So the arrow still had “test lights” in. That is, 35w low on the driver side, and high on the passenger side, a 100w high on the driver side and a 55w low on the passenger side as if that’s not confusing enough. So now it’s running 55w low hids, and 100w Hella bulbs on highs. I had already installed high amp relays in anticipation of going hid.
It’s really hard to capture the cutoff on a fence on uneven ground.
The built gauge not matching was driving me nuts, and the wood grain just didn’t look right. So I got all matching gauges, and coated the dash with bed liner. I think it came out nice.
The gauges are; exhaust gas temperature, boost/vacuum, rpm, volts, and air fuel ratio. Some day I’ll address the actual dash pad.
The arrows dash was in need of some help. The digital gauges were to bright, the boost gauge read -14 no matter what.
I pulled it out and ordered some different gauges.
Now there is room for five gauges. The fifth hole is there, I just need to cut out the wood grain peel and stick cabinet lament.
I also replaced the radiator with an oem style copper/brass one.
Not much. Actually, not much, so the Comanche is drivetrain less, and the purple jeep is about to be, and the broke jeep is just, broke. In order to get the arrow out of the garage, something has to move. So the arrow snuck out carefully with the aid of a jack.
I’m running eight pounds of boost, on the stock 2L block, crank and rods, with new pistons, a non jet valve head, conquest cam, and Megasquirt throttle body injection. It runs well. The new radiator is on the way. Along with new gauges because the bright blue digital ones overtake the road at night.
The above was filmed with a potato for informational purposes.
So the 5.9L is coming together, and I’ve got the mounts ready to be installed in the mj chassis. I need to get rid of its old drivetrain so it’s out of my way.
But the engine is assembled, I need to change the transmission filter, but otherwise it’s ready to line up in the mj chassis.
With 50s and sunny, February is starting to feel like spring! But since this is Michigan, it could be winter tomorrow, so seize the day!
Got the arrow all aired out, so I could rearrange the garage so I have room to walk and tear open the 5.9L for the jeep.
That went pretty smooth. Until an intake manifold bolt broke off in the head. But whatever, I’ve got the technology to get that out.
Looks like the crank has been turned before. I didn’t get to checking the bore yet.
The fuel pump block off plate was fairly simple to make. It seems I misplaced, lost, or just gave away the one I think I had. Angie said I could probably make one, so that’s what I did.
I also cleaned up the trans pan so I can finally install the gasket.
On a jeep and an intake manifold.
The front axle is going to be swapped into the black jeep, and the black jeeps will be Frankenstein monstered with the 5.9s. While the motors get pulled the axle removal seemed easy.
The fuel rail and intake manifold are coming together quite swimmingly.
The intake is getting closer to done. Today I worked on the fuel rail a little.