, 06:01:38 PM »
Wow , maybe I will get 200 HP . Sweet !  No aluminum head but I ported the 4.0 and it's bored .040 over . Clifford intake and long runner headers .
'85 wagon Limited   tilt wheel , cruise control
power seats ,windows and locks
rear window washer /wiper 
tach and gauge package
A/C
 '85 wagon   power windows and locks
rear window washer/wiper
factory tow package
A/C
 '84 wagon parts