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4 minutes ago, JMO413 said:

That looks awesome. Defiantly makes the air cleaner look nice! I will add that to my to do list.

Thanks! I felt that the air box was a little too black and needed more silver to it. I recommend doing it, quick and easy.

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that's a nice little touch right there.  :L: 

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On 2/18/2019 at 11:25 AM, Pete M said:

that's a nice little touch right there.  :L: 

 

19 hours ago, RangerDB said:

Very nice job, looking awesome.

Thank you.

 

Little update:

 

Since replacing the O-rings for the TBI I have noticed an increase in throttle response and the injector is not spraying all over the place now. Woo!..... broke the injector retainer screw which some of you may have seen.

 

Went to AMC salvage today, scored a whole cruise minus the speedo cables which I hope I can find new. Came out of an 84-86 Cherokee? I do not know but it had the GM deluxe trash can at one point. I may replace the wiper/cruise/turn signal lever if they are reproduced for cruise.

Also a plan B to fix my screw up braking that screw head, the yard had a used throttle body while I was there and so naturally I bought that, luckily it was not a fortune. Plan is to get the throttle body cleaned while I'm at work before a weekend install

 

After watching TFL's video on their MJ I may have gotten a little too inspired and I decided to take my front header apart and repaint the trim. I also restored my eight slot grill but that was before the videos existence.

 

Now some pics:

 

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Naturally I love it but who doesn't love what they do to their truck. Not seen very well in the picture but I did buff the headlight retainers to stand out better.

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Alrighty, after spending half the day swapping throttle bodies around I finally got it done. Could not do a whole swap and done, I had to swap the bowls around as the other throttle body had another open vacuum port and the one that came with my truck did not have such. So after installing the wrong gasket and discovering gas leak around the bowl, I removed  the body again and tightened the screws to the bowl and swapped in the right gasket and now she purrs. Still a tiny leak around the bowl but there's nothing I can do as no one seems to make a rebuild kit for the 2.5L TBI. I did find and buy the last two injector retainer kits from Chrysler so that is now all new.

 

Lesson learned, do not tighten those screws so damn tight!

 

Updates: while back I swapped in a drivers side remote mirror so now I have a dual remote set up finally, swapped throttle body and several months ago I sent off an RX-141 radio I found at AMC salvage to be repaired after my goof up and Jeremy just now finished restoring it! I think I will probably end up swapping in that radio. Also swapped valve cover with the new one I recently painted and got a 21 slot grill on. I'll get a pic of that later. 

 

Future: Cruise control, radio and hopefully a paint job.

 

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Thanks Pete for this sticker! RIP Don.

 

 

Edit: Just found a rebuild kit after some digging.

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Rebuilt throttle body yesterday. 

 

Recieved some drip moldings from Will and now Little Red does not look odd without the drivers side

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I did not know that the drip rail was so screwed up that getting this molding on was a pain in the butt! 

 

Cruise control is ready to go and will be a next weekend install along with a fuel line to replace a flare nut that is chewed up at the TB.

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