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ZJ wonder 5.0
« on: August 01, 2016, 09:18:46 PM »
confirmed seized motor tonight.

mechanicals look not to bad, front end looks tight
new tires

needs exhaust clamp at header, and tail pipe connected back to muffler.
one unibody spot soft, but not terrible. 

have a 99 xj motor sitting on the shop floor i got for 300$ but there are many differances that will require most of the accessories to be swapped, the distributor and a few other sensors to be swapped. 

waiting on chip to pick up his phone and respond to me.  it was Andies sons jeep that died and was towed.  still havent seen the title, dont want to start on it till i do


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Re: ZJ wonder 5.0
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2016, 09:51:00 AM »
Wouldn't this be wonder 4.0 as the black 5.9 ZJ was not a Wonder?
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Re: ZJ wonder 5.0
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2016, 09:53:09 AM »
Oh I get it, wonder 3.0 was white one.
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Re: ZJ wonder 5.0
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2016, 10:14:12 PM »
might bail on this thing

its pretty rotten, not sure its worth the bs and labor and parts to have maybe a 1200 ZJ in the end to drive


could more than 4x my investment after 3 hrs labor tonight.

drive shafts, trans/case pulled from underneath.  has good front axle shafts, and almost brand new street tires. 



Cant get the motor to turn its so seized to get the TC off and get at the flywheel/tone ring i need to swap to the other 4.0  along with a bunch of sensors and the distributor probably. 

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Re: ZJ wonder 5.0
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2016, 08:45:17 AM »
impressive level of seized, wow.
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Re: ZJ wonder 5.0
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2016, 09:28:09 AM »
motor has to be pulled for for scrap anyway

i suppose i could flip it over and pull the pan to get the crank out but that seems like alot of work lol

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Re: ZJ wonder 5.0
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2016, 01:01:30 PM »
finished cutting this up last night, 124$ in scrap today at 127$/ton with 2180lbs? 

seems odd math

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Re: ZJ wonder 5.0
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2016, 01:02:09 PM »
does 127.00 / GT not mean 127$ per 2000lbs?

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Re: ZJ wonder 5.0
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2016, 01:36:05 PM »
No gross ton = 2240

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Re: ZJ wonder 5.0
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2016, 01:41:53 PM »
It's the nautical mile of mass! Yuck

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Re: ZJ wonder 5.0
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2016, 01:45:03 PM »
gross ton - a British unit of weight equivalent to 2240 pounds

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Re: ZJ wonder 5.0
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2016, 02:05:16 PM »
hmmm google failed me i was wondering if it was something like that

interesting. 

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Re: ZJ wonder 5.0
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2016, 09:34:17 AM »
15 gallons of fuel reclaimed

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Re: ZJ wonder 5.0
« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2016, 11:46:57 PM »
UPDATED

picked up another 97 4.0 ZJ limited today.  white NC truck.  200K on body, 99 4.0 swapped in at some point. 
add pics looked terrible rot but with that parts list it was worth looking at

got there, front fenders were cut and peeling not rotted
3 holes were rock slam tears that then started to rust when brought to NY
entire unibody and under hood everywere you could eat off of it clean with some red dirt from wheeling down south.
kid was not happy after putting 3K in lift parts into and and forced to sell, going to Europe for a while in a couple weeks.
NC title thats notorized with out a buyer filled in  :o see how that goes tomorrow.

solid buy even if it needs a tranny.  somethign is shuttering or skipping at 2-4mph then cleans up fine.  have another 97 ZJ 4.0 trans sitting on the shop floor from Chips GF son jeep that got cut up ready. 

CL ADD details:
built this jeep in NC and just dont have time for it
230k on body 140k on motor WITH RECEIPTS and full tuneup, battery, plugs, dizzy cap, reset timing, air filter etc... no oil burn, runs mint.
I would like to trade for an MPG car or car plus cash on your end if it is a rough car

4.0 inline 6

5.5 inch extended and adjustable 3 link long arms in the front
Rc adjustable arms in the rear
4.5 inch Rc springs
AWD full time t case swap from a V8
Rc swaybar quick disconnects
ARB bumper
Adjustable Trac bars
Rustys extended travel shocks
Steering stabilizer
Fog lights
2" spacers
33 inch TSL swampers 2 good tread 2 low tread
Every option available, heated seats, sunroof and leather

The bad stuff
Exhaust manifold gasket could be replaced
Needs alignment
Control arm bushings are shot
Power steering leaks
Transmission hose leaks
AC and heat blower motor does not work (fuse? Looking into it)
Sunroof is caulked shut but the motor works (previous owner did this)

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Re: ZJ wonder 5.0
« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2016, 01:19:58 PM »
plates transferred and registered.

Had to hustle on it in case they caught that the NC title was dated in march, and no weight on title... kid going to Europe next week for a year and his address and licences is still in NC. 

Kid some how got it notarized without a buyer filled in lol 
date modification and googled the weight lol
all set