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Project...Kahuna 66 cj6

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by bkd, May 11, 2007.

  1. Mar 16, 2009
    bkd

    bkd Moderator Supreme Staff Member

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    yeh your probably right,,,,,I figured I push hard to see how close I can get, but it doersn't look good for this trip. My son wants to go either way.......told him it's a long way out to play in the dirt w/o toys
    Jim S.
     
  2. Mar 16, 2009
    jpflat2a

    jpflat2a what's that noise?

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    sometimes it's nice to push for a goal so things get completed...
    I just think there is too much left to be done before the trip Jim
    we can always schedule a night run in August....
     
  3. Mar 19, 2009
    bkd

    bkd Moderator Supreme Staff Member

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    brown santa has visited several times this week:)
    first was the 15" reverse rotation rigid race fan
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    need to space it out a bit but hopefully it'll do the job. I recieved the front driveline from Tom Woods today....it has 6 1/4" travel to cover the shackle reversal
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    Had to take the radiater back in to have the bottom hose mount modded a bit....no way I could get a hose on it the way it was
    been working on odds and ends....it's coming
    Jim S.
     
  4. Mar 26, 2009
    bkd

    bkd Moderator Supreme Staff Member

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    finally got the radiater back, and installed it on the grill. I ended up useing a 1/2" spacer on the fan to get it away from the accessories on the motor. After getting everything together I wasn't happy with the clearances. I unbolted the trans mount, loosened up the motor mounts and winched the motor toward the back another 5/8"..............I'm happy now with the fit :), the 5.0 is tight in a ecj6!
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    gonna spend the weekend getting everything wired up ( I hope) R)
    Jim S.
     
  5. Mar 28, 2009
    jayhawkclint

    jayhawkclint ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Lookin' like a JEEP again. waiting for the vid of the first time you fire that 302 to life. :beer:
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  6. Mar 29, 2009
    bkd

    bkd Moderator Supreme Staff Member

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    sounds good to me Clint...if I get it running :rofl:
    Spent the day messing w/ the wiring........2 factory manuals on the 88 lincoln, my ezwire diagrams, and a pdf download w/ factory wiring diagrams
    trying to wrap my head around integrating the existing harness w/ the computer harness..........think I cut out some things I needed, it's all in a box w/ a mile of wiring.......my head hurts :)
    I was able to find a upper rad hose that works, but the bottom is a challenge, kinda shaped like a candy cane....even tried a universal but it pinches down near the rad outlet....details details
    Jim S.
     
  7. Mar 29, 2009
    Posimoto

    Posimoto Hopeless JEEP Addict

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    If you can find the right sized coil spring at the hardware store and slip it inside the radiator hose it will prevent it from collapsing or kinking. Did that with a large diameter fuels hose that had some tight turns in it.
     
  8. Mar 29, 2009
    bkd

    bkd Moderator Supreme Staff Member

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    John here's a pic of the lower hose, it has wire in it
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    They had a hose that was close to correct, may get it and put the wire from this one in it.
    Gonna call ezwire tomorrow....need to consult w/ a mechanic that works for me.......getting closer but still some ????????
    Jim S.
     
  9. Mar 30, 2009
    willys59cj5

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  10. Mar 30, 2009
    Patrick

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    If it was me........
    I'd have a piece of aluminized exhaust pipe bent up, with a short piece of rubber hose on each end. Twice the clamps, yes, but no kinks...
    At least it looks in the pic like it could be done...
     
  11. Mar 30, 2009
    bkd

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    thanks for the suggestions Patrick and Ryan :beer:
    think I'll try Patrick's first (cause I'm cheap), then Ryan's if the former doesn't work
    Jim S.
     
  12. Mar 30, 2009
    bkd

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    for your edification R)
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    looks worse than it is.....got together w/ my mechanic and he helped me wrap my head around everything I'd read/seen/learned.....it's now about 90% done wiring wise......fingers crossed this thing may run by the weekend
    Jim S.
     
  13. Mar 30, 2009
    jpflat2a

    jpflat2a what's that noise?

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    you'll get it
    check twice
    you don't want to fry it once
     
  14. Mar 30, 2009
    Patrick

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    Just cuz it's cheap, doesn't mean it won't work.;)

    I once mounted the radiator in the back of an FJ40 with a 454. I plumbed it all in with aluminized pipe. The customer ran it for 5 or 6 years that I know of with no problems or leaks...
     
  15. Apr 1, 2009
    bkd

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    my Napa guy called and told me he found a rad hose that might work......put a spring in it and now I'm good to go
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    Got all my wiring finished....the guy at ezwire was a great help. Need to install all my grounds, install starter, and double clamp the fuel lines.....oh and figure out the accelerator cable then I'm ready to fire this bad boy up :)
    getting closer
    Jim S.
     
  16. Apr 2, 2009
    ljspop

    ljspop Lurking Bronco Dude

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    You are too patient. No need for an accelerator cable to hear it start!

    FWIW, you are building exactly what I want. I've owned a few small block fords quite a few of which were 5.0 mustangs. Very excited for you and jealous.
     
  17. Apr 5, 2009
    bkd

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    Spent yesterday getting everything ready for starting for the first time. I cranked it over but am not getting spark to the plugs. I checked all the wiring, thought maybe it was a ground issue so double checked them (still may be the culprit). I have 12v to the coil w/ key on/ 12v when cranking....no spark.....hmmmmm.
    I spent time on it today as well....guess I'm gonna have to bring my mechanic over to set me straight :(
    Jim S.
     
  18. Apr 5, 2009
    jpflat2a

    jpflat2a what's that noise?

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    stay with it Jim
    you're almost there
    it'll be something simple I'm sure
     
  19. Apr 5, 2009
    Patrick

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    Check the ign. module..
     
  20. Apr 5, 2009
    bkd

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    ??????not sure there is one.......I have a voltage regulator and the rest runs through a starter relay. Is this what you mean or is there something I'm missing?
    Jim S.
     
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