yesterday and today I changed out my tired old 81 258 stocker for a a fresh rebuilt 86 258 with a 4.0 head and Clifford intake with 4 barrel Holley. it also has a comp cam, Cloyles roller chain, and a Centerforce clutch. runs great but I still have a couple of minor issues to deal with. the photos were taken moments before first firing.
Nothing but looked at her sitting in the driveway for close to a year. Getting laid off will slow stuff down. Now making up a game plan to finish soon since I would say she had been 80% done on this stage for a while.
O|||||O 1981 CJ7, 258, 4 speed..If it ain't cut, it ain't custom.
Installed new rock rails from whiteknuckle off road - very nice fit
became aqainted with the misaligned crossmember sydrome - and found some interesting bolts the PO used for the transfer case mount..... glad I found them and replaced them - that would have been a painful discovery down the road....
Sold some jeep junk at a local Jeep swap and show at the Dodge dealer,
then used the money to buy my girlfriend dinner...after leaving dinner caught up with a
new Chevy 4 door diesel at a Stoplight on Main street,
My Tires were spinning and screaming while his big Turbo spooled up a Big WHISSSH...and
we were off - I beat him to the next light but he was comin on strong...Damn! those 6000# trucks can move.
I Win!...Awesome day.