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34 Years Later The Build

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Joe Adams, Sep 13, 2016.

  1. Mar 1, 2020
    fhoehle

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    How about either spinning the boot around 180 degrees, or cutting a slit leading to a hole passing through the boot for the cable to ride? Just a thought.
     
  2. Mar 3, 2020
    Joe Adams

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    If i flip it so the longest part is on the inside its going to rub on the clutch. I will probably end up cutting a slit & hole in it like you mentioned. The inside of the boot is "C" channeled to fit the fork arm so I cant just flip it, although that would be the easiest way!
     
  3. Mar 11, 2020
    Joe Adams

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    Put the engine in last weekend. After fighting it for a little we realized we had the wrong size input shaft bushing. Quick replacement with the correct size and it fell right in. Looks like we're going to have some clearance issues with the brake pedal arm hitting the block. Gotta figure something out for that.

    [​IMG]Photo Mar 06, 12 42 25 PM by Joe Adams

    [​IMG]Photo Mar 06, 3 02 47 PM by Joe Adams, on Flickr
     
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  4. Mar 11, 2020
    durk

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    Hey there, I think in your mock up of brake pedal you have hyper extented brake pedal and that's why it's hitting the block...? The degree your pedal is on looks way more then the degree the toe floor of the tub rises up to firewall. Engine mounts not factory...?? Any chance you might have engine located too far back?? Wow I like the bead blasted bell housing. Working on my blast cabinet now hope my b/h turns out as new looking as your. If for some reason you need stock v6 measurments I got the my frame bare now I could take a measurments make sure your mounts in right spot. Good luck j
     
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  5. Mar 11, 2020
    Joe Adams

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    Thank you durk. There is a good chance that the engine mounts could be in the wrong spot. it was a 4cyl converted to fit this v6. The old v6 fit just fine, so im hoping its only a problem with the master cylinder set up. We do have a '70 frame that came with a factory V6 if we need to abandon this and move over to that frame.
     
  6. Mar 12, 2020
    Fireball

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    The factory V6 jeeps have a different bend in the pedal arm. You can see the shape if you go to this thread and scroll down to Mcruff's post:

    Floor Brake Pedal Contacts Bell Housing And Mc

    I'm guessing you've got a 4cyl arm. It doesn't seem like anybody makes the V6 arms. Walck's says this on their pedal arm listing:

    "Note: These do not fit CJ5/6 with the V6 or dual reservoir master cylinder setups."

    You may need to put a double bend into your existing arm or find a used V6 one somewhere.
     
  7. Mar 12, 2020
    Joe Adams

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    Thank you for the information and link to that post Fireball! I cant remember if that other frame we have has the pedal arm on it. If so I'll clean it up and move it to this frame, otherwise the torch is coming out and the arm is going into the vice!!
     
  8. Mar 25, 2020
    Joe Adams

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    Been tinkering a little here and there. Mounted the starter, flywheel inspection cover, pulleys, alternator, fan, and got a new belt for it. I cleaned up one of the two HEI distributors that we have. After a ton of research on this great website, it turns out I cleaned up and bought parts for the even fire distro when I should have cleaned up the odd fire distro. So, I've got a new cap coming in for the odd fire. I also learned that I have to shave the intake to fit the larger HEI so that will happen once I get it back together. Our other frame had the proper, double bend brake pedal so we pulled that off today in addition to the clutch bell crank. I ordered some bell crank rebuild parts and a clutch cable.

    Ive been doing more research and I found that the carb/intake set up we put on this engine was from a boat. Its a single barrel intake with a rochester bc carb. Since this engine is "hopped up" with ratio rockers and a bigger Crane cam I'm afraid that its going to restrict the engine a bit and reduce performance. We also found a crate of carbs in my dad's collection so I'm poking around for a double barrel intake.

    A couple photos to look at.

    [​IMG]Photo Mar 21, 11 48 01 AM by Joe Adams, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Photo Mar 19, 7 40 52 PM by Joe Adams, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Photo Mar 12, 4 09 11 PM by Joe Adams, on Flickr


    They guy we bought this engine from gave us a 1980 Kenne-Bell Parts catalog. I thought it was cool so I scanned today if anyone wants to check it out: 1980Kenne-BelleCatalog.pdf
     
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  9. Jan 5, 2022
    Joe Adams

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    I guess its time for the yearly update.

    Progress has been slow (no surprise) my dad and I are working on this together and we don't have time together like we used to.

    At any rate, to summarize:
    The fiberglass body has been stripped and re-cored with 3/4' plywood, fiberglassed over
    Giant firewall hole repaired
    Raptor lined the bottom
    new gelcoat on the body & fenders
    Metal body parts (hood, grill, dash) are up next for repair & paint. They were sandblasted and epoxy primered to see how bad they were under the paint.
    We ended up having to cut the engine out and move it forward for a number of reasons.
    While it was apart we put the original crossmember back into it and found a skidplate for it.
    Swapped the rear springs from side to side to try and mitigate the jeep lean
    Installed an HEI, then took it out, then reinstalled, then took it out, then reinstalled 180* opposite direction.
    Started the engine up for the first time since it was rebuilt in the 80's
    I have a 2 barrel intake for the engine now so once its all together and everything works ill probably make another winter project out of a new carb & intake swap
    I have a Y pipe and muffler/tail pipe. Have to take it to get an intermediate pipe made.
    Found a 12v heater blower motor to replace the 6v ford one



    Some photos from the last year.

    [​IMG]Photo Oct 30, 8 29 29 PM by Joe Adams, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Photo Oct 30, 8 29 42 PM by Joe Adams, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Photo May 31, 3 31 00 PM by Joe Adams, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Photo May 31, 3 36 49 PM (2) by Joe Adams, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Photo Nov 27, 3 18 26 PM by Joe Adams, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Photo Dec 05, 3 37 24 PM by Joe Adams, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Photo Dec 05, 3 59 27 PM by Joe Adams, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Photo Jun 08, 7 13 48 PM by Joe Adams, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Photo Sep 20, 7 39 14 AM by Joe Adams, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Photo Oct 29, 8 44 57 AM by Joe Adams, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Photo Oct 11, 7 01 33 AM by Joe Adams, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Photo Oct 11, 7 01 20 AM (1) by Joe Adams, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Photo Dec 15, 8 06 43 PM by Joe Adams, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Photo Jan 02, 5 27 10 PM by Joe Adams, on Flickr
     
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