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Unread 08-15-2010, 08:08 PM   #61
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Jeff,

I had to remove the rod support to access the master cylinder cap on mine. You may be able to flip the rod on top of the firewall tab for more room but I don't remember trying it before I tore the Jeep apart.

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Unread 08-15-2010, 08:15 PM   #62
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Tried to make this pic in "Paint"... don't know if it will come through. I was thinking you could cut the support rod, build a square piece, and reattach the rod. Then you could remove the cap through the square hole.
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Unread 08-16-2010, 07:51 PM   #63
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Thanks guys,
I'll look at it some more this weekend. I'm working in NC this week and will not be home until Friday night.

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Unread 08-22-2010, 07:31 PM   #64
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Sam, Isaac, and I had another successful weekend.

We loaded up early Saturday and picked up the power steering gear we had ordered and went to the doughnut shop.

We installed the HD bracket from Rugged Ridge.







We put a new bearing in the steering column.







My little inspector



Next we started on the HYD clutch.
I modified the pedal per the monster slayer page.

Hydraulic Clutch

Pics are a little lagging on this; I had to fit the slave cylinder and had a clearance issue with the line and the frame rail. I cut the mount off of the slave and rotated and welded it back together. I honed the cylinder and installed it. It works really well.



We installed the column and new wheel


Next was the borgeson shaft.



The end is getting a little closer on ths project.



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Unread 08-22-2010, 07:51 PM   #65
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Looks great Jeff. Is that an aftermarket steering shaft?
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Unread 08-22-2010, 08:03 PM   #66
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Looks great Jeff. Is that an aftermarket steering shaft?
Thanks Dave.
It's a borgeson shaft. No damper. I wanted no play in the steering.

Borgeson Adjustable Steering Shaft, for 1976-86 CJ Jeep

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Unread 08-22-2010, 08:26 PM   #67
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you may be able to add a few washers under the bolt that holds the grill support rod up to clear that cap
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Unread 08-22-2010, 08:28 PM   #68
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you may be able to add a few washers under the bolt that holds the grill support rod up to clear that cap
I just loosened the rod at the grill end and pushed it over out of the way.
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Unread 09-04-2010, 08:00 PM   #69
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More progress this week and last.

Sam and I dropped the rear axle, cut off the spring perches and we rotated it to be ready for the double cardan shaft.

Now on to the good stuff!

We received the radiator this week and built/installed the fan and shroud.

We installed the radiator fan control and hoses.

We then started the ENGINE!!!
Fist time we have heard the Jeep run since Feb.
It started so fast it startled me!
Fired up and idled pretty well, it has a rich issue the longer it runs the richer it gets.
I am going to check my fuel line pressures (Supply and Return) as well as the vacuum on the MAP sensor.
On the bright side the CS 130 charges 14 volts at startup so the wiring for it is working.

I promise pics tomorrow.



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Unread 09-04-2010, 11:13 PM   #70
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Awesome! Can't wait for the pics....
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Unread 09-05-2010, 04:50 PM   #71
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Awesome! Can't wait for the pics....
Thanks Ned!

Today was spent chasing our tails.

I'm pretty sure I have a fuel return problem. I removed the return line from
the throttle body and installed a temp line from it to the fuel fill at the rear of the Jeep.
No more rich issues now just timing trouble.
I have probably built 5 or 6 SBC's and have never had timing issues.
We threw our hands up and stopped today.
We ordered piping to run a temp exhaust that will be in in the morning.
Maybe I can tune her better with the Flowmasters hanging under there.

Fan Shroud


Lower hose


Upper hose (that overflow line is temp)


Fan Control (I have to get more wire loom)


Sam Removing Exhaust Manifold (to check fitment of ordered piping)


Isaac helping to clean up (Chocolate Mouth)


Hopefully tomorrow will be better!



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Unread 09-05-2010, 05:12 PM   #72
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Looks like you've got some good help! Everything looks so good... I hate it that you're having issues, but I certainly understand about the need to walk away! Tomorrow will be a better day. Good Luck!
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Unread 09-05-2010, 07:45 PM   #73
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Looks like you've got some good help! Everything looks so good... I hate it that you're having issues, but I certainly understand about the need to walk away! Tomorrow will be a better day. Good Luck!
Yeah they are the greatest!
I was doing a little thinking about it while I was under the house cleaning out the master shower drain

It may have gas fouled some of the plugs while it was running so rich. I'm going to check those in the AM.
I'm fighting off the urge to go pull them now!

More tomorrow

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Unread 09-05-2010, 10:04 PM   #74
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A bad day of working on the Jeep is better than a good day of working on a master shower drain under a house... any day!
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Unread 09-06-2010, 11:51 AM   #75
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A bad day of working on the Jeep is better than a good day of working on a master shower drain under a house... any day!
Very true!

Today was much better!

The plugs were fouled very badly.

We installed our redneck exhaust and swapped the plugs for new and now she purrs like a kitten!!!!
Well like a grouchy tiger or something (flowmasters)

Pics and vids coming later!



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