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All 4 Wheelin'

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Yeah the indicators usually are on the inside pads because they wear out first but if you check out those Centric pads they are on the outer pads. Yes the indicator drags on the rotor when the pads get too worn but they also should be on the leading side of the pad not trailing because they make more noise that way.
Upper left corner of the picture is an outside pad and it has the indicator on it and that would need to be the drivers side pad. That way when the pad gets worn and the indicator hits the rotor it is pushed toward the pad not dragged away from it , that is the correct configuration .
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Was not aware of that configuration. I'll definitely change that. These are the pads @mrblaine sent with the disc conversion. Both outside pads have the indicators.
 

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Finally got my hard top off the ground with left over lumber.

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Was not aware of that configuration. I'll definitely change that. These are the pads @mrblaine sent with the disc conversion. Both outside pads have the indicators.

It won't hurt a thing the way you have them it's just that the rotor you have pictured is turning clockwise on the passenger side and as you can see the indicator is on the bottom and when it touches it will be dragged away from the pad and may or may not make much noise . Making a squealing noise is what it is intended to do , be sure to change both out side and in side as to have the two tabs lining up so they will slide right in.....I'm sure you know what I am talking about there.
Neat setup you configured there with the cable pushing the brake lever and I will be interested in knowing how well the end of the cable will hold up. I would keep an eye on it if I were you but my bet is it will be fine they are pretty tough and made to move around with the axle movement.
Cheers Will
 
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It won't hurt a thing the way you have them it's just that the rotor you have pictured is turning clockwise on the passenger side and as you can see the indicator is on the bottom and when it touches it will be dragged away from the pad and may or may not make much noise . Making a squealing noise is what it is intended to do , be sure to change both out side and in side as to have the two tabs lining up so they will slide right in.....I'm sure you know what I am talking about there.
Neat setup you configured there with the cable pushing the brake lever and I will be interested in knowing how well the end of the cable will hold up. I would keep an eye on it if I were you but my bet is it will be fine they are pretty tough and made to move around with the axle movement.
Cheers Will

The flip brackets take advantage of a neat little aspect of control cables. A control cable only works when the housing is constrained by a bracket or mount with enough strength to withstand the forces needed to actuate the function and produce the end result desired. That means if the housing end moves, the cable won't be able to do its job. You can invert that and lock down one end of the cable and let the housing do the work with exactly the same function.

Since the movement, friction level, forces, and angles are identical to the stock functions, there is zero detriment endured by either the housing, cable, or cable ends. The only difference is which one moves and we've not had a single reported failure of any aspect of the system with 1000's in use.
 
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View attachment 379509Weather was pretty good today so I rolled the chassis outside to go ahead and weld in the new motor mounts after finding out the engine hoist I borrowed from my buddy won't reach out far enough to lift the HEMI in the frame... So off to HF in the morning to pick up their 2 ton hoist that reaches out about 16-18 inches farther and a couple of inches higher.. As luck would have it, they are on Black Friday sale this weekend.
I'll have to figure out which motor mount goes on which side of the motor. The Advance Adapters instructions don't specify which side..that would be handy for them to spell that out for you since they will both bolt up on either side..
Would like to use a separate transmission cross member like what Nashville TJ used. Maybe he'll let me know what he used since I couldn't find where he got the kit he welded up for his in his build thread.

Man i haven’t seen a Sinclair sign in 50 years
 

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View attachment 379509Weather was pretty good today so I rolled the chassis outside to go ahead and weld in the new motor mounts after finding out the engine hoist I borrowed from my buddy won't reach out far enough to lift the HEMI in the frame... So off to HF in the morning to pick up their 2 ton hoist that reaches out about 16-18 inches farther and a couple of inches higher.. As luck would have it, they are on Black Friday sale this weekend.
I'll have to figure out which motor mount goes on which side of the motor. The Advance Adapters instructions don't specify which side..that would be handy for them to spell that out for you since they will both bolt up on either side..
Would like to use a separate transmission cross member like what Nashville TJ used. Maybe he'll let me know what he used since I couldn't find where he got the kit he welded up for his in his build thread.

The cross member was originally the Genright unit I used for from my old 4.0 - I modified it to fit the trans mount on the 545RFE. The detail is over on Jeep Forum where I detailed the build at the time. Post #1512. Here is the link:

https://www.jeepforum.com/threads/nashville-tjs-coilover-build.3838225/post-40016097

@Daubie3, you should really start you own build thread. It's a great way to keep track of your build, and a very good way to get instant help on questions like this as your build progresses. Things like this get lost in this thread. I for one would love to follow along.

Thanks for rubbing the bottle, @Apparition.

Jeff
 

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Man i haven’t seen a Sinclair sign in 50 years

It's supposed to be the real deal from days gone by. It does appear that it might be but I'm no expert on signage. It's a lot heavier than my "China" signs and has some aging on the back side. So who knows, picked it up at a local non automotive flea market pretty cheap.
When I was a kid the Sinclair station was the closet to our house (about a mile away) and that's the one I rode my bike to all the time to get a "bottle" Coke.
Oh those Yesterdays.... Didn't wear a helmet either...real rebel..🤪
 

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The cross member was originally the Genright unit I used for from my old 4.0 - I modified it to fit the trans mount on the 545RFE. The detail is over on Jeep Forum where I detailed the build at the time. Post #1512. Here is the link:

https://www.jeepforum.com/threads/nashville-tjs-coilover-build.3838225/post-40016097

@Daubie3, you should really start you own build thread. It's a great way to keep track of your build, and a very good way to get instant help on questions like this as your build progresses. Things like this get lost in this thread. I for one would love to follow along.

Thanks for rubbing the bottle, @Apparition.

Jeff

Jeff,
Thanks. I seen where you put it together on the previous link you sent me but didn't see where you had ordered it from.
I may do that, to be honest though just making a random post or replying to one is about the limit of my forum abilities. I've just never gotten real deep in any of them other than being that creepy stalker in the shadows..😳🤪

I will look into doing that and see if I can figure it out.. Definitely don't want to do something wrong on a forum lest be chastised, and I have very thin skin and tend to cry a lot.😋
Thanks for your input and replys

Dan
 

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Jeff,
Thanks. I seen where you put it together on the previous link you sent me but didn't see where you had ordered it from.
I may do that, to be honest though just making a random post or replying to one is about the limit of my forum abilities. I've just never gotten real deep in any of them other than being that creepy stalker in the shadows..😳🤪

I will look into doing that and see if I can figure it out.. Definitely don't want to do something wrong on a forum lest be chastised, and I have very thin skin and tend to cry a lot.😋
Thanks for your input and replys

Dan

Well, you can't be too much of a snowflake if you are running a Hemi...

(The LS guys are the real snowflakes)

:cool:

That post you made above is perfect thread detail - the only difference is posting it in a thread you have started. I enjoy doing it and trust me, you will get a lot of helpful input. I've learned a lot here.
 

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Well, you can't be too much of a snowflake if you are running a Hemi...

(The LS guys are the real snowflakes)

:cool:

That post you made above is perfect thread detail - the only difference is posting it in a thread you have started. I enjoy doing it and trust me, you will get a lot of helpful input. I've learned a lot here.

LS.....

As far as I know that stands for Lame Sissies..
 

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@Mrs.Apparition would love to see that. Old cemeteries are her thing.

Here’s two old Church ruins near Beaufort, SC. The smaller stone structure is The Chapel of Ease which survived the Revolutionary War & the Civil War, but burned in a forest fire in the 1880s. The larger brick structure is the Old Sheldon Church which was burned in the Revolutionary War, rebuilt & burned again in the Civil War. Both churches are maintained as parks & both have graveyards (graveyards are located on church grounds while cemeteries are free standing burial grounds not on church grounds). The Old Sheldon Church has some more recent graves do, evidently, family members can still be buried there. They also have an outdoor church service there every year.
Both of these old ruins are breathtaking!

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Here’s two old Church ruins near Beaufort, SC. The smaller stone structure is The Chapel of Ease which survived the Revolutionary War & the Civil War, but burned in a forest fire in the 1880s. The larger brick structure is the Old Sheldon Church which was burned in the Revolutionary War, rebuilt & burned again in the Civil War. Both churches are maintained as parks & both have graveyards (graveyards are located on church grounds while cemeteries are free standing burial grounds not on church grounds). The Old Sheldon Church has some more recent graves do, evidently, family members can still be buried there. They also have an outdoor church service there every year.
Both of these old ruins are breathtaking!

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Those are pretty neat. We spend a lot of time down in that area.

The Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah, GA is very interesting. Lots of oaks with spanish moss hanging everywhere.
 

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Here’s two old Church ruins near Beaufort, SC. The smaller stone structure is The Chapel of Ease which survived the Revolutionary War & the Civil War, but burned in a forest fire in the 1880s. The larger brick structure is the Old Sheldon Church which was burned in the Revolutionary War, rebuilt & burned again in the Civil War. Both churches are maintained as parks & both have graveyards (graveyards are located on church grounds while cemeteries are free standing burial grounds not on church grounds). The Old Sheldon Church has some more recent graves do, evidently, family members can still be buried there. They also have an outdoor church service there every year.
Both of these old ruins are breathtaking!

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Here’s two old Church ruins near Beaufort, SC. The smaller stone structure is The Chapel of Ease which survived the Revolutionary War & the Civil War, but burned in a forest fire in the 1880s. The larger brick structure is the Old Sheldon Church which was burned in the Revolutionary War, rebuilt & burned again in the Civil War. Both churches are maintained as parks & both have graveyards (graveyards are located on church grounds while cemeteries are free standing burial grounds not on church grounds). The Old Sheldon Church has some more recent graves do, evidently, family members can still be buried there. They also have an outdoor church service there every year.
Both of these old ruins are breathtaking!

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I love this!
 

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Wasted a whole bunch of time installing Amazon seat warmers.. What a disappointment.

It is an easy but time consuming install. Between getting the heating elements in place under the Bartacts, pulling the center console, running the wiring and mounting the switches it was a good few hours and once done.. they don't work. They are getting power to them and the led indicators light up for one out six settings, but they don't heat up. The relays don't click when powered but in one setting make an unusual buzzing sound. I disconnected them for fear of torching my TJ.

Worst part is the item is pulled from the Amazon store so I can't leave a negative review. By the time I allocate enough time to get it uninstalled it will be too late to get a refund. The seller is KBD Store.... Avoid them.

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Winding down Cinco d Andy, my 5 day birthday celebration that started with me sending everyone reminder texts, going to @Hog s because my wife said “do whatever you want” and then the pinnacle of Thursday being my birthday and Turkey day (coincidence?) and then got a winch line last night and wheeled today and got some walkie talkies because Allen’s impressed me, then tonight is the bash at my house- where people will say things like “Andy you can brighten a room just by leaving it “.....




Cleaned it up after todays festivities

The walkie talkies allowed Allen to spot me from his Jeep with things he said like “back up 6” and hit it harder and you will go over it “ when he really wanted to say “if you had stayed on the normal line we’d be at the house now meathead”

Check out his fairlead - holds the rope too-

Tammy has been so good to me with all the new parts lately- wonder if I should tell her?



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