I like the dollies under the wheels. Where did you find them? Do they move pretty easily?
They're Sunex 1500 Pound Wheel Dollies. They roll nicely, and make moving the Jeep around a total breeze! I can't recommend them (or a similar product/wheel skate) enough.I like the dollies under the wheels. Where did you find them? Do they move pretty easily?
Yeah, I think 12.50 is the max recommended width. I'm pretty sure they'd handle 35x12.50s.Looking at how much space is left on those wheel dollies, I'm glad I got the ones I did because there's no way those 33x15.50 Swampers on mine would fit those guys. The 35x12.50 SSRs coming soon... maybe. But then again, I'm nowhere near close to getting Dookie back in the garage. LOL! Best I can hope for is to carve out some space to work on tearing down the 304 when the arctic cold front shows up this coming week.
Can't wait to hear the prognosis after the collapsed lifter replacement. Keepin' 'em crossed for good cam health.
I was quite pleased as well! I ran it through several revolutions with bright LED light just to be sure.Glad to hear the cam survived. Hopefully, the valves and seats will still have their shape after all this time and some simple clean-up... as I've mentioned, there's less than 10K miles on that 'in chassis overhaul' (as Jim used to call it), although there was a LOT of down time and 'waking up' involved when I'd fire it up to take to a car show, drive around for a few hours, then back into the storage unit it would for a year or so. Don & Jim showed me how to do the valves with the lap machine and valve seat tools at the AHS, and 'helped' me as well... by shoving me out of the way so they could do it and have their fun - LOL (Man, I miss those guys). I would think a clean and light polish of the valves and seats should be all you need.
As you know, that engine's always had 'rich condition' issues... even with the factory 1bbl. I was hoping that TFI Super Coil upgrade would've resolved that... and it did to a point, but obviously there's plenty of carbon build-up to refute that thought. I'm thinking the intake/header/EFI plans you have for it should get that all under control and serve you quite well for the future - great minds think alike, and that's the direction I was going before Harry waved Klooge under my nose with his 304 & TF-999 (that I now need to get crackin' on). I can't wait to see it all come [back] together!
Yeah, you're gonna need that compressor; you have more springs to deal with than I do.If I wasn't going to be needing the valve spring compressor I bought for that job for my own purposes, I would've sent it with you.
Looks like you did a fine job getting everything cleaned up - looks about like it did when I put it all back together so many years ago. How were the old valve seals, BTW (they don't look too 'horrible' from the pic)? Once you get it all back together, it should run pretty awesome - especially, with the Offy intake, header, and EFI you've got planned.
HAHAHA! You make it sound SO simple! If I can get this done by Christmas, I'll be thrilled! Parts (and budget) are the holdup right now. Everybody is "temporarily out of stock," which is really, REALLY annoying.I'm so happy that's 'all' it was. :grin2:
Things should be fairly academic moving forward from here - cut out bad sheet metal, replace with new sheet metal, buy some cool new things, make everything look pretty, enjoy the Jeep.