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Unread 03-03-2012, 05:27 PM   #31
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Nice. Love those high steer arms.

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Unread 03-10-2012, 01:05 PM   #32
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High steer arms installed

Had a few minutes this morning so I got the high steer arms installed.

Remove the existing studs using 2 nuts:


Install the grease zerk and adjustment nut:


Install the new ARP studs, place the washer on the kingpin bushing:


Tap the driver side arm in place and tighten the nuts:


Tap the passenger side arm in place and tighten the nuts:



I will torque everything to spec after I re-attach the axle to the frame. I should be getting my frame back next weekend.

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Unread 03-14-2012, 05:59 PM   #33
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teaser

Found a little something on the porch when I got home today:




I need a break from all the axle work so I decided to get a new intake manifold. I went with the edelbrock performer intake since it seems like a good fit for the AMC 360.

I've read MOC's thread on his intake install and plan on using it as a guide, thanks MOC

Pics of the install coming this weekend...

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Unread 03-14-2012, 07:57 PM   #34
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Nice looking intake! I stuck one of those on a 401 a month ago. It's amazing how light it is compared to the factory one.
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Unread 03-18-2012, 04:59 PM   #35
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intake manifold

Was planning on getting the intake installed this weekend but my order from totally stainless isn't shipping until early next week. I did get the PCV heat shield removed from the stock manifold, cleaned up, and installed on the new intake:

Some brake cleaner and wire wheel work:



Hammered the heat shield in place with the supplied studs:



When the new bolts arrive I can complete the install...


Also, I should be getting my frame back next weekend. I wish I had remembered to get "before" pics to compare to the "after" pics I will take before painting the frame. Looking forward to getting the frame so I can mount the axles.
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Unread 03-24-2012, 12:59 PM   #36
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I'm still waiting on totally stainless but I did order about every kit possible for a Scrambler and they told me they are very busy right now.

I did get another goodie though:




Somewhat expensive but they seem to be worth it.

Summit Racing seems to be giving away hats and 5-hour energy with all their big orders so I've been stock piling those too.

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Unread 03-28-2012, 05:54 PM   #37
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Received a couple more packages this week.

The new u-bolt kit for the dana 60 axle:



The totally stainless bolt kits:

Engine kits:


Body kits:



I don't know if I'll use all of these kits but it's nice having pretty much every bolt, nut, and screw labeled with it's application.

I also had a little time this evening so I installed the engine brackets for the motor mounts.

1) First I hand tightened two of the three bolts to hold the bracket in place.
2) Then I coated the third bolt with anti-seize and hand tightened it.
3) Next I removed the other two bolts one at a time to apply anti-seize and tighten them again.

Here's the finished installation:



Repeat for the other side and it's done.

Now that I have the stainless bolts I can do the intake install. I should have time this weekend to get it done.
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Unread 03-28-2012, 06:03 PM   #38
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Awesome. This is going to be a fun one to follow.
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Unread 04-01-2012, 09:31 PM   #39
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Intake installed

Had just enough free time this weekend to get the edelbrock performer intake installed. Here are the steps I took:

1) First I did a test fit without any gasket/sealants to measure the gap for the two end seals. I won't be using the rubber ones but ultra black instead.
2) Applied several coats of copper gasket spray to each of the intake ports on the metal valley pan gasket. Make sure to get both sides. I used lots of tape to catch the over spray around the water ports and bolt holes.
3) Applied ultra grey to each water port and bolt hole on the block.
4) Installed the valley pan gasket.
5) Applied ultra grey to the water ports and bolt holes on the valley pan gasket.
6) Applied ultra black for the end seals based on measurements in step 1.
7) Installed the intake manifold.
8) Applied anti-seize to the bolts since they were stainless steel and torqued them all to 20 ft-lbs.

Here are the pics I managed to get, not very many since this was a messy process:

Ready for the valley pan gasket install:


Ready for the intake install:


Intake installed:
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Unread 04-03-2012, 10:01 PM   #40
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Water pump

Received my new flowkooler water pump today:



Applied some RTV to the timing cover mating surface and placed the gasket on:



Applied more RTV to the gasket and placed the water pump on:



Used my stainless bolts with anti-seize. I left the four bigger bolts un-torqued until I bolt on all the other engine accessory brackets.
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Unread 04-21-2012, 07:56 PM   #41
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It's been a while since I posted but it's car season so there's less time to work on the jeep.

I found a good deal on a 1973 Challenger that I couldn't pass on:



It's only got a 318 small block but it's complete and ready for driving. I'll be making an RT clone out of it and probably returning it to the factory blue color. And dropping in a 440 big block with a six pack or dual quad carb setup.

This will probably push my jeep completion date back a few months but I wanted to pick up a muscle car before the market fully recovered.


Back to the Scrambler.

For the last few weeks I've been sanding, priming, and painting parts so nothing much to document.

Engine accessories, some probably won't be used:



Hood in primer:



Frame in primer:







One thing I liked about this frame was the SOA setup. These are before primer and paint.

slider spring hanger:


I'd never heard of slider spring hangers but I'm going to try them out and see how they perform.

Out-boarded front hangers built in to the bumper:


Winch plate built in to the bumper:


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Unread 04-26-2012, 01:17 PM   #42
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Test fitted the rear axle today:




The bushings on the springs are good, I just need some center pins and one retainer bolt/sleeve for holding the leaf pack together. I need to reweld the spring perches and shock mounts to fit the axle under the frame. I think the shackles are 1 to 1.5 inch longer than stock but I couldn't find my stock CJ7 shackles to compare.
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Unread 04-26-2012, 03:01 PM   #43
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It's been a while since I posted but it's car season so there's less time to work on the jeep.

I found a good deal on a 1973 Challenger that I couldn't pass on:



It's only got a 318 small block but it's complete and ready for driving. I'll be making an RT clone out of it and probably returning it to the factory blue color. And dropping in a 440 big block with a six pack or dual quad carb setup.

This will probably push my jeep completion date back a few months but I wanted to pick up a muscle car before the market fully recovered.
wow, can't believe no commented on the challenger. nice car! how'd you pick it up? ebay, craigs, local paper?
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Unread 04-26-2012, 06:48 PM   #44
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wow, can't believe no commented on the challenger. nice car! how'd you pick it up? ebay, craigs, local paper?
I found it on craigslist about 100 miles from where I live. The e-body challengers are hard to find, especially in the price range I wanted. I should be picking it up this weekend.
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Unread 04-26-2012, 07:04 PM   #45
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The front axle required a little more work. The bushings needed to be replaced so I pulled the new ones out of my Daystar master bushing set. The front springs I have are actually BDS 3.5 lift YJ springs so I had to use the rear bushings (the front CJ bushings are only 2 inches wide).

New bushing next to old:


Installed in the spring:


Springs and front axle installed:



I ran into one small problem though. The spring plate kit I bought for the dana 60 seems to have the wrong size studs for the passenger side spring plate:




I'll just pick up some replacement bolts from the hardware store.


I also primed and painted the t-case skidplate/crossmember:





Since I'll be using an atlas t-case I'll probably end up creating a custom skidplate that doesn't hang as low.

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