So, I'll start another thread but I'll be swapping in a "runner" engine I got off KSL. It's worth the risk for what I'm paying vs losing momentum and having the Jeep down for a long time? If it isn't quite what I'm told, I'll get the old one rebuilt and sell the acquired one off for about what I have into it. Risk will be the time to swap and fluid costs. Who's everybody's favorite radiator shop? I should get a small leak fixed on my petcock while I don't have any coolant in it.
I do quite like this compressor (I seem to be having better luck than Dave did with his?) and it's in a good spot that's reasonably accessible. I need to find a clever spot for the hose to sit near the compressor but not get in the way of the seat belt. It airs up the 38" tires pretty respectably. I use it more for other vehicle tires than mine. I have used it a couple times to go from trail psi (12ish) to 28 psi for the street. It takes about 3-4 min per tire. Not bad for a 12v compressor and the 38" MTR
I should grab a few pics of that. I thought it would work out awesome but it is just butch. The links cleared in the garage but under trail use they've gotten bent up a little. I think they are still strong enough but they look pretty ugly. I think I want more swaybar but I'd need to change all my steering to make the swaybar adjustable and keep the links straight. While I'm swearing at the engine swap, I'll have to put some more thought into things up there
Here’s success. Still has some finish work to go but it’s pretty close to operating status. @ebryson will take it to school this week for an auto shop demonstration of setting timing and it should be good? I still need to wire up the heater fan and work out some ducting.