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Old September 28th, 2010, 06:45 PM   #41
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Old September 28th, 2010, 07:46 PM   #42
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Old February 8th, 2011, 04:52 PM   #43
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Well, I became one of the unemployed last October and am still looking for work. In a perfect world this would have just given me more time to concentrate on the build!. Too bad it's not a perfect world!!

I don't have heat out in the detached garage and besides the Jeep won't fit and still have room to work on it, so I'm just picking up parts as I can and when the weather breaks come end of March or so, I'll just go balls out. Gotta get it running soon this spring so I can make a planned trip to MOAB and 4 days expedition style in "The Maze"!!
So far here's the extra parts I've picked up. Wish I could say they were installed, but this will have to do.

Radiator setting in place


Thermostat housing


Valve Covers


GM style 1 wire alternator w/ 800 RPM cut-in


Edelbrock Performer Intake


ARP S.S. engine bolt kit - 12 point head


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B&M Pro Shift ratchet shifter for the manual valve bodied C4


Also picked up an A-Pillar 2 gauge pod and Autometer Ultralite II trans temp and oil pressure gauges. Can't wait to get back workin' on this, parts are piling up!!
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Old February 9th, 2011, 05:46 AM   #44
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I was wondering what happened to this build! At first I thought you were goin to beat mine to the finish.
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Old February 9th, 2011, 07:17 AM   #45
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Looks sweet. I am very impressed. something you don't see everyday. keep it up. do you plan on going any bigger lift wise; you have already gone so far.
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Old May 23rd, 2011, 01:47 PM   #46
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Ya ..... I'm still pluggin away, trying to get things done slowly. I was unemployed for a while and then when I went back to work it was 70 hour weeks!
So ... just an update here. Been working on some small stuff and making sure I have everything together for the engine. Bolted everything together on it. Got the shifter located and bolted down, drilled the hole for the shift cable. Started working on wiring diagrams and stuff for the new dash. It's not going as fast as I would like it to be, but .... it'll get done if I just keep on keepin on!!
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B&M ratchet shift installed in factory console



Guess that's all for now, I'll post again when I get some more done!! Maybe the engine will even be in place here in a couple weeks!!

87Mopar ... ya it will be a little taller too! While it's down this far I'm doing a small cradle drop on it to make some room for bigger tires. Cradle drop in itself doesn't give me any more lift ... but it makes room for tires!

I was starting to feel bad about this build taking me almost a year so far ..... but then I looked at some of the other build thread start dates and where they are now!! I don't feel so bad anymore!!!!! LOL

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Old May 23rd, 2011, 02:04 PM   #47
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Looking pretty sweet! I like the look of the B&M shifter in the factory location.
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Old May 23rd, 2011, 02:20 PM   #48
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Im excited to see this all done, I wanna see some video too!
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Old May 23rd, 2011, 07:57 PM   #49
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Is just thinkin bout this project the other day. Good to see your still at it!
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Old June 24th, 2011, 12:14 PM   #50
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Finally! going to be sliding the built small block ford into the KJ for final time next weekend, July 2-3 (almost a year after the start!) and setting the radiator mounts up and getting that part done. This build kinda took a back burner for a while while I took care of my wife and some of her health problems and then I lost my job too, but things are finally getting back on track so the build continues!! Any way, the 347 goes in next weekend and then start on wiring everything up and get linkages figured out. I'll post again with pics after it's in.
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Old June 24th, 2011, 01:03 PM   #51
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AWESOME!!!!! this is the first time these words have ever left my mouth but, "Thats a cool Liberty!!"
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Old June 24th, 2011, 06:04 PM   #52
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AWESOME!!!!! this is the first time these words have ever left my mouth but, "Thats a cool Liberty!!"
Thanks! My plan right now is to try and have everything done and a shakedown run at Bundy Hill in time to make it to LOST Jeeps East Coast Safari down at Harlan/Black Mountain on October 7-9. Wouldn't mind running it at Silver Lake either but not sure yet about the timing and finish date.
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Old June 24th, 2011, 07:03 PM   #53
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I'm really not sure why anybody would put a carb on a motor these days?
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Old June 24th, 2011, 07:27 PM   #54
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I'm really not sure why anybody would put a carb on a motor these days?
maybe one of these days when I get back to work again I'll switch it out but for now ............
You gonna buy a FI system for me?
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EFI is the way to go. I have TONs of factory EFI 5.0 stuff here left over from my swap when your ready.

I cant imagine what yours is gona feel like with a 347 cuz my Bronco2 is an absolute blast with a mild efi 302. What gears and axles you using?
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EFI is the way to go. I have TONs of factory EFI 5.0 stuff here left over from my swap when your ready.

I cant imagine what yours is gona feel like with a 347 cuz my Bronco2 is an absolute blast with a mild efi 302. What gears and axles you using?
That would be cool ... where are ..... NM .. Temperance! That's practically around the corner. I could be there in 15 minutes!!
I am still using the stock axles at this point, rear Chrysler 8.25 and front D30A IFS w/ 3.73's.

If you're serious about helping me out with that stuff PM me and we'll get together. I know EFI is the better way to go now but was just trying to keep costs down with being unemployed and working on the cheap right now!! Also never really worked with any of that stuff, kinda old school with my knowledge limited to carbs at this point, but I can still learn! You know you can teach an old dog new tricks ..... it just takes a while!
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That would be cool ... where are ..... NM .. Temperance! That's practically around the corner. I could be there in 15 minutes!!
I am still using the stock axles at this point, rear Chrysler 8.25 and front D30A IFS w/ 3.73's.

If you're serious about helping me out with that stuff PM me and we'll get together. I know EFI is the better way to go now but was just trying to keep costs down with being unemployed and working on the cheap right now!! Also never really worked with any of that stuff, kinda old school with my knowledge limited to carbs at this point, but I can still learn! You know you can teach an old dog new tricks ..... it just takes a while!
I understand about tryin to keep costs in check. My motor is about 90% factory Ford parts.I have under 700.00 into my motor intake to oil pan and thats a complete fresh rebuild. There are so many guys out there with upgraded 5.0's that the stock parts they have layin around are just about free for the pickin, as I found out.
I had alot of people tell me I was stupid for doin my engine swap the hard way by keeping it efi instead of just stickin a carb on it. But honestly it wasnt any harder to rewire the truck to keep it efi and now it will run almost layin on its side and I get over 18mpg still.
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Im sure i missed it but what hood louvers are those? they look like pontiac gtp's but im not sure.

And i gotta admit, ive always loved built up libbys! especially a sleeper!
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Old June 26th, 2011, 12:09 AM   #59
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Im sure i missed it but what hood louvers are those? they look like pontiac gtp's but im not sure.

And i gotta admit, ive always loved built up libbys! especially a sleeper!
Absolutely correct! Cut them in a couple years ago. Definitely give it a different look.
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