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Old 11-13-2017, 02:16 AM   #151 (permalink)
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Not so much room for fun activities..... exhaust routing is gonna be fun I can tell already. #customeverything haha



Messing around with locations...engine intake plane is 0*, rear output is at 7* seems to be



Did a lot of moving and adjusting and thinking, and tossed in a steering shaft just to help think about things, and then also was adjusting and making sure the oil filter had enough room to be taken off... I don't want make any stupid design mistakes for maintenance things.



Just doing some quick easy math things, so I can make some motor mounts



JURASSIC PARK VELOCIRAPTORS!!!



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Old 11-13-2017, 04:22 AM   #152 (permalink)
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Why not tuck the transfer case up for more clearance? The carb won't care if it's level. My carb pad is tilted forward a few degrees with no issue in many many miles.
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Old 11-13-2017, 11:37 AM   #153 (permalink)
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Why not tuck the transfer case up for more clearance? The carb won't care if it's level. My carb pad is tilted forward a few degrees with no issue in many many miles.
After careful deliberation, it's all gonna have clearance now!
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Just tossed the carbs on there for seeing how things would fit- it would allow for MASSIVE amounts more room for under the hood, thus also enabling me to raise the engine/tranny as high as I could possibly want up into the frame. PLUS it would in my opinion look aaaaabbbbsolutely AWESOME having some sexy symmetrical runners going down from the carbs to the intake.


Floor jack is topped out, nearly completely flat belly



Oh and I have a driveshaft through the floorboards now

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Old 11-13-2017, 12:49 PM   #154 (permalink)
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make it happen that looks cool!

Is that a single barrel intake on the V6?
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Old 11-13-2017, 01:25 PM   #155 (permalink)
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The carbs will be totally awesome! I was looking at a pair of Mikunis off of my Polaris Indy 400 as a possible option before I went to TBI. Looks like it's coming together nicely, can't wait to see more!
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Old 11-13-2017, 06:33 PM   #156 (permalink)
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Old 11-13-2017, 09:43 PM   #157 (permalink)
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Just read through the thread. Awesome fun. Really like the dual mikuni idea, subscribed for more.


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Old 11-15-2017, 12:42 AM   #158 (permalink)
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make it happen that looks cool!

Is that a single barrel intake on the V6?
Haha thanks man, I'm really loving the idea of how the carb runners would look, and yep that's a single barrel intake, plan is to most likely switch it out for a two.

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The carbs will be totally awesome! I was looking at a pair of Mikunis off of my Polaris Indy 400 as a possible option before I went to TBI. Looks like it's coming together nicely, can't wait to see more!
So long as doesn't give me any massive issues, I think it will for sure be awesome too! Haha I know these carbs can run very happily doing wheelies, so offroad inclines shouldn't be an issue lol!

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Just read through the thread. Awesome fun. Really like the dual mikuni idea, subscribed for more.


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Old 11-21-2017, 11:54 PM   #159 (permalink)
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Been awhile since I had any whiskey, but if this is called the Whiskey Willys I figured I should probably grab a bottle to keep its name in place.



Made motor mounts the other day, nothing all that special, just trying to make everything have as much clearance as possible and for it to look "clean" so these motor mounts are 10* tilted instead of just mounted on a straight 90* also motor is offset to the driver side 1.25"



Pretty sure my skills with an angle grinder are right up there with a surgeon.... I've learned to make do with limited tools when I was starting out as a teenager building things, and now it's just hard to do it any other way sometimes


Took me two full days to finally have trans-mount crossmember that I would be happy with. Ran into a whole bunch of problems with exhaust routing and torque arm mounting, finally got that all squared away with a few changes and got this. I'm really pretty happy with it, it looks "CLEAN" in my opinion, and hey it's my opinion that matters right? Hahaha






2:52am here in Ohio, time for some sleep and to get the frame mounts made tomorrow, and get the whole thing glued together.


Coffee on the INTAKE, is literally how it'll be when I wake up in a few hours to get right back to building this thing.


Oh, and if anyone is curious the transmount is a "modified" T14 transmount.

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Old 11-23-2017, 08:48 PM   #160 (permalink)
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I was shooting for 25.25" pretty happy with my angle grinder skills haha



Taking my time to make everything as perfect as possible, this is no doubt my biggest undertaking build wise....



I'm pretty happy with the look of it.



Celebratory whiskey shot because the motor and trans are no longer being held up by jackstands and an engine hoist!



Sit, smile, stare..... now to think about axles and suspension.
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Old 11-24-2017, 05:54 AM   #161 (permalink)
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looks good, how did you modify the trans mount? I'm thinking part of my problem with my current mount is that it might not be long enough to handle the torque.

What vehicles did these come in?
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Old 11-24-2017, 06:34 AM   #162 (permalink)
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Looking really good....I like how the trans cross member came out
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Old 11-24-2017, 08:16 AM   #163 (permalink)
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Well done.

That trans mount is super simple and clean.

I'd add some little triangle braces to the L-bracket for the trans mount if you have the space. I'd also round off the sharp corners on the frame side crossmember brackets....your head/hands will thank you at some point.
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Old 11-24-2017, 05:02 PM   #164 (permalink)
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Bird dog in any flavor is awesome w 7up. Continue on.
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Old 11-24-2017, 06:02 PM   #165 (permalink)
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Keep posting pics, and drinking whiskey....not necessarily in that order!
Looking good.
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Old 11-26-2017, 04:22 PM   #166 (permalink)
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Good stuff man, i like that trans mount a lot.
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Old 11-26-2017, 04:29 PM   #167 (permalink)
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How do you like the Eastwood Tig 200?



I️ was just reading reviews on it and might be leaning that way. Your first hand experience would help make a decision.
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Old 11-26-2017, 06:18 PM   #168 (permalink)
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looks good, how did you modify the trans mount? I'm thinking part of my problem with my current mount is that it might not be long enough to handle the torque.

What vehicles did these come in?
Yep, I really didn't like the normal torque arm setup and transmount, I'll have to post pictures yet of my torque arm setup that I'm going with. All I had to do to the transmount was extend the slotted holes in the top inward so that the 3" center to center bolt holes of the t18 would fit in it. (I probably made the slot 1/4" longer on each side. I believe the t14 came in a cj5- I bought my transmount from Summit Racing, the P/N is CWA-J0939995

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Looking really good....I like how the trans cross member came out
Thanks! I'm glad I didn't go with my initial plan and actually spent awhile scratching my head about it.


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Well done.

That trans mount is super simple and clean.

I'd add some little triangle braces to the L-bracket for the trans mount if you have the space. I'd also round off the sharp corners on the frame side crossmember brackets....your head/hands will thank you at some point.
Thanks! And I just noticed I didn't post FINISHED crossmember pictures, I rounded it all off and beveled the edges. I also will be adding in some triangles to the L bracket and will be adding a diamond shaped fishplate covering over the section where I cut and bent the 1x2" on the 1" side of it (hopefully that makes sense)

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I never had this apple flavor before, I'm VERY impressed. I'm a huge fan of the Dr. mcgillicuddy Intense apple pie added to my hot apple cider, but I can't seem to find any this year but this Bird Dog is a solid replacement.


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Keep posting pics, and drinking whiskey....not necessarily in that order!
Looking good.
Haha, I mean I gotta keep warm this winter building in a non heated garage one way or another!

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Good stuff man, i like that trans mount a lot.
Thanks, I'm excited to get the torque arm added to it, I think it's gonna come out looking really clean. It will be tight fitting for sure, but coming from building motorcycles, nothing yet has really phased me for having to work around a tight squeeze.


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How do you like the Eastwood Tig 200?



I️ was just reading reviews on it and might be leaning that way. Your first hand experience would help make a decision.
I wish I could give you better feedback on it, but it's literally the only tig I've ever used. I've been able to do sheetmetal things easily, and have been trying to get a hang of tigging aluminum but I still suck at it. I think for the price of the tig and the warranty that comes with it it's a pretty fantastic buy, I read tons of reviews and watched a bunch of YouTube videos about them before I went with my purchase of it.... all depends really I suppose on what kind of work you want to be doing with it- for me and what I read up on, it would cover all my bases.
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Old 11-27-2017, 02:00 PM   #169 (permalink)
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Thank you sir. Very curious to see the finished product.

Also, what exhaust manifolds do you have on the V6? Are those the stock Jeep V6 manifolds or from some car version?
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Old 11-28-2017, 09:40 PM   #170 (permalink)
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Thank you sir. Very curious to see the finished product.

Also, what exhaust manifolds do you have on the V6? Are those the stock Jeep V6 manifolds or from some car version?
Not sure what manifolds they exactly are, they were on the jeep when I bought it. I can take some good pictures of them for ya though.
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Old 11-28-2017, 09:44 PM   #171 (permalink)
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Made some custom adjustable shackles.... these should get me to my desired ride height.



Got the wide track dana 30 tossed in there just to see how things are fitting... still a bit undecided for suspension setup.

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Old 11-29-2017, 02:55 PM   #172 (permalink)
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Haha we used to use shackles just like that back in the day! They were popular for jacking up a Plymouth Duster also?
You could get close with the shackles and fine tune with lift blocks, or vice versa.
I always loved the foot and a half long u-bolts with the block.
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Old 11-30-2017, 09:47 PM   #173 (permalink)
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Broke down a set of leafs and worked at figuring out clearances.... definitely would be beneficial to french the steering box forward into the front bumper- looks like can about 3/4"



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Old 12-03-2017, 03:23 AM   #174 (permalink)
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Hereís something Iíve been thinking about and maybe someone could chime in and tell me it wonít work.

But a TJ box is much shorter and you wouldnít have to cut into the bumper. Iíve been thinking of that on mine as well. Youíll need a custom hose but you might that anyway. Just a thought.


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Here’s something I’ve been thinking about and maybe someone could chime in and tell me it won’t work.

But a TJ box is much shorter and you wouldn’t have to cut into the bumper. I’ve been thinking of that on mine as well. You’ll need a custom hose but you might that anyway. Just a thought.


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Funny you should say that....

So in today's adventures, I played with steering boxes.
I have a Saginaw 800, a Mercedes TJ Rubicon steering box(aka a ZF) and a CPP 400 vega series(too weak i think) not pictures is a Ford steering box I'll let the pictures do the talking.
















So the TJ steering box is 1/2" shorter from nose to pitman arm shaft.... but the pitman arm itself is also a 1/2" shorter than the one I originally had been using. So far everything seems to check out with using the TJ box, other than not common and not cheap to replace.

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