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Unread 07-17-2013, 10:01 PM   #256
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Isn't there another company making a harness for CJs? Less money too.

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Unread 10-18-2013, 05:44 PM   #257
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Isn't there another company making a harness for CJs? Less money too.
I'm sure there is, but I doubt they would make one for a CJ with an LS




Thinking of buying an aluminum freeze plug from these guys

http://www.moranmotorsports.com/product/freeze-plug

then drilling and tapping it for my mechanical water temp sending unit. The next best method is drilling and tapping the actual head. I figure if I go the route of the freeze plug, I don't have to worry about aluminum shavings inside the head. I can drill and clean the freeze plug on a bench, and then install it.

So with that being said, what all is involved in replacing a freeze plug?
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Unread 04-13-2014, 04:27 PM   #258
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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.

PSC has apparently lost their minds, the kit linked above has increased by $1000. Price is now $1,659.00 for the same exact items included
http://www.pscmotorsports.com/80-86-...ssist-kit.html

And their PS pump has gone up by about $90, price is now $524
http://www.pscmotorsports.com/perfor...mount-kit.html

On the good news side, their cooler is now $3 cheaper at $75
http://www.pscmotorsports.com/motors...er-kit-12.html

New steering shaft, Price: $169.99
http://www.jeep4x4center.com/product...mber=5354934HD

Brace for the box, Price: $49.99
http://www.jeep4x4center.com/product...number=MS-9037

Mount for the box, Price: $104.47
http://www.jeep4x4center.com/product...umber=18003.10

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


Totalling out to: $3615
Hopefully I can get a discount




I was at the junkyard yesterday morning, pricing for a narrow 9" out of an old school F-150 was only $265. Since I'm doing brakes and steering, might as well look at new axles.

And of course here is where the dreaming comes in to play,

Spidertrax housing: $699
http://www.spidertrax.com/Spider9-Housing-65C35

Knuckles: $1199
http://www.spidertrax.com/3-1-2-Housing-Ends

Full float ends: $250
http://www.spidertrax.com/3-1-2-Housing-End-Cups

Unit Bearings: $529
http://www.spidertrax.com/Ultimate-U...5-8-Studs-x-RH

Outer Shafts: $399
http://www.spidertrax.com/Ultimate-4340-Stub-Shafts_3

Inner Shafts: $1099
http://www.spidertrax.com/Ultimate-4340-Inner-Shafts

Hi-9 Third member: $2799
http://www.truehi9.com/Prices.html


Front axle total: $6974
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Unread 05-28-2014, 12:54 AM   #259
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Spent some time going over wires today. Got my headlights working! My running lights front and rear light up, but no turn flashing or brake lights. Also I'm only getting 10 volts from the firewall to the starter. 12.5v coming in through the connector, but only 10 out. I'm thinking I'll have to take apart the steering column and chase some wires inside it. Not looking forward to that.

In other news, this thing is gross.

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Unread 10-28-2014, 08:25 PM   #260
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So, I had some exhaust work done. Hopefully it just needs a tune now.

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Unread 12-19-2014, 04:51 PM   #261
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Apparently all that smoke is the result of having 12 quarts of oil in the motor. The dipstick is not the correct length for some reason, which I was aware of. For some reason the exhaust shop felt the need to check the oil and fill it up. So that's been corrected, but I'm pretty sure it blew my rear main seal. I'm going to take it back to the shop and see if they'll replace it for me. Doubtful, but I'm still going to give it a shot.

I also had the turn signals and brake lights fixed. The switch on the brake pedal was not positioned correctly, so it was never contacting the stopper. The clock spring (I think?) was bad in the column so it was replaced and everything works now. So it is technically street legal And now that school is out, I'm going to try and get the dash installed. That is going to require the roll cage coming out, and I can almost guarantee the soft top won't go back on in one piece from sun damage.

So all in all, not much picture worthy progress, but lots of progress.
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Unread 01-08-2015, 04:41 PM   #262
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but I'm pretty sure it blew my rear main seal
Luckily that was not the case. Oil pressure sensor was installed incorrectly. No more leaks!!! (for now )

Since the Jeep is not deafening anymore, I was able to hear a small ticking. I took it to Action Cylinder Heads and they told me it is a lifter going bad. So that'll have to get fixed some time in the future. At least I know what it is I suppose.

Next up, I need to fix / replace the front hubs. One completely doesn't work, and the other pops out of lock all the time. I'd like to just rebuild them if that is cheaper, since the axles aren't going to be under the Jeep forever.

The dash is still not installed, because the roll cage is in the way. I haven't taken the roll cage out yet because the soft top is so sun damaged I'm surprised it's still in one piece. I've been shopping for a replace-a-top, but they are still pretty expensive at almost $600.

So my short list is: hubs, top, dash.
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Unread 02-24-2015, 09:55 PM   #263
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Unread 02-25-2015, 12:36 AM   #264
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Andy,
I just spent 2 hours reading this whole post..THAT IS ONE BAD A## machine
all the while I kept wondering what she will look like when finished.....
Looks like WE are all gonna have to wait...
keep up the good work my friend....
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Unread 02-27-2015, 01:11 AM   #265
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Andy,
I just spent 2 hours reading this whole post..THAT IS ONE BAD A## machine
all the while I kept wondering what she will look like when finished.....
Looks like WE are all gonna have to wait...
keep up the good work my friend....
I'm not giving up this time, I'm way too close Thanks for the compliments!
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Unread 02-27-2015, 01:14 AM   #266
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Got a few presents in the mail this week. I'm going to buy a wiring harness hopefully in the morning. Been looking at the Centech, since it is half the price of the Painless.





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Unread 02-27-2015, 08:13 AM   #267
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Spent most of the day working on making the radiator / e-fan fit.

Mocking it up:


Mounted the radiator and started cutting the shroud:


The way I mounted my '95 T-Bird fan (same thing as Mark VIII but with a two speed motor) on my CJ crossflow rad, I rotated it 90 degrees, and found that it fit absolutely perfectly between the side tanks, but it was long on the bottom. I just cut off the excess at the bottom, and fabbed a piece of aluminum sheet metal to close it up.
To gain as much engine clearance as possible, I trimmed about 3/4" off the four sides of the shroud.







Cardboard template.


Finished and installed.
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Unread 02-27-2015, 04:45 PM   #268
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Yep that's about what I ended up doing as well. I trimmed something like 1/2" from the shroud on all 4 sides to get the fan closer to the radiator.




I've been reading your build during downtime this morning, it looks great so far! I'll have to subscribe to it once I finish reading it.
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Unread 03-02-2015, 01:04 AM   #269
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I think I could live with $3k per each...
Add some lockers and that's pretty much all you need.

Dynatrac Products

Edit:

Ok, so I emailed them for a quote, and the total for front and rear Pro Rock 60s with 35 splines, and ARBs, would be $13.5k

Who wants to buy some axles for me?


Edit 2:

I've been doing a bit of web wheeling and these guys seem like the cheapest. $6360 for a pair of GM 60s with ARBs and some Warn hubs in the front.

Boyce Equipment Price List
Not that I'm anywhere near ready to buy axles, but the pricing on the Boyce 60 /14 combo is $4475 front and $4155 rear. Maybe I should buy the hydro brakes and steering before the axles
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Unread 03-02-2015, 09:24 AM   #270
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Not that I'm anywhere near ready to buy axles, but the pricing on the Boyce 60 /14 combo is $4475 front and $4155 rear. Maybe I should buy the hydro brakes and steering before the axles
You can build a 14 bolt for WAY less money than that! Search craigslist, or scour the boneyards. There are literally millions of them out there. I purchased two 14 bolts, one from a salvage yard, and one from a private owner, for $150 each.
The front 60 is a different story. My Ford kingpin in stock form cost me $1,200. I still need to get it rebuilt, regeared, and a locker installed.
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