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Thanks Sean, I used some of your info from another thread to order standard parts from advanced auto for now.... I'll come back to it after we get her up and running. Problem is, to do the compare i'll need to buy one. ... we'll see.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote sean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Apr. 2011 at 10:29am
Originally posted by BOWJA01 BOWJA01 wrote:

... Problem is, to do the compare i'll need to buy one. ... we'll see.
Not really.  What I meant was to compare dimensions & measurements between your IAT and somebody elses IAD.  If they match, then the IAD Pertronix should work.

I have an IAD Big smile.  If you want to try it, let me know.

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Thanks Sean, I may take you up on that ...  Appreciate it!

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote sean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Apr. 2011 at 10:07am
Would be an interesting exercise!

I'm sure the electronic guts are all the same,  just different physical packaging to fit different distributor points mount screw holes, and possibly different rotor sizes.

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My girl got a new set of kicks today.. 6.00 x 16 NDT 6 ply from STA.


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Bit of a setback getting it running. I had to send back both the starter and generator to the rebuilder. long story there.
Anyway, switched over to redoing the steering... disassembled and cleaned the steering box... I'll order parts Monday. Pulled the steering bellcrank off.. its a 3/4'' pin with the wedge pin.. its shot.. I'll need new bellcrank pin kit.  Pin was a bugger to get out...basically would not move.  My buddy came up with a great way to get it out without damaging the pin mounting on the cross member ... here are some pics of how he did it. Two large washers over the bottom of the pin..(he is pointing to the washers with a pen in one pic). attach the puller arms to the washers... nice flat surface and no damage to the cross member pin mount...  crank the puller down and hit the top... repeat.. pushed it right out.
 


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Just updating my project... been awhile...

Rebuilt the steering box with all new parts, new drag link innerds, new bellcrank pin/bushings... steering is nice an tight..no slop. Roughed in the new brake lines.. got a few issues to work out. Also started hanging new exhaust.
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It's a thing of rare beauty Clap
 
You can't take that on the road - the dirt will upset you too much - why don't you bubble-wrap it and leave it where it is? LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BOWJA01 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 June 2011 at 8:53pm
nah... my 8n looked like that when we redid her and we use her all the time around my place. I have to admit it turned into alot more than I originally planned. The more I got into it.. the more I wanted to do ... I learn alot with it and really enjoy all the time we spend goofing around with it. 
thanks for the kind words.
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Just updating my project. We mounted the shocks on the 4th. They were Monroe blue, I repainted them semi-gloss black. Got a 5/8 bushing from TS and cut a slot in it to accept the cotter pin and used a C and bar clamps to press the washer on so we could put cotter pins in, less of a headache. Readjusted the carb to manifold stud lengths to make them a bit longer. Also, crushed the V-gasket grommets in a vise. I’ll try that first, if it’s a problem, I drill them out. Got the carb horn to cross-over tube rubber hoses and clamps on. Also mounted the radiator shield that I got from Mogger7/Rich.

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Excellent work!....... Hope my 2a can look that good soon.Smile
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thanks... been taking my time and enjoying it. I deal with enough deadlines at work.. I like dragging my feet on this. It is pretty... hope it runs LOLWacko
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big weekend.. got the brake lines completely done... as well as the new exhaust hung. Finished some odds and ends up front.. Oil stick tube and filled her with oil, gen and starter tightened /  checked out, new crank pulley nut. Remounted the rad and filled her with water. No leaks.
 
Put her shoes on and pushed her out side in the sun... 1st time in 1 year.
 
Only logical thing was to fire it up.  .... which she did after a few minor issues.
Scratching our heads over why the glass fuel bowl was empty even though it seemed like we had good fuel... found a thread on here about it... got mine from walcks so it looks like the glass bowl never fills. Also, one of the mainfold studs was eaking... but after she ran a bit.. that stopped.
I'll try and post a youtube link of her starting for the first time.


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Here are some links of her starting over the weekend...
 
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The loose metal sound in the one vid was caused by a clip on the clutch pressure plate that got knocked off at some point and was free laying in the bell housing... when we rev'd it up you'd hear it flying around in there. We took off the inspection plate and rev'd it... it flew out and hit me in the chest.... lol
 
The only leak we had was from the rear manifold bolt... the original stud was gone and retapped... so we sealed it and put a new bolt in when we installed the manifold....after the engine ran while .. it stopped completely... I'm going to leave it alone for now.  Going to drain the water and put in antifreeze.
 
Going to start the steering knuckles and brakes.
 
Phase II body starts soon.


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OP, the Jeep looks good and you are making nice progress.  

But I thought the original plans were to install a GM crate LSA V8?
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We made some progress on the project over the past several days. I got all the air cleaner parts, as well as the horn, cleaned, primed and painted. Also was able to extract the 2 broken off right fender bracket to frame bolts. We took a torch to them to heat them up, than was able to turn them with a vise grip... thank god they broke off about 1/8 inch above the surface. The blue wrench works again. Goofed up the frame paint a bit with the torch, so that area was cleaned and primed again. Hopefully this weekend I’ll attach the e-brake cable parts and the starter, master cylinder and transmission shields.

I’m going to start the body phase next. I’ll post some pics of its present condition this weekend. One of first things I need to correct are the turn signal mods that were made to the grill, I need to fill these holes. What gauge steel is this? Any comments/suggestions/tips on the body restore would be appreciated.



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Steel body is 18 Ga.
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thanks ralf..I'm having Dave at Original Bodies attach new brackets to my front fenders and replace the willys panel on the windshield. I'm going to try and repair the grill mods here... I’ll pick up some sheet stock this week.



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