The two major problems were in the distributor and in tank fuel pump. The distributor wires were not making good contact at the connector and the hot wire on the distributor was hooked up to a wire on the old Jeep harness that would be hot one time then it would alternate with the other three wires on that particular plug. I found a keyed on source and it worked fine. The fuel pump pressure of stock pump is wayyyyy too high. I thought I could tone it down with regulator but my carb looked like a fountain every time I tried to start it. I finally bypassed the stock pump and put in an external one from Carquest and set it at 6.5 of pressure and it cranks right up. I bought a carb rebuilt kit cause I thought floats were sticking but it was just the high pressure. I just need to do exhaust, throttle and kickdown cables and shifter and hopefully that will be it.
I'm done with my swap but I've got a couple of small leaks. One is transmission fluid the other looks to be motor oil. I traced it to the oil pressure sensor. Does oil actually go thru the sensor? Because the oil is going thru sensor and coming out of pigtail coming from harness.
One leak down, one to go!! Now I have different problem. We went for a ride and it drove ok until I got on dirt road and the first bump I hit it shut down. It started right back up but from there on if I hit a small bump it just shut down. What could be causing that?
I like the ramhorn manifolds that are similar to the stock mid 60's corvette manifolds for several reasons
they flow nearly as good as headers
they fit close and don't cause clearance problems
they don't blow gaskets and leak
temperature under the hood will be cooler than headers
they look clean
I am presently running these on 2 jeeps with 350's.I removed the headers on both to replace them with these and notice no power difference .They did correct clearance problems and drop the under hood temp a lot
So I take transfer case off to check out transmission fluid leak and as soon as I pull it off I immediately know what the problem is. When you get the transmission to transfer case kit from AA you get this great big seal, well guess who forgot to install said seal onto the adapter. Dang good thing that I had just seen it a couple of days ago.
Not to hijack this thread but Harleydragon, do you have a preferred source for the ramhorn manifolds? I have seen several variation on E-Bay with one of the variations being the collector diameter. I think 2 1/2" is the biggest and 2 1/4 is the smaller variation. I currently have Sanderson headers that have a 3" collector but before I either make or have made the rest of the exhaust system I need to decide if I am going to stay with them. They are very tight to the block which seems like it would have some advantages but I am concerned that they are to close. Still working on getting the parts that could interfere back in place to get a better handle on it.
to the best of my knowledge on the factory ramhorns,corvette was the only one to use the 2 1/2 and everything else had smaller..I use the 2 1/2 on mine and then run 2 1/2 inch pipes.You can find them on ebay for about 125 including shipping.You then need a flange and donut.The flanges I use have a 2 5/8 hole and the bolt holes measure 3 inches apart.I carry one of the manifolds to oreillys and match up a donut that has a steel sleeve that taps into the manifold.this holds it in place for easier assembly plus I think it seals better.I then get an exhaust shop to flair me 2 pieces of 2 1/2 inch pipe and build my own exhaust.The exhaust is one of the last things I do so that I can make sure of clearance everywhere.You will be happy with a set of these manifolds for all the reasons I had listed above.When I change a set of headers out I usually have to fight like hell to get them out and then these manifolds just easily fall back in.My wife put the last set in that we changed if that tells you anything...