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07-11-2019 12:30 AM
sleepsontoilet
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So what is next?
I was actually going to get out for a while and snag the foxbody I've always wanted. I just couldn't find anything clean that wasn't overpriced. Debra said she's always wanted a Jeep, so I snagged her a little yellow 2000 TJ with an auto. Plan to fix it up enough to wheel the park roads as she just wants to take her dog to the beach mostly. So far just a 1.25 body lift/motor mount lift and a Motobilt bumper. Plan to find something better than a 35 for the rear, but I can build a Fab9 for less than most jeep people seem to think a stock 44 is worth. Been researching the 8.8, just don't want to spend a fortune for a dog park Jeep. She likes the single seat, so I may just keep teaching her and spot her at the local werock comp for fun.
07-10-2019 08:04 AM
SweetPee So what is next?
07-10-2019 12:12 AM
sleepsontoilet I thought everyone already knew, and forgot to update this. I sold it locally back in April to Shawn Inman. He got it tuned, cut the back off and set it on 42s.



I then picked up the second Low Budget Pimpin chassis built and had to redo basically everything. Pic of Debra after her first waterfall.

04-06-2019 10:28 AM
Wildrat Link where I get the marine grade stuff: They have the shrink with adhesive and the sleeving I was on about. I think you will like the sleeving it makes very nice harnesses. Put shrink on either end and you have a very nice harness, not quite like an airplane but close enough. It gives the harness an abrasive resistant shield. Some has a high heat resistance also depending on the area you use it.

http://www.genuinedealz.com/
Amazon also has the sleeving.
this is a guitar cable I built using the sleeving. This sleeving came from Amazon. I've built all kinds of harnesses with this sleeving. Alarm system harnesses, audio, radio, etc. It just makes for a professional looking job.
04-06-2019 10:15 AM
Wildrat
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Originally Posted by johncanfield View Post
Just a year or two ago I became aware of heat shrink tubing with adhesive - sometimes referred to as "marine" heat shrink tubing. Good advice from Mark. I haven't used the liquid tape products so I'm not sure how robust that would be in the long run.

Yes, I like the marine heat shrink it's also thicker walled.
Don't forget about the heat shrinkable splices with adhesive. We used them on aircraft. Of course you may be be better off soldering the connections and using the marine heat shrink so you don't have a bigger lump in the harness than necessary.

i know a lot of people like using flame on shrink don't do this, just buy a cheap heat gun from HF.
04-06-2019 09:00 AM
johncanfield Just a year or two ago I became aware of heat shrink tubing with adhesive - sometimes referred to as "marine" heat shrink tubing. Good advice from Mark. I haven't used the liquid tape products so I'm not sure how robust that would be in the long run.
04-05-2019 08:43 PM
MxRubicon For electrical connections which I absolutely want to make sure are weather proof I coat the wires on liquid electrical tape before the shrink wrap, as a bonus the liquid tape absorbs vibration which could break the solder bond over time, pic for reference.
04-05-2019 04:58 PM
Wildrat
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Originally Posted by sleepsontoilet View Post
Got it put back together but due to a newb mistake I put the pump gears in backwards and smoked the pump. I grabbed a new pump and got everything back together and cut the engine harness in half trimming a panel. So now I'm on LT1swap looking at schematics to fix it. Hopefully it's "done" soon and I can enjoy it.



If you don't already know;make sure you use the heat shrinkable splices with the sealant so water or other muck does not get in and corrode everything. They also have them for coaxial type cable if there are any of those type of wires in the harness. They also sell the mesh fire retardant sleeve that's made for harnesses.
04-05-2019 03:55 PM
sleepsontoilet
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You need a dump truck tranny. LOL
Got it put back together but due to a newb mistake I put the pump gears in backwards and smoked the pump. I grabbed a new pump and got everything back together and cut the engine harness in half trimming a panel. So now I'm on LT1swap looking at schematics to fix it. Hopefully it's "done" soon and I can enjoy it.
03-20-2019 12:00 AM
Wildrat You need a dump truck tranny. LOL
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