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  • NICE, you went with megasquirt! Awesome, Greate choice. I built one of the early controllers and used it for my senior project where I created some tuning software with a configurable dashboard displaying selected parameters on the screen. Was a ton of fun to play with one of their controllers. The new ones are so much more powerful than the older ones and are very reasonably priced compared to some other systems out there. Can't wait to hear this thing running with an MS3!!

    Are you taking advantage of its capabilities and running individual ignition coils, knock sensing..........
    and anything else interesting?
    Pete
    CJ 5.75

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    • Pete, thanks. I went Megasquirt because it supports / interacts with the stock OBD 1 Jeep sensors. I hear this ms3 Pro is a whole new level for them. Almost went with Haltech, because that's the brand my neighbor Sean uses. I think this will work out great, it's just going to be one heck of a learning curve. :-)

      Funny you ask, I did order a 6 output coil pack with this. I figure I can get any popular knock sensor and install that, as well. Just have to get it all wired first! :p

      [cell post]
      'Tall' Peter -- Former NJ Resident
      1962 CJ-5 ~ 1984 CJ-7 ~ 2008 JKUR ~ R/C Toys

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      • The wires the wires going to be so many wires...!

        Very nice Peter right on track now.. Can't wait to go wheeling with ya

        Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
        Chris


        2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee
        5.7 hemi
        Quadra drive 2

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        • Nice that'll be a good upgrade and it'll keep it clean looking too.
          Dan M.
          Former President, Secretary, Treasurer
          48 days on trail in 2012!
          '85 CJ7 - 4.0L,T-18,4.10s,Locked F&R,35s,Caged,Winch
          '68 Kaiser Jeep M715 body transplant on '90 Dodge W350 in progress

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          • Thanks guys.

            Yeah, I am NOT looking forward to wiring this thing in. Let's not even talk about tuning it. :eek:

            Well,the brakes issue was an easy fix. The issue was that if I pulled on the hand brakes with the foot pedal pushed down, the pressure would not release and the brakes would be locked up. The only way to free them was to crack a bleeder screw. I had changed a setting when I disassembled it and a quick call to CNC gave me the info I needed to fix it quickly and easily. It was a simple matter of loosening the set screw and backing out the threaded collar a full turn. Not a drop of brake fluid spilled! :thumbup:

            Then it was time to start fitting some sheet metal. Here it is with everything just slapped in place. I had to do some minor rough trimming on the fender to get it to this place.
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            As it turns out, for whatever reason, the Grill has to be dropped an inch and a half or so between the frame rails. That required some trimming. The other issue is the steering box is now well up into the radiator / grill. More trimming... :banghead:

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            The front body mount had to come off. It was too high and will get in the way of the winch mount. Some sort of body mount is going to be incorporated into the winch mount.

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            Getting there
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            'Tall' Peter -- Former NJ Resident
            1962 CJ-5 ~ 1984 CJ-7 ~ 2008 JKUR ~ R/C Toys

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            • Looking good!
              Chris


              2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee
              5.7 hemi
              Quadra drive 2

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              • Real nice. Can't wait to hear it running

                Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 2
                ALEX ORTIZ

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                • Tvh tvh tvh tvh!
                  Chris


                  2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee
                  5.7 hemi
                  Quadra drive 2

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                  • Dang that's a bunch of trimming. Didn't realize the tub sat that much lower.
                    Dan M.
                    Former President, Secretary, Treasurer
                    48 days on trail in 2012!
                    '85 CJ7 - 4.0L,T-18,4.10s,Locked F&R,35s,Caged,Winch
                    '68 Kaiser Jeep M715 body transplant on '90 Dodge W350 in progress

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                    • Thanks guys!

                      Originally posted by warthog_cj7 View Post
                      Dang that's a bunch of trimming. Didn't realize the tub sat that much lower.
                      Yeah, i was surprised. Not sure where it all happened.

                      Yesterday and today were all about the steering. First up, it was time to get serious about keepjng the fluid cool. Anyone have a suggestion on where to mount the temp sensor? I am thinking on the 'box, right by or on the output line fitting.
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                      I had to clock the 'box down about 20. This, of course, doenvt work with the factory mount. It came to me that it might take a simple mod to rectify. It worked. Unmolested OEM mount is on the left.
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                      Yeah, it is touching. Clocked it as far as i could, off of the upper front bolt.
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                      Then it was the steering brace. I had milled & drilled these tabs a few years ago. The brace bolts here.
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                      The MS3Pro came in today. Intercooler plumbing ("piping") should be here next week.
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                      'Tall' Peter -- Former NJ Resident
                      1962 CJ-5 ~ 1984 CJ-7 ~ 2008 JKUR ~ R/C Toys

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                      • If the box is touching are you concerned about when the frame twists, not putting extra undue stress on the box? I was surprised how much the frame twists when pushing it. Granted that's close to a joint, but get the right amount of pressure, what's gonna give? hopefully the tube will dimple
                        Dan M.
                        Former President, Secretary, Treasurer
                        48 days on trail in 2012!
                        '85 CJ7 - 4.0L,T-18,4.10s,Locked F&R,35s,Caged,Winch
                        '68 Kaiser Jeep M715 body transplant on '90 Dodge W350 in progress

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                        • Originally posted by warthog_cj7 View Post
                          ... the box is touching are you concerned about when the frame twists, not putting extra undue stress on the box? ...
                          Not concerned with it. Time will tell. :-)

                          Got the skid in and the winch mounted.

                          I mulled over this winch mount for more time then I like. I wanted to sit lower but that meant either grafting it into the front crossmember or cutting into the grill. Neither was an option I was happy with. I think this mount will be strong enough, just not crazy how it came out. It is 1 1/2 inch 0.125 wall DOM & 5/16 plate.

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                          'Tall' Peter -- Former NJ Resident
                          1962 CJ-5 ~ 1984 CJ-7 ~ 2008 JKUR ~ R/C Toys

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                          • Interesting mount design.
                            Also curious to see if there is any flex in the tube under hard pull, not sayin will happen, just would be really curious to see.
                            Dan M.
                            Former President, Secretary, Treasurer
                            48 days on trail in 2012!
                            '85 CJ7 - 4.0L,T-18,4.10s,Locked F&R,35s,Caged,Winch
                            '68 Kaiser Jeep M715 body transplant on '90 Dodge W350 in progress

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                            • Originally posted by warthog_cj7 View Post
                              Interesting mount design.
                              Also curious to see if there is any flex in the tube under hard pull, not sayin will happen, just would be really curious to see.
                              Thanks Dan. I'm curious myself. A cool byproduct of all the welding on the top side of the tube; it created a bit of pre load ( the tube bends down and away from the winch). That means the load will have to pull through the preload first; whatever that's worth. :cool:

                              [cell post]
                              'Tall' Peter -- Former NJ Resident
                              1962 CJ-5 ~ 1984 CJ-7 ~ 2008 JKUR ~ R/C Toys

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                              • so that means that you will include a protractor as part of your winch kit?

                                is that body mount bracket under the winch mount welded to the winch mount? I can't tell from the angles. If it is, wouldn't that stop any deflection?
                                Larry Anderson - Just a quiet, little trail rig.

                                NJJC Treasurer

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