Small update- my 4.10 Dana 30 arrived- it is a little rusty, but nothing a sandblaster won't take care of. No pics yet because I forgot my camera.
I also installed an interior heater. When I wake up in the morning I turn it on with a remote controlled outdoor power bar and the jeep is nice and warm when I get in. I also don't have to scrape my windows. I also has a nice disconnect so it is easy to take out in the summer.
Nice looking 87. I went after an 87 this time. I wanted an AMC, and I wanted a wrangler, so that narrowed it down to an 87 ha ha. I went out of state to virginia to get mine to avoid the rot tssue's. Mine had an awesome frame and body with a 125,000 miles. The body had a few dents, but I escaped the rust. The engine ran great, but decided I wanted a built 258. I went with a holley 470 TA 4 barrel on an offy intake, comp cam, 4.0 head with rollor rockers, header, DUI distributer, MSD, and so on. I don't miss a V-8, this thing romps. The holley TA series carbs are made for off road and will take some extreme angles. I love my 87, it's old school enough that it's easy to mod, repair and work on, but new enough that parts are still available and easy to come by. I hope you enjoy your 87 as much as I do mine. AMC rules!!!!
1987 wrangler, 258 I-6, 5-speed.
2007 liberty sport 4X4, automatic
2009 ford ranger 4x4 FX4 OFF/ROAD, 5-speed
Well I got the heater from Canadian Tire, so I'm not totally sure it is available in the States, although you could probably order it online. It is called a "Lil' Buddy car warmer" for those interested.
I'm finished finals tomorrow and will have a lot of free time. Hopefully transmission swap next week (assuming I can find all the parts I still need locally) and then the lift as soon as I can fit it in afterwards.
I'm looking forward to seeing it flexed out too, I have been waiting a long time to do this
It plugs in to a regular wall outlet, just like you would a block heater, but I have mine set up on a remote-operable outlet. So, when I wake up in the morning I turn it on with the remote and by the time I get outside the interior is slightly warm.
If you have any more questions feel free to ask, I can take some pics when it warms up a little.