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  1. Rec_Rider

    California Free TJ Rubicon sliders and 4.0 crank

    Hey guys. unless someone wants the items I'm going to toss them. If you want the sliders and have a way for me to drop them off at a UPS store or similar I can do that.
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    New guy with a TJ6

    It was actually the easiest choice for me. CA is a PITA for swapping motors so stroking it should allow me to stay under the radar and get it smogged normally. I also wanted to know if the power difference is really that big between stock and a 4.7. No dyno here but from pure experience and feel.
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    New guy with a TJ6

    I received the push rod length checker today. Using Moses Ludel's method the proper length should be 9.600 push rods. Stock are 9.641. Russ had mentioned when I picked up the parts that 9.600 rods are probably the correct ones. Link to Moses Ludel's info in case someone wanted to refer to it...
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    California Free TJ Rubicon sliders and 4.0 crank

    I have a pair of stock Rubicon Sliders I don't need or want. They are free to whoever comes and gets them. I don't want to hassle with shipping so pick up only. I also have a 4.0 crank and stock camshaft (cam looks great but you'll need to check it) that are also free.
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    New guy with a TJ6

    I'm not one to let it sit so I added a little more while waiting for the push rod checker (should get it tomorrow). I had to get another plug for the head and luckily the local OReillys had it. I installed it along with a few parts that won't get in the way of the rocker work that needs to be...
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    New guy with a TJ6

    My plan hasn't worked yet. I like your idea.
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    New guy with a TJ6

    Question for everyone. I don't want to reuse the camshaft synchronizer from my donor. Since I haven't seen any Mopar replacements what does everyone suggest for a different manufacturer? The current one is Standard.
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    Which TJ owner are you?

    I wonder what category others would put your TJs in. It's one thing to categorize your own but what would others say? I'm sure there are some "JK wannabes" out here but would they say that? This might be a good poll
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    A/C compressor wont turn on

    I had a similar issue with mine where pressure never increased. The compressor would kick in just for a moment before kicking off. It was as though something was preventing the refrigerant from going into the system. I ended up taking it in to have it looked at. Turned out one of the lines...
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    New guy with a TJ6

    The documentation states 2.0 for intake and 1.55 for exhaust.
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    New guy with a TJ6

    Looking a bit more complete with the head on. One of the head bolts go into the water jacket so it needs sealant on it. I need to stop since the next step is to put on the roller rockers and measure for pushrod length. I need to buy pushrod checker and soak the roller rockers at least over...
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    New guy with a TJ6

    Installed the new lifters and used the comp cams lube that came with the cam. You have to use a magnet to drop them in. Painted the head and am getting ready to put it on. Below is another pick of the LS valve Russ put in them as well as opening up the chamber.
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    New guy with a TJ6

    I'm working on it for a bit today. I put the timing cover. The cover goes on loosely until the balancer goes on otherwise the seal in the timing cover will leak. You also need a good mating surface for the oil pan gasket. I didn't take any pictures of installing the oil pump and pickup but...
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    New guy with a TJ6

    Cam is in and timing has been set. I think I'm done for the day. I have a few things to get yetto finish the bottom end. I need the spacers for the girdle and I still need to buy a new oil pan. I might start working on the top end over the next couple of days but that depends on weekend plans...
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    New guy with a TJ6

    I need to get spacers under the girdle to clear the rods. This is a normal issue.
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    New guy with a TJ6

    Pistons are in. Rod cap clearance was .0015 to .002. I'm pretty happy with that. The ring gaps were within spec as were the gaps between the rings and the pistons.
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    New guy with a TJ6

    Crank runs super smooth. Time to assemble the pistons and rods. Notice the pistons aren't all the same. When installing them they need to match the valve orientation.
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    New guy with a TJ6

    Plastigage shows .002 to .0025 for the gap for all bearings. Time to pull the crank, install the main seal, then reinstall the crank with assembly lube.
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    New guy with a TJ6

    Installed the freeze plugs. Checking clearance on the main bearings using plastigage. The hammers prevent the crank from moving.
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    New guy with a TJ6

    Painting the block this morning after the initial cleaning. Once dry, I'll start working on the build.