Frankenstein Street Queen (a.k.a. SpeedBump)

Discussion in 'Build Threads' started by ckruzer, Sep 12, 2016.

  1. 4wheelsupply

    4wheelsupply Well-Known Member

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    I am actually in the process of getting new stickers designed. When I get them done I will make a post up on the boards for all customers to request a set.
    Thanks for the business!!!!
     
  2. ckruzer

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    Steering wheel installed yesterday during a few moments of leisure.

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    Slapped together a bracket for the mojave heater to mounter under the dash. And hopefully this will serve as a starting point for building the center console. I️ had hoped to get some epic advice from @mcutler for the console meld to the floor, but I️ guess he is anti PM lol


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  3. mcutler

    mcutler Well-Known Member

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    Sorry brother, been so slammed getting the manche ready, I've missed a few messages and posts. I've logged about 90 hours in the past 7 days (and ran my business) and I've got 3 shop days left to get done....

    Draw or send a picture (Google example) of what your trying to do, see if I can offer any advice!

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  4. ckruzer

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    Just yanking on your chain man. Haha. No worries! Thanks, I’ll hit you up sometime
     
  5. ckruzer

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    Mounted. Now need to find some fittings to help the hoses go through the firewall. And run the wires for the switch. Not a fan of the universal switch but it will have to do. One day in the future I’ll make a fancy face plate for it and rivet it in.

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  6. ckruzer

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    ordered some fittings and a bulkhead to finish up the heater install (for heater hoses). also picked up a thingy for the steam vent port to go into the upper radiator.

    Im also considering doing something different for these switches in the dash. as you can see i have factored for 12 switches. and i was wanting to do the novalty ottraw rocker switches (cut outs already made). but these are 15 to 20 bones a piece. 200$+ in switches is a hard pill to swallow. so i am considering cutting out a big square and using one of these on both sides or something. thoughts? using only one on one side seems right, but two seems goofy. Trying to think of how to make use of this p-side space if i only make the driver side the switch panel with this switch panel in the link (or using a similar product).

    https://www.amazon.com/DCFlat-Water...spons&keywords=4+position+rotary+switch&psc=1


    I had left space to the left of the CB radio slot under the grab bar for the handing the mic and what not. etc. and all my speakers are on the far sides (two each side). eventually heater vents will a part of the center console build. hmmm. dunno
     
  7. ckruzer

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    Wired the the mojave heater. Fan settings seem alright. It is loud though. Maybe when I build the console around it in the future it will be quiet. Dunno. Won’t be any louder than a v8 YJ without carpet. Lol.


    Half way through my ford e350 brake master swap. Figured out why my brakes where sucky. using the nelco MBM booster as it was that piston pin was way to far recessed to ever move that piston enough. I’m shocked I was able to stop as much as I did.


    Here is the screw I backed out all the way. Still not even flush with the face and it should be about an inch past the face to be just about touching the piston for max piston throw.

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    Here you can see the top showing the depth of the piston bore before the booster rod can even make contact and then start actuating the piston. The drill bit shows the nelco depth the stock screw at full unthread and brake pedal to the floor. You can see the depth of that throw was barely enough to even move the piston. The bottom is the machine screw I️ am replacing with to get about 3/8 more throw. Basically it will not be almost touching the bottom of the piston bore, that way as soon as I put my foot on the brake it will start moving that piston right away through its motions.


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    Screw with pedal to the floor.


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    Screw with pedal relaxed.

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    Compared to the original relaxed (barely flush)

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  8. ckruzer

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    Installed the e350 master. Had to Frankenstein the prop valve connections. Not sure how well they are connecting. Don’t see any leaks. May have to revisit that.

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  9. XJsavage

    XJsavage Warlock of Zante plantation

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    Dude, that looks awesome! Clear and detailed install tech is where it's at!
     
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  10. ckruzer

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    Haha thanks man
     
  11. Loganwayne

    Loganwayne #BTL

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    is that a hurricane strap from lowes?
     
  12. CasterTroy

    CasterTroy Motarded

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    I have a degree in engineering from a black university...so technically I can SAY "African Engineer" and not get shade...but that there is some innovative Nigerian Rigging if it IS :lol:
     
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  13. ckruzer

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    hahah. something more in the JF flavor....???


    haha i wish, it would have been cheaper? but isnt that galvinized? thats like 14g bar stock. I bought a couple years ago when doing the frame, and drilled those holes, was gunna make 90 degree brackets for installing rock lights all allong the frame rails. Never did it, so made use of it here. Figured the holes could give me a few extra tac points. lol.

    or are you referring to the prop valve bracket?
     
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  14. ckruzer

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    ordered some ptfe braided and the fittins to get me something better suited to the jossle from rocks, etc.
     
  15. ckruzer

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    Here is this thingy from Amz/eBay. Not sure what’s it for. Can’t remember who pointed it out to me lol. Anywho this will be my solution for the steam vent into the upper radiator hose. FYI, the Allen screw appears to have no function. Lol

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  16. mcutler

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    Mounting tab for a support bracket if needed.

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  17. Bhudgins

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    I believe they are used to add a temp gauge sending unit in the radiator hose at least that's what I have used them for

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  18. ckruzer

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    This time a year I always get sick. But never any other time of the year....

    I’m starting to suspect something is rigged...
     
  19. ckruzer

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    Bulkhead and an fittings arrived. Now time to get these heater hoses hooked up!

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  20. ckruzer

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    Well. Dipped into the Atlas fund jar quite a bit. Found a 4L60e for free and so took advantage of sales and ordered: Master Rebuild Kit, Alto HD Clutches (red) with molded rubber pistons, HD Wide 2/4 Band, HD Input and Reverse Sprag, Beast Sunshell, Hardened Pump Gears, Corvette Servo, Bushing Kit, New Shift Solenoids, EPC Solenoid, Transgo HD2 Shift Kit

    Now need to find a cheap np231c so can create a Chevy Jeep hybrid case using the hardened components I already have in this jeep 231.
     
  21. mcutler

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    That's the same bulkhead I purchased. I didn't feel that there was enough sealing surface on the -10AN thread side, there is physically no male 37° flare at all to seal against, I cut them off and welded -AN fitting on there. Let us know how that works out.

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  22. BUCKEYE PERFORMANCE INC.

    BUCKEYE PERFORMANCE INC. BUCKEYE PERFORMANCE INC.

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    The screw is for a ground wire so if you use an electric sender.

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  23. NC-V

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    Those bulkhead fittings aren't designed for the hose to go over the threads, they are designed for this style o-ring fitting with hose nipple (ignore the male threaded fitting pictured.) Like an A/C fitting. They can be purchased online at summit etc.
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  24. mcutler

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    I came to learn that later.

    The part description on jeg's store, was -10AN male to 5/8 hose bulkhead... so I ordered -10 female 37° flare hose ends, and jeg's pro flow hose, and silicone hose for the barb side to heater core. No where in the description did it say -AN o-ring - nor did the threaded end have an o-ring relief; maybe mine was missed in quality control. I had the weld bung already, so I made it work.

    The 45 push lock fitting he has appears too be just like what I used (but with pro hose) rather than push lock. (Not AN o-ring).

    Get this thing done, wheeling season is here...





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  25. ckruzer

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    Here is my unnecessary but I feel superior solution to the prop valve lines. Rather than expensive Wilwood ones I pieced these together.

    -3an ptfe brake rates lines, and then got the an to brake inverted males to go on the ends

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