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    Santas 71 EB

    This thread is going to be primarily about the latest work. Installation of a Holley sniper 2 barrel fuel injection kit. I will post some pics of where it sits now, and provide the current stats as well as some pics.

    Please be patient as I figure the site out on both mobile and my laptop. It will be slow to develop.

    Please feel free to ask questions as we move along, and I will try to answer as best I can.

    My assistants will be my wife and daughter. My daughter started work on this truck at about 5 years old helping me clean the axles to prep for paint the first time we built them. I'm hoping to find some of the early pictures to post in the thread. She is now 23. Its been a long journey. My wife inherited our project about 8 years ago when we got married and I moved it into her driveway.

    Hope you enjoy.

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      Stats:

      71 EB, wrecked a couple times. Bent the frame bad enough to cause silleyneck grief as he beat the crap out of it to bend it back into place to get the motor square in the frame again.

      I do not recommend putting the passenger front fender into a concrete abutment at about 30MPH as you are getting on the freeway in a spooled rig in the rain

      Since then it has been an almost trail only rig.

      Carbed 302(soon to be Holley Sniper 2bbl EFI)
      NP435
      Dana 20 twin sticked with detent balls removed(front digs)
      Klune-V goiliath(I think 2.77:1)
      Dana 44 4:88's ARB disks chromos
      Big Bearing 9", Tru-Hi 9, 4:88s ARB disks chromos
      3.5" suspension and 2 " body lift
      James duff long arm front
      Chicom Dual battery set up with Optima red top and Batteries and bulbs AGM second batttery.

      yada yada yada.





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        Subscribed.
        Looking forward to the carb/fuel injection tech.


        "With 27 eight-by-ten color glossy photographs with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one...."
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        '94 Ford Bronco/1ton TRE flip/6"lift/Sterling 10.25 dually axle/HMMWV tires/Bilstein shocks

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            Plan is to make a few little repairs that I have been neglecting. Fix some lighting gremlins that developed about 3 years after the re-wire, and then do a basic tune up, oil change, filter, hoses and fluids. Once that's complete we will start the FI install.

            This will not be a basic install as I am using the old style 23 gallon tank with no return, am going to maintain both main and aux tank. To do this I will be using a fuel accumulator and an electric tank switching valve. I have taken KISS and tossed it out the window. I'm fairly certain my kid is smarter than me at this point and I will be relying on her to make sure I don't fawk it all up to bad.

            If I'm being repetitive, it's the beer. so deal with it.

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              #7
              Wife and daughter started with changing the oil, draining the antifreeze and getting all the hoses off. Radiator and heater core.

              They also figured out I bought the wrong plugs. So we have to go back to NAPA tomorrow to exchange them. I should have checked when I picked them up. That's my bad. As soon as the kiddo pulled the first plug out of the box I knew it.

              They got most of the hoses reinstalled before I got done cooking dinner. Will finish tomorrow and pick up new plugs to finish out the tune up.

              We also figured out the wiring gremlins before I started the BBQ to cook dinner.

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                #8
                So today started with welding on another set of rear shock mounts. Kiddo did that.

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                  #9
                  Then we started to replace the old upper and lower steering shafts. They had some booty fab trail repairs. Removal did not go so well. Broke an Allen head socket off in one of the set screws. Broke 3 or 4 drill bits trying to drill them out. Out came the saw zall.

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                    #10
                    This is where we will start tomorrow. Instslling the new upper and lower shafts.

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                      #11
                      So today, we actually started the install. And as usual, plans have changed and it did not go as expected and we have more parts on order. On with the pics.

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                          We started by opening all the pretty boxes.

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                              #15
                              Cleaned things up a bit and painted some stuff, even some things I didnt want painted

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