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Unread 07-17-2013, 09:01 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, 04:44 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

https://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, 03:27 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 05-27-2014, 11:54 PM   #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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