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Old June 10th, 2013, 10:46 PM   #581
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Johnny didn't want to be left out, so he got one too

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Old June 10th, 2013, 10:57 PM   #582
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his looks more aerodynamic
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Old June 11th, 2013, 12:53 AM   #583
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Sweet numbering from Sign-A-Rama. Thanks TJontherox.


We have a few things to wrap up before the race. Somehow the projects are taking longer than expected.

- finish up in tank fuel pump and remote fill
- install and wire pumpers
- install and wire intercomm
- battery box
- finish remote winch control wiring
- reinstall interior
- hi-lift mounting brackets and 4-way mount

JeepM715 is working on the fuel tank sh-tuff. Last night we figured out where to put the remote fill so it doesn't run into the seat belts, spare tire, pumpers, trans cooler, and all the other crap filling in on the jeep. We need a few more pieces of foam in the cell, too.

We a found a home for both pumpers, now just to make a few brackets, bolt them in and wire them up. Hopefully not more than an hour or two of work. Same with the intercomm. Should be nice to breath less dust and be able to talk to one another.

For one reason or another, we've been struggling with how to best put the battery in a box to meet the safety regs. We've had about 10 designs that all end up crappy. Last night around midnight we got started on something that should work out just fine and meet the rules. Again, a few hours and it should be wrapped up.

The winch wiring is just a matter of picking up the right sized terminals and knocking it out. The wire is all where it needs to be, just a lower priority job. Hopefully no more than hour.
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Old June 13th, 2013, 06:58 PM   #584
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Old June 13th, 2013, 10:25 PM   #585
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Fuel cell mods are done, just need to hook up the fuel line to it and we're back in business.Click image for larger version

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Old June 13th, 2013, 10:31 PM   #586
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looks cool..nice job guys
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Old June 14th, 2013, 06:43 AM   #587
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Old June 16th, 2013, 04:01 PM   #588
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Pumper brackets. It should be nice racing with "fresh" air.



Using the Motor City Machines method to break down the last 35" tire.



Sidewall claims it's a 37" tire. Hopefully it will never get used.

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Old June 19th, 2013, 08:33 AM   #589
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JeepM715 and I spent the day yesterday in the garage trying to get everything wrapped up for the UMC race. It was a good day and a lot got done, but we still have a few things to button up.

- finish up in tank fuel pump and remote fill <-- done and fired engine
- install and wire pumpers <-- done
- install intercomm <-- done
- battery box <-- done

As always, we did a few things that weren't on the list and added a few more things to the list.

JeepM715 connected up the fuel line and finished the final details on the fuel cell. He then built and installed the new battery box and the intercom mount, installed a new radiator overflow because our other one sucked, and put u-joints in the new axleshafts and started on installing them before we called it a night.

I trimmed a the wheel openings on the rear fender panels to make room for the 37s and prevent tire slicing. Pumpers were installed. As part of the wiring of the pumpers, I went through and loomed all the wires in the rear and tied them off to clean up everything. JeepM715's nephew Jacob had done the front half of the car, so everything except under the dash is loomed and tied off. It was a major PITA, but hopefully this will keep the wiring safe.

Updated list:

- wire intercomm <-- just needs ground and run cables for helmets
- reinstall interior (seats and belts, switch panel, fire extinguisher)
- finish remote winch control wiring at winch
- hi-lift mounting brackets and 4-way mount
- install 35-spline outers and slugs
- vent cans


By far the best moment was getting the battery box installed and then firing up the jeep for the first time with the internal fuel pump. The new pump seems much quieter, not sure if it's all due to the pump going in tank or if the safety foam helped quiet it down, too.
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Old June 19th, 2013, 09:23 AM   #590
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What did you use for fuel line in your tank? I think mine is breaking down. When I mounted my pump in the cell last fall I threw a chunk of the hose in a salsa jar full of fuel and set it on the workbench. There appears to be a layer of salad dressing floating in there now so either the oils are being pulled from the hose or someone thought it was a sperm bank.
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I think Jesse bought some from LII the first time, or someone similar. But this time he picked up the same stuff from the parts house by his house. Hopefully he saved the part number. I think it was some Gates hose.

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Old June 19th, 2013, 03:59 PM   #593
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Submersible fuel injection hose, 20 bucks a foot from my local auto parts. They have it at Jegs for about the same price plus shipping. Caution though, they are pre cut to 12", so if you need a longer piece, it may be special order. I believe it's rated for 125 psi, not sure on the liquid iron stuff, it is a bit cheaper, so it may not be suitable for fuel injection pressure

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35 spline bling with Yukon flanges, check

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Old June 20th, 2013, 01:20 PM   #595
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What did you use for fuel line in your tank? I think mine is breaking down. When I mounted my pump in the cell last fall I threw a chunk of the hose in a salsa jar full of fuel and set it on the workbench. There appears to be a layer of salad dressing floating in there now so either the oils are being pulled from the hose or someone thought it was a sperm bank.
Copy/paste from my thread where I had these same problems.

Submersible fuel line = Gates Hose #27093-5/16 #27097-3/8
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Old June 20th, 2013, 04:18 PM   #596
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Did a neighbor stop by and work on it or something?

Sunday works.
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Old June 20th, 2013, 04:28 PM   #597
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Sunday works.
No, I had a few minutes to kill. Probably do a but more tonight when I get back from Virginia

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I went over to JeepM715's for the final day of race prep. We didn't get to the hi-lift mount, but everything else is off the list and we managed to fit in a test drive.

- wire intercomm <-- done
- reinstall interior <-- done
- finish remote winch control wiring at winch <-- done
- install 35-spline outers and slugs <-- done
- vent cans <-- done
- hi-lift mounting brackets and 4-way mount <-- punt
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