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Unread 10-19-2011, 08:00 PM   #31
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Very nice work on the seat install! Sorry for your hail damage too.
Thanks Jim. Not even slightly comparable to your quality of work but it will get me running down the road hopefully soon.

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Unread 10-19-2011, 08:26 PM   #32
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Good Grief, Don!! The hail damage is heartbreaking. I've never seen anything like it. Good luck on the house repairs. The Jeep repairs are coming along nicely. Are you doing the house, too, or subbed it out?
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Unread 10-20-2011, 08:21 AM   #33
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Good Grief, Don!! The hail damage is heartbreaking. I've never seen anything like it. Good luck on the house repairs. The Jeep repairs are coming along nicely. Are you doing the house, too, or subbed it out?
No Scott it was a insurance claim and contractors did the work. The estimated estimate of siding damage for the average house for siding and contents (outside stuff) was $35,000. Then the roof added another $8,000. If you had a car or truck in the driveway that was around $8,000 per vehicle. There are several companies that came to town from all over to do the paint-less dent removal. They are storm chases for hail. LOL They do excellent work and you still have factory paint. The odd person wants a complete re paint and gets it. They have the idea that the hail drives the clear coat into the paint but they say that isn't true.
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Unread 11-21-2011, 12:02 AM   #34
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Yo... Don! You out there? How's the house repair coming? Forget the house, what about the Jeep!?

Was just thinking about you Buddy.
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Unread 11-23-2011, 10:03 PM   #35
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Yo... Don! You out there? How's the house repair coming? Forget the house, what about the Jeep!?

Was just thinking about you Buddy.
Hey thanks for thinking about me buddy. (hope that isn't being presumptuous)
I am wintering in Yuma and had to leave the Cj behind. Maybe I can finish it next year and bring it down. On second thought I don't know if that will work. This year I tried to bring a car down to leave here and I got a strict border crossing guard who turned me around and made me take the car back home. I had initially said that I was not leaving anything in USA then said I was planning to leave my car behind. He said I changed my story and the car was not allowed across. I replied that I would bring it back as I had done for the last 3 years, but he said "you changed your story" Get that car back to Canada You don't argue or try to reason with the border guards. They really do have a lot of power.
really enjoying you restore. keeps me in the grove lol
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Unread 11-24-2011, 12:03 AM   #36
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The first junk yard 360 that I dropped in had one bad cylinder so it had to come out. Also to install the proper flywheel.



Meanwhile I had picked up a second 360 which I stripped down and had a machine shop check over. It had already been bored 30 over so they only honed the cylinders and pushed in new cam bearings. They rebuilt the heads and put in new springs to match the comp 270h cam I had chosen. (maybe a mistake).



My son helping set the motor on the mounts.

No, No, No...from what I gather, this will be the perfect cam for your use. I went w/the 292, Edelbrock Air gap intake and pacestetter in frame headers.
You should make @least 300hp. Double what ya had!

"Here is a shot of the other mounts. Only one is original. The front left is an is a vibration isolation mount from a compressor in conjunction with a hockey puck. Whatever works LOL." Canucks and their HOCKEY! What are ya running for oil 10W-Maple! (I keed, I keed)

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Unread 11-24-2011, 12:13 AM   #37
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Unread 04-22-2012, 08:38 PM   #38
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Well I'm back from wintering in Yuma and I am ready to go on the Jeep. I picked up some one piece axles and a cowl seal while down there. I should have brought back a window frame as mine is bent from the Jeep being over on it's side. However I have one on order. It hasn't even hit our shore yet and costs $165. I didn't think that was too bad.(China) I also bought a new radiator locally for $360. It is a three pass and I hope it will be adequate for the 360. I am starting on the body work. It isn't a show piece so don't laugh at my work. LOL



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Unread 05-03-2012, 09:26 PM   #39
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Well I did a little work on my exhaust today. I didn't like the look of the flanges and the associated clamps on the muffler so I cut them off and welded in a piece of 3 inch SS pipe. My son and his girl friend who are B- pressure welders with SS tig tickets were not available so I used my homemade stick welder with ArcTec Unicrom rods. Excellent choice for light material.





This is an idea of how it will look.

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Unread 05-04-2012, 06:42 AM   #40
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HEY DON!!! Welcome back. What have you been doing? Laying around? Getting fat all winter? What is your homemade welder? Questions, questions...
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Unread 05-04-2012, 11:46 PM   #41
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HEY DON!!! Welcome back. What have you been doing? Laying around? Getting fat all winter? What is your homemade welder? Questions, questions...
Hey Scott. Good to hear from you. Spent the winter in Yuma away from all the snow. Now to get the Jeep done. Here are a few pictures of the welder I built when I was an apprentice electrician. I wanted a welder so bad but couldn't afford one so I made my own. I found a transformer from a drying oven and did some re-wiring. I needed a method to control the heat and my father told me that I either needed to put resistance into the output circuit or to choke it down with a coil. So I wound some #4 wire around a pipe. Every few turns I bared the wire and brought out a tap which I made from flattened copper pipe. I also inserted a steel rod into the pipe which would increase or decrease the amperage as the rod was drawn in or out. The coil acts as a reactor and stabilizes the arc. It works much better than your run of the mill buzz box. I inserted a temperature probe on the core of the transformer and wired it to a fan to control the temperature. ( the fan has never come on LOL) The only problem is that the open circuit voltage is only 45 volts. Difficult to burn 7018 but ARC-TEC 222 runs like a wonder.






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Unread 05-05-2012, 12:50 AM   #42
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Wow, way cool about the welder!
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Unread 05-05-2012, 03:07 AM   #43
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That welder is impressive! Good job on the jeep as well.
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Unread 05-05-2012, 08:00 AM   #44
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Dang, Don. That is just too cool! I have always doubted the "low talent" comment in your thread title. Now get busy!!
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Unread 05-12-2012, 11:47 PM   #45
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Well I got the headers bolted on an the sound surprised me. A little louder than I would have liked. But I'm old so that says it all. lol It sounds awesome at idle with the 270 cam. I cut the header flange to separate the ports as I had heard that helps the warping issue. I threw on some after market pedals to dress it up a bit. Now for some body work.
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