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About CapitalCityPioneer

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  1. If you do, make sure it isn't a regret! That's a beautiful build you got going, can't wait to see your course of action for the look
  2. Wow those sliders are super clean! Love how it steps out a little at the back to give you a foothold for climbing up the bed! Those cuts on the piping are just
  3. More pictures of the exhaust fit, the last post said I reached size limit! And, with all that put back together, I got it all bolted back up just as light was being lost for the day. Felt very successful and optimistic. Need to pick up some bolts/nuts for my exhaust flange between the header/downpipe, and I'm hoping that all of this will be my solvent for starting issues! I will try to get a camera setup to record the next time that I try to get the engine to turn over and stay running! Its super exciting to watch it fire and smell the sweet sweet vi
  4. Before exhaust things (I know I know, such a tease.) I also swapped out all my fuel injector orings. A few of them were leaking, and a mechanic friend advised I swap them out because they may be leaking. So I did, used some good ol' vaseline to make sure they slid in properly, and rocked and rolled. No more leaking. But look at some of these! They were nearly rock hard, was certainly a challenge getting them off. Now onto exhaust things! So after talking to more mechanic friends, it was decided that another reason for my rough start--->run for about 20-30 secs--->di
  5. So, I got my new harness extender from KSuspension for my viper coil pack, its real nice quality and fits the role flawlessly. It is rubbered/hopefully waterproof. They sell the entire swap for about $125 (pack,mount,harness), so I assume the rest is just as nice quality. So I "permanently" mounted it. Here's another picture because I'm so proud of my fabbed mount! You can see the harness. Along with the harness came my huge pack of hose clamps. They're the full wrap kind, not the ones with the slots. I got a 30pack of assorted sizes for $9 off Amazon (big mistake, long long shippi
  6. Nice! Looks like it fits pretty nicely, good score!
  7. Thank you WesD, means a lot haha. It's been a journey for sure. I have had many moments of just sitting for hours and hours googling for weeks on end trying to solve a problem. But its slowly all come together. I can definitively say that I think if I were to 97+ swap another Comanche/Cherokee, I would NOT use a 2000-01 Cherokee. The amount of stuff changed for little to no reason, with little to no information available anywhere is just extremely frustrating. The amount of build threads I've read on 97+ swaps that just haven't had the answers I need is astounding, simply because the 97-99 don
  8. I do not have the fuel pump resistor in the mix, actually. I saw it on a Cherokee that Vakarian and I bought (for a wicked future build), and just had no clue what it went to because nothing was connected to it! Saw it on the Comanche Facebook group a few weeks back, and it clicked in my head. I noticed in my last week of test starting bit by bit that the fuel pump is indeed very loud, so I may be sourcing one in the future if it bothers me that much. I assume over the engine and exhaust, I won't hear it at all . Is it necessary to the performance or longevity of the fuel pump?
  9. Excuse the terrible picture, but this was when I first did all the front grill building/wiring. was super excited, and it was dark. Enjoy! It looked super alive
  10. New battery and wiring. New Dodge Viper coil pack, and my mount I made for it from angle aluminum. Fits perfectly, looks great, and weighs nothing! Its also a great platform to be able to build off of should I ever need to. I used the stock bolts that held the OEM Jeep coil rail on. I am incredible happy with how it turned out. It looks amazing. It also makes troubleshooting/maintenance/possible upgrades in the future 100% easier than the OEM Jeep coil rail. If you haven't gathered, I highly suggest doing this. The wires and Viper coil pack ran me less than $5
  11. I finally put the entire front end back together. Including radiator, hoses, etc. The moment we've all been waiting for. I tried starting it for the first time I was super hyped, I Facebook lived it. No luck. Turned out the battery was super dead. Trying to jump it, starter just mad man clicking. So I swapped the battery. I replaced my terminals which were destroyed, and had to extend the wires because the new battery was backwards for the truck (I got it for free, bear with me!). I was hyped to try again! Facebook lived again, and now the starter was turning, but
  12. In my usual fashion of scrolling Facebook Marketplace and Craigslist all day, I found a great deal on a new header and gasket. Funny story came out of that, apparently he was looking at this Comanche on Marketplace also! Small world . Luckily, I got to it first (sorry man if you come across this thread! Loved your XJ, hope that exoskeleton got installed and all that, it looked dope!). What's kind of neat, he showed me a little dent on the 6th exhaust port tube. I said I think its on purpose from whomever he had bought it from. In my favorite YouTube video I tagged further up in this threa
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