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Unread 11-11-2012, 10:30 PM   #91
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Very Nice! Subscribed. Any pics of how you did the SOA perches on the front Waggy 44?
I have one pic of the "hard" side, shown here just tack welded in. It was fully welded in by the axle shop. I used Tad Perches on the front 44. To minimize grinding, I cut and ground a half round groove into the center housing, and used a square u-bolt on the one side.



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Unread 11-13-2012, 04:22 PM   #92
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Thanks!! I contacted Tad and ordered a set of his perches!
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Unread 11-15-2012, 06:38 PM   #93
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I'm in the process of figuring out how to mount this 120 amp alternator. The problem is, its a large alternator. The front to back dimension is much bigger than the old 70's Chrysler alternators, and that causes the back of it to hit the end of the cylinder head when trying to line up the pulleys.
This seems to be the best spot for it. I had to lengthen the stock adjustment arm. The factory triangle shaped plate was useless. Right now, the pivot bolt is attached to a quick and simple plate, just for mock up purposes. I'm going to fab a bracket that will bolt to 3 of the tapped holes in the head, and it will rigidly secure the front and rear of the pivot bolt. But, since I have the in-laws over my house for the next few days, said fabrication will have to wait. In the meantime, some pics.


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Unread 11-24-2012, 07:30 AM   #94
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I finished fabricating the alternator brackets. The only things left to do is to countersink two holes on the plate, and paint them satin black. The two areas on the cylinder head marked with a black Sharpie pen are going to get the edges beveled, in order to gain a little room with the back of the alternator.
If the weather next weekend is good (cool and dry), I'm going to shoot the Monstaliner on the bottom of the tub. Before I shoot the liner, I have to scuff sand the entire bottom first, then shoot two coats of epoxy primer.


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Unread 11-29-2012, 10:26 PM   #95
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Next weekend, I going to lay down the Monstaliner on the bottom of the tub. I've chosen Medium Quartz Gray for the color. All of the prep work has been done, from metal repair, pressure washing to clean and to remove the factory undercoating, scuff sanding, wipe down with MEK, and coating the rusty spots with Chassis Saver.

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Unread 12-02-2012, 07:22 PM   #96
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The Bilstein 5165 shocks that have been on national back-order for almost 6 months, have finally been delivered. They come with el cheapo band style clamps to hold the reservoir in place. Those will be replaced with blue anodized billet aluminum clamps.

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Unread 12-02-2012, 08:37 PM   #97
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The Bilstein 5165 shocks that have been on national back-order for almost 6 months, have finally been delivered. They come with el cheapo band style clamps to hold the reservoir in place. Those will be replaced with blue anodized billet aluminum clamps.
I bought those shocks first and you would think they would provide a nice clamp. Then I bought the fox shocks and still had to buy a aluminum clap. The build is looking Great!

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Unread 12-03-2012, 09:02 PM   #98
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After reading on the 'net about fitment problems with the CJ grille and CJ radiator with respect to the power steering box, I decided to mock up the grille, to see what issues I'm actually faced with.

The rolling frame has a face, at least, temporarily.



Grille hitting the steering box and hoses.



Created some working room.



The bottom of the radiator is hitting the steering box.


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Unread 12-05-2012, 07:01 PM   #99
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Gucci shock clamps arrived.



I made a transverse shock hoop brace.



I kept one of the short hoop supports, to triangulate and tie the support to the frame. I eliminated the driver's side support, because it looks like its going to be in the way of the steering shaft.

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Unread 12-07-2012, 03:43 PM   #100
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thanks, guys!

Well, that pretty much gets this thread up to where i'm currently at with my build, except for the engine. The engine parts are at my engine builder. The basic engine combo is a 1970 vintage dodge 318 block bored .030 over, and a 4" stroker crank that will give a displacement of 390 cubic inches, or 6.4 liters for you modern guys. I'm planning on dyno'ing the engine sometime in the last week of this month, assuming the engine builder will have the engine done before then. We're expecting it to make about 350 hp and about 480 ft. Lbs. Of torque. I'm going to record the dyno session with my camcorder. I'll post a video or two here.
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nice i love it, my 318 in my 1970 dodge dart was built pretty much the same way but i had a .509 lift cam, what size lift you running?
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Unread 12-07-2012, 05:12 PM   #101
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nice i love it, my 318 in my 1970 dodge dart was built pretty much the same way but i had a .509 lift cam, what size lift you running?
I went with a Comp Cams Nostalgia Plus hydraulic cam. It has .484 lift with the stock 1.5:1 rockers, but with my 1.6:1 rockers, the lift increases to .516.
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Unread 12-08-2012, 06:51 PM   #102
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I finally got going on the Monstaliner project today. I first sprayed one coat of Dupont Corlar 2.1 ST epoxy primer, which is an industrial epoxy primer.
When it dried, I sprayed 3 coats of the Monsta, in Medium Quartz Gray.



After 3 coats.
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Unread 12-08-2012, 07:42 PM   #103
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Great Job!!!! Looks Great
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Unread 12-08-2012, 10:57 PM   #104
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Great Job!!!! Looks Great
Thanks! It was an easier process than I thought it would be. Spraying the Monstaliner made the job go much quicker than I would imagine rolling would.
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Unread 12-09-2012, 10:20 PM   #105
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Ok just read the entire thread. Nice job and good choice on the manual valve body in the trans, now you wont have to mess with any kick-down linkage which makes things so much better.
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