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    Default It lives!

    A little background: Last Thanksgiving, I went wheeling with my local club, and burned up my #4 piston.( '80 CJ w/258 CI ) Since then I have had the engine rebuilt, while it was in the shop, I installed 4:10 gears and Aussie lockers in each end, rebuilt the tranny, rebuilt and clocked the t-case,and picked up an MC2100 carb and adapter, and an HEI dizzy.

    I rebuilt the carb on Saturday.

    Well today I finally got to fire it up! I had the dizzy in, just eyeballed after finding TDC, then set the carb on, with the adjustments set from the rebuild.

    It cranked a bit to get the fuel up to the carb (also installed a new pump and sending unit/pick up) then she fired right up! Had to adjust the dizzy slightly, but she revs and idles great, the best part is it fires right off when restarting it. The HEI and MC2100 have to be the best upgrades for a 258 !!


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    Congrats brother. Good to hear.

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    Sounds like a beast

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    sweet now lets go blow it up again
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    Sweet. Always good to hear that engine fire up after it has been down for awhile

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    Quote Originally Posted by TexCJ7 View Post
    sweet now lets go blow it up again
    My wife says if I blow it up again, she's going to make a planter out of the Jeep! I sure will miss her if I blow this engine!


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    Those who stand in defiance of unconstitutional laws
    do so out of duty, honor, oath and love of country.


    "Certified Jeep Junky!"


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    hahahaha

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