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post #121 of 450 Old 03-17-2009, 02:44 PM
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That sure is purdy.


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post #122 of 450 Old 03-17-2009, 05:39 PM
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it's been awhile, whats left on the list to get it finished?

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post #123 of 450 Old 03-18-2009, 12:47 AM Thread Starter
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Quite a bit. Mainly, Radiator crap and wiring harness crap. I havent been able to get radiator hoses to fit, and I haven't got the patience to plug in my wiring harness.

Hopefully that'll change soon, or I might be tempted to send it to a shop to get finished.

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I've had a crush on the Prius since it's debut. I got somethin' wrong upstairs.
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post #124 of 450 Old 05-27-2009, 02:27 AM Thread Starter
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Got a line on a new radiator / efan setup. Might be spending a pretty penny on that. Before I do that I think I might try to finish a bit more of this thing.

I don't think I'm ever going to get this thing finished. Buying a house and fixing a CJ don't mix together very well...

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post #125 of 450 Old 05-27-2009, 12:36 PM
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I know at my local parts store they had a rubber hose reducer to compensate for the smaller fitting. It's just a smaller piece of hose with a flange on the end so it stays at the end of the hose. I have had no leaks yet.

Nice build btw.

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post #126 of 450 Old 05-27-2009, 03:11 PM
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nice build up glad to see you start to get back to work on it again.


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post #127 of 450 Old 09-02-2009, 07:12 PM
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post #128 of 450 Old 09-02-2009, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
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I bought a condo!! After escrow and I'm all settled in, I'll resume work on the CJ. I CAN'T WAIT!!

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post #129 of 450 Old 12-07-2009, 05:32 PM
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So......i was sitting in class today day dreaming about my Cj right....And im like, i want a LS1 in it! Then i started thinking....I think somone on JF has done that! like started it years ago....When i get home im going to look that up, Surely he is finished by now!.....but then this is all i found lol
Any updates?
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Any Huge issues?

from what ive read here, its just a bunch of small stuff that slowed you down right? Nothing huge right? Would you pick a different engine if you where going todo it again? Like a Hemi maybe? What are you doing for gauges/dash? The reason i ask is because i seen you had electicall conections made for it in your harness so i was wondering if your planing on running like a Factory Gm cluster or something?
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post #130 of 450 Old 12-07-2009, 05:36 PM
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Wow,Im still subscribed to this,give us a update.

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post #131 of 450 Old 12-07-2009, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
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Update? Ehh... Uhh... It's blue! How's that for an update?

Advice? Issues? Not much honestly. Have deep pockets, and plenty of time to turn wrenches.

As far as a different engine? It all depends on what you're looking for. Mopar? No thanks! I originally started looking for the 5.3 Vortec, but couldn't find any. So I settled for an LS1. Only reason I wanted the 5.3 is for parts. I figured it'd be easier to make parts from an Escalade / Yukon fit into a Jeep easier than parts from a Camaro / WS6.

Gauges and dash, I've been contemplating throwing parts from a YJ at it. Because I think it looks better. If I stay with the CJ style dash, I'll probably get some stuff from Auto Meter. I'd like to run a GM cluster, but I don't think it'd hold up well to getting splashed and dirty. The Auto Meter gauges are supposed to be pretty air tight.

Throw some more questions my way! Who knows, maybe I'll get motivated

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post #132 of 450 Old 12-09-2009, 10:28 AM
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Settled with a Ls1 huh? haha


Anyways....My plan at the moment is to finish my resto project then start gathering parts....I have a desenctly build 360 i could sell with a few aftermarket parts that would offest the cost a little. (not much but still)

Honestly, here is my view...I was planing to rebuild a 401 for it. So by the time i got one and rebuilt it im sure i would have close to 3 grand in it.....Ive seen a few LS1 engines go in the 2000 range...oviously id need a few other things but it would be a much cooler outcome. Im not 100% sure on anything yet, but im deff going to keep a eye out for a recked camaro or gto or something....
I already need a new radiator and i had planned on running a electric fan when i do that.....Im already going to have full autometer gauges, i was already considering running a fuel cell (But i dont want to loose the back seat so i hadnt figured out what i was going todo there) IDK its pretty much worthless anyways.

Do you mind if i asked what you have into the engine and trans?

(I ran out of time to type, i have more questions that will come later)
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post #133 of 450 Old 05-02-2010, 01:36 PM
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would love an update on this project! hope its going well for you... or still going at all...
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Settled with a Ls1 huh? haha


Anyways....My plan at the moment is to finish my resto project then start gathering parts....I have a desenctly build 360 i could sell with a few aftermarket parts that would offest the cost a little. (not much but still)

Honestly, here is my view...I was planing to rebuild a 401 for it. So by the time i got one and rebuilt it im sure i would have close to 3 grand in it.....Ive seen a few LS1 engines go in the 2000 range...oviously id need a few other things but it would be a much cooler outcome. Im not 100% sure on anything yet, but im deff going to keep a eye out for a recked camaro or gto or something....
I already need a new radiator and i had planned on running a electric fan when i do that.....Im already going to have full autometer gauges, i was already considering running a fuel cell (But i dont want to loose the back seat so i hadnt figured out what i was going todo there) IDK its pretty much worthless anyways.

Do you mind if i asked what you have into the engine and trans?

(I ran out of time to type, i have more questions that will come later)
Engine and Trans... I think about $3k total in parts. Check my build sheet on the first page for all of the stuff I've bought.

If you're going to start putting parts in it, like the radiator / fuel cell, I'd either just buy the 401 parts and put them in your closet until you're ready, or just save up for all of the parts at once. Because from past experiences, I know that building in stages doesn't work. It sounds nice, and looks good on paper, but never works. Do it all at once and be done with it.
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would love an update on this project! hope its going well for you... or still going at all...
Still going, yes. If by still going you mean hasn't moved from the storage lot in downtown San Diego for almost 2 years. I've spent the past month debating if I should save money to finish the Jeep, or save money for a down payment on a new daily driver. The sensible answer is the Jeep, but the answer I want is a new DD. Such tough decisions!!

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