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Old May 3rd, 2013, 03:12 PM   #281
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Old May 3rd, 2013, 03:13 PM   #282
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I'll take them,............PM me when and where you want me to pick them up?

Probably Saturday....would work best for me, maybe tonight.
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Old May 3rd, 2013, 03:16 PM   #283
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I'll call work and have them set them out so their not trapped for the weekend. You have my number.
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Old May 3rd, 2013, 07:58 PM   #284
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I need to figure out the cooling system. I have a few ideas. During the winter, it was fine but add outside heat now and it gets hotter than I want. Go from the 180' stat to a 160', change pulleys to slow the water pump down or really upgrade the electric fan. We'll see.
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Old May 7th, 2013, 12:10 PM   #285
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I'll call work and have them set them out so their not trapped for the weekend. You have my number.

Tires were donated to a family in real need for their vehicle over the summer.

Thanks Jeff!!!!!
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Old May 7th, 2013, 05:26 PM   #286
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The new tires ride so much better, goes better too. My goal so many years ago was to make this a reliable daily driver. I think I succeeded.

The next phase is up in the air, but I do have a few ideas.
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Old May 7th, 2013, 07:55 PM   #287
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Old May 7th, 2013, 10:57 PM   #288
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This thing is the gayest XJ I've ever seen in person those tyres make it look fat!
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Old May 7th, 2013, 11:06 PM   #289
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those tyres make it look fat!
Psst, it's not the tires....
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Old May 24th, 2013, 06:44 PM   #290
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Did a bit of rework on the t-case linkage. Got rid of that stupid transfer linkage and went direct from the shifter to the t-case. A have approx $15 in this mod. Much more firm but need to move the hole for the shifter down about 1/2" to get 4 low. Not a big deal, it has everything else nice and solid but pops out of 4 low. It was a guessing game seeing I didn't have the stock Jeep t-case arm. Found the joints at Tractor Supply (MTD4415168) and the 3/8x24 threaded rod from NAPA.



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Very cool! I hear you can use the Chevy 231 case bracket as it is reversed from the Jeep in the up position also
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Old May 24th, 2013, 07:12 PM   #292
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That's what is on there. Had to pie cut it and weld to keep the arm from arguing with the case.
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Your just jelly that he would smoke your toy all day long
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Old June 29th, 2013, 01:01 PM   #294
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Well, I finally went and did something productive. I finally got the floor done today.

I was expecting soft, but this soft/gone?



I got a replacement side because I didn't know what was needed and I got it very much cheaper thru work.


Here is the aftermath after cutting.


Installed, welded and undercoated.



I just need to let the undercoating cure then I can put the interior back together.

I did change pulleys to slow the water pump down. I got new belts because the new ones need a shorter belt. I'll get to that along with putting in the new fan. This one really sucks.


You never know where you'll find something. Most of everything I got was from a circle track book or street rod show.
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Old June 29th, 2013, 01:07 PM   #295
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looking good!
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He is not going to come anywhere near my "toy" and he is sure as hell not going to smoke it :puke:
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Old June 29th, 2013, 01:23 PM   #298
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He is not going to come anywhere near my "toy" and he is sure as hell not going to smoke it :puke:
The XJ has enough class to not smoke imports. It's still the general consensus that you lost a bet and had to paint your rig that color. Looks like a ad for Newports. Brothah gots a menthol?
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Old July 13th, 2013, 11:23 AM   #299
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Got it put back together and made a half assed pass with the vacuum this morning. Got the new belts on and should hopefully show steady temps at speed, also with the aluminum pulleys it won't squark on start up vs the chrome ones. And they look cool. I'll wait on putting the new fan on until this proves otherwise. Noticed when I pulled the old belts off that the bolts holding the p/s pump on the main bracket backed off and I re-tightened those.

It's nice driving it again. I even have a solid floor in it now.
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Old July 19th, 2013, 04:41 PM   #300
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In this heat, it showed a flaw in my cooling system. I didn't notice it during the build but I ended up mounting the rad with sheet metal and the bumper blocking airflow to the bottom half.


Cutting anything isn't a option and don't have the over $600 for the proper rad. It can't be moved either.

I got this just in case. It looks like I'm building brackets to mount it because I don't want it mounted to the rad. It's a good Flex-A-Lite Cyclone 16".


Should pull air nicely. Going down the road and it heats up. Idling and it comes down.
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