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09-11-2016 04:37 PM
302cj3a Last update: sold it today. was sad to see it go. wanted to throw up for awhile. The new owner seems very happy to own it.

THE END
08-06-2016 06:26 AM
302cj3a alright, after a small vacation (over a year) to finish the mustang, I should be posting some updates very soon
02-19-2015 03:37 PM
WrenchMonkey
Edit: Added title.

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Originally Posted by 302cj3a View Post
Thanks.

Anyone know how to change a thread title? Turns my rig is vinned as a 47, same as my other one. Found it out when I registered it last fall but can't figure out how yo change it
Try clicking [Edit] on your first post, then [Go Advanced].

I can't say for sure because I've never started a thread here but that's how it works on my local club's forum...

(Yep, edited and added title. Should work the same for the thread title...)
02-19-2015 12:36 PM
Mieser
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Originally Posted by 302cj3a View Post
Thanks.

Anyone know how to change a thread title? Turns my rig is vinned as a 47, same as my other one. Found it out when I registered it last fall but can't figure out how yo change it
I don't think you can.
02-19-2015 12:34 PM
302cj3a Thanks.

Anyone know how to change a thread title? Turns my rig is vinned as a 47, same as my other one. Found it out when I registered it last fall but can't figure out how yo change it
02-19-2015 09:05 AM
crawlorado And all my buddies think I change my mind on some of the builds I have done.... wish I never looked at this thread, now I have way more work to do! But thanks for all the good info. I will be starting a build thread on my 3B here shortly. Keep up the good work!
01-19-2015 05:04 PM
Peow130
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Originally Posted by 302cj3a View Post
Got mine on ebay for 150, pretty cheap
Not bad

Too bad I didn't buy a complete motor with intake. Bought my 5.0 without intake and front dress.
01-19-2015 03:41 PM
302cj3a
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Originally Posted by Kman1983 View Post
Nice build! I wondered how a 302 would fit in a flatty. You went with CJ narrow track axles to Scout II axles, how do you think CJ wide track axles would work width wise in a flatty?
Just compare the width to scout II axles, I am not sure of the width difference off hand.

There are some pics of the width in my thread somewhere.

I would think they work work ok though.
01-18-2015 08:34 PM
Kman1983 Nice build! I wondered how a 302 would fit in a flatty. You went with CJ narrow track axles to Scout II axles, how do you think CJ wide track axles would work width wise in a flatty?
12-29-2014 06:15 PM
302cj3a
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Originally Posted by Peow130 View Post
Nice.

There hasn't been any fox body mustangs in the yards here for a while, for me to scavenge the wiring and shit from.
Got mine on ebay for 150, pretty cheap
12-29-2014 01:04 PM
Peow130
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Shouldn't be a problem. Gonna be fuel injected in a few weeks
Nice.

There hasn't been any fox body mustangs in the yards here for a while, for me to scavenge the wiring and shit from.
12-29-2014 12:13 PM
302cj3a Shouldn't be a problem. Gonna be fuel injected in a few weeks
12-29-2014 11:44 AM
Peow130 Not sure if it was mentioned, the plastic carb spacers for fords are pieces of shit. I had one and it leaked, so I got the OEM aluminum one. No leaks
12-28-2014 06:19 PM
302cj3a UPDATE!! yay

Got the new bellhousing (factory ford external slave unit) new flywheel, clutch etc for 50oz imbalance. Got the new roller 5.0 installed, with new cam, lifters, and 1.72 roller rockers.

Fuel rail, and lower intake installed with injector harness.



Thats it for now, off to order more parts
08-11-2014 04:22 PM
302cj3a
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Originally Posted by Mieser View Post
Is this a new engine or used engine? Have you run a compression test on it?

Typically you you have a PCV valve that pulls vacuum on the valve cover to the intake track.
Engine has 7k on it

Compression was really good last I tested it (6 months or so ago) can't remember exactly.

Dont have a pcv system. I think thats my issue, just trying to confirm
08-11-2014 04:18 PM
Mieser
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Originally Posted by 302cj3a View Post
Right out the top. It almost seems like too muck crankcase pressure. I am thinking I need a breather that hooks into the air cleaner. It just has filtered mushroom looking breathers on it now.

It does it when the nose is up, the dipstick is near the rear of the engine.
Is this a new engine or used engine? Have you run a compression test on it?

Typically you you have a PCV valve that pulls vacuum on the valve cover to the intake track.
08-11-2014 03:39 PM
302cj3a
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Originally Posted by Mieser View Post
On the dipstick I don't really know. Is there something that keeps the dipstick from being in the block too far....ridge, bolt, etc?

Is the oil coming out the top of the tube or where it slides into the block?

Right out the top. It almost seems like too muck crankcase pressure. I am thinking I need a breather that hooks into the air cleaner. It just has filtered mushroom looking breathers on it now.

It does it when the nose is up, the dipstick is near the rear of the engine.
08-11-2014 03:30 PM
Mieser
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Originally Posted by 302cj3a View Post
Tried 2 turns out. I have a suspicion the needles are hosed. most adjustments didn't make much difference.

I have a plastic type spacer under the carb, maybe an inch or so thick.

Whats your take on the oil coming out the dipstick hole? Thats the worst problem so far
On the dipstick I don't really know. Is there something that keeps the dipstick from being in the block too far....ridge, bolt, etc?

Is the oil coming out the top of the tube or where it slides into the block?
08-11-2014 03:26 PM
302cj3a
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Sounds like it did pretty good on the 1st time out.

On the carb.

What is your idle speed? You might try turning that up slightly to see how that helps things. Did you end up trying 2 turns out on the idle screws? Did you check the needle tips to make sure they looked good?

What are you running for a gasket under the carb? Sometimes with a thin gasket the carb fuel bowl can start to get a little warm when idling around in hot weather. This can cause the fuel to boil out of the bowl and can cause some idle issues. I run a thick insulating base gasket that blocks a lot of heat to the fuel bowl. Sometimes the line feeding the engine from the fuel pump can get hot also.
Tried 2 turns out. I have a suspicion the needles are hosed. most adjustments didn't make much difference.

I have a plastic type spacer under the carb, maybe an inch or so thick.

Whats your take on the oil coming out the dipstick hole? Thats the worst problem so far
08-11-2014 03:01 PM
Mieser Sounds like it did pretty good on the 1st time out.

On the carb.

What is your idle speed? You might try turning that up slightly to see how that helps things. Did you end up trying 2 turns out on the idle screws? Did you check the needle tips to make sure they looked good?

What are you running for a gasket under the carb? Sometimes with a thin gasket the carb fuel bowl can start to get a little warm when idling around in hot weather. This can cause the fuel to boil out of the bowl and can cause some idle issues. I run a thick insulating base gasket that blocks a lot of heat to the fuel bowl. Sometimes the line feeding the engine from the fuel pump can get hot also.
08-11-2014 12:32 PM
302cj3a Jeep worked very well and kept up with guys way bigger and more built. Only had to winch twice, once in huge ruts left by the guys in front with 40+ inch tires, and once I got hung up on a big log.

Had a few very minor issues:

1) Jeep stayed at 190 rock steady all day, until the cheap walmart coolant catch can broke (don't ask, it involves a stick and heavy used of the loud pedal in the spot I eventually winched out of) After the catch can broke, the temp rose about 15-18 degree's but never higher. I think the cooling system will be fine with a proper catch can.

2) When I switched the timing cover, I had to make a dipstick hold in the side of the pan. I think the tube on the inside is too long or something. Whenever the jeep would nose up an obstacle, oil would dribble out of the dipstick and burn off the headers. Kept the bugs away though!

3) In my haste to slam the rest of this thing together, I forgot to center the steering when I installed the drag link. Turned way better right than left. Easy fix

4) Still needs more carb tuning. Sometimes didn't like to idle, sometimes was fine. Once on the throttle, even the very slightest amount, ran like it had fuel injection. Very happy with the carb overall.

5) didn't have time to put anchor points in the back for strapping tool bags and coolers down. As a result I had a yardsale when one of the coolers fell out of the back and spilled down the rock pile

Overall, very happy with the jeep. nice and stable while still flexing very good for a rig with leafs on one end.
08-11-2014 12:22 PM
302cj3a Finally back with a trail report! Yay

First pics:


















The place we went was Mountain Mud Run park in Warren NH. Nice mix of trails. They also have a rockcrawling "pit" with a couple different courses for everything from stock rigs to full buggies. I did all the easy, and the moderate stuff. Stayed off the buggy stuff for the first time out
Report to follow
08-09-2014 05:10 AM
302cj3a Back from the dead. No pics though, been too busy.

Bumper, skidplates, winch mount and new crossmember all made. MC2100 on and tuned, timing set by light, etc etc.

I am hoping to get some pics on here maybe tonight or tomorrow of the progress. Then Sunday, hoping to change my status from "in Progress" to "out on the trail"

Wish me luck!!!!!

Hopefully gonna take lots of pics and vids to put here and the "getting out and getting used" thread!
05-30-2014 06:02 PM
302cj3a
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Originally Posted by Mieser View Post
I think that is one of the things that makes this section of pirate my favorite. We build a lot of stuff at home from scratch without a lot of fancy tools.

Its like being back a few decades when you couldn't just run out and order anything you could ever want. You went to the junkyard and found a way to make it work.
With these rigs, you kinda have too. Most of the big catalogs have maybe a page or two of stuff that fits em, and its all "stockish" stuff
05-30-2014 01:29 PM
Mieser
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Originally Posted by 302cj3a View Post
Thanks, I know its not as built or cool as some others on here, But I am doing the best I can with what I've got. My time is free, so I try and build most everything rather than buying it!

Yours is coming along pretty nice as well
I think that is one of the things that makes this section of pirate my favorite. We build a lot of stuff at home from scratch without a lot of fancy tools.

Its like being back a few decades when you couldn't just run out and order anything you could ever want. You went to the junkyard and found a way to make it work.
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