I am going to try and sell the Jeep here. I'm keeping the Mini regardless of where I go from here. If I half to it will go into storage till I do make it back to the states.
As for making it legal in the states...vehicles over 25yrs old don't have to be modified as they are considered classics. I will have to replace all the glass and probably the seat belts but I think that is about it.
It's not a gotta. It's sort of a wanna. I've got about 15K into it and if I sell it over here I stand a chance of actually making money on it. So I'm going to give it a try. I won't be jeepless forever. Then next one will be better.
Heck Ya!! I'm getting excited. I'm still waiting for the ignition box to show up though, and I haven't made it out to the junkyard to get the Ford bits yet either.
Behind my computer chair there is a substantial pile of Mini parts that need to go on. If I had to make an estimate it is about 15-20hrs worth of labor sitting in this pile. I wanted to start on it today but I got side tracked and then passed out on the couch.
It's ALIVE!!! I don't know exactly what it was because I did so much but it runs halfway decent at the moment.
I reset the timing at the dizzy, cleaned the plugs, installed a electric fuel pump, cleaned all the electrical connections at the starter, starter relay, battery and I stole the yellow top out of the jeep for the time being. I adjusted the fuel mixture a bit at the carb too.
So tomorrow I'm installing the complete camber kit and hopefully get it aligned early next week. If I have time tomorrow I'll install the new water pump, belt, and hoses. The trigger wheel and sensor will go on at that time too.
Tonight I'm ordering 100 sq/ft of Dynamat so I can get the carpet kit in.
The ones in post 45 are the most recent. Nothing's really changed... that is until tomorrow. I'll be taking pics tomorrow when I upgrade the suspension. I'm not going to touch the interior till the Dynamat comes.
No, it doesn't enhance the spark it just allows for greater accuracy, reliability, flexibility, and smoother operation. If I add a stage 3 head all I need to do is plug the laptop in, remap it and drive. Same goes for if I swap in a 1275cc block or make any other performance improvements. I could add a MSD box inline if I wanted to get better spark and the thought has already crossed my mind.
The Megajolt does away with the distributor and instead uses standard Ford coil packs and the Ford EDIS module that controls the coils as well as a crank position sensor and a map sensor that is built into the Megajolt unit. It also has a built in rev limiter.