Off Road Podcast Episode 164 - Super Jeep indeed

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Welcome to the Off Road Podcast. I'm your host, Ben. Today we will be exploring the off road world-- whether you like crawling up rock ledges or enjoy exploring the backroads with your family. Stay with us to find out events in your area, off road news, and topics to interest every guy & girl who craves the outdoors as seen through the windshield. I am here with my co-host Aaron How’s everyone doing tonight?

Anyone done anything exciting?

  • Aaron - Got my LMTV!!! Started tinkering on it...”new” wheels and tires.

  • Ben - I went scootering! Got some snow and did some doughnuts in the yard even went sideways had a blast now I have a behemoth in my yard…wife upped the budget for truck and were getting closer and a decision.  Also, made an appearance on this week in guns again along with having a Merry Christmas.

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The Interview

Let's talk about you

How did you get started off-roading?
What was your first rig?
What type of wheeling do you like to do?
Most embarrassing moment on the trail?
Tell us about super jeep!

How did you go about preparing for the show?

did anything change before it started?

What was being on TV like?

What was your most used tool on on the trail

How bad did they play off the drama compared to whatever drama there was.

If you could do it again would you?

Are there any forums or facebook groups you frequent?

You recently had a popular video did your turkey taste a little bit like diff fluid?

What would you suggest to anyone looking to get into wheeling or who just got started?

Roberts question

hey carl i had a listener write in and ask a question maybe you could help answer this its a little beyond my know how Don't hate me but I'm gutting the leaf springs in the front. I did not want to look at the crowded front bumper anymore.

Can I fabricate a curved upper link on a 3 link? I understand it will be heavier and harder to adjust since it will have to stay vertical. I see track bars bent to clear oil pans all the time. I want to fab the upper arm, it will give me 4 inches of more compression. Well worth the time....if it can be done?

Your company


How did jantz engineering come about?
Do you have employees? How many?
Do you specialize in anything
What are some of the kits you sell
What's your company's mission statement and what do they provide for the 4x4 community?Where are you on social media and do you have a website

What's next for super jeep

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Closing Statements

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ORP 071 - Christmas PT 3

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Off Road Podcast episode 71

On this show we cover all things offroad whether you're looking for some Sunday jaunts on some fire roads or some hard core rock crawling we will cover it all. I'm your host Forrest and joining me are my fellow co hosts steve and Ben.. How are you guys today.

Has anyone done anything off road or exciting this week?

events and happenings

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Christmas  list

Forrest

200-500 dollars

  1. GoPro hero 4 black $200-500
  2. Rock sliders $300-400 specific to vehicle
  3. Tube doors $200-$300 linked but just for reference
  4. switch pros $479
  5. sierra led rock lights $202

500-?

  1. winch $599
  2. sierra led 50” $1,017dual amber white led light bar
  3. Kakadu Rooftop Tent $1,424
  4. on board air  $535
  5. Tires $150-500general tire specific  
  6. jeep  $42,290

Steve

$500+

Harbor Freight tool Box $799.99

OBDII SCANNER $574.95

Craftsman tool set  300 piece $500.00

$799.00 Craftsman tool set

SnapOn big set $42,301.32

smaller SnapOn set $4,693.40

Autel OBDII scanner/ code reader   $79.93

Ben

Led lights $138.99 each

TREDS (1 pair) $189.99

Warn winch $499.99 *

biolite stove $129.95 *

Land anchor http://www.pullpal.com/

Arb awning http://store.arbusa.com/arb-awning-1250-arb3110a-p3655.aspx

Gcp-1http://www.grenadeacorp.com/

Adventure trailer 500+

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ORP 070 - Christmas Gifts 50to200

Off Road Podcast episode 70

On this show we cover all things offroad whether you're looking for some Sunday jaunts on some fire roads or some hard core rock crawling we will cover it all. I'm your host Forrest and joining me are my fellow co hosts steve and Ben.. How are you guys today.

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Christmas  list

Forrest

50-100 dollar range

  1. hi lif recovery kit
  2. hi lift jack
  3. Bubba rope
  4. survival shovel
  5. camp cooker
  6. boot dryer

100-200 dollars

  1. herculiner
  2. Factor 55 pro link
  3. safety alert spotter
  4. skid plates axle gliders no link due to specific to vehicle web site to find them at?
  5. portable winch mount

steve

$50.00-$100

Magnetic parts/tool tray  $72.50  ($14.50 if you can find them on a truck by the each)

kneeling pad $69.00

¼ drive ratchet $99.95

½ drive universal with swivel ball  $60.35

master ball joint adapter set $72.99

Craftsman tool set basic 155 piece $99.00

$100-$500

⅜ flex ratchet $129.95

½ drive flex head ratchet $224.95

Streamlight rechargeable flashlight $128.36

spark plug socket set $109.95

ball joint press $235.80

Craftsman tool set 207 piece $240.0

Ben

20-50$

better tire deflator $26.95 *

Recovery strap $27.99*

Gator Jaw $42.99 *

JackMate $49.95 *

Hi lift base $42.95 *

Spill kit $29.99*

First aid kit $31.99 *

Bow saw $31.83 *

Snatch block $27.43 *

50-100$

Woods man's pal $88.95

Midland 75-822cb $76.06 *

Garmin nuvi $92.91 *

Sports cam (sj4000) wifi $78.00 *

Jack stands $54.95 *

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ORP 068 - Christmas Stockings

Off Road Podcast O68 - Stockings for Christmas  

On this show we cover all things off road whether you're looking for some Sunday jaunts on some fire roads or some hard core rock crawling we will cover it all. I'm your host Forrest and joining me are my fellow co hosts Steve and Ben.. How are you guys today.

Has anyone done anything off road or exciting this week?

events and happenings

Wheelin' with warriors November 8th

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Main topic   

Christmas  list

Steve:

stocking stuffers

Terralux flashlight    TLF-802  $21.30

Wool socks  $17.99

wool mittens  $12.50

tire plug kit  $18.95

flashlight batteries  

leather work gloves

$0-$20.00

rechargeable head lamp $19.99

Wrench Organizers $16.05

Socket organizers $19.97

Test light (aka circuit tester) $3.99

Shop towel/rags $12.99

Forrest list

stocking stuffers

  1. Tire gauge 5-99 psi 22.99
  2. Valve stem cores 1.15
  3. Patriot patch of choice12.00-30.00
  4. Dollar shave club membership6.00 a month
  5. First aid kit depends on what you build

0-20 dollar range

  1. Gloves and knit cap 15.00
  2. Hydration pack- for having to hike out or emergency 14.99
  3. Head lamp 19.99
  4. power inverter 21.99
  5. fold up stool 14.99

Ben. Stuff with * is prime

Stocking stuffers 0-20$

UltraFire $3.14

Tire deflator $16.99 *

Morakniv $15.09 *

hi lift handle keeper $17.54 *

Hoorag $15.95 *

Folding shovel $13.00 *

Tree saver $12.48 *

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ORP 066 - Wheelin With Warriors

Off Road Podcast Episode 66On this show we cover all things off road whether you're looking for some Sunday jaunts on some fire roads or some hard core rock crawling we will cover it all. I'm your host Forrest and joining me are my fellow co hosts Steve Bradley and Ben. How are you guys today.

Has anyone done anything off road or exciting this week?

events and happenings

Wheelin' with warriors November 8th

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Main Topic

Wheelin with warriors: Washington

what's your story: how did you get into wheeling.

Any good blunders on the trail?

What does your company or organization do.

How did your company or organization come to be

What's the selection process for those you help

How can new people join or help.

what are the ways for people to get a hold of you social media etc.

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ORP 064 Pomona Recap

Off Road Podcast Episode 64

On this show we cover all things off road whether you're looking for some Sunday jaunts on some fire roads or some hard core rock crawling we will cover it all. I'm your host Forrest and joining me are my fellow co hosts Steve Bradley and Ben. How are you guys today.

Has anyone done anything off road or exciting this week?

events and happenings

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Listener Feedback.

Joe Williams

love the show great string of topics. it makes the shift pass allot faster however i would like to hear more listener rides i love hearing what everyone else is running. stock modified or crazy. there is diversity in the off road world and i like to hear about it. i know some people in the Suzuki world essential to the sport and have done great things in forums and facebook pages i think that interviews with people like this would be interesting. there's my feedback keep up the good work (ps) putting a quarter in a jar every time i hear the word jeep on the air, up over a 1000$ now lol jk but not wrangler jk.

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Main Topic: Pomona Recap

Than you Lucas off road expo for allowing us to join the event offroadexpo.com

the show was awesome got to see lots of great looking and sounding rides .

met lots of different vendors.

www.wideopenbaja.com

hopefully we will have some interviews coming up here in the future with some of the connections we made at the show.

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ORP 063 - Are Your Gears Turning Overs Gears

Off Road Podcast Episode 063: Are Your Gears Turning Overs GearsOn this show we cover all things offroad whether you're looking for some Sunday jaunts on some fire roads or some hard core rock crawling we will cover it all. I'm your host Forrest and joining me are my fellow co hosts Steve bradley and Ben. How are you guys today.

Has anyone done anything off road or exciting this week?

Events: lucas off road expo Pomona CA. Bradley and Forrest will be attending let us know if you will be there. offroadexpo.com

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Listener Feedback.

Hi  I just started listening to your podcast and love it. I'm going to buy a jeep and want to do some trail riding but I don't have the time or garage to build a jeep do to being in the military. I just wanted know what you think about the rocky ridge jeep packages they put on the new jeeps I'm looking to buy one of those. Here's a link to one  http://www.sherry4x4.com/vehicle/2015-jeep-wrangler-unlimited-rubicon-rocky-ridge-k-2-27451t/#  If you could just let me what you think if it's worth it or not and if the suspension or parts they put on it  are good. Thanks for the help.

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Main Topic: are your gears turning overs gears

Does your head feel like exploding because you went and lifted your rig and put larger tires on and now you feel like your rig doesn't get around like it used to or when you go to the hills you're over in the bike lane thinking about getting out and pushing your rig up the hill because  it would be faster. once you figure out that the taller tires changed your ratios you start research that you need to change your gears but then your head starts to hurt  again because you have no idea what gears to change too. well with a little bit of the universal language “math” you can figure out what ratio will work best for you if not better.

Basics of a differential

  1. gear ratios what are they and how do they work
  1. definition: the ratio of the rotational speeds of the first and final gears in a trainof gears or of any two meshing gears.
  1. How does a differential work
  1. http://auto.howstuffworks.com/differential.htm ,https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYAw79386WI
  2. factory gear ratios are set to optimize your vehicle for factory size tires and factory power. the gearing in your factory differential allows optimum use of your engine's power whether that be used to go down the freeway and get optimum fuel milage or to tow a big load up hills and down the road without stressing your transmission and engine depending on what your vehicle was built for.
  3. high gear ratio example 3:08 low gear ratio example 4:56  
  4. lower numbers equal higher ratios and higher numbers equal lower gears
  1. What affects gear ratios
  1. tire size: if you go up in tire size it means there's a larger ratio from gears to ground and smaller tires means you get a smaller ratio to the ground. when you go up in size it gives you higher gear ratios which is better for higher speeds but you lose power in the bottom end.
  2. changing a transmission or transfer case: shorter shifting transmissions will affect how fast your engine maxes out to the power from the engine. lower transfer cases do the same
  3. engine power: more power can mean you need less gear less power means you need more gears.
  1. gear math
  1. http://www.offroaders.com/info/tech-corner/reading/mph-rpm.htm
  2. http://www.fourwheeler.com/how-to/truck-gear-calculations/
  3. http://www.grimmjeeper.com/regearing_basics.html

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ORP - 061 Pretrip post trip Maintenance

Off Road Podcast Episode 60:  Vehicle maintenance On this show we cover all things off road whether you're looking for some Sunday jaunts on some fire roads or some hard core rock crawling we will cover it all. I'm your host Forrest and joining me are my fellow co hosts Steve and Ben. How are you guys today.

Has anyone done anything off road this week?

Events:  Bull pup shoot in Illinois Sept 19th 2015 bullpupshoot.com for more info, off road expo Pomona CA Oct 3&4th offroadexpo.com for more info.

Listener feedback

Guys your doing great. Any recommendations on a compressor for airing up. Prefer direct battery hookup not some cig plug junk.Joe from Kitnersville PA

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Main topic

Pre-Trip service/inspection

  1. Check all fluid levels and qualities, is it time or close to time to service something?
  2. Check for fluid leaks
  3. Check tire condition, fix slow leaks or any other issues
  4. Check brakes
  5. Check belts and hoses
  6. Inspect roll cages and other items under constant stress, suspension attachment points

Post Trip service and inspection

  1. Clean mud, sand, salt, and other debris from vehicle. Coin op car wash
  2. Change oil?
  3. Clean change air filter
  4. Inspect for damage at stress areas.

Don’t forget your trailer

  1. Inspect for cracks, bends and other damage
  2. Pack wheel bearings
  3. Inspect service breaks
  4. Inspect wiring system and lights
  5. Inspect safety chains
  6. Inspect tires for weather cracks/dry rotting  and air pressure

Doing a brake job

  1. Always do both sides
  2. Always turn or replace rotors
  3. Lube the slide pins for disc brakes
  4. Use plenty of brake grease and shims where applicable
  5. When spreading calipers, undo the bleeder screw so you don’t damage ABS pump/system
  6. Bleed the brakes when done
  7. When doing rear brakes do one side at a time so you can see how they go together
  8. The right tool makes all the difference.
  9. Get a Torque wrench and always torque your lug nuts.

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ORP 044 - Off Road Mishaps

This week I (Kyle Cunliffe) bring back Kevin Collier and Chris Paul to discuss some of our trail mishap stories!

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ORP 042 - Struck Gold

Welcome to Off Road Podcast Episode 42! I (Kyle Cunliffe) bring back a couple guest hosts to help get our main topic discussion going. Kevin Collier, Chris Paul, and myself address some listener feedback before jumping into our main topic discussion, what we would build given a certain budget and set of circumstances.  We talk about everything from military vehicles to twin turbo LS motors! Email in and let us know what rigs you want us to talk about next time! 

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ORP 041 - Diesel Trucks Off Road

This is the Off Road Podcast! We will cover all things off road, from pickup trucks to rock bouncers! This week I (Kyle Cunliffe) go visit a good friend (Kevin Collier) to get a report on how his 2006 Dodge Cummins diesel pickup truck has evolved into a great on and off road work horse. Kevin Collier and I have a good time sharing vehicular off road carnage stories and even have a few good tips for any of you big truck owners out there! Hope you enjoy this episode and please write in to offroadpodcast@gmail.com and let us know what you think of the show and what things you want to hear about in the future!  

Trip Reports: None...

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ORP 033 - Purchasing a Used Wheeler

Welcome to the Off Road Podcast!!  I am your host Greg and joining me is Jeff. In this podcast we’ll cover all things offroad.  Whether you're looking for Sunday jaunts on some fire roads or hard core rock crawling, we will cover it all.   Episode 33!!!

What did you do this week?

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Is there anything that we can do to help you guys - other than the Amazon option?

Patrick

Hey looking to go from 33s to 35s with 3.73 gears on a tj would that be fine or would I need to regear (4.0 manual) thanks for reading.

Main Topic:  Purchasing a Used Wheeler

Wrangler keeping solid axles

The Jeep Wrangler, descendant of the legendary Army Jeeps and Willys/Kaiser/AMC CJ series, will keep its solid axles after all.

The next-generation Wrangler, due in 2017, will get some updates to its suspension to improve ride and fuel economy. However, the basic design that allows the axles to maintain traction at all four wheels while traversing the most difficult terrain will remain.

Wrangler’s “smaller” body

The body design choices are:

  • Body on frame. A separate body structure is built on a full-length frame; the visible body panels are “unstressed,” not needed for rigidity. This is how current Wranglers and full-size Ram pickups are made.
  • Full monocoque. A single structure relies completely on stressed body panels with no subframes at all.
  • Roll cage. A separate structure provides a stress path through round tubes passing through (and independent of) the body structure, and tied to the main frame—either separate or subframes. One example is Norm Layton’s custom-made “Jeep” used for off-road endurance racing, pictured below.
  • Spaceframe. A series of extrusions (metal formed by forcing it through a die) that form a full load-carrying stressed structure; it’s usually a basic box shape, with flanges (ridges to add strength or hold different things together) added.

One has to do aluminum bodies before one can move on to aluminum space frames, which is likely the optimum future for the Jeep Wrangler.

As for the body appearance, it will likely be made narrower to present a smaller “face” to the wind, and be more aerodynamic. They can do this by closing gaps and shortening the track to pull the wheels back into the wheelhouses; it would actually be cheaper to switch to an independent front suspension to do this, than to narrow the axles.

Found this pretty nice cj. Looking for a daily driver that I can do some light wheeling in. They want 6800 for this one. Very little rust nice body new tires. Is that a pretty good price? Not sure on the tranny I just know it's the stock one. Thoughts? Should I be looking for something newer?

1982 Renegade CJ7 Jeep

Original miles 89, 722

258 amc motor

5 speed

4x4

35 inch tires

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ORP 020 - Greg's Garage and More SEMA

Welcome to the Off Road Podcast!!  I am your host Greg Bakken and joining me is my co host Jeff Bakken...This is the podcast for all things offroad.  Whether you're looking for Sunday jaunts on some fire roads or hard core rock crawling, we will cover it all. Episode 20!!!

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Listener Feedback:

I have an engine question for you guys. A Chevy 350 or a 454? My project is a 1985 K5 blazer that has a 350 in it but it burns oil. Should I replace it with a 350 rebuild or a very mildly performance built 454? I have access to both for very cheap. The plans with the rig are an everyday driver and weekend trail rig. Behind the engine is a SM465 transmission, not sure if that will sway your information one way or the other. Thanks guys and keep up the good work!

Nick

Hi guys,

Found your show a couple weeks ago and really enjoy listening to the topics yall discuss.  I would like to hear yall discuss suspension styles/setups between a traditional trail-bound 4x4/jeep/rock crawler/etc VS the “Trucks Gone Wild” homebuilt monster trucks style that seems to be growing in popularity.

I would also like to hear yall discuss the fancy custom suspensions popping up on ATV’s and side-x-sides over the last couple of years, but that may be a little too far off topic for your show.

Keep up the podcast, really enjoy listening.

Thanks,

Scott

Enjoying the podcast! Bought my very first jeep a few months back a 2000 tj 5 speed, haven't had anytime to get on some trails yet but was wondering if you could give any info on trail riding over obstacles with a manual it is my first manual so looking for any advice or techniques you could share thanks

-DAN cedar springs Mi

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Main Topic: Greg’s Garage

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Trip Reports:  I missed a Rubicon trip...

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ORP 018 - What's New?

Welcome to the Off Road Podcast!!  I am your host Greg Bakken and joining me is my co host Jeff Bakken...This is the podcast for all things offroad.  Whether you're looking for Sunday jaunts on some fire roads or hard core rock crawling, we will cover it all. Episode 18!!!

What's up Jeff?

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Hey Guys,

I'm really enjoying the show! I've laughed to myself about half a dozen times during the week thinking about Greg having to get out of the truck to show the officer his license. Haha!

I'm not sure if you guys have actually purchased auto parts off of amazon. I have, a ton, and you can find some KILLER bargains. I've been inside my suburban engine for the last week and I keep finding things to replace. I just realized my distributors screw hole was split out and I need that on top of the cap and rotor. The cap, rotor alone were about $75 from Advance auto locally. The cheapest distributor they have is about $175. I just ordered the same distributor with cap and rotor off of Amazon for $75 total! I've seen this case many times. Another Pro tip is to look in the used section. You can find open box specials from "Amazon Warehouse" deals. Sometimes these are customer returns, sometimes warehouse damage ect. I've probably purchased about 2-3 dozen warehouse deals and only once had an issue. Same great return policy as new stuff, btw. I recently got 2 performance drilled and slotted rotors with ceramic pads for $100 total via Amazon Warehouse deals... Probably worth mentioning in the amazon spot on the show...

Thanks for all you do, keep up the great work!

Thank You,

Jake Challand

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BFG calls T/A KO2 'toughest ever' A/T tire

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ORP 010 - Solid Axle Swaps

Welcome to the Off Road Podcast!!  I am your host Greg Bakken and joining me is my co host Jeff easy line Bakken...This is the podcast for all things offroad.  Whether you're looking for Sunday jaunts on some fire roads or hard core rock crawling, we will cover it all. What's up Jeff?

Listener Feedback:

Thanks for answering my questions on your podcast, you guys did a great job of answering my basic questions and I am sure prevented me from going the wrong direction on jeep mods.

I realize I need to go wheeling with someone who knows what they are doing.

The Moab idea sounds perfect!

I really appreciate the time and effort you two put into answering my questions.   I built a relay box yesterday so I can add some  offroad lights, hopefully it works is was a pain to make, I probably should've bought a SPOD.

Best Regards,

Greg

Hey Guys, great show!  It really isn't known as a 400"M"; it is basically a longer stroke version of the 351M ("M" for Modified) which were common OE engines in late 70's Ford 4wds; replacing the Ford "Y" block. The designation was either 351M or 400; and it was basically 351 or 400 cubic inches with 2BBL (small port) Cleveland heads.  It is a great torque motor and we modified many back in the day.  It should have the same bellhousing bolt pattern as the 429/460 "385" series motors which makes it an easy swap with kits made by companies such as L&L Products in Texas; however, you are correct, they are not easy on gas but supplies tons of torque & durability; however his existing 400 with the right performance parts may be perfect for the weekend warrior on a budget.  Hope this helps, from your Off-Road listeners in Hawaii.

Rich

Hi, thanks for putting on the pod cast. Tonight was my first time listening to the off road one. Late 70's ford trucks are some of my favorite trucks.

First up the 300M, it's a fantastic motor if you need a boat anchor that looks like a Ford motor.  I believe that what makes it and the 400 modified such horrible motors is that they were fords first attempt at a smog motor. So that means that by virtue of design they are going to have poor performing cylinder heads, which as we all know is where horse power is made.

A great engine swap would either be the 351 Windsor or the 429 he already has. The advantage to the Windsor is weight savings since it's a small block. A set of quality aluminum heads and intake would be an even bigger improvement and weight savings. Which for those big old Fords is a good thing. And the 351 can be made to run very well with minimal effort. High performance parts are readily available.

The advantage to the 429 is that he already has it. The 429 is also a great motor, but being a big block it's weight is going to be a disadvantage. But again a quality aluminum set of heads and intake will help quit a bit. The 429 will bolt right up to his current C-6 with only needing to change the toquconverter. There are engine swap kits out there made just for this swap with pre fab mounts which is another bonus. I swapped a 429 into a 79 ford F-250 with only basic hand tools. I think I paid less than a hundred bucks to have some motor mounts modified and welded up. But this was a long bed extra cab, not a trail rig. So I think I would go with some prefab mounts.

The C-6 is probably one of the most well built automatic transmissions ever built. In fact as a factory unite it's as close to bullet proof as many well built trannies ever come. The size of the internals are what make it such a stout transmission. They are also why it's not a favorite, it takes a lot of power to get them moving.

Hey guys, really enjoy the show.  Please do an all Toyota show as I plan on building an early 80's yota and could use some tips and/or suggestions.  Also, was there an episode 006 in ITunes? - Gregg

Hi guys,

I dig your podcast and thought 009 was really good – lots of good info and it was pretty interesting.  We appreciate the shout outs for our brand.

Again, thanks for the episode and I should add that yes, Superwinch does still make winches in the US (for off-road, we make the X9 and S9000 here in Connecticut.)

Jon

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ORP 007 - Aftermarket Axles and S'more

Welcome to the Off Road Podcast!!  I am your host Greg Bakken and joining me is the Master Trail Wrangler,  my co host, Jeff Bakken...This is the podcast for all things offroad.  Whether you're looking for Sunday jaunts on some fire roads or hard core rock crawling, we will cover it all. What's up Jeff?

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Hey guys I was wanting your opinions, I have 1979 Ford Bronco and need to put a new motor in. It has a Ford 400m and its old and wore out. Was wondering what you guys would put in it? It currently has a 6in lift, 35in tires, 4:10 gears and posi-tracs front and back with a Dana 44 front end and a Ford 9in. in the back. I have purchased Detroit lockers for front and back I would like to go to a 37 or 38in tires. I also will be getting a atlas transfer case for it at some point.

Thanks guys love the show keep it up.

Garron

I have been thinking about buying a early 80's CJ7.  Not sure if this is a prudent purchase. I have always liked the look of them but not sure about the reality of owning one.  Should I save my money and buy a more recent Jeep model?  4 door vs 2 door of the recent Wranglers?  Pluses? Minuses?  Any direction would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks - Tony

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