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Unread 08-17-2013, 02:12 AM   #166
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Well, I'm back at it! Gonna drop some more dosh on the old girl. The carb seems to be hitting the "boiling" point due to the cramped space and some left over smog gear. I am putting on some headers that will block the exhaust crossover port, this should fix the over 350 degrees that is right under the carb. The headers were found locally on CL, brand new ceramic coated patriots, nice 16ga tubes and thick flanges, complete with collectors and copper gaskets. They are the center dump shorty style and should clear the over built motor mounts OK, if not it will be just a touch with the die grinder on the mount to get a little clearance. Next will be a beautiful Edelbrock (26014) airgap with the new edurashine finish, looks like a polished cloisenne button. Also got a nice fuel pressure reg and filter to drop the pressure a little. After all that, I figured why not get some polished, fabbed valve covers! I'll post up the project pics as I get started. Still waiting on some parts.

Oh ya, getting a 3hp hi-torque starter too. The old one is turning slow due to the flooded, hard starts. I think it has a short in it too, if I leave the master switch on for more than a day, the battery is dead.

Bought a front driveshaft from Tattons last week, look forward to getting that installed as the old 1.25 shaft has some up and down play in the slip joint. The new one will be 2" and .120 DOM with a longer slip joint. I've not had any trouble with the old DL yet, but know it is not too far out, I'll keep the old as a trail spare.

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Unread 08-17-2013, 05:42 AM   #167
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I had a problem with mine loading up while playing in the rocks a while back. It turned out the bouncing of the rocks, and a slight incline, was enough to bounce my choke flap about half way closed.
Made it a bear to start when warm.
A $.10 spring took care of the problem.

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Unread 08-17-2013, 11:24 AM   #168
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I had a problem with mine loading up while playing in the rocks a while back. It turned out the bouncing of the rocks, and a slight incline, was enough to bounce my choke flap about half way closed.
Made it a bear to start when warm.
A $.10 spring took care of the problem.

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Same symptoms at first, just inclines and bouncing, then parking on flat ground to to get bean dip and cheetos. Annoying to get all happy to hit the trail and the thing takes 30 seconds to start and when it does the family is freaked cause they don't want to get stranded and it smells like straight gas or a "gross polluter".

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Unread 08-17-2013, 02:04 PM   #169
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Just went out and pulled the air cleaner and found the choke will flop around when it is released and warm. I'll need to look further into it to see were to put a spring.

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Unread 08-17-2013, 02:41 PM   #170
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Just went out and pulled the air cleaner and found the choke will flop around when it is released and warm. I'll need to look further into it to see were to put a spring.

Thanks!

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Mines a MC2100 with a manual choke. Let me know If you need a Picture.
My spring Just puts slight tensión on the arm to keep the flap from closing, but Its weak enough for the choke to still be operational.

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Unread 08-24-2013, 03:34 PM   #171
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Mines a MC2100 with a manual choke. Let me know If you need a Picture.
My spring Just puts slight tensión on the arm to keep the flap from closing, but Its weak enough for the choke to still be operational.

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Mine is electric with a stout pull on it. A weak spring should cure it as well. During the top end re-do, i'll get it squared away. The needle and seat on my carb is spring loaded as well. Must be the key to Jeeps that rock and sometimes roll LOL.
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I have managed to get all the hard goods together and some of the soft stuff (gaskets, fasteners, fittings) for the top end re-do. What i lack is time. I had intended to start yesterday and work through the weekend but Thursday night, the hydraulic pump hooked to our 100t press started making some scary noise and had to be addressed, simple bearings on the armature but set me back a day. Today I had to dig a hole to pour some concrete to secure my kids clubhouse from turning over due to the new zipline attached to it, couldn't wait, another day behind. So, I managed to get the new Tatton's Driveline installed, what a difference! The thing is huge plus I have a spare front now.



Patriot heades (ceramic coated!)



Edelbrock airgap w/endurashine OH YA!



fabbed/polished valve covers



3hp hi torque starter



Gaskets and stuff



Not top end stuff but, BTF diff cover



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Tore into it today. Ready for assembly sometime soon.

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After tear down and surface prep:

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Everything looks like a go. The Patriot headers fit without any mods or dimples. Nice when it works that way. I will still need an exhaust shop to tie in, but that was expected. I am using some layered copper/carbon gaskets for the header to head seal, they are supposed to be leak free and for troublesome headers. The valve cover gaskets are steel reinforced silicone and fairly thick, they should be leak free too. I watched some you tube vids for leak free intake install and think I got a grasp of it.
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Spent a few hours this evening and got the intake bolted down and torqued and one header up and torqued. Set the valve covers on to get a glimpse of what it will look like. I will be able to spend the afternoon Wed working on it, maybe get the starter on and wired as well as the distributer.

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Good God someone get my sunglasses That looks great .
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Spent a few hours this evening and got the intake bolted down and torqued and one header up and torqued. Set the valve covers on to get a glimpse of what it will look like. I will be able to spend the afternoon Wed working on it, maybe get the starter on and wired as well as the distributer.

Hey brother. Just a word of advice on those chromo valve covers. Make sure you sand down the finish where the gaskets mount up. The finish will often keep those valve covers from sealing properly which lead to leaks. Other than that man looking good! Bet your happy, happy, happy to get those upgrades installed. Good luck!
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Good God someone get my sunglasses That looks great .
Thanks, you can start a fire if you leave it in the sun and hold some kindling over it LOL

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Hey brother. Just a word of advice on those chromo valve covers. Make sure you sand down the finish where the gaskets mount up. The finish will often keep those valve covers from sealing properly which lead to leaks. Other than that man looking good! Bet your happy, happy, happy to get those upgrades installed. Good luck!
Yes very happy indeed. It may be over the top but it sure feels good to do it.

The valve covers are fabbed aluminum and have a billet/welded rail that is 1/4" thick, but I laid them on the kitchen table and noticed they both rocked a little (table is glass), so I tweaked em a bit by hand and then decked em flat on my belt grinder with a 220 grit belt, they have a nice grippy surface now. Thanks for the info, the ones I removed had the smooth chrome finish and ALWAYS leaked, no matter how hard you tightened them. The new gaskets are 3/16"" thick and steel cored silicone! No more leaky-leaky I hope.

A bit of a problem cropped up when I noticed a large "C" shaped ring laying close to the rear oil return hole in the head, appears to be a valve stem seal clip that broke off and on a closer look, the valve retainer clips are gone BUT the valve has not dropped, so a piece must still be holding it up. I'll pull the retainer a.m. and see what the damage totals. I'll get a set of seals for sure, maybe not change them all but be ready incase it looks like dryed, hard stem seals everywhere.
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Unread 08-29-2013, 11:36 AM   #180
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Ok, I turned the motor to get the valve up and can now clearly see both retainer clips still intact. So were good there, no gotta do's. I talked with my local speed shop guy and he thinks the seal clip was a left over from a seal change sometime ago, this seems right because the engine is not smoking and I cannot see how one could slip out and not look deformed. The plugs look wet but I know it is running rich from the carb flooding. So it is either a left over or it JUST happened, like last time I was out. I'll put it back together and run it for now.

I get to spend the rest of the day on it!

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