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Unread 10-30-2010, 09:52 AM   #151
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Dave you're a life saver I can't pull those up till I'm back in the states, for some reason Kuwait has banned eBay

I've been doing tons of wiring harness research, but I'm getting to a stopping point. Pretty soon I won't be able to do anything without holding the harness in my hands.

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Unread 11-05-2010, 04:34 PM   #152
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I spoke with Vanco PBS today, and I know I'm going to end up with their kit eventually. I think I may just go ahead and buy it now instead of wasting money on something that I plan to replace later on.

Item Name: Jeep Hydroboost Kit
Item Price: $1,030.00
http://www.vancopbs.com/product_p/6.htm

Options:
  • High Pressure Lines: High and low pressure stainless steel line kit (low pressure line is black)
  • Hydroboost: CJ Series 67-86 Hydroboost
  • Power Steering Pumps: No Item
  • Master Cylinders: Master Cylinder for and ton and smaller calipers (1 1/8th bore)
  • Proportioning Valves: Two-Wheel Disc Valve Kits
  • Optional Items: Hi-Flow
Their kit optionally comes with an upgraded power steering pump to operate the Hydroboost, but they do not have any Chevy pumps. Again, with the same mentallity of why spend money on something that will be replaced, I called PSC Motorsports for their hydro assist kit. This kit comes with no PS pump.


Item Name: 80-86 Jeep CJ Trail & Street Cylinder Assist Kit
Item Price: $698.00
80-'86 Jeep CJ Trail & Street Cylinder Assist Kit -SK105X : Jeep Cylinder Assist Kits, Jeep Cylinder Assist Kits | PSC Motorsports - performance steering components

Kit includes:
  • SG762MR Steering Gear
  • PK1405 High Performance Pump
  • SC2200K Steering Cylinder Kit
  • HK2015 Hose Kit
They say to give them a call when I'm ready to order, and they'll include a PS pump that will work for both their assist ram and also the Vanco brakes. Same cost as this kit, just a tiny bit different.


Item Name: LS1 Performance Pump
Item Price: $434.00
Performance 1200 Series Pump & LS1 Mount Kit-PK1200LS1 : Pump Systems and Components, GM | PSC Motorsports - performance steering components

Kit includes:
  • Pump
  • Reservoir
  • Pulley and pump mount bracket (head mount).

If I do all of this, I'll have to add quite a bit of other stuff to make this work.Totalling out to $2460.22, this is a bit of a decision I need to make. Either spend the cash and have a forever system that I'll never have to replace, or spend maybe $500 to have a cheap system that will work for now.
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Unread 11-08-2010, 05:55 AM   #153
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I do this all the time, get just enough to get by and it either breaks or does not work correctly. Buy the better part or system for a little more money and then the cost is double or more with the original purchase.

I can't wait to see this bad boy on the road!
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Unread 11-24-2010, 02:49 PM   #154
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Now that I'm back in the states, I spent some time doing some part chasing. I spent most of the day driving to / calling various parts stores for a power brake booster bracket. The only lead I got says to check back in a week, and they'll be getting a few of them, which I found to be kind of odd that they would be getting "a few" of a very strange and old part. So I'll more than likely end up buying this one

Power Brake Booster Bracket Kit*8133324 by the Jeep Specialists | Morris 4x4 Center

If for some reason that doesn't bot up to my booster (I bought from ebay), then I'm prepared to fork over some cash for this bad boy

Power Brake Unit w/ 8" Dual Diaphragm*MBM-PBUJ7486 by the Jeep Specialists | Morris 4x4 Center

After taking a careful look at my bank account () I've decided against spending the buku bucks for the previously mentioned hydraulic setup.
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Unread 11-27-2010, 12:12 AM   #155
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Mike, I really really love that air filter idea. Especially the MAF mounting in a somewhat stock location. I doubt I can fit something similar to mine, it's going to be tight no matter what





I think I could probably mount mine to the driver side fender like yours, but that may end up being covered with relays and fuses.



If you've got any ideas feel free to shoot them my way I'd love to avoid a K&N for probably the same reasons as you.
Hi Andy, I figured I would respond into your build thread instead of mine.

It looks like you can turn the intake straight toward either fender or back at the intake manifold. It looks like you have a ton of room above the intake, maybe find or fab a box and change a couple intake bolts into studs to mount it. Then maybe run a cold air tube down to the front of the grill. Or put it above the intake and add an active Corvette hood scoop.

Otherwise, just take it straight to either fender and mount it. You can see how I have all my relays packed closer to the battery to leave a lot of inner fender room. I don't know of any particular boxes that would work for you. You just need to figure out what size you need then scour salvage yards and eBay until you find something that works.

I liked the box I chose because it had a factory MAF mount. I was thinking of trying to add a cold air run to mine. If you look in your bottom picture on the passengers side fender, there is the perfect indent that is full of dust between the grill support rod and the frame rail, that part follows down from the front of the grill and makes a natural run to the corner of my air box. I was thinking about trimming out that corner and running a small fresh air feed. I am also debating on if it is even worth the hassle.


Anyway, you asked for ideas and that's about all I got so good luck. You're definitely going to want to let that LS breath. I look forward to seeing how this turns out.
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Unread 11-27-2010, 01:11 PM   #156
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Hey Andy I just got finished looking through you build. Great job!! I had seen this some time ago and hadn't kept up. I don't look at this part of the forum all that much. I'm subscribing now!!

Keep up the great work.
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Unread 12-02-2010, 08:06 PM   #157
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Hey Andy, glad to hear you are back!

So where are you with the parts chasing and wrenching?
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Unread 12-02-2010, 08:16 PM   #158
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If you dont mind me asking... all in all how much do you think the motor swap costed you?
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Unread 01-08-2011, 05:22 AM   #159
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Any updates/progress?


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Unread 01-31-2011, 02:09 AM   #160
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Well after lots of thinking and lots of searching, I haven't found anywhere local that I can wrench on the Jeep myself. I think I'm going to take it to M.I.T. Drivetrain, the shop I talked about a few posts back. They're even featured in 4wd magazine

http://www.4wdandsportutility.com/te...aft/index.html

I think I'm just going to have them get it running, finish up things like the harness and make sure my motor is still in good condition. As far as getting it street legal and what not else, I'd like to do all of that myself. Whether it be in my parking lot at home, or at a shop using someone else's tools. The main hurdle here is to get it running and moving under it's own power. Then I can quit towing it everywhere.

To answer some questions, Mike i really like how you mounted that box to the fender, I'll have to try and figure something out using some junkyard pieces like you said. Jim, I've gotten plenty of inspiration from your build, keep up the good work and count on me ordering some parts from you Dave, I've picked up quite a few parts since I've been back. I've slapped the easy ones on in the storage lot, but they don't really like it so I have to make it quick whenever I'm there. Hopefully that should change once I get this thing in my parking lot! Mallard, my build sheet on post #1 should have a decently up to date list. I think the total as of right now is around $11k. SKT, here it is!
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Unread 01-31-2011, 07:29 AM   #161
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Andy it's good to see you back at work on the Jeep. Sounds like you've got a solid plan going. Too bad there's not a forum member close by where you could take your rig to and work on it.
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Unread 01-31-2011, 08:04 PM   #162
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Oh that's where it gets better. I live about 10 minutes away from Joe Dillard. I'm sure I'll be abusing his garage quite often
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Unread 01-31-2011, 08:10 PM   #163
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Oh that's where it gets better. I live about 10 minutes away from Joe Dillard. I'm sure I'll be abusing his garage quite often
Hey Andy if you haven't seen any of Joe's welds, well he's pretty darn good at it. Glad he's close by.
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Unread 02-07-2011, 11:45 PM   #164
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Just dropped the Jeep off at M.I.T Drive train locally. They quoted me an estimate at just under $4k to finish it up and get it running. Not street legal, and not Cali legal, just running. I'm gonna head back over there in a few days and see if the price came down any. I supplied almost everything to get it running. They just need to install it and *hopefully not* rebuild the motor. Wish me luck!
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Unread 02-08-2011, 06:07 AM   #165
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Good luck

Hopefully you can get some progress photos while the shop is working their magic!
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