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Unread 08-21-2010, 10:56 PM   #466
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Beautiful, Mike... makes me want to do it too!

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Unread 08-22-2010, 08:49 AM   #467
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Looking good man. Can't wait to read about you firing it up.

You gonna put any cool emblems on it or anything to hint at whats really going on in there? I was thinking about putting one of the "V8" emblems on mine. I like the Trail Rated ones as well. I guess you have a little time to think about that stuff though.
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Unread 08-22-2010, 10:45 AM   #468
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Thanks guys. I am glad I took a half a day to pull the heads and clean the pistons and cylinder walls.

As far as emblems, I am going to have some pinstripe made up that will have "5.0 HO" placed below the Jeep stamp in the tub.

I got the cylinder heads put back on with some new torque to yield head bolts. They come with the sealant on the bolts that are in contact with the water jackets.


I need to clean it all off again and do some touch up paint work. The rust colored dust drives me crazy!


This should be the last time I ever have to pull these out of the box.


I had to wipe drool off my valve covers again.
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Unread 08-22-2010, 02:09 PM   #469
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Engine wiring harness

I got the engine wiring harness cleaned up. Here is how it came out of the box I put it in 2.5 years ago.


Here is the harness all stripped down. I needed to keep all the wires but I had to move the canister purge solenoid to a different location. You can see it go from the bottom right of the photo to the far left.


Here it is all taped up with new conduit. Still missing just a few short runs at the ends but I can finish that off once it's on the engine.
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Unread 08-22-2010, 03:34 PM   #470
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Mike, have you put on a valve cover and made sure the roller rockers clear okay? Reason for asking, I bought the same valve cover in aluminum (not black) and my roller rockers where touching. I ended up going with a set of Canton aluminum which are little taller than stock but still clear the Cobra intake without adding the spacer plate... You may be okay but just a thought....
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Unread 08-22-2010, 03:44 PM   #471
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mike when alls said and done whats the estimation on how much in parts you'll have in this jeep? replacing around 40 basic parts with nothing to do with the engine,transmissions or axels i've already spent 4k.
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Unread 08-22-2010, 04:41 PM   #472
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Looks like it's just as well that you pulled the heads even if you hadn't got the grinding grit in them. Getting that carbon off there would make me sleep better. At least now you know that it won't be coming lose later on and then maybe having to deal with it. Those pistons sure cleaned up good.
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Unread 08-22-2010, 08:47 PM   #473
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I want to see you and Calvin race! Yours "looks" faster with the racing stripes!
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Unread 08-23-2010, 01:04 PM   #474
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Mike, have you put on a valve cover and made sure the roller rockers clear okay? Reason for asking, I bought the same valve cover in aluminum (not black) and my roller rockers where touching. I ended up going with a set of Canton aluminum which are little taller than stock but still clear the Cobra intake without adding the spacer plate... You may be okay but just a thought....
On the passenger's side stock valve cover I had to use a hammer and punch to "modify" the baffle for the oil fill to clear the rocker. The new valve covers are 3/4-1" taller and are supposed to clear the larger rocker arms. With the original valve covers I could use the stock throttle linkage. With the new valve covers being taller, I have to either use the intake spacer or modify the throttle linkage. I decided to just go with the spacer since I could get it cheap, I know a guy , and because I've got plenty of room between the hood and top of the engine.

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mike when alls said and done whats the estimation on how much in parts you'll have in this jeep? replacing around 40 basic parts with nothing to do with the engine,transmissions or axels i've already spent 4k.
Is that 4k on just the parts or the labor too? All of my labor is free, so to speak. When I started this out I was thinking $4-6k worth of parts and consumables. I am probably in the $6-8k range by now though. Once I deem the CJ as being "done", I will add up all the receipts and likely post it to the thread.

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Looks like it's just as well that you pulled the heads even if you hadn't got the grinding grit in them. Getting that carbon off there would make me sleep better. At least now you know that it won't be coming lose later on and then maybe having to deal with it. Those pistons sure cleaned up good.
The grinding dust was minimal but that $60 and a half day worth of work sure makes me feel better.

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I want to see you and Calvin race! Yours "looks" faster with the racing stripes!
Well I need to get it running first but let's see; we have the same gear ratio, he has smaller tires, he also has a stroker with 10% more cubic inches. His is also a CJ5, with a fiberglass body, so it should be considerably lighter in weight. Once you factor in my racing stripes and obviously superior driving skills, it would have to be a tie.
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Unread 08-23-2010, 01:47 PM   #475
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I bought the 1/2" spacer as well and did not use. Although, you are correct, the throttle cable is barely clearing the top of the valve cover. I may add it if I pulled the top off anytime in the future... The spacer is a good way to go and give you some clearance.....

As far as the race that Nedmoore is looking for, I am thinking it would only be a short one... About 65-70 MPH is all I am comfortable with in the little short CJ5.... Not only that but the T-176 is NOT a racing transmission and I could see pieces all over the road from shifting like in the Cobra
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Unread 08-24-2010, 10:39 PM   #476
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^^^ Yeah, my NP435 is nice but still shifts like a dump truck.

I got my control pedals and main brake components installed.
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Unread 08-24-2010, 11:16 PM   #477
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More work on the engine

I got the headers, exhaust, alternator and power steering mounted back up. I also got the engine harness installed.


A picture of the driver's side. I finally decided it was time to install a quality oil filter.


Valve covers are on. I wasn't very happy about the bolts for the valve covers so I picked up some new black headed bolts from Fastenal. They are not on in this picture though.


Driver's side. The wires you see hanging in the back are off the engine harness and will go to my canister purge valve.


Here is a picture of the intake with no spacer installed.


Notice how close it is to the valve cover. I could not install my throttle linkage because the bottom corner needed an extra 1/4" to clear the valve cover.


A picture of the Ford Motorsport intake spacer. It is supposed to keep the intake cooler and increases the runner length. I needed it solely to have the clearance so my throttle linkage would not hit the valve cover.


Of course I had to paint it black to match.


Here it is with the spacer installed. Notice I also got my distributor cleaned and painted.


I had to pick up some more bolts from Fastenal to finish installing the intake, throttle body and EGR valve.
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Unread 08-25-2010, 12:10 AM   #478
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Unread 08-25-2010, 07:58 AM   #479
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that thing is a BEAST
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Unread 08-25-2010, 10:14 AM   #480
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When you said "picture crazy" you were right. These pictures are making us all crazy with jealousy!
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