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Re: 69 patrol restoration and 350 Small Block Chevy install

PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:43 am
by ratpatrol66
Your going to be the only Patrol all the time. Looks like it had no problem climbing that dune.

Re: 69 patrol restoration and 350 Small Block Chevy install

PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:36 pm
by Esteban
chester3 wrote:The good ole Patrol out climbing dunes at silver lake. It was nice being the only Patrol at the dunes.
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_ ... ilver+lake


Engine sounds amazing! Great work. :clap: :clap: :clap:

Re: 69 patrol restoration and 350 Small Block Chevy install

PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:54 pm
by Redpatrol7760
Awesome! I’ve considered 350 instead of rebuilding mine. Just a battle of what direction to go.

Re: 69 patrol restoration and 350 Small Block Chevy install

PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:20 pm
by chester3
If you go with the 350 it fits perfect. No hacking up the fire walls. I also went with 400r tranny for the overdrive and it cruises down the highway @ 75 no problems plus parts are much cheaper. One other thing I did was put Jeep axles under YJ axles under it so I could just shift into 4wd from inside no lockouts. They are only about 3/4 wider so they look normal and again they are cheap and available. I have tons of pictures if you need anymore information.

Re: 69 patrol restoration and 350 Small Block Chevy install

PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:38 am
by Johnny Roadkill
Hi chester3,
Great looking - and sounding - Patrol, thanks for sharing!
If you don't mind me asking, what transfer case are you using and how does it mate up mechanically with the GM auto ? I've always wondered about that aspect of any engine/trans swap...
Also, what carb are you running please?
Cheers,
D

Re: 69 patrol restoration and 350 Small Block Chevy install

PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:32 pm
by chester3
Np 231 transfer case out of a Jeep and holly carb

Re: 69 patrol restoration and 350 Small Block Chevy install

PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:34 pm
by chester3
TC needed an adapter plate but bolted up very easy.

Re: 69 patrol restoration and 350 Small Block Chevy install

PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:55 am
by Johnny Roadkill
Thanks chester3, much appreciated...

The carb looked like a Holley 2bbl, but thanks for confirming that, and the transfer case info too.

Looks fun to drive !

Cheers,
D

Re: 69 patrol restoration and 350 Small Block Chevy install

PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2019 11:02 am
by rashid
Nice job. I also like the cage design.

What power steering gearbox did you use? I got the same kind that should be there for my G61, i.e. IPS56L from a 79 280ZX. I got the gearbox and pump. I do not know what shaft will get accommodated with space and steering wheel constraints.

Regards,

Re: 69 patrol restoration and 350 Small Block Chevy install

PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 6:38 pm
by Redpatrol7760
chester3 wrote:If you go with the 350 it fits perfect. No hacking up the fire walls. I also went with 400r tranny for the overdrive and it cruises down the highway @ 75 no problems plus parts are much cheaper. One other thing I did was put Jeep axles under YJ axles under it so I could just shift into 4wd from inside no lockouts. They are only about 3/4 wider so they look normal and again they are cheap and available. I have tons of pictures if you need anymore information.


XJ (Cherokee) right? I am thinking that could be a direction to get disc brakes.

Re: 69 patrol restoration and 350 Small Block Chevy install

PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 10:21 am
by Kdiv_n_tx
This is the direction that I went with Oso, my 1970 MWB - PO had installed SBC 350 with TH350 tranny mated to a '75 Toyota LC transfer case what would not shift into 4x4. I dumped the LC TC and replaced it with a NP 231 and replaced front and rear axles with a set from ~2001 Cherokee (Dana 30 up front, Chrylser 8.25 in back). Doing this necessitated new wheels and I ended up going with super-high offset NATO steelies to get my 235/85r16 Duratracs in under the fenders. This gives me disk brakes up front, drums in rear and ability to shift into 4x4 with no locking of axles, etc.

In the early days I had all kinds of fuel delivery issues but cleared all that up by sending the fuel tank for a long soak in an acid bath. I have almost 4000 miles on it since as my fair weather daily driver (I work from home when in town, otherwise flying around to customers/meetings) and am very happy with the entire set up. Since she was not original when I bought her, the decision to go further away from stock was much easier but the end results are fantastic, to me.

Re: 69 patrol restoration and 350 Small Block Chevy install

PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 12:06 pm
by yitzac1990
rashid wrote:I got the same kind that should be there for my G61, i.e. IPS56L from a 79 280ZX. I got the gearbox and pump.


more info on this please! is this gearbox a bolt on for G60 patrols??