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Old 12-30-2010, 11:08 AM
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I just started reading this but I'm already impressed! Can't wait to see more pics.
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Old 12-30-2010, 11:37 AM
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i will take more pics. btw, your builds are what has inspired me to do mine.

btw i drove the truck to work today. back fired once, i'll check timing on it when i get home. last night my dad helped me with the carb. so last night i was able to help him replace the internal gears on the garage door opener. felt all handy last night.
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Old 12-30-2010, 12:52 PM
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Chuckle 3rdE,

Been there, Done that. Red RTV is really kinda cool...... or at least that's what I tell myself...........

Got to where I don't even think about it. It works, does the job just fine and hidden by all the wires and hoses on these beasts, does it really matter?

You've done a great job and it looks just fine. Looking forward to seeing it finished.
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Old 12-30-2010, 03:37 PM
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finished? is there such a thing? lol!

its now a drivable vehicle. now its time to have somefun....: install cs144, new alpine deck, new mb quart 6.5" speakers. then new carpet. convert interior to black. ...on and on.


I'll get pics of the finished engine as soon as my boss get back with my SLR.
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Old 12-30-2010, 07:58 PM
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Congrats. You did a great job.

And no, they are never finished...
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Old 02-01-2011, 10:48 PM
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well it was time to tackle the Po's idea of where a fuel pump should be mounted.


dropped the tank, removed the old sending unit...which had a piece of that flexible metal stuff you put over engine hoses to make them look nice...yeah that was the "sock"

anyways. got that all replaced with a new sending unit, with new sock. cleaned the connector, also moved the electric fuel pump from under the engine, to back by the tank. wired and plumbed it. also while under the truck, noticed the linkage that engages the transfer case, had a broken pin. so my dad went under and got that reattached. hooked up and secured the fuel lines under the hood.

good to go. that was 2 weekends ago

the truck sat since then, no need to drive it, weather had been great. but then 2 nights ago we got a warning of a snow system comming in, so a trip to the store for some tranny fluid(still leaking), power steering fluid(since i havent replaced parts yet that are also in the office), and a radiator cap(forgot that we broke it during the rebuild). $15 later and it was ready to go again. I also gave her the first full tank of gas since ive owned her. fuel needle shot up like a rocket. was great.

figured since a storm was comming some increased visibility would be nice. so i went and got the ecode hella h4 housing and bulbs from my office and installed them. was sad to see the state of the bulbs and lenses i removed. they just crumbled and fell apart. but then she got a beautiful set of hella lights. they look fantastic, and have an incredible cut off.

also during the last month i bought a cs144 off ebay for $20. showed up toast. so i called and they told me to keep it, they'de send me another. :-D it arrived and tested perfect. got the wire harness adapter. just need to do the ammeter/voltmeter replacement. and then install the cs144. after that it will either be the headlight relay upgrade, power steering parts replacement, or stereo install. I did purchase a second set of the mb quart component speakers for her. so it should sound really nice once installed. after the stereo is in..then its time to put in the glove box(sitting in the office)
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Old 02-01-2011, 11:52 PM
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subscribed...UNBELIEVABLY AWESOME THREAD!!!
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Old 02-02-2011, 11:04 AM
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here is the wire diagram for the voltmeter and the cs144 install. figured someone might use it.



the edit i made 2 years later was to connect the yellow and red together. and run a seprate switched 12v from the radio circuit to the voltmeter. this keep from draining my battery.****
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Old 02-02-2011, 11:20 AM
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When I was a young wart hog I tried over and over to do budget rebuilds

I tried just replacing valve seals just to have sealed better then a leaky head gasket. So then I replaced the head gasket only to have the rings start to show blow by. Then I replaced the rings only to see the bearings were worn and the crappy cast piston skirts cracked.

I am rooting for you though I love it when a budget rebuild actually works for a long time.
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Old 02-02-2011, 11:57 AM
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lol well i need it to run for another couple months. or until i can land a different IT job. then its time to do it right....or do an LSx or a lexus engine swap.

but it seems to do alright for now.

appreciate the support!
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Old 02-12-2011, 12:37 AM
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well its been a crazy week here in castle rock, co. started with a solid foot and a half of snow and ice. so normally my dd is the lexus, but this week it was all on the shoulders of the jeep. ole fella ran great. drove it to and from denver 3 times this week at 70-80mph on the hwy. no problems. with some website design work flowing in finally i'll hopefully have some suspension money soon.

jeep has a bad case of wagon sagon going on. if i were to get it back to stock, it would be like having a 3" lift from its current position. im thinking of maybe doing the 4" lift though but lots more research to do there before i drop the cash on parts.

with my second job easing up, i hope to have the time to finally install the stereo. but we will see.

I did finally drive at night with the new ecodes. the cuttoff is great and the light output is very nice. curious what the HID ballast and bulb would look like in there.
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Old 02-12-2011, 09:36 AM
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@%#$@$% red rtv. im half tempted to remove it and try again. lol.

thanks josh D

lol..i kinda like the red rtv- just think of it as a " high performance pinstripe!" LOL
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:21 PM
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plans for this saturday

well i got tired of the quiet music-less drives in the jeep. so ive been amassing the audio system for it.

today i took it all out of the box and set it up using a 12v inverter from radio shack years ago. consists of 4 pairs of mb quart 6.5" component speakers(woofer/tweeters), waterproof speaker baffles, alpine cde-100 deck, and remote controll.



everything seems to work good out of the box. and the baffles make all the different. you gotta use them if you dont have them behind your speakers now. the sound quality is noticeable. i got mine from woofersect.com. my remote doesnt work....but that could be cause i need to buy new batteries for it.

once installed, i know its going to hightlight the fact that the alternator sucks, and that i just need to bit the bullet and install the cs144 still sitting on my bench(next to the new volt meter). at least today i made some progress and bought the new pivot bolt needed for the install M10x1.5
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:56 PM
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Judging a bit by your Lexus in your sig, you're a bit of a caraudio audiophile as well I love Alpines. Dig the components, never heard of MB Quart tho. You gonna be running an amp?

Awesome build so far
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Old 02-24-2011, 11:01 PM
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my friend! mb quart was the "focal" of yesteryear....on the range of 2k a pair. they still make a great set of speakers today. i do plan on running an amp. but i have to do this in phases.

phase 1: install speakers and deck

phase 2: install alternator and voltmeter

phase 3: buy and install sub amp for the 2 15" solo barics sittin in the gw

phase 4: new alpine deck with 3 sets of pre outs

phase 5: 4 channel alpine or phoenix gold amp for speakers

phase 6: sound deaden interior

somewhere before step 3, we need some window tint to keep the goodies hidden.
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Old 02-25-2011, 04:14 AM
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my friend! mb quart was the "focal" of yesteryear....on the range of 2k a pair. they still make a great set of speakers today. i do plan on running an amp. but i have to do this in phases.

phase 1: install speakers and deck

phase 2: install alternator and voltmeter

phase 3: buy and install sub amp for the 2 15" solo barics sittin in the gw

phase 4: new alpine deck with 3 sets of pre outs

phase 5: 4 channel alpine or phoenix gold amp for speakers

phase 6: sound deaden interior

somewhere before step 3, we need some window tint to keep the goodies hidden.

woooh thats steep! 2K? daaang. You're running 2 15s? thats got knock real hard hope it doesnt rattle the jeep apart

Ya tint would be key, on my old ford exploder the tint wasnt too strong so made a custom panel that hid the amps in the sidewall
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:52 AM
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yeah thats why i was never able to own a set. and yes the 2 15" subs rattle hard even with a 300watt rockford fosgate amp. so im sure with the 1000watt im looking at, they should be able to keep up.


im really excited to get this all installed tomorrow though. the drive to work was really quiet again.
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Old 02-25-2011, 11:04 AM
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cs144

so a few weeks ago i bought a cs144 off of ebay for $12, showed up toast.

so i contacted the seller and they sent me another, was dirty but tested 100%

but i had to clean it up before i put it back into my clean engine bay.
here are the pics








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Old 02-25-2011, 11:23 AM
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also got some larry miller metal knobs

also bought some vent knobs because the ones i have (oem) are cracked and falling off from : http://www.themetalworkshop.com/index.html



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Makes me chuckle everytime I see stuff like "polishing up the crusty alternator case"...only because its a warm reminder that I'm not the only person with underhood-OCD...
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