Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Advance Adapters Shares Engine and Transmission Conversion Strategies

Advance Adapters Shares Engine Conversion Strategies and Upgrades Moses Ludel and Advance Adapters Sales Manager Steve Roberts  discuss details on contemporary engine and transmission conversions. The conversation covers V-8 transplants, Atlas transfer case and Rubicrawler upgrades—plus meeting the challenges of emission controls and regulations. The series begins with Part 1 (above). See the rest of the series in segments 2, 3 and […]

Q&A Vlog: Choosing the Right Jeep 4×4 Model

Q&A Vlog:  Choosing a Used Jeep 4×4 for On-Highway and Off-Road Use! In this vlog, Moses Ludel shares his choices for a used on- and off-highway Jeep 4×4. Learn about the assets and downsides of the Wrangler YJ, TJ and JK, the Jeep XJ Cherokee and the Jeep Grand Cherokee ZJ and WJ models.    […]

4WD Mechanix Jeep 4×4 Section

4WD Mechanix Jeep 4×4 Section

4WD Mechanix Magazine’s Jeep 4×4 Section! This section of 4WD Mechanix Magazine focuses on Jeep 4x4s and SUVs, including maintenance, how-to, Q&A, upgrades, lift kits, engine buildups, tuning, suspension and powertrain upgrades. Emphasis is on restoration, hardcore Jeep trail runners, overland Jeep 4WD vehicles and Jeep off-road performance 4x4s. *Click on the “Site Content Directory” […]

Jeep Q&A: Willys, CJ and Jeepster Engine Upgrades and Swaps

Jeep Q&A: Willys, CJ and Jeepster Engine Upgrades and Swaps

Q&A: Willys, Jeep CJ & Jeepster Engine Upgrades and Swaps Enjoy the many detailed, traditional ‘Q&A’ exchanges in these article columns…’Q & A’ has now moved to open, interactive forum discussions. Visit the forums, you’ll want to join—for free! Have technical questions about your Jeep 4×4, popular 4WD truck, SUV, ATV, UTV or dirt motorcycle—or […]

4WD Mechanix Tech How-to Channel

4WD Mechanix Tech ‘How-to’ Channel Playlist! Free Technical Video Viewing Available at This Website: This Moses Ludel ‘Live Tech’ Q&A vlog series shares insights into motor oils, oil filters and maintenance. Want your Jeep 4WD or any other 4×4 truck/SUV engine to last over 200,000 miles? See the four vlog topics (below). Click to access […]

Q&A: Willys, CJ and Jeepster Axle, Transmission, Transfer Case and Driveline

Q&A: Willys, CJ and Jeepster Axle, Transmission, Transfer Case and Driveline

Q&A: Willys, Jeep CJ, Jeepster Axle, Transmission and Transfer Case Enjoy the many detailed, traditional ‘Q&A’ exchanges in these article columns…’Q & A’ has now moved to open, interactive forum discussions. Visit the forums, you’ll want to join—for free! Have technical questions about your Jeep 4×4, popular 4WD truck, SUV, ATV, UTV or dirt motorcycle—or […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Moses Ludel Shares “A Jeep Life”

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Moses Ludel Shares “A Jeep Life”

“A Jeep® Life” by Moses Ludel Nevada’s Washoe County Road 34 near the Black Rock Desert playa leads from Gerlach to the Sheldon Antelope Range. By late May, the snow-capped Granite Mountains become Jeep four-wheel drive country!     Piercing white headlamp beams shot through the Ponderosa boughs, starkly silhouetting the quaking aspen grove. Droning steadily, the […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Rebuilding the Two-Barrel BBD Feedback Carburetor

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Rebuilding the Two-Barrel BBD Feedback Carburetor

Jeep How-to: Restoring a Carter BBD Two-Barrel ‘Feedback’ Carburetor! The 1987-90 YJ 4.2L inline six cylinder engine carries forth the late CJ-era carburetion and induction system. This is a feedback BBD Carter 2-barrel carburetor that works with an MCU (micro-computer unit) and a series of engine sensors. A closed loop design, this is the last […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Rebuilding the YJ Wrangler 4.2L BBD Carburetor

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Rebuilding the YJ Wrangler 4.2L BBD Carburetor

How-to: YJ Wrangler 4.2L Six Two-Barrel ‘BBD’ Carburetor Rebuild! The 1987-90 YJ 4.2L inline six cylinder engine carries forth the late CJ-era carburetion and induction system. This is a feedback BBD Carter 2-barrel carburetor that works with an MCU (micro-computer unit) and a series of engine sensors. A closed loop design, this is the last […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Video: Quality Parts for the 4.6L Jeep Inline Six Stroker Motor

HD Video: Quality Parts for 4.6L Jeep Inline Six Stroker Motor Buildup This series includes six HD video interviews with Tony Hewes…In addition to the video on this page, you will find the other five HD videos at the ‘4WD Tech How-to Channel’ playlist!  Tony Hewes shares his 4.6L stroker motor engine parts preferences and choices […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – 1964 Jeep CJ-5: A Vintage Stroker Inline Six Swap

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – 1964 Jeep CJ-5: A Vintage Stroker Inline Six Swap

1964 Jeep CJ-5 Gets ‘Rambler 196 Six’ Swap—the Original Stroker Motor! Jason Taylor’s 1964 Jeep CJ-5 boasts a unique engine swap: the Nash-Rambler OHV 196 inline six-cylinder, iron block engine…Note the great fit. For Jeep enthusiasts and motorheads, this vintage swap deserves our attention! (Photos provided by Jason Taylor)      Jason Taylor sent an Email note to the “Q&A” column at […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Jeep YJ and TJ Wrangler Engine Upgrades and Swaps

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Jeep YJ and TJ Wrangler Engine Upgrades and Swaps

Q&A How-to: Jeep YJ or TJ Wrangler Engine Upgrades and Swaps      Enjoy the many detailed, traditional ‘Q&A’ exchanges in these article columns…’Q & A’ has now moved to open, interactive forum discussions. Visit the forums, you’ll want to join—for free!      Have technical questions about your Jeep 4×4,  popular 4WD truck, SUV, ATV, UTV or dirt motorcycle—or welding […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Moses Ludel: Publisher Profile

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Moses Ludel: Publisher Profile

Moses Ludel, Publisher & Editor of 4WD Mechanix© Magazine         Moses Ludel’s professional writing and photography career began in 1982. A magazine journalist and newspaper writer, photographer, columnist and industry consultant, Moses Ludel is the mechanic, author and illustrator of the bestselling Jeep® Owner’s Bible, the Jeep® CJ Rebuilder’s Manual: 1946-71 and the Jeep® CJ Rebuilder’s Manual: 1972-86. The Jeep® Owner’s Bible™ (published by Bentley Publishers), […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Willys, CJ & Jeepster Routine Service & Miscellaneous Q & A

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Willys, CJ & Jeepster Routine Service & Miscellaneous Q & A

Q&A: Miscellaneous Willys, Jeep CJ & Jeepster Questions and Answers Enjoy the many detailed, traditional ‘Q&A’ exchanges in these article columns…’Q & A’ has now moved to open, interactive forum discussions. Visit the forums, you’ll want to join—for free! Have technical questions about your Jeep 4×4, popular 4WD truck, SUV, ATV, UTV or dirt motorcycle—or […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Site Map and Content Directory

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Site Map and Content Directory

Contents at 4WD Mechanix Magazine and HD Video Network:  Quickly Find the Articles, Videos and PDF Downloads Available at the 4WD Mechanix© Magazine Website! Next >> 4WD Mechanix Magazine Home Page 4×4 truck, SUV and Jeep how-to articles, Q&A and multi-channel, HD 1080P video web television at the 4WD Mechanix Video Network. Featuring aftermarket product and […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Carburetion Versus EFI Conversion for the 4.2L Jeep Inline Six

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Carburetion Versus EFI Conversion for the 4.2L Jeep Inline Six

Jeep 4.2L BBD Carter Carburetor Versus Mopar EFI Conversion Kit      I endorse the use of EFI/MPI systems like the well-conceived, 50-State emission-legal Mopar kit. For the Jeep CJ or YJ Wrangler owner expecting peak horsepower output, maximum fuel efficiency and optimal performance at all altitudes, EFI can be worth the cost! Many 258/4.2L Jeep engines […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Videos: Building a 4.6L Jeep Inline Six Stroker Motor

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Videos: Building a 4.6L Jeep Inline Six Stroker Motor

How-to Videos: Building a 4.6L Jeep Inline Six Stroker Motor      In this 1080P HD video interview series, Moses Ludel and Tony Hewes discuss the buildup of a Jeep 4.0L inline six into a 4.6L stroker motor. This popular configuration is the most significant change available for increasing horsepower, building vital bottom end torque, and even improving […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Video: Jeep 4.6L Inline Six Stroker Short-Block Options

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Video: Jeep 4.6L Inline Six Stroker Short-Block Options

Jeep 4.6L Stroker Motor Short-Block: Pistons, Rods & Block Configurations   This series includes six HD video interviews with Tony Hewes…In addition to the video on this page, you will find the other five HD videos at the ‘4WD Tech How-to Channel’ playlist!   Moses Ludel interviews Tony Hewes in this detailed HD video series. This segment covers the […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Video: Jeep 4.6L Inline Six Pistons, Rods and Bearings

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Video: Jeep 4.6L Inline Six Pistons, Rods and Bearings

Jeep 4.6L Stroker Motor Pistons, Rods and Crankshaft Bearings!   This series includes six HD video interviews with Tony Hewes…In addition to the video on this page, you will find the other five HD videos at the ‘4WD Tech How-to Channel’ playlist!   HD Video Interview: Tony Hewes discusses the 4.6L stroker pistons, connecting rods and […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Jeep Feature Vehicles

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Jeep Feature Vehicles

  Jeep 4WD Feature Vehicles!      In my view, exotic equipment is no substitute for practical upgrades, driving skill or good trail sense! A feature vehicle must be practical and fully functional…Does your Jeep meet 4WD trail demands and lifestyle goals? Feature vehicles at the 4WD Mechanix Magazine website reflect safety, tractability, utility, reliability and trail prowess. If your Jeep 4×4 meets […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Video: Jeep Inline Six Cylinder Head Work

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Video: Jeep Inline Six Cylinder Head Work

Jeep 4.6L Stroker Motor: Head Design and Re-Working the 4.0L Head!   This series includes six HD video interviews with Tony Hewes…In addition to the video on this page, you will find the other five HD videos at the ‘4WD Tech How-to Channel’ playlist! HD Video segment on Jeep inline six 4.0L/4.6L cylinder head building tips from […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – SEMA-MPMC Media Trade Conference: Painless Performance

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – SEMA-MPMC Media Trade Conference: Painless Performance

SEMA-MPMC Media Trade Conference:  Painless Performance and Wiring Painless Performance and Wiring manufactures and designs complete automotive electrical systems and components for restoration, modifications or direct replacement on trucks, Jeep vehicles and racing vehicles. From the SEMA-MPMC Media Trade Conference, see new Painless Performance and wiring products and hear about the latest battery management and […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Willys, CJ & Jeepster Fuel, Spark & Emission System ‘Q & A’

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Willys, CJ & Jeepster Fuel, Spark & Emission System ‘Q & A’

Q&A: Willys, Jeep CJ and Jeepster Fuel & Spark Answers Enjoy the many detailed, traditional ‘Q&A’ exchanges in these article columns…’Q & A’ has now moved to open, interactive forum discussions. Visit the forums, you’ll want to join—for free! Have technical questions about your Jeep 4×4, popular 4WD truck, SUV, ATV, UTV or dirt motorcycle—or […]