I have decided to redo my build thread because photobucket's new money grabbing scheme ruined my old thread. There will be gaps that I cannot fill do to losing pictures over the years which is unavoidable.
After taking care of the gas tank and getting it to pass smog with a rebuilt stock carb, I started modding the engine with a motorcraft 2100 carburetor and the team rush distributor cap, rotor and ignition coil upgrade along with a better GM Ignition control module. This setup as poorly as I executed it ran great until I moved to Nevada and finished cleaning up all unnecessary smog stuff and put in an HEI distributor. Team Rush Upgrade
Then got to actually enjoy my jeep with a local club since I had a lunch box locker and was ready to go, or so I thought... I ended up breaking my first dana 35 by bending the housing somehow (was actually 3 days later I noticed because of oil seeping from the tubes) and spit out a front driveshaft....
After this was a huge gap I don't have pictures for even though I was wheeling every weekend. I got another YJ dana 35 free from a club member and broke it the 2nd time out and since it was a later 35 the entire wheel/tire/drum and shaft came out. Bought a Rubicon TJ axle set and NP241OR from a club member and used the front D44 and NP241or in an XJ I had at the time since the front axle was a bolt in replacement for the bent XJ dana 30 and I installed the rear 44 in my YJ only to have it break sometime after as well with me deciding on the 8.8 route.
To match the 8.8 4.10 gearing, I found a 4 banger YJ front dana 30 dropout and brought it home. Upon opening it, I discovered it was actually a 4.56 geared dana 30 from factory according to the service tag and ring gear 41 and 9 stamped on it. Had to gear the 8.8 to match and then swap... Sorry for the lack of pictures...
8.8 4.10 vs 4.56 pinion
Dana 30 with 9 tooth 4.56 pinion...
Dana 30 swap after the rear 8.8 was completed
And of course testing the new combo on the front yard boulder
Some time after this I was getting fed up with the ax15's terrible crawling gear ratio. I did a manual shift AW4 swap that I used a Radesigns shifter for. I also installed an electric speedo and JB conversions standard Jeep SSYE. Unfortunately there is no pictures for this entire setup...
Soon after 2 bad things happened that kind of made me done with the Jeep thing for a few years. My brother rolled his XJ when we were coming home from a trip and a few weeks later my engine threw a rod when I was playing with a nitrous bottle....
A few missing gaps here are me adding an intank fuel pump, 3/8 fuel line from tank to throttle body, looming the wires, getting exhaust and too many small odds and ends to name. The problematic lokar column shift kit and the 700r4 bizarre shift points also made me move towards a 4l60e so I prepped for that.
1994 K-case s10 4L60E found then traded a case of beer for it.
As a good intermission until I get more pictures of the current 4L60E swap, I will add a list of forgotten mods I did that I forgot to add as they came up.
1. 1 piece passenger axle shaft swap
2. Crossover Heim Steering
3. Swapped out the rancho lift kit I got it with for a rough country one
4. swapped out the rough country for a BDS which was night and day better.
5. Dual Diaphragm brake booster swap
6. Rocker Guards which I believe concludes the missing mods
Got the combo in the Jeep this past weekend, So with the 4L60E and GM VSS SSYE, I had to put in an electric speedometer again(VDO 437-151). I also managed to put in an Ididit shift indicator for when a certain unnamed women has to move my jeep and somehow hasn't memorized automatic shift patterns in her years of driving only automatics....
Modified the Lokar cable shifter to work with the longer 4L60E shaft
So all I have left is some electrical work and to have my rear driveshaft lengthened again...
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