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post #586 of 800 Old 08-27-2013, 05:46 PM Thread Starter
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I picked up the other style crossmember today from a stock 80' cj7 with and auto/dana300 combo. It came with some weird looking 'w' shaped mount between the trans and trans/torque arm mount. It looked like it would work perfectly to raise the trans so I could use the crossmember I made. I spent some time degreasing, sandblasting and welding (it was cracked). All that and it doesn't work.

So I got busy degreasing the crossmember. It still needs to get stripped with the grinder and painted. Thought I was done with all of the dirty work. It'll have to wait until tomorrow.

I ordered my new chip from Howell today also.

One thing that has bugged me is the the dirt on the used tires I bought that I couldn't get off. Nothing that I used got them clean. So I sprayed them with simple green and hit them with a red scotch brite pad. Here's the difference it made in about 1 minute per tire. I'm happy now.

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post #587 of 800 Old 08-29-2013, 12:36 PM Thread Starter
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Crossmember didn't bolt right up so I elongated six of the holes to get it on the frame. The bolt holes for the trans mount and torque arm didn't line up either so I'm working on a piece of 3/8 plate to put in between the crossmember and trans mount. The plate with spacers will bolt to the crossmember with some existing holes and new holes. Then I will redrill the plate for the trans mount. Pics were too large to upload.
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post #588 of 800 Old 08-29-2013, 04:53 PM
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Oh yeah, try Simple Green on those dirty tires

1978 Cherokee, TBI 360/T400/QT...6.0/6L80/NP241C in the works...
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post #589 of 800 Old 08-29-2013, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, trans and crossmember saga is finished. Here is what I ended up with....moving on.

I'm thinking of upgrading the strap style yokes to the 1310 u-joint ubolt style yokes. Plenty of kits on ebay right now.

Speedo cable and injectors just showed up so I'm gonna go start on that.
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post #590 of 800 Old 08-30-2013, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
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Injectors are swapped in and the TBI is mounted up. I had to drill another hole in the firewall to pass the speedo cable / grommet through. You can see it in this pic.

UPS just dropped off the shocks, that leaves:

1. Spark plug wires
2. Exhaust
3. Connect MAP Sensor
4. Air filter / TBI intake and hoses
5. Throttle cable
6. Driveshafts and yoke conversion
7. Change chip in computer with new Howell chip
8. Confirm TDC on #1 Cyl
9. Prime engine oil
10. Install battery
11. Double check everything
12. Stage the fire extinguisher (just in case)
13. Engine break in
14. Seatbelts
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post #591 of 800 Old 09-02-2013, 04:23 PM Thread Starter
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Shocks are mounted. The fronts are a little too long with only 4 inches of up-travel but that will be corrected when I swap out the flat front springs to level out the Jeep. The front of the Jeep sits too low compared to the rear so I will eventually refurb my old front (4") springs from the 79' and install them.

I like the way the brake lines tuck in when I turn the wheels keeping them out of the way.

Fuel lines are connected to the TBI. I can't remember which injector plug goes where (blue to the left / green to the right or vice versa). I'll look for a picture online and try to match it up. Can't seem to find my howell instructions at the moment.

New backup light transmission switch is installed also, now I need to run the wires to it.

Anyone know what spark plug wire set to use on the HEI to amc v8 swap?

Edit: Google is my friend, MSD Wire Set #35859 is on its way.
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post #592 of 800 Old 09-02-2013, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
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I found a couple of pics online and it looks like the injector plug with the blue wire goes on the left side of the engine and the green one goes on the right.
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post #593 of 800 Old 09-15-2013, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
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I was out of town for a few days and I came home to some boxes that got delivered. Mirrors, spark plug wires, throttle cable and my new Howell chip for the 401. Everything got put on but I needed to modify my already modified throttle cable bracket. I needed to shorten and flip the mounting tab. So cut/grind/weld and paint. It's ugly but it works.
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post #594 of 800 Old 09-16-2013, 02:02 PM Thread Starter
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I installed some new plugs gapped at .045 along with the wires. I used MSD wires made for the AMC V8 with HEI swap. The part# is in the pic below. While hand starting the plug in the #4 cyl it started to bind so I backed it out and saw that it was chipped, see pic. I assumed the chipped piece fell in the cylinder because it wasn't on the floor or in the box. I scoped it and the cylinder is clear of debris....that was stressful!
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post #595 of 800 Old 09-16-2013, 04:34 PM
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Whew you absolutely sure its not in there? Did you pull the head or just look through the hole? Maybe stick an air nozzle in the plug hole, give a shot, look, give a shot, look etc until youre 100% sure. Dont want that screwing you up!
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post #596 of 800 Old 09-16-2013, 05:50 PM Thread Starter
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Whew you absolutely sure its not in there? Did you pull the head or just look through the hole? Maybe stick an air nozzle in the plug hole, give a shot, look, give a shot, look etc until youre 100% sure. Dont want that screwing you up!
Yeah, I scoped it with this (see pic). I will give it another look just to be absolutely sure it didn't land high on the cylinder wall and get stuck. The scope is so clear I can read the part# on the piston. I need to get some wire separators because my plug wires always look sloppy.
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post #597 of 800 Old 09-16-2013, 07:19 PM
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Oh very cool. handy tool to have around the shop!
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post #598 of 800 Old 09-16-2013, 07:59 PM Thread Starter
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Oh very cool. handy tool to have around the shop!
The scope definitely helped me today. It's still going to drive me crazy until I find that broken piece though.
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post #599 of 800 Old 09-18-2013, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
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I gave it one more shot today. I pulled the #4 plug again and blew out the cylinder then scoped it again. It's clear, now I can sleep easier.
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post #600 of 800 Old 09-19-2013, 05:18 PM Thread Starter
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I installed the seatbelts using some left over pieces of a chopped up seat frame to make risers for the latch side mount. Here's how they came out. I'm thinking I will reroute the lap portion of the belts through the slot in the seat's side bolster before it attaches to the floor. That should keep it from flapping in the wind when not in use on the passenger side.
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