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by DaGr8Tim
Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:51 am
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: Brakes
Replies: 9
Views: 3529

Re: Brakes

Sounds like a great idea! Thanks for all your help. I took my spare distribution block apart and see what you mean about the separator that moves when you have a failure. I was running out of daylight and only got the back brakes bled, but that seems to have resolved the pedal and the light. I was ...
by DaGr8Tim
Mon Aug 25, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: Brakes
Replies: 9
Views: 3529

Re: Brakes

Thank you for the kind words I learned all of this hard way back in the late 1960's doing a brake job. It happened to be my first duel master system and it caused me a lot of grief to figure it all out in the end it taught me the lesson of how these spilt systems work and though the parts are a lit...
by DaGr8Tim
Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:34 pm
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: Brakes
Replies: 9
Views: 3529

Re: Brakes

If you look at that valve in the center is the brake warning light switch (dose your light still happen to work on the dash)? You can remove the switch and look into the port to see if it's centered. There is a grove machined into the valve that is centered when it's balanced front to rear. When it...
by DaGr8Tim
Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: Brakes
Replies: 9
Views: 3529

Re: Brakes

Hope you flushed the whole system out good when you installed the new master if not you will need too. Next also check the distribution block / front to rear bias is probably not centered. From what you are describe it sounds as though the valve may be sticking or has over centered during the maste...
by DaGr8Tim
Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:01 am
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: 4x4.5 Wheels
Replies: 7
Views: 5388

Re: 4x4.5 Wheels

The classics look like Jeep (Grand) Cherokee wheels, which are already 15x7 & 5x4.5.

EDIT:
If you scroll down through the first few posts, you'll see some similar rims.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/jeep ... ia-320730/
by DaGr8Tim
Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:59 am
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: Brakes
Replies: 9
Views: 3529

Brakes

This is about my 97 Cherokee, but it should apply to about any other vehicle made from the 80's through the late 90's. I'm working on my 97 Cherokee, no abs, front disk, rear drums. I'm asking here because I know there is alot of collective experience that I trust. About two weeks ago, I lost all of...
by DaGr8Tim
Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:48 am
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: Coil Resistor
Replies: 5
Views: 2890

Re: Coil Resistor

300 6 JEEP wrote:Mine was located down on the inside drivers side fender. from what I have found on the net they use the ford style module from 75 and up.


I'll have to take another look. This thing is cobbled and that could be the reason I'm not getting spark.
by DaGr8Tim
Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:15 am
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: Coil Resistor
Replies: 5
Views: 2890

Re: Coil Resistor

I never had any luck with the Accel super coils burnt three of them up over 1 year and gave up... I ran them with the resistor and without and the same. does your jeep have the ford style Ignition box? I can't remember how far they went back I know 1979 they had them. I'm not sure. There doesn't se...
by DaGr8Tim
Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:44 pm
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: Coil Resistor
Replies: 5
Views: 2890

Coil Resistor

By the looks of the 77 232 in my CJ, it has a resistor before the coil. I get 12.8 volts into it and 12 volts out of the resistor. I'm not getting any spark and I suspect it's a bad coil. A friend gave me an Accel 140001 (http://accel-ignition.com/original-super-coil-points.html) coil that he had ki...
by DaGr8Tim
Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:44 pm
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: Coil Theory
Replies: 2
Views: 2135

Re: Coil Theory

It should be as simple as pie to do that. Basically you'd just cut out the resistor from the circuit. I think there might be a couple other factors in whether it makes a hotter spark though, it would depend on the resistance in the original and the new coil, right? That's what I'm wondering. I have...
by DaGr8Tim
Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:29 pm
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: Coil Theory
Replies: 2
Views: 2135

Coil Theory

I think the canister coil on my CJ is bad (voltage in, but nothing out). I've got a spare coil from a late 90's Jeep inline kicking around in the garage. From what I understand, the CJ coil has a resistor that steps the voltage to the coil down to 8 volts. The new coil doesn't have a resistor and ha...
by DaGr8Tim
Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 Dimensions
Replies: 14
Views: 3850

Re: 300 Dimensions

Just a note to add the earlier CJs from about 1971? back had a 3 or 4 inch shorter front end (CJ5 & CJ6) and wheelbase. (CJ5) they were lengthened in 72 (I think) to fit the AMC inline sixes. Before that they were all 4cyls and Buick 225 V6s . You can see this extra length at the bottom of the ...
by DaGr8Tim
Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:49 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 Dimensions
Replies: 14
Views: 3850

Re: 300 Dimensions

if you want a deeper first gear go with NP435 they have the same bolt pattern as the ford T18 and T19. but to attach it to your transfer case you will need an adapter. or if you can find a 4wheel drive setup out of a bronco or f150, but they are have a drive side drop of the front axel. I would lik...
by DaGr8Tim
Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:29 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 Dimensions
Replies: 14
Views: 3850

Re: 300 Dimensions

it fits but just! I only have ahout 3 inch in front of the Rad. I have a serpintine belt setuo and I had to cut the threads off the water pump to fit a two electric fan setup. if you would like some picture or just want to ask some question feel free. the 300 is about 4.5" longer than the 258....
by DaGr8Tim
Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:56 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 Dimensions
Replies: 14
Views: 3850

Re: 300 Dimensions

Thank you sir.
by DaGr8Tim
Sun Jun 23, 2013 2:06 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 Dimensions
Replies: 14
Views: 3850

Re: 300 Dimensions

It might be best to purchase a 4.0L inline six from a Jeep and have it stroked. I've seen stroke kits from 4.6L to 4.9L, or find a 258 crank and use stock parts. It'd be easier than swapping a 300 Ford (fitment of engine, motor mounts, transmission adapters, and such) I've got a spare 4.0 that I wa...
by DaGr8Tim
Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:15 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 Dimensions
Replies: 14
Views: 3850

300 Dimensions

I was scanning one of the Jeep forums I hang out on and somebody claims they have an inline motor that says Ford. That got me thinking about what if you were to put a 300 into an old CJ. Does anyone have any block specs (length, width, height)?. Currently I have a 232 AMC Inline 6 (destroked 258; sa...
by DaGr8Tim
Sat May 18, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: Ford Starter System
Replies: 12
Views: 5769

Re: Ford Starter System

Well, I made some progress today.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXvVEB3LqMM

Next step is to verify I have spark and correct it if I do not then start digging into the carb. I think it's time to break down and get a new ignition lock/switch.
by DaGr8Tim
Fri May 10, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: Ford Starter System
Replies: 12
Views: 5769

Re: Ford Starter System

80broncoman wrote:it sounds and looks like you have it figured out on the ignition switch wiring.


I'm assuming if I apply power to the ST terminal, I should be able to engage the starter. But what do I apply power to, to get it to run.
by DaGr8Tim
Fri May 10, 2013 12:09 pm
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: Ford Starter System
Replies: 12
Views: 5769

Re: Ford Starter System

In my further efforts, I don't have a key for the Jeep and the lock cylinder is frozen. I'm wondering if somebody could give me some info on what wires to connect to hotwire it. Being as this information could be used for evil as well as good, please PM me if you know the answer. The link below has ...
by DaGr8Tim
Thu May 09, 2013 12:04 pm
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: Ford Starter System
Replies: 12
Views: 5769

Re: Ford Starter System

I took a quick peek under the hood this morning as I was leaving for work. It looks like the negative battery cable goes to the block and that's it. Luckily, I have about 50 feet of braided copper 14 gauge wire that I got for a ham radio antenna. http://www.transeltech.com/images/14AWG_Wire.jpg I ma...
by DaGr8Tim
Thu May 09, 2013 7:20 am
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: Ford Starter System
Replies: 12
Views: 5769

Re: Ford Starter System

Agree on using the S terminal. Doing it the other way it putting ALL current though your jumper. You could get burned. Now either of those ways puts Full batt voltage into the starter input wire. If it doesn't crank it could be 1 bad starter 2 bad ground for the starter 3 Bad connection on the eith...
by DaGr8Tim
Wed May 08, 2013 8:30 pm
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: Ford Starter System
Replies: 12
Views: 5769

Ford Starter System

I'm trying to get my 75 Jeep started and because I don't have a key and I don't fully trust the wiring, I'm trying to take this in steps. Bump the motor with the starter, check for spark, nail down the fuel. Anyways, my Jeep has a ford style starter with the solenoid (relay) mounted elsewhere beside...
by DaGr8Tim
Sun May 05, 2013 9:57 pm
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: Jeep 4.2 Stroker High Performnce Build
Replies: 8
Views: 5936

Re: Jeep 4.2 Stroker High Performnce Build

?? is, Does a performance Intake for a 258 fit on a 4.0 Head? Seems i read that using the later 4.0 Cyl. Head, is quite an improvement over the old 258 Head. Also thought they liked to fit a 258 Crankshaft in a 4.0 Block, to get a 4.5? Stroker. Problem with building a Stroker Engine, is it gets ver...
by DaGr8Tim
Sun May 05, 2013 4:23 pm
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: Jeep 4.2 Stroker High Performnce Build
Replies: 8
Views: 5936

Re: Jeep 4.2 Stroker High Performnce Build

Seems one popular upgrade on a AMC 258, is to bolt on a Cyl. Head off of a newer 4.0 Jeep. Even better to use the later version. another bonus is, you get rid of the plastic Valve cover mess. Another popular way is to throw a 258 intake on a 4.0 and convert it to carb. If it were me, I'd go that ro...
by DaGr8Tim
Thu May 02, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: Jeep 4.2 Stroker High Performnce Build
Replies: 8
Views: 5936

Re: Jeep 4.2 Stroker High Performnce Build

Check out jeepstrokers.com.

I found a 258 that I was going to stroke my 4.0 to 4.6. Then the guy turned around and offered me a deal for the whole Jeep, and I jumped on it.
by DaGr8Tim
Thu May 02, 2013 12:09 pm
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: Another Inline for Me
Replies: 0
Views: 1935

Another Inline for Me

Saturday morning I take delivery of my another inline. I'm picking up a 75 CJ5. It's sat for awhile and needs some work. The frame is solid, the tub is ok, and the fenders are almost shot. Plans are to make a street cruiser out of it. As of right now, the engine is free, but hasn't been started in a...
by DaGr8Tim
Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:18 pm
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: Hood Scoop Education
Replies: 12
Views: 2991

Re: Hood Scoop Education

I'm looking at the pro's vs con's for a steel scoop vs a fiberglass scoop? If I go steel, I plan to use 3M bonding adhesive to glue the scoop to the hood. I'm still looking at options for mounting a fiberglass scoop. It isn't a Jeep thing , but the scoop on the cover of the mags when I wuz a kid st...
by DaGr8Tim
Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:37 pm
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: Hood Scoop Education
Replies: 12
Views: 2991

Re: Hood Scoop Education

The others may put their vent on the back edge of the hood but it is not working they just think it is. go ride with one of your friends that have made the mod, tape a couple or three 2" strands of yarn in their vent. Now take a test drive at 60mph note what the yarn is doing. Be blown out, up...
by DaGr8Tim
Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:28 pm
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: Hood Scoop Education
Replies: 12
Views: 2991

Re: Hood Scoop Education

also concider the under structure of the hood if you will be cutting through that.? it is designed to crumple up if the car was ever in a crash.when I built scoops into the falcon alot of the location was based on how it would fit the back side of the hood without messing with the x frame.measure t...
by DaGr8Tim
Tue Jan 25, 2011 1:33 pm
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: Hood Scoop Education
Replies: 12
Views: 2991

Re: Hood Scoop Education

For venting hot air you do not want a cowl vent next to the winshield it is a high pressure area. As in the second pic forward and to each side is better. Best would be on the sides in the fenders aft of the wheels. Use the GPrix vents there ala TransAm. So you're saying as far forward and off to t...
by DaGr8Tim
Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:55 am
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: Hood Scoop Education
Replies: 12
Views: 2991

Re: Hood Scoop Education

Since they are going to be functional and for exiting hot air I'd line them both up on the drivers side because that is where all the hot causes the vapor lock problems on the XJs. The scoops are probably going to end up on ebay, after I saw how much they go for if you have the drip trays and hardw...
by DaGr8Tim
Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:44 am
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: Hood Scoop Education
Replies: 12
Views: 2991

Hood Scoop Education

Hey guys (and ladies). I know it's been awhile but I've got an idea for a hood scoop for my Jeep rolling around in my head and I'm looking for an education before I start cutting metal or laying fiberglass. I'm open to all ideas and suggestions. Right now this seems to be the ideas I have. I'm gunni...
by DaGr8Tim
Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:19 am
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: Vinyl Glue
Replies: 3
Views: 1418

Re: Vinyl Glue

To kill the smoke smell I'd use Ozium spray it kinda like febreeze except its the orginal article. This stuff works!! Put the A/C on max turn the fan on high and point the can into the passenger side floor and spray it will put the spray all though the A/C condensor and the vents. Smoke smell's lon...
by DaGr8Tim
Thu Nov 11, 2010 4:07 pm
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: Vinyl Glue
Replies: 3
Views: 1418

Vinyl Glue

Hey guys (and ladies), I've got a question that I can't seem to find an answer in the Jeep sphere. My jeep had this horrific tan interior when I bought it (that reeked of smoke). Over time I've been slowly replacing interior parts to rid myself of the smoke smell and the tan. Also, my passenger door...
by DaGr8Tim
Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:26 am
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: Bare Metal
Replies: 1
Views: 911

Bare Metal

Hey guys, I need some help prepping & painting some bare metal. I just got a set of rocker rails for my Jeep, and they came in as bare metal. Here's what they look like when painted & installed. http://www.ajsoffroadarmor.com/XJ_SuperRails.html Anyways, they have a slight bit of surface rust...
by DaGr8Tim
Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:36 am
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: Paint Question
Replies: 0
Views: 458

Paint Question

I'm hoping some of the painting professionals (Doug) will pick up on this and give his insight. I want to rattle can my Jeep OD green, but have some questions about the prep. Here's the gallery of pics of the Jeep. As you can see, the paint is in fairly good shape. http://tim.midwestlost.com/gallery...
by DaGr8Tim
Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:16 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Relays & Lighting
Replies: 7
Views: 1658

Thanks guys for all the input. I got in touch with the place SR mentioned and asked about a specific relay. The guy was very very helpful and told me that relay was out of stock, and suggested one that will better suit my needs that is the same price. He was also very helpful with setting me up with...
by DaGr8Tim
Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:37 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Relays & Lighting
Replies: 7
Views: 1658

Thanks for the info.

I was kind of leery about using an auto parts multi-use relay that wasn't designed for a long duty cycle.
by DaGr8Tim
Fri May 30, 2008 3:13 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Relays & Lighting
Replies: 7
Views: 1658

:oops: :oops: :oops:

I should have searched google first. I found the following wiring diagram. It looks like it will do exactly what I want to do.

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by DaGr8Tim
Fri May 30, 2008 2:59 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Relays & Lighting
Replies: 7
Views: 1658

Relays & Lighting

Hey Guys, I'm working on a project and need some assistance. I'm wiring a set of driving lights and I don't want to run the current through the switch (like the instructions state). I'd like to install a relay between lights and the switch. I understand the basics of how/why a relay works and what t...
by DaGr8Tim
Tue Oct 03, 2006 11:51 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: where to find a 240 air cleaner
Replies: 5
Views: 1283

Why not try cardomain. You may be able to find a bunch of pictures of different 72 F100's to compare.
by DaGr8Tim
Tue Oct 03, 2006 11:37 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Conversion to serpentine belt
Replies: 7
Views: 1186

When you say 2.3 4 cyl, are you talking OHC or OHV motor? If you are talking OHV, they didn't get serp's until 92, or they didn't get a full serp package. My 91 has a serp for the crank, PS, and tensioner. The Alt is driven via v belt off of the PS, and the water pump is driven via V belt off of the...
by DaGr8Tim
Mon Sep 11, 2006 8:58 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head Cracking
Replies: 7
Views: 1289

Head Cracking

Lately there have been several instances of people having a hard time finding 2.3 OHV heads that do not have cracks. Even otherwise well running cars have cracks. I'm curious because the same plant, and the same basic techniques were used to also make the 200 head, is it also prone to head cracking,...
by DaGr8Tim
Sat Jul 22, 2006 8:17 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Should I "RAM AIR" it?
Replies: 11
Views: 2095

Mustang_Geezer wrote:Simon drew up the plans for a really cool ram air setup that utilized a flat panel air filter like a F.I. 300 uses.

Gonna use his plan on mine someday!

Later,

Doug


Do you have a copy of those plans?
by DaGr8Tim
Sun Mar 26, 2006 1:39 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 Chevy Rockers...how hard to install?
Replies: 31
Views: 5094

Does anyone have pictures of the 250 rockers installed?
by DaGr8Tim
Wed Mar 08, 2006 10:43 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 Rocker Experiment
Replies: 11
Views: 2234

rhetor wrote:too bad you dont have a 460 rocker in there too.


I've been keeping an eye at the yard. No such luck.
by DaGr8Tim
Wed Mar 08, 2006 5:17 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 Rocker Experiment
Replies: 11
Views: 2234

Looks to me like just use the bolt that goes with the head, check clearences, makes sure it fits on the valve stem correctly, and the pushrod doesn't hit the head. No problem hitting the piston. The 300 rocker mounts to the 2.3 head with the 2.3 bolt. I played with the 300 rocker on one of my extra...
by DaGr8Tim
Tue Mar 07, 2006 4:50 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 Rocker Experiment
Replies: 11
Views: 2234

Here are the pics. If anyone wants some specific view, let me know. 300 is on the left and the 2.3 is on the right in all of these pictures. Click the thumb for a huge pic. http://www.mbcomps.com/gallery/albums/rockers/300_vs_2_3_01.thumb.jpg http://www.mbcomps.com/gallery/albums/rockers/300_vs_2_3_...
by DaGr8Tim
Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:40 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 Rocker Experiment
Replies: 11
Views: 2234

300 Rocker Experiment

Long story short I was at the yard looking for some things when I came across an EFI 300 minus the valve cover. I took the chance to snag a rocker, bolt, and the arm. It looks identical to a 2.3 HSC rocker setup. The only difference I can find is the bolt. The 300 uses an SAE bolt and the 2.3 uses a...

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