Tell me about it Matt. I got the engine back about a year and 7 months ago. After it was painted I managed to let it sit on a stand forever while I rebuilt the shop, did a backyard makeover, painted the back half of the house, and took apart 5 parts jeeps. Wow.. Tired just thinking about all that. Luck for me the 258 keep running strong all that time.
As far as the engine being fired. I got it out of a 80 waggy. It had less than 5000 miles on it off a rebuild with papers and was running great. Ran some fresh oil and about 5 gallons of gas through it before pulling it from the waggy I pulled all the sheet metal, timing chain cover, and intake just to see and everything looked great. Painted it up, replaced all the bolts, and here were are.
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I sent them the carb and for $149.95 they cleaned, polished, rebuilt, cleared, and ran it on a test engine.
Form their site "We recalibrated the carburetors for today's gas and remove the inherent problems like hesitations, flat-spots and hard hot starting. Every carburetor goes through a 3 step testing process, first a float bench and pump test, second a dyno flow bench test, and then a live engine test. All the adjustments are set for a bolt on and go carburetor."
Comes with a warranty as well. Could have done the work myself, but for the price and how well they cleaned it up it was money well spent.
Very nice rebuild. I went with GuaranteedCarbs to rebuild my 2100. There was a questionable amount of play in the throttle shaft. When mine was returned in a week it looked just as good as yours. My only problem is that after it sits for a few weeks I need to fill the float bowl to start the Jeep. Not sure why the bowl is draining out.
I will when the time comes. First I need to take care of the Swiss cheese like body and then deal with the piddly things like having to prime the carb. I've been watching MoC's engine build for a while and am eagerly awaiting video of him driving away from the house!
Gotta give another shout out about National Carbs... got a carb from them back when I still had the 151 4-cyl in the Jeep. Carb was great and at a good price. When I go to get a carb for my new engine, I'm gonna check with them first.