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Unread 10-07-2013, 01:37 PM   #1
JShwin14
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Local Help Starting My AMC 304

This may be a long shot but I'm hoping someone with experience with 304s and close by to me(Gales Ferry/Ledyard) can help me out with my CJ build. A little back-story.... when i bought the jeep a year ago the the engine was out of the jeep, the p/o said it was rebuilt 10 years ago and was never put back into the jeep. I'm at the stage where I have the engine in the jeep and want to start it up in the next couple weeks. I have read the Haynes manual and read through others forums but as this build is my first time doing any engine work I was hoping someone could help me out and make sure I'm not going to screw something up. Also because the engine hasn't run since the rebuild I especially don't want to mess anything up. If someone lives close by and is willing to help let me know.... thanks guys!

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Unread 10-07-2013, 01:50 PM   #2
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Pics of the engine
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Unread 10-08-2013, 10:35 AM   #3
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Thats a nice looking setup. What exactly are you looking for help with? Wiring?
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Unread 10-08-2013, 12:26 PM   #4
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Yea I'm looking for more of an overal check. Because this is my 1st time doing an engine work I dont want to forget something stupid like plug a spot a shouldnt or something basic like that. Just looking for sort of a sanity check in the upcoming weeks and it would be nice to have someone with experience to help me when i start it up for the 1st time
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Unread 10-08-2013, 12:28 PM   #5
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also i have a painless wiring harness so wiring the engine up shouldnt be too bad, because its a '79 i wont have the computer
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Unread 11-22-2013, 12:19 PM   #6
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the guy I use is down in East Haven, kind of a hike, but he knows what he is doing. SVE Performance, East Haven CT. Ck his web site
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Unread 11-25-2013, 06:47 AM   #7
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No longer in east haven. That shop went down in the hurricane. His new shop is in new haven now
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