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12-10-2010, 10:56 PM
Just picked up a 77 Cherokee Chief Sport, has a CSB /305/350 in there (will find out once I grab to #'s off the back of the block), Demon Carb, Eldebrock Intake, Headers, 44's front and rear of course, Q-trac seems to be disabled as there are WARN hubs on the front....
Got a good deal on it, not perfect but a lot nicer than some of them I have seen for sale. Rusted floorboards mostly on the passenger front, already looking at the replacements available at BJ's. Previous owner couldn't get it to actually run, kept flooding out and leaving a bit of fuel in the oil, guessing the carb was running WAAAY to rich (find out Sunday).
I do not have a nice driveway nor a garage to push this 4,500lb beast into, but it looks like it leans a bit to the driverside. Is this a known issue with older shocks/leaf springs?
Guessing it is a 350 based upon the carb/intake/headers... seems like a lot of overkill for a 305 IMO.
Near future will see new floor pans, monsta lined interior, custom carpet, spring over lift, eyeballing some 35" Swampers if I can get them for the right price, custom cage/front bumper/rear bumper/cargo rack.
Lots of plans for this.... hope it is loud as hell and pisses my neighbors off. They are up at 6:30AM everyday waking up my children. :mad:
12-11-2010, 08:04 AM
Welcome! And looks a great project! :)
12-11-2010, 01:56 PM
Is what I got... will be submitting to Reader's Rigs this PM when it gets too dark for me to continue tearing carpet out.
12-12-2010, 09:07 AM
12-12-2010, 04:23 PM
With the locking hubs, the Q-Trac was probably converted to part time. The lean could be "wag sag", a common ailment to all of us as we get older, and to FSJ's in particular.
12-13-2010, 03:52 PM
good looking chief! its probably not a quadratrac with that chevy conversion. i would guess an np208.
12-13-2010, 04:54 PM
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12-14-2010, 11:08 PM
OK, got some work done on it. New Needle Valve gaskets got the fuel from spilling out of the carb, kind of. Had to sight the bowls (is that correct? Kind of new to dealing with carbs... bit of reading on the Barry Grant site to figure out what was going on with the Demon Jr on my rig.) Fuel was spouting out the vent tubes on the carb... got that figured out, was backfiring thru the carb, leaned out the idle mixture, now it runs down the road pretty nicely.
Got the lean to the driver side figured out, rear wheel was only at 5 psi. Up to 30 now and nice and level.
Tranny was shifting hard, low on fluid... topped it off and running a lot nicer.
Got some vacuum leaks to fix before fine tuning the carb, mostly from the original motor being ripped out of it.
Very happy with it so far. Got some background on it from a mutual acquaintance of the previous owner... SBC 350 came out of a smaller motor home, with the Demon Jr, Eldebrock intake, mild cam, and headers it has on it... got a bit of power. Hopefully it has the low end torque to make it worthy on the trail.
Going SOA with a possible shackle flip in the next week or so. Got 36's lined up, but gotta find 16" wheels to put them on.
Time for a beer. :drivin:
12-31-2010, 11:08 AM
2 wire alternator was a PITA to get working, had to track the wires back to find out one wasn't even connected. Hooked it up to a bulb and am now getting a good charge. Looks like the Red Top Optima wasn't a dead battery after all, as in no dead cells.
Original paint is actually decent underneath the grime. A good buffing and I will have it looking shiny till the repaint.
Stupid heater doesn't work yet, and I have been freezing my arse off. Tackling that today. Appears that the valve that controls the amount of water from the radiator to the heater core is froze up. Hoping some PB Blaster will work it's magic and get that freed up before I get in there and start breaking stuff.
I am on my iPad, no computers currently in the house... Pics will have to wait. But at least this is just the boring stuff. :thumbsup:
01-02-2011, 02:45 PM
Hey man, welcome to the forum. Good to see you are getting a good start on your jeep.
01-04-2011, 12:44 PM
On the 16's might give Ferrel a call at 541-451-1797. He works at a wrecking yard in Lebanon, and has a set coming off of his 78 waggy soon.
**edit** He says the 16's are off a 6 bolt Honda, and might have a little much backspace for you depending on widthj of tire, but still might be worth a call.
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