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Bummer, but work pays for the parts, so you better do that lol.
It'll also pay for the pole barn im hopefully going to be able to build i nthe spring time. All depends on the village and whether they let me build the 40x50 I want.
 

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Well, I started getting into the swap after all. I removed practically all the accessories already and hardware. I just have the bellhousing bolts left to remove. I had a few hours to start pulling everything yesterday, also includes the time it took to build the gantry crane, which wasn't long anyway. It went to use right away since I had to move the new block down to the worksite. It currently sits outside under a tarp until i can get the old out and new in. I had some help with the work, but from newbies to mechanics.

Pics to come tomorrow night, I haven't taken any yet, but this is shade tree mechanics at its best! Lol.
 

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Sorry for the delay, things at work got a little f***ery. Ended up driving over 1-1/2 hrs to work each morning and it got to me good. Also, things got a little spicy at work. But here are some pics work, and work at home.
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Almost forgot to mention that I had to break out an easy out to remove an engine mount bolt.... it had a torque bit head onto it...... but hey, at least the easy out worked. First time that worked ever.
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I would have taken more pics, but my phone died, got the new engine all set with the accessory brackets and pulleys. Tomorrow ill put the dist shield on and mount the new flywheel and pressure plate, then ill drop the engine in the jeep.
 

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Fixed my distributor issue.
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Properly indexed and lines up with the bolt hole in the block, no cutting necessary. I used a 3/16" punch, hammer and bench vice to make it possible. Just needed to punch this roll pin out.
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And rotate this gear around 180°, and reinstall pin.
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I have the new engine dropped in right now, but can across a hiccup that will require me to remove it again. Turns out there's a bushing in the crankshagt bore that I needed,,not just the pilot bearing. So thats on order.

I had to mock up a bunch of things anyway, so its not wasted effort to gmget the engine in now, like I had to cut down the firewall in order to clear the valve cover, I need to get a new hood, cause there isn't enough clearance for the valve cover eirher, so i either need to modify mine or buy a cowl hood. I also needed to get the engine in with exhaust manifold on to cut the downpipe to length in order to weld the downpipe adapter on. On that same day I'll also be installing the bung for the wideband.
 

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Veddy nice. Glad that fixed the dizzy. Those can be a real pain.
I Didn't know HF sold gantry cranes. How would you rate it? It looks pretty beefy
 

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Veddy nice. Glad that fixed the dizzy. Those can be a real pain.
I Didn't know HF sold gantry cranes. How would you rate it? It looks pretty beefy
I'm hovering between a 6 and a 7 for the gantry crane on the quality, but as far as the actual functionality, I'd give it an 8. They could have used a heavier i beam to bump up the weight rating. Its a 1 ton so I suppose it isn't too terrible, buy the supports and casters seem like they could handle more weight.
 

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Glad to see you making progress. Im loving the channel rails for the gantry to roll on. Smart! I am looking for a gantry too, be nice to have when running a one man show. And make loading/unloading junk scores easier!
 

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Glad to see you making progress. Im loving the channel rails for the gantry to roll on. Smart! I am looking for a gantry too, be nice to have when running a one man show. And make loading/unloading junk scores easier!
Thanks for the compliments took me a minute to remember I had that laying around, but I did struggle with trying to run it on the wood on my own before I figured I had to have had a better way. The effort to lay out the wood was not wasted either, as it was used to level the channel out. The trolley never rolled one way or the other, so it worked out nicely.

Minor update, I ordered the hesco adjustable fuel pressure regulator, also ordered an apexi afc neo(a piggy back fuel controller) to help adjust the fuel curve, it gives 16 points for adjustment at specific rpms, and will work great with the obd1 system in my jeep. Having the wideband installed will get me right where I need to be with fuel pressure and fuel trims. Essentially you can tune your obd1 system to run better with all the mods.
 

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I got to admit. Your last paragraph has me scratching my head. Care to elaborate?
 

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I'm about to learn myself on some things!
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Just kidding, there are only 7 wires to hook up, two of which this will completely control a sensor for, the MAP sensor that is. This thing is really just an advanced map voltage adjuster, but it has the added bonus of allowing me to set fuel control at 16 different points along the rpm range of my choosing. So as stated before, ill be using the wideband sensor to set the fuel trim at 260 rpm intervals beyond 1,000 rpms. Eventually. Whenever I get the jeep running and moving again.. hopefully sooner than later. Depending on weather. And work. And the wife.... and baby.
 

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Got a delivery today and had to pickup a part
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Got my hesco adjustable regulator delivered in the mail today, then also found a spot where I could pick up the pilot bearing bushing for the crank shaft. F***in clutch! So I'm about to go out and work on it tonight until late in the dark. Wish me luck
 

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This is a victory for me! I also bolted the engine to the transmission, i just need to go around and get all the dustshield bolts now, all 5 of em. Then its all easy street after that.

The only major items I have left are to modify the down pipe to fir to the thorley header, weld in the bung for the wideband, and wire up the wideband and fuel controller.
 

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No pics tonight, but I have the engine completely bolted down to the jeep. All bellhousing bolts installed, starter and bolts installed, engine mounts installed, multiple grounds to the block have been reattached. The exhaust has been removed, cut, drilled and welded back together, and now fits right up to the doug thorley header, got the wideband bung installed and installed the wideband as well. I installed the intake manifold and torque all retainer boltdms to spec, went quite well with have the titanium studs in place. Connected all sensors that run along the fuel rail, had to open up the clip that holds the fuel regulator to the rail, achieved with a drill and a tungsten carbide bit.

Now I need to reconnect the powers tearing bracket and pump, the alternator and the air compressor, then Ill drop in the radiator once I get the fans mounted to the shroud and splice in new wire connectors for the three fans. Last will probably be running the wires for the wideband and the apexi fuel controller. Then I'll prime the oil pump and itll be go time for the cam break in!

Also a side note, I may end up ordering rock sliders for this thing before the winter hits, cause my rockers are complete mush after going up against those rocks at that last ride I was on.
 

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Cut, remove, install 2x6. Congrats on getting the engine.
 

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Alright, I just need to install the radiator, the shroud for the fans, and the fans. Wire up fans and wide band, and i should be set to fire this biotch up and perform the cam break in. I primed the oil pump with the valve cover off to ensure oil was going to each rocker, which it was. So I bolted that back down, and good riddance! I had to trim away more of the seam at the firewall in order to tighten that down all the way. Only did that after yelling a bunch about how pissed off I was with the damn thing!! Lol.

Hopefully in the next few days I'll be able to drive thus thing down the street again.
 

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Progress update:

I have installed everything on the engine that is required to make it run.

I installed the radiator, fan shroud and fans. Wired up the new plugs on all three, just need to wire center fan in to one circuit or the other, probably going to go with the circuit I installed since its heavier wire and a better fuse than the factory unit.

I dumped roughly 10 qts of coolant into the radiator and some into the heater core since those hoses were removed for ease of swapping engines. Still need to add more to top it off.

The fuel rail was left loose so I could prime the fuel and check to see if injectors were leaking, which they were not. Fuel rail has been secured. I also had to enlarge the hold down clip for the pressure regulator in order to fit the larger diameter regulator. Hesco also gives some small washers as spacers to put in between the clip and the fuel rail to keep from deformity the new regulator... those were not necessary in my case.

I installed wire for the wideband and ran it into the cab, so now I just need to wire up the power connector for that. I also had a prime day and ordered a few goodies for the heep, ended up with a pillar mounted triple gauge pod and an electronic fuel pressure sensor. Ill attempt to wire that up before firing this pig up, it will be nice to have that set up and able to monitor while doing the break in procedure.

Here's the bummer, im out of town for work again and won't be able to get to the rest of the work right away.... so much anticipation to get this thing going now!!!
 
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