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post #16 of 91 Old 06-30-2013, 06:26 PM Thread Starter
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only worked a few hours on it this afternoon... no pics this update.

Got the fuel lines hooked up, the heater hoses, and the exhaust finished.
had to cut out the skid a bit to clear the TC which is clocked down a bit, went to hardware store for some shorter grade 8 bolts and got rid of the skid drop.
haven't started the front DS yet, but looks like I may need to notch the skid to clear the front DS

all in all I'd say it's going pretty well so far.

more update (with pics) tomorrow


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post #17 of 91 Old 06-30-2013, 06:38 PM
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Keep up the good work, you have my attention.

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post #18 of 91 Old 07-01-2013, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
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okeedokee... some updates from today, and a couple pics of recent work

got the Chevy TC shifter installed... fits almost like it was made for it:


a few weeks ago I modified the gauge panels to accept aftermarket gauges... FYI: 2" PVC pipe is a PERFECT fit for 2 1/16" gauges... that's what I used to make the angled bezels:


also got rid of the idiot light/indicator cluster over the steering wheel and simplified it with a few LEDs:



made and installed the linkage for the TC shifter - TC ready to go:


cut out plate to cover the old shifter hole in the floor, installed the auto trans shifter (B&M megashifter) and got the cable hooked up and adjusted - trans ready to go:


front & rear halves of exhaust.... 2 1/2" from the headers to the Y, then 3" through a single Catco converter and a Flowmaster 40 series - up & over the axle, out at the rear passenger corner between the shackle and tire:



Had to cut the skid plate a bit to clear the TC:


NP241 with JB SS SYE... even though I had to trim the skid, it doesn't really hang down THAT low - not enough for me to worry about anyway:


no pics, but I also got my front driveshaft assembled and installed

more to come tomorrow

Sean B. - Schenectady, NY - 95 YJ, 350/700r4/NP241, JB Shorty SYE, 8.8 rear, 2" BDS, 1" homebrew shackles, Daystar 1" BL, TJ flares, 35x12.50 General Grabber AT2 on 15x10 Bart D-Truckers, Polyshield polycarbonate windshield, HD over/under crossover steering
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post #19 of 91 Old 07-01-2013, 05:55 PM
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Keep it going!!!

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post #20 of 91 Old 07-02-2013, 05:15 PM Thread Starter
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just a couple pics today... don't know what happened but my camera just stopped working in the middle of the day and the memory card crapped out, so I just took a couple with my dumbphone

anyway... got the 8.8 completely installed... the swap stuff from East Coast Gear is some really nice hardware, but I do have a beef about the perches.
it's supposed to be an 8.8 swap kit, but the circular cut in the perches were the wrong radius and I had to spend about 20 min on each one with the angle grinder.
their e-brake cables fit perfectly
and yes... I know I need to cut those u-bolts to a respectable length


then once the axle was installed, I could measure for my driveshaft.... cut that down and welded then gave it a couple coats of (what else) Yellow


a few things done that I didn't take pictures of...
took the looms off ALL the wiring... both the chevy harness and the YJ harness. I know most of the YJ wiring will end up on the floor but I didn't want to cut anything out just yet until I get to the wiring - THAT starts tomorrow

Sean B. - Schenectady, NY - 95 YJ, 350/700r4/NP241, JB Shorty SYE, 8.8 rear, 2" BDS, 1" homebrew shackles, Daystar 1" BL, TJ flares, 35x12.50 General Grabber AT2 on 15x10 Bart D-Truckers, Polyshield polycarbonate windshield, HD over/under crossover steering
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post #21 of 91 Old 07-02-2013, 07:41 PM
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looking good, keep the updaes / pictures coming

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post #22 of 91 Old 07-02-2013, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
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forgot to mention above... when I installed the 8.8, the perches that come from ECGS have 3 pin holes - center and 1" forward and back... I mounted them in the forward hole, giving a 1" stretch.

something I don't understand though - the perches have 3 pin holes, but the u-bolt plates only have ONE so I had to drill a 5/8" hole in the plate 1" from the center hole.

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post #23 of 91 Old 07-03-2013, 09:52 AM
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Nice work,keep it up. subscribed and looking forward to seeing you drive it out of the garage!

Thanks!
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post #24 of 91 Old 07-03-2013, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
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no pics today... didn't really do anything that would be obvious in pics... just worked on wiring - ALL DAY. just got in and cleaned up about half hour ago.

but all the hard work is starting to pay off...
I tacked the wiring with the thought to get the darned thing functional, THEN worry about making it look good and neat.
so in doing my wiring, I just stripped the ends and twisted them together and wire nutted so if I ran into stumbles it would be easy to undo and change the connection if needed.

well, I've still got a spaghetti mess all over the engine bay, but I got it to start
at first had the fuel pump relay wired wrong but it started and ran on starting fluid... then I figured out my relay error and got it to start on its own. sounds awesome through the single 3" flowmaster but I didn't want to run it more than a minute or two at a time since I still have the nose (including the radiator) off the Jeep.

idles really rough, some of that I'm sure is the fact that it's sat for over a year not running, but I think there may be other issues I need to figure out... I might start a new thread on that one.

the plan tomorrow is to clean up some of the excess wiring and attempt to loom as much as I can.

Sean B. - Schenectady, NY - 95 YJ, 350/700r4/NP241, JB Shorty SYE, 8.8 rear, 2" BDS, 1" homebrew shackles, Daystar 1" BL, TJ flares, 35x12.50 General Grabber AT2 on 15x10 Bart D-Truckers, Polyshield polycarbonate windshield, HD over/under crossover steering
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post #25 of 91 Old 07-04-2013, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
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well I got a new CTS, changed out the fuel pump (already had that here) and while I was at the parts store getting the CTS, I picked up a regulator rebuild kit (new spring, diaphragm and gaskets)

fired it up and it actually idled pretty good for about 4-5 min then stalled out... won't start on it's own - now I'm back to running on starting fluid.

cleaned up for the day - had to stop some time, otherwise I'd be out there til 2-3 in the morning and probably fall asleep on the garage floor.

anyone feel like taking a nice weekend trip to beautiful Schoharie County NY and helping me figure this darned thing out?
and here I was thinking I was about to set a new forum swap record

Sean B. - Schenectady, NY - 95 YJ, 350/700r4/NP241, JB Shorty SYE, 8.8 rear, 2" BDS, 1" homebrew shackles, Daystar 1" BL, TJ flares, 35x12.50 General Grabber AT2 on 15x10 Bart D-Truckers, Polyshield polycarbonate windshield, HD over/under crossover steering
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post #26 of 91 Old 07-04-2013, 09:24 PM
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Does it only start when cold? If soid guess somethin to do with the O2 sensor or another sensor related to "warm up". Once the engine is warm and running on sensors and not running on some preset "warm up" program.

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post #27 of 91 Old 07-04-2013, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
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the short time it was running I don't think it got warm enough to do anything like that... I'll see in the morning when I go back out to the garage

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post #28 of 91 Old 07-04-2013, 09:32 PM
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Yea. Once it cuts out of the warm up program something goes screwy. I've never done an engine swap and my engine mechanics is lacking. But that's what came to mind. Figured I'd throw it out there.

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post #29 of 91 Old 07-05-2013, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
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spent the whole day back and forth between the garage and checking the net for possible solutions... my biggest problem was that my injectors weren't consistently firing. pulled the distributor and tested the pickup coil - resistance values were all over the place but not where they were supposed to be from what I read, plus the connector was crumbling away so it was probably shorting... so that called for replacement, and there was no telling how old the ignition module was, but the connectors didn't look the greatest, and lastly the drive gear had what looked like a worn tooth, so I got a whole new distributor... not an MSD or other performance, just a generic auto part store replacement... well after replacing it started up after about 30 seconds of cranking (maybe the injectors had to "prime" or something?)

still idles a LITTLE rough, but I haven't set the base timing yet (one of dad's neighbors has a light I hope to borrow in the morning) but it already idles much smoother than it did yesterday... and more importantly, it didn't shut off until I shut it off - no stalling

have to still finish up some of the wiring, like the TCC solenoid, VSS, gauges and finish up the looming - then put the fenders back on and bleed the brakes

getting there

Sean B. - Schenectady, NY - 95 YJ, 350/700r4/NP241, JB Shorty SYE, 8.8 rear, 2" BDS, 1" homebrew shackles, Daystar 1" BL, TJ flares, 35x12.50 General Grabber AT2 on 15x10 Bart D-Truckers, Polyshield polycarbonate windshield, HD over/under crossover steering
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post #30 of 91 Old 07-06-2013, 07:34 AM
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Looks great!

My build: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/95-yam-project-1527472/?highlight=
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