post #316 of Old 09-18-2013, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
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I figured being sick at the DMV would be no different than being sick at home. So I got the Jeep registered.

Ct. laws right now do not require emissions because it is over 25 yrs old, and it had a Ct title so no VIN verification or inspection required. I've been anxious to get this done before they change the rules.





And the antique plates are quite a bit cheaper than regular ones.


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post #317 of Old 09-21-2013, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
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What an interesting day today was. My other son calls and tell me he bought another car. Not a big deal, he does that. So he shows up with it so I can see it.

This is not just a car! It's a 1995 BMW M3 with 67K miles. The previous owner had it set up for track days somewhere on the west coast. Josh had it shipped in and already had his first track day with an instructor at Lyme Rock CT. This thing is awesome.





I can barely fit into those seats.





He says he ran it between 6k and 8k RPM's. "Uh, yeah Josh but the red line is 6K RPM's." That's where the previous owner told him it performs best. It has cams and headers, a full roll cage, differential cooler, an X brace on the bottom, sticky tires, and all. This thing is very much a race car.





After (4) 30 minute track sessions he says his concept of driving is completely changed. But that he has allot to work on. And of course he took me for a ride, around a local hair pin turn, followed by a panic stop to show me how good those huge brakes work. All I can say is WOW.

Here are some of the rubber marks from hot rubber that flew off of the other cars on the track. It had quite a few of them.




Mom is not the happiest with the new hobby. I think it's great.

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I finally took a look at the skid plate and transmission mount today. I've been avoiding it because I figured nothing is going to line up due to the engine swap.

Well I started one bolt at a time and the next thing I knew it was all bolted in. Everything lined up perfectly. Well, as perfectly as any Jeep skid plate goes in. Why does that skid plate have to hang over the edges like that. Looks stupid. And it looks like factory drive shafts will work.






And I put the starter in too. To most people that is a 2 minute job. But I had to turn the crank little by little and put anti-seize on all the flywheel teeth. It makes the starter so much quieter when you do that. For a while anyway.






Tomorrow we start shimming axles.

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Can't wait for my ride. Showed the posting to your mom she laughed in agreement. Not the happiest but she will be okay with it one of these days!! Our toys are so fun!!!!
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Tomorrow we start shimming axles.
What are you shimming, front or rear? I think I would save that for last when you have the full weight of the body and all accessories. You should also wait to tighten all the suspension components under full weight as well.

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What are you shimming, front or rear? I think I would save that for last when you have the full weight of the body and all accessories. You should also wait to tighten all the suspension components under full weight as well.

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Paul,

You are absolutely right! I just spent some time reading all the info on the Tom Woods drive shaft site and came to that same conclusion.

Thank you for mentioning it. I appreciate the input.

I think I'll redirect efforts into finishing taking apart the "VIN Tag" donner while the credit card cools off. I hate wrestling with rusted stuff but I do have to get that mess out of the yard.



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Busy day today. I started with great intentions but got discouraged and am selling the Jeep.

For Sale:

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Some assy required.







Just kidding! Took all day but it is mostly disassembled. Of course, way more rot on the tub than I thought. However I did find this interesting. If the gas tank is surrounded by this big huge skid plate does that mean it is a 20 gallon tank?




Got most of the mess cut up and loaded on the truck.



Now I need to find hiding places for the rest of the parts.

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Yep, 20 gallon tank! You gonna use the tub from the donar? Looks like a YJ tub.

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I look at those pics and part of me says wow those days were a lot of fun and the other part says am I glad I'm done with that part lol.

I am in deep
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Yep, 20 gallon tank! You gonna use the tub from the donar? Looks like a YJ tub.
Thanks Paul. That's what I wanted. And I have another one from some misc junk I picked up. Problem is the skid plate for it is no good. That great big tub and not a drain hole in it, except for the ones the rust made. What were they thinking! Guess I'll try to make one? Never saw one of those for sale aftermarket.

Yeah it is a YJ tub. Actually, all I am using off that CJ7 is the VIN tag, the tub, and the hard top.

We be rusty floor pan buddies now.

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I look at those pics and part of me says wow those days were a lot of fun and the other part says am I glad I'm done with that part lol.
I hear that! Today was a tough day. Had to cut the heads off all of the body bolts. While cutting off the body mount bolts I can see a small flame and smell the rubber body mounts burning.............HEY WAIT THAT'S MY SNEAKERS! The whole day went like that.

The old frame actually broke in 2 as I lifted the body off.

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Got the tub mounted in the rotisserie today.








The rotisserie is not at all happy with the situation. Beef up is in order.





And I got some do dads. 2 spare rims, Thanks Rob. Spark plug wire looms, 6 degree shims for the front axle caster, and a boot for the clutch fork.


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You have been ROCKIN' Dude! Nice work.

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post #329 of Old 10-02-2013, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
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Only took 4 hours of routing, re-routing, swapping, re-swapping, clamping, re-clamping:


But I got the plug wires on!










Can't wait till I start doing the Painless Harness. That will probably take months.

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Awesome job on the plug wires Bob, now I need to re-do mine so they look like that. What black clips are those that hold the wires and bolt thru to the valve covers? Thanks, oh and glad you could use the wheels..
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