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Old July 24th, 2014, 09:58
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Pattern looks good and keep up the massive amounts of work turbo! From my research previouy 11 is great for a rear 8.8. Lot of hot rod guys run em between 8 and 11
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Old July 29th, 2014, 08:24
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Ive put probably 48 hours in to the jeep over the past weekend. The front end is back on the wheels. The rear is bolted up. Found my passenger ebrake cable was damaged from my exhaust and not funtioning. So its off to picknpull today after work to pick up a replacement.
My current list is
-ebrake cable
-finish up the rear end
-bleed the brakes
-fuel pump
-diagnose nostart
-break in gears

I know nobody likes posts with no picks so here is a pic of how she is sutting.
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Old July 29th, 2014, 09:54
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Oh hell! Crunch time mang
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Old July 29th, 2014, 10:18
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Dude , Im just stoked its coming along. hopefully the no start is quick and dirty like the fuel pump and done.
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Old July 29th, 2014, 22:55
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Ok so i Didnt make it to picknpull today as the only yard with a correct year was in fairfield and i was working in menlo park. I ordered one from vatozone for 13$. So ill have that tomorrow. Also going to throw in a new exhaust dounut as i think thats where my leak is coming from.

Tonight i swapped the fuel pump. Old one was deffinately worse for wear. The screen/filter and a cork gasket were floating in the tank. Oh well. My no start issue ended up being the coil. Made it really nice to test that as i had a spare in the garage. Swapped it and it fired right up. Im pretty sure the coil is what left me and the family stranded. The pump i think was just my frustration getting the best of my diagnostic skills. Although it did look abused and falling apart. When i tested it in the driveway it was still working.

So the jeep is now running very healthy. The drivelines are installed. The jeep is ready to role once i bleed the brakes and install the new ebrake cable tomorrow.

This has been a vigorous three weeks. Now i can begin preparation for the camping portion of sierrafest.

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The coil is what left us stranded? Son of a ...
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Old July 30th, 2014, 12:21
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Ok so i Didnt make it to picknpull today as the only yard with a correct year was in fairfield and i was working in menlo park. I ordered one from vatozone for 13$. So ill have that tomorrow. Also going to throw in a new exhaust dounut as i think thats where my leak is coming from.

Tonight i swapped the fuel pump. Old one was deffinately worse for wear. The screen/filter and a cork gasket were floating in the tank. Oh well. My no start issue ended up being the coil. Made it really nice to test that as i had a spare in the garage. Swapped it and it fired right up. Im pretty sure the coil is what left me and the family stranded. The pump i think was just my frustration getting the best of my diagnostic skills. Although it did look abused and falling apart. When i tested it in the driveway it was still working.

So the jeep is now running very healthy. The drivelines are installed. The jeep is ready to role once i bleed the brakes and install the new ebrake cable tomorrow.

This has been a vigorous three weeks. Now i can begin preparation for the camping portion of sierrafest.
you are a damn wrenching machine.
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Good work Gordo
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Good work Bud!
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Old July 31st, 2014, 01:51
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Tonight i got the new ebrake cable in, bled the brakes with my lovely wife helping me, patched up my fuelpump access port, new plugs wires cap and rotor. Fires up faster and runs smoother than it has since i put this motor in. Really strong. Real stoked to drive it and see how it handles the trail engine wise.

Maiden voyage went well. Diffs are quiet and smooth. The only noise really is coming from the tires now that the rear is spooled.
No DW, drives straight and true, and maintains speed in od without working hard at all. Feels like a new jeep on the road. Super stoked.

Now just for a few small things. Oil change and exhaust fixes. But either way this thing is flying.
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Good job buddy... See you on the Con
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Old July 31st, 2014, 13:24
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Adjusting that exhaust turn-down for maximum dustage?
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pics of welded rear? I hope you welded the hell out of everything and threw in some buts and bolts and metal for filler and welded into a ball of traction?
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Old July 31st, 2014, 18:44
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Yeah. Im having it routed out over the rear leaf. Smaller slimmer muffler. Should be a hair quieter too.

Cant do a orb o traction with an 8.8. C-clips have to be removed every once in a while. And the carriers are pretty weak so you dont want to put to much heat into them. Especially the lsd ones like mine. I welded the spiders together similar to this.

Put in alot more webbing to bridge the teeth a bit more.
I welded across the toe of the gears as well.
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Oh buddy that looks sexy!
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