69 patrol restoration and 350 Small Block Chevy install

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Postby ratpatrol66 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:43 am

Your going to be the only Patrol all the time. Looks like it had no problem climbing that dune.
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Postby Esteban » Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:36 pm

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


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Postby Redpatrol7760 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:54 pm

Awesome! I’ve considered 350 instead of rebuilding mine. Just a battle of what direction to go.
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Postby chester3 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:20 pm

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.
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Postby Johnny Roadkill » Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:38 am

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?
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Postby chester3 » Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:32 pm

Np 231 transfer case out of a Jeep and holly carb
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Postby chester3 » Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:34 pm

TC needed an adapter plate but bolted up very easy.
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Postby Johnny Roadkill » Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:55 am

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 !

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Postby rashid » Sat May 04, 2019 11:02 am

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.

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Postby Redpatrol7760 » Mon May 20, 2019 6:38 pm

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.
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Postby Kdiv_n_tx » Wed May 22, 2019 10:21 am

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.
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Postby yitzac1990 » Thu May 23, 2019 12:06 pm

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??
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