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What Did You Do To Your Jeep Today?

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Focker, Jul 23, 2016.

  1. Aug 6, 2018
    73 cj5

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    Very possible. I didn’t pop the valve cover to check. It also had oil coated spark plugs and the non fouling adapters on two of them. Machine work would only cost me my time so I figured there’s nothing to lose there. Also I’ve been looking into the f134 performance threads lately and I am willing to experiment on this engine :sneak:
     
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  2. Aug 7, 2018
    fhoehle

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    Drove the CJ6 for the first time since the Dana 20 and Dana 60 install. 1. The purple hornies mufflers are just this side of ignorantly loud, although I expected it. Hopefully tailpipes will make it more tolerable. I wanted clearance so that’s why I used glass packs. It sounds great but whew! 2. There is no x case noise at all now. I forgot how quiet a Dana 20 was! I was able to tell on the downhill without the little Oddfire making noise through the dual exhaust. 3. The rear brakes are back to being drums, 11 inches. Stops like a champ and the pedal is right at the top. Overall I am really pleased. Tonight—-tailpipes!
     
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  3. Aug 7, 2018
    Norcal69

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    I am working on a dana 20 and centered 44 swap for this very reason. Parts are starting to roll in and I'm getting excited. I will probably wait till after hunting season to get it all installed.
     
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  4. Aug 7, 2018
    fhoehle

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    No tailpipes. My wife's car broke down so I had to pick her up. Hopefully tomorrow...
     
  5. Aug 9, 2018 at 10:00 PM
    fhoehle

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    Got tailpipes on. Sounded great. Getting on the highway it suddenly got loud(er). I pulled over and looked, the rear dump drivers side manifold bell just fell off! A telltale rust ring encircled most of the way around. Must've been cracked for a while and fiddling around with the exhaust finished it off. Now to find another one. Why couldn't it be the passenger side?
     
  6. Aug 10, 2018 at 1:57 AM
    Danefraz

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    Woot. Little jeep things today.

    First - cleared a path to roll it outta the garage.

    Started cutting the x-member for the saggy swap. Gonna wrap that tomorrow. Timeline today shifted.

    Put the bump stops on the frame. Forgot the PO of this axle (11in brakes and lunchbox locker) cut the passenger side bump arm off of the axle housing. Noted.

    Added the angled shims back to the rear. Odd, the spring pins dont seem extra long to make solid full contact with spring perch. May need to come back and revisit. Stock setup tho...

    Got the 1/2in stock plates (two 1/4 in stacked plates) back under the transmission cross member. Held back on installing rear driveline.

    Bolted the Transfer to the cross member. It is now official.

    Bolted the torque dampner (?) to the transfer and frame.

    Put the rear bell crank in place on the driver side. The T-98 adaptation for this 225 is a fun puzzle.

    Played with some 5/16 tubing and the double flare tool. I suck at this, and it really bites into the aluminum tubing. Going to play some more.
     
  7. Aug 10, 2018 at 9:26 AM
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    Your comment got me to wondering. Where are you using aluminum tubing and needing a double flare end on the tubing? Brakes? No.
     
  8. Aug 10, 2018 at 10:15 AM
    commanlerwrangdo

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    After 2 days of rain and being unable to work outside, The lack of rain yesterday let me manage to get the right fender off my 63 wagon. Going for putting the 4x4 chassis from the 63 wagon under the 50 panel delivery. Fender looks quite fair, the Tornado leaked enough oil to preserve the inner areas that tend to rust-through!
    DSC02553d.JPG DSC02554d.JPG DSC02555d.JPG DSC02556d.JPG < Small hole at the curve.
    DSC02557d.JPG DSC02558d.JPG < One hole to patch up here by the horns.
     
  9. Aug 10, 2018 at 10:59 AM
    Danefraz

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    Fuel line that will be frame routed vs tub routed. Have ni-cop or a silimilar ‘brake approved’ alloy for doing the brake lines.
     
  10. Aug 10, 2018 at 11:37 AM
    BobH

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  11. Aug 10, 2018 at 11:55 AM
    Howard Eisenhauer

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    I'm not an expert on this but I'd be worried about vibrations & corrosion.
     
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  12. Aug 11, 2018 at 8:16 AM
    sterlclan

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    i would use nicopp...
     
  13. Aug 11, 2018 at 10:30 AM
    commanlerwrangdo

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    Dane, here's a link to the best flare kit I've tried:
    https://www.tooltopia.com/calvan-tools-165.aspx
     
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  14. Aug 13, 2018 at 8:58 AM
    fhoehle

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    Well, I welded the exhaust manifold for now. It's holding after towing the camper and doing a little wheeling this weekend. It sounds great for the first 5 minutes of driving. After that it makes you want to nibble on the pistol barrel. I scheduled an appointment to get the exhaust back into 2 into 1, y pipe into Dynomax super turbo, like I had before. Almost as quiet as stock, but the exit will be on the passenger side now. If it didn't have the crossover right where the output for the Dana 20 was, I'd have left it alone. The glasspacks were fun for a bit but obnoxious after a short time.
     
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2018 at 9:07 AM

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