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newracer
November 14th, 2017, 09:36 AM
https://i.imgur.com/MIW7qPUl.jpg

Getaklu
November 14th, 2017, 09:39 AM
Nice, looks like it should be a fun toy.

FINOCJ
November 14th, 2017, 09:45 AM
:D

Have you sold the TJ?

newracer
November 14th, 2017, 09:51 AM
:D

Have you sold the TJ?

Not yet, lots of trade offers but I need cash.

Brian
November 14th, 2017, 12:39 PM
'Grats!

dieseldoc
November 14th, 2017, 06:34 PM
Nice......specs???

Brucker
November 14th, 2017, 07:25 PM
WooHoo! I am sure you are sick of hearing this from me by now but, Congrats! You are going to LOVE the buggy life

newracer
November 14th, 2017, 07:46 PM
The basics

Rock Ware 4 seat chassis, GM 6.0l, TH400, Atlas 2 speed twin stick, D60 front with RCVs and Detroit, full hydro steering, 14 bolt rear with Detroit, King Coilovers, 42" stickies.

newracer
November 14th, 2017, 07:50 PM
WooHoo! I am sure you are sick of hearing this from me by now but, Congrats! You are going to LOVE the buggy life

I am not sick of it. I am ecstatic with the purchase. Now get your rig back up and running.

Jim
November 14th, 2017, 08:19 PM
I just have this comment...

BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

(as in many giggles of fun)

Brucker
November 14th, 2017, 08:45 PM
I am not sick of it. I am ecstatic with the purchase. Now get your rig back up and running.

Lol, my rig (at least the little blue shop truck) is and has been in running/driving condition. I just haven't dealt with the passenger side door/window/B Pillar body damage yet. And that doesn't matter much since no one usually rides with me...

I have just been finding my happy place behind a set of sights or a scope instead of behind the steering wheel lately.

Though, if this next year plays out the way it is currently scheduled, I will be begging you all to let me follow you around in a few different rigs that will get finished up.

Can't wait to see you behind the wheel of the new beast, Congrats again!

TJS86TOY
November 15th, 2017, 07:26 AM
Again, congratulations!!

Paul
November 15th, 2017, 10:11 AM
wow! all that and a v8. :thumb:

Heather
November 16th, 2017, 09:58 PM
Very cool, congrats!!

The StRanger
November 16th, 2017, 11:18 PM
Very nice.

newracer
November 19th, 2017, 09:15 PM
https://i.imgur.com/ji1SRuLl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/htDqWo2l.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/cqe0Eful.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/8hCWcsel.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/l7Ow3s1l.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/3NbKLwCl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/nW5T9mll.jpg

newracer
November 19th, 2017, 09:17 PM
https://i.imgur.com/Rdmqpeel.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/LjDjP82l.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/O4bOSKdl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/pPovL0wl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/Kxhqu2el.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/rlRM5jMl.jpg

dieseldoc
November 19th, 2017, 09:23 PM
Congrats on the new ride.
Looks like it will be a good time for sure.

Jim
November 19th, 2017, 09:41 PM
In the back - up high - What are the two aluminum cylinders?

dieseldoc
November 19th, 2017, 09:59 PM
Bump stops

newracer
November 19th, 2017, 10:42 PM
In the back - up high - What are the two aluminum cylinders?

on the cage? Those are storage containers.

Jim
November 19th, 2017, 11:13 PM
Thanks - it just looked like there was some radiator hose size hose coming from the one on the left. Ah, the one on the left - what I'm taking as hose / tube is probably the aluminum roll cage that has some cushioning zip tied to it??

This pic shows'm:
https://i.imgur.com/Rdmqpeel.jpg

newracer
November 19th, 2017, 11:26 PM
There is foam on the cage to help keep rear passenger from hitting their head. The small hose is part of the rollover vent for the fuel tank that is in the rear. The storage containers are aluminum tubes with threaded caps on each end. They are called Stashkans and are no longer available.

Patrolman
November 20th, 2017, 11:04 PM
Nice ride!

Is the front end supposed to be VW bug or Jeep? It appears to be somewhere between the two.

Getaklu
November 21st, 2017, 08:32 AM
My little crawler has about the same look up front.

newracer
November 21st, 2017, 09:17 AM
Nice ride!

Is the front end supposed to be VW bug or Jeep? It appears to be somewhere between the two.

Mini Cooper

newracer
November 29th, 2017, 04:42 PM
It sat for over a year and a half so it needs some work to get it in running shape, mainly fuel delivery issues. Ordered many new parts and hopefully will be running and on the trails soon.

dieseldoc
November 29th, 2017, 08:28 PM
Sounds like a good time......not so much.
But it's worth the work for sure.
Hope you will be very happy with it once it's ready to rock

newracer
November 30th, 2017, 01:01 AM
It's not too bad. Fuel pump was dead, both pickup and return lines in the fuel cell were deteriorated. While I have it drained and apart I am going to change the pickup to include several Walbro pickups.

Jim
November 30th, 2017, 01:27 AM
Walbro pickups

I learned something new tonight! I searched for'm - interesting devices. Thx.

Spieg
November 30th, 2017, 01:24 PM
FWIW, it's my understanding that modern gas (ethanol) eats many components that were safe before Ethanol fuel. I just redid my fuel delivery system last summer and opted to use PTFE or Viton to replace any rubber hoses or seals that I could... hopefully it will last a good long time.

Have you ever looked at Holley Hydramat for fuel pickup? Pretty cool (but expensive) technology!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfE1v65fNZI
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfE1v65fNZI)
https://images.holley.com/16-103corner2ren.jpg

newracer
November 30th, 2017, 01:44 PM
Using a hydramat would be a lot easier but for my application it would be about $320. I think I can part together the Walbro setup for about $150.

newracer
December 9th, 2017, 08:29 PM
Got the new fuel pump and filters in place. Unfortunately now there is no power to the pump so I need to track that down. All fuses in the fuse blocks are good, must be another one somewhere.

https://i.imgur.com/OviUHcwl.jpg

Got the pickup system built and installed.

https://i.imgur.com/r0p0RHYl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/OfnGxppl.jpg

Jim
December 9th, 2017, 09:21 PM
Nice!

newracer
February 21st, 2021, 03:51 PM
The fuel pump was external and right behind the front seats, very noisy. Took it out, relocated filter and shut off valve, added a Holley Fuel Cell module, much better.

https://i.imgur.com/rVLwrU8.jpg

Also cut a roof decal.

https://i.imgur.com/930ypTD.jpg

Jim
February 21st, 2021, 04:30 PM
much better.

Enjoy the lack of that noise!