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post #4186 of 6493 Old 07-15-2013, 05:35 PM
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How did you try and clean it out? Brake cleaner?

Try the Saginaw box one more try. I think maybe it had some debris in it.



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post #4187 of 6493 Old 07-15-2013, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
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How did you try and clean it out? Brake cleaner?

Try the Saginaw box one more try. I think maybe it had some debris in it.
Brake clean, compressed air, and a magnet. It was 2-3am though, odds are pretty high that I could have missed a shaving or two


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post #4188 of 6493 Old 07-19-2013, 02:35 PM Thread Starter
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With the heat wave this past week and the 110* heat index today, doing anything outside has been pretty miserable. I did however pick up a couple of things.

First was a sweet score. Bought a U.S. made ATL 22 gallon fuel cell that will fit perfectly in the back of my Jeep. It's a SP122a, retails for $845 + shipping from Summit, got it for $175 shipped Dual pickups, ATL premium foam, angled fill, and 1" vent. Just needs a little TLC (cleaning and paint). I'll need to build a mount for it but I'm pretty happy with the find, much cheaper than I originally planned so I had to pick it up.



I also received some exhaust parts so I can redo my disaster of a straight pipe I threw together before Moab. Still might have some noise when I'm standing on it but hopefully fixing all the holes/gaps and adding some type of muffler will make it a heck of a lot more tolerable while crawling.



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post #4189 of 6493 Old 07-19-2013, 02:43 PM
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Good deal on the cell

Would def swap out the foam for waynes baffles ASAP. I know of too many people that have run foam and had it end there race prematurely because the foam just took a ****

Check out waynes plastic baffles if you have not seen them yet

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post #4190 of 6493 Old 07-19-2013, 02:44 PM
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Nice cell dude....and I agree with Wayne's baffles. I wish I could run them in my cell.

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Good deal on the cell

Would def swap out the foam for waynes baffles ASAP. I know of too many people that have run foam and had it end there race prematurely because the foam just took a ****

Check out waynes plastic baffles if you have not seen them yet
I followed the development of them, they are definitely in my plans


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post #4192 of 6493 Old 07-19-2013, 03:09 PM Thread Starter
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and I agree with Wayne's baffles. I wish I could run them in my cell.
Well, you could, it wouldn't hurt lol

Edit: well, except the fuel level float on the stock TJ pump lol


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Well, you could, it wouldn't hurt lol

Edit: well, except the fuel level float on the stock TJ pump lol
There ya go.

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awesome find on the tank mike

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I followed the development of them, they are definitely in my plans
Good deal man

I was gonna run them in my rci but really want to keep the fuel guage as well

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Good deal man

I was gonna run them in my rci but really want to keep the fuel guage as well
As much as I have the amount of miles I get in my cell down to around 10 or so, I like my gauge too.. Haha


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post #4197 of 6493 Old 07-26-2013, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
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Going wheeling in the morning

Round 2 on the steering box mod. Picked up a used steering box from the junkyard for $25. This one is from a mid 90s Grand cherokee I think, it has a little quicker ratio which I think I will like, 3 turns lock to lock vs the 3.5 turns of a TJ box.



Marking the holes to be drilled for the assist. Hit the ports perfectly on the first one I did so tried to match them up as best I could.


Drilling holes. Hit the ports dead center again!


Tapping 1/4" NPT


Cleaned EXTREMELY well this time, definitely think I left shavings in the last one because I got a lot of stuff out of this one until it was spotless. Then I installed the #6 JIC fittings


Painted and reassembled with all new o-rings, teflons, and seals. Hoping this one works for a long time!


For the trip to Moab, I tried making a overflow for the radiator with an aluminum water bottle, some fittings and a filter on tip. I sealed it with JB weld. It held up for half the week until the JB weld cracked, then it started slowly leaking coolant. I took care of that problem by installing a overflow I got from Jegs, much better!


The angry tractor needed something done about the hacked together straight pipe I had horribly constructed at 2am the night before leaving. Re-did the exhaust, welded up all the leaks and added this little mini muffler I got from Jegs. It helped make it not so loud at lower RPMs but the tractor still comes out when I get on it


With the steering box re-installed, I started checking things over and quickly figured out that my steering system was terribly out of adjustment. First, I was toed out about 1" Then I discovered what might be why my last steering box broke, I never fine tuned the ram and steering box to work together properly after final assembly, I thought I did, but I guess that's what I get for putting the steering together around 4am after nearly 72 hrs of no sleep It was right during mock up but got messed up during final assembly. The ram was extending about a 1/2" past the boxes limit when steering to the right (remember, my steering box broke when steering hard right!). I think what happen was, when turning hard right, the power piston in the box moves towards the back, between the piston and the rear wall were some shavings from not cleaning the box out well enough. The ram over steered the box, forcing the piston back farther which crushed the shavings and ended up breaking the lip off the piston at the bottom (where the shaving would have settled in the box). Anyway, I should have it fixed now.

The Toe got adjusted from 1" of toe-out to 1/8" of toe-in and the ram and draglink adjusted to get the ram to limit just before the box. After a quick test drive we are looking good and ready to do some wheeling!


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That is way cool.

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Can't wait to see it wheeling tomorrow it's been way to long

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post #4200 of 6493 Old 07-27-2013, 05:56 AM
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Looks good , now go have some fun .

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