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Unread 01-15-2009, 04:34 PM   #46
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Nice job. Have one question, since you had the M20 apart why not change to one-piece axles? I know you don't have to and all just wondering why not upgrade? And nice job again.

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Unread 01-16-2009, 03:29 AM   #47
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Nice job. Have one question, since you had the M20 apart why not change to one-piece axles? I know you don't have to and all just wondering why not upgrade? And nice job again.
Thank you very much. Many people have asked me this question, but I decided to go with the stock axles because I won't be using the Jeep for serious wheeling and I don't have a big engine. The 304 isn't exactly a monster
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Unread 01-16-2009, 08:16 AM   #48
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Many people have asked me this question, but I decided to go with the stock axles because I won't be using the Jeep for serious wheeling and I don't have a big engine. The 304 isn't exactly a monster
I have wheeled w/two piece axles for a long time and one was behind the 304. It's the right foot equation most of the time. I've never had a problem w/them.

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Unread 02-04-2009, 07:23 AM   #49
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Made a little progress and also took a step back!
Here's the reason: The oil dipstick tube for the engine had snapped just where it meets the block. That meant, that the other half of the tube was stock in the block. Taking the advice from a friend, I used a self-tapping screw to catch the little piece in the block and tried to pull it up. No luck. And then suddenly I heard that awful, awful sound "pling-pling". The tube broke off and fell down in the oilpan. I yelled a lot of words not fit to be mentioned at a public forum! Well, pulled the oil pan and found the little bastard just lying there laughing at me....bad day! Finished the day with installing the TBI unit

The day after I started making a template for my exhaust system. Yes, the spot welds are ugly, but since it's only a template, I guess it doesn't matter that much . I made the template in 3" steel tubing. The finished exhaust will be made of 3" stainless steel tubing instead and welded with a TIG welder by a pro








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Unread 02-04-2009, 08:25 AM   #50
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Nice little engine you got there. Sorry about the dipstick issue. I have the same trouble on one I have here. Just waiting for spring to drop the pan.
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Unread 02-04-2009, 12:03 PM   #51
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OOOO man! Din't think about it falling in. Same trouble w/ my sbc - dipstick tube broke off @ block. I just kinda let mine dangle for now! Gotta think of a way to get her outa there without haveing to pull the oil pan for the 3rd time in a year... Never any fun.

BTW - that "mockup" exhaust looks better than my permanent system!!! Nice clean work.
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Unread 02-04-2009, 12:11 PM   #52
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Unread 02-04-2009, 05:52 PM   #53
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Very nice job Jeepsterdk. I am new at this jeep thing. I am on the front end of a complete build myself. Will post pics some year I have a question for you. In post #33 picture, the "bottom" of the shackles point towards the rear of the jeep. For some reason, I was thinking that they should point towards the front, and the bottom of the rear shackles, toward the rear. I know this is in part due to spring length,etc. Does it matter? Could you shed some light on this matter for a rookie? Thanks.

Again, awesome job. Keep it up.
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Unread 02-04-2009, 10:26 PM   #54
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Just caught wind of this thread. Nice job man! Want to see some pics of that tub your putting on that thing!
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Unread 02-05-2009, 05:26 AM   #55
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Very nice job Jeepsterdk. I am new at this jeep thing. I am on the front end of a complete build myself. Will post pics some year I have a question for you. In post #33 picture, the "bottom" of the shackles point towards the rear of the jeep. For some reason, I was thinking that they should point towards the front, and the bottom of the rear shackles, toward the rear. I know this is in part due to spring length,etc. Does it matter? Could you shed some light on this matter for a rookie? Thanks.

Again, awesome job. Keep it up.
Thank you very much. The reason the shackles are pointing towards the rear, is that the springs are brand new, and they haven't settled yet. It's much better now 'cause the engine and trans are in.
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Unread 02-05-2009, 05:41 PM   #57
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A long time ago I was working on a SBC and had the carb off, so I wisely (cough) used an old pair of overalls to cover the carb opening on the intake while I worked. Well, I didn't realize it but the old zipper was worn and fell into my intake! Started it up later and ooooh the noise. Had to pull the head and get the valve reground...little thing was sitting there on top of a piston, laughing at me.
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Unread 02-19-2009, 02:12 AM   #58
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I started working on the wiring for the TBI. Pretty simple when following the instructions. Yes, I actually followed the included instructions this time . I didn't remember how the brackets for the power steering was meant to be, so I tried to fit them and I think they are ok?









Time to do the fuel line routing. Use Russell hose which then connected to copper piping. I still need some hangers for the tubing though. The bracket on the cross member is for the Holley fuel pump. It is actually made from an old stainless entry step I had lying around








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Unread 02-19-2009, 05:08 AM   #59
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take some grease and put in the dipstick tube then a tap that will screw in but not have a hole lot of pressure just a bit to grab the tube then take a nut and run it down the tap if you be eazy on it u will get her out

the grease is to keep stuff from falling in the pan

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OOOO man! Din't think about it falling in. Same trouble w/ my sbc - dipstick tube broke off @ block. I just kinda let mine dangle for now! Gotta think of a way to get her outa there without haveing to pull the oil pan for the 3rd time in a year... Never any fun.

BTW - that "mockup" exhaust looks better than my permanent system!!! Nice clean work.
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Unread 04-14-2009, 02:07 PM   #60
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Just started polishing the exhaust I made in stainless steel. Man, this is hard work! Using a polishing cloth on an electric drill with some compound on it. I have only used the rough compound until now, but I will be using the finer compound afterwards to get a mirror finish. The pics give a little idea of the finished project...without the fine compound that is

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