82 UK Spec Laredo Scrambler Build No 2

Randyzzz

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After many hours of fine tuning Lokar shifters, I found that having the lever on the shifter between 4:00 and 5:00 makes the shifting a lot smoother. And if getting the gear position adjusted perfectly for each gear is giving you fits, the Lokar adjustable arm makes all the difference in the world. I’ll post a pic of my last shifter install on Red- granted it’s a Lokar knock-off on a 4l80e, but you can see the angles.

I also upgraded to 5/16 rod ends and rod. Stiffened it up nicely.

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And yes, I did end up replacing it with a Winters shifter.
 
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After many hours of fine tuning Lokar shifters, I found that having the lever on the shifter between 4:00 and 5:00 makes the shifting a lot smoother. And if getting the gear position adjusted perfectly for each gear is giving you fits, the Lokar adjustable arm makes all the difference in the world. I’ll post a pic of my last shifter install on Red- granted it’s a Lokar knock-off on a 4l80e, but you can see the angles.

I also upgraded to 5/16 rod ends and rod. Stiffened it up nicely.

And yes, I did end up replacing it with a Winters shifter.
No issues with gear selection It does all select okay and selects every gear fine just seems a bit stiff, maybe its just newness :)
I looked up the Winters when you mentioned it in your build but i wanted something that looked more retro something only a Jeep owner would know is not original and i have no real need to shift gear quickly i am getting too lazy for that anyway hence the auto.....
But I can see why the push button thing annoyed you now that i have one, sure i will get used to it as this will be a road going toy so shouldnt need much in the way of manual input anyway.

Dont know what you did but i totally ignored the instructions about setting up the neutral switch, found it far easier just to get a multimeter and adjust the switch using that to tell you when its on and off seemed hard work to do it the way Lokar wanted.

I do need to have a final play but also need to sit the body back on to see where it all actually lands as it may need moving yet and i can then maybe fit a larger rod then as that does seem a good idea, 5/16 will be about 8mm in my money which would make more sense.
 

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No issues with gear selection It does all select okay and selects every gear fine just seems a bit stiff, maybe its just newness :)
I looked up the Winters when you mentioned it in your build but i wanted something that looked more retro something only a Jeep owner would know is not original and i have no real need to shift gear quickly i am getting too lazy for that anyway hence the auto.....
But I can see why the push button thing annoyed you now that i have one, sure i will get used to it as this will be a road going toy so shouldnt need much in the way of manual input anyway.

Dont know what you did but i totally ignored the instructions about setting up the neutral switch, found it far easier just to get a multimeter and adjust the switch using that to tell you when its on and off seemed hard work to do it the way Lokar wanted.

I do need to have a final play but also need to sit the body back on to see where it all actually lands as it may need moving yet and i can then maybe fit a larger rod then as that does seem a good idea, 5/16 will be about 8mm in my money which would make more sense.
Lokar does make a shift knob adapter so you push down the whole knob instead of a button.
 
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Halifax
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Well to find out what horrors were lurking under the paint i sent the bodytub to be slow cooked, lightly blasted and a bit of weld through primer thrown on top.
As expected it now looks like i have a ton of work ahead of me!.

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Halifax
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UK
I see a relationship with Classic Enterprises developing in your future :)

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Maybe now Lamonte has sold up as he really,really,really didn't want to know last time around that i wanted panels.
No idea why either its the same packaging required for Fed-Ex to send it 2 miles as it is for 2500 miles,
Yeah it may well be 8 years ago now, but i haven't forgotten about it yet! :D
 
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Halifax
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Mid week wiring this time, everything is tagged and i just need to organise a relay and fusebox for this lot and it can get sat in place.
Thinking a seperate fuse box and relays purely for the GM stuff sat in the engine bay and keep the AMC stuff as it was originally as much as possible.
New cables are for the 4wd switch and handbrake switch so i dont need to run another completely seperate loom down there like AMC did originally plus a spare or two just in case!..
Just need to try and install it back from where it came from which could be fun!.

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Randyzzz

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You and I were doing the same thing this week. I decided to run a separate fuse/relay center under the hood to handle the engine controls and also the headlamp relays. Most new vehicles have dual fuse panels already.
 
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Loom is back in and as i am giddy to make sure this thing will run and has no issues before i start on body work i have created a Frankenstein style wiring system to hopefully temporarily fire it up.
Just the one major important ingredient missing which is the fuel and as all my Jerry cans are at home and Jeep is at workshop it will annoyingly have to wait for another day. :(

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