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Old March 17th, 2012, 02:02 AM   #201
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We may yet see this thing on the road
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Old March 17th, 2012, 02:03 AM   #202
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Unfortunately no, it's days off but if I don't get it done then it won't get done. I detest creepers and working on my back I hate even more. I just want to get this done and driving.
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Hey JBS. I have been lookin in on your progress from time to time. I have mine all done and on the road. I had the same problem with the UCA hitting the header flange. I had the original springs still in it with some 3" spacers. I took out the original springs and spacers and installed some 75 to 79 Ford F150 front coil springs and it solved the problem completely. It gave me another 1/2" to 3/4" of lift and a stiffer spring. I can go through large bumps at full speed and have no problem with the UCA at all. I would highly recomend this as a fix.
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Old May 27th, 2012, 07:46 PM   #204
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At then end of March, my back took a major turn bad. I was planning on doing everything to finish this mess up the first week of April while the boss was gone and the shop closed for that week but it obviously didn't happen. After seeing a couple chiropractors my back is much better. I just need to plan a couple days off and finish this wreck and get it done. This crap is getting old. I have everything and am in the process of putting the SYE in the 231, then everything can happen.
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Old May 28th, 2012, 04:57 AM   #205
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Why does your title say "it lives"? I get dissapointed every time I open this thread.
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Old May 28th, 2012, 07:49 AM   #206
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Because it lives. It runs and drives everything works, it's the trans that doesn't work well.

I get disappointed every time I go to my shop and it still sits there.
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Old June 2nd, 2012, 12:12 PM   #207
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Just got done installing the SYE in the S-10 231. The Jeep kit does in fact work with the Chevy case. Got my spare Jeep front output yoke in too, direct swap. That way I can still use the shaft I had built for the front.

I am doing the big push Wednesday, swap trans, t-case, upper control arms and a bunch of crap I'll remember when I get to it. Hopefully the spare front shaft I picked up from a friend will be the right length but if not, the driveshaft shop is down the road. If the front shaft is right, I'll put that in the rear and get the spare made to match the current front shaft. Wouldn't that be nice, one size shaft to do both ends?

We'll see what Wed brings. This time it will happen, my back is good and the boss will be gone so I have a few days and the shop at my disposal.
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Old June 7th, 2012, 03:18 PM   #208
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Well, I got a lot done Wednesday.
1- Swapped the new trans and SYE equipped t-case in.
2- Got all the little things wrapped up. Cooler lines had to be reformed to fit the turbo 350 location.

Today I got the t-case shifter transfer bracket made, now it has support on the trans side. Linkage is adjusted and ready to go. The trans shifter linkage wasn't a problem.

The distributor rotor broke the tab when I was getting the converter bolted up, the firewall took it out when the engine was tipped back. I did have the cap loose.

Front driveshaft is in, the new rear shaft is now at the shaft stretcher and that will be in next week. The t-case is now full and a few quarts in the trans. When it's running the rest will go in.

On Friday's to-do list, finish the swap. Get the new upper control arms in and get the trans kickdown cable hooked up. I'll be able to at least lot drive this until the back shaft is in.

I'll get pics tomorrow.
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Old June 7th, 2012, 09:08 PM   #209
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......I'll be able to at least lot drive this until the back shaft is in.

I'll get pics tomorrow.
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Old June 8th, 2012, 02:00 PM   #210
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Got pretty much everything done now. There will be a few loose ends but those will come later. Aside from the rear driveshaft, it's ready for a drive.

Looks like I'll still need a lift and some bump stop adjustments.


The bracketry I tossed together for the linkage for the t-case transfer rod. I'll rework it if needed.


The mandatory engine shots.





Can you believe I washed it?



The trans does shift between driving it on the lot and having it in the air filling the trans.

One small step for man, one big step for a jackass wrench turner.
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Old June 10th, 2012, 12:37 AM   #211
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id have to say im a fan, i just recently bought an 89 xj, blown 4.0 in it, i plan on trying to convert it to a 350 chevy, also have to swap out the tranny. looks very good so far, keep up the good work.
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Old June 28th, 2012, 12:22 PM   #212
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Looking good JBS. What gear ratio do you have in you axles. I have the 4.10s and with the TH350 i cant go much more than speed limit without the motor revin too high. I don't have a tach on it but its reving pretty good at the speed limit. You may have been better off with that 700R4. Thats a 4 speed OD tranny isn't it? I put some 30 inch tires on it and it does better, but still revs pretty good.
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Old June 28th, 2012, 04:38 PM   #213
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4:10's. I figured it would spin approx 25-2700 rpm at 60ish. When I can afford to lift it, I'll go to 33's and that should make the rpm's more acceptable. I'll hopefully get the rear shaft in this weekend and swap the shift arm on the t-case since I had the S10 arm on before. The Jeep arm is shorter than the S arm and that will put the throw back where it should be.
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Congrats on the progress. When ya going to start wheeling the piss outta it?
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Old July 3rd, 2012, 05:33 PM   #215
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Soon I hope. I put the new rear driveshaft in and noticed the drivers down pipe from the header has a dent in it from the upper control arm. That was just from driving it around the lot at work. I have a lift coming now.

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Old July 3rd, 2012, 05:50 PM   #216
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Looking good man!!!
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Old July 3rd, 2012, 07:42 PM   #217
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When I get the lift on, I can pawn the coil spacers, shackles and new take off JK shocks. Recoup some of the lift money. Getting a screaming deal on a Zone kit with leaf springs.

Now I just need a day off and get it on the hoist and do it. Should have the lift next week.
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Old July 4th, 2012, 05:39 AM   #218
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Here's the kit. Zone 4 1/2" kit
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Old August 22nd, 2012, 01:51 PM   #219
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The lift is on. The front was a utter pain in the ass but it went together. I'm used to doing the front part of the lift in 3-4 hours. This took most of the day. This was Tuesday.

Today, Wednesday I did the rear springs, shackles and shocks. The rear was a trip on this one. Every bolt I figured on cutting out or fighting came right out. Upper shocks, front leaf spring bolts looked like they were put in a month ago instead of 25 years ago. Needless to say, I was ecstatic.

Got everything done, tight and greased then I aligned it. No big surprises there except all the adjusting sleeves turned easily, no fighting.

Then for the first time in probably 10 years, it went for a drive under it's own power. The new trans shifts nice and firm. There was a vibration in the front, I'm figuring the new driveshaft wasn't balanced right since it now turns all the time after I did a elcheapo mod to the diff and moved the collar for the two piece axle shaft and locked them together.

The gears are defiantly 4:10 because the engine was buzzing in 3rd at 60mph.

It drove good, steered right, didn't pull or wander and the new brakes worked well.

Thus far, I'm pleased.
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Old August 22nd, 2012, 08:41 PM   #220
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