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    Default 1981 Jeep Cherokee Sniper Install

    I'm going to try & put my installation here. As well as things I mess up. I want to be accurate on this install. That means installing a new design hardware/software in a 37 year old vehicle will not be fault free. With most of the fault being the wrench manipulator.

    My Jeep has a AMC 360 stock engine. My goals are to be able to drive from 500 feet elevation to 14,000 feet without having to tune a carb. Not expecting 700 HP or anything like it. I don't see many install threads here, so I thought I would do one.

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    1981 Jeep Cherokee FSJ

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    Sounds good. I have the Sniper EFI on a 60s 327, in a '73 Land Cruiser, and it runs like a champ. Had couple of teething problems, but they're ironed and I'm very happy with a "smart" system on the old truck.

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    I think you'll like it. My buddy installed one on his '78 Cherokee with a 360, and he seems to like his a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SatherCS View Post
    I think you'll like it. My buddy installed one on his '78 Cherokee with a 360, and he seems to like his a lot.
    Is his 360 stock?
    1981 Jeep Cherokee FSJ

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    I think it's mostly stock, with the exception of an Edelbrock intake and some cheap headers. He also still has the stock Duraspark distributor, but changed to the large cap, and also swapped out the module on the inner fender for a four pin HEI. I'm not sure if anything else has been done to it otherwise.

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    I filled out the online registration form. Danny if you read this, the questions are not good and there's a very narrow choice of answers available. I know not your area, but maybe you could pass it along.
    1981 Jeep Cherokee FSJ

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    General fuel tank question. In trying to eliminate problems before I start. I'm wondering if it's OK to put an in-tank pump in a vented poly tank? My Jeep tank has two vents. Will this cause issues maintaining pressure?

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    No, a vented tank is fine.
    May God's grace bless you in the Lord Jesus Christ.

    '78 BRONCO: 508" stroker, TFS heads, 11:1 comp ratio, Dominator MPFI & DIS, cold air induction, Spal dual 12" fans/aluminum radiator, dual 3" exhaust/Magnaflow mufflers, Moroso vacuum pump, Accusump, engine oil & trans fluid coolers, 100HP progressive dry direct-port NOS, A/C, LenTech Strip Terminator wide-ratio AOD/2500 RPM converter, 3:1 Atlas II, modified Dana 44/60-lockers-4.10s, hydroboost/4-disc brakes, ram-assist/heim joint steering, Cage long radius arms, traction bars, 4" Skyjacker lift, 35" mud tires

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    Thanks Danny.
    1981 Jeep Cherokee FSJ

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    As you know, I'm attempting the same in my '76. Once I get all of my parts together, I'll post as well. I'm going with the Novak pump. Thanks for your insight both here and on FSJ network.

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