Ok So i didnt get evrything on my list done today.. But I worked HARD on it for 10 hours straight Got The SBC in All mounted up, Got the Tranny on, Got the transfercase and linkage on aswell. Drilled my new mounts in the Crossmember. Pulled the front axle out and Put in the SOA Kit. I cant even imagine this thing when it's done. Its going to be a new machine!
My dad posing by the New SBC powered YJ
It was a Reall Pain in my As# trying get the front axle lined up by myself.. And It had no tie rod so the Yoke kept spinning And the tires going retarded.. Jesus! Hopefully more work tomorrow
Ok today the Shop it is getting wired up called me. (I was thinking they were going to tell me it was finished) The guy asked me if I had insurance on it? I told him I had liability on it is all. He replied and said.. Oh thats not good.. Well the Damn Thing caught on fire. I replied.. Are You Frickin kidding me?? (My heart stoped!) The shop dude said that Some wires under the dash Caught on fire and Caught the dash on fire and Melted the entire hard top and interior. I said... Wow that really Blows! The guy didnt Say anything for like 5 seconds Then replied.. LOL just messing with you man! It's Fine and Is purring like a BEAST! I wanted To kill HIM! THen I got over it and Went Into the shop to hear for myself What a terrible Joke! /he Is going to wire up the gauges tomorrow then I get to take her home. I'll get pics when I get it home
I get my jeep back from the shop tonight. Im supper excited! My buddy only charged me 125$ to wire up the entire engine and run all the new fuel lines for the inline pump. Also found radiator hoses that would fit and heater hoses. Wired all my gauges and tac also. Hes defiantly getting a tip
went in to pick up my jeep but it was parked in so tey told me I had to wait till tomorrow morrning. So I Put my driveshafts back togeather and Got them all ready to be put back into the jeep So I can weld up the rear axle/pinion angle as soon as it's back in my shop.
Thanks ToolMan! Well I worked on it from about.. 11AM to 11Pm today. It involved A lot of trips to parts store! After alot of leaking and re bending I finally Got all my break lines Finished and redone. Wired my grill and headlights back up. Droped My gas tank and did the 20 Gallon Mod, and removed my stock fuel pump and installed a hard line to the bottom of the tank and Ran Hose up to the front. Mounted a inline pump onto the fender. And wired it threw the ignition switch. Got my radiator hoses on and started hooking up my heater hoses. Tacked in the Rear axle and Burned in the Shock mounts put on both driveshafts. I forgot to take dang pics again. I was just to busy. So i am going to try to take some tomorrow. I cant figure out why the 350 is idling very very high as soon as I start it up.
This is what i did for the rear brake lines... I ran to passenger side soft lines from the explorer and ran them into hardlines and up to the top of the pumkin from there I unscrewed to bolt that was holding the hardline bracket and mounted the New stanless flexline. It is a standered rear YJ line. It's supper long and will be give me all the room to articulate that I need. It's the Rockcrwaler brand. Seams well built