new to the forum, hoping this is the right place to post this.
my uncle passed and left a awesome 78 cj7 5.0 conversion halfway completed.
i am only 19 and im finding it to be quite challenging putting something together i didn't take apart.(it dose not help i only have very basic mechanical know how) anyway hopefully you guys can point me in the right direction as to where to go from here.
iv had her for about a week now and i pulled the tank and ran the new fuel lines/pump/filter and regulator. i cant decide to try and clean out the very gummed up tank or order a new one ?
also i understand the fuel pump will always be running when the ignition is on, if this is so and the jeep happens to crash/flip and break a fuel line its going to keep sparing fuel everywhere until is there some type of switch that would work in killing the pump in the case of a accident ?
my next move was going to be to try and find a radiator from the local junkyard, or go with something similar to the flex alite radiators with a much higher price tag, is it importnt to go with a fresh new radiator or just pull one?
because 800 bones for a new radiator looks rough compared to 40 at the junkyard. as far as connecting the hosses to the radiator i was planing on trailering to my local shop and looking through evrething and trying to find winner, unless you guys have part numbers
my power steering would be the next task, im guessing im going to need new male and female adapters from the pump to the existing hoses or should i replace everything ? just glanced over it really.
for the wiring im preaty lost and seriously considering getting a buddy with some know how or even hiring help. i have almost no electrical background, i printed out the painless diagram for the 5.0 and read throuh all of it and ended up a little more confused than to start with.
iv already measured for the front and rear axels, ready to order.
and thats as far as iv ventured into the cobra cj.
thanks in advance for any help.
also in the last picture i found this chromoly tie rod looking deal.
i cant see it fitting anywhere on the jeep ??