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Thread: 3.0L engine swap

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    The 3.0L replacement engine will have the camshafts from #2613's previous 2.8L engine. If a compatible ignition distributor can be found, the front-mounted distributor idea may be discarded.

    Interestingly, while the driver-side camshaft can drive a traditional ignition distributor, the passenger-side camshaft can drive a traditional fuel pump.
    Last edited by Farrar; 03-01-2017 at 12:10 PM. Reason: Tried and failed to put a table of info in; deleted the garbled mess.
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    Cams are rather rusty. They should really get cleaned up by a machine shop before being re-installed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by opethmike View Post
    Cams are rather rusty. They should really get cleaned up by a machine shop before being re-installed.
    What's in the photo are not #2613's camshafts. #2613's camshafts are in fantastic shape.

    The comparison photo was taken before #2613's camshafts were pulled. Bill compared 3.0L camshafts to a pair of 2.8L camshafts he already had handy. I think he probably wanted to confirm the similarities before performing surgery.

    Sorry for the confusion.
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    Additional info & photo from Bill Robertson

    This is a photo taken after #2613's B28 camshafts were pulled: the driver-side camshaft is on the right in this photo.

    CamshaftCompareDriverSide.jpg


    Bill assures me that the camshafts he pulled from #2613 are in excellent condition. They are now installed into the 3.0L block.
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    A compatible AMC/Jeep ignition distributor has been sourced, modified, and successfully test-fitted into a B27 block. Bill provides this helpful annotated photo.

    EvenFireDistributorTestFitted.jpg
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    Mechanical fuel pump successfully test fitted onto 3.0L engine.

    MechanicalFuelPumpOnLobe.jpg

    The car still has an electric fuel pump at the tank, by the way.
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    Ignition distributor test fit.

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    Did the head require machining to fit the distributor?


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    Quote Originally Posted by DMC5180 View Post
    Did the head require machining to fit the distributor?
    There's a hole where a distributor would go, but it doesn't go all the way through.

    dside.jpg
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    Did the head get removed and setup in a proper milling machine to precision drill/bore the hole or did Bill just wing it with a hand held drill?



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