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post #16 of 67 Old 12-12-2020, 01:49 PM
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Did you do the oil pump pickup tube mod while you had the pan off?

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post #17 of 67 Old 12-12-2020, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
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I swapped over to the Fbody pickup tube, but don’t remember modding it. I did the tube girdle/brace while I was in there. I also spent the time to get the correct color o ring on the tube. What a racket...

Can you share more about the mod?

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post #19 of 67 Old 12-13-2020, 07:14 AM
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I like this CJ-7 build. I am planning one a little less extreme, using a 9” in the rear (58” WMS width) and Hi pinion 44 in the front (59”-60” WMS width). Can you clarify what the lift & tire size is in the picture from post #1 (below)

I believe it is from when you first bought it, when it was SOA on YJ springs & 35’s. Do you recall the WMS width dimension in this picture?

Did you move the front axle forward when you did the shackle reversal? I’m curious if you stretched the wheel base.

I look forward to this CJ-7 coming together and thanks for sharing.
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post #20 of 67 Old 12-13-2020, 07:59 AM Thread Starter
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It was SOA with YJ springs on 35’s in that photo. The YJ springs were nice but they were flat in this photo so really no lift from them. I want to say 61” WMS. I don’t recall the exact measurement. That picture the front was a Scout 44.

The Jeep wb now has been stretched 3” no nothing extreme. Most of that was moving the front axle forward.

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post #21 of 67 Old 12-13-2020, 09:42 AM
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This is my CJ with SOA on stock Wrangler springs...first pic, 33's. Second pic, 35's
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That red sure does change colors when you get it in the sun. Thanks for posting. I’ll probably send you a PM when I get closer to ordering my springs for my SOA YJ leaf spring conversion. I hate to muck up the OP’s build thread any more, hopefully he doesn’t mind.

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Fine by me. I also forgot to mention that with the original picture of the CJ it also had a 1" body lift.



Here are some more pictures from the sides.
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post #24 of 67 Old 12-14-2020, 08:29 PM
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That red sure does change colors when you get it in the sun. Thanks for posting. I’ll probably send you a PM when I get closer to ordering my springs for my SOA YJ leaf spring conversion. I hate to muck up the OP’s build thread any more, hopefully he doesn’t mind.
Top pic was maybe 1 month after painting.

Bottom pic....about 8 years later.

Jeep is due for a new paint job. I have some cancer on her...in a tough spot to fix. And I'm about to put some flat fenders on her....I might just get a new tub and and build it up the way I want.


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post #25 of 67 Old 12-28-2020, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
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Finally got the time to get some work done after Christmas. I hope everyone had a good one. I had to get the transmission and transfer case crossmember done so I can finish fuel lines and get the body on. TDK with their nv4500 skid plate is perfect for an LS swap with a GM auto transmission. It flattened out my belly as much as possible and covers most of the transmission Pan and atlas case. It’s very adjustable in terms of the mount so I played around with it to get it perfect for my Jeep. I then started fuel line routing, I have a return less rail LS so I’m using a corvette regulator and filter in one with the AN6 fittings braised on. This made my life super easy for the hook ups for the EFI fuel line. I found an eBay seller that makes these spin on fuel filter mounts and I thought that would be great for a pre filter before my regulator. The pressure regulator is a 5 micron, and the Napa filter is a 10 micron with a very high flow rate. This way it shouldn’t starve the upstream components and be a great option to keep the regulator/filter from speedway clean longer? At least that’s my thoughts. Emergency brake cables from are next.
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Had some time to hash out the rest of the fuel system, and start working on some electrical connections. I have been researching out priming the oil system since I replaced the oil pan and pump during the build up of the LQ4. I looked at the melling and moroso pressure oiler but couldn't make myself spend over $100 for a single use tool.



I read from forums and came up with the same idea others have used, a pressurized garden sprayer and tome -AN barb to ultimately end up at Metric for the front oil galley. Parts below:


-4 AN Female with barbed end
-4 male to -6 AN female reducer
-6 AN Male to M10-1.5
-Amazon garden sprayer (whatever was cheapest)


Put 2 quarts in and pumped it up after hooking up an oil pressure gauge, and surprisingly it got me to 10psi. I did 2 quarts this way, rotated the engine by hand, and did another 2 quarts. The rest went into the oil filler.



This worked perfectly, and i was into it maybe $30. After priming the fuel system by filling the tank with 2 gallons, then powering the pump with the fuel line disconnected from the engine and pointing back into the fuel can I was ready.



I hooked all lines up, pressure tested for leaks, and hooked the battery up.



Man it felt good to hear an engine run after starting this project almost 7 years ago.
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First start video, i wasn't expecting it to fire off so quickly.
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Thats got to be a nice feeling!

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post #29 of 67 Old 01-14-2021, 08:41 AM Thread Starter
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100% it is, nothing provides more motivation than the small victories.
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post #30 of 67 Old 01-18-2021, 04:42 AM
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In the old days, we pulled the handle off a long SO screwdriver, attached it to a drill, pull the dist and shove the drill down on the oil pump shaft


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