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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-17-2004, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
 
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IMPOSSIBLE w/o this forums help THANKS!!!!

I couldn't imagine my jeep running better than it does now... it absolutely purrs.... incredible and until now I thought unobtainable. I'm so happy I could piss myself and not notice. Mechanic after mechanic has taken my jeep in and screwed it up one way or another so a couple of months ago I took my baby in the garage and stripped her down to the longblock and started over.... with an abundance of this forms help. My results are as follows:

1) Severely cracked exhaust manifold....($10.00 on ebay)
Intake & Exhaust gasket... around twenty bucks at dealer

2) Cracked brake booster..... (again, $10.00 for S10 boost)

3) No faith in distributor... (junkyard HEI + 8mm wires $60)

4) Yards & Yards of vacuum hose and fittings (about 40 buck
and two bottles of Motrin for the headaches I can't
begin to describe) further, I had a MULTITUDE of
crossed connections i.e. line from gas tank to PCV inlet
on gannister and conversely PCV line to gas vent inlet.
Three solenoids wired back asswards. Disconnected 4wd
lines up above cat.(All 4) THIS VACUUM MESS WAS MY
BIGGEST CHALLENGE

5) My "professionally" remanned carb was set to specs for
what? I don't know. Rebuilt it myself for (15 bucks
plus a part I had to make using stuff around the house)
(Don't ask)

6) Elbow Grease.... impossible to total up after two months
of wire brushing, cleaning, and polishing everything I
could lay my hands on coupled with a veritable plethora
trips to OSH)

And I want to thank everyone here as there is no way, none whatsoever, with no doubt in my mind, that I could have done this without your help.... special thanks to LEVE, Speed Buggy, Rrich, Team Rush(whom I don't see much of anymore & worries me), and everyone else I didn't name due to space constraints, as I've taken up too much already.

LEVE.... You have no idea how happy I was to get up in the morning to see that you've addressed my concerns.

I'm a bit green on pics and I'd like to include a few so I might have to do it in a couple of threads as I know no better. [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]
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two more.... sorry
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and last but not least... [img]images/graemlins/givemebeer.gif[/img]
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WOW ! That looks great. [img]images/graemlins/RockOn.gif[/img]
I'd even have to dust it if mine looked like that. [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]
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Re: IMPOSSIBLE w/o this forums help THANKS!!!!

Ain't this lash-up the greatest?!?!

Three cheers, a 21 gun salute and [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img] for all the [helpful [img]images/graemlins/censor.gif[/img]!] members of this forum!

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Very sharp! [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]
Looks a load better than my tj's engine bay, even after a good hosing!
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That is one clean looking engine. Good job!
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I'm glad to here it is running good. It looks good too. [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]
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An excellent example of what dedication and hard work can get you. Very nice job. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: IMPOSSIBLE w/o this forums help THANKS!!!!

Very clean!!!!

</font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
3) No faith in distributor... (junkyard HEI + 8mm wires $60)

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What's this about?? Do they fit right in? Any specs?
Thanks, Ricky...seeya...
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