Thread: 1973 Wagoneer - Full Size SHTF and camping goodness!

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    Great score!
    Dennis Garman
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    Quote Originally Posted by DGarman View Post
    Great score!
    X2!
    Great manifold. Will look good all dressed out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Comanche Scott View Post
    X2!
    Great manifold. Will look good all dressed out.
    This could beocme a very slippery slope.

    Well, i'm pulling the intake....might as well do the timing set.....well, timing cover is off.....

    fast forward a year and the engine is still in pieces in the garage and at the machine shops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Marneaus View Post
    This could beocme a very slippery slope.

    Well, i'm pulling the intake....might as well do the timing set.....well, timing cover is off.....

    fast forward a year and the engine is still in pieces in the garage and at the machine shops.
    That's my M.O.
    So, just swap the manifold and call it good.
    Or buy a spare engine, and build that one. Then just do the swap when you're ready.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Comanche Scott View Post
    Or buy a spare engine, and build that one. Then just do the swap when you're ready.
    thats kind of what I did last time. My engine had a bunch of bottom end noise "well, i just need a runner that i can use until i build my original engine"

    Went and picked up one from a 1987 grand wag with 155k on the odometer for $225. "This should work" and dropped it in the wag and put the original one on a stand.

    Flash forward 6 years and like 20,000 miles.....still running that one from the 87! Gave my other one to a scrapper when I left Vegas because I didn't feel like moving it.
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    I'm in the "Swap and call it good" camp too! I'm finding that a running Jeep is WAY more fun than a high performance Jeep that needs tinkering with or is in pieces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lumpskie View Post
    I'm in the "Swap and call it good" camp too! I'm finding that a running Jeep is WAY more fun than a high performance Jeep that needs tinkering with or is in pieces.
    Amen Brother!
    I pulled the front axle out of the Scout a year ago (literally), and still haven't made time to rebuild it...
    So sits the Scout.

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    Sooooo after I had to reach back out to MSD they’re telling me, literally in as few words ‘it’s your HEI’

    Apparently HEI’s put out a weak tach signal and that’s MAYBE what’s causing my issue.

    So I can run an MSD 6A type box...or something. We’ll see if I act on this. If I’m changing up my ignition and spending money I’m going to get t set up for timing control which I do not think is possible with a standard HEI distributor so that will need replacing as well.
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    Think you'll like the spark timing control. Should also be good for fuel mileage.

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    Just read through the thread. Seriously what a great jeep! Love all the work you've done to it. Very good mix of build and adventure pics. Looking forward to seeing more.

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