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  1. Oddly enough Fort St John has 27 in stock. Prince George has 0.
  2. I have no idea how some people can get anything done when every square inch of their shop is covered in random junk and dirt.
  3. Latest video: There's some more work done, but lots of unfinished stuff so not really anything to jam together to make the next video or really even a post. I did track down an axle, but I need some other stuff to make everything work. I need a rear axle too and there's lots of debate on that.
  4. So, the picture/condensed version of what's in the next video. I wanted to go with polyurethane mounts because the guys running these things report they destroy their mounts all the time. Energy Suspension does not make an XJ tranny mount, and the other ones available are horribly expensive and really hard. So I used a TJ mount, which won't matter. Nothing is going where it normally would. TJ mount: I found that when I test fit everything and figured out where it should go that if I installed the trans crossmember backwards it all worked out perfectly with the TJ mount. Image to demonstrate the difference in the tranny crossmember: Test fit after moving a ton of $#!& so it would fit: Oil pan hit the steering and track bar. So I just removed them for now. It will be a huge problem: Another angle to show where the pitman arm is, and you can just imagine where the steering knuckle is on the other side... Yeah, straight through the oil pan is how it would have to go. Hacking the oil pan and lifting it is likely the best option. I looked at flipping the steering box around (astro box) or moving it forwards, but it really would just make for other goofy issues. The firewall needed some hammer work. This is still rough, I will smooth it later. This is so I can run the stock oil filter, which is massive and awesome. Lots of guys buy a relocation kit for a $#!&ty filter, and it doesn't make sense. After letting the weight off it the whole oil pan is actually sitting on the steering. This image didn't make it into the movie by accident, but let's just say the steering/oil pan problem is real and massive.
  5. Out of that I will show these two pictures and explain what my complaint is about the Doomsday adapter. Like I said, if you really care you can find the whole write up, that includes some info beyond what is in the video, on 4x4North. The first is the bolt (CS cap screw more properly I guess) that is a problem. Since it's UNDER the flywheel and threads into the oil pan, if you ever need to pull the oil pan you would not only have to split the transmission off the engine, but you would also need to pull the clutch, flywheel, and the crank adapter off. That's a LOT of work only because the one bolt is installed that way. The one on the other side is not there, as I'll show in the other picture. This is the oil pan on the other side: Here you cut that part of the pan off for the starter to clear. Plus you can see the unused lower holes (there is no bolts in them) which I will probably drill out and drill/tap the adapter for when I need to go in there, which is likely to happen fairly soon. Maybe helicoil them too since it's just 6061 aluminum.
  6. I'm not going to write out the adapter related tech here, it's in the video if anyone cares. Or you can find it on 4x4North in long form. Basically I broke down and bought the Doomsday one once he went into the actual production version. There is still some things I would change about it, and if I take it apart again (which I bet I will) I am going to drill/tap the adapter for the lower two oil pan bolts, drill out the threads in the pan, and install those bolts the "wrong" way and then omit the other bolt that's buried under the flywheel. Anywho, onto the more recent work. Video of bolting the adapter together with the transmission:
  7. I forgot to update this thread. Video about the adapters that are available:
  8. I didn't know they were selling those, likely because they're in the marine section that I rarely browse. I'll have to pick up a couple.
  9. I never understood the drinking age in the US. Anyways
  10. All I can think of when I read the title.
  11. Slider preferably. Shipping is prohibitive though, so I'll probably just buy one off Rockauto (they can ship cross border super cheap because of their account).
  12. If you can cut the rear windows out without breaking them, yeah, they're worth money. I need one actually.
  13. Not reading the article. The names were chosen out of RESPECT though. Similar to how you have the Apache, Iroquois, Comanche (that they unfortunately did not take to production), Chinook, Kiowa, Lakota, and etc helicopters, along with fixed wing aircraft such as the Dakota, Choctaw, Huron, Mohawk, etc.
  14. It's Canada. The sun ain't that hot.
  15. That doesn't seem like a good thing. I'm betting there's a nice charbroiled wire back there. I'd think heated rear window. If sized incorrectly it could get hot enough to burn, but not actually fuse.
  16. Given how cheap the repop MJ tanks are, and that MTS is now making the senders, the only justification for not going that route is if you're either doing a 97+ swap, or if you're insane. I'm in the second group.
  17. Buy an aftermarket track bar and bracket. Reusing the stock bracket is not worth doing. The stock setup works fine in a stock truck, but it does not hold up long term with larger tires and lift. As a FYI the new track bar you bought likely won't fit the bracket you have either. They changed the size of the taper of the TRE type joint in 91~ (or something) and almost all of the aftermarket ones do not fit the old style bracket without reaming it out with the correct taper reamer. Or maybe it was earlier than that. I don't remember, like I said it's not a good setup anyways. That Iron Rock track bar and bracket isn't a bad deal at $210. The comparable RE one (RE1660 and RE1665, since they sell it as two parts) is $260. Most of the steering upgrades sold for the XJ/MJ are hack and I would not recommend them. Depending how much if you have just going with the V8 ZJ/late model XJ parts and flipping the driver's side tie rod is an inexpensive and reliable option.
  18. DirtyComanche


    The Renix represents the pinnacle of simple EFI. It does everything it needs to, and nothing it doesn't. It's too bad we can't get into the ROM and play with things a little more.
  19. That's super frustrating that they weren't more forthcoming about what they intended with the position ahead of time. Have you made a Linkedin profile, or any for similar services? Some moron looking for an IT job in Florida made one and used my email by accident (I'm guessing we have similar names and he formatted it wrong) and I often get a bunch of emails from headhunters, so the service must work.
  20. Test came back negative, so I'm going back to work tomorrow. Our client has fully freaked out though, so I think they will cease operations after the weekend.
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