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Unread 06-30-2013, 07:28 AM   #5041
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Also remember that you might solder can also make a very brutal joint so really what you want to see is just a very light shiny coat of solder on the wires.

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Unread 06-30-2013, 08:21 AM   #5042
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Also remember that you might solder can also make a very brutal joint so really what you want to see is just a very light shiny coat of solder on the wires.
Did you mean to say brittle?

If possible I use a piece of old wood to lay the joint to be soldered on. Preferably a piece of old wood that doesn't have a lot of pine tar still in it, oak would be best.
Just like sweating copper pipe, Cleanliness is good.
If after stripping the wire end a black coating is found a good solder joint probably won't happen.
Let the soldering iron completely heat to the point solder will melt on the tip, before holding it on the wire.
One other thing, if the tip on the gun has been used, I loosen the nuts holding the tip and retighten them. The same goes for a pencil tip iron, loosen the tip and tighten it back up. This insures good contact.

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Unread 06-30-2013, 03:01 PM   #5043
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Yes Bill you spelling nazi I meant brittle.
I dont use any thing to back up my joints since it can act as a heat sink.
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Unread 06-30-2013, 03:14 PM   #5044
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I woke this morning to the sound of thunder.
How far off I laid there and wondered.
Started humming a song from 1962.
Maybe I should drive the Astro.
Oh my God she took all the keys!
Searching relentlessly...
Guess I'll drive the Jeep.

Got my buttocks wet!

The humidity is so high you sweat walking to the shop. I have to wipe my face with my shirttail. The air is oppressive, crushing you like the burden of uninstalled Jeep parts. Just got home from work. Don't feel like doing nothing.

The water collected on the bikini throughout the afternoon. Sagging heavily like an abstinent 20 year old. I reached up and pushed from below, savoring the dry seat. All I wanted was to get in, crank up, and drive home. The water gushed over the sides like a collapsing above ground swimming pool. I got wet. My shirt got wet. My seat got wet. My rearend got wet. My boots got wet. Everything got wet.
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Unread 06-30-2013, 03:36 PM   #5045
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Between you slinging out a little Bob Segar and talking about a bikini, you've got me wanting to have a Bro'mance with you!! JUST KIDDING!

Same here in Chucktown with the humidity (and freaking rain). Cut out the only rust on my Wagoneer on the rear quarter and it took half a day just to do that and weld in a new patch with all the downpours!
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Unread 06-30-2013, 05:00 PM   #5046
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If you look on the previous page about the KISS theory you will see Bill has been there done that!
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Clay's fuel pump is dead out of the box. I was suspicious when I got it home as it had been opened up, the parts bag torn. Obviously someone bought it and brought it back. According to the Airtex website there should also be a bracket inside the box, and there is none. The terminal threads have been mashed flat. This kind of stuff just rips me a new one! Now I have to go back to town and get another one. Seems like I had three master cylinders and three water pumps that were defective at AZ. AZ takes everything back... total customer service, until someone else buys that same part because it was put back on the shelf. I remember when I was young, if you bought an electrical part and installed it, it was yours! You could NOT return it. Ahhh... the good 'ol days.

Working on wiring the PDC and BH connector. Jake is home. The house is ultra noisy. Big time this weekend.
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Our day started with a trip to the junk yard. We had to go quick so we could get what we wanted between rain squalls. It is humid, hot, muggy... all the qualities of Florida cascading upon us! Skeeters everywhere!

The junk yard owner is crushing cars, cleaning up his yard. He has only 5 Cherokees left, only 3 of them are XJs, and only 1 is an OBDI vehicle. So we're looking at an extreme shortage of parts for this swap. Clay decided he wanted to go serp afterall, so we ended up getting the power steering pump and gear box and the cooling fan and shroud. I got the tilt column for my 7... but that will be on my thread. The really good news is I found a 92 XJ Laredo stuck out in his lot, at random, not in what used to be the Jeep section, and it is complete. LOTS of parts to get!

In the shop, Clay swapped back to the XJ water pump, replacing the CJ pump we had installed. Now he is painting parts, and it is raining! I took some pics for you guys to look at. I never showed you his 258, and I wanted to do that. here are some pics of what it looks like after pulling the head.

To start, here is a pic of the dizzy. This is off the factory 4.2 dizzy that had been Teamrushed. Why does it look like it does? I was going to stick it on my engine, but I want to know what is going on first.


Overall shot of the block. This is the 258 we pulled. If you remember, it was spewing oil out of the dip stick tube.


From right to left, cylinders one and two.


Cyl 3 and 4...


Cyl 5 and 6...


Pics of the head. First one is overall.


From right to left. Cylinders 1 and 2.


Cyl 3 and 4.


And finally, 5 and 6.


There is a distinct lip at the top of each cylinder. I'm assuming the engine has high miles, the rings expanded enough so there was a larger gap between the ring ends, and thus the blowby?? It sure did run good!
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And some new parts to go on the broken down, sickly, despondent, out-of-action CJ5! The thing that's clogging up my shop!

XJ steering gearbox.


Power steering pump.


Cleaning up parts prior to install.


Going back to serp!


Clay spent a great deal of time on the FSM for the XJ last night. He "gets it" better than I do, which makes me happy!! He's confident he can get everything connected as it should be.
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Unread 07-06-2013, 05:54 AM   #5052
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Hey Skipper on that pic of that thingamagiggy that bolts on to the top of the whatumacallit (the round stuff that goes back anfoth ) aint those black things supposed to be completely round?
In uderwerds me thinks you burnt a couple of valves.
And yes a ridge on top of the cylinders is normal depending on the mileage.
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Unread 07-06-2013, 03:29 PM   #5053
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The old 258 looks like it could use some help. I'm with George on the valves. Has allot of carbon buildup too. I'd say the block needs to be bored but you can't know till you measure the cylinders. They need to be within .002 to really be in spec, that's taper and roundness. Sometimes you can cut that ring ridge off and be fine though.

Glad you all had a nice 4rth. We did too.
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Hey Skipper on that pic of that thingamagiggy that bolts on to the top of the whatumacallit (the round stuff that goes back anfoth ) aint those black things supposed to be completely round?
In uderwerds me thinks you burnt a couple of valves.
And yes a ridge on top of the cylinders is normal depending on the mileage.
The dark spots on the two valves?? I didn't even notice them until I posted the pics! Gonna have to look at that more closely.

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The old 258 looks like it could use some help. I'm with George on the valves. Has allot of carbon buildup too. I'd say the block needs to be bored but you can't know till you measure the cylinders. They need to be within .002 to really be in spec, that's taper and roundness. Sometimes you can cut that ring ridge off and be fine though.

Glad you all had a nice 4rth. We did too.
No immediate plans for the engine, Jim. It may become a reef!


Hooked up some wires on Clay's Jeep this afternoon. Connected the battery. Turned the key, and....... BAM! Nothing happened! Been a good three days though.
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Unread 07-06-2013, 09:07 PM   #5055
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Valves look pretty nasty. Keep at the 4.0 Scott, you are so close!
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