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Unread 09-06-2010, 02:54 AM   #31
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Yea the little details make all the difference. What else you got planned for it?

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Unread 09-06-2010, 03:42 AM   #32
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Next steps after it is dialed-in and drivable: Black Diamond 3" Lift and at the same time will swap a Dana 44 rear that I bought last year for the AMC 20. New wheels & Tires, Paint, Seats, Tuffy console and stereo.
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Unread 09-06-2010, 07:22 AM   #33
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What size tires you going with? And what color?
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Unread 09-06-2010, 10:58 AM   #34
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What size tires you going with? And what color?
33" 12.50 15 BF Goodrich A/T

Sebring Red

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Unread 09-06-2010, 07:04 PM   #35
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Made some progress with the Lokar throttle cable and throttle valve cable. The throttle valve cable seems like the perfect solution and the installation was a breeze. The bracket that attaches to a stud on the throttle body secures both cables. It is stainless steel and not only looks great, but also is very stout.

I cut the throttle cable to fit, making sure to leave plenty of slack for any future adjustment and to also allow for engine movement. My last 2 obstacles before I can drive it are to remove the exisitng nipple on the throttle body so that I can use the provided cable end. Also, I need to reference the stock throttle cable in order to engineer a proper fit to the gas pedal. All in all, I am very pleased with the quality of the Lokar cables. More to follow when I can actually drive the Jeep and get a feel for how the cables operate and how the transmission shifts, etc.
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Unread 09-06-2010, 08:37 PM   #36
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It sure is clean in there! Looking good.
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Unread 09-08-2010, 12:13 AM   #37
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Well, she is officially driveable!! Lokar throttle cable and throttle valve cable work great! Engine has good power and the shift points are in the normal range. I drove it about 100 miles this evening and it never once stalled.

A couple of observations:

1. Runs a little rich. I may need Howell to burn a chip for me.

2. Also, I think it runs a bit hot for my taste. However, it just might be normal. I am not used to it yet.

Overall, I am pleased! It's been a long 8 months!
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Unread 09-08-2010, 05:26 PM   #38
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I have decided to go with a flex type fan and a fan shroud to see if it makes a difference. It's just my hunch that the electric fans are not cooling the 304 properly. Right or wrong, I will post my findings! Will either have electric or mechanical fan gear for sale shortly thereafter! :-)
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Unread 09-24-2010, 01:46 AM   #39
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After a rough couple of weeks, my Jeep is running great!! We had a few issues to work through, but between me, my friend Harold, and Troy at Howell, we got through it.

1. The engine was running very rich. The system would not go into closed loop and the O/2 sensor was hovering around 350mA and not moving. Moved the sensor closer to the engine made no difference, nor did using a heated sensor. Finally, Troy was able to troubleshoot and found out we were not using the brown 0/2 ground wire. My EFI kit was used and lacked the ease of the new kits. Once this solved, the sensor was reading properly (bouncing between 100 and 1000mA and the engine was running like never before!

2. Engine developed a bad oil leak. Initially thought it was the rear main seal, but after mopping up the oil and running the engine, it was evident that the drivers side valve cover was dumping out oil. New gasket properly installed by Harold sealed it up right.

3. Scored a YJ family style roll bar. I took a picture tonight, but it's not very good. I am excited to get this installed with the padding and seat belts. I know it is not a true cage, but the ability to use shoulder belts in the back and the updated look is well worth it to me.

4. No headlights! For some reason, I lost my headlights. Thought it might be a switch and since the switch looked pretty ragged, I replaced it tonight. Glad to have the new switch, but it did nothing to solve my headlight issue. Couldn't figure it out until I hit the high beam foot switch. Apparently, the plug had come loose and this was the cause of the headlight issue. I cleaned the switch and plug, filled it with dilectric grease and put it back together. Problem solved. Bright lights once again! Time to FINALLY take it for a spin.

I drove it tonight for about 50-60 miles. No issues. Temp guage normal. No check engine light. No oil spillage. What a nice night for a drive! :-)
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Unread 09-24-2010, 01:49 AM   #40
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I have decided to go with a flex type fan and a fan shroud to see if it makes a difference. It's just my hunch that the electric fans are not cooling the 304 properly. Right or wrong, I will post my findings! Will either have electric or mechanical fan gear for sale shortly thereafter! :-)
BTW... I have yet to install this. I am trying to hang on to the electric fan setup. I am not entirely sold, but will give it a little more time.
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Unread 09-24-2010, 05:43 AM   #41
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Very nice and the engine and bay cleaned up great
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Unread 09-26-2010, 07:46 PM   #42
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Productive weekend. I finished the installation of the family bar. Installed the spreader bars, pads, and rear seat belts. Thanks to an awesome thread by Bard. Very happy with the outcome. Nice to have the shoulder belts in the back. Can't wait to see how it looks with the lift and larger wheels/tires!
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Unread 09-26-2010, 09:38 PM   #43
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Looks real good.
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Unread 10-01-2010, 08:49 PM   #44
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Another productive week. Installed new Warn hubs, new brakes, and packed the front wheel bearings.

Got tired of waiting for Superlift to deliver the Black Diamond lift and decided to mount the new American Racing Bajas & BFG A/Ts. What a difference a set of new wheels & tires make! I can't stop looking at it. However, I need to be very careful driving as there is not much clearance with the 25 year old stock suspension.
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Unread 10-01-2010, 09:01 PM   #45
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It's looking good. Thanks for the great photos. After you get the lift installed, what are your next plans?
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