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Unread 12-17-2010, 02:39 PM   #1051
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Here are the fuel pump and filter installed on the crossmember. All new FI fuel line and SS hose clamps. I put a small piece of rubber around the filter and used a few zip-ties to hold it in place, mainly to prevent rattles.


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I have the same engine in my CJ. A few questions. I have the same pump (A2000?) on the frame under the passenger side. After seeing yours being in the back, it makes me wonder if mine is too far away. I have had FP issues in the past.
Your air intake: where did you get the hose for it. And where is your MAF mounted?
I just put in a painless engine harness and it is beautiful. I have a seperate fuse box for the engine alone. It is much cleaner. I did not put my engine in this jeep. Another guy did. He cut up a mustang harness and put it in. After building a bronco, he switched to a prefab harness. I took his advice.
Recently, she left me on the side of the road. I am not sure what made that happen. It was still running (a little) but when I would push the gas, nothing would happen. I am going to test my ign coil and distributor. If that is not the problem, I am going for fuel. If it turns out to be fuel, I may relocate my pump in the process if its worth it.
Also, the only thing I have is a pump and filter from the sending unit. What are the other things you have in line there.
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Unread 12-21-2010, 03:21 PM   #1052
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You must really going to put the pedal to the metal to make that drive in 13 hours Mike. It's 12 from here and you're further away than I am.

Drive safe my friend and you have a wonderful Christmas with the family, as I'm sure you will!!
‎My trip was 966 miles in 12 hours 54 minutes. According to the message center in the Lincoln MKX that is an average speed of 75 mph, including the stops, and 19.6 mpg. You gotta love the 70 and 75 mph speed limits in Iowa, Nebraska and Colorado.

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Happy holidays and have a safe trip!
Thanks. The last hour of driving was pretty rough but I did make it to Denver at 3:30 AM without stopping for anything but fuel twice and couple rest stops.

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Here are the fuel pump and filter installed on the crossmember. All new FI fuel line and SS hose clamps. I put a small piece of rubber around the filter and used a few zip-ties to hold it in place, mainly to prevent rattles.

I have the same engine in my CJ. A few questions. I have the same pump (A2000?) on the frame under the passenger side. After seeing yours being in the back, it makes me wonder if mine is too far away. I have had FP issues in the past.
Your air intake: where did you get the hose for it. And where is your MAF mounted?

Also, the only thing I have is a pump and filter from the sending unit. What are the other things you have in line there.
Nick
My fuel pump is an Airtex E8228 which has the 5/16" in/out and puts out 125 psi max pressure. The air tube between the MAF and the throttle body is the stock Mustang air inlet. The MAF sensor is mounted to the upper air cleaner housing. The parts in my fuel line are the pick up sock, copper tube pick up extension for the 20 gallon tank and a one-way check valve so the fuel can not drain out of the line back to the tank. Once it leaves the fuel tank it goes to the pump, through the small micron filter then on to the fuel rails.
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Unread 12-23-2010, 04:30 PM   #1053
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When I got back to Denver I took a little trip around the neighborhood to check out my old stomping grounds. I drove past one of my friends old house and what was parked out front, this CJ with flames and louvers in the hood.


If this happens to be your Jeep, hit me up. You're living in one of my best friends old house and only a block from my parents.


Then just down the street from my parent's house, which happens to be next door to my sister's house, I see a nice CJ5 parked outside. The guy that lives there is the same one as when I grew up on the street. He was a volunteer fire fighter for almost 30 years.


As I'm checking out the CJ5 the garage door opens and what's inside, a 1957 Willys. I caught him as he was going to take his dog for a walk. We ended up talking about Jeeps for the next hour and a half. He just finished restoring it this summer. It's got a 289 with a Warn OD. He said the insurance told him it was worth $6,000. He insured it for replacement value of $20,000. He said someone offered him $12,500 for it last weekend in a shopping center parking lot and he flat turned him down.
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Unread 12-23-2010, 04:47 PM   #1054
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very cool, looks the the trip is off to a good start
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Unread 12-23-2010, 05:17 PM   #1055
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See what happens when you have time off. Those are some nice looking Jeeps. Isn't that something that you'd travel 966 miles to find another Ford powered Jeep.
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Unread 12-23-2010, 06:48 PM   #1056
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There is an old Willys truck in my city that I have been thinking about knocking on the door and asking how much the guy wants for it... it isn't in good shape, but it looks straight... then again, my wife would kill me!!!

You notice that those pics are of 5's??? I think you secretly wish that you had one!!!
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Unread 12-23-2010, 06:50 PM   #1057
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When I got back to Denver I took a little trip around the neighborhood to check out my old stomping grounds. I drove past one of my friends old house and what was parked out front, this CJ with flames and louvers in the hood.
He set it up nice, but I prefer yours over his. Too many louvers for my taste.
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Unread 12-23-2010, 10:04 PM   #1058
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Thanks for the pics Mike, have a great time, and Merry Christmas.

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Unread 12-24-2010, 03:38 PM   #1059
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Thanks guys, the trip has been great so far. I've been to two Colorado Avalanche games, lots of good dinners with family and friends and even a couple parties. Looking forward to seeing all the family tomorrow and hitting the ski slopes next week.
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Unread 12-24-2010, 04:59 PM   #1060
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Roll Bar Mounting

One of the things I got done before I left was to get the roll bar completely mounted to the body and frame. On the main mounting points on the floor behind the seats I had originally used the stock sized 5/16" bolts all the way around. After the fact I had gone back and upgraded the top two bolts to the next larger size which would be 3/8".


Here is the back side of the mount where it is tied into the frame.


The driver's side is the same way and you can see how the plate on each side extends out to the seat belt mounting point. This basically helps reinforce the seat belt mounts to the frame as well.


I also decided to cut off the nuts at the rear tie in and upgraded them from 5/16" to 3/8" as well. When I originally installed the bolts I had used the smaller sized washers so I decided to go back and change them out the next larger size to distribute the clamping force. This is just showing the difference in the size of the washers.


I swapped them all out to the larger washers and of course you can't forget the anti-seize.


Here is a picture of the passenger's side.


The driver's side front is obviously bolted to the floor and I also stepped those up to the 3/8" bolts. The large center bolt is what ties it into the MORE frame tie-in kit. I had to trim the fender washer to fit around the post. Also notice the "mystery button" I still need to clean and mount.


Here is a picture from the bottom. You can see the plate I installed to help distribute the load to the floor pan. You can also see the two 1.5" bolts that I'll change over to 1.25" so there isn't so much thread sticking out.


The passenger's side lined up better so I didn’t have to trim the fender washer. The PO did a fair job of installing the front hoop but it is not symmetrical from side to side. It's close enough to where I didn't need or want to mess with it.


Here is the tie-in for the front passenger's mount. I had to shave the MORE aluminum spacer about a 1/16" to get it to fit. Again, I'll change out those longer bolts to eliminate the extra threads.


The roll bar is rock solid and it's kind of fun being able to climb around on the Jeep like it's a jungle gym. I can't wait to get it out in the spring and give it a good wash to get all the layers of dust off of everything.
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Unread 12-24-2010, 07:39 PM   #1061
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The mystery button. I saw that thread, wished all dimmer switches were on the floor.

Roll cage looks good Mike. By spring you should have it all ready to go! Hey you won't want to leave Colorado since you're having such a great time. Merry Christmas!!
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Unread 12-25-2010, 10:32 AM   #1062
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Mine will be done by spring.... it just won't look near as nice...

I love the cage tie ins... still looking for ways to tie mine in, and this gives me ideas, thanks!!!
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Unread 12-25-2010, 12:00 PM   #1063
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Mike. I remember seeing your roll cage tie-in earlier in your build. These pics show the the quality of work and detail you put into your Jeep. Great work!

Now I have another cool and functional idea to do to mine, thanks.

Have fun and be safe on the slopes.
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Unread 12-25-2010, 07:48 PM   #1064
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looking good!
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Unread 12-28-2010, 01:42 AM   #1065
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I plan on tying in my roll bar too, but it will have to be a project after the project or I will never get the Jeep on the road!

Hope you had a great Christmas!
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