Ok, been a while.
Didn't have any time the last 2 weekends to work on the Jeep between work and family things, but did get to work in it most of yesterday and a good part of today. I sat a goal for myself on what I wanted to have done by the end of this weekend.
Some shots of the chassis for the last time before I set the body back on for I hope the last time.
I ended up wrapping part of the exhaust on the driver side that passes very close under the transmission to try and cut down on transferring any more heat to the transmission.
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That was yesterday.
Today I put the body back on and finished hooking up the remaining electrical connections between the chassis and body. Installed the new gas pedal, transmission cooler lines and filled the oil and transmission fluid, going to hold off on coolant just in case...
Then I checked checked checked and rechecked all the fittings and connections that I could, crossed my fingers and........................
Cranked it over for a while with the fuel pump relay pulled to prelube the motor. Then shortly after that, well you'll see...
only let it run a few seconds a few times because of no coolant.
So, got this far today and decided to call that a win and close shop for the night..