started bright and early this morning... Dad's neighbor who had the timing light - well, he had one but it didn't work, so a quick trip to town to pick up a timing light. got back and set the timing... twice LOL. in my excitement to be coming down the home stretch, when I first set timing I forgot to unplug the ignition module bypass... so then I unplugged and set it again. it idles at least as smoothly as the old 2.5 I pulled out. the exhaust is louder, but the engine itself is actually quieter (no squeaks, taps, rattles, nothing
then I went to work actually cleaning up the wiring, removing as much of the original Jeep wiring as I felt comfortable, and removed a few things from the Chevy harness (EGR, AIR pump, cruise control, etc). Then I wired up my gauges (actually, just one wire each as I had already had them installed a few weeks ago... I posted a daytime pic the other day - here's a couple night shots. These are Autometer Phantom II.. I LOVE the look:
then started to run the wiring for the TCC lockup, but lost my printout showing how to hook the relay to the brake switch (got that a few min ago) so I'll do that tomorrow.
with everything else more or less done, I finally put the fenders back on and re-mounted the things that had to go on the fenders.. then with the thinned-out harnesses, I started the tedious process of looming. my YJ had A/C early on, but hasn't been hooked up for years, and all the components have been stripped out... I used the 2 holes in the firewall where the A/C lines went through - I cut between the 2 holes making it into an oval and ran the computer harness through as I didn't feel comfortable mounting the ECM under the hood (even though the original ECM was there)... for now the ECM is temporarily screwed to the front of the trans hump as that's about how far the harness will reach. in the future I plan to extend the harness and either mount it behind the glove box (if it'll fit) or under the passenger seat in an ammo can.
anyway, here it is, ALMOST done. hoping to finish up tomorrow and take it for the maiden voyage: