post #211 of Old 05-30-2011, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
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ok well i finally finished up my WJ booster/ MC swap list night. i must say, although it is a great upgrade, i am not totally satisfied yet. i can stop plenty quick, but i think i may need to re-bleed everything or something. it should be a little better i think. but overall i am very pleased.







now when i first got everything put back together, the pedal would go to the floor but stopping power was there, just late in the pedal throw. so i decided that i would drill a new hole a little lower on the pedal to shorten the throw. worked great and made the pedal feel much better. i probabaly could have made it a little lower as it is still a pretty far pedal throw, but it is much better.



ill probabaly bleed everything again today and make sure no fittings are leaking.


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Yea, and I thought it was one of the 11 Commandments:
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post #212 of Old 05-30-2011, 03:37 PM Thread Starter
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also today, i swapped on each grille to see how they look. thoughts? for now i have the one from an '87 on there.

current grille, '87 grille, '84 wagoneer grille














so which grille looks best?


i also threw on the waggy tail lights.

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post #213 of Old 05-30-2011, 04:35 PM
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dude that last grill is sick, like of you don't use it let me know and ill buy it from you

Hang on, I want to try something

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post #214 of Old 05-31-2011, 10:44 AM Thread Starter
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thanks but i dont think ill br shipping it to the east coast. probably be super expensive.

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Im tied between the current and '87 grills. I also dig the waggy lights.
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yeah i think im going to use the '87 grille for a while.

on another note, i ordered a B&M tranny cooler and a stant superstat thermostat the other day. just need to throw them on soon. also need a new temp sender. my temp gauge rarely reads over 160*. not sure if its the sender or a bad thermostat.


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threw the tranny cooler on today. talk about a PITA

i first tried mounting it like this.


but it stuck out too far and i couldnt get the header panel on.

so i had to turn it 90* and mount facing the other way. it is very close to the A/C condenser this way, but it'll be fine. i had to fiddle with the placement and just do trial and error until i finally mounted it here


and you can see where i had to trim a little of the header panel to fit over the bracket

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such a great build, keep up the excellent work.
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thanks man. i appreciate it.

im going to eventually completely redo the suspension minus the arms and drop brackets. my coills and shocks are too soft for my liking and my leafs are poop. so im going to be getting deavers all around when money permits. and all new shocks of course.

but for now i am going to mostly be doing maintenance on it. ill be doing the cooling system soon, and try to fix my oil leaks again. i think its seeping a little from the oil pan, valve cover, and distributor gasket. and when i hit 200k, which is very soon, ill be doing the timing chain for piece of mind. there is always something i can be doing on it.

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thanks man. i appreciate it.

im going to eventually completely redo the suspension minus the arms and drop brackets. my coills and shocks are too soft for my liking and my leafs are poop. so im going to be getting deavers all around when money permits. and all new shocks of course.

but for now i am going to mostly be doing maintenance on it. ill be doing the cooling system soon, and try to fix my oil leaks again. i think its seeping a little from the oil pan, valve cover, and distributor gasket. and when i hit 200k, which is very soon, ill be doing the timing chain for piece of mind. there is always something i can be doing on it.
mines the same way, every saturday can be spent fixing something haha
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for sure. but its something to do on days off.

on a side note, i had a guy offer to buy it from me when getting gas the other day...for $2k. i laughed, until i thought about how much money i have into this thing for being a more mild build

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they money we drop in these things with no return is insane.
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true story. i probably have about $10k into it overall

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well i popped yet another plastic coolant pressure bottle. definitely doing an open conversion soon. im tired of popping these at nearly $40 a piece.

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replaced my busted coolant bottle yesterday.

and for today, i got my new steering box in the mail. its a rebuilt unit from a member on NAXJA that is ported for hydro assist. can finally replace my leaking sloppy one.




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