'79 Cherokee Golden Eagle "tune up"

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'79 Cherokee Golden Eagle "tune up"

Postby CosmicRhino » Sun May 24, 2015 10:03 am

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Re: '79 Cherokee Golden Eagle "tune up"

Postby CosmicRhino » Sun May 24, 2015 10:15 am

revamping to do list
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Re: '79 Cherokee Golden Eagle "tune up"

Postby CosmicRhino » Sun May 24, 2015 10:29 am

Here's a picture of the new fuel system to be put in.

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What you see here is:

+21 Gallon Plastic Fuel Tank
+Fuel Sending Unit
+Fuel Pickup Tube
+25' roll of 5/16 steel tubing
+25' roll of 3/8 steel tubing
+New mechanical fuel pump
+New fuel filter

All of the old system was done with rubber hose. Yuck. That will be replaced with solid steel line. It's no wonder there's plenty of rust and sediment in the tank currently.

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Re: '79 Cherokee Golden Eagle "tune up"

Postby gixxerphil » Mon May 25, 2015 10:03 pm

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Re: '79 Cherokee Golden Eagle "tune up"

Postby Cataldo » Wed May 27, 2015 7:06 am

Looks like a bunch of fun!
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1988 Jeep Wrangler: 305 SBC, TBI, 700r4, NP231c with SYE, 9" w/ Detroit and 4.11:1, 5.25" of lift, 31's. Done up as a Jurassic Park Jeep (Her's)

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Re: '79 Cherokee Golden Eagle "tune up"

Postby CosmicRhino » Wed May 27, 2015 9:21 pm

Looks like a bunch of break downs to me!

Feels like it too. I can't count how many times these two have left me stranded, though most of those are the Mustang's fault.. Or my fault.. eh...
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Re: '79 Cherokee Golden Eagle "tune up"

Postby Cataldo » Thu May 28, 2015 10:01 am

I hear ya on that, that's why I have 3 vehicles. Always breaking something on one and on occasion two.
Jay

1975 Jeep Wagoneer: 350 SBC, TH400, Q/T, D44's 3.54:1's. Hell Creek 4" lift with BFG KO2 33x10.5s.

1988 Jeep Wrangler: 305 SBC, TBI, 700r4, NP231c with SYE, 9" w/ Detroit and 4.11:1, 5.25" of lift, 31's. Done up as a Jurassic Park Jeep (Her's)

1973 Chevy Camaro: Vortec 350, 200-4r, GM 8.5 3.23's. 12.4 @ 108mph.

1965 Ford Mustang: Aluminum Headed 347, c4, 3.00:1 gears, High 12's (Her's).



Looking for 1 good factory Kidney Bean Mag in Southern California for use as a matching spare

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Re: '79 Cherokee Golden Eagle "tune up"

Postby CosmicRhino » Thu May 28, 2015 1:54 pm

Reduced images in thread - album of headliner removal and roof images here http://imgur.com/a/NDXZd
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Re: '79 Cherokee Golden Eagle "tune up"

Postby CosmicRhino » Sat Oct 17, 2015 4:11 pm

Reduced images in thread. Link to lots of pictures of dual fuel tanks and plumbing prior to taking it out. http://imgur.com/a/87Z23
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Re: '79 Cherokee Golden Eagle "tune up"

Postby CosmicRhino » Sat Oct 17, 2015 4:42 pm

Here's the "custom" fuel line that was ran inside the driver wheel well :roll:

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Some general shots of the dual tank fuel plumbing madness**

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Re: '79 Cherokee Golden Eagle "tune up"

Postby CosmicRhino » Sat Oct 17, 2015 4:53 pm

Stock tank out

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Inside the stock tank, actually looks pretty clean besides the stuff I dropped in it. Still put the new plastic tank in though. Auxiliary tank could be dirtier, we'll see.

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Cleaned up

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filters everywhere! Fill/vent hoses all had to be replaced, dried stiff and cracked.

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Re: '79 Cherokee Golden Eagle "tune up"

Postby CosmicRhino » Sat Oct 17, 2015 5:07 pm

New fuel tank in

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Cut some rubber inner tube for padding on the bracket

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Had to grind the corner down off this bracket a bit to make it fit

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Everywhere else bolted in cleanly

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I found that the original stock steel fuel line was still in tact and not rusted, blew clean air through. I was able to reuse the portion that runs into the engine bay so that was convenient. Tossed the bad fuel pump, relocated the good electric fuel pump after cleaning it up, ran good pressure through. Still installed the new mechanical pump as well for an emergency back up!
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Re: '79 Cherokee Golden Eagle "tune up"

Postby CosmicRhino » Sat Oct 17, 2015 5:14 pm

During the process of installing the fuel tank I worked on cleaning up the haggard wiring. Bypassed the ammeter in the dash while troubleshooting the fuel gauge. Forgot to take pictures of having the gauge cluster out and working on that, oops. It was scorched where the ammeter connected in. Glad to have that taken care of.

One of the hot wires ran from the dash, through the floor to a fuel pump, and spliced out to run the brake lights. Craziness. So after cleaning that up I no longer have functional brake lights. I've purchased a new wiring harness from BJ's and fortunately AV4X4 has graciously agreed to install it for me. It will be nice to have the rats nest cleaned up.
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Re: '79 Cherokee Golden Eagle "tune up"

Postby CosmicRhino » Thu Nov 26, 2015 12:34 am

Winter is coming, and so are some new parts.

Here's what's on the list to be installed imminently:

+DUI Distributor and LiveWires
+Edelbrock Performer intake
+Summit Quadrajet w/ electric choke
+New exhaust manifolds
+Timing chain, distributor gear, water pump, thermostat, etc.
+Wiring harness
+New brake system

So the Jeep has made its way over to BigJ200's shop for some extra added expertise. If you've seen his build thread, you know good things are in store for this Golden Eagle.

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Re: '79 Cherokee Golden Eagle "tune up"

Postby CosmicRhino » Thu Nov 26, 2015 12:40 am

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Exciting wiring down underneath. Take note of the custom ejection seat switch protruding from the dash.

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Fire waiting to happen.

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What a dead alien looks like.
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Re: '79 Cherokee Golden Eagle "tune up"

Postby CosmicRhino » Thu Nov 26, 2015 12:43 am

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Engine bay cleaned up.

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Compared to before...

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Re: '79 Cherokee Golden Eagle "tune up"

Postby CosmicRhino » Thu Nov 26, 2015 12:45 am

... and after!

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Re: '79 Cherokee Golden Eagle "tune up"

Postby CosmicRhino » Thu Nov 26, 2015 12:52 am

Sandblasted and painted pulleys, new exhaust manifolds on, new power steering pump

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Re: '79 Cherokee Golden Eagle "tune up"

Postby 44bz » Thu Nov 26, 2015 1:01 am

Lookin good, I really like that Cherokee :)


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Re: '79 Cherokee Golden Eagle "tune up"

Postby Dusty » Thu Nov 26, 2015 10:31 am

Very cool!

Can hardly wait to see what you do next to your Cherokee. With BigJ200 helping you we expect big things! :geek:
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