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Old 01-31-2007, 09:56 AM   #61
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I got my motor started. This was a huge obstacle for me since I didn't know exactly what kind of condition my motor was in. Took me awhile to iron out the bugs but now it is running the way it is supposed to. And before you ask... the odd sound is from the camera. It was rather loud in the shop but it is running on all 8 and very strong

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V8 rumble!

very nice.

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Old 02-01-2007, 01:18 PM   #63
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I saw that big grin on your face..........like a kid with a brand new, loud, toy. WTG, M.G.
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Old 02-01-2007, 01:39 PM   #64
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Old 02-01-2007, 02:41 PM   #65
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It was a very big grin and a sigh of relief. Now I can buy the remaining sub systems for my jeep required to button it all up
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So have you done anything else..........
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Mr.C., I'd sure like to get more specs on the engine/tranny setup you put in there and what all you had to do for computer system mapping to make it all work. Does your site include those details?

I have the 4 cyl too, and would LOVE to drop a V8 in there at some point...
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Old 04-22-2007, 06:12 PM   #68
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once I get back to reality I promise to update this thread
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Old 04-22-2007, 09:30 PM   #69
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So have you done anything else..........
yes. I have. But not much. However...


After waiting for what seemed like forever I received my front truss kit. And like a puppy with 2 peckers I decided I needed to burn it on as soon as I got it so it is installed.



As you can see, I also installed the ram and tie rods. I sprayed it with paint and it is extremely purty now but I don't have pics. I installed my lower control arms I got from Kenneth at King's Off Road Enterprise, LLC

2" .500 walled DOM tapped for my 1.25 JJs. I also installed them.



I am waiting for my upper control arms. Kenneth is making them for me as well. They are 1.75x.375 walled DOM tapped for the 1.25" JJs. They should hopefully be here this week. Once they are here I will install them promptly so I can install my coilovers. I just got them back from the nitrogen shop so they are complete and ready to bolt up. After wheelin for the past 4 days I am extremely ramped up and ready to get my jeep finished. Stuff should start happening pretty quick now that I'm motivated.
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Old 04-22-2007, 09:37 PM   #70
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Mr.C., I'd sure like to get more specs on the engine/tranny setup you put in there and what all you had to do for computer system mapping to make it all work. Does your site include those details?

I have the 4 cyl too, and would LOVE to drop a V8 in there at some point...
The LT1 has been pretty simple to drop in. I have taken it one step at a time as I have never done a motor swap before by myself.

The easiest, and simplest, way to describe how it works is to go step by step. At this point in time I am extremely exhausted from wheelin the past 4 days so I will skim over some specifics and hit the rest hard later. This info is not on my site "yet"

The engine is self maintained. I got the LT1, 4L60E, harness, and PCM. I sent the PCM and harness to lt1350.com. Guy named Dana. Dana did a hell of a job on my harness and flipped it to move the computer on my firewall. Now, there are 3 easy wires to plug in and everything fired right up. The jeep functions still work as they should. I blended my original harness into the LT1 setup. I chose to replace the dash cluster for after market gauges just to ease the pain of wiring. My harness was clearly marked for all my gauges. I ran power to my fuse panel under the hood and it continues to run all my "jeep" functions. I plumbed up some fuel lines and fired it up.

If you have any specific questions I will get to them later.
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Old 04-23-2007, 06:57 PM   #71
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Old 04-23-2007, 10:26 PM   #72
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Thanks! The best part about wheelin for the past 4 days is the motivation I now have to finish it. I should be getting tons more stuff accomplished in a hurry. I worked on it almost all day today to get ready for my upper control arms to arrive. Once they get here I can finish up quite a bit of stuff on the front end
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Old 04-26-2007, 02:36 PM   #73
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I didn't realize I liked my 60 so much until I painted it

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Old 04-26-2007, 02:45 PM   #74
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I didn't realize I liked my 60 so much until I painted it

Good looking axle, almost going to be a shame to start dragging it over rocks... Almost!
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It's comin along nice Andy. You already have the rear axle all done don't you?
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Old 04-26-2007, 06:09 PM   #76
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It's comin along nice Andy. You already have the rear axle all done don't you?
For the most part. I've been *cough* waiting *cough* for a blue torch 14 bolt cover. I shaved the bottom of my 14 bolt and need the diff cover to make sure I can still seal it up. Once I get that finished I will ship my axle over to have the gears and locker done. It is bare steel waiting for me to burn my brackets on. It won't take long. Rumor has it that the diff cover should be here tomorrow so the gears will get buttoned up this weekend.
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You are my hero. I want a Jeep like that one day...

Would also be nice to have somewhere to actually use a Jeep like that around here
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Old 04-26-2007, 06:22 PM   #78
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Hero? Hardly. You want a jeep that you can't drive??
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is it bad that your axle makes me horny?
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Didnt think about it like that Mr. C... but I think I could deal with having a Jeep like yours in the garage for weekends, and one for a DD . Either way, your Jeep still is very very nice, and you still did some very good work there. Really know your stuff. Should be proud of what you have accomplished already.
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Thanks. I have had a horrible time staying motivated. I get quite a bit done when I do work on it but that seems to be few and far between. I'm going out there all day tomorrow and Saturday. I hope to get some real stuff finished up.
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V8 rumble!

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J/K Andy. I wish I had the toys you have.
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J/K Andy. I wish I had the toys you have.
If this stroked my ego my jeep would be finished by now
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True! Even yours in pieces looks better than my junk at JC Penney.
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Very nice! The satisfaction must worth all the efforts you gave to make your jeep look better. You must have known a lot in fixing jeeps and everything about it. I still have to learn a lot...just replaced my jeep muffler a week ago and had the mechanic's service.:o
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Ah hell Andy. You can't blame it all on yourself. If your parts would've been delivered back when you ordered them you would've had it ready to head out to Disney a couple weeks ago. Really bites you in the ass when you can't get the stuff you need.
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Old 05-09-2007, 10:13 AM   #87
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It is finally sitting on its own again.



Not sure this is where they will stay but it still looks pretty good.



Need to lift the rear a bit to match the front.



I had to move my reservoir because of the coilover hoops. That's alright with me though cause the new location is much better! Gonna have to fix my paint tho!



and the short suction line!



Plumbed up the rest of the orbital.

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lotsa hard work I see. looks amazing, hurry up and finish
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Amazing what a couple of days will make. I feel really motivated after getting it on its own suspension again!
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Looks good Andy.

I thought you had said you were linking the whole thing?

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