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post #25396 of 41897 Old 04-29-2013, 01:48 PM
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crap, I don't know which one I'd bet on!!! Either way, I'll be in the garage making progress while they twiddle their thumbs deciding what to do. LOL


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crap, I don't know which one I'd bet on!!! Either way, I'll be in the garage making progress while they twiddle their thumbs deciding what to do. LOL
hey now, nothing wrong with being thorough while making a decision!

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I can't talk. I haven't done a damn thing with my jeep in 3mo. Every time I look at it I lose motivation. Maybe I should sell the truck and jeep as a package.
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What wash was that? I don't remember that last time i went.
That's an XJ free zone Puck IIRC, that is the very last wash past the hand glider sign. I usually cut out before the waterfall.

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You look like you might be stuck. Did you make it through without help?

Oh, and pics of the rest of the person attached to the legs on the left?
Yep, I made it, just posed for a pic at the crest.


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What wash was that? I don't remember that last time i went.
You guys drove right by it, it's toward the middle, I was going to do it that day but everyone motored on. Just to get positioned I had to wedge my rear wheel and bumper into a wall, and once there the only way was up. I'll try to get some more pics up later. I'll say the hole at the bottom of it swallowed my 37's.


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crap, I don't know which one I'd bet on!!! Either way, I'll be in the garage making progress while they twiddle their thumbs deciding what to do. LOL
10-12 hr days, every day, kids, wife, yard work, inside repairs(kids break stuff), dealing with parents, etc on top of trying to get stuff done on the jeep is an uphill battle.
Wife and kids demand a lot of attention and time! You're lucky, in ways, to be single in that you have more time for yourself an don't really have anyone outside of work to answer to. We'll get there though.

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10-12 hr days, every day, kids, wife, yard work, inside repairs(kids break stuff), dealing with parents, etc on top of trying to get stuff done on the jeep is an uphill battle.
Wife and kids demand a lot of attention and time! You're lucky, in ways, to be single in that you have more time for yourself an don't really have anyone outside of work to answer to. We'll get there though.
Even with all that, if you can't find 30 seconds to drill a couple of holes through some sheet metal, something is wrong with you.

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post #25403 of 41897 Old 04-29-2013, 02:33 PM
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It's a fuse panel, it should've took 10 minutes at most to figure out a location and have mounted without any need for forum help... Kids, wife, work, yard, all of that stuff doesn't affect that fact that it's a 10 minute easy job! Find your spot, drill some holes install. Heck, use some self tapping sheet metal screws and skip the drill part if you need to knock it down to 8 minutes cause of the yard work issues.



Marn, that dude's email should've been like the 2nd email from the dude. Then you could've said, man maybe I should drive down and look at it...


I'm pretty sure I spent less time deciding to put an offer down on my house then you are this motor! Put it this way, have you got more then about 15 minutes of time into thinking about it cause I walked thru the house and told my realtor to put an offer on it. I don't think it took me more then 15 minutes to walk thru the house though.

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LOL, damn you Andy!!! Beat me to the punch!!!!

Really though, if it's this hard to get it mounted, I can't wait to see how difficult it is to figure out where to route the wires, what brand of connectors to use, if heat shrink will color match the brake fluid reservoir caps, what ga. wire to run, etc...



Things just seem kinda complicated for some people when in reality, it doesn't need to be. Nevermind, I just realized the problem, the smart phones can't give you the answer and well, we all know decisions must be made with the use of the smart phone.



Personally Marn, if your engine isn't like sitting with a hole in the side of the block and is in rebuildable condition, why aren't you just having a reputable shop do the rebuild so that you know what you're getting? Maybe my logic is flawed but that's the route I'd be going personally...

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10-12 hr days, every day, kids, wife, yard work, inside repairs(kids break stuff), dealing with parents, etc on top of trying to get stuff done on the jeep is an uphill battle.
Wife and kids demand a lot of attention and time! You're lucky, in ways, to be single in that you have more time for yourself an don't really have anyone outside of work to answer to. We'll get there though.
10-12 hour days, no wife, no kids, no house responsibility, no dealing with parents, but also NO MONEY hahaha

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Marn, that dude's email should've been like the 2nd email from the dude. Then you could've said, man maybe I should drive down and look at it...

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seriously, right? If he had volunteered the info without me having to pry it out of him.

And i over analyze everything. Every purchase, most decisions, etc. I have disocvered that im an idiot and screw thing sup alot (look at these axles) so I try and try to make sure all my ducks are in a row before i make the commitment, and even then it still gets screwed up most of the time.

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Personally Marn, if your engine isn't like sitting with a hole in the side of the block and is in rebuildable condition, why aren't you just having a reputable shop do the rebuild so that you know what you're getting? Maybe my logic is flawed but that's the route I'd be going personally...
cost.

shop rebuilding with me getting parts and doing the work = $1300-$1500, I could just buy a rebuilt long block for the same price.

(if it's even rebuildable, I dont know, I haven't been inside to see if its already rebuilt, etc).

Buying this guys motor and finishing it = $800

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Even with all that, if you can't find 30 seconds to drill a couple of holes through some sheet metal, something is wrong with you.

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It's a fuse panel, find your spot, drill some holes install.
Find me a spot that's large enough and flat enough to mount it with said screws or bolts, using the photos I posted earlier. Keeping in mind that there will also need to be places for air horns, solenoids, regulator, etc, AND still be accessible for service. My biggest hurdle isnt the drilling of holes...although I dont want to. the biggest hurdle is finding a suitable location that doesnt interfere with anything else. I know it seems stupid to be putting this much effort and time into it, but like I said, my OCD is rearing its head here. I want it to be as pretty and look as OEM as possible.

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...and marn, I feel your pain. With everything that he's willing to include, I'd scoop it up if financially possible. Either take it in to be checked, or have some of us with machinist tools swing by to check the measurements. Even if stuff has to be redone, much of the expensive machining looks to be completed already. Go for it.

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cost.

shop rebuilding with me getting parts and doing the work = $1300-$1500, I could just buy a rebuilt long block for the same price.

(if it's even rebuildable, I dont know, I haven't been inside to see if its already rebuilt, etc).

Buying this guys motor and finishing it = $800
Maybe it's worth it to just save for a bit longer and buy a crate motor with a warranty?

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okay....

so talked to the guy more about the motor, haha, I still haven't decided, but I'm getting closer.

He said it hasnt been decked, didnt need it I guess.

I then asked him what all comes with it, if he has the timing cover, etc. Right now he said he MAY have an intake for it. I've got plenty of those, but I figured i'd end up going aftermarket anyway, and if not, i'd run my stock 1973 4bbl on it.

The last question I asked was basically if he was literally going to build it and run it, as is, if he was happy with the work that was done, etc. Asked if everything checked out and all that.

Here's his response"

guess i should go get a motor this weekend, huh?
Sounds legit, you should do it.

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