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Unread 08-31-2013, 09:26 PM   #181
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Buttoned her up today. Made a few heat shields and brackets on the CNC cutter and then bent them up in my newish swag finger break. Nice tool. The valve covers are going to be a bit of a problem, leakers. I trued em up but they still seep pretty fast, I need to get some ss washers to fit between the rail and the hold down T's, this way I could crank a little more, hopefully that will do it. Other than that, it's a go. Set the timing at 12 degrees and never touched the carb, runs great! The new hi torque starter is quiet and smooth, starts her right up.

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Unread 08-31-2013, 10:47 PM   #182
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Unread 09-10-2013, 12:30 AM   #183
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Thanks guys, I'm finishing up some last details. The usual motor swap problems, overheating. I should have it under control now. I just installed a larger diameter flex fan and a shorter spacer to bring the fan back to fit the shroud better. Should have everything ready for this weekend. It's cooled off a few degrees this week so far!

Also welded up my D44 cover from BTF. Made a Power Ranger Samurai emblem to weld on it. Should look cool when done. My Kid loves Power Rangers!

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Unread 09-10-2013, 01:34 AM   #184
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Impressive as always great work.
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Unread 09-11-2013, 11:43 PM   #185
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Are you going to run an electric fan for the radiator? Fan Shroud? Cause that motor driven fan won't cool that big motor, beleive me. I tried it before. I'd say toss that fan blade to the curb and get a single or dual electric fan for the radiator. Just my $.02
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Unread 09-12-2013, 07:59 AM   #186
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are you going to run an electric fan for the radiator? Fan shroud? Cause that motor driven fan won't cool that big motor, beleive me. I tried it before. I'd say toss that fan blade to the curb and get a single or dual electric fan for the radiator. Just my $.02
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Unread 09-12-2013, 08:52 AM   #187
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A fan shroud is a necessity.

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Unread 09-12-2013, 01:24 PM   #188
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You guys are right in the zone. The last go around of fix-ups was due to over heating of sorts. The carb was boiling over and it was running 200-220 all the time. Since the new additions this month, it now runs at 180-185 on the street. I am headed to the trails this weekend to shake her down and see what the reality is. It does have a nice shroud, the problem was the old flex fan was both to far in and too small a diameter. Now when you open the hood and stand next to the fender, my lips flap if I don't hold them tight. LOL. Really, there is much more flow now that the fan/shroud relationship is correct. I put in a high flow/drilled out 180 degree thermostat and can now actually see on the guage the open and close of it, before it was always open, could never bring it down enough to cycle.

I'll post up what I find this weekend.

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Unread 09-12-2013, 02:06 PM   #189
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All three of you are right in the zone. The last go around of fix-ups was due to over heating of sorts. The carb was boiling over and it was running 200-220 all the time. Since the new additions this month, it now runs at 180-185 on the street. I am headed to the trails this weekend to shake her down and see what the reality is. It does have a nice shroud, the problem was the old flex fan was both to far in and too small a diameter. Now when you open the hood and stand next to the fender, my lips flap if I don't hold them tight. LOL. Really, there is much more flow now that the fan/shroud relationship is correct. I put in a high flow/drilled out 180 degree thermostat and can now actually see on the guage the open and close of it, before it was always open, could never bring it down enough to cycle.

I'll post up what I find this weekend.

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Unread 09-12-2013, 08:11 PM   #190
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It's great to see a CJ that gets everything it wants. Seems like mine only gets what it needs (just barely). You're doing a great job of illustrating what is possible with the right determination, thanks for sharing.
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Unread 09-19-2013, 08:11 PM   #191
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That is a beautiful rig, WSS. And beautiful work as well.

My first car was a brown 1971 CJ5 - loaded up with diamond plate on the rockers and rear corners as well.

Oh, and I'm partial to your color as well...

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Unread 09-20-2013, 08:58 PM   #192
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Thanks guys! i am happy to share the build. I have learned so much here, it is only fair. I love pics, they speak volumes.

NashvilleTJ, The color grows on you after a while. I would not change it know. When I do the tube fenders up front, the sliders/rocker diamond plate is going to be removed and eventually, I will get some steel corner guards for the rear, then lots of yellow!

Trail update:
Heating problem is much better, she ran 180 even idling and on the rough stuff. Stalling problem is now fixed. Steep, camber and bumpy stalls all gone. It runs sweet now. So this last round was worth the effort.

I did have two problems, first were those stinking valve covers. At one point, the driver side was leaking so bad, I was smoking non stop, had to pull the cover on the trail and "over do" the RTV silicone. Trail fixed, but I am not happy with it. It seems the covers are so thin and cheaply made that normal engine heat is enough to warp them. Lesson: I got what I paid for LOL

Second issue was the new rear BTF diff cover was grabbing the tank skid plate. It sounded like my gas cans were expanding and giving that little flex-pop sound. In fact it was grabbing it on extension and peeling it over. Easy fix with a prybar and 3lb hammer, but I did crunch the skid pretty good, so a new (thicker, better structured) skid is on my list of things to draw and cut.

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Unread 09-21-2013, 05:39 AM   #193
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It's great to see a CJ that gets everything it wants. Seems like mine only gets what it needs .
I love the way you put it. It's my favorite because it drives great,looks great,and gets wheeled on a regular basis.
Its a lot of work to keep up with all three.

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Unread 10-24-2013, 10:32 PM   #194
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Update,

Had it out last weekend, went to Calico Mountains and did Odessa canyon. Lots of family fun, My son is getting the hang of what to watch for when spotting. It's great!

We only had one problem and it was on a graded road of all things. I carry a two gallon Igloo water jug on the back rack and fill it with cold water for both drinking and just in case a radiator hose pops or something. Well, on the road we were heading down hill and it popped it's top and spilled the entire contents on my son and backseat like a waterfall. Gotta get a proper mount for that igloo.

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Kind of odd but there is a little pavement LOL:



Then a picnic at the top:



Drying out on top after the water spill:

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Unread 10-24-2013, 10:50 PM   #195
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One problem I have just about every time we go is crushing the tank skid, it is just too thin and has no real structure. I have gotten good at pulling it and hammering out the dents for the next time. I drew a skid last week and cut it today. I had to split it in two pieces due to the SWAG finger brake only being 19" wide. Worked good though and when it is all finished the weld will not be exposed. I will use 1/2" angle iron on 14ga sheet to structure (OE was 16ga w/no structure). The angle will be placed on the bottom inverted to make a low drag skid surface, seven of these across the entire bottom surface of the skid plate. I hammered the ends of the angle flat-ish to make an easy transition from plate to angle for the offending rocks. I'll post more pics later as I finish the welding.





after hammering:



after grinding sides:

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