ForumsBasic TrainingOnline Maintenance ManualsThe M715 Zone Vin RegistryVPW's M715 Parts ListGalleriesLinks

Go Back   M715 Zone > General Tech > Modified Tech

Modified Tech Tech forums for Modified M715 series vehicles

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #161  
Old July 26th, 2019, 04:36 PM
plumas.placer.miner's Avatar
plumas.placer.miner plumas.placer.miner is offline
Private

 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Reno NV.
Posts: 205
plumas.placer.miner is a Soldier
Default Nice Truck

Looks great! It's going to be a powerhouse.

I wish I could weld like that...
__________________
Air Force '68 Kaiser Jeep M715
Reply With Quote
  #162  
Old July 27th, 2019, 06:26 AM
venominjected's Avatar
venominjected venominjected is offline
Corporal
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Green Bay, WI
Posts: 618
venominjected is a Soldier
Default

Keep at it.... your doing great work!
__________________
1967 M715, 6BT, ZFS542, NP205
Reply With Quote
  #163  
Old July 29th, 2019, 06:30 AM
Old_Red_Jeep's Avatar
Old_Red_Jeep Old_Red_Jeep is offline
Private
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Detroit, MI
Posts: 114
Old_Red_Jeep is a Soldier
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by plumas.placer.miner View Post
Looks great! It's going to be a powerhouse.

I wish I could weld like that...
Quote:
Originally Posted by venominjected View Post
Keep at it.... your doing great work!
Thanks all! The encouragement is is appreciated.

I wish I could weld like that too! haha. It's never a bad think to know a guy that can TIG.
__________________

@hayeselmotors
Reply With Quote
  #164  
Old July 30th, 2019, 04:41 PM
Old_Red_Jeep's Avatar
Old_Red_Jeep Old_Red_Jeep is offline
Private
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Detroit, MI
Posts: 114
Old_Red_Jeep is a Soldier
Default

Today I got my exhaust manifolds back from the ceramic coater's. They look pretty good! I went with silver since the two options they had on hand were black or silver and I wanted to try to dissipate heat a bit.



I also decided to go ahead and get the truck box I wanted. After I get it bolted down, I'll relocate the batteries to the box. This way they'll be out of the weather and out of my way. I think I'll turn the center console into a boom box of sorts. Head units on the top and speakers on the sides.



I tried to fiddle with the clutch pedal mounting but with the time I had today, it wasn't going to happen. So I decided to turn my attention to the steering. I had ordered hoses for a J10 and lucky me! They fit the box and the Ram's pump! I need to route the return hose in a bit of a funky direction to avoid the radiator but otherwise, it's looking good! I'm also putting a small cooler on the frame crossmember to cool the steering system. I've at least got one system mostly figured out!



__________________

@hayeselmotors
Reply With Quote
  #165  
Old July 30th, 2019, 08:40 PM
jhartings jhartings is offline
Private
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Katy, TX
Posts: 190
jhartings is a Soldier
Default

Thatís a tight fit!
Reply With Quote
  #166  
Old July 31st, 2019, 05:08 AM
Old_Red_Jeep's Avatar
Old_Red_Jeep Old_Red_Jeep is offline
Private
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Detroit, MI
Posts: 114
Old_Red_Jeep is a Soldier
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jhartings View Post
Thatís a tight fit!
But it fits! We angled the radiator away from the engine a bit as well. But I think anytime I want to work on the accessory drive, I may have to remove the radiator. I hope not, but it's a possibility.
__________________

@hayeselmotors
Reply With Quote
  #167  
Old August 2nd, 2019, 05:57 AM
Old_Red_Jeep's Avatar
Old_Red_Jeep Old_Red_Jeep is offline
Private
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Detroit, MI
Posts: 114
Old_Red_Jeep is a Soldier
Default

After fiddling with the radiator and power steering for a while, I realized that those hoses I was trying to use didn't have the right end (they are flared where they should be o-ring style). So while I'm waiting on my new hoses, I figured I'd start work on the clutch.

First thing was to figure out how to sneak in a master cylinder in a place there was never supposed to be one. Since I have a vacuum brake booster, it firewall space more of a premium.



I found a suitable location utilizing a hole that is unused in the clutch pedal mount. I needed to drill out all three holes and grind down the lip in the above picture. The idea is to put the master cylinder to the left of the pedal and relocate the bracket (or make a new one) to work with the new push-rod location.



Drilling the holes wasn't too bad and the master cylinder fits! Although, I got it a tad close to the fender liner. Oh well.







Now all that's left to do is shorten the push-rod and make some form of bracket on the pedal for the push-rod to mount to.
__________________

@hayeselmotors
Reply With Quote
  #168  
Old September 23rd, 2019, 06:40 PM
Old_Red_Jeep's Avatar
Old_Red_Jeep Old_Red_Jeep is offline
Private
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Detroit, MI
Posts: 114
Old_Red_Jeep is a Soldier
Default

ok, so long time no post. My primary driver (the 80 series land cruiser) blew it's head gasket and that combined with work took away from 715 wrenching time. I was finally able to dig back into it again tonight for a bit. I messed with the fuel tank mounting some more but I need some material before I can make any more progress... I notched the cross members where the new sending unit / pump sticks up but it's so tall that I still need to space the tank down 2". I'm definitely going to need to make one heck of a skid plate for it.
In the meantime, I was able to bolt down my storage box and fiddle with the wiring some more. I couldn't get my code reader to work the other day and determined that it wasn't getting power. So I rerouted some 12v power and now the computer can talk with my scanner!



It's throwing an evap purge solenoid code but that's not a big deal since it's no longer there. Now I just need to figure out what to do with the rest of the mess of wires... I'd love to get rid of that distribution block but I'm not sure I can. I might tuck it all up into the dash and strap it down out of the way.



While I was contemplating where to run the wires, I had my head in the footwell and pushed the pedals out of frustration. To my chagrin, it looks like when the clutch gets depressed, the firewall deflects... I should probably brace that soon. This project feels like the definition of "so close, but so far" right now...
__________________

@hayeselmotors
Reply With Quote
  #169  
Old September 25th, 2019, 06:39 AM
plumas.placer.miner's Avatar
plumas.placer.miner plumas.placer.miner is offline
Private

 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Reno NV.
Posts: 205
plumas.placer.miner is a Soldier
Default

Is your hood going to close with the radiator sticking up high like that?
__________________
Air Force '68 Kaiser Jeep M715
Reply With Quote
  #170  
Old September 25th, 2019, 08:50 AM
Old_Red_Jeep's Avatar
Old_Red_Jeep Old_Red_Jeep is offline
Private
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Detroit, MI
Posts: 114
Old_Red_Jeep is a Soldier
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by plumas.placer.miner View Post
Is your hood going to close with the radiator sticking up high like that?
It should. the final height is the same as the OE radiator. We test fit the hood earlier and it looked ok
__________________

@hayeselmotors
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:48 PM.

 

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
1998 - 2019


This site is owned and operated by:
M715 Zone, LLC
President: Jon Schmidt, User ID=brute4c
If you have any suggestions, comments, problems or questions, contact:  brute4c@m715zone.com

Use of this site means you understand and agree to our TERMS OF USE

Copyright Notice:
This web site is subject to the protection of the copyright laws of the United States and other countries. Except for Personal Use Only, you may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information obtained from any part of the M715 Zone website without the prior written permission of M715 Zone, LLC.

Written permission can only be obtained by contacting
brute4c@m715zone.com

Copyright 1998-2019