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Old 05-09-2017, 06:51 AM
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Trans-cooler kit is ordered. I went generic route through Summit, heavy duty. Hoping to install this weekend as well as dremel my firewall hole for the portal of "modern-ish technology". Pictures to come.
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Default more updates, few weekends prior to install of trans cooler...

Busy weekend for sure.
I found a M101 military trailer, locally, and correctly priced. Problem, I'm running out of space again and do not need to piss off the township again (or do I?)

Problem solved.
Sold the 1967 MGB I just picked up to my buddy, grabbed the m101 and put it in the garage spot where the MGB was.

Also brought Eleanor home from my buddy's pole barn (same guy who bought the MGB) now that the weather is nice. No pictures yet of the trailer, but it will be my next project after Eleanor's done (and will be used behind Eleanor for our many adventures to come.

With Eleanor home, I can do some late night summer wrenching from the comfort of my own home.
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Old 07-11-2017, 12:37 PM
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so now that Eleanor is home, and the M101 is tucked away in the garage, my intent is to take this weekend and tidy up my work space, utilize the trailer as a work bench for my wiring, and start making some progress. I ordered a Lisle 57780 Terminal Tool for Ford to assist in breaking down the donor wiring harness.
I know, I know, just cut it. Well my worry is that some of the wiring is short in spots, and since I don't know how much I need and where to connect certain things, simply playing it safe.
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Making slow progress. Took in an underling (minion?) who's headed off to diesel trade school in the fall. So he's helping/learning at the same time. Not that I'm a good teacher, just that it will definitely be something unique enough for him to enjoy learning on.

Working on lining up the fenders so the door's lines match up. Then there's the hood. MF! I don't know why I didn't chalk line where the bolts were before I removed it. I know better. But I digress.

Aftermarket trans cooler and lines are hooked up and routed. Need to cinch all those to the rail and the like.

Planning on finishing the cinching of trans lines this weekend and finishing the hood fitment. Next is the drop pitman arm install (when it gets here) so that I can steer this pig again without the use of a sledge hammer pound the sidewalls of my MTR's next time we move it. Pics to come when there is something "cool" to show.
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Default action shots of trans cooler install (sexy, right?)

Sexy stuff right here. Involves a butt plug for the rear line of the transmission (had to remove). I used a spark plug.
Installed the trans cooler in front of the radiator. Not much room to get my cow milkers in there. Good thing I acquired the protege. Skinny long arms and non-milk man hands helped out a lot.
With Eleanor home and working on her, much easier than to commute 20 minutes to my buddies, my youngest has also decided he will use the baja rack as his "fort" while dad works on the truck.









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I work on Eleanor at night, after little dude goes to bed. Weather here has kept me inside the last week (too damn cold).
On the plus side, I found a shop to do the wiring (locally at that). They will have an opening for me come march/april. My goal is to finish up the wiring before that time (I really want to complete it myself). But in the end, I just want it done so I can start driving it (after other stuff beyond the wiring).
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Anybody have experience with SORD Sky Manufacturing cross over steering kit?

Eleanor's D60 has the set up, was actually on there when I bought her with the D44. When I swapped over, I noticed the bar was pretty banged up, and now I have seemed to misplace the drop pit man arm.

So, I figured I might as well as upgrade. Any thoughts based on experience?

Here's the link to the product.

https://www.skysoffroaddesign.com/co...dana-60csk-001
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Im pretty sure I drove past your place a while back, saw this sitting outside covered in snow. On 104th ave.?
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That sounds about right.
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I haven't died, nor did the project. Nope, instead I have done numerous things to speed along the conversion process, as well as numerous things that are delaying the conversion process (a dual edged sword if you will).

Didn't help the conversion process #1 (but it did help clear my head)-->So, I bought a boat. first time boater. And living in Michigan, we get about 4 months maximum of decent boating weather. So I had some learning to do. And let me tell you what. Lesson #1--> sunscreen

Didn't help the conversion process #2 (but it helped initiate my 10 year into who was Smokey and the Bandit)--> I also bought a 76 firebird formula. Sorted out all it needs just in time to not to be able to sell cause cruising season is over. Live and learn.

Didn't help the conversion process #3 (but it may, as it is still a 7.3PS)--> The family of the kid I bought Lucipher off of (my 1996 CCLB) came to buy it back, so I bought a 2001 Excursion Limited 7.3 and tweaked that some to my liking

Helped the conversion process #1, because this is a MOFO package deal!!! --> finished up the m101 (my tow behind support trailer). Added a roof top tent, matching military tires to Eleanor, and some weatherproof long gun storage.

Helped the conversion process #2, because I will loose my MF'ing mind if I stare at wiring for too long (fyi, I still can't eat spaghetti without triggering some sort of PTSD)-->I did have the SORD cross-over steering kit put on. Mounted nicely, I have no idea of usability cause I still don't have her running yet.

Helped the conversion process #3, because in case you don't know by now, I am not an electrician, let alone a mechanic-->Finally bought the electrical and vacuum shop manual. Found one that wasn't being asked for it's weight in gold, so that worked out pretty nice.

Helped the conversion process #4, because I'm tired of tripping over miles of wire that resemble spaghetti (ahhhh!!!!)-->Cleared out all the remnants of this past summer's projects and small joys from my garage, so that I can start mapping and installing the semi-custom (custom, as in I touched it and modified it. lol) wiring harness.

Warning and full disclosure: I am armed with a multi-meter, a book written by engineers, a dream, and plenty of beer. Pictures to come of all the aforementioned shenanigans and the weekly updates associated with fall/winter/not boating weather...
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