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04-22-2019 12:21 PM
Originally Posted by McSyd View Post
I need to figure out which of the 500 ports on this mc2150 carb is the fuel return though.

Fuel return port?
04-21-2019 02:46 PM
Boojo35 Nice job.... Your helper is a doll.
04-19-2019 01:52 PM
McSyd I checked the distributor, no name or any identification on it at all. Must be Chinese.

Here’s a few more photos. I got the engine to run today. Not well and only for a few seconds. once I have the tub painted and installed I’ll do all the wiring and line properly then get it tuned and break in the cam. Surprisingly it started almost right up. I need to figure out which of the 500 ports on this mc2150 carb is the fuel return though.

I managed to sand the entire tub. Took all the green paint off until I hit the primer. Most of the primer came right off but I figured I can leave some of it. Did some fiberglass repair today as well. Whoever had this tub before me really made a mess of things. It outta clean up decent enough.

Need to flip the tub and do some repairs underneath next. Then I’ll get the body mocked up and look into primer and paint. Few more months and this thing might actually be driveable
04-18-2019 08:11 PM
MetalMountainGoat I believe mine is the same eBay special. I was just wondering because I was getting ready to try and put a better coil inside if it was replaceable, but I decided to actually get my Jeep running before adding "performance" parts.
04-17-2019 02:56 PM
McSyd I’m not sure on the brand of the HEI. It’s an eBay special.

Napa gave me the wrong serpentine belt again today and I got the wrong fuel inlet fitting for the carb. So I didn’t get too much done. I wired up the solenoid and cranked the engine over a few times. All seems well so far. I got the electric fuel pump in as well. Only place it would fit is above the front hanger on the rear passenger side leaf spring. Hopefully that’s not too far away from the fuel tank pickup.

Hopefully by the weekend I can see if I can get it to fire. Once I’m sure it’ll run I’ll start to focus more on the body work. I’ve alrea got the tub completely sanded down to bare fiberglass. I have a bunch of work to do on the tub. My fiberglass kit and bondo should be here tomorrow.
04-14-2019 05:54 AM
lovett86 Awesome jeep and shop
04-12-2019 05:23 PM
MetalMountainGoat What HEI distributor is that on your engine? I have the same one on my 350SBC, and am in the process of wiring it up. I can't find any markings on mine as to what it is, but it looks just like yours. I think I have the wiring aspect down on it, I am just curious as to what brand it actually is.
04-12-2019 03:29 PM
McSyd Got the pilot bushing in the mail. Got that installed with the clutch, trans and t case. Figured I’d spin the oil pump and check for oil pressure. It started GUSHING oil from the bellhousing. So I figured I screwed up the rear main seal. Took everything back apart and pulled the flywheel. Turns out I forgot to install a friggin oil plug above the cam. I was so pissed at myself. So I put that in then reassembled the drivetrain. All is well now but I wasted half a day and probably 2 qts of expensive break in oil.

Did a few odds and ends today and got the distributor and timing set up (I hope). then I laid out the wiring harness. I lost a few labels and tags on the harness since I stripped the Jeep down. So I’m planning to tear into that tomorrow after spending tonight figuring out what everything is.

I’m ditching the computer and ignition control module and all of the wiring associated with those. There shouldn’t be too many wires left that I’ll actually need.

I’m thinking all I outta need to have is:
- distributor power
- starter solenoid trigger wires
- fuel pump wires
- temp sending unit
- oil pressure sending unit
- alternator wiring
- starter 12v

- and then the factory body/light harness
04-08-2019 01:04 PM
Neek555 Really enjoying following along with your restoration as I consider my options with my original '83 Renegade. Thanks for sharing
04-08-2019 09:38 AM
McSyd Here’s some updates. Waiting on a pilot bushing. Then I can get the clutch, trans and t-case in. Have a few things to figure out with the throttle linkage and a cooling fan. Had to work with making the 4.2 manifold fit the 4.0 head. Ended up making some little hold downs. Hopefully that holds up.
03-21-2019 07:32 PM
McSyd Few photos of the engine back from the machine shop. Got it painted today. I hope to start assembling it tomorrow if I get time.
03-14-2019 11:35 AM
McSyd Here’s a few photos. Not much to see yet, but it’s coming along. Hopefully the engines done in the next week or 2.
03-13-2019 08:13 PM
McSyd Figured I owe an update. I’ve been slowly working on the motor project. Included with the Jeep was 2 4.2’s. One was original and didn’t run, the second was a supposedly running 4.2. I had planned to just do a 4.0 head swap and basic rebuild on one of the 4.2’s. After breaking them both down I found out both were pretty well shot. Cylinders were around .020 out of round average and both cranks needed a reground. The original motor had 2 spun bearings. In the meantime I sourced an entire 4.0 from an xj basically just for the head. After talking with the machinist we decided I’d do a 4.0 stroker. But then he inspected the 4.2 cranks and we realized neither was usable without a bunch of $. Soooo for now I’ve decided to do a cheap stock rebuild of the 4.0 and slap a carb on it. The 4.0 didn’t have any fuel injection stuff with it. So in an effort to keep moving along and save a few bucks in the short term, that’s my decision and I’m sticking to it!

I spent a few days cleaning the shop, organizing stuff and ended up doing some shop remodeling as well. Got a little sidetracked and built 16’ of cabinets. This gave me a ton of extra storage space out there and allowed me to get almost if the crap off the floor. I’m pretty happy with it I guess. I also dropped the fiberglass body on the frame mainly to clear up some space.

I’ll try to get some photos tomorrow.
02-14-2019 05:19 PM
ShowAndGoCJ Nice work on the frame! looking forward to following the build as it happens.
02-14-2019 05:07 PM
McSyd Here’s the original 4.2 block and head that came out of the Jeep.
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