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Unread 08-24-2012, 01:14 PM   #3991
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This has been a great thread. Been reading for a few days and was nice to see the progress. Looking forward to slowly reworking my CJ7 with my 14yo.
I don't know where you've been, but this thread has been nothing but shenanigans for the past few days!

In reality, Skerr is awesome, and he does great work. Thats why we all hang out here.

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Unread 08-24-2012, 01:17 PM   #3992
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In reality, Skerr is awesome, and he does great work. Thats why we all hang out here.
X2 he is a great guy.
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Unread 08-24-2012, 02:17 PM   #3993
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I don't know where you've been, but this thread has been nothing but shenanigans for the past few days!

In reality, Skerr is awesome, and he does great work. Thats why we all hang out here.
I have watched, but since the CJ goes to my daughter, there might be some pink involved with our rebuild. Not a lot and no fringe, but she will have some accents to make it girly (but still tough). We are going to tow it back next weekend and let the slow process start. I have a lot of usefull information I have got from several posts. Just hope I have a rig worthy of what has been rebuilt.
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Unread 08-24-2012, 03:04 PM   #3994
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I have watched, but since the CJ goes to my daughter, there might be some pink involved with our rebuild. Not a lot and no fringe, but she will have some accents to make it girly (but still tough). We are going to tow it back next weekend and let the slow process start. I have a lot of usefull information I have got from several posts. Just hope I have a rig worthy of what has been rebuilt.
These guys are just easily entertained!! But if someone gets a laugh then I'm pleased. Virtually everything I have learned has been from this site, and the support of the members has been astonishing. IMO, there is nothing better than a father/child build. We have been 3 1/2 years! And I have this gift, you see. I can tell by a signature if a person has good character! Yep, it's true. Your name is Scott, and you're going to be valuable and important, because your name is GREAT!

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Unread 08-24-2012, 03:58 PM   #3995
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I am totally losing my mind!! Somebody moved the bolt holes on the engine block! Who could have done it, and why?? It is plain mean, and if I get a chance to line that person up in my Trijicons, oooooooooooooo watch out!!!!!!

Can you believe Paul's exhaust manifold DOES NOT FIT MY BLOCK!!!??? Sup with that? The two middle holes do not line up. The maifold holes don't reach up to the holes on the block. And YES, I am sure.

Headers- Pros and Cons...
Pros- I HAVE them; They FIT; Rumble, Rumble; Dual exhaust/ Cons- Clay don't want 'em; doubles cost of exhaust system; makes slight contact with bellcrank.

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Grin and bear it with the headers (but we can't afford it with college right now). Find the right manifold.

Other problems...
Clay's Power Steering pump bracket has a straight edge (showing pic where straight edge of bracket makes contact with Paul's exhaust manifold), and it hits the exhaust manifold. This is the same problem with the headers. I have the right setup on my 7 (another part robbed?). I need the power steering pump bracket off a later model 258. WHEN this gets changed fluid is going to go everywhere. WTH- the nicely painted engine looks like crap already anyway!

DISGUST!

I can't buy a vowel!

The Widow was on the floor of the shop this morning. I guess a mud dobber dropped it, it's paralyzed. Gonna get a decal made up and plaster to the side of this cursed Jeep... CAUSE IT'S KILLING ME!








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What year is yours again? I have a manifold of an 83 258 if your still wanting one.
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Unread 08-24-2012, 04:06 PM   #3997
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Well that don't make any sense. I thought externally the 258 stayed the same throughout the years???? I have one of those straight PS brackets in my garage. Can't you notch it to clear? Not that it matters if the manifold won't work. It came of my '84.
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Unread 08-24-2012, 04:07 PM   #3998
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What year is yours again? I have a manifold of an 83 258 if your still wanting one.
Ours is a '79. Paul already sent me an '84 manifold. I have to figure out the differences in block years. Thanks, though, Trent.

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Well that don't make any sense. I thought externally the 258 stayed the same throughout the years???? I have one of those straight PS brackets in my garage. Can't you notch it to clear? Not that it matters if the manifold won't work. It came of my '84.
I guess I'll make a thread and see if anyone can tell me about it.

Your PS bracket is also straight?? Wonder why the one on my 1985 7 is curved?? I figured it was a later model all-around design.
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You think maybe I put it on upside down??
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No, the one on my engine is curved like yours. I bought a set off ebay for the alumunum center section and it came with a straight bracket which i though was odd.
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Unread 08-24-2012, 04:29 PM   #4002
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Now my wife just walked in the door and is telling me my driver' side widow on my truck won't go up...
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Unread 08-24-2012, 04:43 PM   #4003
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If it wasn't for bad luck Scott..... Just remember, what doesn't kill ya makes ya stronger.... or some crap like that.

Clearly there is a difference in the early and late heads other than head bolt size, but why only two mount points for the exhaust manifold? I have an '84 head sitting in my garage Scott. Just sayin. Althouh at this point I am not sure anything from my 258 will bolt on yours.
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What a PITA. I hate when stuff like this happens! Sounds like you should go hide in a cave until tomorrow when the bad luck storm blows over.

Do the holes in the head at least line up with the manifold? If the do, do you have any machine shop buddies willing to make you a shim to fit between the two and possibly a new PS pump bracket while they are at it? Just thinking aloud.
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Unread 08-24-2012, 04:53 PM   #4005
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Another thought on the PS bracket.... I think Dave (Fatman) has a drawing for one he fabbed for the 258 when he had it. Let Clay weld it up.
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