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Unread 04-18-2010, 09:14 AM   #46
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racket help

im doin a 350/TH 350 conversion on my 84 cj 7. one issue is the a/c bracket. i dont have ac on my jeep or want it. is there another bracket i can get? i did have a eliminator pully and it fits perfect in the a/c spot but the pully binds with the 3 nuts when i tighten it up. send some updated pics of your engine please. i would like to see them

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Unread 04-18-2010, 09:25 AM   #47
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im doin a 350/TH 350 conversion on my 84 cj 7. one issue is the a/c bracket. i dont have ac on my jeep or want it. is there another bracket i can get? i did have a eliminator pully and it fits perfect in the a/c spot but the pully binds with the 3 nuts when i tighten it up. send some updated pics of your engine please. i would like to see them
There is only one style of bracket. Chevrolet just used the eliminator pulley for trucks without a/c. I have seen the 3 bolt eliminator, but most of these brackets uses the 2 bolt style eliminator. Just get one for a '92 Chevy truck or something close.
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Unread 04-18-2010, 11:46 AM   #48
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im doin a 350/TH 350 conversion on my 84 cj 7. one issue is the a/c bracket. i dont have ac on my jeep or want it. is there another bracket i can get? i did have a eliminator pully and it fits perfect in the a/c spot but the pully binds with the 3 nuts when i tighten it up. send some updated pics of your engine please. i would like to see them
I don't have an AC eliminator pulley, Mine will have AC.

Try here.
AutoZone.com | | A/C Compressor Bypass Pulley | AC BYPASS PULLEY

Sorry,

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Unread 04-18-2010, 12:41 PM   #49
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I could never understand those that want to disable a perfectly good a/c system. to wreck a $1500 system to replace a $50 air pump you buy at kmart. Yes a/c doesnt really hurt performance but when it 100 degrees outside it feel good. ok put the top down, but being stuck in traffic at the beach or the wife, you messing my hair. A/C is good.
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Unread 04-18-2010, 03:30 PM   #50
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I could never understand those that want to disable a perfectly good a/c system. to wreck a $1500 system to replace a $50 air pump you buy at kmart. Yes a/c doesnt really hurt performance but when it 100 degrees outside it feel good. ok put the top down, but being stuck in traffic at the beach or the wife, you messing my hair. A/C is good.
AND THIS HAS WHAT TO DO WITH THIS THREAD?????



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Unread 04-18-2010, 08:33 PM   #51
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thanks jcal73, FYI...i dont have an a/c. it was use to go back in the suburban that my engine came out of and my jeeps wasnt workin when i bought it. i havent used ac or the top in 3 years so it just isnt important to me. although it would be nice it just doesnt matter that much.
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Unread 05-23-2010, 07:20 PM   #52
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Unread 05-23-2010, 10:26 PM   #53
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update

thanks for asking. the engine is together and i did find the ac eliminator and it worked perfectly. the 3 bolt one that i had is for an LS engine. the 2 bolt one worked great. ordered my bolt on engine mounts from advance adapters friday so after that my next big buy will be the trans/transfer case adapter. i have to do this on the down low so the wife wont figure out how much money i really spent! im sure everyone can understand that. i will be asking more questions though for sure

one for now is my 84 cj has a computer(i think) will this cause any problems with hooking up wiring when i get to that point? i think i am going to go with a mechanical oil guage and a mechanical temp guage if that means anything. i have the street fire HEI MSD distributor. any other wiring issues that i may have problems with?
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Unread 05-26-2010, 05:44 AM   #54
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Any update?
Things have slowed down a little. We have all of the belt drive stuff on and will pull the steering column this weekend.

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Unread 08-01-2010, 10:16 AM   #55
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I haven't posted on the little project in a while because of various reasons.
I've been working out of town a bunch and it's just been too hot outside after working outside all week to want to do much on the weekend.
Call it an economy thing or what, we have a terrible work load right now and I've just been really tired on the weekends. I've been working 60+ hours a week (5 days).
OK enough of my whining!!!

We have started back on the project in a small way. My oldest son and I have removed the winch and mounting bracket today as well as drilled small holes to spray PB Blaster on the body mounts. We will be installing a 1 inch body lift in the next few weekends.

Things left to do:
1. Install body lift
2. Throttle cable
3. Radiator and hoses w/electric fan and shroud
4. Cut off rear spring perches, rotate axle and install double cardan shaft
5. Rebuild steering column adding new steering wheel
6. Install new steering shaft
7. New steering gear with HD bracket
8. Hyd Clutch Stuff
9. Hydroboost
10. New dual exhaust
11. New Windshield with seal
We hope to finish our little project some time in Sep.

More to come

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Unread 08-01-2010, 10:55 AM   #56
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Any progress is progress

What steering wheel are you going with?

I have been fixated on Grant's #739
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Unread 08-01-2010, 10:58 AM   #57
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Just a plain ol Grant 338

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Unread 08-08-2010, 08:38 AM   #58
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We made a little more progress Saturday.

Ordered radiator and a bunch of stuff including the 1 inch body lift!

This is a milestone because once the body lift is installed we can tie up all of the wiring and install the radiator and hoses not to mention a bunch of other stuff.

Installed starter and temporary battery cables.

Primed engine oil pump (buddy came over with his priming tool).

Spun the engine with the starter for the first time!

The crate engine will hold over 40lbs of oil pressure just turning the starter! That is about 4 times what the old six would do running!

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Spent the rest of the day cleaning up wiring

FEELS GOOD to be back on the project!!!!

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Unread 08-08-2010, 09:13 AM   #59
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List of Parts on engine so far.....

Engine GM Performance 12568758
Pulley Kit GM Performance 12497698
Fly Wheel GM Performance 14088648
Fly Wheel Bolts ARP 200-2807
Pressure Plate Bolts ARP 130-2201
Clutch set RAM Automotive 88624
Hyd Clutch Kit
Bell Housing Advsnce Adapters 712548
Engine Mounts Advance Adapters 713007
Intake Edelbrock 3704
Intake Gasket Set Fel-Pro Performance Z1256
Intake Bolts ARP 134-2001
Exhaust Manifolds AM-13742302
Exhaust Manifold Gaskets Fel-Pro QMS94054
Radiator SKU: 583-4CMT
Rad Fan Temp control Derale Cooling Products 16749
Coil Moroso 72358
Plug Wires Summit Racing SUM-G825
Plugs Autolite 25
Breather Assembly Moroso 66303
Starter And Bolts Tuff Stuff Performance 3510B
Dizzy Hold Down SUM-400500
EGR Block Off Plate
Radiator Hoses Summit Racing SUM-390048
Heater Hoses 5/8 Heater Hose
Water Neck Proliance Ready-Aire 9556
Thermostat Mr. Gasket 4365
Coil to Dizzy Harness Painless Wiring 60124
Coil to Power and Tach Harness Painless Wiring 60125
Throttle Cable Lokar TC-1000TP
Alternator 1345-6-7



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Unread 08-15-2010, 05:46 PM   #60
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More progress this weekend!
My oldest son Sam and I dodged rain and worked out in it some!

We installed the body lift, pulled the steering column and brake pedal assembly.
My son had been spraying PB Blaster on the mounts all week.
We drilled a couple of small holes the get to the captured nuts in the body.


We started fitting the Hyd Clutch components and we may have hit a small snag.
The master cylinder is in the factory location (the holes were already in the firewall) and the fill cap will not come off.
I'm thinking of taking it apart to see if the reservoir can be shortened a little.



I ordered more parts today as well.
Steering shaft
Rear u-bolts
Column Seal
HD Steering Box Bracket
Lower Column Bearing kit
Clutch Boot

We are still waiting on the radiator to come in.



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