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Unread 06-29-2012, 02:37 PM   #121
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Great thread. I am very impressed with the amount of work you have done, especially starting with minimal tools.

Since you were asking why your engine had those shallow pistons, I will give you the answer. That is no '92. That engine should be from the 70's or early 80's I believe. I can tell from the crankshaft, which has a what they call a two piece seal. The oblong flywheel end gives it away. The later 350's came with a one piece seal, which has a round flywheel end. The later ones also came with different casting marks on the heads.

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Unread 06-29-2012, 02:41 PM   #122
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looks like your dog gave its stamp of approval on the new shop. Now that you got the move out of the way it's time to get back to work!
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Unread 06-29-2012, 02:44 PM   #123
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BTW my name is Josh though I answer to Banana as well.
Dean looks enthralled.

The crickets won't cross the tape.

And you dubbed yourself Banana!!


The only negative thing I can say is "Your workbench is too small!" Praise the Lord for good friends and clear days. Love your secret hideaway. You need a fishing rod.

Keep going BJ (Banana Josh)! You are doing a remarkable job.
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Unread 06-29-2012, 02:46 PM   #124
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Josh I'd stick to banana, don't let skerr call you BJ.
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Unread 06-29-2012, 10:42 PM   #125
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Great thread. I am very impressed with the amount of work you have done, especially starting with minimal tools.

Since you were asking why your engine had those shallow pistons, I will give you the answer. That is no '92. That engine should be from the 70's or early 80's I believe. I can tell from the crankshaft, which has a what they call a two piece seal. The oblong flywheel end gives it away. The later 350's came with a one piece seal, which has a round flywheel end. The later ones also came with different casting marks on the heads.
Fascinating. So your saying these guys put whatever 70s80s GM parts they had into this 92 block? Crazy. Let's hope it all works....Johnny Cash's Caddy has NOTHING on me!

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Unread 06-30-2012, 09:39 AM   #126
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A welder is an excellent tool for extracting broken off and stripped out screws. I've used mine to extract those torx heads by welding on a nut. I also have remove broken bolts on the frame
and motor. I could not imagine not having a welder around.
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Unread 07-24-2012, 03:40 PM   #127
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I have been doing actual work (lame) for the past month so haven't had a good amount of time to work on the CJ.

IMGUR is not working for me today, so you can check out the picassa album I made for today's post HERE



I had a really good friend over--his name is Chris-- and he helped me on this so I am really grateful. It is always fun to hang out with him and it was awesome to have him be a small part of this project. Thanks, Chris!



I worked on stripping the rear end and cleaning it up real good. When I had spent all my wire brushes and energy I switched over to a deck screw to get to the really hard to clean and grind parts.

Then I blasted it with a ton of Marine Clean, pressure washed it (this stuff is epic...cant tell you enough how well it works other than looking at the pictures) and used metal ready on it. It was 100% ready for POR15.

I got my wife to help me load the engine from my old rental house over...it was a PITA but we managed.

Jake came by with my tub and Jeff's CJ8...so now they are sitting out back.

That is where I am...now I need some more help if anyone has ideas.

I want/need to buy fuel lines and brake fluid lines....I would love to use stainless steel hoses for the full length cause it would be easy to do....I think. Anyone seen this done have any links for me? I don't want to buy a prefabbed kit for 275 + 60 shipping....honestly I don't.

How did you guys do yours? My tubes are bent, clogged, and nasty.
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Unread 07-24-2012, 08:42 PM   #128
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I have been doing actual work (lame) for the past month so haven't had a good amount of time to work on the CJ.

IMGUR is not working for me today, so you can check out the picassa album I made for today's post HERE

I worked on stripping the rear end and cleaning it up real good. When I had spent all my wire brushes and energy I switched over to a deck screw to get to the really hard to clean and grind parts. I had a friend over and he helped me on this so I am really grateful.

Then I blasted it with a ton of Marine Clean, pressure washed it (this stuff is epic...cant tell you enough how well it works other than looking at the pictures) and used metal ready on it. It was 100% ready for POR15.

I got my wife to help me load the engine from my old rental house over...it was a PITA but we managed.

Jake came by with my tub and Jeff's CJ8...so now they are sitting out back.

That is where I am...now I need some more help if anyone has ideas.

I want/need to buy fuel lines and brake fluid lines....I would love to use stainless steel hoses for the full length cause it would be easy to do....I think. Anyone seen this done have any links for me? I don't want to buy a prefabbed kit for 275 + 60 shipping....honestly I don't.

How did you guys do yours? My tubes are bent, clogged, and nasty.
Don't remember where I got my custom stainless steel and pvc coated clutch hose for my Subaru but I'm going to contact a buddy of mine cause he was the one who recommended the people. I only paid $25 for a 2ft hose with 2 banjo fittings on it and the fittings were the main part of the cost for a hose that size if I remember correctly. I'll let you know as soon as I find out where I got my hose cause I'll be needing to order some as well for my Jeep.
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Unread 07-25-2012, 10:57 PM   #129
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Don't remember where I got my custom stainless steel and pvc coated clutch hose for my Subaru but I'm going to contact a buddy of mine cause he was the one who recommended the people. I only paid $25 for a 2ft hose with 2 banjo fittings on it and the fittings were the main part of the cost for a hose that size if I remember correctly. I'll let you know as soon as I find out where I got my hose cause I'll be needing to order some as well for my Jeep.
This would be great...though I will need alot longer than two feet. I wonder if it is going to be less expensive to buy the tubes...
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Unread 07-26-2012, 05:53 AM   #130
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I'm pretty sure this is the place where I got mine made but give them a call and find out what their price would be for custom hoses.

http://www.techna-fit.com/contacts.html
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Unread 07-26-2012, 06:19 AM   #131
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This would be great...though I will need alot longer than two feet. I wonder if it is going to be less expensive to buy the tubes...
You can get rolls of hard lines for cheap, less than $1/foot. It isn't stainless, and is more work than the custom tube sets, but I found the bending/cutting process much easier than I anticipated. The flaring can be frustrating, but I have heard it is significantly easier with a quality flaring tool, which you might be able to borrow from your local parts shop. :2cents:
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Josh, I don't know if it is a "good" idea, but... I bought the lengths of pre-made brakeline from the parts store. I think I had to go to NAPA and AZ to get what I needed. Two different diameters, it is very easy to make good bends by hand. They are metal lines, but not stainless. Perhaps they'll rust, eventually?? Probably, but I will get several years out of them. They are inexpensive. If you were worried about corrosion or rust, you could scuff them and paint them. Just an idea...
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Unread 07-26-2012, 07:34 PM   #133
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Josh, I don't know if it is a "good" idea, but... I bought the lengths of pre-made brakeline from the parts store. I think I had to go to NAPA and AZ to get what I needed. Two different diameters, it is very easy to make good bends by hand. They are metal lines, but not stainless. Perhaps they'll rust, eventually?? Probably, but I will get several years out of them. They are inexpensive. If you were worried about corrosion or rust, you could scuff them and paint them. Just an idea...
Yep, that is actually what I did too...same stuff as the rolls but comes preflared so you don't have to mess with the flare tool, comes with some fittings too. Just have the challenge of finding the right lengths rather than cut to fit. I was just replacing a single line though, if I was doing a whole jeep, I'd probably buy a roll and learn how to use a flare tool.
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Unread 07-26-2012, 10:28 PM   #135
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Wow man, I just spent 2+ hours reading all this. I applaud your moxie sir! This was an incredibly ambitious project and you seem to be handling like a champ! Keep it up bud and gratz on the new house too.
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