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Ok, I'm going to restart this thread as the other when to doo-dee with unwanted comments (And should be deleted). I purchased a 1987 YJ with a 350CI SBC, with a GM 3spd auto trans. Completely rust free (body and frame). Tub is DIY RhinoLined. Currently on 35 MTR's and D30 upfront and Ford 8.8 with LSD in the rear. 

 

As it sits now:

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The plan is to straighten out the carb issue(s); get all the lights working so I can pass inspection. Got a line on a family style rollcage. I'm not crazy about the exo cage, and not sure about  the sticker collection on the dash, but will make pretty cool wall art for the garage. So... the idea is to get another CJ dash with a late model CJ dash pad. Also, will add a rear flip&fawk rear seat. 

Drive line is pretty solid, just needs to be gone thru as well as the brakes.

 

More pics and write ups to come!

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get rid of the front shackles... and gain some handling back.

 

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I see one thing that I would recommend.  Even though you are running a carb at less than 10psi I would change the hose clamp on the fuel line to a "fuel injection clamp".  I've had bad luck using normal clamps.  Hate to have one let go and spray fuel on that engine. 

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While at it I would look to see what the hose feeding the carb is rated at.  I'd suggest swapping in "fuel injection" rate hose-it's reinforced hose and added security.  You can get it by the foot or in 36" blister packs at most auto parts stores.  Looks like a nice jeep and somebody has definitely spent some money on it.

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Sweet, I like it.  Yes loose the shackles in front, watch how better it feels, and loose the exo cage.   

But I love the non family cage in a CJ/YJ.  

Is that a TJ grill, or a modified YJ with round headlights?

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11 minutes ago, SKEETER said:

I see one thing that I would recommend.  Even though you are running a carb at less than 10psi I would change the hose clamp on the fuel line to a "fuel injection clamp".  I've had bad luck using normal clamps.  Hate to have one let go and spray fuel on that engine. 

211U+B5ItkL.jpg

While at it I would look to see what the hose feeding the carb is rated at.  I'd suggest swapping in "fuel injection" rate hose-it's reinforced hose and added security.  You can get it by the foot or in 36" blister packs at most auto parts stores.  Looks like a nice jeep and somebody has definitely spent some money on it.

The whole fuel system kinda stinks. He (PO)  has a in tank fuel pump for an Fi car, he used AC lines as part of the fuel lines. That'll ALL get reworked with something much better. Also, need to sort out the gas cable to the carb, loose as a goose with way too much play. Plus I thing he over sprayed the gas pedal hinge area and it sticks.

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FYI - The back story on the Jeep is it was originally from Michigan and has 38K on the odometer. The motor "supposedly is out of '68 Camaro. I'm pretty darn sure its not a 396, so 350 it "should" be. I'' dig into the block ID later as time permits.

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6 minutes ago, Rooster said:

The whole fuel system kinda stinks. He (PO)  has a in tank fuel pump for an Fi car, he used AC lines as part of the fuel lines. That'll ALL get reworked with something much better. Also, need to sort out the gas cable to the carb, loose as a goose with way too much play. Plus I thing he over sprayed the gas pedal hinge area and it sticks.

When I put a carb'd 350 in my XJ I grafted a throttle body style gm fuel pump (standard 15 psi IIRC) in tank in place of the XJ pump but left rest alone. I mounted a Mallory fuel pressure regulator on the firewall with gauge and turned pressure down to carb (dont recall now).  It had a vac port on it also as it was designed for a boosted engine. I just plugged it. Worked very well. Make sure to run metal fuel lines on frame if you can.

Oh and battery tie down looks like zip ties.

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He put a fuel regulator in as well. And yes, haven't gotten around to finding a battery hold down yet ;)

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Round lights and leaf springs......Timmy 2 Toes?

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5 hours ago, Rooster said:

Ok, I'm going to restart this thread as the other when to doo-dee with unwanted comments (And should be deleted). 

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8 hours ago, Rooster said:

FYI - The back story on the Jeep is it was originally from Michigan and has 38K on the odometer. The motor "supposedly is out of '68 Camaro. I'm pretty darn sure its not a 396, so 350 it "should" be. I'' dig into the block ID later as time permits.

The accessory drive mounts look like short water pump/early small block style.

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