My 1974 Cherokee

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My 1974 Cherokee

Post by chuckmurray » Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:04 pm

Bought a 1974 Cherokee
- 304 with Holley Sniper EFI
- TH400
- BW1339
- Open Dana 44s

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1974 Cherokee S - EFI 304/TH400/QT/3.54 Dana 44s
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Re: My 1974 Cherokee

Post by Renodemona » Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:18 am

Looks good!
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1976 Cherokee w/t 'Susan' 401/TH400/QT(PT)
FiTech Go EFI, Edelbrock Performer intake
3" Rough Country Springs, HEI Dizzy
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1972 Wagoneer 'Meredith' 360/TH400/D20
Hamilton Fuel Injection
4" Alcan Springs, HEI Dizzy
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2018 Cherokee Trailhawk V6 'Sedna'


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Re: My 1974 Cherokee

Post by will e » Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:18 am

Welcome to the Group! It looks pretty clean and rust free. I like how they painted it.

Are you sure it's a 304? I think that would be odd. Are you familiar with AMC's and Jeeps? It's easy to tell if it is a 304/360 or 401
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Re: My 1974 Cherokee

Post by twisted frame » Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:32 pm

Looks very clean. Nice rig.
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Re: My 1974 Cherokee

Post by chuckmurray » Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:56 pm

will e wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:18 am
Welcome to the Group! It looks pretty clean and rust free. I like how they painted it.

Are you sure it's a 304? I think that would be odd. Are you familiar with AMC's and Jeeps? It's easy to tell if it is a 304/360 or 401
I know, right? I thought a 304 in 74 was wrong. Got on the ground and looked at the engine block marking, and it’s indeed a 304.
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Re: My 1974 Cherokee

Post by chuckmurray » Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:13 pm

My Cherokee's PO removed the original roof rack and installed a rhino rack that attaches to the gutters. About half of the holes in the roof have been covered in what looks like clear flex-tape. I never thought of doing such a thing (my tendency would be to fill with a body plug and seal with silicone).

So, as an experiment I bought the best reviewed clear tape I could find on Amazon and used it to cover the rest of the holes in the roof. Will keep an eye on it over the winter. Hopefully it works.
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Re: My 1974 Cherokee

Post by fulsizjeep » Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:06 am

Welcome to the madness. I looked at your blog thingy. Those SS rings lose tabs fairly easy. You made a good fix! The 304 was a fairly common engine in FSJs in 74. I have found a few at wrecking yards over the years. I have also found a couple 304 in 78 models. The Edelbrock SP2P 4bbl intake is a good add-on to wake them up. Is the EFI on the stock manifold? Good luck with your projects.
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Re: My 1974 Cherokee

Post by chuckmurray » Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:48 pm

fulsizjeep wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:06 am
Welcome to the madness. I looked at your blog thingy. Those SS rings lose tabs fairly easy. You made a good fix! The 304 was a fairly common engine in FSJs in 74. I have found a few at wrecking yards over the years. I have also found a couple 304 in 78 models. The Edelbrock SP2P 4bbl intake is a good add-on to wake them up. Is the EFI on the stock manifold? Good luck with your projects.
Thanks, my welds on those tabs weren't real pretty but at least it was a quick project (took longer to setup/tear down than to weld).

The PO actually put on an edelbrock manifold. The engine runs great.

I don't have huge plans right now, besides a whole pile of door/window seals and some tailgate work. Just wanting to drive and enjoy it, while shaking everything down. Wanting to get a couple gauges sorted out too.
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Re: My 1974 Cherokee

Post by chuckmurray » Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:57 pm

Couple pictures of interior currently

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Re: My 1974 Cherokee

Post by chuckmurray » Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:08 pm

Obligatory engine bay shots also.

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Re: My 1974 Cherokee

Post by chuckmurray » Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:41 pm

Picture of roof holes covered using clear gaffer tape that I found on Amazon.

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Re: My 1974 Cherokee

Post by Renodemona » Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:11 pm

That's interesting with the floor shifter, you can see it used to be column. I wonder if someone swapped some driveline stuff around at some point? Very pretty interior colors though.
"Wait, what's on fire!?"
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1976 Cherokee w/t 'Susan' 401/TH400/QT(PT)
FiTech Go EFI, Edelbrock Performer intake
3" Rough Country Springs, HEI Dizzy
-------------------------------------------------------------
1972 Wagoneer 'Meredith' 360/TH400/D20
Hamilton Fuel Injection
4" Alcan Springs, HEI Dizzy
-------------------------------------------------------------
2018 Cherokee Trailhawk V6 'Sedna'

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Re: My 1974 Cherokee

Post by chuckmurray » Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:35 pm

Renodemona wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:11 pm
That's interesting with the floor shifter, you can see it used to be column. I wonder if someone swapped some driveline stuff around at some point? Very pretty interior colors though.
Yeah, it’s got a Quick Silver B&M shifter, which I feel like is somewhat of an odd choice, but I think I like it.
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Re: My 1974 Cherokee

Post by chuckmurray » Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:19 pm

Had a blast replacing window seals, weatherstrip and glass channel today on the driver's side.

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Re: My 1974 Cherokee

Post by chuckmurray » Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:00 pm

Installed some new LED headlights. Looks pretty cool in the rain.

Happy Thanksgiving all!

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Re: My 1974 Cherokee

Post by fsj454 » Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:02 am

Nice Cherokee .Good Bones . You got my attention and Welcome Chuck to a J EEP tHING
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Re: My 1974 Cherokee

Post by letank » Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:11 pm

Welcome, nice looking chero, I used the 5 min marine epoxy, non-sag using punched out plug from electrical service box, and a few quarters when I ran out of plugs, from the inside , after removing the headliner... then smooth out the outside.

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Re: My 1974 Cherokee

Post by chuckmurray » Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:45 am

letank wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:11 pm
Welcome, nice looking chero, I used the 5 min marine epoxy, non-sag using punched out plug from electrical service box, and a few quarters when I ran out of plugs, from the inside , after removing the headliner... then smooth out the outside.

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Thanks for the tip. I’m going to want to get those roof holes addressed relatively soon, but am working door/window seals now.
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