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Unread 10-16-2016, 11:09 PM   #11
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Well Mike, as quickly as the funds come in. I'm working on it everyday. The last couple of days have been working through the Jeep wiring. Removing ABS and A/C. Adds weight and complicates everything.

The Jeep wiring is about as wacko as anything I've seen, wires crisscross back and forth through the harness. The wiring diagrams are one page for one section, you need 4 pages to follow the oil pressure sender wire to the dash.

Exhaust manifolds are on their way. Mounts are here but I need the manifolds before I fad the mounts. Low cost is the theme here. As many stock parts as possible. I'll wait a week to save 50 bucks!

Just about done with the Jeep wiring. Install the manifolds, fab the mounts, install the line lock, order the rad, pull the engine to clean and paint it, clean and paint the engine bay, reinstall the engine and clean up the harness.

Fab the rest of the exhaust and finish the cooling system and drive shaft and I should be ready for a test drive. Possibly before Christmas.

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The site is posing duplicates of my failed attempts the next day??
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Same here.
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I'm going as fast as the funds come in. It's a low budget project.

2wd front axle is installed.
Finishing up re-plumbing the brake lines after removing the ABS.

The engine is resting in place while I wait for the exhaust manifolds to arrive so I can move on to fabbing the mounts.
I've been working my way through the Jeep wiring, nearly done.
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Nothing to show really for all the work I've been doing.

Chasing down electrical gremlins, Jeep is famous for those. Cleaning out the stuff I don't need/want. A/C, ABS, auto transmission wiring, Factory alarm.

Got the engine roughly placed where it is going to live. Ordered some exhaust manifolds off eBay, should be here late this week. I need those before I can fab the mounts.

Working on the accessories now. No money for a cool custom setup, so I make my own. I'll be using the Jeep P/S pump anyways.

I'll post some pics once I get somethings sorted out.
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Nice! Yeah can't do anything about the database errors and posting problems. I would if i could.
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Not much to show for my time, I did a little of this, and a little of that.

Worked some on the mounts, some on the brakes, some on the rad install, and some more on the wiring.

Got the rad from Summit, $150
Snug fit for the space I've got to work with.


Cut out the lower rad support so I could make a pocket to drop the new rad into. Nothing bigger I could fit into the stock location. Stock rad was 23" x 11" I think, single row, this one is 22" x 19" double row.


I've got 5 1/5" for the rad fan. I'm waiting on the exhaust manifolds to finish setting up my mounts, so I don't want to make anything permanent yet.


Picked up my fuel lines and fittings today.

Next week I'm getting manifolds, air intake, water pump spacers. So I've got lots to do next week.
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I've been struggling with finding exhaust manifolds that clear everything.

I refuse to spend $1,200 CDN to purchase headers for this swap!

I've tried 3 sets of OEM manifolds and cannot get the right combination. They either don't clear the steering shaft, don't clear the frame or they exit into the firewall. The latest ones, LS6, I thought would work but sadly do not clear the frame.


So I've cut off the exit flange and plan to have some stainless tubing welded on so I can direct the exit where it needs to go.

Stay tuned.
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Nothing to show really for all the work I've been doing.

Chasing down electrical gremlins, Jeep is famous for those. Cleaning out the stuff I don't need/want. A/C, ABS, auto transmission wiring, Factory alarm.
A/C and ABS?

How will you keep cool when it's hot? How will you defrost the windshield when it's cold?

I won't even begin talking about the significance of ABS.

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Most of my cars never had A/C or ABS. It is possible to drive a car without those.
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