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Old 02-15-2012, 03:49 PM   #1276 (permalink)
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Very nice work dude!
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Old 02-15-2012, 05:17 PM   #1277 (permalink)
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Very nice work dude!
Thanks. We really need to work hard to get this thing done for the first race of the year. Hopefully Friday I will have the new link mounts done on the subframe. Then it will be time to put all new fluid lines throughout the whole Jeep.

Saturday morning I am going to pick up this little guy for the trailer. 63" Peterbuilt sleeper. It will be nice to have a place to sleep after the races and a place to store gear. Look for a build thread coming in the towing forum.



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Old 02-17-2012, 06:37 AM   #1278 (permalink)
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Just got in a whole box of Weather Pack connectors and one large harness plug. I am going to have every light, fan and switch be plug and play. Right now I have a 50cal Ammo box that has a my fuse panel and relays in it. The weather pack harness plug will go into the bottom so the whole system is water tight. I am also going to make a complete second box that can be swapped out in minutes if I am having electrical issues. I don't want to have to search for blown fuses and relays when I can swap out the whole unit and have the pit crew figure out the problem later.

I am also working on my rear facing lights. A 4 pod bezel is on the way with 2 red brake lights, a constant amber, and a flashing blue LED. Last year at TREC and Line Mt. the dust was so bad, you couldn't see 30 feet in front of you. The flashing blue and constant amber should help people know where we are, so we don't get rear ended...Again.

Tonight, I will be working on the new lower link mounts on the subframe. I am trying to make it so I can pull the transmission and transfer case without messing with the cross member and suspension mounts.


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Old 02-17-2012, 09:08 AM   #1279 (permalink)
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I like the idea of a swappable fuse/relay box. Definitely a lot easier to just swap and go rather than try to find a blown fuse/relay.

Is the ammo box on some type of quick release mount?

Now you've got me thinking about doing something similar with a stock XJ underhood fuse/relay box.

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Old 02-17-2012, 09:34 AM   #1280 (permalink)
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What brand header are you using?
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:03 AM   #1281 (permalink)
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I like the idea of a swappable fuse/relay box. Definitely a lot easier to just swap and go rather than try to find a blown fuse/relay.

Is the ammo box on some type of quick release mount?

Now you've got me thinking about doing something similar with a stock XJ underhood fuse/relay box.
Right now it is not on a quick release. But it will be. The box will sit on a pivot point at the bottom and will have release pins up top that will lock it in. Pull two pins and unscrew the harness (8mm socket) and it is out. My biggest worry is to have the box be steady and not shaking around.




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What brand header are you using?
No brand. It is a prototype that was too expensive to mass produce for my company. 1/2" laser cut flange with 409 stainless mantrel bent tubes. Looks to be the same as the Trail Daddy header.
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:46 AM   #1282 (permalink)
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Did a little work on the Jeep over the last week but have been working on the trailer more then anything.

I did get my rear lights figured out though. 2 brake, one power-on amber and a flashing blue.

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Old 03-19-2012, 07:10 AM   #1283 (permalink)
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We are 6 weeks out from my first race of the season. So it is time to get this thing ready to race again. I have a massive list, and a lot of it has been taken care of over the last 2 months.

This week I will start taking pictures of everything already done, so I can update the thread. My camera is screwed, so we will see how this goes.

Another big thing for our team. We now have the backing of Dynomax Performance Exhaust. They have been great to deal with and is setting us up with some really nice pieces for our new exhaust.






Our list to tackle in the next couple weeks.

- Fuel system (4 in take Walbro pickups and new lines from tank to fuel rail)
- Plumb coolant system - DOM bends to clean up the soft lines that were failing before. Double clamp every connection.
- Plumb trans cooler system - (move trans cooler to rear firewall)
- Re-wire the entire vehicle
- Build new exhaust
- Build entire interior (Floors, seat mounts, dash, gauges)
- Install new input in the doubler
- New transmission
- New 23 spline input and 6 planet planetary in doubler
- Install motor
- Install new fuel injection system
- Revalve shocks
- Trans and Tcase mounts
- Rear facing light bar (brake lights, amber and flashing blue)
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:47 AM   #1284 (permalink)
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Sounds like you guys got quite a bit on your plate!

I'll definitely be down at Line Mtn again this summer. Was a blast last year the ONE time I went.

Pumped to see this thing down there again.

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Old 03-19-2012, 11:59 AM   #1285 (permalink)
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Sounds like you guys got quite a bit on your plate!

I'll definitely be down at Line Mtn again this summer. Was a blast last year the ONE time I went.

Pumped to see this thing down there again.
Quite a bit is an understatement. I have to rebuild my trailer also. Edit: water pump went in the tow rig too... FML

Make sure you come to our pits. We are going to have a much much bigger setup this year.
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Some picture updates. Got my sister to come over and get some shots. (Professional photographer)

The new rear firewall to protect the radiator and trans cooler. Not 100% done but almost there.




Trans cooler and radiator mounted up. Wires everywhere, but at least they are mounted. All wiring will be buttoned up with weather pack connectors for easy removal.



Rear shot of the coolers. Yes, I know the thing is dirty as hell. Damn, Line Mt. mud.



Side shots of the rad and the DOM tubes I made to get rid of the hose that gave me problems all year.



The new rear lights. Two brake (red running lights will always be powered with the Amber), power on amber and Blue on a 6 pulse strobe (will be on a switch)



After all that was said and done. Tonight, I got the 23 spline input and 6 planet planetary into the doubler case. Then welded a 1/2" NPT bung into the upper coolant tube at the motor. A 230 degree temp sensor will be plugged in that bung so my co-driver and I will be warned when we are getting into the danger zone on temps. A green LED will light up (green for coolant) Last year we thought the gauge broke and we were really at 280 degrees.

I also had problems with my kill switch last year. Died on me twice, once 10 miles from camp in Johnson Valley at 3am. So I got this little guy.

Cranking Rating - 10 sec. - 2,750 Amps
Cranking Rating - 1 min. -1,150 Amps
Intermittent Rating - 5 min. - 700 Amps
Continuous Rating - 500 Amps

When I add a second battery this kill switch will make it super easy. Plus this kill switch has ignition protection which cuts off the alternator power without hurting it.

Should be more then enough.



More to come later this week...
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Old 03-22-2012, 06:33 PM   #1287 (permalink)
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Got the fuel cell done tonight.




Tee coming off the main -8 fitting



3/8 compressions



3/8 down to 5/16 barb to the Walbro






Starting to figure out the rear quarters.


Front lower coolant tube I bent up. Saved a lot of room and takes away a hose that could fail.



Warning sensor for temp (230 degrees)
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Old 03-22-2012, 06:43 PM   #1288 (permalink)
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Doubler back together with the new 6 planet planetary and 23 spline input. Also, I put in two barbed fittings so I will be able to have a fluid level gauge.







The new front suspension mounts. Makes it so I can drop the trans without messing with the suspension mounts. Much stronger then what I had before also.




I pulled out the factory dash. I know I know, nothing left of the XJ. But it was a major pain in the ass. And the new dash will be 40lbs lighter and easier to use.



I have a lot more work to do, but I am making steady progress every night. Fingers crossed that I will make it for the April 28th race date.
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Wow....I've definitely been out of the loop for awhile....looks great!!! I remember when it was actually a two door....
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Looks sweet!

Did you run the coolant lines below the passenger compartment?

Just curious if you had anymore pics. Getting ready to run mine in the upcoming few weeks.
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Wow....I've definitely been out of the loop for awhile....looks great!!! I remember when it was actually a two door....
Thanks man! Its been a while. Hope all is well.


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Looks sweet!

Did you run the coolant lines below the passenger compartment?

Just curious if you had anymore pics. Getting ready to run mine in the upcoming few weeks.
Thanks! Yes, I did run them below the passenger compartment. They run along the boat sides. Since I not have a camera, I will get some shots tonight.
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Old 03-27-2012, 04:53 AM   #1292 (permalink)
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Looks sweet!

Did you run the coolant lines below the passenger compartment?

Just curious if you had anymore pics. Getting ready to run mine in the upcoming few weeks.
Here is a picture from the rear. Everything is super dirty from the evil Line Mountain mud, which is being taken care of as I work through the rebuild. Everything will be cleaned up and repainted.

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Sweet thanks for the pic! I'll probably be routing mine just inside the framerails.

Did you do anything to the tube to prevent the hoseclamp from pulling off? I was thinking of running a small bead around the perimeter of the tube to give the hose clamp something to bite against.

Yeah that shit looks nasty. The only day I was down at Line Mtn it was bone dry out. Chris and I couldn't see out in the field at all.
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Sweet thanks for the pic! I'll probably be routing mine just inside the framerails.

Did you do anything to the tube to prevent the hoseclamp from pulling off? I was thinking of running a small bead around the perimeter of the tube to give the hose clamp something to bite against.

Yeah that shit looks nasty. The only day I was down at Line Mtn it was bone dry out. Chris and I couldn't see out in the field at all.
I did exactly what you said. I welded a bead around the tube.

After I repaint the thing, it should be much easier to clean. Maybe even a bunch of WD40 before the races.
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Nice. Yeah that must be a shitty clean up job haha.

I'm looking forward to this year even if I don't get to bring my MJ down.
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Made up the floor last night and starting cutting out panels for the center console. I also ordered a set of 2 5/8" Auto Meter Sport Comps since my Volt meter and Oil pressure gauges are both dead. It will be nice to have a set of gauges that are easy to read.





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Wow, that looks awesome Andy. Great work as usual!
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Wow, that looks awesome Andy. Great work as usual!
Thanks man.


Didn't get much work done last night since I was working on someone else's car and towing it to the shop.

But I did get the PCI pumper apart to see what the cause of the housing to rip. After calling PCI they told me to take it apart and see if the squirel cage was ok. They were right, the cage was broken and took out the housing. PCI was great and told me they would send out new pieces so the unit could be repaired.




Once I did the work my the guys car, he told me I could keep the bead roller he bought to do the job.






I will start up work again on Friday. Have to take care of my mom tonight so she can get her 3rd Chemo treatment tomorrow.
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I will start up work again on Friday. Have to take care of my mom tonight so she can get her 3rd Chemo treatment tomorrow.
Fuck man that sucks...

Best of luck to her recovery
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Best wishes to your mom, I have a few relatives fighting, can't say I've met much stronger willed people than those who've done chemo/beat cancer.
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