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Old 11-12-2017, 07:11 PM   #1381
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Worked the legion lounge Fri night and cleaned and setup for Veterans day lunch we served there, got home about midnight, then back up at 6, hooked up my small gooseneck flatbed and loaded the little chuckwagon utv my wife got from her parents and headed to the legion again. Decorated the utv for the parade, finished the main float, road in the parade with my gran daugther on my lap and my dad next to me on the float, then back at the legion ran the bar till about 4pm. Went to Tractor supply after and made good use of the 15% veterans discount by getting 2600lbs of feed, 110 tposts, 10 gallons of 15w40 rotella t and a few salt and mineral blocks. Saved about 170 dollars and now have enough posts to finish the last 1/4 mile of my exterior fence.

Today got to spend a little while out in the shop and we cleaned up some piles that accumulated, moved my frame over to the first bay so I have access to the 220 volt welder outlet, then pulled my daughters race truck into the shop for the winter. We pulled her front wheels off so they could start getting the mud cleaned out from the front diff so I can figure out the issue turning right.

On my truck, pulled all the fuel and transmission lines out of the frame. Removed the 3/0 battery cables and removed the drive shafts off the truck.

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Old 11-14-2017, 08:47 PM   #1382
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I hate short winter days.... managed to get 25 t posts spaced and driven in before it started getting dark after I finished work today at the house. Won't get home in time tomorrow to do anything outside except maybe feed the cows before it gets dark. Have about 90 more posts to put in on the last 1/4 mile of fence.

Spent a little time on the truck tearing down some of the engine parts, removed the t4-t6 adapter, exhaust manifold, injector lines and injectors and injection pump.

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Old 11-15-2017, 10:00 PM   #1383
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Spent some time tearing more apart on the truck. Removed the starter, power steering / vacuum pump, intake manifold, water neck on the side of the block and transfer case.

Plan on removing the head tomorrow night.

Ordered a t6 flange from steed today so I can cut off the t4 flange and weld on the t6 flange.

Need to try and find a place I can get new lines for my front shocks made with a banjo on the shock end instead of the straight in fitting. If I can get one made, then I can switch over to the flat plates and get longer limit straps for the front.

Front shocks I need the line for
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Another pile of removed parts
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Old 11-16-2017, 10:19 PM   #1384
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Tonight I pulled the head off of the engine, first time I've pulled it with the head gasket still sealing good.

Pulled the transmission and converter as well, easiest job lifting it up over the frame from the top. Knocked out the trans xmember as well.

Just have 2 bolts left holding the engine in....

Checked out the rules for the class I want to run in all 3 orgs,

KMRO 6 Harmonic balancer need to be over center line of front axle, Front axles must be within 12” of centerline of fender

MAMR 4 Harmonic Balancer must be on centerline of the front axle or forward.

ELITE 4B Front Face of Harmonic Balancer must not be behind centerline of front axle.

The only one that's going to be fun dealing with is the kmro rule of the fender and wheel centerline, will have to get creative to make it good.

We played around with the tape and a straight edge, looks like I could move the engine back almost 22"

That would make a short arse bed... but really shift the weight back in the truck.

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Old 11-20-2017, 09:30 PM   #1385
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Been busting hump getting the last quarter mile of fence done since it's been decent outside over the weekend and today. Finished it this afternoon, finally after 9 years, I have all of the outside fence replaced with good posts and wire. 2 miles barbwire fence replaced. Still need to pull about a mile of old fence out, but will do that when I have time.

Last night I dug out my CF rack and setup the mold and work table to begin the process of making a mold. Tonight I started the waxing steps, wax it, rub it off, let stand an hour. Got 3 coats on tonight, need to do 1 more tomorrow, then start the layers of pva.

While waiting on off gassing time, pulled the freeze plugs, brakets, etc... off the enginge and then pulled it out and took some measurements on where to relocate the engine. Think it's going to be right at 18" back. Waiting on responses from 2 orgs on how they measure on the balancer, center of balancer or front face... from the center or some other point.

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3 coats of wax
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Measuring height of deck front and back so I can place it back at the same height in it's new location.
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Marks on the from of where it's going to be
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Engine is out, now to cut off the motor mounts
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Old 11-21-2017, 07:54 AM   #1386
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Looking good, I'm excited to see how your CF parts turn out.
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Old 11-21-2017, 09:34 PM   #1387
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After a trip to Skiatook to pick up some tubing and connectors I needed for vacuum bagging the mold, I worked on a fender for a legion member that is using it on his harley trailer he pulls behind his rv. Wanted me to weld up all the bolt holes and gromet holes he wasn't using.

Also finished up the last coat of wax on the mold and got 3 coats of PVA on it as well. Need to do more tomorrow and I might actually make the part tomorrow as well.

Then spent quite a long while working on cutting off the engine mounts out of the frame. After a few cut off wheels and worn out or broken saws all blades, I got them both cut off.

Got final confirmation today that all three orgs measure the same, the front face of the balancer, so I need to figure out which balancer I'm going to run, right now leaning toward switching to a fluidampr competition version, then I can take my final meausurements and figure out placement for the motor mounts and then space all the other mounts back that much as well. The other mounts shouldn't be that much of a pita to cut off I hope.

Looks like I will have to build some spacers to add to the width of the mounts as the frame widens out where I'm looking at putting the engine.

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Old Yesterday, 08:41 PM   #1388
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Decided to get the grill made today, finished up the coats of PVA I needed to put on the mold and once it finished sitting for an hour after the last coat, I laid up layers of CF wet this time to see if it forms better with this epoxy I'm using since it doesn't flow well for infusion. Was a bunch of work to get all of it laid in, wetted out and the next layer going. So will pull it apart some time tomorrow to see the results.

Also tried to pull that ^$%^$%%^$%#$ ati damper off my old engine, 3 center bolts broke loose easy, 4th one I broke 3 or 4 sockets trying to get it broke loose. The outer bolts came out but the damned allen bolts snapped 2 allen sockets off in them, so I'm trying to drill them out to get the outer part of the balancer off and then maybe I can get the last bolt broke loose off the crank. Had hell getting it off last time as well.

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Looking good Johnnie!!! If the Org's will let you engine plate, I would recommend a mid plate and fab up some light mounts for the front of the engine while your into this much surgery.

Lol, also while its on my mind, look at that heavy boxed frame. Grab a creeper and look up under your daughters truck, I bet the old square body frame weighs less than 1/2 of what the second gen frame does. It would be interesting to cut one foot out of each frame and actually weigh them. Then, go one step further as most orgs only require a factory frame, and compare everything else to a mid '70's CJ frame.

Could you PM me your CP Carrillo contact. I need to check on some rods and pistons.
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