Alright so the inner valve springs are installed and ran for another 30 mins. Computer seemed to be having a hard time with it now at the break in level rpm for my comp cam but by the end it was for the most part, smoothed out. I let it idle down and it idled nice and smooth, but just a little high for my liking. Anyone else run into this?
I changed the break in oil again and tossed on a new filter. This will stay in for the first 700 miles or so and then it'll get changed again.
Now I just have to finish the rest of the little things, align the steering, finish the interior, do some wiring, get a winch and get it inspected.
I worked on my Jeeps switch panels this afternoon. I mounted two OEM panels next to each other and got switches that match as close as possible to factory.
Here are the switches I picked up, rear wiper is factory, then I picked up cooling fan for my FAL radiator fan, horn because my steering wheels horn button does not work, spot lights and soon a light bar.
Ill try and add some more details later on.
You need another switch for that last empty spot. What's the plan because that looks nice and clean.
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1998 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0
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Yeah I'm not sure, I have one for a horn, radiator fan, spot lights, and light bar...along with the factory rear windshield wiper. Im thinking of putting one in for a winch but we'll see what happens
Out of all the friends I have known to start a project like this... my brother is the ONLY one to have actually finished it... not to mention completing 95% of the work himself. Not many people can stay they have accomplished this bro.
Great Job bro!! Even though it comes as no surprise to me... its amazingly impressive just the same! Now get that bad larry on the road so we can go wheeling!
"Pumping lots of bass to a tweeter is like stuffing a basketball into a pigeon... neither will survive"
"So yeah... if you're not going to do a job right, either because you're just to damn lazy or you're don't know how... then yeah, don't touch it, because then someone has to clean up the freaking mess you made." - ME!
The 8.8 is a nice choice, but obviously I feel that way lol. and yeah he still feels awful about it and asks me every day about how its feeling...and I did get a raise lol
Thanks man, you know how much work its been, but seeing as how its almost finished and running I'm super pumped to get this thing on the road and driving my Jeep again. Now I just need this snow to melt, I really don't want its first time out to get loaded up with salt.
No, I've done some other rebuilds in the past. And have always hated timing lol.
that's what confused me the most is that it wouldn't do much of anything aside from turning over smoothly. Seems it was off by one tooth, fixed that and it fired right up.
Took a break from working on the wiring and Jeep stuff for a few days and cleaned out my basement over the weekend...found lots of lost Jeep treasures lol.
But I jumped back on the Jeep today and finished the wiring of my switches for my radiator fan and soon to have led lights and everything works great.
I also picked up a steering column from a local parts yard and started tearing it down for the clock spring, air bag and steering wheel...need to pass inspection soon and an airbag light wont cut it. With the steering column I also got a new windshield wiper control arm that has intermediate function control. Next I have to finish my sound bar, replace my amplifier in my center console and put my dashboard back together.
Tidied up all the wiring and ran the main feed wire into the cabin through the fire wall. On the fire wall under the dash I have a fused power distribution block that feeds power to the switches and my stereo system.
Also installed the factory steering wheel and air bag, I forgot how much I dislike the oem steering wheel.
So apparently today is not the day for Jeep work. Went to finish bending my transfer case shifter and found a broken sleeve washer, thankfully Novak has already put another one in the mail for me so I should have that soon.
Next I moved on to finish up the parking brake, just picked up the front cable that attaches to the handle, pull it out of the box and the part that bolts down to the tub...yup that's right on the cable backwards. Company ordering another for me, in hopes that it's installed correctly this time.
On a positive note, I did get my doors aligned and re-installed over the weekend along with new mirrors.
Now I just have to put the new outer door handles on I hate those stupid little clips.
I also ordered a 30'' LED light bar and two 2'' LED spot lights. I'm planning on making a mount to hold the light bar just in front of my winch keeping it tight and out of the way.
Great build very similar to my black '99 I rebuilt a couple years ago, I did a frame-off but didn't quite tear into it as deep as your are! I'm lookin forward to building a stroker, can't wait to hear what kinda numbers you're putting down
good from far, far from good.
'99 TJ frame-off rebuild: http://jeepforum.com/forum/f22/99-tj-frame-off-rolled-bold-1199954/