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I’m running -20 on radiator set up. And I had pretty bad alignment issues from bottom rad to water pump cause of the steering pump. Are you saying you are going to make a loop to get it aligned up? If so I wish I woulda thought of that before I got my current set up working. But I do have a tight area to work in


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Just noticed King of the Hill. I love that show! I was so bummed when it went off the air.
I enjoy it more and more every time I watch it from the start. Always pick up new jokes.

Thanks!
My buggy has the same hoses. I don't know that it's worth it other than the bling factor.
It would normally mean easier hose configuration without having to go into the store and spend an hour in the back to find a hose or two and cobble them together to fit. Also less chances for them to burst? but....then that means something else has to give if you overheat? I never had hoses pop on the old jeep with regular hose and clamps. I did it because all the cool kids were.

I’m running -20 on radiator set up. And I had pretty bad alignment issues from bottom rad to water pump cause of the steering pump. Are you saying you are going to make a loop to get it aligned up? If so I wish I woulda thought of that before I got my current set up working. But I do have a tight area to work in


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My steering pump is on the other side so nothing is obstructing me. Yeah, loop upward...will see how it actually works when I get the fitting tomorrow. I don't know what I'll do if that does not work. I hate this stuff because the fittings are around $25 a pop. At least I'll have more spares on hand for future projects.
 

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Good a lot done today. My dad stopped by to lend a hand.

Here is the final arrangement for the -16 AN hoses.

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Onto the bump pads for the front axle.

Stormy D has to always be the in the action.
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Plated the rear hole in the grill.
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Got a TON of welding ahead of me.... can't wait!
 

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Going to be keeping the in tank fuel pump. I installed a TJ fuel pump module with a Walbro 255 pump back in 2018.

This is the mounting ring I cut to hold the module in the tank. There is an inner ring with bolts welded to it, that stick out through the top. There is a spacer ring and then a hold down ring.
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Had to ditch the stock fuel pressure regulator since I needed more fuel pressure and wanted to mount the fuel regulator AFTER the fuel rails. Bought some scrap billet at Alro in Ann Arbor and cut my own on the lathe. It seals with the 2 o-rings like factory.
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I think I will install one of the Holley hanging units and cut a hole in the bottom of my fuel cell and weld in a tray/baffle/sump for it to sit in and draw fuel from. This way I can add a bigger pump when I need it. The TJ module won't fit a 450 walbro without cutting the canister all up (so i'm told). Or maybe I'll just run two 255 pumps..??
 

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Why not just run the corvette regulator/filter?

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i bought the Holley hanger with twin 255 pumps. I plan to run e85 and a single or twin turbo either now or in the future.

1) I have the pump to handle all the power I’ll ever need
2) if I have a failed pump while on the trail, I have a backup
3) I’ll run 1 pump then have the computer activate the second when I hit boost/fuel pressure drops/fuel flow drops.
 

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Time to weld the grill back up. Weldporn I know
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Grind it smooooooth
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grill back in place to see how it looks
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Should prevent airflow from going around the radiator
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this tool came today. Love it! 3/8 finger belt sander by Astro.
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Yes! Gotta love getting new tools!!
I’m perfectly happy with it. I hate welding sheet metal. Slap some bed liner and you’ll never know it wasn’t factory!
Picked up some .090 aluminum sheet today. Going to be building a baggle/Sump for the twin walbro 255 pumps to sit in so it always has fuel.

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also picked up some new cold weather work gloves. Ann Arbor welding had these buy one get one free. Super comfy!
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Didn’t get much done tonight. Finished welding and grinding the driver side patch panel on the grill like the passenger side

My high amp power master alternator came in and I installed that.
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torqued the water pump down as well.
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Power cable is pretty close to the coil bracket.
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More parts came yesterday evening.

14.9" Touch screen for my gauge cluster. I use a raspberry PI and can do all my tuning, datalogging and gauge display rite from it as it is directly connected to the computer. I used a smaller screen prior and it worked great.

Old screen:
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New screen:
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Holley fuel pump module with twin Walbro 255 Lph pumps came.
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I'll empty the fuel cell out and fill it with some water to keep me from blowing up when I work on it. The idea is to either cut a slot in the bottom and insert a panel and weld it shut to create a baffle/sump. I was going to go all the way to the top (12"), but I probably only need to go 6".
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Basic plate out of .090 aluminum to slid in.
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Or I thought about building a maze type of sump???
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Anyone have any ideas?


Have the driver side bump can mount figured out and ready to weld up to the tube. Stacking tolerances so the bump stop does not fit on the bump pad exactly like the pass. side. Oh well.
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