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post #29926 of 91574 Old 09-24-2011, 10:02 PM
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Drove it, and put 40 of gas in it.. bye bye $

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post #29927 of 91574 Old 09-24-2011, 11:16 PM
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Old pic, before I originally painted the tubes, but here-

Duplicolor bed liner.
That looks so clean! It makes me want to grind all my **** off and use the spray bedliner looks good easy to clean and touch up but idk I kinda like mine
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post #29928 of 91574 Old 09-25-2011, 12:04 AM
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Changed brake pads and rotors. Brakes are good to have. Also pb blasted the bolts on the fender flares in preperation for removal next weekend to rhino line them.
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That looks so clean! It makes me want to grind all my **** off and use the spray bedliner looks good easy to clean and touch up but idk I kinda like mine
grind that **** off.
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post #29930 of 91574 Old 09-25-2011, 12:54 AM
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Good luck with that.
We have this small oven but it is just for baking protective coatings on parts.
Media blasting machines are useful.
Craigslist is so useful for finding stuff.
This stuff seemed expensive at first but the cost of having a shop do it would have been a lot more.
Doing my yj head and block myself and my moms cherokee head has already pretty much equalized what I paid for them
If a shop had bored my block, did a valve job and installed them plus my moms cherokee head as well I would've ended up spending more than it cost for this equipment.
Can't beat a boring bar with all its tooling plus a small engine table for 370 bucks off craigslist!
I got lucky finding this 0630 head for 20 with only 88k miles on it however the casting is horrible with huge amounts of flash in all the ports [my moms head that is a 0630 as well and a year older has absolutely none] the valve springs are not as tall as they should be anymore because of use [and using a spring tester showed that had very poor strength] and where the valve springs sit is horrible, you know the circular area where the bottom of the spring sits on the head? On every single on of them about 1/5th of the base was not there from the factory. Its got a rounded edge where there should be something but there is not.
I would have ended up replacing the valves and springs anyways but this head just is beat up.
And this was on a offroader so its been used.
Not sure if I should trust it.
fortunate for me, my dad works on pretty high end race cars, so I can get deals when it comes to certain stuff, one of his friends is a machinist and has built a few motors for them. If I were you I would pay to have the head magnafluxed. shouldn't be expensive to have done, good insurance for peace of mind at least. I hope my head is in okay shape. 326k miles I should replace everything, hot tank, port and polish, engine block paint, roller lifters and a 3 angle valve job. I thought about 5 but that is excessive for what I want, I want to build the head up for high comp later on down the line. like, 11.0:1, (not really high comp, but for a jeep its high...

anyways, today I loaded up the roof rack with firewood, hosed down the jeep a bit. drove drove drove drove like usual. need to check the distributor to see if it is wearing out, the coil needs to be tested. would like to run a leak down and comp test to see what I'm dealing with. decide when I need to do the rebuild from there...

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my diffs and unibody rails have more scrapes then an emo-girls arm
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post #29931 of 91574 Old 09-25-2011, 07:37 AM
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Arranged to have it scrapped, I lost the war with rust. Wife gave me the ok to buy a TJ next year once she gets off maternity leave though...but Ill probably go on the hunt for the perfect XJ to ruin

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post #29932 of 91574 Old 09-25-2011, 08:08 AM
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grind that **** off.
And put what in it's place?
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post #29933 of 91574 Old 09-25-2011, 09:59 AM
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Gave it a day of rest.

Wheeled it yesterday to Lavant Lookout though. Kept me in the middle, like I was going to be a liability.

Stock crossmember is starting to look like Tina and Ike got a hold of it.
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post #29934 of 91574 Old 09-25-2011, 11:43 AM
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Just finished replacing the thermostat on my 2000 XJ. The Jeep wasn't coming up to proper temperature, so I figured the thermostat was probably stuck open. Here's what the old one looked like when it came out.


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post #29935 of 91574 Old 09-25-2011, 11:56 AM
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Just finished replacing the thermostat on my 2000 XJ. The Jeep wasn't coming up to proper temperature, so I figured the thermostat was probably stuck open. Here's what the old one looked like when it came out.
You need to flush your cooling system thoroughly

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Spidertrax, Yukon, rustys, warn, branik, PSC, advance adapters, Bad wheels, interco, essentially off-road. And many more

Most of all thanks too Ian Johnson and the xtreme off-road crew for all their work, and 4 wheel to heal for their part in it too.
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post #29936 of 91574 Old 09-25-2011, 12:31 PM
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Not today, but last Tuesday.
Swapped out rear drums for discs.
jeep-pics-006.jpg

Not trying to be vague, but want to save bulk of information for my dead build thread.

edit: anybody know how to shrink the photo down some?

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Not today, but last Tuesday.
Swapped out rear drums for discs.

Not trying to be vague, but want to save bulk of information for my dead build thread.

edit: anybody know how to shrink the photo down some?
Use photobucket, it automatically resizes when you add it to your post. Like this:
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post #29938 of 91574 Old 09-25-2011, 01:16 PM
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Beginning valve grinding for today

The original design had the worst pump ever. Using American ingenuity we got a small fountain pump from harbor freight. It had a couple lines that were not in the greatest shape so I changed a couple and reused one. And with a 18 year olds stupidity I put the return line I reused right through the v-belt that powers the grinders. Getting that thing apart and hose clamps in is near impossible so I did a crappy reroute of that return line. Need to fix that eventually.
But surprisingly the 6 dollar pump from HF has held up well and works good. We have a 55 gallon drum of smoke oil for a couple T-6s my dad makes care of so I use that stuff. No issues yet. Now back to grinding.

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post #29939 of 91574 Old 09-25-2011, 02:49 PM
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Well intake valves are done. Now to the exhaust ones. Here is a picture for you.
Jeeps dominate the ground, these dominate the sky.

First I gotta get this head finished before it dominates anything though.

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post #29940 of 91574 Old 09-25-2011, 03:35 PM
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O just got to thinking


So many people to thank here's a start to the list
Spidertrax, Yukon, rustys, warn, branik, PSC, advance adapters, Bad wheels, interco, essentially off-road. And many more

Most of all thanks too Ian Johnson and the xtreme off-road crew for all their work, and 4 wheel to heal for their part in it too.
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